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Front Porch Living // Our Vintage Farmhouse

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And just like that, we have new furniture on our front porch! It's amazing really. For months and months I searched for the perfect furniture for the front porch. I wanted something with clean lines and easy around the farmhouse. We are so happy with how everything turned out.   

And just like that, we have new furniture on our front porch! It's amazing really. For months and months I searched for the perfect furniture for the front porch. I wanted something with clean lines and easy around the farmhouse. We are so happy with how everything turned out. 

 

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The furniture is from @walkeredisonfurniture! It's the Boardwalk 4 pc Sectional Set with Coffee Table in natural color. You can see more pictures here. We are also doing a giveaway with them right now until Thursday night!! You could win a $500 shop credit. Make sure you are following us both! 

I love that the sectionals are completely washable and super adorable too. We got two sets. This set is perfect for big families and parties.  I cannot wait to share our fall front porch soon! I am still on a pillow and pumpkin hunt. 

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Sweet little Harper has been playing on the front porch now more than ever! 

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Her dress is from @vivieandash! I bought the plants at home depot and cannot believe they are still alive. If you follow us on @ourlittlepictures, you know how shocking that was. haha! 

Her dress is from @vivieandash!

I bought the plants at home depot and cannot believe they are still alive. If you follow us on @ourlittlepictures, you know how shocking that was. haha! 

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We are enjoying these warm nights while we still can. I am so thankful for this sweet girl. 

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Picture lots of pumpkins out here soon!

 

Have an amazing night y'all!! 

Make sure you subscribe to our blog so you wont miss any of our posts. 

XOXO,

Sarah 

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Freshen Up Your Dining Room // Our Vintage Farmhouse

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Hey y'all!!  Look at those sweet little feet! Harper loves dancing on our new rug. She is breaking it in and breaking it down. 😜 Yes, I went there! Haha!  

Are you looking to freshen your dining room and give it a new crisp look? If so, then a new rug is the answer! You have to see the before and after to really tell the difference. We got this rug from LOLOI and it's the Ella Rose rug, part of the Magnolia Home collection by Joanna Gaines! Her collection is so dreamy and I adore her farmhouse style! Fixer Upper is my favorite show!! Y'all know I have been huge fans of LOLOI for quite a while now! I got one of their rugs in my kitchen and have been hooked ever since. 

This rug has a major vintage feel and is timeless! I love it!  It's crazy how a rug can bring a room together. The colors are even more vibrant in person. Think about the look and feel you are trying to achieve. I go for the a cozy feel. I want warm inviting colors. After our dining room chairs come in, we plan on spending so much time in here together! Imagine family meals and big parties, finger painting and playdoh castles. 

  This is the before! 🙌🏻

 

This is the before! 🙌🏻

 

 

This is the after!! ❤️❤️❤️ It's crazy how much difference a rug makes. It feels so homey now.  

This is the after!! ❤️❤️❤️

It's crazy how much difference a rug makes. It feels so homey now.  

I got 6 X 9 and think it's the perfect size for our dining room!!  

I got 6 X 9 and think it's the perfect size for our dining room!!  

The pattern is so good!!   Choose a timeless rug. This makes it feel as if it's been there all along.

The pattern is so good!!  

Choose a timeless rug. This makes it feel as if it's been there all along.

Our beautiful table is from Lamon Luther. It is made from plantation pine. They make such beautiful pieces. This one is hands down my favorite of theirs! 

Our beautiful table is from Lamon Luther. It is made from plantation pine. They make such beautiful pieces. This one is hands down my favorite of theirs! 

My painting is from @HammmadeFurniture ! Natalie is my best friend and so unbelievably talented. It's an honor to have her art in our home and we will cherish it always. 

My painting is from @HammmadeFurniture ! Natalie is my best friend and so unbelievably talented. It's an honor to have her art in our home and we will cherish it always. 

This shelf is available for preorder with White Shanty!! Our furniture line comes out October 14th and we couldn't be more excited! It's going to be amazing. I'll share more about it soon. 

This shelf is available for preorder with White Shanty!! Our furniture line comes out October 14th and we couldn't be more excited! It's going to be amazing. I'll share more about it soon. 

I love how it adapts to any space. You can style it any way you want to fit your home. This is my go to shelf so I use these pieces a lot. It works out great for storage and beautifully built!! 

I love how it adapts to any space. You can style it any way you want to fit your home. This is my go to shelf so I use these pieces a lot. It works out great for storage and beautifully built!! 

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Picture by Rich Photography

Picture by Rich Photography

We are sharing our chairs as soon as they come in. Get ready! Make sure to check out the rest of Loloi's massive rug collection!! Have a beautiful evening!

 

XOXO, 

Sarah  

p.s. Please read our last blog post if you haven't already. We hope it truly inspires you. Thanks again for stopping by! 😊

This Pep Rally Is For You! // Our Vintage Farmhouse Real Talk

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Who doesn't love a good pep rally?

I got most school spirited in high school and cheering people up and inspiring them is my jam. This pep rally is for YOU!

 

It all starts with being grateful.  

Isn't gratitude a wonderful thing? It makes you feel good just even saying it. Starting every morning with a grateful heart is everything. Don't get me wrong, on the hard days it's tough to find what you are grateful for but find it anyways. This gives you a strong foundation. 

Isn't gratitude a wonderful thing? It makes you feel good just even saying it. Starting every morning with a grateful heart is everything. Don't get me wrong, on the hard days it's tough to find what you are grateful for but find it anyways. This gives you a strong foundation. 

Choosing joy and changing your mindset are the first steps in being truly successful in life. People will break you down and tell you what you can't do. They may even think because good things are coming your way that you think you're better than them now. People change and so do you. If your friends are holding you down, move up. Your circle gets smaller on the way up. Hang around people you want to be like, people that motivate you to be the better you. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life. It's up to you to listen or not. People will judge you for being different. That is on them, not you. You are special and you shouldn't live your life because you are trying to make so and so happy! Make you happy first! 

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It took me a long time to realize that other's opinions of me don't matter! I matter! You know what, you matter too. I still fall into that trap sometimes when people write some negative comments on my pictures. Decide to not let that outside noise cloud your focus. You can't make everyone happy. Life is what you make it and I have struggles just like anyone else. I'm a single mom but that doesn't define me. It's just my current situation. I don't use it as an excuse either. If anything, it motivates me to push harder! Choosing to stay stuck in your struggles and not doing anything about it is what it is, a choice. What are you going to choose today? 

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Make a conscious decision to choose joy and if your day sucks, play some fun music and shake it until you break it, maybe even pour a glass of wine and sit on your porch. Get a gym membership and go work out!! Working out will make you feel so good and look good too! Go do something for someone else and see how it changes your mood. 

