Farmhouse Friday

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Hi all y’all! Aren’t these flowers so refreshing to see this time of year? Awe, I love them. The pink and white get me in the mood for the holiday next week! #bemine. We usually don’t do a whole lot for Valentines Day, but I do add a few things here or there around the house to engage the kids and remind them how much I love them and their daddy. They always like seeing the new scattered ‘colors’ of the approaching holiday around our normally white/neutral home. Here are some of the features you see today on our Farmhouse Friday at The White Barn Farm: the Olive Bucket is a farmhouse find from Hobby Lobby. Our Coffee Table is a DIY by my talented husband using pallets and an old apple crate. The blankets are draped on a vintage ladder and simply leaned against our wall. As always, thanks for coming by today and have a wonderful weekend!

Farmhouse Friday

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Welcome to today’s Farmhouse Friday. This awesome pile of birch logs are a gift from my husband. I was and still am so excited! A bundle just like this has been on my ‘wish list’ for the past 5 years. And I now I have some! I love the look of these knotty white logs. Yay for a husband who followed through and hit a home run. He even tied the twine around them. I may be rubbing off on him. Haha, wink. Try adding some of natures birch-ee goodness to your farmhouse decor and I’m sure you’ll fall in love too. I set them in this antique rustic olive bucket next to our fireplace. Just perfect. Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

Farmhouse Friday

Happy Friday to you! Anyone else loving their new Rae-Dunn treasures from Christmas as we enter into this New Year? I sure am! This Farmhouse Friday takes another look at our buffet piece which has a home right by our dining room table. I keep extra table linens, candles, and napkin rings in the drawers and specialty dishes in the lower cabinets. Adding the chrome and faux crystal knobs has made a huge difference to make this piece uniquely ours with the vintage flair I love! Try changing out the knobs on one of your furniture pieces and tell me what you think. It’s a super fast and budget friendly way to get the look you love and make a lovely, spunky, or classy statement. Take your pick! Thanks again for coming by, and have a great time kicking off the first weekend of 2017!

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(This gives you a peek as to the height of the buffet…and the cute display of the Rae-Dunn mugs is a plus too)

Kids Advent Garland and Tree

The Christmas traditions are being prepared around here at The White Barn Farm.  I’ve spent the last couple nights getting this sweet little flocked tree’s garland filled with our 2016 December treats and adventures.  I found this burlap pocket garland at Craft Warehouse a couple years ago and every year since this is a favorite Christmas tradition.  Each pocket has a number corresponding to the date they can ‘open’ or take out the note that greets them inside.  With shrieks of excitement they find out what special event/treat awaits them for that day.  Honestly, they are still young enough that simple pleasures go a long way.  Oh to be young again!

Here are some of what our December adventures entail.  I hope this gives you some ideas of what to do with your family and/or friends in preparation for the greatest day to celebrate of the month… December 25th!

*Hot chocolate date with daddy

*Ice-Skating

*White Christmas Play at community High School

*Girls Date Night with Daddy -(they usually go to The Nutcracker)

*Cookie Baking Day

*Christmas Craft Day

*Look at Christmas lights in Leavenworth, Wa

*Special surprise once in your P.J’s (of which we will take kids out of bed and go see Grandma and Grandpa for Christmas treat late at night!)

*Check your stocking for a hidden treasure

*Go sledding

*Lights of Christmas at Warm Beach, WA

*Christmas Party- Dress up tonight!

*Read The Christmas Story

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Once I have the garland finished the kids get to decorate the tree. The ornaments, ribbon, nor picks are perfectly and precisely placed during these young years, but I don’t mind. There is so much joy in their gleaming eyes for them to have a chance to help and be apart of making memories.  It’s definitely worth all the ‘imperfections’ in decorating as we build traditions together, right?!  What are some of your traditions around this time of year? Do you have any similar advent traditions at your home too?  I’d love to hear and thanks for coming by!

DIY Christmas Window

Ever want to change it up a bit and decorate with some new layers, textures, colors etc.  Well I sure did this year when I looked at my mantel.  I am always having to cover over some outlets of which are there for a fancy mounted tv (of which we don’t own)…So this year for Christmas I hung a wreath with an old window frame, but that wasn’t enough to cover them because of the open panes. MmmK, bummer.  This lead me to get my creative-craft-on and gather some items I had around the house.

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As I ‘shopped’ my home to figure out something to do with the the mantel outlet-monsters I spotted this paper I had just picked up the day before. Perfect.  Some scissors and tape is all I needed.  I simply cut a portion of paper to size of the window frame, taped it on the back, and viola!

img_8373If you’re anything like me then you also have a love for old windows.  Adding some vintage paper or fabric is a simple way to make a big statement (or hide some unwanted outlets as in my case. wink).

Here’s what it looked like when all finished. I’ve already made a few adjustments on the surrounding decorations since taking this picture, but the main backdrop is still there and my outlets are hidden. Success.

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And here’s a look into our living room with our tree in!

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Have a fun time decorating and creating beauty in your home!

Farmhouse Friday

Farmhouse Friday’s will be a time to give you a glimpse into our home and my Farmhouse, Barn-Style Livin’ love.  It’s always a joy to see all of your gorgeous vignettes via instagram and blogs so I hope these will inspire you as well. Thanks for stopping by at The White Barn Farm ‘Farmhouse Friday’. Have a blessed weekend friends!img_8286