DIY Wood Box Centerpiece

As soon as we finished building our massive farmhouse dining table, I knew that we would need some kind of centerpiece to cozy up the space. I didn’t want anything too big that would clutter the whole table, but something that would fit in with our farmhouse vibe and allow me to display some pretty seasonal flowers or other decorative items whenever the mood strikes.

This rustic Wood Box Centerpiece is perfect for displaying flowers and other decorative items on your table. Get the easy step-by-step tutorial for making your own box at LoveGrowsWild.com

I thought about doing some kind of lazy susan or a shallow basket at first, but I ended up going with a simple wood box because a) it’s super versatile and can be used in all kinds of different ways and b) it was really easy to make!

I built the long, narrow box out of 1 x 6 boards and gave it a rustic, distressed look with a combination of stain, chalk paint, and some “old” drawer pulls. [Read more…]

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One Pot Mexican Chicken and Couscous

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One Pot Mexican Chicken and Couscous

Try this tasty one-pot meal next time you’re in the mood for Mexican! Cheesy, flavorful couscous, seasoned chicken, and all your favorite toppings!

Try this tasty one-pot meal next time you're in the mood for Mexican! Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.com

I am a cooking show junkie. If I didn’t have any kids or responsibilities, I could lay around in my pajamas all day, sipping on coffee and watching foodie shows. Granted, I’d probably be about 100 pounds heavier because drooling over all that food makes a girl HUNGRY, but it would be fun for a little while anyway. [Read more…]

Envelope Pillow Cover Tutorial

With all the changes we’ve made in our living room recently, I was dying to get some new pillows on our couches. I wanted something that would be casual and cozy, because let’s face it… 99% of the time my kids have all the pillows thrown on the floor anyway, so nothing frilly or fancy was going to work in here. I looked into a couple different fabric options, but ended up going with the least expensive thing I could find… drop cloth!

Those canvas drop cloths you find at the hardware store for painting are PERFECT for creating neutral, casual pillows, and they are so darn cheap, you could afford to make hundreds of pillows if you wanted. They come in different sizes, but the one I bought was 9’x12′ and cost me barely $15. That’s a lot of fabric to work with! I definitely recommend running the drop cloth through the washer and dryer once before you do anything with it. This will soften up the canvas and get rid of any wrinkles or stiffness.

Learn how to make inexpensive pillow covers from a drop cloth! Adds instant comfort and coziness to any room. Details at LoveGrowsWild.com

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Styledx3 – Decorating with Air Plants

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Styledx3 – Decorating with Air Plants

Sometimes blogging can get a little lonely. Most days I feel truly blessed to be able to do what I do (working from bed while still in my pajamas… heck yeah!), but sometimes I start to feel a little isolated. I work from home, have no co-workers (unless you count the 3 amigos I live with), and the only interaction I have with other humans is through a computer. Since starting Love Grows Wild almost 3 years ago now, I’ve become good friends with some of my fellow bloggers, and I am SO grateful for those friendships. They understand the joys and stresses that come with blogging and help maintain my sanity!

I met Stacy at a conference last year and even with just the short conversation we were able to have, I felt an instant connection to her. She recently invited me to join her new Styledx3 series where 3 bloggers are each sent the same decorative accessory and share how they styled it in their own homes. One accessory… styled 3 ways!
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Stacy, Jen, and I each received a hanging air plant to decorate with…

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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Thinly sliced potatoes and diced ham smothered in a creamy, super cheesy sauce and baked to perfection! This recipe is perfect for using up that leftover ham from the holidays and makes a delicious, hearty side item OR a comforting main dish.

Thinly sliced potatoes and diced ham smothered in a creamy, super cheesy sauce and baked to perfection! Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.com

How was your Easter? Did you eat lots of good food? Go on any Easter egg hunts? I’m pretty sure I ate my weight in Reese’s eggs this weekend… yikes, how many weeks till swimsuit season starts??

Today I have the PERFECT recipe to make use of all that leftover ham you have sitting in your fridge. It involves lots of thinly sliced potatoes, bite-size chunks of that delicious ham you just cooked, and the most luscious, creamy, dreamy cheese sauce you’ve ever seen. We’re making cheesy scalloped potatoes today, my friend! [Read more…]