Rustic Fall Front Porch

Rustic Fall Porch Feature

Happy Fall Everyone! Welcome to my Rustic Fall Front Porch! A huge thank you to Sonya from At Home With The Barkers & Melissa from Daisy Mae Belle for including me in the AMAZING round up of Fall Home Tours! Our farmhouse front porch is one of my favorite spots in the house. When we first bought the house in the middle of the coldest winter Mr. CF and my oldest would watch movies together out there. They would find every cozy blanket & pillow and squeeze on our small vintage wicker sofa together with popcorn & treats. It is one of those memories I will NEVER forget:). Good times!!! We were {& still are} so grateful to have this little slice of heaven overlooking … [Read more...]

Rustic Chic Fall Tour

Rustic Fall Tour By City Farmhouse Feature

 Hi friends! Happy fall, well almost:). Fall is my favorite time of year, there are so many fun things to enjoy with my family & friends here on Long Island. And I LOVE making my home cozy & warm once again. I am so thrilled my friend Kelly has included me in this amazing Eclectically Fall-15 Fabulous Fall Tours.   Have you seen Kelly's fall tour yet from The Lily Pad Cottage? Its stunning & beautiful as always. Welcome to our fall home....   It's simple & rustic. I challenged myself  to use some pretty, warmer colors that are so reflective of fall this time around & I was so happy I did. The dried bay leaf wreath is from last Christmas but is a perfect … [Read more...]

15 Fabulous Ideas For Using Reclaimed Wood

Reclaimed Wood-15 Fabulous ideas for using it in your home {from BHG Style Spotters} feature

Happy Thursday! The week has been a little crazy with school beginning & trying to squeeze every minute in with my babies before they left. Don't get me wrong I am overjoyed to be able to shop ALONE {he he} but so sad that something so wonderful {summer} has to end and that they have to leave me:). Anyways... I am over at Better Home & Gardens sharing TONS of Reclaimed Wood Inspiration AND my new favorite place to score it CHEAP!! You can read more HERE. Please head on over & give a girl social media love, I would be oh so grateful!!!! Also in cased you missed it, sharing 21 FREE Fall Printables  & Rustic Chic Bookcase, along with my own personal journey to … [Read more...]

The Inspiration Exchange Monthly Linky Party

City Farmhouse Linky Party Features Image

This month we are so excited to introduce you to our fabulous guest hostesses - Jamie from So Much Better With Age and Amy from Homey Oh My. I just adore these girls styles and I'm sure you will love them too. Be sure to head on over to their blogs to say hello! Before we get to the party, here are a few of the projects that we have been working on this month… Canadian Bloggers Home Tour Chocolate Chip Strawberry Shortcake How to Build a Peg Board Wall Homework Station Ideas You can follow along with Clean and Scentsible here: BLOG / FACEBOOK / PINTEREST / INSTAGRAM / TWITTER 3 Freezable Breakfast Bites! Perfect for Mornings on the Go! 3 Autumn/Halloween Signs Awesome Free … [Read more...]

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...]