Little Bits of Love

Hi friends. Do you miss me? Because I’ve sure missed you!

It’s been a rather quiet summer on the blog, and I feel like this chat we’re about to have has been coming for awhile now. I just couldn’t find the words or the right time to sit down and open up my heart into a blog post until now. If you’ve been around Love Grows Wild for any amount of time, you probably know that I am always posting new makeovers and projects from our little farmhouse at least a few times a week. In the last 4 1/2 years of writing this blog, I have rarely taken any time off and usually work 6-7 days a week for more hours of the day than I’d like to admit. It’s just so easy to do when you run your own business out of your home.

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Outdoor Bar Cart

This post is sponsored by our friends at Wayfair // Our summer break is slowly winding down, and soon we’ll be busy with schoolwork and football practice and harvest on the farm. I swear, the summer months always seem to just fly right by! Jeremy and I are getting ready to have one last big bonfire at the farmhouse before summer ends, so I thought today would be the perfect time to share with you a little project that I’ve been working on for our newly decorated patio… a simple, yet elegant outdoor bar cart!

This gorgeous patio is perfect for summer entertaining! Learn how to create a simple, yet stunning outdoor bar cart for your next party!
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New Living/Dining Room

Do you have a room in your house that you feel like is never completely finished? Never quite the way you want it to look? Well, I certainly do, and that room is most definitely our living room! Our living room has come a long way in the four years we’ve lived here, and today I am so excited to share with you the latest update to this space. We’ve switched around furniture, decor, lighting and even changed the layout of our living and dining rooms! Go grab a cup of coffee (or your beverage of choice), and I’ll dive into the MANY changes we’ve made in here!

Welcome to our new and improved living room…

Check out this beautifully decorated farmhouse-style living and dining room!
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Simple Patriotic Dining Room

A few months ago I was shopping for the perfect blue and white quilt to go in my armoire (which I still have yet to find), and I spotted an old flag hanging in the corner. It was in good condition, but you could tell it definitely had some years on it. Even though I had no specific place to put the flag at our farmhouse, I brought it home with me with the idea that I would find a spot for it this summer.

As we head into 4th of July weekend, I thought this would be the perfect time to put together a little patriotic space in our home to support our soldiers near and far, past and present, as well as the beautiful country we live in. This is also a sneak peek of all the re-arranging we’ve been doing in our living and dining room!

Simple touches of red, white and blue give this farmhouse dining room the perfect patriotic feel.
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Inspired By – 6.29

Hi, sweet friends! I’m going to keep today’s post short and sweet. The boys and I are headed to a baseball game tonight, so I’m trying to get a whole bunch of work done this afternoon so I can enjoy the game with them this evening. We were able to get tickets right behind home plate, so my little ball players are super excited for the game, and I guess the tickets also include unlimited food, drinks, and treats… Momma has a date with the treadmill before game time! How can you say no to hot dogs and pretzels with cheese and root beer floats? I’ve learned in my 28 years that life is all about balance, so I’m going to enjoy every last bite of delicious ballpark food and put in some extra time at the gym tomorrow.

Did you see our Simply Summer Home Tour last week? I was inspired by so many of the homes that were shared on the tour, so this week I’m sharing some of my favorites from Instagram with you. I hope you enjoy!

Weekly home and design inspiration from LoveGrowsWild.com

a beautiful organized entryway from @aburstofbeautiful

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Orange Lemon Shake-up

This summer has been a busy one so far, with me finishing up final edits on my book and plenty of jobs up at the farm to be done. Thank goodness for our two eager little boys who love to help Daddy wash tractors. But in between all the long work days, we’re having a lot of fun too with pool days, drive-in movies, bonfires, and occasionally an ice cream cone or two. Or three.

Lately though, unless I’m able to be near a body of water, I try to stay in the A/C as much as possible… it has been smoking hot lately! My favorite way to cool off this summer has been a recipe that I actually shared eons ago, but thought that since I only had about 2 followers back then (and one was probably my sweet mom), it was about time to bring it back to the blog.


Orange Lemon Shake-up

A refreshing orange twist on a classic summer drink. Fresh, sweet, and so simple to make!

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Simply Summer Home Tour

A cold glass of sweet tea sitting on the kitchen table, a pile of flip flops by the front door, chairs gathered around a bonfire in the backyard, and sunshine flooding our windows…

These are the sights of summer around our little farmhouse, and today I’m sharing my easy ideas for bringing laid-back, cozy summer style to any home. I am thrilled to be part of the Simply Summer Home Tour with Nina Hendrick, Birch Lane and Country Living, and at the end of this post you’ll find more inspiring ideas from other bloggers on this tour.

Welcome to summertime on the farm!

This beautiful, old farmhouse is ready for summer with fresh flowers, relaxed decor, and plenty of sunshine. Come take a tour!
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