Inspired By – 5.2

I always seem to forget how busy this season is here on the farm…

Jeremy is busy in the fields planting our crop for the year. On days that it rains, he anxiously looks out the window and tinkers on the tractors until the dirt is just dry enough to get back into the fields. On days that the sun is shining, he is out the door before I even open my eyes and works well into the night. He comes home covered in dirt and exhausted, but always has a huge smile on his face because he truly LOVES being a farmer.

The boys are both in baseball, which means we spend 3-4 nights a week out at the baseball diamonds. It always seems to be cold, windy, or raining when we are out there lately, but I don’t complain (too much, anyway) because I love watching those boys play their hearts out.

And for me… well, let’s just say that work has been on the crazy side lately! The deadline for my book photography came up fast and furious, which meant that the last few weeks I had to drop almost everything to get it all finished. Other than baseball games and sleeping a few hours a night, I was at the computer sorting through and editing THOUSANDS of photos. I had a professional photographer come in and snap some photos of our family for the book, but other than that I did all the photography myself, which was slightly terrifying and more work than I ever could have imagined. But I think I was able to capture some AMAZING shots for the book, and I cannot wait for you to see it all this December when A Touch of Farmhouse Charm is officially released! You can pre-order your copy here: A Touch of Farmhouse Charm

Now that the book is 97% finished, I have a few outdoor projects and home tours planned for the coming months that I am really excited about. I also discovered a really great new home decor store that I’ll be sharing soon! It’s about time we get some new content coming to Love Grows Wild again, right? While I get caught up in the office a bit, let’s kick this week off with an Inspired By post!

Here is what I was inspired by on Instagram this week:

Weekly home and design inspiration from LoveGrowsWild.com

a gorgeous scene from @velvetandlinen [Read more…]

Kitchen Makeover – Backsplash

Our little farmhouse kitchen got a BIG makeover! This week I’m sharing the backsplash we chose and why… you can catch up on the rest of the kitchen makeover series here!


 

One of the things I was most excited about for our kitchen makeover was this backsplash. I knew exactly what I wanted right from the beginning and love the way it turned out! Let’s dive into the backsplash details…

Follow along the makeover of this beautiful farmhouse kitchen! In this post, Liz shares the backsplash she chose and why. Click for more photos and details!

Before we talk about the end result, let’s not forget what we started with in our little farmhouse kitchen. [Read more…]

Milk Can Coffee Table

Hello, sweet friends! The last few months here at the farmhouse have been a complete whirlwind, from a major kitchen renovation to writing my first book. I’ve been consumed with these massive projects, but today I’m going back to one of my very favorite methods of decorating and DIY. I’m turning something old and unwanted into something new and beautiful for our home, and I’m doing it for less than $50!

Take a look at our beautiful new coffee table.

How to turn an old milk can into a gorgeous coffee table! See how this blogger created a unique piece of furniture perfect for her farmhouse at LoveGrowsWild.com

This week I spent a glorious afternoon sipping on some Starbucks and shopping around the thrift stores and antique stores in town. I walked past old chairs with floral fabric, dressers with years of wear and tear, lamps, window frames, and a few benches, but nothing really caught my eye. I wandered up to the top level of the old antique warehouse where they keep the stuff that doesn’t sell and stumbled across an antique milk can hiding underneath a crooked formica tabletop with a random hook attached. [Read more…]

Inspired By – 4.6

Hello, friends! Well, I THOUGHT spring had arrived, but we’ve had nothing but cold, cloudy, rainy, snowy, windy weather here in Indiana lately, and I’m ready for some warm sunshine on my skin again. I was outside trying to work on projects for my patio this weekend all bundled up like an eskimo, and it started snowing like crazy! My husband (who is a farmer) is anxiously waiting for the ground to warm up so he can start planting our crops for the year, and I can’t wait to get outside and work on some fun things I have planned coming up on the blog. In the meantime, these gorgeous photos below that I found in my Instagram feed this week have brought me plenty of smiles and sunshine… even if Mother Nature is toying with us!

Here are the photos that inspired me:

Weekly home and design inspiration from LoveGrowsWild.com

Every time I see this scene from @classicnestinteriors, I swoon. It totally speaks to my neutral color and farmhouse-loving heart… the white planked walls with contrasting sconces, the simple white shelves, the dark cross back chairs paired with a natural wood bench… [Read more…]

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Hello, sweet friends! I know it’s been a few weeks since I’ve shared a new recipe, but I’ve had a TON of house updates to catch you all up on. I hope you’ve been enjoying seeing the changes here at our little farmhouse!

In my kitchen today is…

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Sweet, moist, and fluffy poppy seed muffins filled with fresh lemon flavor and topped with a thick, creamy lemon icing. These light and bright muffins get their flavor from a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and lemon zest, while a scoop of Greek yogurt adds both moisture and protein to the recipe. Try them for breakfast or brunch served with fresh fruit and coffee!

Moist, fluffy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins baked to perfection with a sweet lemon icing on top! | LoveGrowsWild.com [Read more…]

Kitchen Makeover – Countertops

Our little farmhouse kitchen got a BIG makeover! This week I’m sharing the countertops we picked and why… you can catch up on the rest of the kitchen makeover series here!


Okay, now that we have demo, flooring, and cabinets out of the way, let’s talk about our kitchen countertops!

Follow along the makeover of this beautiful farmhouse kitchen! In this post, Liz shares the countertops she picked and why. Click for more photos and details!

Do you remember our old countertops and matching backsplash? It was time to retire these beauties: [Read more…]

Living Room Slipcovers – A Comfort Works Review

Brought to you by our friends at Comfort Works || Hi, sweet friends! A miracle has happened in our living room, guys. A beautiful, wonderful, life-changing miracle in the form of custom linen slipcovers on our sofas! I am so excited to finally share all the slipcover details with you guys, including the awesome company I ordered them from and the day I took a knife and pair of scissors to our couch cushions. Don’t worry, haha… I’ll explain all of that in a second!

A cozy farmhouse living room with beautiful linen slipcovered sofas. See how to get this custom slipcovered look at LoveGrowsWild.com!

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