When Comfort Works emailed me about a potential collab I jumped all over it! I love my slipcover Ikea sectional. It’s the perfect size for my large family. Everything is washable which is amazing, but let’s be honest; after so many years of washing those covers, the age was starting to show. There were stains that never came out, the fabric was starting to tear in places that were noticeable. As seasons change, so do styles – and I was ready for something lighter and brighter! (Especially now that I was out of the toddler stage with my kiddos).
for our favorite sofas like Ikea, Pottery Barn, and Muji. They also make custom covers. They have so many beautiful fabric choices. Honestly, that was the hardest part for me. They have heavy-duty fabric in so many colors, pure linens, everyday tweed, claw-proof Velvet in the most vibrant color choices, mixed blends, linen blends, velvet blends, bycast & synthetic leathers, pure cottons, and English stripes. At the end of the day, I went with pure linens. After getting the swatch in the mail I fell in love with the natural linen. It was incredibly soft and I loved the natural texture of the soft beige/tan. It was light and creamy.. without being too light. It was the exact color I wanted to incorporate into our family room to help tie in the color of my exposed beams. Plus, it feels very Scandinavian-farmhouse house which is totally a vibe that I dig!
from start to finish with Comfort Works. The fabric samples came in such a timely manner (they even threw in some extra ones too). The ordering process was so easy and the customer service was spot on – answering any and all of my questions. My slipcovers even came earlier than when they said they would!
When my covers came in the mail, I immediately pulled everything out of the box. Each cover was labeled to make putting them on super easy. Each cover fits like a dream! They have a little bit of wiggle room which I’m glad for. The linen is so super soft and luxurious! After seeing it for the first time I knew I made the right choice. Like most linen material, it came wrinkled. I wasn’t worried though because after a few days of setting it all up most of the wrinkles had already fallen out.
It is absolutely incredible what updating your slipcover will do for your space! Honestly, If you’re like me and Love your sofa but want a whole new look – I’d give Comfort Works a go! You’ll get a completely new sofa look, but with the old sofa comfort. And I would totally recommend Comfort Works. They are an awesome company to work with and their products are of the highest quality! I seriously feel like I have a high-end sofa! I’m so happy With Comfort Works – and I’ll definitely be working with them again in the future! I have other Ikea chairs that could use new covers🤔. The only hard part is figuring out what fabric to choose 🤦🏻♀️
I’m so excited to finally announce that I am a guest participant in the One Room Challenge for the Spring 2020 season. When I signed up to participate in this challenge, I knew exactly what room was begging to be renovated. Our home office! First off – with everyone at home now, having a quiet place to work is a must! Secondly – It is currently being used as a storage spot that is desperately in need of a good cleaning. And third of all – It’s such an eyesore with a sheet draped over the doorway (so no one can peep inside)! I just can’t take it anymore.
When we bought this old home we knew that home projects would be a big part of our lives for many years to come. We bought a 4,000 sq ft saltbox home that was built in the 1700s. Thankfully the last owners brought it up to the 20th century but stopped updating somewhere in the 70s. Because we have been doing the work in our free time, (we are self-employed) it takes us quite a while to finish a project. That’s why I jumped at the opportunity to get in on the One Room Challenge. I knew it would be the encouragement we needed to get the office reno done and in a timely fashion.
You can’t see it in this picture, but two of the walls are covered with dark wooden boards. The scary wallpaper you see here will come down and the wall color will change. The ceilings are very low and in need of a little TLC. There is a closet, but I’m not sure we are going to keep it. You see, it pops out over our staircase, cutting into the stairway space. I think I would rather have ceiling height over my staircase and have a beautiful chandelier than have a closet in my office.
I’m going for warm, sophisticated, and library-esque. The first thing we have to do is something about the ceiling. We’ll see if It can be painted and patched – but if that doesn’t work we might have to tear it down and slap up a new one. Next, we’ll have to paint the walls to lighten up space. I’m going for a warm off-white. Not quite tan or beige… just a really creamy off-white. I’ll also add an accent wall with a beautiful wallpaper from Roommatesdecor . Then, we’ll finally put a real door on this baby. I’m thinking a sliding barn door. We have some old hardware we found in our barn that we’re going to use to install the door. It’s so cool and very authentic. And lastly, all the furniture and decor. We are trying to use a lot of what we have… but we’ll definitely be ordering a few things to help complete our space.
