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A Sneak Peek At Our Kitchen Island

Happy Monday friends! We have made a little bit of progress in our kitchen this weekend that included priming a lot of wood with our trusty Kilz, but honestly by this time I thought we would be a LOT farther. But I think this is the true side of fixing up an 1800’s farmhouse. You are bound to run into things. After ripping up the flooring we found tons of water damage, & most of the windows are leaking in the sunroom so that comes before all the exciting installation of the new things. I’ll be back later this week with a kitchen update after priming & some ideas we have about some of the big things we are going to do. For now, I wanted to introduce you to the kitchen island that was made by my friend Jessica from Jessica & Co. Vintage & her husband that is currently sitting in our living room. Because, fixer upper farmhouse…

They took an old work bench & built it out to be an amazing functional island complete with some old chippy bead board & reclaimed wood. This piece is so heavy so I couldn’t spin it around to show you the whole piece, but once we get it in the kitchen I will show you asap. Funny story: Since Jose was sick during this whole process of getting it to our farmhouse from Jess’ farmhouse, we hired Two Men & A Truck to come and move it for us. With three guys carrying it they still struggled so much they almost dropped it. I was honestly scared for everyones life [& toes] so scared that I actually jumped in to help & I they thought I was crazy, but I could just see the thing falling through the floor to the basement. That’s how heavy this thing is. Looks like rolling it to the kitchen is going to be our best bet. Since I am Liz Marie, I will probably be making some custom changes to it once we get all the finishes picked out for the kitchen like some paint & maybe even some corbels, but I have to show you my favorite part of the whole piece…


The top of the island is gorgeously finished reclaimed wood that I can not wait to use in our kitchen. I can’t wait to make meals on this island & drink coffee by it with Jose. I can’t wait to have kids & dogs & possibly other animals running around it one day.. I think this island is going to see a lot of good memories in this farmhouse. I wanted something that looked like an antique

This island has motivated me to get things done quicker in the kitchen, but for now here it sits in the middle of our living room. You know that I had to style it while it was here… whats that saying? Make lemonade out of lemons? Yah, that’s what I’m doing. If I make some changes to the island before we move it, I’ll be back with an update, but otherwise I can’t wait to show you this big baby in our kitchen & share it with you guys!! Thank you guys so much for stopping by the blog today & I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek of our kitchen island! Be sure to follow me over on Facebook & Instagram for more behind the scenes. xx

 

Some more kitchen updates:

Kitchen demo progress [HERE]

A Pretty Corner In The Dining Room

Earlier this week I shared a pretty corner in our living room [HERE]. I chatted about how pretty corners are what is keeping me going while living in a fixer upper. It’s what keeps me motivated & gives me hope as to what our farmhouse will one day look like when we get to complete atleast one room in this lovely home of ours. Today I wanted to share a little pretty corner in our dining room now that it’s somewhat looking like spring in our house…

The main part of this corner is this white chippy cabinet that I got way back right around the time we bought the farmhouse. It’s one of my favorites with this simple bead board look. In front of the cabinet is a chippy little deconstructed chair that is another find of mine with a pillow on it from H&M. Hanging on the cabinet is a basket filled with grape vine leaves which are special because we have grapes on our little farm. Both of those finds are from our shop. The white tiered tray is from my collection with Painted Fox [here], the bowls are from Marshalls, & the rest of the goodies like the scale & cutting board are all antique finds. All of these elements are so simple, but create a pretty little corner when grouped together.
The floors aren’t finished, this room is the closest to done, but not quite done yet, but we have one pretty corner & that helps out so much in this whole “living in a fixer upper” thing we have going on. Honestly, I really do enjoy most things about living in our fixer upper as we work on it. There are so many pros, but there are some cons & I know some of you who have experienced this know them as well, so I hope these pretty corners this week inspire you in some small way to make lemonade out of your lemons & create pretty little spaces as you work on you fixer upper. Thank you guys so much for stopping by the blog today! Be sure to follow me on Facebook & Instagram for more behind the scenes. xx

See the pretty corner in our front living room [HERE]

I’m Heading Back To Waco!