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BUT PLEASE for the love of God, please don't let other people tell you what you can and can't do ! ! 

This is your life. 

If you don't give it all you got you're just cheating yourself. 🙌🏻 

Look back and think of all the accomplishments you have made in life! Listen, the best is yet to come if you just believe and work hard, really hard! 

Put the time in. Make goals. Be around the best people you can be around. Spend more time laughing than crying and blaming others. You have the conscious decision to turn it around in a split second and not look back.  

Work hard. Work hard to achieve your goals. You have to work. No one is going to do it for you. Push yourself and utilize your recourses to benefit you now and in the future. Work as many hours as you need. Nothing comes easy. 

Pray. God is amazing and will never ever forsake you. God is a safe place. 

Dream. Dream HUGE! I mean it. God has blessed me so much and sheltered me through so many storms. Many of my dreams have already came true with God guiding me and keeping faith that in time it will happen. Dream wild crazy dreams!! This is your life. 

Believe. Believe in yourself and keep your faith strong. You have so much power at your finger tips. Ideas are free and will make you money! You don't have to have money to make it. You just need to start with one idea and believe! 

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Help others. That is my favorite thing. Helping others is everything. More good comes to you when you give and don't stop loving.

Love. My heart hasn't hardened. I still believe in love !! The kind that knocks you to your feet it's so amazing. Love your people and love them hard, but most importantly, LOVE YOURSELF!!  

I love you all!! Hope this pep talk finds you well and gets your bootie in gear! 

You got this!! You are awesome!  

Sending lots of love, 

XOXO  

Sarah Elizabeth 

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Living Room Furniture That Will Make Your Heart Sing // Interior Define

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Okay guys, I stumbled upon some amazing furniture. I've been looking for the perfect couch for our large living room! It is completely bare right now and needs some beautiful statement pieces! I found Interior Define on Instagram! I adore every one their pieces and they come in so many colors. Actually, they come in so many colors that I need your help picking one out! 

Interior Define is having their one and only annual sale right now, 15% off their entire collection! The sale ends sept. 20th!!

1,2 or 3? Help us pick your favorite! Currently crushing on all three fabrics!    Here are some of my favorites pieces...

1,2 or 3? Help us pick your favorite! Currently crushing on all three fabrics! 

 

Here are some of my favorites pieces...

ROSE BY THE EVERYGIRL The lines are so clean. 

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The lines are so clean. 

ROSE BY THE EVERYGIRL I love all the detail. 

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I love all the detail. 

CAITLIN BY THE EVERYGIRL This sectional gives me all the feels! The gold accents are everything. 

CAITLIN BY THE EVERYGIRL

This sectional gives me all the feels! The gold accents are everything. 

MAXWELL BY MAXWELL RYAN Look how beautiful! 

MAXWELL BY MAXWELL RYAN

Look how beautiful! 

  This lines on this one is so inviting and the color is stunning!    I wish I could buy them all! This sale is so good y'all! I am excited to order my couch! Thank you for all your help! One of these couches listed above is going in our home! Can you guess which one?! I can't wait to share it with you. There are more surprises to come! Have an amazing night!  XOXO,  Sarah   

 

This lines on this one is so inviting and the color is stunning! 

 

I wish I could buy them all! This sale is so good y'all! I am excited to order my couch! Thank you for all your help! One of these couches listed above is going in our home! Can you guess which one?! I can't wait to share it with you. There are more surprises to come! Have an amazing night! 

XOXO, 

Sarah 

 

Thank You Country Living Magazine!! // Our Vintage Farmhouse

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You guys! My mind is still blown right now! I can't even believe that Country Living Magazine included us with such amazing bloggers!! We are beyond honored to be featured!! 

 

 

Country Living's Blog post is titled "21 Talented Bloggers That Deserve Their Own HGTV Show!!!" You can find it here! Thank you for your sweet words about Harper and all the above! 

 

Ok, so if that wasn't crazy enough... Cosmopolitan picked up the article (click here to see it) and ran with it too!!

I seriously spit my coffee on my computer when someone forwarded it to me, y'all. Bing, checked my mail. Wait for it....COSMO?! Lawd, I am speechless. The fact that people even think we deserve an HGTV show is awesome in itself. If it happens someday, we promise to not disappoint! Decorating, designing and dance parties everywhere. Harper would steal the show, naturally. If you can get past our country twang! Haha! Everyone listed in the article deserves it all and more! It truly is an honor. 

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Two years ago, I never would of thought this would be my life. We are just truly thankful, y'all! You've been so good to us. Harper is my driving force. Making her proud is everything to me and having your support is the icing on the cake!! We are just two small town girls living in East Tennessee and thankful for anything coming our way. It has been such a great ride so far!

Big THANK YOU to Country Living Magazine & Cosmopolitan!! 

Have a beautiful day!
XOXO, 

Sarah 

 

Our Master Bedroom & Kitchen Details // Our Vintage Farmhouse

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(photograph by Rich Photography)   Happy Friday y'all! We're so ready for the weekend! Partay! You guys have asked so many questions about the house that I decided to start listing the details on on our blog! Now you can find all the answers you need right here :). Lately, we have been working on so many projects at once, aka crazy town. I've been decorating and designing some farmhouses in the East Tennessee area! Our furniture line with White Shanty comes out October 14th. The porch is getting some new couches soon and our new dining room chairs will be here before you know it! It's all coming together. Can't wait to share it with you all!! We might have to break out some more dance moves because a farmhouse with chairs really calls for a celebration!  I've been setting some major goals and hope you all join me. It's so important to live in the present and work towards your future. One of my goals is to blog more! I am going to start posting our farmhouse inspirations and much more! Little Harper is staying pretty busy too. She found a tiny kitten in the backyard, so looks like we have an outdoor guard-cat for the time being! Haha!  She is so excited and starts her preschool in a few days with a uniform and all. My sweet baby is growing too fast!  Hopefully I didn't over post too many links. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments section! 

(photograph by Rich Photography)

 

Happy Friday y'all! We're so ready for the weekend! Partay!

You guys have asked so many questions about the house that I decided to start listing the details on on our blog! Now you can find all the answers you need right here :). Lately, we have been working on so many projects at once, aka crazy town. I've been decorating and designing some farmhouses in the East Tennessee area! Our furniture line with White Shanty comes out October 14th. The porch is getting some new couches soon and our new dining room chairs will be here before you know it! It's all coming together. Can't wait to share it with you all!! We might have to break out some more dance moves because a farmhouse with chairs really calls for a celebration! 

