Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Share Your Style Party #76

Welcome to Share Your Style! 

I'm Julie from Little Farmsteadand I'm your host this week. It's hard to believe we're in the last week of July... We hope you're enjoying your summer!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

For the Love of Ship Lap

Hello everyone!

How is your week going so far?  Mine has been very busy since my youngest son is getting ready to start high school next week.  He had freshman orientation today.  I must brag on our school system.  We would've probably moved this year or next, if it wasn't for our great school system.  But since he only has 4 more years to go, we decided to keep him where he is.  His new high school is very nice and besides offering him an IEP (which is a custom plan for any student that requires extra help with certain subjects) they even offered all freshman a mentor to help them out their first year!  Wow!  I certainly didn't get anything close to that when I was in school.  My youngest son is slightly autistic so he really benefits from all this extra help!  Our school system is ranked 5th in the state of GA.  So, our new house can just wait a few more years.  Ha!

In the meantime, we are always working on our current home to add value and make it more appealing to us.  One way we are planning on doing that is by adding some ship lap to some of our walls.  There is one room where we plan on adding an accent wall of ship lap to first.  Then, depending on how well we like it and how easy (or not) that it is to install, we may do our breakfast area in the kitchen. 

Here are some inspiration pics of what we like:

Friday, July 22, 2016

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole - Giveaway Winner Announcement

Hello everyone!

Thanks to everyone who signed up for the Ramsign giveaway.  Also, thank you to Ramsign for offering my readers this exciting opportunity!

The winner of the giveaway is Laurie Howell.

I also wanted to share this yummy recipe that I discovered recently.  I made it the other night and it was a big hit with my family.  

These are the ingredients that you will need.

Monday, July 18, 2016

A Giveaway!

Hello everyone!

Happy Monday.  Did you survive the weekend?  I hope you had a good one.  I have a special giveaway to offer you today from Ramsign.  Have you ever heard of them?  They make beautiful  hand crafted porcelain enamel signs for the home.  Most people use them to display their house number by their front door or over their porch.  They also make signs with your address on them.  They are very European in style.  You can learn more about them on their website HERE.  

Friday, July 15, 2016

Inspiration That I've Been Following

Hello everyone!

I have been in a "summer" state of mind lately, and as a result, have been decorating with lighter softer colors.  There is so much great inspiration out there to see that has helped guide me in the direction I'm going. Of course, this is what I'm enjoying now.  It's all subject to change!  Ha Ha!  

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Share Your Style Party #74

Hello and welcome to another inspiring Share Your Style link party. This week it is me,  Barbara from the blog 21 Rosemary Lane, back as your party host!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A Feminine Family Room

Since it's summer and it's blazing hot outside with very few rainy days, I have been drawn to lighter accent colors in my home.  I shared a few rooms recently with you already, but just realized that I haven't shared some of the latest changes that I've made to my family room.  If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably already seen some of these.

Friday, July 8, 2016

A Summer Bedroom

Hello everyone!

What a crazy day yesterday was in the news, huh?  Since everything is so negative and stressful on the news, I turned it off!  And instead, focused on something peaceful and tranquil like my bedroom.  This is where serenity can be found.  I love having a soft color palette in the bedroom for that reason.  I recently changed out my black and white pillows for these softer hues for the summer.  A few floral pillow shams were included in the mix.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Share Your Style Party #73

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to Share Your Style Party! 
I'm Des from Peeking Thru The Sunflowers and I'm your host this week.
I'm glad you stopped by to join the fun and be inspired!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Our 4th of July

Hello everyone!

Did you have a nice holiday weekend?  We had a good time.  Saturday night, we cooked out and had my oldest son and his new girlfriend over for dinner.  It was nice to finally meet her.  Then, on Monday night we took our youngest son with us to see a fireworks show at North Ga College.  It is such a pretty campus.  It's in a rural town with beautiful old houses in it.  Here is a pic of one that stood out while we were walking to the fireworks show.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Summer Colors

Hello everyone!

If you've been following my blog for any length of time, you know by now how I like to change
 color schemes within my basic neutral palette. This summer has been hotter than usual, which may explain why I adopted a softer color palette in my home this year.  I am drawn to the butter soft lilac, powder blue, and heather grey hues to mix with my white slip covered furniture.