• DIY 4th of July Tote

        4th of July is on its way and if you are like us you have a parade… or two… in your schedule for the 4th of July festivities. When you have kids parades mean a lot of candy! Plus the sitting and waiting  for the parade which means snacks!  A lot of snacks! I have mentioned before that we like to go all out for the 4th of July. Decked out head to toe in red white and blue for the whole week, and now our accessories are going to be decked out as well! I can’t wait for the kids to use these! This DIY 4th of…

  • Red White and Blue in the Sunroom

                                                The 4th of July is just a week away! We are heading out on a family camping trip for the entire 4th of July week to visit Mt. Rushmore and the Badlands. I have never been to that part of South Dakota before so I am really excited to go! Each little surrounding town has its own full 4th of July schedule full of fireworks, parades and activities! For this 4th of July loving girl I can’t wait to celebrate every day of the week! We will be…

  • Farmhouse 4th of July Pillows

      Its no secret that I love throw pillows. Look around my house and you will find them piled up everywhere. Beds, couches, benches, tables, baskets….You name it! Pillows are such a quick and easy way to decorate for the season which is why I am sharing my farmhouse 4th of July pillow round up with you today! While I was looking for some 4th of July decor to add to my home this year I came across a cute pillow and then another one and then another one. I just had to share them with you, because I am sure you love throw pillows just as much as I…

  • Farmhouse 4th of July Decor in the Dining Room

        4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. I feel like the holiday has its own energy that makes summer fun and exciting. If I could deck out the whole house in red white and blue I would. Lets be honest, I do try and decorate every room! lol I just don’t have that much patriotic decor, surprisingly. I did add a few new things to my 4th of July decor this year and I am excited to share them with you today!     My first new addition to my 4th of July decor was this runner that I made. I love the pattern of the…

  • 12 Spectacular Farmhouse style Patriotic Porches

      Did you see my Patriotic porch for summer just the other day? It is comprised of red, white, and blue with a little bit of farmhouse style. I thought that I would share some of the inspiration that I used when I was getting ready to decorate my porch. I do not have a lot of patriotic decor and am slowly adding to it each year. I look forward to the summer that I can have a fully decorated patriotic porch!     “I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.” –Wendell Willkie       “Where liberty dwells, there is my…

  • A Patriotic Porch for Summer

      Summer weather has started slowly rolling in around here and it has been wonderful! I have been wanting to decorate the porch ever since we gave it a mini face lift. A good power wash and some paint to the shutters and front door and our porch was looking great! Here is a little before and after of the front porch.     Power washing our entire house was one of the best things we could have done to improve to look of the outside of our house. I am not sure if it had ever been done to the house, but it definitely looked like a new house when…

  • DIY Ribbon Flag

      We just celebrated Memorial Day and 4th of July will be here before you know it. This DIY Ribbon Flag is the perfect decor to add to your patriotic decor! It is a quick easy project it takes less then 10 minutes and it lets you use your own creativity.   DIY Ribbon Flag Supplies I know this is called a ribbon flag, but I didn’t actually use any ribbon in my flag at all. For the size flag that I wanted, Ribbon would have been quite pricey. If you are going to make a smaller version of this flag you could use ribbon without it costing a lot. Fabric…

  • Patriotic Pillows

      I am excited to share with you my Patriotic pillow collection. I was looking for some patriotic pillows in the store and just wasn’t finding things that went along with my decor style. There wasn’t much for Patriotic pillows, just a small end cap. I am not the type of person that wants the same pillows that everyone else will have in their house. So whats a girl to do? Design some herself of course! These Patriotic pillows are the perfect decor item all summer long! They are inspired by a few of my favorite things, maps, sayings, quilts, and of course red, white and blue. I am so…

  • DIY: Faux Birch Sticks

    Do you love the look of birch in holiday decorations? I sure do! Unfortunately there are no birch trees any where near my house that I could borrow from to add to my decorations. Buying birch logs at the the craft stores can get a bit pricey. So I was excited when I found this Embossed Birch Gift Wrap! I knew that I could make my own DIY faux birch sticks.   Here are the Supplies that you will need to make the Faux Birch sticks. Birch Embossed Gift Wrap sticks of varying sizes glue paint brush   Take your stick and place it on top of the inside of the wrapping paper.…

  • Fall Mantel Decor

    Fall has officially started in Michigan. It kick started with a perfect bright sunny cool day and then followed up with a week of gloomy rainy cold days. I love the cooler sweatshirt weather, the rain not so much. Now that it is officially fall I can share with you my fall mantel decor, because sharing it when it was 80 degrees outside just didn’t seem right. While my fireplace is still sporting its 90’s oak mantel and big bulky glass and gold edged trim doors, much to my dislike, it is still fun to decorate. So until I can get to work on it, we are just going to look past…