I've been setting some major goals and hope you all join me. It's so important to live in the present and work towards your future. One of my goals is to blog more! I am going to start posting our farmhouse inspirations and much more! Little Harper is staying pretty busy too. She found a tiny kitten in the backyard, so looks like we have an outdoor guard-cat for the time being! Haha!  She is so excited and starts her preschool in a few days with a uniform and all. My sweet baby is growing too fast! 

Hopefully I didn't over post too many links. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments section! 

Paint: Behr, Gentle Rain Gray Pillows: Schoolhouse Electric Bedding & White Pillows: Anthropologie Bedskirt: Anthropologie Lamps: Target Throw: Crate & Barrel Rug: Rugs USA  Curtains: West Elm Nightstands: Reclaimed Barn Wood   

Paint: Behr, Gentle Rain

Gray Pillows: Schoolhouse Electric

Bedding & White Pillows: Anthropologie

Bedskirt: Anthropologie

Lamps: Target

Throw: Crate & Barrel

Rug: Rugs USA 

Curtains: West Elm

Nightstands: Reclaimed Barn Wood 

 

Settee: Jonathan Louis Furniture String Lights: Restoration Hardware  Accent Pillow: Crate & Barrel  Curtains: West Elm

Settee: Jonathan Louis Furniture

String Lights: Restoration Hardware 

Accent Pillow: Crate & Barrel 

Curtains: West Elm

Paint: Behr Gentle Rain Runner: Loloi Stool: Land of Nod  Sink: Ikea Curtains: West Elm  That sink is holding my heart! I love Harper Grace. She is my greatest accomplishment. Y'all already know but I just wanted to throw that in there. ;) 

Paint: Behr Gentle Rain

Runner: Loloi

Stool: Land of Nod 

Sink: Ikea

Curtains: West Elm 

That sink is holding my heart! I love Harper Grace. She is my greatest accomplishment. Y'all already know but I just wanted to throw that in there. ;) 

Floor: Pinewood Countertops: Butcher Block, came with the house when I bought it  Two Tiered Tray: Textured Home 3 Tiered Stand on vintage bar cart: Crate & Barrel Wreath: Rust & Honey   

Floor: Pinewood

Countertops: Butcher Block, came with the house when I bought it 

Two Tiered Tray: Textured Home

3 Tiered Stand on vintage bar cart: Crate & Barrel

Wreath: Rust & Honey 

 

Painting: Lulie Wallace 

Painting: Lulie Wallace 

Have an amazing weekend!

XOXO,

Sarah 

Fun In the Sun // Hilton Head 2016

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You guys, we went on vacation and it was amazing!! 

We stayed at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa and loved every minute of it! 

Get ready for the pictures because we took a ton! The best part of the hotel was that it was so serene we never wanted to even leave. It's hard to get to serene vacationing with a toddler but it totally took me there #serenitynow. I was blown away by how gorgeous everything was, especially the pools and landscaping. 

Just take a look!! 

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The lobby was incredibly beautiful!! This plant wall was huge and full of real living plants. We loved it! 

My little beach babe loved the water!  The beach by the hotel was private and made going out to the beach that much more fun!  You couldn't ask for better weather. 

My little beach babe loved the water! 

The beach by the hotel was private and made going out to the beach that much more fun! 

You couldn't ask for better weather. 

Our room was crazy beautiful. The bed was unreal! I wish I could of packed up that bed and took it back to our farmhouse. 

Our room was crazy beautiful. The bed was unreal! I wish I could of packed up that bed and took it back to our farmhouse. 

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Pictures by the pool with my babe! We miss it already! 

Pictures by the pool with my babe! We miss it already! 

She took full advantage of all the pools and hot tub! Look at that smile! 

She took full advantage of all the pools and hot tub! Look at that smile! 

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Harp loved spending vacay with her Uncle Sam and friends! We love our framily!  The guys loved hanging out by the pool bar and the private beach.   

Harp loved spending vacay with her Uncle Sam and friends! We love our framily! 

The guys loved hanging out by the pool bar and the private beach. 

 

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There were so many activities at the Westin, including a place where kids can play, splash contests and more fun games for kids and a gorgeous firepit, to name a few! 

There were so many activities at the Westin, including a place where kids can play, splash contests and more fun games for kids and a gorgeous firepit, to name a few! 

Brandon & Harper played a lot of cornhole! 

Brandon & Harper played a lot of cornhole! 

Look how precious! 

Look how precious! 

These were just casually set up by the pool! I need one for my front porch!

These were just casually set up by the pool! I need one for my front porch!

We seriously stayed out here almost the entire week! 

We seriously stayed out here almost the entire week! 

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Cheers baby!   The drinks and food were more amazing!  We dined by the pool several nights. It was so pretty out and convenient getting back to the hot tub in the evening! 

Cheers baby!  

The drinks and food were more amazing! 

We dined by the pool several nights. It was so pretty out and convenient getting back to the hot tub in the evening! 

It was like we were in our own little world. Poolside was really our favorite. 

It was like we were in our own little world. Poolside was really our favorite. 

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This is the back of the hotel, just a walk away to the beach! 

This is the back of the hotel, just a walk away to the beach! 

You can see our umbrella parked in the middle there. 

You can see our umbrella parked in the middle there. 

There is nothing like the beach, sand in your hair,  big beautiful blue water and family to share it with... 

There is nothing like the beach, sand in your hair,  big beautiful blue water and family to share it with... 

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She had a love hate relationship with the sand. Towards the end of the trip, we couldn't get her off the beach! 

She had a love hate relationship with the sand. Towards the end of the trip, we couldn't get her off the beach! 

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Look how gorgeous the fountain out front is! 

Look how gorgeous the fountain out front is! 

We can't wait to come back soon! Bless it, Harper was so worn out here! haha

We can't wait to come back soon!

Bless it, Harper was so worn out here! haha

Harper & Uncle Sam 

Harper & Uncle Sam 

We snapped almost the entire trip on Snapchat! If you aren't already following us, our snap is ovfarmhouse! 

We snapped almost the entire trip on Snapchat!

If you aren't already following us, our snap is ovfarmhouse! 

 

Hilton Head was so incredibly beautiful.  We are already planning our next trip to another Westin!

 

As for all the restaurants outside of the hotel, our favorites were:

Salty Dog Cafe

Aunt Chilada's 

Crazy Crab

Skull Creek Boathouse

 

Thank you again for all your suggestions! Y'all helped us out so much! I'm happy to answer any questions you may have! 

 

Have an amazing weekend! 

XOXO,

Sarah 

 

(See #WestinHHI #DiscoverWestinHHI & @Westin for more amazing pictures!)

 

Let freedom ring! // July 4th fun

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You guys, we had the best fourth together. Harper was all smiles at the parade and firework shows! She loved scoring so much candy and just being in the moment. It taught me a lot of just enjoying the now. You can learn so much from children!  I hope you love the pictures & videos. 

