Christmas Nights Tour

The presents are all wrapped, the cookies have been baked, and our home will soon be filled with family and friends all celebrating the holidays together. As busy as this month has been, I just love how peaceful and serene our little farmhouse becomes after the kids are in bed and all the Christmas lights are turned on at night. There is something truly magical about it, and even though I already shared Part 1 and Part 2 of our Christmas Home Tour for the year, I thought I would open our doors once again to show you what the house looks like at nighttime.

Take a nighttime tour of this Indiana farmhouse all lit up for the holidays! See more photos at LoveGrowsWild.com

I am truly honored to join an amazing group of bloggers as they also share their homes in Maison de Pax’s Christmas Nights Tour, so please sit back, relax, and enjoy. Things will probably be quiet here on the blog for a few days as I enjoy the holidays with my family, but I will be back soon with plenty of exciting things coming up in 2016. I wish you a very Merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart… thank you for being part of my Love Grows Wild family!

xoxo Liz [Read more…]

Christmas Home Tour Part 2

Hello, sweet friends. Welcome to Part 2 of our Christmas at the Farmhouse Home Tour! If you haven’t seen Part 1 of the tour yet, be sure to click here when you’re done!

Decorating our home for the holidays was such a treat this year, as our little farmhouse has seen A LOT of changes since last Christmas! Normally, I stick to whites and metallics for my holiday decor, but now that the living room walls are all white (which I love!!), I felt the urge to add a little bit of classic red and green into the mix this year. It’s kind of shocking, I know… this neutral-loving gal added some color!

Before we get started on the tour, I wanted to share a little bit of my heart with you first. As I said, we’ve made so much progress with redecorating our home over the last year, but as I sat down to edit these photos, I still saw so many things that I wish were different. Projects we haven’t had time to tackle yet… things I want to buy that are out of my price range… I’ve seen so many beautiful photos in my Instagram feed lately of my friends’ homes that I start to feel inadequate and self-conscious. But what I’ve realized is that our home is an ever-evolving story, and even when things feel unfinished, I need to embrace that transition and enjoy our home in the moment. Some day, I will look back on all these years of photos and realize just how far we’ve come… all the cans of paint… all the trim we’ve installed… all the hours spent decorating and re-decorating and re-decorating yet again.

I love our little farmhouse, and I love the people I share it with even more. So as you get ready for the holidays this year, please remember to embrace and enjoy this moment…

even if you wish you had a different house…

or you had more money to decorate and buy gifts…

or you still had beloved family members here to celebrate the holidays with you…

Enjoy this moment and celebrate it!

And now without further adieu…
Christmas at the Farmhouse!

P.S. I’ve included links to some of the products and projects in our home tour, so you can shop for these items too! Note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which allows me to make a small commission from your purchase, but your purchase price stays the same. Thank you for helping support our blog!


Take a tour of Liz Fourez's Indiana farmhouse all dressed up for the holidays! See more photos at LoveGrowsWild.com

wicker chair // throw blanket // pillow // board and batten walls

Take a tour of Liz Fourez's Indiana farmhouse all dressed up for the holidays! See more photos at LoveGrowsWild.com

Take a tour of Liz Fourez's Indiana farmhouse all dressed up for the holidays! See more photos at LoveGrowsWild.com

Take a tour of Liz Fourez's Indiana farmhouse all dressed up for the holidays! See more photos at LoveGrowsWild.com [Read more…]

Christmas Home Tour Part 1

My favorite time of the year has finally arrived! I love sharing our little farmhouse all dressed up for the holidays, and this year was especially fun with all the remodeling we’ve done to the house. When I decorate for Christmas, I like to keep things simple, natural and super cozy. Warm, fuzzy blankets on the couch… wreaths in windows and on doors… and TONS of greenery throughout the house…

We had so much fun decorating the farmhouse over the last few weeks, and I hope you enjoy seeing a peek inside and find some ideas to inspire you! I have so many photos I want to share that I’ve broken our Christmas Home Tour into two parts. You’ll get to see our front porch, master bedroom, and newly renovated bathroom today, and Part 2 of the tour will come in just a few more days!

I’ve included links to some of the products and projects in our home tour, so you can shop for these items too! Note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which allows me to make a small commission from your purchase, but your purchase price stays the same. Thank you for helping support our blog!

Welcome to the farmhouse at Christmas!