Alright – That’s it! I’ll be back next week with week two’s progress! Head over to check out the other amazing participants and to see their design plans!
Castle soap has saved me quite a bit of money over the years. I use it for just about everything in my home. I started using it because I wanted to find easy and simple ways to start using more natural products in my home. It’s very affordable running under $5 a bottle – and get this… It’s concentrated too! A couple of teaspoons will get you far! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in a pinch and needed to do laundry but had run out of detergent. castle soap to the rescue!
So If you’re looking for a way to introduce more natural products in your home without spending much money, this product is for you! I’ve written down my top 10 favorite ways to use castle soap in your home!
Mix 2 teaspoons of castile soap with water and some drops of your favorite essential oil mixed in a spray bottle makes for a fantastic all-purpose cleaner. You can use it on your counters in your bathroom and kitchen, your sinks, stovetops, even your toilets. It’s the wonder spray!
Mix 2-3 tablespoons of castile soap with 1/4 cup baking soda for a non-toxic shower scrub. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes and then scrub away. It works wonders!
A few drops of castle soap in your dishwater will do wonders on your sink of dishes! A little dab goes a long way!
I wouldn’t go around eating it – but a few drops on your wet toothbrush will clean your teeth without all the chemical ingredients.
If you’re a low-maintenance person, you’ll be happy to know that you can use castile soap as an all-in-one in the shower, both for your hair and your body.
Vegetable washes can be quite expensive! Did you know you can use Castle Soap to help rinse fruit and vegetables from their dirt and pesticide residue? Just add 1 tablespoon of castile soap to 2 cups of water, and store the mixture in a squirt bottle right beside your kitchen sink.
Make a mixture with one part castile soap and three parts water to shampoo your dog. This mix comes in handy with our farm pup – boy does she get stinky!
I love the smell of my Castle Soap, I put in 3 Tablespoons castile soap mixed with water into my hand soap bottle as a replacement.
Run out of Laundry Detergent? No problem! Just squirt about 1 tablespoon of Castle Soap and a splash of vinegar as a rinse to give your clothes a gentler clean!
Mix 1/4 cup castile soap in a bucket with warm water and get to mopping!
Well – I hope you’ve enjoyed this post! My favorite place to get Castle Soap is at Grove! Check it out here to receive your free caddy and three-piece Mrs. Meyers set!
Or you can pick it up at Amazon here!
I’m so excited to finally bring you my gift guide – which I’ve been working on for months! I tried to come up with gift ideas that were unique and thoughtful, but at the same time I wanted to bring you guys some awesome deals too! Some of my favorite brands have sent over some fantastic discount codes and links that will save you tons of money this holiday season. Thanks to all the brands, and happy shopping!
Weighted blankets are all the rage right now! I totally jumped on the bandwagon and got a few for my kiddos’ rooms. They say it feels as though you’re getting a giant hug all night long. I gave it a whirl and I have to say – I really did sleep better. There’s something so comforting about the extra weight that helped me rest easier and sleep longer. My kids really are sleeping longer and harder… which is a huge win for me.
These weighted blankets would make an excellent gift this Holiday season for really anyone in your life. And Blanquil happens to be having their biggest sale ever with 40% off site wide starting Now! -Use code BF19
Hart and Hess is a home decor subscription box company delivering amazing home decor goods to your front door. I receive a box every month and it feels like Christmas year round. Home decor boxes would make amazing Christmas gifts for the loved ones in your life who love all things home. They are currently running huge Black Friday deals that make signing up more affordable then ever. If you use code HomeBoxHoliday you can get 20% off your first month’s subscription! And there’s so many more sales going on. If you’ve had your eye on a few of their products that were only available through home box subscriptions, you can now order them individually and with a discount! Their products are ranging from 25%-50% off, check them out here!
You guys know I love my Beddys! My kids absolutely adore them! I know they would make an amazing Holiday gift for the little ones in your life. Starting Thursday morning at 12:01am Beddys is running an amazing sale! 25% off everything on their site using the code BLACKFRIDAY19. Plus, for every $200 spent… they’re giving away $25 gift cards!!
Mixbooks is a great gift to give the grams and gramps on your list! With mixbook you can create the most beautiful photo books and keepsakes of your family. Use code BFDEALS to get 55% off your order!
