This project/tutorial has been on my need-to-blog list for way too long, but starting the new year (and getting a pretty new blog planner) has finally motivated me to get it done! Last summer I transformed this antique armoire in our entryway from the original rustic wood finish to a soft, dusty white, and I’ve had a ton of questions on how I got this look. So I thought I’d put together a whitewashing tutorial for you guys and show you how I did it! I’ve painted quite a few pieces of furniture in our house, and this technique is one of my very favorites because it tones down the color of the wood but still allows the gorgeous wood grain to show through the paint. And it’s really easy to do!
Hi, sweet friends! I'll admit it was a little depressing at first when all the Christmas decor came down and was packed away for the year. Part of me loves the clean, uncluttered blank slate, and the other part of me misses the coziness and light and warmth. The lights on the tree and wreaths in all the windows and presents waiting to be opened and cookies baking in the oven... it's pretty hard to top that feeling, especially once the dreary, … [Continue reading...]
And so another year begins on this little blog of mine... It would be completely cliche to say something like, "this year has been full of ups and downs", but quite frankly it has. At the beginning of last year, I was finally able to afford a complete renovation of our old farmhouse kitchen, and I'm still amazed at the before and after photos every time I look at them. And then in the midst of the renovation chaos, I wrote my very first book, … [Continue reading...]
Christmas is now just around the corner, and today I get to share with you one of my favorite posts of the whole year. Over the last month or so I've given you a tour of what our little farmhouse looks like all decorated for Christmas during the day, but we all know that the true magic of the holidays happens at night when it's all dark in the house except for the glow of Christmas lights on the tree. It's beautiful and calm and peaceful and … [Continue reading...]
Sponsored by Gordmans // I have a special treat for you today, my friends! I know that I post a lot more home stuff than I do recipes here anymore, but I couldn't let this holiday season go by without sharing these buttery, delicious, melt-in-your-mouth Snowball Cookies with you! … [Continue reading...]
It was two summers ago when I first got the email from a wonderful publishing company asking if I would be interested in writing a book. I think I read and reread that email forty times just to make sure they didn't accidentally send it to me by mistake. I've always been open to the possibility of taking my ideas beyond this little blog, but did I have what it takes to become an author? I had no idea. Fast forward a few months to October, and … [Continue reading...]