Ahhh it feels so good to say that! If you guys remember this past fall I visited waco for the first time for the Silobration at Magnolia Market with Kilz & Magnolia Home Paint & I’m heading back! You can read about my last trip [HERE] & [HERE]. My photos from that trip even made it to the cover of a magazine which you can see [HERE]. This time there is a LOT of exciting things are going to be happening that I can’t wait to share with you while I’m there… I can’t even process it all yet & I don’t know what I did to deserve this, but I’m so thankful. I know I say that a lot, but I mean it from the bottom of my heart that I’m grateful & I never want to take these amazing experiences for granted. I’m heading out there on Sunday so be sure to follow me on Instagram [HERE] for all the behind the scenes moments. I will try to share a ton with you guys. You guys made my last trip to Waco so much fun by sharing along in the journey with me & I hope to do that again this time.

I’ve blogged my love of Magnolia Home Paint by Kilz many times before, so you know my love for it, but this paint is something that I’m so passionate about that we used it throughout more of our farmhouse before & will be using it through the rest. Magnolia & Kilz are two brands that we can stand behind confidently & that’s why we love them. Oh, & the color selection is out of this world, there is that factor as well. Anyways, I can’t wait to show you what fun things I get to learn about & explore this time around. Promise to share all the details with you!

Just sharing these photos of my trip to Magnolia market is getting me pumped to go again. Of course I’m sad to leave the farm & our shop behind, I know this trip will be a huge blessing in my life in many ways. Last time I ended up on the roof of Magnolia market with sweet women praying over me, I can only imagine what will happen this time! Thank you guys so much for sharing in all of this with me, for stopping by the blog daily, & for supporting me from near and far… this wouldn’t be the same without you. Thank you! & be sure to follow me on Instagram so you don’t miss out on what happens next week at the silos! xx

Where To Find The Best Galvanized Home Decor

Where To Find The Best Galvanized Home Decor

Galvanized clock [here] // Galvanized light pendant [HERE] // Galvanized chairs set of 4 [HERE] // Galvanized & rope circle mirror [HERE] // Galvanized nesting bins [HERE] // Galvanized watering can [HERE] // Galvanized tray with rope handles [HERE] // Galvanized mail envelope [HERE] // Galvanized strainer baskets [HERE] // Galvanized three tiered tray [HERE] // Galvanized wall hanger [HERE] // Galvanized oblong tray [HERE] // Galvanized organizer tray [HERE] // Galvanized olive bucket wall hangers [HERE] // Galvanized lidded box set of 2 [HERE] // Galvanized windmill [HERE] //

Shop all the galvanized items & more below…

What started tonight as me finding a kitchen pendant for over the sink [I love the pendant shown above from Overstock!] turned into me gathering up some awesome galvanized decor for you guys. I also wanted a few pieces for our shelves in the front living room & so many of these items would work so well for those as well. I think one way to really bring the farmhouse look into any room is adding some touches of galvanized metal like a tray on a coffee table, some chairs around the dining room table, a light fixture, a mirror, & so much more. It’s a great way to add that rustic touch & it really adds a different texture as well which is always wonderful. I really think I might get that light fixture for over our sink… what do you think of it? Do you like adding galvanized pieces into your decor as well? I gathered some pieces here from Pottery Barn, Amazon, Overstock, & Target… where do you like to buy galvanized metal pieces from? I love finding authentic metal farmhouse finds, but when that’s not possible these are great too! Let me know what you think of them in the comments below, find me on Facebook, & chat with me on Instagram. Thank you guys so much for stopping by the blog today & be sure to click [HERE] to see some more of my favorite items!! xx

Click [HERE] to see some lovely neutral farmhouse rugs.

Simple Early Spring Centerpiece

As January ended & February began I realized that my mood was being greatly effected by the lack of sun here in Michigan this winter. I had never really noticed this in me before, but there was one day last week where I just started crying for no reason & I just felt depressed, but the next day when the sun came out it washed all that away & I felt like a new person. I’m not a warm weather person, but I realized that the lack of sun had an effect on my mood. To combat this I ridded our whole farmhouse of winter decor & brought just a teeny tiny bit of spring into parts of it…


We got these sweet little faux herb planters in at the shop & I knew I had to have some to bring life to our dining room. I started with a tablecloth that I folded up to make it a runner from Magnolia Home. On top of that I put a rustic terrarium that I found on one of my picking adventures. I don’t think it’s old, but I do not know where it’s originally from. I did add some that I love at the bottom of this post. If you are looking for some potted greenery I got you covered [HERE]. I filled the terrarium with some of the potted herbs & left some around the terrarium as well. Jut a subtle and easy way to bring spring in just a tiny bit in February.