 

The love of my life and my best friend! I'm thankful God has blessed me with such a sweet soul to walk through life with. ❤️❤️

The love of my life and my best friend! I'm thankful God has blessed me with such a sweet soul to walk through life with. ❤️❤️

Lunch to go! ;) 

Lunch to go! ;) 

This picture is my all time favorite! We love our Crate & Barrel pillows and Hammmade Furniture swing!  

This picture is my all time favorite! We love our Crate & Barrel pillows and Hammmade Furniture swing!  

One more picture mama! 

One more picture mama! 

Sweet baby in her beddsy bed. 🎀 

Sweet baby in her beddsy bed. 🎀 

My friend Laura made this beautiful pie! Everything she cooks in just incredible. She's got skills! Hopefully I can make a pie like this next time 😍!  

My friend Laura made this beautiful pie! Everything she cooks in just incredible. She's got skills! Hopefully I can make a pie like this next time 😍!  

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The pillows white pillows are from @joliemarche & the 123 pillow is from @rustandhoney!   I got the candle holders from an antique store in Maryville, TN!  

The pillows white pillows are from @joliemarche & the 123 pillow is from @rustandhoney!  

I got the candle holders from an antique store in Maryville, TN!  

Our neighbors got the cutest dog! Ahhh! It took everything to not take it home with us. She was head over heals.  

Our neighbors got the cutest dog! Ahhh! It took everything to not take it home with us. She was head over heals.  

She is just so sweet!! Just look at this darling face! 

She is just so sweet!! Just look at this darling face! 

The fireworks were unreal!!  

The fireworks were unreal!!  

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Fireworks baby! Because, America!  

She loved the parade!  

She was all about the water park, swinging and desserts this weekend!  

Yay!! Let's Party! Leaving Grandma & Grandpas and headed to more fireworks!  

And last but not least, I'll leave this right here for y'all! It's pretty funny. You know... When you are trying to take a selfie and look cute, but then you remember you're a mom! ;) 

 

Real quick, I want to give you an update on what's going on at our vintage farmhouse! Our furniture line with White Shanty is coming out the end of this month!!! @whiteshanty  It's going to be amazing! We also might have a fun giveaway with them coming up! Wink wink.

 

I'm also decorating the guest room, which y'all have never seen before ;) and I'm decorating the large living room! I can't wait for you to see it! 

 

We are featured in a book coming out in a few months! I will keep you posted. There are so many incredible designers included. 

 

It's all such an honor! We are truly blessed. Thank you for all your love and support. God is good. Wishing you many blessings! 

XOXOX

Sarah  

Meeting the Hamm's //Oxford,Mississippi

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It all started with Instagram... I met Natalie and Tim and we became instant friends. We started messaging each other, texting, calling, Facetiming and then finally met each other after about 10 months! We instantly clicked. A few weeks ago Harper and I drove down to finally meet our new friends. It was incredible. Honestly, it felt like I had known them forever. 

Their gorgeous farmhouse sits in the country! Natalie and her husband built it from the ground up and almost everything in their home is handmade and hand painted! It is unreal!  They have four beautiful children!  You can follow them on Instagram here.  

Their gorgeous farmhouse sits in the country! Natalie and her husband built it from the ground up and almost everything in their home is handmade and hand painted! It is unreal!  They have four beautiful children! 

You can follow them on Instagram here.  

Just look at their gorgeous master bedroom! That ceiling takes my breath away!  

Just look at their gorgeous master bedroom! That ceiling takes my breath away!  

Fast asleep in Sky's room! ❤️ 

Fast asleep in Sky's room! ❤️ 

This is Skylar's room and it's incredibly beautiful. I love all the different fabrics! Natalie hand painted the wallpaper, inspired by Anthroplogie! It's my favorite!

This is Skylar's room and it's incredibly beautiful. I love all the different fabrics! Natalie hand painted the wallpaper, inspired by Anthroplogie! It's my favorite!

Natalie is an Artist and so inspiring!! Her work is unlike anything I have ever seen before. I love every piece. This is her beautiful studio. She hand painted the walls in here as well! 

Natalie is an Artist and so inspiring!! Her work is unlike anything I have ever seen before. I love every piece. This is her beautiful studio. She hand painted the walls in here as well! 

Besties!!  

Besties!!  

The girls became instant best friends. It melted my heart to see them play together! All their matching dresses are from Adelaides Boutique! They are precious! 

The girls became instant best friends. It melted my heart to see them play together! All their matching dresses are from Adelaides BoutiqueThey are precious! 

Natalie & Tim's business is called Hammmade Furniture!  Tim builds gorgeous swingbeds, farmhouse tables and pretty much anything else you can imagine! You can see some of the gorgeous swings on his website! Natalie has paintings and antiques on there too. 

Natalie & Tim's business is called Hammmade Furniture!  Tim builds gorgeous swingbeds, farmhouse tables and pretty much anything else you can imagine! You can see some of the gorgeous swings on his website! Natalie has paintings and antiques on there too. 

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Their kitchen is so bright and airy! Natalie hand painted the faucet. I was blown away.  

Their kitchen is so bright and airy! Natalie hand painted the faucet. I was blown away.  

We danced a lot in here! It was so fun! I taught N how to whip and nae nae! Haha!  

We danced a lot in here! It was so fun! I taught N how to whip and nae nae! Haha!  

Tim made this gorgeous table and Natalie stained it. The hands sewn slipcovered chairs are everything. I love the chandelier they found on eBay!

Tim made this gorgeous table and Natalie stained it. The hands sewn slipcovered chairs are everything. I love the chandelier they found on eBay!

Their home is fabulous!! It's a farmhouse dream!  

Their home is fabulous!! It's a farmhouse dream!  

We had the best time!! I just love their beautiful family!!  

We had the best time!! I just love their beautiful family!!  

Look at these sweethearts! They are standing in front of William Faulkner's home. The trees were so dreamy.  

Look at these sweethearts! They are standing in front of William Faulkner's home. The trees were so dreamy.  

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More of William Faulkner's property...

More of William Faulkner's property...

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I loved going to all the antique stores and unique shops! This home was in Downtown Oxford and we just had to stop and take a picture!  

I loved going to all the antique stores and unique shops! This home was in Downtown Oxford and we just had to stop and take a picture!  

Just look at their front porch views! It's heavenly. I love her swingbed! I'm so blessed to have met such amazing people! It was honor to be around such creative souls!!  

Just look at their front porch views! It's heavenly. I love her swingbed! I'm so blessed to have met such amazing people! It was honor to be around such creative souls!!  

She woke up early, waiting for everyone to get up!  

