I have an entire Pinterest board that I have devoted to simple farmhouse entry styles. Some are grand entry ways with benches, baskets and hooks but I don't have a grand entry and in fact our front door opens up straight into the living room. It has been a challenge to decorate the space but I think I have finally found a simple, practical yet welcoming farmhouse feel that I love.
I love finding ways to add a bit of rustic charm to our farmhouse style. We all love the great outdoors, and so I enjoy adding it to our home in small ways. Antlers are a great way to add a touch of a rustic farmhouse feel to the home but I love when it is done in a minimal simple way. So, today I am sharing 10 of my favorite images.
I often think about how wonderful it would be to garden without the worries of little critters like rabbits nibbling on my lettuce and carrots, hornworms chomping away on tomato leaves, squash bugs devouring my squash, and all the other little pests that find my garden delicious. It doesn't matter how much I think about how nice it would be to avoid these little creatures because they won't just go away without a little action on my part. That is where this simple and easy all natural garden pest control spray comes in handy.
I love a home that smells good! There is something so wonderful about walking in, and being greeted with the fresh smells of the season. The herbs are in abundance from the garden, and while I use them fresh, and I dry some, I thought why not use a few in a stovetop simmer? Just a few ingredients from the garden. a few lemons, a splash of vanilla and some water will have your home smelling amazing as well.
This Independence Day looks so different for our family. In the 19 years that I have been with my husband, we have always done the same thing. Pack up, head to the creek and spend the afternoon with all of our extended family. The children swim in the creek, and the adults lounge in their chairs, chatting, making multiple trips to the table to snack on foods. The sound of fireworks, kids splashing, and the endless chatter has made for some wonderful memories.
The day before Independence Day, the birthday of our great country. It is one of my favorite holidays for it's patriotic pride of our great country, and for the memories of sitting along the creek bank, swimming, eat delicious picnic food with our large extended family and watching late night fireworks. I am a little late in adding any touches of red, white and blue to our home but I added a few flags and it gave our home just the touch of patriotic pride that it needed.