I know I’m not the only one who’s mood is effected in the long winter months, & I have to tell you that by bringing in some spring into our farmhouse it really brightened my mood a lot. You should try it! What do you do to keep your spirits up in the winter? I would love to hear from you in the comments below, on Facebook, & on Instagram. Thank you guys SO MUCH for stopping by the blog today. I have to say that blogging & sharing our farmhouse & home decor journey with you really helps my mood as well. Thank you for stopping by & for always sharing with your friends and family. xx

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See the best faux farmhouse plants [HERE]

Check out our dining room church pew makeover [HERE]

Affordable Industrial Farmhouse Pipe Curtain Rods

I think for the past three years we have been meaning to do some DIY industrial pipe curtain rods in our past three homes. I love the look & we even had the pipes bought for all three homes as well. Seriously with two people who love DIY projects I have NO IDEA why we didn’t do the easy DIY project in any of our homes that we have lived in or why I never share it with you guys, but like most blog posts start, I was walking through target the other day & all my industrial pipe curtain rod dreams came true…

We hung these curtain rods & curtains in our front living room on the two small windows in the space. [Side note: we are hoping to add more windows in this space soon]. That’s not a DIY industrial pipe curtain rod.. nope that is one for less than $30 from Target [HERE] that was super easy to hang & use, & required no assembly by me. The other pros? If you don’t know, the pipe pieces that you find at the hardware store is quite expensive & quite dirty. The ones I found at Target were cheaper & clean… in the midst of the chaos of a fixer upper, an easy fix like this is much welcomed. I’m ALL ABOUT a good DIY project, but I’m also all about saving some money & the easy way out at times.

It’s crazy how some simple curtain rods & curtains can make a little spot feel more finished & more cozy. This living room is becoming my favorite place in the house & it’s a tiny sanctuary away from the demo and construction in all other parts of our house. Have you seen these curtain rods at Target before? Have you used them? Let me know in the comments below, find me on Facebook, & chat with me on Instagram. Thank you guys SO MUCH for stopping by the blog today. xx

Church Pew Bench Makeover

You guys! Let’s take a break from all those kitchen demo updates & check out something pretty in our farmhouse today. A while back this past fall I got a church pew from Wayfair [HERE] when I worked with them on a project. Long story short, it came in late for the space I needed it for & so I didn’t really have a spot for it. Until now. It was at the end of our bed upstairs when it was in it’s original state & it was ok, but here at White Cottage Farm I like to make things customized for our space & sometimes that means that we paint the things. This time was one of those times….

Here is what the church pew looked like before…


You may remember it from when we had it at the end of our bed in our Christmas bedroom…

& after some paint in it’s new spot….

My idea was to move the church pew bench into our dining room to use at our antique farmhouse table. & since the table is a beautiful dark wood I chose to use Ivory chalk based paint by Maison Blanche. It’s my favorite paint & probably my favorite white for furniture. I did two coats on the piece & waxed it with clear wax. This bench is literally the perfect size for this table & fits three people comfortably eating at it. I put a long lumbar pillow from Madreana [Here] on the back side of it for some cozy texture. I love [This Pillow] by her so much & own quite a few & they are all amazing.

This little church pew inspired bench is the perfect little addition to our dining room & I love the added charm it gave to the room with the three different types of seating around the table now. I also love ivory paint so nothing is safe. What do you guys think of our new church pew at the dining room table? Do you have a bench at your table? Let me know what you think in the comments below, find me on Facebook, & chat with me on Instagram. Thank you guys so much for stopping by the blog today!! xx

 

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Read all about our dining room chandeliers [HERE]

Sunroom & Kitchen Flooring Demo- Before

As I sat down to type this I feel like I haven’t been very clear about what we are doing in the kitchen & sunroom area of our farmhouse. I blogged [this update here] last week about ripping out our kitchen island and some vague plans we have. Maybe it’s because I’m not so sure what is going on either… It’s kind of a day by day thing as we go. What’s the plan right now? Well, today the floors are going to be ripped up in the sunroom & kitchen. I know a lot of you liked the floors in the photos I shared, but they weren’t going to work for us for a few reasons. 1-they didn’t go through to the sunroom & we didn’t like the separation of flooring from wood to carpet 2-we didn’t love the texture of the flooring. It was super high maintenance to keep clean. 3- It’s just not what we pictured in this room, so we are choosing to change it. I could go on, but anyways we spent some of our weekend emptying out the sunroom & getting it ready for the floor to be ripped out today…

