Spring in the Dining Room

A pretty farmhouse dining room decorated for spring!

Warm spring weather is so close now in Indiana that I can almost smell and taste it, and I cannot wait to see the trees in my yard covered in beautiful blooms. The sun stays up till almost 8pm now, and I am loving all the extra sunshine and warmth! I've slowly been bringing little touches of spring into the farmhouse lately, and I wanted to share our bright and cheerful dining room with you today for a few reasons. First, I made some new artwork … [Continue reading...]


Favorite Farmhouse Benches

Farmhouse decor inspiration - shop our favorite farmhouse style benches!

Hi, sweet friends! The last few weeks I've been talking about the changes I recently made in our entryway (here and here), and I've gotten a lot of questions and comments about the little wooden bench that sits next to my front door. Remember this little sweetie? As you may or may not remember, I actually made this bench from an old door we found in the basement of our farmhouse, and it is probably one of my most treasured pieces of … [Continue reading...]


A Mini Office in the Entryway

A Mini Office in the Entryway | Making use of small spaces in this beautiful Indiana farmhouse

A few weeks ago, I shared some changes in our entryway that all started with a little bit of spring decorating and ended up snowballing into hours of projects and furniture rearranging. This space has been craving a fresh, new look for quite some time, so when inspiration struck me that day, I just went with it! I've shared one half of our entryway by the front door many times here on the blog, but it's been awhile since I've shared what the … [Continue reading...]


A Cozy Farmhouse Entryway

A cozy farmhouse entryway with the perfect balance of function, storage and style.

Do you ever start on one little project, and it ends up leading into fifteen others? That's exactly what happened to me last week! Ever since I put away the Christmas decorations, the armoire in our entryway has been pretty bare other than a knit blanket I always keep on one shelf. I just never got around to redecorating it after the holidays. So I decided to quickly try and style the armoire shelves the other day... … [Continue reading...]


My Trip to Waco, Texas

Follow along as I travel to Waco, Texas to meet Chip and Joanna Gaines and learn about the Magnolia Home paint line with KILZ!

Right now I’m sitting in my office in my cozy, little farmhouse in Indiana with a dog laying on my feet and a cup of hazelnut coffee in my hand. But last week I was in Waco, Texas… … meeting Chip and Joanna Gaines. … [Continue reading...]


A Grown-up Playroom Update

A super sweet playroom design featured in a beautiful Indiana farmhouse

You've probably noticed that there are a few rooms in my little farmhouse that you'll see over and over again on the blog and some rooms that rarely, if ever, get put in the spotlight. Let's be honest, my 7 and 11 year old boys don't exactly keep their playroom "photo ready" on a regular basis (as they shouldn't!), so it hasn't been featured much over the last almost five years. When we first moved into this house, I spent a ton of time creating … [Continue reading...]


Armoire Makeover – Whitewashing Tutorial

Step inside this beautiful Indiana farmhouse entryway decorated with a mix of timeworn antiques and unique DIY projects!

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 … [Continue reading...]