She woke up early, waiting for everyone to get up!  

Look at their gorgeous master bedroom!  

Look at their gorgeous master bedroom!  

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This was the best trip ever. I left with so much inspiration! Harper and I miss them so much! I'm truly thankful for Instagram and for it bringing me to the Hamm's. You couldn't ask for better people. They have the kindest heart and are full of talent! I know this is just the beginning for them and it's just the beginning of our lifelong friendship.    Thank you for stopping by friends!   Lots of love!   XOXO   Sarah  

This was the best trip ever. I left with so much inspiration! Harper and I miss them so much! I'm truly thankful for Instagram and for it bringing me to the Hamm's. You couldn't ask for better people. They have the kindest heart and are full of talent! I know this is just the beginning for them and it's just the beginning of our lifelong friendship. 

 

Thank you for stopping by friends!  

Lots of love!  

XOXO  

Sarah  

The Really Good Crate // Goodfight Mercantile

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A few weeks back, I found out about a pretty amazing company! I mean... amazing! The company is called Goodfight Mercantile. They deliver special crates right to your front door! 

 

 

I ordered the American Home Gift Crate. Y'all, it's packed full of amazingness! 

I ordered the American Home Gift Crate. Y'all, it's packed full of amazingness! 

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So, what's inside?!  

This Bundt cake pan & lemon poppy muffin mix! 

This Bundt cake pan & lemon poppy muffin mix! 

And all this!!! 😍 #cornbreadheaven 

And all this!!! 😍 #cornbreadheaven 

This fun glass travel mug! 

This fun glass travel mug! 

The cutest straws, a vejibag and so much more!!

The cutest straws, a vejibag and so much more!!

Seed bombs! Chocolate!!  

Seed bombs! Chocolate!!  

Honey! 

Honey! 

I kid you not, the crate was like Mary Poppin's bag! It never ended. I couldn't believe everything in it. The best part was how it was all really special and unique products. We are going to have so much fun baking cakes and cornbread! The olive oil bowl is so beautiful. I can't wait to get a crate again soon. Let me know what you think!!     You can follow them on Instagram at  @Goodfightmercantile and this is their link for crates in case you missed it...Goodfight Mercantile!

I kid you not, the crate was like Mary Poppin's bag! It never ended. I couldn't believe everything in it. The best part was how it was all really special and unique products. We are going to have so much fun baking cakes and cornbread! The olive oil bowl is so beautiful. I can't wait to get a crate again soon. Let me know what you think!!  

 

You can follow them on Instagram at  @Goodfightmercantile and this is their link for crates in case you missed it...Goodfight Mercantile!

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I love how their products are all made in the USA and are healthy and reusable. We need more companies like this.  

 

Hope y'all have an amazing night!

I'm posting on our trip to Oxford next, so stay tuned! Here is a little teaser...

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XOXO

Sarah  

Our Vintage Farmhouse Pictures // Sarah & Harper

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You guys, there are no words for these amazing pictures that I'm about to show you... 

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  ALL pictures are by Rich Photography based out of East Tennessee!   

 

ALL pictures are by Rich Photography based out of East Tennessee! 

 

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We dance through the house every chance we get!  Harper's outfits are from Adelaide's Boutique and my denim bells are from Harlow Jade. The jewelry is by Miranda Frye.     

We dance through the house every chance we get! 

Harper's outfits are from Adelaide's Boutique and my denim bells are from Harlow Jade. The jewelry is by Miranda Frye

 

 

To watch her grow, to see the world through her eyes, it's simply incredible. 

To watch her grow, to see the world through her eyes, it's simply incredible. 

   

 

 

This gorgeous shelf is part of my furniture line with White Shanty. I am honored to design so many unique and timeless pieces. I can't wait to share more pieces with you soon. 

This gorgeous shelf is part of my furniture line with White Shanty. I am honored to design so many unique and timeless pieces. I can't wait to share more pieces with you soon. 

She is my inspiration. I do believe this is the moment we were created for. God has truly blessed us. My heart is so full. I cannot even put into words how thankful I am. Faith can truly move mountains y'all. 

She is my inspiration. I do believe this is the moment we were created for. God has truly blessed us. My heart is so full. I cannot even put into words how thankful I am. Faith can truly move mountains y'all. 

  Harper Grace loves our swingbed! We run around the yard and then swing, run around the yard, and swing again!! The swingbed is by Hammmade Furniture. 

 

Harper Grace loves our swingbed! We run around the yard and then swing, run around the yard, and swing again!! The swingbed is by Hammmade Furniture

Baby girl, I love you. 

Baby girl, I love you. 

We have each other and that is more than enough. We love our sweet farmhouse. It's just an added bonus to our life now. 

We have each other and that is more than enough. We love our sweet farmhouse. It's just an added bonus to our life now. 

my everything.

my everything.

She is always dancing and twirling in the sunlight. I hope she remembers how fun and carefree her childhood was and most importantly, all my love for her. 

She is always dancing and twirling in the sunlight. I hope she remembers how fun and carefree her childhood was and most importantly, all my love for her. 

Big thanks again to Rich Photography for the stunning pictures! We will cherish them always.  Have an amazing week y'all!  XOXOX Sarah  

Big thanks again to Rich Photography for the stunning pictures! We will cherish them always. 

Have an amazing week y'all! 

XOXOX

Sarah

 

Fresh Orange Strawberry Sangria

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Hey y'all! I have partnered with four amazing bloggers to host a progressive dinner! What is a progressive dinner? It's touring five different beautiful homes through their blogs and seeing their delicious foods and drinks that we hope you will recreate in your home. Five bloggers, five homes and five amazing courses! If you guys have had dessert with Jenni, now it's time to have drinks at our farmhouse! We live in East Tennessee, surrounded by acres and acres of farmland. Come inside, kick off your shoes. I am mixing up some delicious drinks just for you guys. We are having Fresh Orange Strawberry Sangria served chilled out on the front porch swing. 

 

 

 

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What you will need:

8 cups of fresh strawberries, trimmed and halved

1 750 Milliliter bottle white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio ( I used Kendall Johnson Sauvignon Blanc)

1 cup of sliced fresh strawberries

2 cups sparkling water, chilled

2-3 sliced oranges

2/3 cups of sugar

1/2 cup of water

 

How to make it: 

1. To prepare syrup, in a large saucepan combine trimmed and halved strawberries, sugar, and water. Bring just to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat. Cover and cool to room temperature.

2. Press mixture, a little at a time, through a mesh sieve; discard solids (you should have around 3 cups of syrup) In a 2 quart pitcher, stir together the syrup, wine, and sliced strawberries. Squeeze one to two oranges and stir again. Cover and chill up to 24 hours. 