Take a tour of this Indiana farmhouse all dressed up for the holidays! See more photos at LoveGrowsWild.com

lantern light fixture // wood planter boxes [Read more…]

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

This homemade hot chocolate mix is super creamy and SO delicious! You can make a big batch to last you all winter or just a single serving at a time. It makes a great holiday gift idea too! Just layer the ingredients in a jar and attach the printable tags below!

This homemade hot chocolate mix is super creamy and SO delicious! Make a big batch for the winter or just a single serving, OR give it as a gift! | LoveGrowsWild.com

I love, love, love this recipe, you guys! If you’ve been around Love Grows Wild for a few years, you might recognize this post. Back in the blog archives, I made a homemade hot chocolate mix layered in a cute, little mason jar, and the post ended up becoming pretty darn popular, especially around the holidays. A lot of you have tried the recipe and said that it needed some tweaking, so I’ve been re-testing it for a few months now and finally came up with the PERFECT ratio of ingredients. You guys were spot on with your suggestions!

In the old post, I made a tag to go with the recipe (in case you wanted to give it as a gift), but some people used a different size jar than I did or had a specific request for what it said, so I decided to revamp the recipe tag too! This time, I have TWO different tags you can choose from…

  • One with the ingredients listed, but not the amount, so you can fill in your own amounts if you want or leave it blank.
  • One with only the instructions in case you put your own spin on the ingredients in the recipe.

P.S. I printed my tags on brown kraft paper for the photos, but you could do it on white cardstock or whatever paper you like!

This homemade hot chocolate mix is super creamy and SO delicious! Make a big batch for the winter or just a single serving, OR give it as a gift! | LoveGrowsWild.com

This homemade hot chocolate mix is super creamy and SO delicious! Make a big batch for the winter or just a single serving, OR give it as a gift! | LoveGrowsWild.com

I’ve been drinking this new hot chocolate a lot lately, and it is honestly the creamiest, most delicious hot chocolate I’ve ever tasted. Just the right amount of chocolate with no bitterness, perfectly sweet, and so, so creamy… I think you guys are going to love the new recipe!

If you want to make a SINGLE SERVING of hot chocolate, here is the recipe: [Read more…]

Wishing You A Merry Christmas!

I know that most of you are probably busy opening gifts, putting batteries in toys, making delicious food, drinking egg nog, and kissing under the mistletoe, but I wanted to take a moment to wish you all the happiest of holidays. You are an important part of the Love Grows Wild community, which means that to me… you’re family. Like it or not, you’re part of my crazy, chaotic, perfectly imperfect, dysfunctional family, so I hope your day is filled with love, peace, and plenty of Christmas joy.

Merry Christmas from the Fourez family!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from LoveGrowsWild.com

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from LoveGrowsWild.com

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from LoveGrowsWild.com

Fun fact: I took our Christmas photos myself using a camera timer and tripod. The boys were such troopers while I ran back and forth like a crazy person!

xoxo Liz


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DIY Pinecone Wreath

I realize that by Dec. 20th, most of you already have your holiday decor finished and looking beautiful, but for those of you who are still rushing around to get things finished before family arrives in a few days, you are going to LOVE this easy project! I made a beautiful, rustic DIY Pinecone Wreath in about a half hour with just 3 supplies: a wire hanger, pinecones, and floral wire. I love the simple, cozy feeling this wreath brings to my home, and the best part is I can keep it up all winter long! It’s a total bonus when your holiday decor can last longer than just a few weeks, right? Go gather up some pinecones (or buy them at the store), and let’s make a wreath!

Make this beautiful, rustic Pinecone Wreath with just 3 supplies! So easy to do! More details at LoveGrowsWild.com

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Homemade Play Dough Recipe

Learn how to make your own play dough at home! Fast, easy, and keeps the kids entertained for hours! 

I’ve shared tons of recipes here on Love Grows Wild over the past few years, but I must say that this one knocked my socks off. It’s not food though, my friends… it’s homemade play dough! The boys and I tried a little kitchen experiment a few weeks ago and whipped up this play dough in just a matter of minutes. It was super easy to do, and the kids played with this stuff for hours! I’m thinking this is going to be the perfect gift for all the kiddos on my Christmas list this year.

Learn how to make your own play dough at home! Fast, easy, and keeps the kids entertained for hours! Details at LoveGrowsWild.com

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