Master Bedroom Furniture

Things have been pretty hectic around our house lately with both a bathroom renovation and master bedroom makeover going on at the SAME time. We’ve also re-painted the walls in our stairway, had new windows installed in the lower level, and had some plaster work done on the ceiling in our dining room, because hey… if we’re going to have a construction mess in our house, we might as well make it a GIANT one, right?!

It is so exciting to see all these changes happening to our little farmhouse, but I have to admit that all the labor and sawdust and contractors and mess starts to wear on me after awhile. I always tell Jeremy that someday we’ll have a finished house that is always clean and organized, but let’s be honest… I’ll always be up to something making a mess! We’ve made good progress on our master bedroom over the last few months, adding planked walls, a faux wood beam with curtains, and farmhouse-style window trim, and today I thought I’d take a minute to share with you some of the furniture pieces we’ve added to the space. I’ve shared little sneak peeks on Instagram and always get questions about where our nightstands are from, so here are all the yummy details about our bedroom!

Lots of stylish, affordable furniture options in this farmhouse master bedroom! Click for more photos and details at

Lots of stylish, affordable furniture options in this farmhouse master bedroom! Click for more photos and details at
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Hot Ham and Swiss Dip

Warm, gooey Swiss cheese and little bites of ham come together in this delicious dip that is sure to be the hit of your next party!

Warm, gooey Swiss cheese and little bites of ham come together this delicious dip that is sure to be the hit of your next party! Get the recipe at

It’s awfully hard not to drool while writing this post, ya’ll. Imagine the most cheesy, delicious hot ham and cheese sandwich you’ve ever eaten… in DIP form. Oh yeah. Let the drooling commence! [Read more…]

Bathroom Makeover Week 1: Bathtub Consultation

We’re giving our bathroom a big makeover! This week we discuss options for revamping our tub and shower… you can catch up on the rest of the bathroom series here! This post is brought to you by our friends at Bath Fitter.

This week we started on phase 1 of the bathroom makeover… updating our bathtub and shower. As I said in the bathroom plans post, our tub has seen better days. The finish has worn away in places, making it absolutely impossible to clean, and I’m embarrassed to have house guests stay here since this is the only bathroom we have. There’s also an old wood frame window in the shower with wood trim around it, which is obviously not ideal for a high-moisture shower area. I’ve caulked and repainted that window multiple times trying to keep it in good condition, but it’s such a hassle, and I’m ready to find a better solution.

In a perfect world with an endless budget, I’d put in an antique clawfoot tub with wall-to-wall white subway tile, but that’s just not a feasible solution for our family. All four of us use this shower everyday, which means I need this tub makeover to be durable, cost effective, easy to care for, quick, and last but not least, beautiful. The solution that fit perfectly into all five of those categories turned out to be Bath Fitter. I set up a consultation appointment, and they came out to the house to discuss our options with us.

Follow along the big makeover of's bathroom! In this post, Liz shares the process of planning the bathtub makeover. Click to see more! [Read more…]

Cinnamon and Sugar Pumpkin Muffins

Warm, fluffy pumpkin muffins with a crunchy cinnamon sugar coating… the perfect fall breakfast, snack, or treat!

Warm, fluffy pumpkin muffins with a crunchy cinnamon sugar coating... the perfect fall breakfast, snack, or treat! |

After last week’s salted caramel apple crisp recipe, all I can think about is dessert. If it has pumpkin, cinnamon, caramel, or apple in the name, I’m ALL about it right now. Maybe it’s the leaves starting to fall from the trees… maybe it’s the tractors in the fields all around us… or maybe it’s waking up to open windows on a chilly morning… either way, I’m feeling all the fall feelings and loving it.

I baked some pumpkin muffins last weekend before the boys had their football games, and they INHALED them. One minute there was a pile of muffins on the plate, and the next minute there were only crumbs and two grinning boys with sugar-covered faces. I took that as a good sign.

These muffins are tender and fluffy with just the right amount of pumpkin and warm cinnamon. They bake up nice and big and then get a crunchy cinnamon sugar coating that takes them from seriously delicious to insanely addicting. You NEED these muffins in your life this fall!

The recipe is pretty simple and straightforward, but I will say that these are best eaten right after baking while the inside is still a little warm and the sugar is still nice and crunchy on the outside. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

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Bathroom Makeover Plans

See our plans for transforming this dated, disgusting bathroom into a clean, beautiful space with a touch of farmhouse charm!

See our plans for transforming this dated, disgusting bathroom into a clean, beautiful space with a touch of farmhouse charm! Follow along with the makeover at

Wait a minute… a bathroom makeover?? Aren’t we in the middle of a master bedroom makeover? [Read more…]

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Repurposed Blueprint Cabinet Coffee Table
Salted Caramel Apple Crisp

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Repurposed Blueprint Cabinet Coffee Table

Our living room got a new (old) coffee table this week! The farmhouse-style coffee table we had in here was beautiful… it really was. It was the first “big” furniture build I tackled all by myself, and I was so proud of that piece. But I may have overshot the measurements a bit for the space we have in our living room, and it was just a little too big for my liking. So I listed it on my city’s Facebook garage sale page, and one day later, it had a new home. It was an middle-aged gentleman who came to pick up the table for his wife, and when I told him I built the table myself, he asked if it came with a return policy in case it fell apart when he got it home. He seemed to be half joking and half rolling his eyes at the thought of a woman building furniture for him, but I simply smiled, took his money, and said that I hope they enjoy the table as much as we have.

So now that our living room was without a coffee table, I needed to find a replacement. As I was sitting at my desk trying to write a blog post the other day, I somehow got distracted and sucked into scrolling through my Facebook feed. Does that magically seem to happen to anyone else but me? A post popped up in the same garage sale group where I sold my coffee table earlier that week, and it said BARN SALE… lots of items to be sold! I had my shoes on and the Jeep pulling out of the driveway before that blog post was ever finished. I found the sale at one of the many old, abandoned buildings here in town and met a group of guys who buy and sell “junk” for a living. And by junk, I mean antiques and primitives and barn treasures that are pure gold in my eyes! There were a ton of items to look at, but nothing that I really needed that day. And then I spotted a stack of antique architect blueprint file cabinets…

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I think there were probably four of them… all in good condition, with original hardware, and a great story behind them. They came from one of the old buildings here in Kokomo, and I loved that they still had little labels on some of the drawers. I knew I had to bring one home for our new coffee table. The cabinets are meant to be stacked on top of each other, so mine was missing a top, but it already had a nice wood frame around the edges that I could easily attach new boards to. Here’s what it looked like when I brought the cabinet home: [Read more…]