• Garden

    New Gardening Challenge and Our Garden Spaces

    This year we are embarking in a fun new adventure #growing50in2020 It’s an attempt to grow 50+ new to us flowers and veggies. Some are new varieties of foods or flowers we’ve grown in the past. Others are plants that are 100% new to our garden. Some we have grown before but we have never tried growing them from seed. Are you ready to follow along on the adventure? What can you expect? Regular updates here on the blog in journal format with plenty of pictures. You will see the real life successes and of course any failures, I mean learning opportunities. *wink* Additionally you can follow me on Instagram…

  • Garden,  Spring

    Garden Journal April – Week 3

    This has been a rough week for me personally as my health just won’t cooperate. Nevertheless, I made it out to the garden one day all bundled up for a very short time to check on the seedlings and up-pot them. I may have gone overboard with seedlings this year. But there are 3 reasons why: *Some seeds are older and may not germinate. So I need backups, just in case. *We are trying to increase out “food factory” production. In other words, eat off our land year round as much as possible. That means we need more plants to produce more food. *And finally… because it’s just the way…

  • From My Heart,  Garden,  Summer

    His Faithfulness – Notes From The Garden #2

    I’m trying to be patient waiting for spring. In the meantime I am reminded of the beauty of summer from this short journal entry from September 8th of last year. Enjoy! Great is Thy faithfulness – do you remember this gem of a song? Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see All I have needed Thy hand hath provided Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me! Nestled right in the middle of this classic hymn is a verse that speaks to the wonder of how creation itself reflects his glory.  Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,Sun, moon, and stars in their courses…

  • 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…

  • Farmlife

    Notes from the Garden #1

    I am longing for spring over here. So while I wait oh so patiently for warmer weather, enjoy this journal entry from the end of summer last year. Today was one of those glorious days where warm weather converges with cloudy skies, an off and on drizzle and a slight chill in the air. It provides respite from the hot summer days and hints at fall without completely taking summer off the horizon. My little Miss wanted to harvest strawberries from her own garden for dinner. She took off with her basket and returned not only with several ripe berries, but chives and a large Zuchinni. She was bold picking…

  • 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…

  • Uncategorized

    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…