Make it Monday: 4 Adorable and Easy Easter Crafts to Make RIGHT NOW!

Make it Monday: 4 Adorable and Easy Easter Crafts to Make RIGHT NOW!

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One of my absolute favorite holidays is approaching and I’m looking forward to it. As a Christian, I absolutely love Easter. I also really love springtime. Easter is important because it celebrates the death and resurrection of my Risen Savior Jesus Christ, but it also represents a time of renewal and rebirth.

I love crafting and creating pretty things, but even more so, I love sharing those things with others. I haven’t had much time to create anything lately, so I decided to share some of my current favorite Pin-spirations.

  1. Easy pom-tailed bunny garland 

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How easy would this be? You’d only need some pretty scrapbook paper, some twine, pom-poms, and a little glue. I think this is just adorable and I’d love to put it on my fireplace!

2.  Farmhouse Twine Carrots 

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These cute little carrots are so simple and easy to make! I think they’d be cute just about any way you’d decide to display them.

3. Old Rugged Cross Wreath 

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This old rugged cross wreath is so simple and beautiful…and best of all, it represents the true meaning of Easter. I’d hang this above my mantle or maybe on a mirror like this blogger did.  I cannot wait to make this.

4. No Sew Sock Bunny 

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These super cute little bunnies will be adorable on top of my mantle! I cant wait to make them with my girls!

I hope you have enjoyed this round up today! Happy Crafting!

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2019 Spring Home Tour

2019 Spring Home Tour
What a long, strange winter! Not surprisingly, I’ve decided to re-decorate the inside of the house to reflect the “almost-here” spring. I’m really loving our simplified, paired down spring decor. It’s bright, airy, and I feel like my house can breathe! 
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Our entry table boasts a simple wicker charger with a large jar, some florals, a faux birds’ nest and some colorful speckled eggs. 

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I absolutely love these colors together and I can’t help but smile every time I walk past this table. 

There are touches of greenery everywhere and natural woods- things that remind me of spring without being too overpowering. 

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On our coffee table, we have a little vignette with a tray, a candle, and some greenery. I love how simple and how farmhouse-ish this is. 

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We also repurposed our wood trough box on our dining room table for spring. We used this thing to decorate for Christmas  and winter, and it works nicely for spring too. 

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I can’t wait to fill in the spaces with some grapevine spheres or some greenery. 

Lastly, I decorated this ledge in our dining room. I call it our “mantle” because we don’t have a real mantle. I love how realistic these faux branches are…and how cute are those little eggs in the nest? 

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This is definitely a low-key spring home tour. Way less elaborate than what I’ve done in the past, but I like it! 

Have a great week. Join us on Friday for a roundup of farmhouse mudrooms. 

Spring crafts you should make RIGHT NOW

Hello, everyone! I hope you are enjoying this beautiful day. We have had so much rain lately that I’m excited anytime I look out my window and see sunshine.

I haven’t had a lot of time to create lately, but I’m itching to get back into my craft room. I wanted to share a few cheap, easy, and adorable spring crafts with you today.

  1. Create a simple spring or summer wreath

This article is about a summer wreath I created, but you could easily use this wreath for spring, too. This is still one of my favorite wreaths I’ve ever made. So simple and so pretty!

2. DIY moss spheres

These moss spheres are super easy and cheap to make…and if you buy real moss balls in the stores, they will be costly. This is a much cheaper, but still cute option.

3. Spanish moss topiaries

These topiaries are quick, easy, and fun to make. You all know I love a good farmhouse project, and these topiaries fall right in line with that. They remain one of my favorite projects, and I use them all the time.

I hope you enjoyed these spring crafts! Join me later this week for some spring decor tips and spring cleaning ideas.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month!

In 2014, my dad was diagnosed with colon cancer. Although he had turned 50 the year before and had already survived Hodgkin’s lymphoma, he had put off his colonoscopy. My mother convinced him to get his test one year later, even though he really didn’t want to.

His routine colonoscopy resulted in doctors discovering a blockage and he had to have a colon resectioning. It was after his surgery that we learned he had colon cancer. Over the next three years, he had aggressive chemo treatments, radiation, seed therapy, and many more surgeries. Despite having excellent medical care, he passed away in 2017. He was 54.

Although my dad didn’t survive cancer, he was able to live three more years after his diagnosis. I believe if he hadn’t had his colonoscopy and discovered his cancer when he did, he would not have lived as long as he did.