A Scentbox subscription would make an amazing gift for someone who loves perfume! I currently have a subscription and love that I get designer fragrances shipped to my door every month! It’s as easy as adding fragrances into your que and having them shipped to your door. Each spray bottle has a month’s worth of fragrance – I love it because I get to try out so many fragrances that I wouldn’t get a chance to try so frequently. It takes me a good year to go through a normal size bottle – so I was stuck with the same scent for a long time. With Scentbox you an use this link and get 35% off your first month’s subscription making it just under $10.
27Teas is a small woman-owned New Hampshire based company with the most delicious blends of tea. What I love about this tea company is that they give back – and big time! A percentage of their profits goes to the Water Project which supports clean water and sanitation initiatives for a special school in Kenya. Giving an adorable tea set and loose leaf tea would be such a sweet gift this holiday season. And for Black Friday, 27Teas is offering 20% off and free shipping on all orders over $40! Coupon code blackfriday2019 (ps – Doesn’t apply to monthly subscriptions)
So it snowed today… are you guys ready?! It may not officially be winter on the calendar but as soon as it snows it’s winter in my books. I got all my kiddos winter gear out including coats, hats, gloves, and of course all of our down comforters and gave them all a good wash. Whatever we have to do to stay warm – am I right?! I don’t know what it is about colder weather that makes me obsessed with making everything cozy – but seriously bring on everything soft, plush, and fuffy!
This year in keeping with my cozy winter theme – It was time to swap out my bedding for something more fitting for winter. Out went the linen sheet and in came the flannel sheets! My friends from Garnet Hill sent me over a set including sheets, pillows cases, and a duvet cover from their signature line in white! All flannel! I’ll be honest – I’m a flannel bedding virgin… But I’m happy to report that since I’ve experienced them… I’ll be a flannel sheet kinda girl for life. Only in the chillier months that it. Who else here has never experienced flannel sheets before??
I seem to always have the coldest feet ever… I mean my poor husband will tell ya because I often put my toes on the back of his legs. Sorry, not sorry! I can’t be alone – Am I right?! But listen, guys, with Garnet Hill’s flannel bedding… there’s no need to torture our husbands anymore! My feet stay perfectly warm! My husband even commented on how amazing this flannel bedding is! He never notices anything. Seriously, I could have changed our bedding set from white to maroon and he wouldn’t notice a thing. He’s a practical kind of guy – so when he noticed that he felt warmer in bed he realized something must be new!
So apparently flannel is a napped cotton fabric, which means its loose fibers are teased loose from the weave. These loose ends make flannel super soft and fluffy to the touch, plus the fibers trap air to keep in the heat… so there that!
Who needs a three?
Flannel is the perfect bedding this winter and I for one am thrilled to be sleeping on the warmest – coziest – softest bedding ever!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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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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!
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!
I’m just going to leave this one right here from Erin at Cotton Stem
There’s An easier, better way to make your kids bed! I’ve recently partnered with Beddys to try out their bedding for my boy’s room. I have to be honest, this was one partnership that I have been itching to do! I have been a huge fan of their bedding for quite some time, but I was totally scared off by the price. So I never made the switch. Now, having them for about a month I’m totally kicking myself for not switching sooner. The kids are making their beds every day and it looks perfect every time! They’re staying in their beds all night long which makes mom and dad happy and washing their beddding is easier than ever. I’ve already promised my daughter that I’ll order her a set this week! This bedding has seriously saved me time, stress, and has given me peace of mind! It’s absolutely the best bedding out there for kids and I’ve put together the top 5 reasons why Beddys ROCKS! Plus Beddys has graciously offered a 20% discount code to all of my readers. Use THEFARMHOUSELIFE20 at checkout. CLICK HERE!
My favorite thing about BEDDYS is how easy it is to make their beds. Literally one zip and the bed looks perfectly made every time. It saves me time in the morning because the kids can make their own beds every day and I don’t have to re-make them – if you know what I mean. Putting Beddys bedding on the kid’s mattresses took less than 5 minutes! Seriously, I just unrolled it and put the bedding on like a fitted sheet and voila. Done!
