• Farmlife,  Garden

    Garden Journal – May Week 2

    This week we are at that limbo state where the ground is just about warm enough for new seedlings, but not quite. And the seedlings are almost large enough to go out in the garden, but not quite. So I water on the hot days, snatch up a weed as I walk around and sit inside on the rainy days wishing for sun, yet thankful for the drops of water that refresh the land. As I try to be patient for planting out the rest of the veggies, I can admire the cold season crops that are doing well. Look at the before and after of the Peter Rabbit cabbages…

  • Farmhouse Chic,  Tablescape

    Buffalo Check Farmhouse Valentines Tablescape

    Snow has hit the Pacific Northwest in a completely unexpected way. Our winter has been mild, and we had conceded to the idea that icy morning were soon going to be a thing of the past. Then the snow came… and it snowed some more… and oh guess what? A WHOLE LOT more! And I love it. Absolutely love it! But with the unexpected amount of snow most likely we will have a low key valentines at home. And it will be perfect in every way.  One of the obstacles with valentines decor, at least for me, is that everything is the same color and almost everything says love. Don’t…

  • Food,  From My Kitchen,  Tablescape

    Red and White Country Tablescape and Blackberries with Overnight Oats

    Saturday night my little love asked what we were going to do before heading out for church the next morning. Since our property is just starting to produce a bounty of ripe blackberries we decided to go berry pickin’ as a family in the morning.  After she headed off to bed I decided to set the table all cute in red and white gingham and surprise her. She loves fancy tables and dinner parties. This little breakfast would be enjoyed by just the 3 of us, but it’s important to do fun little things with just family as well. The tablesettings were simple but oh so farmy and cute! Red…

  • Farmhouse Chic,  Home Decor,  Master Bedroom

    Roses for the Master Bedroom

    Last February hubby was on a business trip in Texas and I made him promise that if he was anywhere near Magnolia Market Silos that he would go… for me… because that store is on my bucketlist and I wanted to live vicariously through him. He thought that he was staying possibly 4+ hours away. But upon arrival he found out that he was actually 2 hours away. Only 2 hours?!?! That’s doable right!   Tulip fields with my little girl… and I’m wearing my Magnolia Farms hat! Well he was an absolute sweetheart and made the 2 hour trek and braved the lines to surprise me. Oh surprise me he…

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    Why Is Summer So Hard To Decorate For?

    Picture me standing up in the middle of a group and solemnly saying, “Hi, my name is Emily. And I decorate my home for every season. I am known to decorate more heavily for some seasons, and I am not ashamed of it. But I struggle with decorating for the summer months.” And this is where all of you that belong to the same support group that struggles with summer home decor say, “Hi Emily.” and we have punch and cookies while commiserating.  My home is my playground, so I am always getting some harebrained idea and moving decor and furniture around. But after the cute spring decor goes into the bin…