Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Share Your Style Party #145

Hello everyone and welcome to Share Your Style #145!  I am Marie-Hélène from the blog Kingsbury Brook Farm and I will be your host this evening. 

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Share Your Style Party #144


Hello everyone and welcome back to another awe inspiring Share Your Style party. This week your party host is me, Barbara from the blog

Friday, November 10, 2017

My Favorite Hearth & Home Picks

Hello everyone!

I'm sure, by now, that you've checked out the new Hearth and Home collection at Target.  It was released less than a week ago and I believe it has been a hit with most people.  I love it because it offers a lot of modern farmhouse style pieces that work well in my home.  Also, it's from Chip and Joanna Gaines!  So, what's not to love about that, right?! 

I thought I would share some of my favorite pieces that I chose for my home and how I used them.  

First, is this cute house shaped galvanized lantern.  They offer it in three different sizes.  This is the large size.  I placed an extra large candle in it and placed it on my coffee table.  I like that it's unique and a bit of a conversation piece.  It has sleek lines and can be used year round.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Share Your Style Party #143

Hello everyone and welcome to Share Your Style #143. I’m Carol from The Red Painted Cottageand I’m so happy to be your host this evening.



Friday, November 3, 2017

Outdoor Fall Decor

Hello everyone!

The weather this week was so pretty.  So, I decided to share my front porch decorated for Fall today.  After Halloween, I got rid of my jack-o-lanterns and replaced them with some faux pumpkins and gourds that I already had on hand.  It's SO easy to decorate with them.  Just stack them around the door and along your steps.  Hang a wreath on the front door and call it done! I can use all of these decorations year after year too.  This time of year we're finally getting some Fall color in our trees so it's the perfect backdrop for these items.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Share Your Style Party #142

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to another week of Share Your Style.  I'm Kelly from The Essence of Home and will be your host this week.  


Friday, October 27, 2017

Let's Go Shopping!

Hello everyone!

I hope you've had a good week so far.  It has been a productive week here at my house.  I've been doing some rearranging and cleaning out.  It always feels good to make changes that don't cost anything!  

Last weekend, I went shopping at one of my favorite stores.  It's in a neighboring town about 20 minutes from my house.  It's called Southern Oak Provisions.  Want to go shopping with me?  Well, I took some pics so you could enjoy the fun too.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Share Your Style Party #141

Hello everyone and welcome to Share Your Style #141. I am Lynn from The Vintage Nest , and I'm so happy to be your host this evening. 

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Cheesy Rotini

Hello everyone!

I've been doing something new lately that has really helped make my week less stressful.  I've been doing meal planning on the weekend for upcoming dinners.  I plan my meals and check my pantry for ingredients.  Whatever I need, I go to the store and grab them on the weekend and then I'm all set for the week.  I remember doing that when I use to work outside the home, but eventually got away from it.  I must say it feels good to get back to being more organized!  Anyway, here is one of the dinners that I made the other night and I thought I would share it with you.  It's not very difficult and I think it makes a good meal during the Fall. 

You will need these ingredients:


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Share Your Style Party #140

Hello everyone and welcome to Share Your Style #140. I am Lisa from Feathering My Empty Nest, and I'm so happy to be your host this evening. 

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Modern Farmhouse Additions to the Family Room

Hello everyone!

Ever since Fall arrived, I've been adding more warmth to our home with the addition of black and wood tones.  It helps off set all of the white.  I'm liking the modern farmhouse look that it's creating.  Since I have such a neutral color palette throughout my house, it allows me to change up accessories easily.  

The first thing that I did, was to move my white slipcovered chair out of the family room and into the sitting room. That allowed me to  bring in the kubu chairs that were at my kitchen table.   I  replaced them with the ones that were in my sitting room that have a slightly different shape.  Did you follow all of that?  






The slipcovered chair is now in the sitting room with room for an ottoman now.  


Ok, back to the family room.  Then I added more greenery around the fireplace.


 I added more texture to the coffee table with this branch.  I love the look of organic accessories.  


I stacked some weathered wood crates in the corner behind the sofa.


And added textured pillows with black and white fabric to the sofas.



This room is really a mix of French and modern farmhouse styles.  


Back in the sitting room, I filled the corner beside the large grey cabinet with this black and cream fabric container.  I love the texture it adds to the space. 