Here is what the sunroom looked like a few weeks ago…

& now today after we emptied everything out to get ready for demo…


You can see things that I didn’t share in photos like that ceiling fan and the kitchen area. Our overall goal for the flooring in the sunroom & kitchen? To be cohesive & really bring the two spaces together to make it look like one big cozy room. For this project we actually hired out a handyman to help us for a few reasons as well like 1- we are crazy busy at the moment & we aren’t scared to ask for help. 2- we are working on other projects in the house that we find more enjoyable. 3- We started to rip it up & decided some heavy duty equipment that we don’t have would make it much easier. Again, I could go on, but I’m just so excited to have a fresh start in this space as of this week.

& there is the whole kitchen/sunroom area, or at least one side of it all. I CAN’T WAIT to make progress in this room & make it our own! Another question you may be asking is, why did we decorate this space if we knew that we were going to rip it up? Well, first of all our theory is always to make a space our home no matter what state it is in. Whether the space is “finished” or not we try to make it a space we love even if it’s temporary. We also had no idea what the timeline looked like for the sunroom & it wasn’t supposed to be now. But after some deliberation we decided that it was the best idea to do the sunroom & the kitchen at the same time. So here we are. I can’t wait to show you the progress when all the floors are ripped up & ready for the flooring we chose. It’s kind of unconventional & we don’t have the whole thing decided, but I will be sharing asap with you guys. Stay tuned! Be sure to follow me on Facebook & Instagram for more behind the scenes of our 1800’s farmhouse reno. xx

The Best Faux Farmhouse Plants

 

The Best farmhouse faux potted greenery - A great source for faux potted plants! A must pin!

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I shared on Instagram this week that I am kind of sick of the house being cold and lifeless. I mean, it could be the fact that 90% of it is torn up and under construction, but the 10% that isn’t in demo mode & is looking decent needs some life. So, i asked if you guys would be mad if I started slowly bringing spring into our house.. most of you that responded said you would be perfectly fine with it. I felt inspired tonight by all the spring talk so I decided to gather up some awesome farmhouse potted plants for you guys tonight from various places from Pottery Barn to Target to Amazon. You can shop the plants by clicking the corresponding numbers below the large collage or the individual photos below that. I only selected 10 of my favorites because let’s face it.. I could keep going until 2am, but this lady needs to head to the shop tomorrow & work! So goodnight & I truly hope this post helps you get inspired for spring & helps you find some greenery for your homes. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for stopping by the blog today & for sharing my blog with your friends and family.. It means the world to me!! Be sure to find me on Facebook & Instagram for more behind the scenes. xx

Check out where I find super affordable greenery as well below…

Click [HERE] to see where I find affordable greenery.

Liz Marie Blog Best Of 2016

On this first week of the new year I wanted to reflect on my favorite project of this year. Sounded like fun until I realized it was impossible to do with the INSANE year that we had. It started out with us opening a store in January. The store has kept me busy 24 hours a day all year & it’s success is all a gift from God that I will never ever take for granted. I’m so thankful. After that we decided buy an 1800’s farmhouse & an 8 acre farm. We moved from our home that we had just moved into a year prior & what a whirlwind it was! We started a million house projects [ & finished none of them] & have a million more house projects to do on our fixer-upper farmhouse. That being said, it wasn’t hard for me to pick a project because I had so many awesome ones, it was because I didn’t have many epic before & afters, but simply just a lot of little progress in our home that you can see [HERE]. BUT I still wanted to pick one that I loved & that kind of completed at least one wall in one little space in our home…

The entryway of our home is really the only space that got a makeover this past fall & it felt so good among the whole house being under construction to have a little finished wall. I mean, of course minus the floors. The floors in the above photo were unfinished. Here is how they are looking now & how it’s styled for winter like I blogged [HERE] yesterday…

The floors have been painted in the front living room now & things are looking different around here! I can’t wait to show you this whole space when the floors are finished. Anyways, so 2016 was really exciting here on the blog with us finishing up our last fixer upper home & moving onto the farmhouse & I hope that 2017 is even more exciting. One BIG thing I want to tackle is our kitchen/sunroom area with a complete overhaul. This was our kitchen makeover from our last house that we finished in 2016…

