Front yard overhaul pictures for web

This post contains affiliate links, just keeping it real, folks. The kids thought helping with the yard sounded fun when I told them we were going to "work outside" for a few hours as a family. They didn't know what they were getting themselves into. Heck, I didn't know what I was getting myself into either.  If you missed the before pictures of the yard, check them out here.  I'm glad I took this picture before we … [Read more...]

flower crafts and recipes

It's springtime! No matter what the weather is doing where you live right now, look at all these pretty ways to work flowers into your day. From decorations to furniture or even something to eat, you're sure to find something to put on your to-do list! ~Steph Click through this list to find the full tutorials, and maybe even find some new favorite people to follow! Paper Flower Wedding Bouquet  ||  The Happy … [Read more...]

front yard landscaping overhaul

If you are landscaper, I owe you major props. My back aches. My hands hurt, and I now realize that I'm kind of a wuss. For this farm girl, that's hard for me to admit. We started a big project in our front yard. Our neighbors kept driving past, and after waving to us 5 times in a 9 hour timeframe, I'm sure they were thinking, "What the H are they doing!?!?" I have to admit, yesterday was a long day.  Working in the … [Read more...]

welcoming porch

This post is sponsored by Proctor and Gamble. All opinions are 100% mine. #HELLO! Pretend you are my new neighbor. Welcome to my porch. Do you want to come in? What does our courtyard say about us? Have you moved lately? Thank heavens I haven’t because moving can be the pits. It's one of the necessary evils of life. When you move into a new space, making it feel homey and inviting is definitely the fun … [Read more...]

Dog Gone Book Ends by Two Thirty~Five Designs (4)

Happy Tuesday Thrifty Readers! It's Allison from Two Thirty~Five Designs, and I wanted to show you all a super easy (and cute) solution to help out with all of the kids books that you have lying around. I recently updated my youngest daughters book shelves, clearing out the prereaders and chipboard books and moving in her chapter books that have been stacked on the floor. I wanted a cute option for bookends like I … [Read more...]

diy bay window curtain rod instructions

When I chose my house nearly six years ago, the bay windows were one of my favorite things in the house. Then, I couldn't figure out how to install window treatments. So for five years, the windows sat bare as a baby's bottom. One day while wandering the aisles of Home Depot, I found these curtain rod brackets at The Home Depot {no this post is not a sponsored post, but I am using affiliate links, just keeping' it … [Read more...]

LOVE THIS! Use Ikea's inexpensive kitchen wall storage for high style craft storage! See all the details from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body for All Things Thrifty!

Hi thrifty friends!  I am so happy to be here at All Things Thrifty for another contributor post--sooooo excited to be back.  I hope you remember me from my others posts on my DIY "upholstered" chair with fabric and Mod Podge, my DIY Art Canvases and my DIY glass etched vase, but as a reminder, I am Tasha and I blog over at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. Today I am going to show you a high style option for … [Read more...]

ATT WeatheredWood Table 20

Today was a great day for a Teddy Bear Picnic with Blaire. That's what grandmas do. Unfortunately, Kacey's $15 garage sale table and chairs looked like this at 8:30 this morning: I’ve been dying to create the latest "driftwood" or "weathered wood" look. However, the weathered wood products on the market call for hours of sanding to get to the bare wood, and we didn't have that kind of time. I’m all about instant … [Read more...]

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Once upon a time, a hardworking farmer needed a home to house his many children.  Nine to be exact. He found a quaint farmhouse that had a date with a wrecking ball, until, he stepped in to save it. He had the house moved to his farm where it became a home for raising those nine children, alongside his wife and lots and lots of cows.  We, the Fancy Farmgirls,  were the middle children, in that bundle of … [Read more...]

DIY Coral Paver Planter

My version of the Home Depot DIH Workshop Paver Planter is a little longer and a little more colorful than the original version, but that's the way I roll.  I do like the original version, but since the outside of my house is brown and boring, I wanted to add a splash of color. Plus in order for the planter to fit where I wanted to put it, I needed it to be twice as long to be the right scale. Didn't it turn out … [Read more...]