Rustic Chic Fall Bookcase & Free Printable

Free Fall Printable-Gratitide Changes Everything & Rustic Chic Shelves City Farmhouse Feature

 Hi there sweet friends! I hope you all had an amazing summer! It's crazy to think it is that time of year again. Time to take out the boots & sweaters {well almost} and enjoy the crisper, cooler weather and ALL of the wonderful things fall has to offer. I am so thrilled to be a part of this line up of lovely & talented girls sharing 21 Autumn & Halloween Vignettes and FREE Printables!!! A BIG thank you to my dear friend Kristen from Ella  Claire for putting this all together. So as you would imagine, there is a little story to go with this printable. I have to begin by saying that I am not perfect, nor is my life. Not by a long long shot. But I will say I am … [Read more...]

15 Amazing Cottage Inspired DIY’s

15 Amazing Cottage Inspired DIY's You can't Miss Features

 Happy Sunday sweet friends! I hope you are enjoying your last non official weekend of summer! I am trying to take it all in & hoping the weather cooperates so we can spend the time at the beach:). Today I am sharing some amazingly creative DIY's that are cottage inspired from out last linky party.....  Mixed Berry Ice Cream Sandwiches by Anderson & Grant Rustic Wooden Clock by Cherished Bliss Sofa Table Makeover by Crafts by Courtney   Black & White Hallway Makeover by Houseologie Dining Room Design Board by Little Brags  Almond Banana Smoothie by Setting for Four  Garage Sale Find from The Picket Fence Projects Homemade Alfredo Sauce By Atkinson Drive Love … [Read more...]

BHG Style Spotters & A Peek Into My Summer

Summer 2014 IG FEED City Farmhouse

Happy Wednesday friends! I hope you are all enjoying the last few weeks of summer! I know I mentioned I was taking some time off to enjoy my family but I wanted to pop in quick to share some random & fun happenings around here:). First my article is up over at Better Homes & Gardens!!! I am talking about a timeless trend-Vintage Bar Carts & some amazing styling inspiration. Please head on over & give me some love, I am still new to all of this & am so grateful for this incredible opportunity!!! Also, are you following me on Instagram??? It is by far my favorite social media platform!!! Here is a peek into my IG feed & why I love summer on Long Island so … [Read more...]

Rustic Glam TV Cart Makeover Into A Bar Cart

Rustic Glam Mid Century Modern TV Cart Makeover

  Hi friends! A few weeks ago while thrifting with my 9 year old in search of some mid-century modern chairs, I found this AMAZING vintage TV cart. The best part, it was only $5.00! Ever since I laid eyes on THIS baby I was smitten with the idea of turning one into a bar cart. Pretty cool right? First I wiped down the piece, lightly sanded & wiped again with a tacky cloth. I used Rust-oleum Painter's Touch 2x Ultra Coverage in gloss for the body & sprayed all of the hardware and casters first with a primer, then with Krylon Metallic Gold {my go to paint!}. The tray is from Target, it gives function & purpose while repeating that rustic texture. Mirror, … [Read more...]

The Inspiration Exchange Monthly Linky Party

City Farmhouse Monthly Features Linky Party

    We are so happy to have you here for our monthly link party!    We are so excited to introduce you to our guest hostesses for this month, Cindy from DIY Beautify and Kristen from Down Home Inspiration! They are very talented and have so many beautiful projects.    As always we LOVE to feature YOU! Follow our Pinterest board and check back often to see all the amazing features from the party. Here are our features from June:  Yellow Bliss Road: 12 Gorgeous Makeovers You Have to See Ella Claire: 13 Projects for Summer Clean & Scentsible: Inspiring DIY and Home Decor Ideas Bombshell Bling: Beautiful Home … [Read more...]

Adding Vintage Charm to Your Walls & Sneak Peak at Bar

BHG-Adding vintage charm to an office space from BHG-Style Spotters

 Hi there friends! I hope your week is off to a great start! I am over at Better Homes & Gardens today posting about decorating your walls with vintage finds. You open any magazine these days & you will most likely find a space or 2 with beautiful vintage flair. It seems easy doesn't it? Vintage styling allows such freedom in creativity & that's why I love it so much! But...it is sometimes not as simple as it looks to add timeworn things here & there, trust me I know:). Come on over & check out 15 Fabulous Ideas To Give Your Walls Instant Vintage Charm. {BHG} **************************** Remember a few weeks ago I was telling you about my quest to find some … [Read more...]

Favorite Paint Colors Series

City Farmhouse Favorite Paint Colors Series

Hi friends! About a month ago my friend Shauna from Satori Design for Living asked me to be a part of a blog series called Get the Scoop-Favorite Paint Colors. I was thrilled to say YES!!! I LOVE paint, who's with me?! To see what colors people are using & how it looks with different tones, light & textures tickles me. I know that may sound strange but sadly it is very true{he he}. Shauna also asked 5 other bloggers, who btw are AMAZING!!!! Trust me you don't want to miss THIS series!!!! Here is a sneak peak from my sweet friend Lucy over at Craftberry Bush.... Click HERE to see Part 1,  you will all LOVE the bloggers who shared their favorite colors!!! I hope you are … [Read more...]