Colon cancer is now the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third most common cause of cancer deaths. More than 142,000 Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer each year, and while 90% of them are 50 or older, colon cancer is on the rise for people in their thirties and forties. Typically, a person doesn’t get their first colonoscopy until they are fifty, unless they have a family history.

There are three things that automatically increase your risk of colon cancer- having a family history, being a carrier of the Lynch syndrome gene, or having an inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s Disease. The following lifestyle changes can drastically reduce most people’s risk of colon cancer: maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, exercising regularly, eating a high-fiber, low-fat diet and limiting your sugar and red meats, and getting a yearly physical and blood work. If you are fifty or older, you should get a colonoscopy yearly, but if you carry a high risk of developing colon cancer, you will need to get your first one before age 50.

If you are unsure about what age you need to get your first one, consult your doctor. Consult the infographic below for more information.

Colon cancer is a difficult and often deadly disease, but if caught early, it’s treatable. Making smart lifestyle choices and getting your yearly health screenings can make a huge difference.

Have a great weekend.

4 FREE SPRING PRINTABLES!


Hi, all! It has been well over a month since my last post. Things are a little rough around here- we’e had lots of sickness- both children have been sick multiple times in the past month, and I’ve been sick on and off since Thanksgiving. We’ve also been really busy with school and work. I promise I’m still alive…and I’ll resume my regular schedule soon.

Today, I’d like to offer you some free spring goodies! This month, I decided to do something different and design a desktop wallpaper. To use it, simply right click it and save it to your device.

I also created two new printables for you to enjoy. I love this first one:





You guys know how anything farmhouse really catches my eye. This cute little planter print really makes me smile.

I shared these cute pink “hello spring” prints last year, and had a lot of people download them. I just had to share them again! How pretty would this be in a simple frame with a mat?

This simple green “hello spring” wreath print speaks to my “farmhouse loving heart” as well. I thought you all might enjoy it too! This one would be adorable in a painted black frame.

….And yet a third “hello spring” print! I added a floral graphic to this one, this time.

To download, please right click on the art print and save it to your machine. For best results, do not print larger than 8X10. I like to send my printables to a lab like Staples Copy and Print.

I hope you all enjoy these lovely free prints! Check back on the first Monday of April for some more lovely printables.

Four free Valentine’s Printables

Four free Valentine’s Printables

I have decided to take a break from the 21-Day Organizing Challenge to share some Valentine related goodies with you. Here are some super cute free Valentine’s Printables for you 🙂

This one is probably best suited for small prints, like a 5×5 or 4×6. I like the red and pink together and the fact that it’s on a background.

This one reminds me of our ultimate story of love: how Jesus loved us so much that we can trust in Him for a new heart.

You knew there’d be a simple farmhouse black and white print some place on this list, didn’t you?

This one might be my favorite print on the whole list. I want to print this and put it on my mantle.

For best results, please right click and save to your device. Do not print larger than 8.5×11, and you may find that using a print shop produces a much cleaner print. I like to use Staples Copy and Print.

I hope you enjoy these prints! Check back this Wednesday for garage organization tips, and on Friday for a farmhouse Friday roundup.

Have a wonderful week!

How to organize your closet and keep it that way

My closet, finally not looking like a hot mess

Does anyone else often find that their closet is a hot mess, despite their best efforts? Do you struggle to find things in your closet, even though you know they are there?

I have definitely been there, but at the moment, I’m in a much better place with my closet. Today, I’d like to share some tips for keeping your closet clean and organized.

1. Use matching hangers to free up space in your closet space 

It sounds a little crazy, but did you know that by using hangers that are the same width and thickness, you can actually save yourself some space on the closet rod? In addition, it also gives your closet a more streamlined, more uniform appearance. 

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2. Attach labels to the baskets and bins

Labeling boxes and bins not only helps you to find things more quickly, it also ensures that everything has a proper place, and that you put everything into its proper place each day.

3. Hang pants at eye level because it looks nicer

Pants will always hang more neatly than shirts. For this reason, hanging pants on eye level will make your closet appear overall more neat and clean. A cleaner closet also feels more organized.

4. Twice a year, purge what you don’t wear anymore.

I like to turn my clothes hangers a certain direction, and after I wear the garment that season, I turn the hanger the opposite direction. At the end of the season, I turn the hanger the opposite direction. At the end of the season, anything that worn that no longer fits is donated, sold or given away.

I hope you have enjoyed these tips for organizing your closet! Stay tuned tomorrow for a summary of week two.