Simple Spring Home Tour

Kentucky weather is so crazy this time of year. We Kentuckians joke that we get all four seasons in one week. Literally, it snowed two days this week and then rained for a couple days and by Saturday it was 75 and sunny. Crazy I tell ya! It’s so unpredictable, but I couldn’t be more excited for perfect Spring weather and all the pretty blooms to come and stay!

I made this little spot, mostly out of things I already had from last Spring, and just switched up the placement. I was excited to use my Fresh Flower Market sign from Magnolia again and pull out all my faux flowers. I added a few twigs of wildflowers to the DIY wreath I made at the begining of the year, to take it from January to March. You don’t have to spend a ton of money on new items to get a whole different look. I love those vintage inspired terra-cotta pots stacked up and overflowing, for Spring and Summer! I’ve used these same ones from Hobby Lobby the last couple of years and everyone that comes over, asks me if they are real antiques. They look so authentic and the textures on these are so well done and pretty. One of the new things I did pick up is this olive tree, I found at tjmaxx. I fell in love with it! I loved the authentic looking crock it came in. This is definitely not it’s forever spot, I’ve actually already moved it around quite a bit. Next time you see it, I’m sure it will be in a different location but I couldn’t wait to show you guys, so it ended up here for our Simple Spring Home Tour!

Does it get any better than old chippy doors and baskets of florals? This was such a simple addition, but I feel like it helped bring so much Spring into this spot.

Hydrangeas were a part of our wedding flowers and they’ve always been my absolute ever favorite since I was a little girl. I picked these up at Whole Foods Market. They always have gorgeous, full hydrangeas. Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods are my favorite places to pick up fresh blooms. We live a little more than an hour away from both, so a lot of times, by the time we get home, they are already wilted and I cry haha. These here were the victim of one of those times, but I was able to revive them, thanks to some great tips I got a couple of years ago from some of my Insta buddies. The advice I got was so good! I’m definitely no garden expert, and of course it depends on how far gone the blooms are, but if they have any life left in them, I’ve learned from experience, that a lot of these are worth a try. I thought I’d pass along a few of these tips with you guys.

So, if your hydrangeas are looking puny, you can try..

– Cutting the bottom of the stems 1/2 inch from the bottom at a slanted angle before putting them in water. Every few days, repeat.

– Placing the entire stem under water, blooms and all. I’ve heard some say this should be for at least half an hour. I only left these a few minutes and it still worked. It can be kind of scary submerging the whole bloom, but a lot of times it does work! If you’re afraid to dunk them, use a plant spritzer or spray bottle and at least to wet the blooms and stems.

– Use warm water instead of cold

– Add a few pinches of sugar in the water

– Try an aspirin in the vase of water

– Make sure your vase or container is clean before adding your flowers. I used to think a good rinse out was enough, but apparently  it’s not. They need to be scrubbed with soapy warm water and rinsed well to get rid of any bacteria that could contaminate your stems.


We made some big changes to the kitchen recently and my favorite part are these open shelves! I love how much more open and bright it looks now. It was a fairly easy change that made a huge difference in our little kitchen.

We took down the two upper cabinets by sink and replaced them with these wooden floating shelves from Target. I loved adding milk glass and these fluted tumblers from the Hearth and Hand – Magnolia line.

I really hoped to have the awning above the sink finished for this post, but the antique corbels we purchased, haven’t made it here yet, mostly because it took me a month to find the perfect ones! So.. that will be in the next post! I can’t wait to show y’all!


I kept the living room pretty simple. I added florals to the galvanized wall vases, and these gorgeous chenille and ticking stripe pillows from With Lavender and Grace. I love using fresh and faux florals and greens. There are so many authentic looking stems now and it’s nice because you can reuse them each year, all season long. I love these faux olive stems from Decor Steals. They also have these at Magnolia. Adding water to the vase makes my faux stems look even more life like.


Our bedroom is small, so I have to get creative with decor in here. I love adding pieces with character to this night stand. Old books, vintage bottles and florals are always my go to pieces. I find vintage books all the time, at yard sales, flea markets and ebay.

I actually took down our “Spirit Lead Me” sign from Smallwood Home, to try and change up the space for you guys, and do something a little bit different, but I just love it so much, I ended up putting it right back up on the mantel. It’s still one of my favorite signs in our home.

Thank you so much for checking out our Spring Home! I hope y’all enjoyed it! Check out my Instagram post and stories to see all of the other incredible Bloggers, who I am honored to call my friends, that are part of the Simple Spring Home Tour! I know you’ll love them all!

