How my life got easier with Beddys bedding!

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House and Home | November 8, 2019

Ok -I finally ordered my daughter a set of Beddys bedding. She’d been asking me since I collaborated with Beddys for the boy’s room a year ago and for some reason, I was dragging my feet. The price can be intimidating at first – but I knew how out-of-the-world amazing they are.. so I finally went for it.

 

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They want to make their beds!

Needless to say, I am beyond thrilled with her set! It is so adorable and she is completely smitten! Each and every day since getting her Beddys she’s made her bed. I don’t even have to prompt her to make her bed in the morning. Again – another way Beddy’s has made my life easier.. they want to make their beds!! It’s crazy.. but there’s something fun about zipping up the sides of their sets! Hey – no argument here!

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Perfectly made every time!

Now that all my kids have their beddys, it’s become a regular part of their routine to make their beds THEMSELVES in the morning. Don’t get me wrong… It’s always been their routine. But they generally looked worse than when they started. I was still an encouraging mom that nodded and smiled and praised the heck out of them for trying. Then the bed making fairy – A.K.A mom- came in the room when everyone was in school and remade their beds. I’m not proud of this.. but hey – it’s the truth! So when I say they make their beds THEMSELVES, I really mean it. They make their beds every day and it’s perfect every time. It’s foolproof – all they have to do it zip up the sides of their bedding and stack their pillows! voila – Done! It really does make my life easier. It’s now one less thing off my plate and I know these sets are worth every penny!


Want the deets??

If you’re curious about washing – the quality – and the physics of them… Let me save you some time – they’re amazing in all of the above. But If you want to know all the nitty-gritty, I’ve written another blog post with all the deets. Check it out here.

Perfectly made in 18 seconds!

In this post, I wanted to actually show you how EASY it is to put the bedding on your bed and how easy it is to make every day! Plus, it looks perfect every time! I’ve added a video below for you to check out!

Not only is the bedding perfect for kids.. but Beddys bedding is just so beautiful I’d put them on any bed in my house.  My daughter has the Chic white bedding set. It looks fabulous paired with pink accessories and very darling in a little girls room, but would also look fabulous as bedding in a farmhouse, cozy cottage, or shabby chic styled room too!

And of course Beddys is so fabulous they gave me a code to share with you all – So now you can try it out with a discount… AND with a 30-day money-back guarantee – there’s really no risk!

Use code THEFARMHOUSELIFE20  to start making you’re life easier today!

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Easy Vegan pumpkin bars – Turning your fall pumpkin display into yummy treats!

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House and Home | November 6, 2019

Did you know that all pumpkins are edible? Yes – It’s true! All those pumpkins you styled on your dining table and on your front porch display don’t have to go to waste. Bring them in from outside before the weather starts freezing and turn them into yummy treats!

 

Pumpkin pile

I’ve got three little ones around that are constantly asking for treats.. so a simple way to give them yummy baked treats without the guilt is to make them vegan. I’m a plant-based eater around here so I’m constantly looking for ways to get my kids to eat more plants, less dairy and meats, and of course more fiber! I’m realizing more and more how hard it is to get my kids to eat the recommended daily dose of fiber theses days. With a simple swap out of some ingredients, it’s easier than ever to give my kids a yummy treat with guilt-free ingredients.

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To start – preheat your oven to 400 degrees. When preheated, put your whole pumpkin on a cookie sheet and place it in the oven for about an hour. When it’s toasted brown and sunken in turn off your oven and take out your pumpkin. Let it cool and then cut it in half and scoop out the seeds. Then, scoop out all of the meat and put it in a large bowl and set aside.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then, mix your flax and water and set aside. Next, you’ll add in the pumpkin, oil, sugar, and flax mixture. Then add in all your dry ingredients and mix until smooth.