3. Before serving, stir in the sparkling water. Serve in glasses of orange slices. Enjoy!

 

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The taste is so refreshing!! It is perfect for any party. 

The taste is so refreshing!! It is perfect for any party. 

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I used mason jars and added sliced oranges to the sides. This sweet hand towel is from Anthropologie and the tray is from Target. Everything is sweeter on our swingbed by friend Hammmade Furniture! I added a vintage quilt to the swing. The beautiful pillows are from Jolie Marche.  

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The weather is so beautiful outside! Sit and swing for a while.  

The weather is so beautiful outside! Sit and swing for a while.  

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I'm so glad you came to visit!!  

I'm so glad you came to visit!!  

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If I am your first stop, you will go to Randi Garrett Design for appetizers! 

 

 

Don't forget the rest of the courses: 

 Appetizers with Randi Garrett Design

Salad with Driven by Decor

Entree with Kelley Nan

Dessert with Dear Lillie

Thank you again for stopping by! I hope you love all the beautiful courses we planned just for you!

 

XOXO, 

Sarah Hollingshead  

 

Surprise Road Trip

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Hey y'all!! I am so excited it's not even funny! Seriously cannot stop smiling! I'm on the way to see one of my Instagram beties!! We have FaceTimed and talked over the phone for almost a year now!! She is so incredibly talented. I'm truly fortunate for all Instagram has brought in my life...amazing and inspiring people & wonderful opportunities to name a few! 

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Hint: she has a farmhouse  & she is super creative

They live about 7 hours away! I don't want to completely give it away just yet. We are roadripping it and cannot wait to hug their necks!! 

Any guesses y'all?!!

Stay tuned to see who it is!! I'm sharing soon. Cue the car music and snacks! It's on!  Boom shocka locka!!

 

My new plants!! I love them! Now I'm on a hunt for a fiddle fig.  

My new plants!! I love them! Now I'm on a hunt for a fiddle fig.  

P.s. I'm blogging more now 😍😱. Hoping to share at least twice a week and I would love for you to subscribe for more fun and diy's coming your way! Have an amazing night! Big hugs!

 

Xoxo

Sarah  

Our Hanging Gutter Planter Reveal With The Home Depot

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  Hey friends!! I am so excited to show you what I've been working on! If you missed last week, I partnered with Home Depot and three amazing bloggers to bring you one fun project! You can sign up for this project below and do it yourself!   

 

Hey friends!! I am so excited to show you what I've been working on! If you missed last week, I partnered with Home Depot and three amazing bloggers to bring you one fun project! You can sign up for this project below and do it yourself! 

 

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Here is our gorgeous line up:

Sandra  The Rustic Life

Chloe  Boxwood Avenue

Laurie The Glam Farmhouse

Allison A House And A Dog

I am so excited to show you my hanging gutter planter from Home Depot! It was a lot of fun to make. I love the concept and I was shocked at how affordable it is to make. 

What I used (all from The Home Depot):

1 vinyl 10 ft gutter, cut into three 30in sections 

3 sets of gutter end caps

Rustoleum Cream Chalk Paint

20' of 1/4" rope

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(spray painting my gutters with Rustoleum Cream Chalk Paint) 

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(drilling my drainage holes) 

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(pulling my rope through and tying knots to hold in place) 

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(shopping at Home Depot, buying more supplies :))

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I decided to add the flowers after it was already hung so I could see exactly how it is going to look.  Look at my sweet little helper ;). 

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I loved how it turned out!! I think it's such a great project to do at home with your family. 

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Please join us in making this fun hanging gutter planter! I would love to see yours too! Click the link below to register Do-it Herself Workshop at you local Home Depot Store and to learn how to make your own beautiful planter!

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The Home Depot #DIYWorkshop

Thursday April 21, 2016

6:30-8:00 PM

 

The Home Depot provides FREE Workshops at all of their locations for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels. There are three types of workshops: Do-It-Yourself (DIY), Do-It-Herself (DIH) and KIDS. Workshops are where customers can learn how to build decor projects, how to make easy home repairs, and how to operate tools through demonstrations and step by step instructions. Visit http://workshops.homedepot.com to learn more! 

Wanna see even more versions of this fun Hanging Gutter Planter?

Click on the links below to see each customization:

 

The Creative Mom  | Her Tool Belt The Contractor Chronicles

A Girl and A Glue Gun | Make It Love It 

 

Live Laugh Rowe | My Fabulous Life | Place of My Taste

Hawthorne and Main | House by Hoff 

 

Domestically Speaking |  My Repurposed Life | Restoration Redoux 

Designs By Studio C | Cupcakes and Crinoline

 

All Things Thrifty | Lou Lou Girls | Reality Daydream 

Over the Big Moon | Pretty Providence

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope to see your gutters soon! Have an amazing day and week!! 

XOXO, 

Sarah

 

I acknowledge that The Home Depot is partnering with me to participate in this program. As a part of the program, I am receiving compensation in the form of products and services, for the purpose of promoting The Home Depot. All opinions above are my own and my experience with the product and brand.  

Do It Herself Workshop

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Hey friends! I'm excited to be partnering with The Home Depot this month for their Do It Herself Workshop! This year they have created Virtual DIY Workshops, where four bloggers are handpicked by a host to share a fun DIY Project! BIG thanks to Sandra with The Rustic Life for choosing me!  It's such an honor to be included with these amazing ladies. This virtual party is going to be so much fun! 

 

  We are making a Hanging Gutter Planter!  

 

We are making a Hanging Gutter Planter!

 

Join us in making this fun hanging gutter planter! We are sharing next week. I would love to see yours too! Click the link below to register Do-it Herself Workshop at you local Home Depot Store and to learn how to make your own beautiful planter!

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The Home Depot #DIYWorkshop

Thursday April 21, 2016

6:30-8:00 PM

 

The Home Depot provides FREE Workshops at all of their locations for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels. There are three types of workshops: Do-It-Yourself (DIY), Do-It-Herself (DIH) and KIDS. Workshops are where customers can learn how to build decor projects, how to make easy home repairs, and how to operate tools through demonstrations and step by step instructions. Visit http://workshops.homedepot.com to learn more! 

 

I can't wait to share our projects next week! It's going to be so much fun and we would love for you to join us!!

XOXO, 

Sarah

 

I acknowledge that The Home Depot is partnering with me to participate in this program. As a part of the program, I am receiving compensation in the form of products and services, for the purpose of promoting The Home Depot. All opinions above are my own and my experience with the product and brand.  

Using Our Gifts to Give

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Hey y'all!! I'm so glad you came by today to see what's going on at our vintage farmhouse! Harper and I are just now getting over the flu and then a stomach bug! It has been a wild week. 😂 Thankfully we are feeling better!    