Hello Twenty Eighteen

Can you guys even believe how fast 2017 went by!? I hope ya’ll are having a good start to the New Year! This year my babies will turn 6 and 9! I can’t believe how big they are getting! It sure is hard on this mama’s heart. I miss them being babies so much! Those two are my whole world and they always come first. Keeping up with them and their busy little schedules + homeschooling makes life a little crazy. They making life worth living, but still.. crazy busy!

It’s been really hard to find the time to make posts or even keep my house clean, if I’m being honest.. But I have missed blogging so much lately. When I started this blog last March, I had good intentions of posting regularly and sharing any creative thoughts or projects with you guys, right then and there.. but its been harder than I expected it to be to find time.

I love having this blog and my Instagram and being able to chat with y’all about Jesus, farmhouse decor, Kentucky life, projects, family, shopping and everything in between! So thank you so much for sticking with me even when I go MIA for a while. I’m gonna try hard to be more consistent this year and to make time for this creative outlet I love so much! You all make my heart happy. So thankful for my sweet friends following along!

I wanted to share the changes I’ve made lately around the house and some of my favorite pieces in our home right now, for my first blog post of Twenty Eighteen! So here we go!

This little spot is one my favorites in the holler right now. I added lots of texture and kept everything really neutral with pops of green like the rest of the spaces in our home right now. I created this wreath from a basic 7.99 grapevine wreath from Hobby Lobby and a pack of garland on sale. I cut sections off the garland and stuck them in the bottom until it was as full as I wanted and that’s it! So easy! It took less than 5 minutes and very little money and I had a new wreath! No glue or wire needed.

So, last week I got a Magnolia Market gift card for my birthday, and of course, I wasted no time using it. Some of the goodies I ordered were these, Norah Zinc Vases, the Magnolia leaf garland, clear antique seltzer bottles (they both still had some seltzer left in them! So neat!) 2 of the large size Stella hanging pots and a wire bird house. I had planned to save these items for spring but I just couldn’t wait to decorate with them! Even though they are a little bit springy, I’m trying to make it all work, so I can enjoy them now too. We also switched the light above our kitchen table this week and it made this tiny space look so much bigger! It was a $20 barn light in bronze from Lowes. I painted it with Magnolia + Kilz chalk style paint in the color Shiplap (my favorite!!!) and distressed it with a sanding block to give it a vintage finish.

Have you chose a word for 2018 yet? I typically never really make resolutions or choose words for the New Year. I just always hope to be even closer to God each year and be a better mama and wife. But this year the word “Enough” keeps pulling at my heart and popping up when I least expect it. I struggle with being able to do “enough” in life. Am I being a good enough mommy to my kids? Am I showing them enough grace? Am I patient enough when I teach them in our homeschool? Am I being a good enough wife? or daughter? or friend? Is my faith strong enough? Sometimes it’s hard to find balance and strength, but I want to feel sufficient in this life God has given me. I worry so much and I battle anxiety, fear and depression every single day. It’s not pretty at all.. But I just pray to just be still and let my Savior move throughout my life and trust that he will lead me and comfort me when I’m feeling less than “enough”.  That’s my constant prayer for this year. I have two gorgeous signs from SmallwoodHome that serve as a beautiful daily reminder, for me to trust in The Lord with all my heart and have faith in his plan for our life.

I’m all about cozy and comfy, so this dreamy, Rivulets quilt + euro shams from Anthropologie was a long wished for gift from my babies and hubby and I’m so in love! It’s the softest bedding I have ever owned and the detail work is so amazing! I can’t say enough great things about this quilt! I have had my eye on it for years! But the price was much more than I have ever spent on bedding before and I am typically pretty frugal about what I choose to spend money on. I always look for a sale or something that looks similar, but less expensive. But every time I went to purchase bedding, I couldn’t find anything that even compared. So.. I waited and didn’t buy any bedding for our room for a really long time. We are talking years! But ya’ll.. it was so worth the wait!! After opening this quilt and seeing the quality, the price tag made complete sense. The quality is incredible and I feel like it will last a really long time. I checked their website for you guys, and it’s currently on sale for 20% off with their House + Home event. If you’ve been waiting for a sale, now is your chance! This isn’t a sponsored post. I just want to share with my buddies, some good deals when I see them!

I hope you guys have a blessed Twenty Eighteen! Thanks for always being so encouraging, uplifting and supportive! I’m so thankful for each of you!

– April