Progress in the Boys’ Bedroom

Sponsored by Stearns & Foster // Now that the boys are out of school for summer, I’ve finally had some time to work on updating their bedroom with them, and we’ve made quite a bit of progress in the last few weeks! I don’t show the kids’ spaces on the blog very often because normally they are messy and full of blanket forts and toys, but I’ve never really done a full blog post on what their bedroom looks like since we moved into this house, oh… 5 years ago. So I figured it was about time, and you guys would enjoy seeing more of our little farmhouse! I also tend to decorate for kids a little differently than I do the rest of our house, so I thought it would be fun for you to see a design that’s a little more bold and playful from me. Still very neutral and farmhouse and very “Liz”, but a little more pattern and color thrown in the mix!

An awkward attic space turns into a charming little boy's farmhouse bedroom!

The boys are getting older (whether I like it or not), and their bedroom needed to grow with them too a little bit. When we first moved here, the unused attic space was converted into two bedrooms, mine and the boys’. All they basically had to start with was a bunk bed that we couldn’t bunk because of the short, angled attic ceiling and two small dressers. I dug these old photos out of the archives to take you on a trip down memory lane… [Read more…]


My Trip to Waco, Texas

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.

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

A beautiful farmhouse living room that feels cozy, bright, and totally charming!

Hi, sweet friends! I’ll admit it was a little depressing at first when all the Christmas decor came down and was packed away for the year. Part of me loves the clean, uncluttered blank slate, and the other part of me misses the coziness and light and warmth. The lights on the tree and wreaths in all the windows and presents waiting to be opened and cookies baking in the oven… it’s pretty hard to top that feeling, especially once the dreary, cold winter weather sets in.

So I decided to update the living room a little bit to help ease the transition with some new pieces from Birch Lane, and I’m really excited to show you the changes. It looks so much brighter in here to me now, and I finally feel like I’ve nailed the look I’ve always wanted in our living room. What a difference swapping out just a few little items can make!

A beautiful farmhouse living room that feels cozy, bright, and totally charming! [Read more…]


Snowball Cookies

Sponsored by Gordmans // I have a special treat for you today, my friends! I know that I post a lot more home stuff than I do recipes here anymore, but I couldn’t let this holiday season go by without sharing these buttery, delicious, melt-in-your-mouth Snowball Cookies with you!

These Snowball Cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious and so easy to make! [Read more…]


Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

There are few things in life better than a good mac and cheese recipe, and this one is not only perfectly cheesy and creamy, but it’s also made in the slow cooker! I’ve partnered with the American Dairy Association Mideast today to bring you this delicious recipe, plus a special opportunity for you to give back this holiday season!

A delicious, creamy macaroni and cheese recipe that is made in a slow cooker! So easy! [Read more…]


Farmhouse Christmas Entryway

So many changes have been made to our little farmhouse since last Christmas, and it’s been both a challenge and a joy to have a new, fresh space to decorate this year for the holidays. One of my favorite little areas in our home is the entryway, complete with an antique armoire and mirror, coat hooks and a sweet, little bench, and the front door of my dreams. I recently partnered with Gordmans to create a festive, yet simple entryway for the holidays, and I am so excited to show you how this space turned out!

A beautiful farmhouse entryway decorated for the holidays!
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Farmhouse Christmas Dining Room

This post is sponsored by our friends at HomeGoods // Hi, sweet friends! Welcome back to our Farmhouse Holiday Series! Last week I shared the first look at our little farmhouse all decorated for Christmas in our master bedroom, and today I’m continuing on into our dining room with a fun, festive table setting I put together this week. My goal this year is to share easy ideas with you for simplifying the hustle and bustle of the holidays and creating a cozy, inviting home that is the perfect backdrop to create beautiful holiday memories with your loved ones. I truly hope that you enjoy this decorating series as much as I do and get some great ideas for your home!

So this look in our dining room is a little more over the top than I normally do. You guys know me… I’m a less-is-more kind of girl when it comes to decorating the farmhouse, but I couldn’t resist playing with a more whimsical look for the holidays this year, especially once I found some really sweet nutcrackers and these beautiful, little trees while I was out shopping at HomeGoods this past week. If there’s one time of year that you can get away with a big, oversized table setting like this, it’s during the holidays!

And lucky for you guys, I happen to have a $100 HomeGoods gift card that I’m giving away just in time to start your holiday shopping!

– enter the giveaway and find product sources at the bottom of this post!

A beautiful farmhouse table decorated for the holidays!
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