It was such a tiny little kitchen & I loved it! You can see more [HERE] You can see more of our last house [HERE] & what we did to it. Our kitchen now is much larger & is going to involve a TON more demo & work. But that makes me so excited! I can’t wait to get started. Here is what it’s looking like now…

This is just one of the angles of the space & as you can see I haven’t had my touch on the space yet.. demo starts this weekend & expect to see full updates very soon here on the blog & on Instagram & Facebook. You can see more of the kitchen & what our plans are [HERE]. THANK YOU for being a huge part of the blog in 2016 and for following along on our farmhouse, store, & fertility journey. Every visit to the blog means so much to me.. I could never even tell you or explain to you how happy it makes me. I am so excited for what 2017 is going to bring here on the blog & I’m so excited to have you along with me. Do you have any big projects planned for 2017? Let me know in the comments below, find me on Facebook, & chat with me on Instagram. Also, visit some of my other blogger friends & see what their top project for 2016 was and what their plans for 2017 are…

Ella Claire | City Farmhouse | French Country Cottage | Miss Mustard Seed

My Sweet Savannah | Craftberry Bush | Rooms for Rent | Shades of Blue Interiors

Jennifer Rizzo | Kindred Vintage | Liz Marie Blog

 

 

Cozy Farmhouse Winter Entryway

You guys!! We are still not done painting the front living room floors.. I mean, we are almost there, but not quite. Hopefully by next week I will have a big update for you on that. On the other side of the room is our front entryway by the staircase & I did a little winter decorating in that space after I took down all the Christmas decor & I wanted to share it with you today in all it’s simplicity…


Sorry about the photos being a little dark, but it’s been so gloomy here on the farm & I can’t seem to catch any sun rays coming in the house lately so this is what I could get. The first thing you can see is the progress of our painted floors in this room.. I’m loving them so much so far especially in this area when I start bringing decor & furniture back in the space. The rest of the room is an absolute disaster, but more on that later.


This space is super simple with all it’s moody winter light & black accents among all the white. I filled the black tray under the church pew with live winter greens that are also hanging on the stair railing. On the church pew I placed a farm pillow from The Found Cottage along with a “staple goods” pillow from H&M. The plaid throw is from Home Goods & that black lamp is a find from Target. You can go [HERE] to see the rest of the sources for the space.

Such a fun space, I can’t wait to work more on this room this weekend & make more progress so that this isn’t the only pretty angle of the space. But for now the store has been taking up a lot of time so there hasn’t been much progress made on the house the past few weeks. You can read more about the store & our move [HERE]. I hope you guys liked seeing our winter entryway & thank you SO MUCH for stopping by the blog today. Let me know what you think of the space in the comments below, find me on Facebook, & chat with me on Instagram. xx

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Handmade Chunky Knit Wool Blanket

One thing that winter has taught me in an old farmhouse is that…it gets cold! We are learning ways to keep it warm and cozy, but it’s not like living in a brand new built home that’s for sure. I’ve learned to dress warm & that slippers are my best friend. I’ve also taken a special liking to blankets. Not any old wimpy blanket, but thick cozy ones preferably made of wool. Most recently I purchased a blanket from a sweet company I’ve been following for a long time now. I feel like I need to add a little disclaimer here. This blanket is a splurge. I’m usually a thrifty girl, I mean I have the blanket sitting on a vintage $10 chair from GoodWill & right behind the chair I hung cheap drop cloth curtains. Most of the furniture in our home is found items, most of the furniture in our sunroom here is hand-me-downs from my gram, & every once in a while I like to spend money on myself to spoil myself. This Christmas was hard for me, you can read more about that [here], & I wanted to gift myself something cozy. You know I always share my thrifty decor with you & DIY projects so thank you so much letting me share this with you as well. Every winter I feel like I need one of these big guys, but this year I finally gifted myself one & I’m so thankful I did! The company I’m talking about is Modern Wool…

Winter decor - chunky wool knitted blankets

Seriously, it’s the most gorgeous [& cozy] blanket I have ever seen. I can’t believe we own one now! I bought the large throw on their site [here] I’ve been sitting under it every day in our sunroom & I’ve had a hard time sharing it because it’s become my favorite cozy thing. Bella & Bear have also taken a liking to our new wool blanket & it just goes to prove how spoiled those little fur babies are.

