Farmhouse Kitchen Accessories

This is a super short post today mainly because it is our last week of school and things are crazy. We also have swim lessons, doctor appointments, fieldwork, and a three year old who won’t put weight on his little foot. I’m hoping for the best on that last one.

This summer will be two years since we started building our kitchen. We finished it enough to use it and then switched our focus to other house projects. We’ve been slowly trying to finish all the small details and I CAN‘T WAIT to finally see it completed. I am choosing accessories that will bring some charm into this farmhouse kitchen and below are a few of the top contenders.

Summer Fashion Finds

I hope you had a wonderful long weekend! We spent as much time outside as possible. We got more sand for the sandbox and used some to fix a few uneven patio stones. We also worked on installing more kitchen cabinets and adding the door hardware. We planted tomatoes and fixed the paddle boat which we tested out on the pond. It was a great start to the summer. I showed you some wardrobe items that I got for the boys, but I didn’t show you some summer items that I got for myself. I had the worst sunburn EVER last year and I am still traumatized. I am not going to make that mistake again. My vampire skin is going to be hiding under loads of sunscreen and hats. Here are a few new things I bought for this summer.

Modern Farmhouse Front Door Refresh

Our front door is in desperate need of some attention. It’s been easy to ignore for the past 2 years for a couple of reasons. My first excuse is that other projects needed to be finished in a certain order and were higher on the priority list. Having heat and running water = priority. Doors on the bedrooms…also a priority. My second excuse is that our front door actually faces the woods behind our house and can only be seen by the few adventurous people who dare to venture up our long and very rough dirt driveway. These are hearty folks who are fine with knocking down a few cobwebs and look right past the chew marks on the door left behind by a woodchuck.

We’ve got a long weekend ahead of us and we are ready to make some progress on this neglected front porch. There are so many great sales this weekend and I wanted to put together a quick inspiration board for you in case you wanted to refresh your front door too. Have a great weekend!


Take Five: Changes to help mother earth

It’s Friday already? May is always such a busy month. We’ve got planting, longer days, end of school activities, and baseball. The weeks seem to go by so quickly. My boys are counting down the days until summer vacation and I’m counting down the days until I don’t have to help with homework or pack lunches.

Spring was long overdue this year and it really made me appreciate how important it is for us to start taking better care of our planet NOW. Every little change adds up and makes a difference. We started a compost bin outside and have been making an effort to reduce the amount of waste our household creates. Here are five small changes we have made recently. I am linking all of these products to online retailers, but obviously it would be better if you can purchase them locally. Have a great weekend!

This compost bin looks great in your kitchen and is easy to clean.

This floss is biodegradable and the glass bottle can be refilled over and over again.

Mesh produce bags are so easy to use. The hard part is remembering to take them with you to the store.

Blueland is a new company that makes three household cleaners in tablet form. They also sell reusable spray bottles. You just drop in a tablet and add water. Brillant!

I started making almond milk at home to cut down on all of those bulky cartons and these glass bottles are perfect for storing it in the fridge.