Happy Thanksgiving to You!

Good morning! I hope that all is well in your neck of the woods. We are getting Thanksgiving week kicked off. The kids are out of school and turkey plans are being made.


I plan to spend my week loving my family, counting my blessings, and just enjoying. Doesn’t that sound wonderful!?


I hope that you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.May God bless you…to overflowing.


Love from the Farmhouse,

Pebble Gray

I was over the Spa Blue. It had actually been with us for eight years. Crazy!!! Time really flies. Also…some of the bathroom hadn’t been painted since we built. Sooo…I introduce you to Pebble Gray.


I absolutely love it. A beautiful neutral gray, that is very warm. When I pick my grays I always start with black at the beginning point. This one seems to have a tad of a brown tone, almost dusky, like dove gray.


This paint actually came from Walmart. We have used their paint several different times and love the durability. So…if you are looking for this color…that is where I found it.


This color is just so cozy. That is important to me. Cozy is my favorite.


So if you are looking for a color that is bright…yet soft…cozy and warm, Pebble Gray is a good choice.

Happy Weekend!!!

Kelli

Two Things

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I know. Shocking. Two posts in two days. I aim to please. Lol! Soooo…two things.  Well…maybe three.

1. If you have a man that brings you a     white pumpkin home from the grocery store…keep him.

2. McDonald’s has really upped their game. Their fries taste better out of those little baskets. 🙈


3. You just can’t improve on the handiwork of God. His eye for beauty never ceases to amaze me.


Those are my two (three) things for you today. Feel free to let the comments roll! 

Love from the Farmhouse, 

Kelli

Back in the Saddle Again

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Hey Guys!  How are you?  It’s been forever and a day…but today…I am back in the saddle again.  I appreciate those of you that continue to stop by to see if I have posted.  That warms my heart. My posts have been a bit spotty over the last several months, as I have concentrated on my health, but I do still love blogging.  Life has a way of bumping us up out of the saddle.  We have to be careful how we land. For those of you that don’t know…my Chiro calls it Fibromyalgia, and Doc calls in nerve related pain.  Whatever you label it…it’s not fun. That being said…life goes on and we have to roll with it. I’m learning to roll…in all of that time that I’m not blogging. *Winky face. Sooooo enough of that…let’s get this party started, shall we?

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I was slow about getting my fall decor out this year.  It was a very warm, humid, and summery September.  It just didn’t feel like pumpkin spice weather…no matter what Starbucks said. (btw:  We don’t have a Starbucks here…but I do love the PSL at McDonald’s once in a while.) Anyway…it finally cooled off and then warmed back up again. Typical Southern Missouri weather.  I did get out the fall stuff, some of it anyway. We visited the pumpkin patch, (So fun!) and we have been enjoying this cozy time of year. The little pumpkin lights above are so fun.  I found those at Big Lots and I love to turn them on of the evening, while we are all in the family room.  I brought the pine cones up out of the storage room too.  I just love pine cones in our home. So cozy…when you have grown up with pine trees, big and tall, in your front yard.

Okay….so this beauty above. My friend Shannon…found her at a sale the other day.  I’m pretty sure that this little wash stand has been living in someone’s barn.  Shanny called and said “Hey…do you want this?  I already asked my hubby and he said “no.”  lol!  She is a mess…and she knows me very well. At fifteen dollars…I caved.  The Mr. and my mom helped me spiff her up a little on Saturday.  We (he) had to evacuate a spider or two. Gag! Now she sits in the hallway of the Farmhouse in all of her white chippy glory…holding our radio, a lamp, and some twinkle lights in a ball jar. Oh, and also a white pumpkin that the Mr. picked up for me at the grocerystore. <3  She is perfect.

Now…about that mantle. I have been wanting to do this forever. I have seen this idea on Pinterest…and at Magnolia. (Not in person…although I do have family close to Waco.) Sooo…on Columbus Day…the Mr. and I had an adventure.  We hunted high and low on our place for logs to use in this project.  We came up dry…so Shanny to the rescue again. We dug through their wood pile, then she used her dad’s chop saw. (Now the Mr. has chop saw on his Christmas List.) At this point it needs a few more slices and I am also tucking faux moss between the pieces.  I will show you the finished result. I love it.  It adds lots of coziness to our mantle and our family room.

Then there is this little gem.  I went to a Vintage Junk Trunk show in our town and came home with this little table. I wasn’t sure where to put it…but it’s so  cozy in our kitchen. I’m not big on clutter…and when new things come in I try to take old things out…so we shall see how it goes.  For now though…I love it here. I am told that it’s a little map table. It has folding legs.  Super sweet!

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I finally filled my wash tubs with pumpkins.  They actually came from ALDI.  They have such good prices on their pumpkins there…that you can’t hardly beat it. Anyway…it’s sure good to visit with you guys again.  I hope that Jesus is blessing your autumn…from your nose to your toes!

 

Love from the dirt road,

Sigturquoise

Happy Pumpkin Season!

