Wednesday, February 22, 2017

They Inherited A 1905 Farmhouse (Part Two)

It's been six months since I shared the story of Katie and her family, who inherited a 1905 Texas farmhouse, all of its contents, and 125 acres. You can read the original post here. (If you missed it, it's a must-read story!)

I felt an instant connection with this family's farmhouse story (many of you did too). I wanted to find out how things have been going since we last heard from Katie. I thought you might like to know too. If ever there was a farmhouse fixer upper that we can live vicariously through, I think this is it. 

If you have a question or comment for Katie, just leave it below in the comment section. 
You can also follow Katie and her family's farmhouse renovation on Instagram here.

And now, let's hear the update from Katie...

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Sundays At Home #147

Welcome to Sundays at Home! 

I'm loving what my co-hosts are sharing this week, including a gorgeous bathroom reveal and the inside scoop on winter decorating tips.

And wait until you see this week's features!

We're so glad you stopped by to browse and perhaps share your own decorating inspiration, DIY projects, and recipes.

Here's what Susan, Kelly and I have been up to this week...

bath-reno-side 2

Winter decorating collage




Congratulations to our featured bloggers! We will be sharing your beautiful work on our Sundays at Home Pinterest board & on our FB pages and Instagram accounts throughout the week. Follow our board & pages to see. 

Please join us on Instagram: 

 We're ready to see what you've been up to! A link back is to one of our blogs is appreciated. Link up your own work, no ads, or giveaways. Linking gives us permission to share a credited photo on our social media accounts. Have fun & share!

Friday, February 17, 2017

A Farmhouse-Style Herb Garden in the Dining Room...

It may still be awhile until we plant herbs in the garden outside, but it's never too early to enjoy them indoors. 

They add some life, greenery, and freshness to the house... and smell so good!

Plus, it's good gardening warm-up. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Charm of a Farmhouse Roof...

When we first moved to our little farmstead, over three years ago, the home inspector told us we'd need a new roof in a few years. Turns out he wasn't kidding.

We're looking at metal vs. shingle, price, warrantee, and color. I love the look of metal roofs. I've read that they're incredibly durable and will far out-last shingle roofs. But, the upfront cost is - in roof terminology - "steep."

The picture below shows our house before the winter moss of 2017 came to visit. You can see that we currently have a gray shingled roof. The green metal roof in the background is our barn. The original homeowners were horse enthusiasts, and had the barn built before the house. They also selected a higher grade roof (metal) for the barn, than the house. 

Via Little Farmstead (Our home, side elevation in summer)

So now, as we're considering a new roof, I'm pouring over pictures, paying close attention to farmhouse roofs. In the process, I've come across some stunning farmhouses. I thought you might like to see them. One thing they all have in common? Charming roofs. Some, full of character. Others, beautifully simple... 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Sundays at Home #146

Are you looking for fresh ways to decorate or update your home, add some flavor with new recipes, and share ideas for creative living with like-minded friends?

You've come to the right place!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Fun Friday Farmhouse Finds!

Happy Friday everyone!

Just popping in today to share some fun farmhouse finds that have me swooning... 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A Farmhouse Kitchen {In the Making...}

Hello, I hope your day is going well.

We are in the process of planning some updates for our kitchen, and I wanted to share with you some of the details. We've been gathering information and comparing products, including new countertops, a backsplash, farmhouse sink and faucet. 

The driver for us to renovate the kitchen is our countertops. 

But before I get into that, let me tell you what I love about our kitchen...

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Sundays at Home Link Party #145

It's February! Are you ready to show your home, and those who live in it, some love this month?! It doesn't take long for this party to fill up with home decorating and DIY ideas, recipes and all sorts of inspiration.

So thank you for browsing, sharing, and making 
Sundays at Home a wonderful place to be!

Sundays at Home Link Party

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Here are the Highlights... (Farmhouse Decorating, DIYs and Home Tours)

Hi Friends! Have I mentioned that I love it when you visit? I do

And today, I'm rounding up blog posts from January, in case you missed anything. It was a full month here on the blog with home tours, DIY projects and farmhouse decorating ideas that will still work beautifully in February and beyond!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Farmhouse Porch Ideas

Our porch is looking very January meets February. 

Not in a good way. 

I'm needing some inspiration (and a few hours to clean and refresh). Until then, I thought I'd share some decorating ideas from when our porch was a little more welcoming.  
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1. Galvanized Buckets and Containers

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