Washing bedding in the past has been an all-day ordeal. I separate the sheets and the pillowcases from the blanket and the comforter. This turns into 3 or 4 loads of laundry. Then drying everything is just a pain in the butt! Beddys has changed all that for me! Now, washing has turned into one load and one dry cycle every 2 weeks! It’s been a major time saver and a life changer for me! For twin beddys bedding, they recommend throwing the whole set in the wash completely zippered up and using cold water. Also, be sure to take the bedding out of the washer right away and tumble dry on low. It’s super easy and quick!
Since my 4-year-old transitioned out of the toddler bed, it’s not uncommon for him to roll right out of bed at night and hit the floor. I’m sure we’re all so familiar with the sound they make when hitting the floor. Sometimes they sleep right through it! Beddys keeps my kids zippered up so they stay put! It’s a great alternative to using a bed rail. No need to worry about their blankets falling off at night either because Beddys all-in-one bedding stays zipped up all night long . My kids describe it as a big hug snuggling them up at night! Which in turn keeps them in their beds all night long and out of my bed – which helps me sleep better.
Beddys is an all-in-one bedding, meaning its the whole package! It includes the sheet, cuddle blanket, and comforter all wrapped into one! The set comes with a matching pillowcase and coordinating sham. There’s a minky cuddle blanket sewn into the comforter and it’s ridiculously soft and comfortable! The best part is that it includes a comfort panel which gives extended coverage and protection from the zipper. So when my boys are snuggled in their beds they don’t feel the zipper, just the soft minky blanket. The comforter and sheets are made of 100% cotton with a 300 thread count. The boys definitely have the best bedding in the house. I actually find myself staying and cuddling a little longer than needed at bedtime… I can’t help it! That minky material is amazingly soft!
Beddys bedding is all handmade and has exceptional quality. I was a little nervous about the zipper functionality. I was afraid it would get caught and the zipper would break. After receiving my boys Beddys, I realized that the zippers are heavy duty and they zip up quite smoothly. The fabric is also incredibly durable. The quilted, 100% cotton exterior makes it look like the quilt is tucked in nicely! There’s also elastic around the bottom of the bedding to hold it tightly in place so it doesn’t shift.
The biggest reason I didn’t pull the trigger earlier on this bedding was because of the price. It starts at about $250 and for a momma of three that adds up real quick! I soon realized that the cost of sheets and pillowcases, a blanket, and a comforter with a coordinating sham would probably total up to about the same price. Plus the quality is out of this world and I know that my boys Beddys bedding will last a very long time. There are so many pros to Beddys bedding that it’s hard to pick my favorite. I mean it’s easy to put on, zipper up, clean, and not to mention they come in some really cute patterns! I’d probably have to say that I’ve noticed a real difference in my children’s sleeping patterns and for this momma, I’ll do just about anything to help my kids sleep better at night! – and for that, I say Thank you Beddys for creating a one of a kind bedding that makes my kids think they’re getting a hug all night long.
Beddys has graciously extended a 20% discount code for all my readers on any of their bedding sets! CLICK HERE and use code THEFARMHOUSELIFE20 at check out! I know you won’t regret it, I certainly don’t! I’m going to cash in on this coupon code to buy my daughter a set.. she’s already asked me like 20 times today.
I made the switch! Ok… I’m sure you’ve all seen the advertisements for Grove Collaborative. They’re everywhere on social media! Nobody likes to be sold to… So for so long I, like lots of other people, have turned their eyes away. I really didn’t want to like them.. but honestly, I FINALLY gave them a shot and I’m so glad I did!
They deliver safe products right to your door…which for me saves me from my overspending, particularly at Target. I’ll go in for toilet paper and bananas and I come out $200 later. Using Grove, I set up my monthly orders (or bi-monthly for the things I don’t use as often) and then don’t give it another thought! They’re delivered right to my door.. saving me money because the products seem to be a few dollars less than in the store.
Right now Grove is offering a $10 credit and a free Mrs. Meyers hand soap! They’re always running freebies and giveaways… Which I LOVE!! …and today ONLY – All Seventh Generation products are 20% off. Use this Link to get your deal!!
I’m always looking to replace my hygiene products with healthier non-toxic versions… but they can be hard to find!!! Grove not only sells kitchen essentials but personal hygiene products too. I even started buying mine and my children’s vitamin from GRove.. which saves me time from the 10 different sites i was biuying thm all from.