Hey y'all!! I'm so glad you came by today to see what's going on at our vintage farmhouse! Harper and I are just now getting over the flu and then a stomach bug! It has been a wild week. 😂 Thankfully we are feeling better!  

 

  We are excited about our friend, Amy Kavelaris's new book! It's called Bloom with MI, "Using Our Gifts To Give!" It's a beautiful book that captures the essence of childhood and giving.  

 

We are excited about our friend, Amy Kavelaris's new book! It's called Bloom with MI, "Using Our Gifts To Give!" It's a beautiful book that captures the essence of childhood and giving.  

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It's so inspiring and teaches children how to bloom and help others. She inspires others to create and help others no matter age, race, gender or background. I absolutely love it.  

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We really need to help others in any way we see fit! Whether that's giving a helping hand, baking, or just listening. I am blessed to have met many wonderful people in my life and we have all bonded through helping each other in some way, shape, form or fashion. It's important to realize we are all struggling and lend a helping hand.

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Creating and painting has always been huge for me. Although I haven't painted in a very long time, I strive for that and need to make more time for it. It's when I truly feel one with God and my soul just breathes. I do paint a lot with Harper but haven't  painting for myself like I used to.

I challenge you to find ways to create more with your babies and friends as well! I will do it with you! Make sure to share this beautiful book with your loves in your life.  It's now one of our favorite books to read together! Have an amazing Friday night!! 

XOXO

Sarah

Decorations Delivered to Your Door // Happy Thursday!!

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Well hey hey everyone!! So glad you came by to see what's going on at our vintage farmhouse! Today has been busy but fun! I woke up to a leak in the bathroom making a crazy spray noise and after much consideration of what to do first (call my brother) lol, I got help from some amazing friends!! thankfully it was just a minor leak!

Here is the fun...

So I'm pretty excited about the way decorating is evolving!! My friends Becky (theothersideofneutral) & Jennifer (@thewillowfarmhouse) started...

Gable Lane Crates  and it's pretty amazing! Basically they spend time pouring through catalogs, specialty shops & small businesses to find you the best of the best in home decor!! It's trending home accessories for a different room in your home every time!! It's genius! These ladies are interior designers and know what people love! You can get an original or exclusive crate! They are super affordable! One is 49.95 and the other is $84.95!  

Lets get to the goodies! 

What's in my crate?!  

 

Everything!! (A candle from 1820 House, A pillow cover from Bows & Burlap, home sign from Vintage Metal Co. A pom Pom throw, an 8x10 home framable print, a set of 4 wooden coasters, a replica dough bowl, and a Carolina fill wreath!)

Everything!!

(A candle from 1820 House, A pillow cover from Bows & Burlap, home sign from Vintage Metal Co. A pom Pom throw, an 8x10 home framable print, a set of 4 wooden coasters, a replica dough bowl, and a Carolina fill wreath!)

I love it!  

I love it!  

Isn't that sign so beautiful? That doughbowl 😍 

Isn't that sign so beautiful? That doughbowl 😍 

I just love this sweet print!  

I just love this sweet print!  

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If I had to pick a favorite, it would be the throw and doughbowl! But I love it all!!  

If I had to pick a favorite, it would be the throw and doughbowl! But I love it all!!  

Well I hope you join me in these suprise gable lane crates! I really look forward to the next one! Have a great day!! I'm off to see my baby girl and finish painting hearts on her fingernails 😆😘. Y'all stay tuned for a suprise tonight on Instagram! You won't want to miss it!! Hint hint 

Xoxo

Sarah  

 

Our New Rug is Amazing & Lots more house pictures // Happy Saturday!

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Hey everyone! Okay so I am trying to get better at blogging! This is my second blog post in a week! Can y'all believe it?!

 I mean...I am shocked myself!

First of all, what are you all doing to make your home beautiful this week? It could be as big as making fun memories with your friends & family or decorating even the smallest corner of your home. Create that home you love!! I want to hear all about it.

This week I added a new rug to my galley kitchen and it is pretty amazing! I stumbled across a wonderful company called Loloi Rugs! Their fabrics and designs are mesmerizing. 

  here is the before...

 

here is the before...

  and here is the after! 

 

and here is the after! 

I went with the Anastacia Collection AF-08 SLATE / MULTI.  My galley kitchen is long and for those wanting to know the size, it's 2'-7" x 10'-0"  It looks like a painting. I feel like every time the light touches it, the color changes. I kid you not. I am sharing it in different lighting so you can see what I mean! :)  I have never bought a runner before. It got here super quick and was easy to roll out! The mat helped it stay even more snug into place.  We have already got a ton of use out of it. (This includes our dance offs that happen every night in our house - see our Instagram video)  I see a lot more Loloi rugs in our future! 

Don't let that darling face fool you! She is too much. Harp loves making snow angels on her new rug too haha!!

Are you ready for some more house pictures?!!?!?!? 

I cannot believe I am sharing this all with you. 

A couple rooms are pretty bare. If you saw my Periscope, you know what I'm talking about. Everything is a work in progress and we are excited for the future and endless possibilities with this blank canvas...

  This is all the same room. It's a large living room and walkway into the kitchen & dining room. The door opened straight ahead goes to my bedroom. 

 

This is all the same room. It's a large living room and walkway into the kitchen & dining room. The door opened straight ahead goes to my bedroom. 

  There is a whole lot of random decor that I stocked away in the corners! haha!   But really... think of all the possibilities! I am thinking a big fluffy rug, chandelier and tan or cream couches and chairs!! 

 

There is a whole lot of random decor that I stocked away in the corners! haha!

 

But really... think of all the possibilities! I am thinking a big fluffy rug, chandelier and tan or cream couches and chairs!! 

I will have to put a dresser or chair to go in front of the air vent because it is so close to the fireplace.  

  Here are a few details in our dining room!! My inspiring message is from Between You & Me Designs! I love it! 

 

Here are a few details in our dining room!! My inspiring message is from Between You & Me Designs! I love it! 

  Walking down the stairs... that chandelier is one of my favorites! I wish I had the source. It came with the house. 

 

Walking down the stairs... that chandelier is one of my favorites! I wish I had the source. It came with the house. 

I can't wait to share the rest of our farmhouse with you soon!! We will have to share the studio next.

I hope you all love our gorgeous rug too!

Have a beautiful night y'all!! Thank you for following my blog!

Thank you for all your support and for following us on Instagram & Facebook.


Big hugs to you!! 

