Monday, July 17, 2017

A Farmhouse Living Room Refresh



 It's safe to say that I'm glad this weekend is over... I don't usually say that, but this weekend was especially difficult.  Saturday was my husbands birthday and it also marks the month that we have been separated for six months now... not a marital separation... but an Army one..
and quite frankly I'm over and done with it. I don't think we have gotten to celebrate his birthday together in over 5-6 years... something always comes up or in between us...mainly the Army and while there are many benefits to living the military life, it does take a toll and I was feeling that toll this weekend. In fact, I was throwing myself a big ole' pity party.. but I don't even care... 
I deserved it...

It was also amplified by the death of my favorite hen.... I believe the fox struck again, she was just gone, with nothing but a pile of her beautiful lavender feathers left behind.
I don't really want to even write about it, other than to say it sucks. Big Time.

So needless to say, I needed something to take my mind off of things and it was either burn the house down, or refresh a few items...obvs I chose the latter:)


I started by getting the red rug out... I love that rug, but something
 about it with the lighter sofa... I just couldn't handle any longer.

I replaced it with this smaller jute rug that was behind the sofa in the area between the bar and the sofa... essentially... I just flip flopped them.
Here's a link to the rug and it's on sale!


I also replaced the little marble table I had with this barrel table I already had.
I think for now, it fits better with the neutral color scheme.


I also found my little glass vase and added the light lavender hydrangeas to it. I love the simplicity and elegance of glass. It adds a certain glam, but remains non obtrusive. 
I like that... I'm sick of things being obtrusive.


I also took down the lavender from the fireplace and put if on the gold mirrored tray.
 I then placed the rocking horse on the mantle.






I added a little texture by draping the sofa with tasseled blanket.
I bought nothing new...shocking.. I had all of this in my "left over" room.
It was nice to give this space a new look and feel, without spending any money.. I think I needed it.
Sometimes I feel like I need a reset button from life.
I have been so busy with projects, that this weekend was the first weekend I really didn't have much going on... so naturally it was a weekend that had to be emotionally trying.
I'm telling you, I was ready to give up raising chickens... it can be so disheartening at times. But I have to remember, that this is part of life. Sometimes life isn't fair and it isn't beautiful. But it is my job to find the good and the beauty out of it. The reality is, these things happen, they happen to everyone, everywhere. I'm no different. I gave her a good life and got to enjoy her for a year.
That's all anyone can do.

RIP Beautiful Girl.



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Monday, July 10, 2017

Epoxy Countertops that look like Marble


Oh my goodness you guys, it's been a cool minute since I have even thought about this blog! I was on such a good roll and then life just happened, by life I mean crazy DIY's, cause that is life...holla! 
But I wanted to share with you some exciting news...
I have finally finished my kitchen makeover....again.....

So what turned out to be 'I'm just going to redo the countertops'
pretty much turned into a full on REDO!
But i'm not mad! 
Actually, 
I'm in love, and it turned out better than I could have even imagined!
DIY Marble Countertops


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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Young Living Essential Oils~ Why I'm Sold




I was recently contacted by Samantha with DewDrop Collective to try out some samples of Young Living Essential oils.  I honestly think I'm one of the only people on God's green earth that has absolutely no knowledge on the benefits of therapeutic oils.

But I was eager to see what all the hub bub  was about!
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Monday, June 5, 2017

Limed Oak Doors, New Counter Tops and Broken Hen


I feel like this weekend just zoomed by, I got a lot accomplished but nothing finished. If that makes any sense?  I have been on such a consistent blogging roll these past two weeks, that I was fretting... cause here it was Sunday night and I had nothing prepared in the draft section... so I hem hawed and debated on rushing through a few things and then I thought....hold up... that's dumb... 
a. no one cares
 and 
b. no one cares....

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Five on Friday~ A Reflection of the Week


 Good Morning and Happy Friday!
If you are like me, you are already summarizing what all you need to do and how you can fit it all into two microscopic days, cause you just know it's going to fly by!

I shared an IG post yesterday about how much time I basically waste in the evenings after work... it mostly consists of me walking around the house...looking at all the things I need to do, start to do it, and then sit down at the computer or go outside and work on something different...
I swear it's the same day...you can call it Tuesday...every single day of the week...




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