So, there you have it!  A little bit of modern and French farmhouse all blended together!  I think it works.  

Oh, and guess what happened to me on Wednesday, October 11th?!  If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know this, but I became a grandma!  Well, actually I became a "Mimi".  That's what I hope to be called.  

Meet Addison Jane.  6 lbs 7 oz, 18.5 inches long


So, now you know my life will become a little busier, and hopefully,  happier and fuller!  I look forward to spending a lot of time with her. 

Hope you all have a great weekend!

~ Kelly ~

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Share Your Style Party #139

Hello everyone and welcome to Share Your Style #139!  I am Marie-Hélène from the blog Kingsbury Brook Farm and I will be your host this evening. 

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Share Your Style Post #138


Hello everyone and welcome back to another awe inspiring Share Your Style party. This week your party host is me, Barbara from the blog

Friday, September 29, 2017

Changes to my Dining Room

Hello everyone!

Have you ever bought something that led to a whole room change?  I did!  I found a pretty church canvas (from Kirklands) that did just that.  I originally intended it for a different area, but you know how it goes.  You get it home and start seeing it in a new light in OTHER areas of your home and then try to decide on the best place for it.  I guess I was drawn to the brown tones in this picture and how it brought out the brown tones in the chairs and chandelier.  So, I placed this picture above the sideboard and a new room was born.  

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Share Your Style Party #137


Hello Everyone and welcome to Share Your Style #137.  I’m Carol from The Red Painted Cottage and I’m so happy to be your host this evening.



Friday, September 22, 2017

It's Finally Fall Y'all!

Hello everyone!

How has your week been?  The weather here in GA has been pretty.  The rain has moved out and the sun has been shining.  We finally got our yard all cleaned up from Tropical Storm Irma.  We still need to take our garden down.  The plants are no longer producing so it's time to clean it up and wait until next Spring to do it all over again.  

With today being the official first day of Fall, I thought it would be fun to post some pretty Fall images to get us all in the spirit of the season.  


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Share Your Style Party #136

Hello everyone!

I'm so glad that you could join us for another fun week of Share Your Style!  I'm Kelly from The Essence of Home and I'll be your host this week.


Friday, September 15, 2017

One Stop Shopping - Farmhouse Style

Hello everyone!

I'm so glad to finally be posting again! It turns out that the online photo editing website, PicMonkey, decided to begin charging for anyone who uses their site.  So, I needed to do a little homework and find another free site.  I didn't feel like I should pay for something that someone else can offer for free and I get the same thing in return!  So, for those of you who are looking for a free online imaging website that does virtually the same thing as PicMonkey (in my mind), try using Ribbet instead.  Thank you to  Lisa at Fern Creek Cottage for your recommendation! 

What I wanted to share with you was my trip to Kirklands and all their great farmhouse style goodies for sale!  My friend Kris at Junk Chic Cottage did a blog post back in early August about Kirklands.  I was so impressed, that I decided to go back and see what all my store had too.  You can see her post HERE.  I am not being compensated either.  These are items that caught my eye and were on sale during Labor Day. 

They have loads of farmhouse style goodies for serving in your kitchen.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Share Your Style Party #135

Hello and welcome to our #135th Share Your Style Party. Your host this week is me, Lynn, of The Vintage Nest blog.  We see more and more new faces every week and are just thrilled to have you join us.  And remember when you join in on the fun, your link will be shared on all six of our blog pages so lots of exposure.


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Share Your Style Party #134

Hello everyone and welcome to Share Your Style #134!  I am Lisa from Feathering My Empty Nest, and I'm so happy to be your host this evening. 

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Friday, September 1, 2017

My Favorite Faux Plants for Farmhouse Style

Hello everyone!

Can you believe it's September now?  This is the month that starts making me ready for Fall.  This is also the month when I think kids should go back to school.  I can't believe mine went back a month ago.  That's like summer school!  I think the way it was when I was growing up was the best.  It wouldn't surprise me if we eventually go to year round school.  Kind of sad! But.......that's not what I want to talk about today.  I want to talk about some of my favorite plants and their sources for a casual farmhouse style.  That includes modern and French style as well.  I love a mix of both actually.  
I love a few plants scattered around the house for that homey feeling.  I am not a live plant purist.  So, if you don't like faux, then you can just move along.  