Ramblings on Thrifting & 12 Fabulous Furniture Makeover Trends over at BHG

Makeover Trend-Library Influence-The Pianted Hive Feature

Hi sweet friends! I hope you are all having the best summer & enjoying every minute with your loved ones! I have had my sister's children {who are all grown up & so incredible} from Florida here, so I have taken a little time away from blogging this week to just enjoy them & be present. I am sure you can all relate. I did a little thrifting today in search of some mid-century modern chairs but you know how it goes, when you are actually looking you can never find them, so no lucky today but there is always tomorrow. Hopefully I will find something worthy of sharing soon. On another note, my 2nd post just went up over at Better Homes & Gardens- Style Spotters!!! If … [Read more...]

Our Family Beach Session Along the Coast of Long Island by Michele Kats Photography

Michele Kats Photography-Beach Family Session Long Island NY

 Happy Wednesday sweet friends! I am over the moon excited to share with you our family photo session by Michele Kats Photography!!! We had these taken about a month ago along the coast of Long Island and I was on pins & needles wanting to share them because, well...they are just so beautiful.   I actually cried when I saw these with my husband. What a gift to be able to capture these little moments in time {so beautifully} for us to treasure for years to come. Do you ever feel like everything happens for a reason? Meeting Michele was such a blessing, from the moment I met her I feel like she just got me, like we had been friends forever. She is the … [Read more...]

Preppy Coastal Bathroom Reveal

Preppy Coastal Bathroom Reveal Feature

 Happy day friends! As you all may know by now I really do take it one project at a time around here:). My boys bathroom has been almost finished for about a year,  I take my time with decorating so I can find & create those little details that make it feel.... like home, our home. Today I am joining 8 of my fabulous blogging friends to share with you Seasons of Home-Summer Edition. We are all sharing different inspiring summer projects & recipes so be sure to follow all of their links at the bottom of the post. Without further ado I give you my boys Preppy Coastal Bathroom Reveal...   I have to quickly apologize for the lighting, my boys bath usually gets a little bit of … [Read more...]

I Have Been Keeping A Little Secret {I Am A New Style Spotter Over At BHG!!!}

A mix of old & new in this modern beach cottage. A vintage collection of paint by numbers gallery wall with a sleek headboard and side tables.

 Hi sweet friends! I hope you all enjoyed your holiday weekend!!! I have some fun news to share! I have been keeping a little secret from all of you:). I wanted to wait to share until it actually happened, I am funny like that. Are you ready??? I was asked a month or so ago to be a Style Spotter for Better Homes & Gardens!!! What?! How did this happen, seriously? I know I say this often but I never thought in a million years when I began this journey I would ever be here, it really is  dream come true & I feel incredibly blessed! So thank you, my faithful readers who leave the kindest comments & who brighten my days, I wouldn't be here without your support!  I will be sharing … [Read more...]

DIY Graffiti Art Using Wedding Song Lyrics {a gift to my husband}

DIY Graffiti Art- Fun & Easy Art Project Anyone Can Do {City Farmhouse} Feature

Hi friends! I recently tackled some DIY art for my master bedroom that I absolutely LOVE, so I thought I would share. I don't know about you but I so struggle with what to buy my husband for special occasions. He isn't a picky guy, he is just super simple, he always says "I don't need anything." Does this sound familiar? So for our 11th wedding anniversary I decided to surprise him with some DIY Graffiti  Art using our wedding song lyrics, Annie's Song by John Denver.   When we met he was living in Aspen, CO & on my first visit, 14 summers ago it all began. He was originally from NY but had a laid back mid-west attitude, not like any guys I had ever met.  He was a country … [Read more...]

The Inspiration Exchange Monthly Linky Party

The Inspiration Exchange City Farmhouse features

Before we get this party started, we'd love to show you what we have been up to the past month, and also introduce you to our guest hosts - Sarah from Bombshell Bling and Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline! They are two very talented ladies and I'd love for you to stop by and show them some love. As always we LOVE to feature YOU! Follow our Pinterest board and check back often to see all the amazing features from the party. Here are the features from June: Yellow Bliss Road: 12 DIY Projects to Tackle This Weekend Ella Claire: June Features Clean & Scentsible: 11 DIY Summer Projects City Farmhouse: 15 Projects to Inspire Your Summer Baby Elephant Shower Printables (+ 15 … [Read more...]

15 Amazing Projects To Inspire Your DIY Summer

15 Projects to inspire your DIY Summer {all from the Inspiration Exchange} Feature

 Happy Friday sweet friends! Ahh...it's summer, I couldn't be more excited!!! How about you??? No schedules, just simple fun! I can't wait!!! We'll make art, take long walks & bike rides and have plenty of play time at the pool & beach. And an occasional DIY here & there {of course}. So here are 15 Amazing Projects to Inspire Your DIY Summer, all from our monthly Inspiration Exchange. {Thank you to all who linked up!!!} Anthropologie Hack-Watercolor Art by Dwell Beautiful Rustic Planked Wall by The Wicker House Stunning Kitchen Remodel by Old Things New Blog DIY Harvest Table by Red Cottage Chronicles  Cupboard Makeover by Anderson & Grant Empire … [Read more...]