Pour your batter into your pan and pop it in the oven for 25-30 minutes. Keep in mind the color of your mixture is going to depend on what type of pumpkin you used. Mine was a light green heirloom pumpkin so my mixture is more yellow than bright orange.

batter in a pan

While your bars are baking, start on your frosting. Always start with your wet ingredients and then slowly add in your dry ingredients. If your mixture is too runny just add in more powdered sugar. Set aside until bars are cool and then frost your bars!

frosting

Enjoy!

Ingredients

Pumpkin Bars

  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups of pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup oil – your choice
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Frosting

  • 1/2 cup of vegan butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons non-dairy milk

 

 

How to style a sectional with pillows and throws

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Uncategorized | November 1, 2019

I get asked how to arrange pillows and throws on a sectional a lot. And I totally get the confusion! On a normal coach, you have two ends.. you put a few pillows on each side and voila! But with a sectional, there are three ends! So If you’ve ever asked yourself how to style a sectional – you’ve come to the right place!

green ottoman

First – Add your throws

I like to add a few throws on my sectional. Especially in the colder seasons because they get used a lot. Here, I’ve droped one over the arm of the sectional in a dramatic fashion and let it sort of cascade to the ground. The other, I’ve folded up the long way and placed it over the back of the couch and let it hang down to the floor. Then I layered my bigger pillows over them.

gray couch with two pillows and a blanket

Second – Start with bookends

Start with two larger (24in) pillows with matching covers on each end of the couch. Then add in two matching 20 or 18 inch pillows next to them. This works as bookends on your coach and brings structure and coordnation.  A trick of the trade…use pillow covers that are a size or two smaller than your pillows. This makes your pillows look so much more full! – Also, are you looking for the perfect karate chop pillows? Use down inserts!

green ottoman and sofa

Third – layer in pillows that are in the same color family

You certainly don’t need all of your pillows to match. I like to stick with creamy neutrals to add contrast to my dark couch. I also wanted to tie in my emerald green ottoman so I added a similar lumbar pillow and another pillow with green trim to tie it all in.

Start with your largest pillow in the back corner of the coach. I like a 26incher there. Then add in the next height of pillow next to it. As you can see from my image, the height of my pillows in the corner is cascading down to my lowest point which is my lumbar pillow. Adding varying heights helps to give the pillows more depth and deminetion. And adding in varying textures helps it to not look so matchy matchy, but all sill vey coordinated.

 

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Easy Fall Tablescape

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House and Home | October 31, 2019

Tablescapes made easy- with pumpkins

Don’t stress over getting that perfect tablescape for the Thanksgiving season. Just head to your local pumpkin patch and pick up as many medium to small pumpkins as you can. These guys all grew in our garden this year… sweet -right?!

 

pumpkins on a table

 

Add varying heights and layers!

 

From the above video, I started with a pinstripe table runner and then added some faux garland. Then I added my centerpiece which was the two lanterns. Your centerpiece should always be your tallest element. This is because it draws the eye in. Next, I added candlesticks to add varying heights and then layered in my pumpkins. I always have chargers on my table because it’s so large and the chargers help to make it not look so monstrous!

Super simple – right?!

 

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5 steps to a perfectly styled entryway

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House and Home | October 31, 2019

Entryway styling made easy!

Do you have an entryway that you just aren’t sure what to do with or how to style it? Well, I feel ya! I was in the same spot. This area had a huge heater and without removing the cover and building a custom table it was just going to stay an awkward area that we all avoided.

 

entryway table and decorations

My husband built this table around the heating unit hidden on the bottom shelf. After we had the heating dilemma fixed… it was time to style… which is the most fun part!!

 

entryway table with tall mirrors

 5 steps to a perfectly styled entryway

 

    1. Layer your larger items. Start with one large mirror or artwork. Then add two other pieces in varying heights. The reason you have one tall item is that your eye is going to catch the tallest part of your display. You don’t want anything competing with that.
    2. Add a light fixture. A lamp or a hanging light fixture will add some warm light to your styled table.
    3. Add some Greenery! Plants always look great on an entryway table. My plants are the lowest point of my decor.
    4. Add in smaller items to help add to the layers. If you look at my picture… I’ve tried to mimic the lines of the stairs. Keep in mind the size of your table and the wall it sits on.
    5. I put baskets on the bottom shelf. This is a great way to add some storage to make this space not only beautiful but practical!

