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Small comforts

  Bright lights, big city. Neither is my cup of tea. I prefer big sky and starlight, wide open spaces and room to breathe. Don't get me wrong ... a shopping trip to the big city is fun every once in awhile. Take today ... the girls and I picked up my mom and headed for some retail therapy. My girls were attracted to colorful scarves and beaded purses. My mom selected half-priced greenery and tree trimmings for next Christmas. I headed to the housewares and home goods sections. P... Continue Reading

The Sand Lot and My Slab

Staining a walnut slab for its desk transformation.
How I transformed a rough-cut walnut slab into a beautiful, rustic desk. Continue Reading

Home for Christmas guests

Guest quarters in the basement
I've been working in the basement since Thanksgiving  and if I'm being honest, I did encounter blood, sweat and tears. It was worth it, though. With some cleaning, rearranging, shopping the house, and finally, purchasing new sheets, the basement has been transformed into cozy quarters for my Christmas guests. And I'm so excited! This was our basement a few weeks ago. It's the place we put stuff, the place we send wild children when we're trying to talk to their parents upstairs ... Continue Reading

Tables, chairs and California cuisine

Rustic farm table & chairs
I spent last week in California for work and couldn't help myself when it came to this furniture! The tables are gorgeous and rustic — I made sure to capture them from all angles, hoping I can persuade my hubby/handyman to build one.  He happened to be on this work trip, too, so we looked them over together. The man who makes the tables arrived after dinner to load them back on the truck. He shared his story — a venture that began when his daughter was getting married. He built farm ... Continue Reading

Fall Nesting Series – guest intentions

Welcome home to autumn - Farmgirl Follies
Pumpkins in the cornfields, gold among the brown Leaves of rust and scarlet, trembling slowly down Birds that travel southward, lovely time to play Nothing is as pleasant as an autumn day! I love autumn. The cooler weather is a relief, the brilliant colors and softer sunshine a pleasant perspective, and the urge to feather the nest is strong — and often necessary — after days of summer play. This fall tutorial isn't so much about what fall decorating should look like as it is about ... Continue Reading

Tugging on my hearth strings

Farmhouse Christmas mantel
Christmas decorating ... silver and gold, the holly and the ivy, silver bells — oh Christmas tree! Is there anything better than time to deck the halls? It's the most wonderful time of the year and o holy night when the stars are brightly shining! And you can bet I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, too. I want to take a sleigh ride, after all! Christmas decorations fill me with joy (as do the songs of the season, apparently!) This year's mantel looks a bit different than Christmases ... Continue Reading