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The first plant is one that EVERYONE has been after lately.  It's the quint essential fiddle leaf fig.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Share Your Style Party #133

Hello everyone and welcome to Share Your Style #133!  I am Marie-Hélène from the blog Kingsbury Brook Farm and I will be your host this evening. 

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Farmhouse "Black"

Hello everyone!

First of all, if you are in the path of Hurricane Harvey, I hope you will be safe and have minimal property damage!  I can only imagine how challenging it would be to deal with that while living on the coast.  The coast is both beautiful and treacherous at the same time!

I am starting to feel just a tinge of Fall in the air these days.  It's been cooler in the mornings and evenings and the humidity isn't very high today.  Maybe that will explain the need to change up a few things around my home.  Not too much, but just a little.  

I've introduced more black in my home to contrast with the creams and whites that I have throughout.  I'm liking the depth it gives the rooms.  

First, are these pillows and rug I placed in my foyer.


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Share Your Style Party #132


Hello everyone and welcome back to another awe inspiring Share Your Style party. This week your party host is me, Barbara from the blog

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Easiest Chicken Recipe You'll Ever Make

Hello everyone!

It has been awhile since I last posted.  I've been dealing with some terrible health issues!  I'm happy to report, though, that I'm feeling MUCH better now and can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

First, I injured my shoulder at the gym (I think) and it is almost well now.  It has taken about 4 weeks to finally feel better! I haven't seen a doctor about it though because I was plagued with other problems that took precedence.   As some of you probably know I suffer from ulcerative colitis and some other auto immune diseases.  I took Remicade for about a year and felt like a new person! But that all changed when I developed terrible joint stiffness and pain in my wrists, fingers, knees and ankles.  I was plagued with fatigue and discomfort.  I thought it was caused by low estrogen since I'm a woman of a certain age and was experiencing some dramatic hormone changes.  But, after hormone replacement therapy didn't help, my gynecologist suggested that I see my rheumatologist.  I was tested for drug induced lupus that can be caused by Remicade.  Long story short, I tested positive and am now taking medication to help me deal with the symptoms until the Remicade is completely out of my system (which can take up to 6 mos.).  So, by Christmas time, I should be back to my old self and will have to figure out a new long term treatment in place of Remicade.  I can no longer take that drug.  (insert sad face) This happens to be a rare occurrence.  Go figure that it would happen to me.  I now have a profound empathy for those suffering from systemic lupus.  It is HORRIBLE!  Mine will thankfully (hopefully) go away forever.  But some live with it most of their adult lives as it affects mostly young women.  

With all of that in mind, I wanted to share a very easy recipe for chicken that tastes like you've been slaving away in the kitchen all day but really it only takes a couple of minutes to put together. This is a great recipe for people that don't feel like doing a lot of cooking!  The oven does all the work for you!  

It's called No Peek Chicken.  Have you heard of it?  

It looks like this, when it's done.  

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Share Your Style Party #131



Hello Everyone and welcome to Share Your Style #131.  I'm Carol from The Red Painted Cottage and I'm so happy to be your host this evening.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Share Your Style Party #130

Hello everyone!

How is everyone doing this week?  Are your kids back to school yet?  I live in GA and mine is already back.  Seems too early though!  Now, that the summer break is over, I can start looking forward to Fall though. 

 I want to welcome you back to another fun week of Share Your Style.  I'm Kelly from The Essence of Home and will be your host this week.


Friday, August 4, 2017

What I Like to Use in Farmhouse Decor

Hello everyone!

One of my favorite types of accessories to use in farmhouse style decor are those made of galvanized metal. There is something about it that just screams farmhouse!  I like the contrast of it next to wood also.  It's easy to find these days and even more fun to shop for at antique stores!  I have a few pieces that I thought I would share with you today.

I love to find pieces that you wouldn't expect to find in galvanized metal.  You get the unexpected factor!  For example, this lamp is like that.  I love the contrast between the cool metal base and the warm burlap shade.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Share Your Style Party #129

Hello everyone and welcome to Share Your Style #129. I am Lisa from Feathering My Empty Nest, and I am so happy to be your host for this evening's party. 