 

entry table with red rug and white door

 

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Cloth and cabin – home decor and the trendiest clothes all in the same place!

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House and Home | October 30, 2019

“A flower does not think to compete with the flower next to it. It just blooms.”

I don’t know if you’ve heard of a little online boutique called Cloth and Cabin, but it’s probably my favorite little shop out there. Number one – the items are so unique and have exceptional quality, but the creators – (the girls) are fun-loving free spirits and it’s so evident in their shop!

 

vase with flowers and pumpkins

 

They figure out the trends – so you don’t have too!

If you’ve ever wondered what your favorite influencers are wearing or even what they’re styling their homes with.. 9 times out of 10 it’s with Cloth and Cabin. They even create cultivated lines with people like Cotton Stem, Liz Maries, Amber Massey, and soooo many more! It’s hard to keep up with the latest trends.. why not let Amy and Meredith (creators of Cloth and Cabin) figure it out for you!

 

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Woman writing

Because I love this company so much I’ve partnered with them to bring you a coupon code!

Code FARMLIFE10 

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I’m just going to leave this one right here from Erin at Cotton Stem

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Home decor subscription box with Hart and Hess

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House and Home | October 30, 2019

The Home Decor Box!

There seems to be a subscription box for everything these days doesn’t there? Whether you need cleaning products, beauty products, or even clothing you can get them all delivered to your front door with zero to minimum effort. It sure makes our busy lives much easier. Well – guys things are about to get much more easier. Hart and Hess has created a home decor subscription box! And let me tell you the products are out of this world. They take the stress out of changing out our seasonal decor by delivering it straight to your front door!

 

 

 

Home decor delivered to your front door!

It’s just like having a professional designer pick out home decor for you. Like being able to upgrade your home decor affordably, and without having to worry about what the latest trend are.  Hart & Hess has developed the “Home Box,” a monthly subscription box of the best handmade, artisanal decor. The pieces are timeless and will bring beauty to any home – delivered directly to your door the first week of each month!

 

 

The Home Box

  • There’s no fancy printed boxes and no passing off cheap stuff for a higher profit. Just Beautiful, timeless pieces that bring joy to your home, delivered directly to your door the first week of each month.
  • They offer two boxes depending your budget.
  • Standard boxes are $54.99/mo + $10 shipping and include 3-5 gorgeous pieces of artisanal work.
  • Premium boxes are offered at $99.99/mo + $15 shipping and include the same products as the standard box, as well as larger, more dramatic offerings that will make a bold impact in your home.
  • A new box is sent out at the start of each month, and subscriptions renew on the 11th of that month. 

 

 

The great news is….

I’ve partnered with Hart and Hess to bring you an exclusive discount. If you’re curious about this Home Box, but arent quite sure… Give them a try with my dsocunt code and enjoy 10% off your purchase!

Code FARMLIFE10

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Fall Butcher Paper Scroll Ideas

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featured | September 6, 2019

I don’t know about you… but when it comes time to change the scroll on my butcher roll I’m left feeling unsure and uninspired! With Fall around the corner, I wanted an inspiring scroll to bring the season in –  in style! So I set out to find drool-worthy inspo!

 

 

With Pinterest at our fingertips, it’s easier than ever to find inspiring decor. I’ve made it easier for you to find them all on one page! I’ve linked each image to its owers – so click away to check them out!

 

butcher roll pumpkin patch scroll

Strencils

Don’t be afraid to use stencils on your roll! I love this one from Liz Marie Galvan… It’s a good mix of freehand and stencils!

 

recipe board

I love the idea of putting a fall favorite recipe on your butcher paper roll! This one is from  Seekinglaverdarlane

 

Adding greenery

Try drawing or adding real or faux greenery to your scroll! This is always a fun idea to bring some texture to your note scroll.