XOXO

Sarah 



May You Stay Forever Young // Harper's Bedroom Reveal

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My wish for Harper is that she walks into her room everyday and is completely inspired. I want her to feel loved in all aspects possible. I hope she is inspired to create and dream big dreams. I think a space should reflect you from the inside out. Her room turned out even more magical than I imagined. It truly reflects her sweet soul. She loved every drop of it and seeing the shock on her face was everything. 

Now get ready for the pictures!!! Lots of pictures! I can't wait to hear what you all think!

Harper loves dressing up and getting messy all at the same time. I hung her favorite dresses up for her to throw on whenever she wants. The dress on the left is from our friend Heidi of  Adelaide's Boutique. The white dress is one of her favorites that she wore as a flower girl in my brother's wedding! Her necklace is Gunner and Lux! She loves cats so it is just perfect for her. Harper painted the little piggy bank with me on Christmas. I love her little pictures, especially those sweet cheeks! Her little fluffy chair is perfect in the corner because she can curl up with her books and also watch the gorgeous clouds out her big window. 

The beautiful rug is from Land of Nod! It really tied her room together and the texture is amazing. I just want it for my bedroom!! 

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Isn't her little nook lovely?! It is one of my favorite parts of her room. She can sit and play with her dolls or color. The possibilities are endless. I put this pink pouf there to show the size. It is rather large and I could see her having tea parties with her friends someday soon! The shaggy pouf is from Land of Nod! 

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We have had this tepee for a while now and it has gone from one house to another with ease. She loved it decorated with Christmas lights this past Christmas. It is from Knight Raven Tipi Co. Her fire pit is probably the coolest thing I have ever seen!! If only that was around when I was little. It is called the s'more the merrier campfire by Land of Nod. All her little animals and plush cameras are from Live Sweet Shop!! She plays with them all the time. I love how they look vintage. 

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The vintage quilt was from an antique store that I bought for her birthday party! We also used it as a tree skirt if y'all remember. It was wrapped around our flocked tree. Vintage pieces are timeless and they work great mixing with new pieces. 

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Her Harper sign is from The Painted Nest! It is handmade and just beautiful. Everyone at Harper's birthday party loved the signs. It really personalized her room! The other Harper sign on the wall by her bed is from The Painted Nest as well! 

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Now for one of the best parts!!! Her bed! I just can't get over it. First of all it is from Beddy's Beds! It is called Vintage Blush LL and it is a soft blush color. It is perfect for Harp's room! She picked out the bedding. Beddy's Beds is offering 15% off your entire purchase when you use the code "OVF15" checking out. These beds are so innovative. They are designed for children's (and adult's) comfort and safety in mind! You zip up the sides and they tuck you in super cozy. She wont fall out of the bed ever again! The best part is that she is now able to sleep through the entire night. She used to wake up in the middle of the night crying for me and crawling into bed. I am so thankful for this bedding in more ways than one! I get sleep now too! haha!!

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Her camper sign is from Peabody and Sassafras!! Isn't it adorable?! I love the little pom poms on it. The tiny unicorn slippers are from Target. The gorgeous garland is from Hooray Everyday! 

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There is a lot of space for her to run around and twirl! The dark brown dresser peaking out is my next project. I'm going to paint it white and share it soon! 

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She loves it!! Her beautiful dress is from Tutu Du Monde! She feels like a real princess. I wish I had gotten a video of the surprised look on her face when she walked in. It made me so happy. She couldn't believe it. 

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We are so thankful for our new home. There are so many beautiful memories to be made. 

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My heart. 

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I love her bloom loom from Amy Kavs! It is a wonderful reminder. She can create the life she imagines. She just needs to believe in herself, dream big and work hard. I hope someday she looks back and remembers how she felt special and mama taught her to celebrate the moments. Dream sweet dreams my baby girl!

Thank you for stopping by!! Leave a comment at the top of the page. I would love to hear from you. Have a beautiful week!! 

XOXO

Sarah 

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A charity near and dear to our hearts!

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We've been so busy settling into our new house and making memories! I'm excited to share it with you. It's all coming together!

We almost forgot to tell you about a charity that's near and dear to our hearts! It's called My Friend's House, Family and Children's services.

As a parent, I could not imagine seeing my child suffer and without any place to go. My Friend's House is an incredible organization that is a group home for boys operated in Williamson County Youth, Inc. Education and exposure to opportunities are the major components to this program! They give them hope and a new opportunity to  recover from difficult and trying situations to become successful young adults! It makes my heart so happy to see all the work they have done. Please help give back to this incredible organization click www.myfriendshousetn.org/mardigras/royal-court/vote and make sure to scroll to Caroline & Wes Weigel and hit vote to donate! 

They are our sweet friends and have done so much for us. Caroline and Wes have huge hearts and have helped out so many in the community! 

Here is a sweet story about Ben from My Friend's House...

MEET BEN OSTINE.

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" Ben is one of My Friend's House many successes. He is one that wants to share his story. Ben came to My Friend’s House in the fall of 2012, through a series of circumstances that had him on the wrong path. He was making bad choices, failing out of school and otherwise not caring about the present or his future.

A short time after his arrival during his senior year, he began to experience a change. His attitude toward school began to change. He worked hard and attended academic tutoring and credit recovery everyday after school. He also was placed in a drug and alcohol program to get the help he needed. Not only did he get help with his school work, he gained respect for the adults who were caring for him. He made new friends and became a role model among the other boys. He excelled in the program and completed it in four months. 

However, he finished the program early in his final semester of high school, and he didn’t want to move schools again so close to graduation and return to his previous school. He was granted special permission to stay on at My Friend’s House, complete the semester and graduate from the school where he had experienced so much success. Through the help of My Friend’s House he also attended prom that year, and most impressively, was offered a scholarship to attend college at Oakland City University in Indiana.

He attended college for two years and returned to middle Tennessee in the spring of 2014. He began work as a carpet cleaning technician subcontracting with a major company and currently has started his own carpet cleaning business with his long-time friend and partner, Earl Doran.

He credits My Friend’s House and the work of Katie Creighton, Kiley Maupin, Carolyn McFall and their direct care staff with his success. He wants the community to know that the care he received through My Friend’s House is in large part the reason he is so successful today. He wants the boys in the program to know if they work hard, follow the program, pay attention to their school work, and respect those that are there to help, they will get on the road toward their own success.

He has fond memories of his time here at My Friend’s House. It wasn’t always easy, but he learned how to cope with the trials of life and is thriving today. His story continues, and it was put on the right path here at My Friend’s House. We hope you are inspired by his story and hope that you will be a part of the boys’ success stories in the future. Thank you, Ben, for sharing your story, your joy and your amazing smile! "

Please donate to this amazing organization, even if you can give $1.00. It will make a difference. 100% goes to this organization and helps out these sweet children in need. Thank you! 

XOXO

Sarah 

 

 

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