~ bring a bit of The Farmhouse with you after every visit ~

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Favorite Things...a weekend at the "beach cottage"

A few of my favorite things this weekend...

We finally had a weekend at our "beach cottage" rental
without any big plans for a change.

So I finally started my Spring cleaning
& "found" my beautiful Kitchen Aid mixer & vintage blender.
I can't wait to get these up to The Farmhouse in our
remodeled kitchen (see the vision here).

I also had a chance to go to two local flea markets
this weekend...more like community garage sales. I found
a couple cool items:

{please excuse the ugly dark grout in our rental kitchen}

 a Fire King bowl that I've always coveted,
but is generally out of my price range

some local Meyer lemons ~ yum!

 a cute fish bowl
with a world of opportunities to fill it up

a bunch of really cool frogs for $0.10 each ~ best bargain ever!

and a couple heart cookie cutters
to add to my small collection

I also finished my first {make-believe}
product packaging design
~ Tin Roof Farmhouse ~
Vintage Market
Soy Votives

maybe someday it will be a reality!

What were your favorite things this weekend?

Friday, May 3, 2013

Five Faves for Friday...Beach House Accents

With summer just around the corner I've been dreaming of
the beach & the sunshine.
The last week has been amazingly hot & I've been
inspired to update our "beach cottage" with more beach accents.
Here are my favorite quick fixes to create a beachy home...

shells in bowls, jars or on shelves

rope, twine all weathered & worn

dreams of road trips & traveling to exotic locations

washed, weathered & sun drenched

the perfect accent color for a beach style home

All images found on Pinterest

What brings the beach back home for you?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Midweek Inspiration...Dream On


on so many levels

image (not me) via Pinterest

fit, active, healthy woman


stand up paddle boarding


black & white photography

the lake

summer is on it's way!

What inspires you?