 

One of the reasons I love decorating with Butcher paper is because its sooo versatile and can be changed with every season… or whenever you feel like it! I love any decor that can be reused season after season… It’s great on the budget!

 

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DIY Fridays – How to Transition from summer floral arrangements to fall

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featured | August 23, 2019

Anyone can transition their summer vases into a fall floral arrangement. I took a trip to my local craft store and found some awesome orange and red stems to add to my green and white summer florals.

You can sometimes find great deals to make them more affordable. Mine was buy one get one free. So I grabbed enough to do several projects around the house to get ready for Fall.

 

Fillers Thrillers and Spillers

Use your floral sheers to cut your stems to size and just start inserting them into your summer vase. I thinned mine out a bit so I could have room to add in the fall stems.

It’s that easy friends – just start popping them in. I like to use the phrase Fillers, Spillers, and Thrillers when doing arrangements. This means you want some stems to spill over the side, some stems to fill in the center of the vase, and some stems to being thrillingly beautiful. I always keep this in mind to help my arrangement stay balanced.

 

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Organization 101 – creating a mail system

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House and Home | July 22, 2019

If you’re like me then you probably have a junk drawer. You’re even more like me if you have two or more. Then all of a sudden one day your unorganized mail pile becomes just chaos. I majorly needed to learn organization as a life skill in my personal growth journey – so I’m starting this new segment on beginner organization tips. Really they’re for me, but I figured I can share them with you.

 

 

My mail pile kept getting higher and higher? Can you relate? We had one spot for mail, but that quickly grew to two spots of mail. I’m embarrassed to tell you that we have three different spots of mail in our home – one of the spots might be where we keep our drinking glasses. Now there’s no room for our glasses! Our bills were mixed with important kids papers and their drawings with no end in sight. Our kitchen office nook seems like the perfect location to keep such things, but it was inaccessible due to it being a dumping ground for everything else.  I needed an intervention! I started Pinteresting organizational hacks and here’s what I found.

 

HACK 1 – CREATE AN IN AN OUT SYSTEM

So what I’m gathering from the most organized people out there is that they have one spot for mail that has just arrived and another for mail going out. Once the mail is opened, it finds a new home either in the trash or filed away somewhere. If it’s something that needs to be mailed back out it goes in the out spot.

Some people have two galvanized envelopes that they hang on their walls for mail coming in and out. I’ve also seen two paper tray organizers on a desk that serves the same purpose. For me, I decided to use what I had so I didn’t have to buy anything new. I had a couple of metal baskets that I decided to hang in our office nook in our kitchen so it was really accessible.

 

HACK 2 – HAVE A PLAN

I swear, half the battle of staying organized is just having a plan and knowing what to do with all the random papers that are inevitably going to come your way. Things like flyers, junk mail, bills, coupons, kids school papers, medical appts,  etc. So I decided to get a game plan for what I knew was going to come my way and where I was going to put it when it did.

I got a folder for important school papers, I started filling away paid bills, I tossed flyers, I put coupons in a plastic baggie and tucked them in a drawer. This part came pretty easy to me. There’s certainly a systematic way to be organized that made sense for me, the problem was-  am I going to stick to it?

 

Hack 3 – set a goal

I knew the only way for me to actually stick to this new way of organizing my mail was to set a goal and stick to it. I’m a pretty competitive person, even with myself oddly enough. So I knew if I told myself I had to do it for 30 days – I’d do it. Rachel Hollis (one of my favorite authors by the way) says you can do anything if you tell yourself to do it for 30 days. If I cheat or get lazy I’d have to start my clock over. This way it becomes a habit.

 

 

Organization is a life skill that I am just no good at! It wasn’t something I was taught as a child and it has carried into my adulthood. At some point, you have to own your mistakes and not blame the way you were raised on your behaviors today. I want a more organized stress-free life! It’s time I strap on my big girl boots and work hard at changing my behaviors. My first stop is creating a more organized mail solution. Next, the possibilities are endless for practicing the art of organization in my home!

 

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