I am obsessed with farmhouse style. I love the simplicity and the beauty of it. I recently learned there are a number of beautiful and affordable farmhouse wares on Amazon and most of them are something I want to buy for myself. I decided today to share my favorites with you!
I could certainly find a lot more farmhouse “pretties” that I want to buy on Amazon, but I’d better stop before I A. bore you to tears and B. get in trouble with my husband for spending too much money. I’m sure you understand 🙂
In the meantime, check out the links below if any of these finds get your attention.
I have to admit, I had an entirely different post in mind for today, but I’ve seen so many cool things lately, it’s almost sinful not to share them. Today, I just want to share these treasures with you all.
Fall is my favorite season. It’s not only a beautiful time of year with the changing leaves, but there are so many fun things you can do. I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you today. The best thing about all of these is that they don’t cost you a dime.
1. Enjoy a spectacular fall sunset
Do you have a porch with an amazing view? Do you have an amazing view? Then go outside, enjoy a hot cup of coffee or an iced tea, and enjoy the beautiful sunset. North Carolina truly has some amazing sunsets- I try to pause and enjoy it every so often.
2. Make a fire and roast some marshmallows
Your fire pit doesn’t have to be fancy. Just a ring of rocks will do. My kids love to make s’mores and they look forward to this every year.
3. Go hiking or trail running
My favorite running buddy and I love to hit a trail when the weather cools off. Even if you aren’t a runner, you still may enjoy taking a brisk walk on a trail. Either way, a trail walk or run doesn’t cost a thing!!
4. Check out the pretty fall foliage
The leaves burst into some beautiful colors this time of year. Take a walk or take a drive and enjoy the beauty.
5. Visit a pumpkin patch
This one may or may not cost money. If you know someone who has a pumpkin farm, you may get to choose your pumpkin for free, but local farms and pumpkin patches will likely charge admission. The good news is farms that charge admission often offer other activities, such as hayrides, corn mazes, or foods.
I hope you enjoy this edition of Five Friday Favorites!! Have a wonderful weekend.
Happy Friday, my friends. It’s been a bit since I shared five of my current favorite things with you. Christmas is honestly one of my favorite times of year. I love decorating for it and I love buying gifts for my loved ones. It’s no surprise I would have five favorite Christmas things I could share with you.
1. Battery operated candles
I use these things year round. With cats and kids, I do not want to risk a fire. These flameless candles are pretty and the remote is really convenient. You can even make them flicker like a real candle.
2. Duraflame electric logs
We bought this recently as an early Christmas present to ourselves and we are loving it. It not only provides warmth, but it is very realistic and it makes our room seem so cozy.
3. Yankee Candle Balsam and Cedar
I am one of those unlucky people with some really nasty allergies. I love the look and smell of real trees, but I do not love what they do to my sinuses. This candle does a great job of diffusing that Christmas tree scent without affecting my allergies.
4. Charlie Brown Christmas DVD
I absolutely love this. I watch this, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and A Christmas Story every year and I always will.
5. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Peppermint Bundle
I’m a sucker for a clean house that smells good. These soaps and cleanser accomplish both of those. The peppermint, rosemary and Iowa pine scents are all perfect for Christmas. Get you some!
I hope you enjoyed my list of five Christmas favorites!
The big day is finally less than a week away! I am trying to finish my Christmas shopping, packing for travels, and cleaning my house. School has been out for a week now for my oldest daughter, and today, my school let out for winter break. Bring on the Christmas movies and sweet girl cuddles, the Christmas gifts and the downtime!!
It’s been a long time since I did a “Five Friday Favorites” post, so I am going to share a Christmas themed Five Friday Favorites with you today. I hope you will enjoy these and even comment with a few of your own favorites.
I don’t often wear leggings, but these adorable and cheap leggings from Walmart are some of the comfiest things I’ve encountered in a long time. I bought mine for a little over $5- there are certainly more expensive options, but as little as I wear them, the cheaper option works just fine. You really ought to check them out!
3. Christmas movies: Home Alone
Does this movie ever get old? Not in my house, where we watch it several times during the Christmas season. My children love it as much as I do, and they have a blast laughing at it and even quoting the lines. Do you have a favorite Christmas movie in your home?
4. Christmas traditions: baking and decorating cookies
In our house, we have many favorite Christmas traditions, but baking and decorating cookies is a big one. My girls are now old enough to help mix the dough, roll it out and cut it out. We enjoy the bonding time, but we also enjoy the tasty cookies. Maybe someday I’ll even share my recipes.
5. Christmas song: “The Christmas Waltz” by Karen Carpenter
It isn’t even Christmas time in my opinion until I hear this song. And what’s more fun than belting it out while you’re decking the halls? Or wrapping presents? Try it- it’s fun!!
What are some of your Christmas favorites? Check us out next week for some final Christmas fun 🙂