Winter decor - chunky wool knitted blanketsWinter decor - chunky wool knitted blankets
Winter decor - chunky wool knitted blankets

These blankets are a splurge for me for sure, but there were a few points that had me sold. First of all it’s a small family business & every item is handmade with lots of love. They are made with the softest sheep wool with no synthetic fibers which is what I think sets these blankets apart from others that I have seen. Modern Wool also gave me a discount code & I’m able to share that with you guys as well. Use code LIZ for 20% your orders. How nice of them to offer that? They also have more products than just the wool blankets such as pillows, outerwear, & more.

Winter decor - chunky wool knitted blankets
I hope you guys enjoyed seeing one of my recent big purchases & also how I will be staying warm this winter in our farmhouse. You will probably be seeing this blanket pop up in a lot of my photos I share. Do you have a blanket from Modern Wool? Is it not your favorite thing ever?! Thank you guys SO MUCH for stopping by the blog today & for sharing it with you friends & family. Be sure to find me on Facebook & Instagram for more behind the scenes. xx

 

Some more winter decor inspiration…

For amazing winter decor inspiration [CLICK HERE]

White Cottage Farm – Christmas Night Tour

My favorite time of year to decorate our home is Christmas.. that is kind of a dumb thing to say on here because I feel like you guys already know that. There is something about the tree, garland, ornaments, & of course the lights, that gets me right away. Today I wanted to share with you the lights. I’m not a pro photographer by any means so it’s always hard for me to share with you what our house looks like in the daytime & even harder to share how magical it looks at night. BUT, today I am joining some of my favorite blog friends in showing our homes twinkling at night. If you are visiting from Liz from Love Grows Wild [she is one of my favorite Liz’s of all time] thank you so much for stopping by! Here is a few night shots of our farm that I have taken so far this Christmas season…

Since we just moved to the farm 7 months ago & the house is a complete construction site, we were able to [or we were just too lazy  to decorate our fixerupper] Either way we didn’t go all out & it ended up being one of my favorite years. The simple lights on the outside, the simple naked trees inside, & decorating a new place has been fun. It seems like nightly while I’m outside letting the dogs out to go potty, I find myself  taking photos of the porch lights with the snow. It’s become a nightly ritual & if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you already know that. I’m thankful you guys haven’t got sick of me yet… or at least don’t tell me. Thank you!


The dining room is probably the only room in our ENTIRE house that is close to being “finished” in our fixer upper 1800’s farmhouse, so it was the only room that really got totally decked out for Christmas & it was also my favorite room this year. At night the chandeliers glow so warmly drawing you into the space. I love these chandeliers & part of me wonders if I chose them solely on the holiday season that was among us. BUT I would have to say, my favorite photo I took inside our home so far this holiday season at night is our entryway area…

This entryway of ours is [was] my favorite Christmas decor this year until we had to take it down this week to re-do those floors [check my instagram out to see our progress!] & I like it even more at night in the glow of the lamps. BUT I would have to say that our porch is my all time favorite this year during the holidays…

I hope you guys liked that little tour of parts of our farmhouse all shiny and bright at night. It’s kind of fun sharing the house at night since it’s always during the day that I document our home. Next on the tour is Laura from Turquoise Home [here] Head on over to see what her home looks like this holiday season at night! Thank you guys so much for stopping by the blog today & for following me over on Facebook & Instagram. Be sure to visit my other blog friends homes this season as well…

MONDAY

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Maison de Pax | Finding Silver Pennies | So Much Better With Age | Decor Gold Designs
French Country Cottage | Ella Claire Inspired | Love Grows Wild

TUESDAY

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Liz Marie Blog | The Turquoise Home | A Burst of Beautiful | Nina Hendrick Design Co.
Cherished Bliss | Shabbyfufu | Shades of Blue Interiors

WEDNESDAY

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Making Home Base | Lindsay Hill Interiors | Zevy Joy | Fox Hollow Cottage
Blesser House | Designthusiasm | TIDBITS

THURSDAY

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Place of My Taste | Life on Virginia Street | Sunny Side Up | House by Hoff
Stylehouse Interiors | At Home With the Barkers | Beneath My Heart

FRIDAY

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Kelly Elko | The Happy Housie | Setting for Four | Rooms FOR Rent
Thistlewood Farms | Just a Girl and Her Blog | The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Christmas At White Cottage Farm

