welcoming porch

#HELLO! You and me, we are friends. I can feel the friend vibe already. Have you moved lately? Thank heavens I haven’t because moving can be the pits. But when you move into your new space, making it feel homey and inviting is the fun part! The space that greets your new neighbors is your front door and courtyard. So I suggest adding a little love to that area soon after move in. First things, first: If you … [Read more...]


 Hi, we're Marg and Liz the Fancy Farmgirls!  We like to transform things through the power of paint.  You'll usually find us collecting (hoarding) and redoing furniture. But today we want to show you this dramatic makeover of Liz's entryway, done mostly through freshening it up with.......... paint!   This is a small simple space but with some simple DIY board and batten … [Read more...]

girls camp craft ideas

One of my top five fights ever with my husband was about a Super Saturday where a bunch of ladies from our ward get together and do projects all day. I had a major meltdown because I took over leading a project for someone else who went into preterm labor and for the life of me I could not get it to work. Granted, the projects we were making were not for beginners, and I had learned how to make the item too … [Read more...]

ATT Wet Distress 16

Distressing your chalk-painted furniture doesn’t have to be messy… …or distressing (see what I did there?) Before I rock your world with the coolest and easiest “No-Mess-Distressing” technique, let me welcome you to my bathroom… I have an awkward space in the toilet area... …too big to ignore since it’s directly across from the toilet… …too small to be completely useful since it’s directly behind the door, … [Read more...]

Threshold Printed Floral Napkins

Stacy from Not JUST a Housewife asked me if I was interested in participating in a x3 challenge, and I was PSYCHED at the idea. What is a x3 challenge, you ask? Basically, three bloggers take the same product and style it however they want. Today I get to participate in the challenge with two blogger rock stars: Stacy from Not JUST a Housewife and Jennifer Stagg from withHeart.  If you aren't familiar with … [Read more...]

Double Barn Door used as window treatments

I don't have a perfect place in my house for a barn door. I've been bummed ever since I realized the dream of having a barn door just wasn't doable in our home. All of the sudden my mind hit the jackpot, and I was so excited at the thought of using a barn door on both sides of a window. Double barn doors used as window treatments!?! I thought it was worth a try, and they turned out so great.  We used the same … [Read more...]

crossmill media cabinet by BHG Live Better

My upstairs family room is definitely a work in progress. In my defense, I don't want to spend a lot of money on that room because the kids wreck havoc on that room. Until this week, we had the TV on a $14 IKEA shelf that was falling apart. I have had my eye on this BHG media console at Walmart for a few months, because it has such a pretty finish. Although I think the current legs are totally fine, I LOVE … [Read more...]

outdoor furniture painting tips

This post was sponsored by the BHG Live Better Network. I received compensation from BHG at Walmart. All Opinions are 100% my own. Do you have chairs that look sad like these? We acquired these chairs when a friend was moving and didn't want to take them. So I guess we inherited them? Ha. We have replaced the outdoor seat cushions a few times over the years, but the last few years we have neglected them. The poor, sad … [Read more...]


I'm always stoked to be asked to join home tours. {Thank you Gina!} The tours are always so fun, in fact I like virtual home tours better than our local parade of homes lately. The builder beige walls make me want to poke my eye with a needle. If that's your favorite though, don't take offense. Summer is in full swing here. My four monsters, perfect kids got out of school before Memorial day, and today was rough. I … [Read more...]


I'm headed to VEGAS, baby! On June 18th I will be hosting the DIH workshop at store #3306 at 6:30pm {address: 2200 E Serene Ave Las Vegas, NV 89123}. I will be demonstrating how to make this adorable outdoor serving station at the workshop. Even if you aren't close to Vegas, don't worry there will be a DIH workshop in your area on June 18th too. In fact, there should be a DIH workshop every single month on the … [Read more...]