Wednesday, September 28, 2016

I love dutch doors...

I've been on pinterest way more than I would like to admit lately ;) Every time I swear I type farmhouse kitchen to go scope the latest and greatest kitchen inspiration this picture of this gorgeous farmhouse kitchen with amazing wood beams on the ceiling pops up and there it is. That gorgeous dutch door. I decided one day I will have a farmhouse with a dutch door in the kitchen. I mean seriously how amazing would it be with it open on a nice summer or fall day.. breeze coming in, fresh country air, the sound of kids playing outside. Alright but really.. its on my list of must haves for our house one day... until then Ill just sit here pinning some for inspirations LOL! Do you love dutch doors?
Whats one thing on your dream house list?
 
pic cred/source: Pinterest

Monday, September 26, 2016

Our Fall Porch..

This year I decided I wasn't going to go out and buy a bunch of fall décor. I was going to use what I had and try and make do. The only thing I did buy other than the pumkins, decorative kale and mums was the home sweet home mat from target because our other one was ruined.

I started digging through my old "junk" as my husband would call it and started pulling out the old buckets, crates and such. It was a fun challenge to use what I could find even though I wanted to go splurge on a million new things to completely redo my whole porch.

Here is what I came up with..
Not exactly what I had in mind but its fun and was super cheap. Im sure I will be out there a million times rearranging and redecorating it before winter comes :)





















Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Cleaning with a toddler...



So I've gotten the question a lot lately how I keep our house so clean. First I can assure you we have our days. Toddlers are messy and I only have one so I know it couldn't be way worse haha. I wanted to write this out and share some things that work for me. I'm no pro but since I had people asking I figured I would share what we do!

1.  CLEAN WITH THEM
This past month I have been having Rosie help me a lot more with "chores". I found out shes actually a pretty good help and she really enjoys it. I know our biggest issue is her being naughty lately. Keeping her busy I found is best. These little activities have kept her happier and in less trouble.







2. KEEP IT FUN
I am always pushing her in laundry baskets, counting each piece of laundry that goes in or out of the dryer. We play music while we clean and sing and dance along.



3. SNACKS/NAP TIME
If your child is small enough and you have things to put away, clean or organize that are not for little hands there is a couple ways I do this depending on the task. If I need to mop the floors.. I wait til nap time or bedtime. If I need to fold some laundry without little hands undoing everything I put her in her high chair or booster and give her a snack to entertain her time. If I need a little more time I give her some coloring crayons and book and let her keep busy!


I know cleaning with your little ones makes things a lot slower and sometimes just way more frustrating but be patient and involve them. I know I'm not only keeping Rosie busy and out of trouble but I am also teaching her lessons in responsibility and helping out! Plus I've actually learned to enjoy cleaning myself as well now that we make it fun!

Do you have any good tips on cleaning with kids? I would love to hear them below!! :)

Friday, September 16, 2016

Two Arches...

So I've been seeing cute little arches for a while now and i've been wanting to get one. I ended up getting two from my dear friend Heidi from Feather & Birch.

I actually didn't plan to use both in one space. I had this cute wheat wreath that I thought would look perfect in the middle of one but it ended up being too big and took up almost a whole arch. I decided to see what it would look like in the middle of two. I haven't seen it done before ( I mean I'm sure it has been lol). I was a little unsure after laying it out on the floor but I decided to just go for it. I actually am really loving how it turned out. It made this space feel a little more cozy I think.

What do you guys think of the two arches together?
Would love to hear your thoughts!!!











Bedding and pillows: Target
Blanket: Ikea
Dresser: Ikea
Arches: Feather and Birch
Wreath: Target
Night stand: Marshalls
Lamps: Target
Happy man sign: Feather and Birch

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Gather...

I know I know it's been a while. I'm so bad at the keeping up here but hope to have some really amazing things coming to the blog this year I can't wait to share about.

I thought I would share some recent pictures of our house decor. I get asked constantly where things are from, where I buy my decor, etc so I figured I would share my favorite finds and shops and stores here for you guys.

Tomorrow I'll be posting my bedroom pics and my new arches with a fall wreath I hung but For now here is my dining room.

I simply adore this gather sign and truthfully I have more plans for it than just thing but for now it's up and I couldn't love it more. I got it from one of my fav decor shops for signs it's Feather & Birch. Check out her amazing shop.. She's one of my all time favs!

Also I've been dying for a sign that had this saying. How perfect is this one. Just adore it!!

Our lamp is from ikea, the pumpkins are from target/antique store fine and my favorite candle from target!!

So that's all for now! Tomorrow I'll share my bedroom.

Have a wonderful Thursday night friends 💗