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It’s here! Are we excited?  You bet your pumpkin muffins we are! Today, my mom bought us a cozy throw and some Pumpkin Spice Celestial Seasonings tea. I am armed for pumpkin season. 


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On a farm it’s always exciting to spend time outside when it cools off.  I can’t wait for a bit of cooler weather for fresh pumpkins on our porch. I actually bought some discounted throw pillows for the porch swing today. A gray and white Moroccan print. Supah cute for fall and winter. Eeeeeeep!

I hope that you are as excited as we are!

Love from the dirt road,

Kelli

A Visit from the Farmhouse

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Hey all! How are we doing on this Thursday morning? I am toodling along. Laundry is going, plans for supper are made, and now I’m sitting down with you. Just a visit from the farmhouse today.


I posted the above shot to my IG feed this morning. Those jars always delight my eyes. It could be the turquoise color…or maybe the old lids. Probably both.


It’s supposed to rain in SoMo today. We all voted for a big ol’ Crock Pot of chili, for supper tonight. Can you tell that we are anxious for fall weather? Our pastures can use the rain. I am thankful for the forecast today. 


I hope that you guys have a wonderful day! I hope to post my cloth napkin turned curtains…if I can ever get them to meet my standards. Lol! I am a bit picky with window treatments. (They make me crazy!)

Love from the Farmhouse,

Kelli

Happy Mon…er…Tuesday!

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Hey everyone! Are we runnin’ full steam ahead after the long weekend? I have things going around here…pretty much. It does feel like a Monday though. 

Did everyone have a good holiday? We did. We decided at the last minute to have a little weekend get-away. It was fun! Yesterday though…we just kicked back a bit. That is always nice too.

I hit a couple of different Targets while I was in a town or two that actually had one. I had seen some things on Instagram that I was interested in picking up. They were fresh out of the checked throw pillows that I was after…but I picked up some cloth napkins…and may actually make them into window treatments. Fun…fun!



Are you guys starting to decorate for fall? I’m not just yet…but maybe soon!

Have a great evening!

Kelli

Rugs Galore

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You guys!!! How have you been? Has your August been as busy as ours? Ca.Ray.Zee. Today I’m gonna talk a bit about rugs galore okay? Okay!


I am totally in love with this new rug in our entry. Sometimes I buy new things and they have to grow on me. They have to woo my standoffish heart. Not so in this case. It’s crazy…this is the first braided farmhouse rug that we have had at the Farmhouse. What is the dealeo?😉 Anyway…we are all loving this one. It came from a local shop and was a great deal!!!


(I just threw a little mantle love in there for fun.) 


Theeeeeen…on my birthday…I finally got my cowhide that I have been dreaming of. We love it!!! It smells so good too. Leather is my favorite scent. (Sorry bovine population.) I  also love the bit of flair that it adds to our dining room. This is probably my favorite flea market find…ever. (Thank you Mister of mine and parents!!!)

Well…that is my rug rambling! Leave me a comment and tell me all about your summer finds!!! I loooooove to read your comments. 

Love from the dirt road, 

Kelli

Cozy Is On It’s Way

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Hey Guys! Come on in for a bit. I thought that we would just chat a little today about Cozy Is On It’s Way.  Here in Southern Missouri we are feeling thankful for that fact.  Yes…it’s the first of August…but hopefully by the end of next month…the humidity will have let up a bit. By the way…I already have this wreath hanging on the front door of The Farmhouse. I loved it the minute I laid eyes on it. Cozy to the core.

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Do you guys have a Rae Dunn collection going?  I am a sucker for pottery of any shape or form…so I love hunting for these mugs. This summer I stashed them in an old locker basket. So fun.  I am actually having a cup of hot tea now.  It’s a blend of organic rose, lavender, and chamomile. It’s very good.  I know…you probably think I’m crazy…but it’s cold in here with the a/c.  I’m telling ya…around this time of year, thoughts of fall are very exciting.  I need to round up the few little things that I put out for the kids when it’s Back to School time. I have also been using Mulled Cider wax in the warmer. Our whole family loves it.

If you follow along on Instagram…you have probably noticed a nod toward the cozy part of the year.  The new black and white plaid curtains in our red room (It used to be red. lol!) are wonderfully cozy.  We also have a new braided rug in our entry. I really do love summer and all of it’s fun…but as a homemaker…the cozy time of year just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Kind of like this hot cup of tea.

Love from The Farmhouse,

Kelli

Weekend Woo Hoo!

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You made it guys! The weekend is here. Sleeping in on your agenda for tomorrow? Are you feeling it yet? Weekend…woo hoo! 


We pretty much live in a state of “unwind” around here in the summer. During the school year though, which is right around the corner, the weekends are for celebrating.


I hope that whatever you do this weekend, that you feel the mercy and grace of the Almighty. I hope that you find time to count your blessings…more than once.

Love from the Farmhouse,

Kelli