Speaks of cinnamon rolls baking in the oven, french-press drifting steam in circles from the kitchen counter, and laughter echoing from the living room as friends new and old come for brunch. . . 🍒meet "Countryside Wish" // featuring mixed eucalyptus, lamb's ear, cream roses and accent greenery tucked into a grapevine base. 🍄 Brand new + available now xo
For my high school graduation I received a beautiful Canon 35mm camera (not digital!) and for years I flirted with photography. I used to make my friends dress up in costumes and do photoshoots which was so fun. I'm not sure I had any talent at it, but there was something so relaxing about catching a shot I wanted and then getting the film developed to see how it had actually turned out. 😋
I was recently clearing out some stuff and found these photos I took on our property years ago. It made me feel like I should dig out my old camera and buy some film. I would love to try to take some Bookstagram pictures with an "old" camera and see if any turn out!
Do you have any interests you'd like to revive? .
Well it’s true! This little guy is full of BS! Baking soda that is. I’m so very passionate about baking soda that I buy it in bulk. There’s a ton of uses, I covered a lot of them in my blog. Please stop by and take a look. Happy #friyay❤️
Vintage Eiderdown is now on the line to air after a wash & tumble, and the pretty French chandelier is languishing in the sunshine after having a clean ✨ Have a wonderful day lovelies x
When Belton used to be a small, podunk town we called it Belton, America and we’d say it in a really hick voice 🤣 Y’all, it’s come a LONG way.
Anyway, never thought I’d love living around the place I grew up as much as I do. Truthfully because I didn’t want to be the one that “never left home.” Even after college and studying abroad I felt lame - it has such a negative connotation with it for some reason. And while I’ve traveled all over the world even at a young age, this will always be home. And home feels really good when you’re still constantly on the road. Now, I’m very proud of this town & grateful for this land 💚 #beltonamerica#texasproud#thesimplelife#countryliving#dicegrovefarms#followherarrow
Back home there are rustic remembrances found this weekend ..along country roadsides that speaks of a love in which was given that we cannot even begin to fathom..there is a very good chance you’ve heard His name..Amazing Grace how can it be..#countryliving#passover#countryroads (photo credit John Bennett.. we miss ya brother)
Happy #fluffyfriendsfriday 🎉🎉🎉
What is on your to do list for this weekend? Do you have lots of Easter activities planned?
I’m personally getting out into the garden for some planting 🙌🏼 With all the rain we’ve had, I’ve had to keep pushing it back, but I can’t wait any longer. I’m ready to see veggies and fruits growing (and even some gourds)!
P.S. Remember when I said a few weeks ago that I’d do just about anything to get some pictures of my cows, including laying on the ground? Well this is one of the shots I captured and there are a few more to come! I cannot wait to share them all with you!
Here comes the sun ☀️ We bought the house in winter, so being able to finally open the bi-folds and extend the kitchen/ living space on to the patio and 370ft garden, reminds me why I fell for this place. 🏡
It feels like this has been my last year from planning to finding a team to work with to the actual renovation. I had every intention of being incredibly organized but at the end of the day the process kind of looked more like this 😂 still with all that said, this has been an incredible experience seeing my vision come to life. It's not perfect but I am certain that I will be fully satisfied. As this process comes to a close I have learned so much and I am ready to take on the next room... In a few weeks, months we'll see. Stay tuned for the full reveal on my blog in the next few weeks and we'll continue to update in story's. Thanks for joining me on this adventure.
The holiday home bungalow in France needed updating. These are some of the photos from the hall. Dark wooden doors, architraves. Old wallpaper, floor tiles that were used as skirting. The idea was to paint the walls grey, white for the wood areas to open up the space. Knock of the tile skirting, Karndean to be fitted to the flooring. Keep watching to see the transformation 😁 #renovationproject#france🇫🇷 #holidayhome#holidayhomedecor#countryliving#flooringideas#diyhomedecor
My tropical garden. Beautiful green plants tropical cushion. My favourite denim jacket. Seagrass basket. Fresh leaves and flowers from my garden. Natureinspired nature lover. My happy place. There is sunshine in my life today.🌱🌿🍀🌿🌱🌷🌹🥀🌺🥀🌹🌷🌱🌿🍀🍀🌿🌱🌷🌹🥀🌺
Good Friday morning! 🌿
When we remodeled our home last year, we knew we wanted to make our kitchen island not only larger, but more efficient.
The previous island had cabinets on one side only and just a simple electrical outlet on the side. We chose to deepen it, making room to add storage on the front side as well. Drawers replaced cabinets (so much more useful!), and a beautiful butcher block was created for the top. Side note: It took four butcher blocks before we had one that was in excellent condition. That was fun! 🤪 . My amazing hubby added plug strips (in gray of course) along both sides of the island, which I cannot express enough how much I love!
I wanted the front drawers to house potatoes, onions, bread...that sort of thing. To do that, we needed to have “breathable” fronts. Therefore, the metal grates were born. The veggies are in rust-proof metal baskets inside those drawers. I think the the grates are so pretty, and add tons of character to the island.
If you swipe left you’ll see that we added those grates to the side of the coffee bar as well. They allow the heat to escape from the pipes behind the cabinet. .
I just love it when form meets function so beautifully! .
Have a most blessed Good Friday, friends. Remember the Reason for the season. ✝️ .