Hi, there friends! Over the last few years, I have become super fond of succulents, who hasn't right?! I love the look, colors, sizes, shapes and the fact that they are low maintenance is a bonus for me. Plus you can find them just about anywhere lately, even the grocery store! I thought it would be fun to create an all season, modern succulent centerpiece planter for my kitchen table. I have teamed up with Minwax for this project and to give my piece a rustic finish. In planning this piece I knew I didn't want the soil near the wood and that I wanted a modern vibe so I decided to use plastic planters I found at Target and set them inside the top. I actually created this piece based on … [Read More...]
Hi there, Jessica here from JessicaBrigham.com sharing another delicious recipe. My Cousin Vinny quotes it best, “No self-respectin’ Southerner uses instant grits. I take pride in my grits.” I do declare, my kind sir, as do I. As do I. Ever since I caught the grit bug, never have I ever turned back. Charleston is where I fell madly in love with the silky-smooth, Southern delicacy that is grits. Chris and I stayed at the 1837 Bed & Breakfast with the most amazing morning meals. Our last morning, there was one breakfast spot we had to try. At Hominy Grill, our waitress approached to take our order. Of course, I request my newfound fave, to which she asked, “Would you like cheese in … [Read More...]
Today is the day! After much suspense I am finally sharing Sydney's Teen Room Reveal with Sherwin-Williams and Pottery Barn Teen as a part of National Painting Week!! In my last post I introduced Sydney, shared some before shots and a little peek inside the makeover. In just a few short weeks we transformed a once very boyish space into a girl's bedroom dream! To be able to create a space for Sydney to enjoy through her teen years brought me such joy, I wouldn't trade this experience for anything! Ok, on to the reveal.... Are you ready?! This space prior to the makeover belonged to Sydney's brother. She longed for a larger space, so both of her brothers moved rooms to be able to … [Read More...]
Happy almost Mother's Day friends! It has been a running tradition that every year on this special day I ask for a plant(s) from my boys, whether it's a house plant, herbs for my garden or beautiful perennials for the outside of the house. I love seeing these grow each year, to know they have a story attached to them and to know they will grow for years to come. My mom cherished her plants and even though she has been gone for 20 years my dad still cares for indoor plants, in a small way we still have a piece of her. I think that is why I ask for plants myself. Last year for Mother's Day I asked for a Fiddle Leaf Ficus Tree. AHH!!! I had been looking for years and John finally found one … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! I have been holding onto a project that is near & dear to my heart and today I get to share it!!! I am so excited, you have no idea! I have partnered with Sherwin-Williams and PB Teen to give my friend Sydney a teen room makeover for National Painting Week which begins May 19th. Today I get to show you peeks into the space, the befores, progress and share a little about Sydney's story. The full reveal will be on May 19th, mark your calendars, you will not want to miss this!!! This makeover is to celebrate National Painting Week (NPW) hosted by Sherwin-Williams. NPW is a 10 day event where SW employees volunteer their time and expertise to revitalize spaces across … [Read More...]
Hi friends! I have teamed up with Joss and Main to bring you an exciting opportunity to enter their #designtheoutdoors giveaway!!! It's worth $500 and just in time to spruce up your outdoor living spaces! Speaking of outdoor living, I just finished the updates to my front porch with one of their new outdoor sectionals and we couldn't be happier to have the extra seating! We all know that Joss & Main is the destination for style and savings & this sectional definitely proves that. I have had a few neighbors notice and ask me about it, when I tell them, they are blown away. We use our front porch a lot, every morning when the weather is good, during the day and in the … [Read More...]
Hey fraands! I’m Jessica; it’s super splendid to meet you. As City Farmhouse’s new Food Contributor, I am honored (and over the moon) to share seasonally inspired monthly recipes with you all. Since I’m brand spankin’ new, here’s a few tidbits so we can get to know each other a bit better! ? A born and raised New Yorker, I’m a city gal who settled with her Southern California-bred beau, Chris, in the city they met, married, and work: New Haven, Connecticut. My husband and I live in a charming (and ever-evolving) 1934 Craftsman Bungalow with our two feisty felines and one hilarious 60 lb. lap dog. Together we live an active lifestyle - he’s the (cautious) … [Read More...]
Happy Friday! Remember THIS post from a while back when I talked about my love for woven baskets and how I had seen a basket at Target and knew it would make for a perfect pendant light? Well I am finally sharing the details. Let me also say this project is SO easy, anyone can make this. The best part, it makes a really stylish impact with a modern coastal vibe, perfect for this time of year. If you remember this is the before, very pretty, I just wanted a change. The after.. This is what you will need for this project.... light kit basket drill 1.5" drill bit large cup hook a wall reinforcement You can find the light kits just about anywhere these days but … [Read More...]
Hope you are having the best start to your spring! I can’t tell you how much I am enjoying the warmer days and being able to play outside later. Everything is beginning to bloom and that is inspiring me to start creating my outdoor spaces again. Each year I make a few modifications, I add some new things, do a few DIY’s and move pieces around to make it feel fresh and different than the years before. This year my first order of business is to change the seating on my front porch. It is an expansive space and I know it can handle a big piece so I decided it is time to add an outdoor sectional to the main area.
I am so happy to be back at City Farmhouse today sharing a sweet spring post with you. My name is Alicia, and I blog alongside my husband, Nick, at A Burst of Beautiful. If you aren’t familiar with our blog you may remember we visited Jen last year to share our Cozy Neutral Farmhouse Tour with you. Looking back at that post today, I can’t believe how many changes our home has undergone since then. It doesn’t even look like the same house, what do you think (you can take a peek at our latest home tour here: kitchen, mudroom, living room and dining room)?
It’s been a crazy week, so much going on with my Sherwin-Williams makeover and also another BIG makeover I am working on with Rebuilding Together. John’s birthday was Thursday and now my boys are off for the week, phew! The last 2 weeks were also a little nuts as I was filming for my Abstract Art Class . You will be really surprised by some of the personal things I open up about and some of the tools I use to create art if you sign up for this class, which I so hope you will.
Anywho….I have been meaning to give an update on our puppy Denver. I have had so many questions from where he sleeps, to his energy level & temperament, to if we are still happy we made the decision. As most of you know John didn’t really want another dog. He liked being able to go away and not worry about doggie care and he also didn’t miss the chaos a dog can sometimes bring to an already hectic family life. But…I pushed for it. I wanted my boys to have this experience. With Murphy it was like they woke up one day and there he was, already in his senior years. They still loved him tons but never had that puppy experience. I am not going to lie, I was nervous being the one who ultimately made the decision on this. So nervous! You hear stories about puppies and how they uproot your life & change the dynamics of the whole house. I needed and hoped so desperately for a good experience with our new little pup. Well….it has been 7 months that we have had him and he is now 9 months old. He is the biggest love and we all adore him so, even John.
Hi there friends, I have some exciting new to share! I am launching an art class over at Jeanne Oliver’s Creative Network and it begins today! It’s my very first one and it is called Instant Abstract. Remember that big art piece I created for my den? Well I am teaching you how to make it, along with the frame.