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Meatball Stuffed Cheesy Garlic Bread

Hello everyone!

How  did your week go?  Mine has gone so-so.  I've been battling a shoulder injury that I believe happened at the gym.  Ugh!  I probably lifted too much weight or something.  Not quite sure.  It has been giving me pain when I move it for over a week now.  So, all I do now is cardio at the gym. I may see a doctor about it since it isn't getting better.  

However, I wanted to share this tasty recipe with you in case you're looking for something new to make at home these days.  It was fairly simple and your kids will probably like it too!  

 It's called meatball stuffed cheesy garlic bread.  

It looks like this.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Share Your Style Party #128


Hello everyone and welcome to Share Your Style #128!  I am Lynn from the blog The Vintage Nest  and I will be your host this evening. 


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Friday, July 21, 2017

Farmhouse Architecture

Hello everyone!

Are you happy that it's the weekend?  Well, hopefully, you're able to put your feet up and relax a little.  I thought I would share with you some pics from a construction site my husband and I visited recently.  We're always popping in new subdivisions and checking out new homes for future reference.  We stumbled upon this one, just the next county over from us, and probably only 15 minutes from our current home!  It was a small street with nothing but large farmhouse style homes on large flat lots being built.  We fell in love with it!  The homes are quite amazing.  So, I snapped some pics to share with you (and for my own personal reference).  You have to keep an open mind though since they are clearly unfinished.  The lots are bare with no landscaping, no lighting, no appliances, unfinished floors etc.  But, it looks great even at this stage!

This is what we first saw driving up.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Share Your Style Party #127

Hello everyone and welcome to Share Your Style #127!  I am Marie-Hélène from the blog Kingsbury Brook Farm and I will be your host this evening. 

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Dressing up the Porch for Summer

Hello everyone!

Due to all the rain we've had lately here in GA, I wasn't able to use my cushioned outdoor furniture on our back deck very much.  We kept taking off the cushions and letting the water drain after a big storm.  I was worried that the cushions were going to get ruined and I didn't want the hassle of covering them with a tarp all the time.  So...............I decided to put them on the front porch since it's covered.  It has now become my favorite place to go to relax and unwind. Luckily, our front porch is very private.  It's surrounded by trees and not close to the street.  

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Share Your Style Party #126


Hello everyone and welcome back to another awe inspiring Share Your Style party. This week your party host is me, Barbara from the blog

Friday, July 7, 2017

Refined Ruffles

Hello everyone!

I wanted to share some bedding changes that I've made lately.  I still have my Beddy's Bedding (which I love), but since my dog sleeps with us and had a few accidents on it I temporarily switched back to my ruffled quilt.  It is easier to wash.  I added some linen ruffled pillow cases that I found from an Etsy shop too.  

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Share Your Style Party #125

Hi Everyone!
I hope all of you had a great July 4th yesterday and are more than ready to party with us at Share Your Style.  I'm Carol from The Red Painted Cottage and I'll be your host this week.



Friday, June 30, 2017

Unique and Practical Wall Art

Hello everyone!

How has your week been?  I hope it has been good.  I'm excited about this holiday weekend since it marks the beginning of July and it is one of my favorite months of the year because it isn't as busy as many others.  The weather is usually nice and my schedule isn't so slammed.  June is always hectic and expensive!  Bye Bye June.  Ha!  

Speaking of expensive, have any of you noticed some changes over at PicMonkey?  They added a new feature for saving photos, called Hub.  It took me forever to figure out that I don't have to sign up for it and can now use "export" to save my photos to my computer like I usually do.  I think they purposely set it up like that to confuse people in to thinking they had to sign up and pay money to use their site!  I figured it out after about 30 min of being frustrated and actually signing up for their trial.  Then, I cancelled it once I realized how their site looked different and "export" had then replaced "save".  Did you catch that too?  

Well enough of my ranting.  I just thought I would pass that on in case you were experiencing the same thing.  

I wanted to share some different forms of wall art that I'm using now.  First, I found these adorable flowers from Hobby Lobby that you can hang on the wall!  I hung them in my powder room.

  

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Share Your Style Party #124

Hello everyone!

Thanks for joining us for another week of Share Your Style!  I'm Kelly from The Essence of Home and I will be your host this week.