You guys already know that moving to our little farm 7 months ago was a dream come true for us. We have loved every moment of being here through the ups and downs we have already had. Well, I have to confess that Christmas here at White Cottage Farm has made me fall in love with this place even more. The lovely Tifani from Tifani Lyn Photography came to the farm last week to capture Christmas here at the farm with Jose & I & I wanted to share the photos that she took for us that I will treasure forever. Our first Christmas here has been magical and even 7 months later, this still doesn’t feel like real life. Today I’m sharing part one of the photos that took Tifani took, & I will share more later this week with some deep thoughts that I hope to share with you about our fertility & the holidays. There were over 100 photos that she took so I figured I should break them up a little & not share all of them because you guys don’t like our faces that much I don’t think…

White Cottage Farm - Couples lifestyle photoshoot on the farm

White Cottage Farm - Couples lifestyle photoshoot on the farm

White Cottage Farm - Couples lifestyle photoshoot on the farm

White Cottage Farm - Couples lifestyle photoshoot on the farm

White Cottage Farm - Couples lifestyle photoshoot on the farm

White Cottage Farm - Couples lifestyle photoshoot on the farm  White Cottage Farm - Couples lifestyle photoshoot on the farm

White Cottage Farm - Couples lifestyle photoshoot on the farm

White Cottage Farm - Couples lifestyle photoshoot on the farm

White Cottage Farm - Couples lifestyle photoshoot on the farm

When she came over in the morning we started with some coffee and chit chat because Jose and I love to talk [sometimes too much] & then we made our way outside to enjoy the pretty snow. Seriously we couldn’t have picked a more gorgeous [& cold] day to do photos. Snow flakes were falling & the sun kept peaking out of the clouds.. it was truly magical. We wandered out to the barn & to Jose’s daily driver, the wagoneer which we often refer to as “The Beast”. We tied a tree to the top & we kept it there all season which brought us tons of cheer & hopefully other drivers too. We have spotted lots of people taking photos of it out in public which has been really fun for us to see. & of course the barn shines in all the snow too with it’s chippy red paint. Who knows if that barn will always be red, but I love it now & I’m so glad we were able to capture it during this holiday season.

Seriously White Cottage Farm is my favorite at Christmas & I hope these photos gave you a little glimpse into our experience with it so far. Thankful for this farm, thankful for my little family, & thankful that we can get moments like this captured in time forever. This is my yearly PSA telling you to go get family photos taken no matter where you are at in life. Don’t wait for the “perfect time” life is messy, we can always find a flaw with ourselves, & if you wait until all is right in your eyes you will let time pass without getting them. Thank you guys for stopping by the blog today & thank you for supporting  us on this farm journey we started, supporting our fixer upper farmhouse dream, & for sticking with us along the way through it all. We are forever grateful! Be sure to follow on Instagram  & Facebook for behind the scenes… xx

I gathered some items that we wore in the post in case you were interested in affiliate links below [the lipstick listed below I wore in ‘Patina’]:

Check out our Christmas home tour below…

Visit the White Cottage Farm Home tour [HERE]

Christmas On The Back Stoop

When we moved from our last home I really thought we would never have a stoop again. At our last home we didn’t eve have a porch, but now on the farm the entire front half of our home is a big porch & yet we still have a stoop. It makes me happy because I truly loved that little stoop at our last house & you know if you give me a little stoop,I will go a little stoop crazy at Christmas…

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas porch - Great christmas farmhouse & cottage decor inspiration!
Rustic Farmhouse Christmas porch - Great christmas farmhouse & cottage decor inspiration!
Rustic Farmhouse Christmas porch - Great christmas farmhouse & cottage decor inspiration!
Seriously such a simply lovely back stoop. This door isn’t used a ton, but I still wanted to make it look welcoming. I used some vintage sleds and vintages skis in a kind of winter cottage look. I threw in a vintage bucket filled with evergreens, one of my favorite pennant pillows from Fabric Scout Studio, a red stripe pillow from Home Goods, & a red grain sack pillow from the Target dollar section. The trees & wreaths are from BirchLane, & the rug and the banner are also from Target. The boots are my Hunter Wellies & I thought they just fit in with all of the winter sports equipment. Such a simple little stoop, but with the snow on it all it makes me so happy. It’s the little things right? & the best part? The only new things I purchased for this space were the two things from The Target Dollar spot, everything else I already had in our christmas collection.

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas porch - Great christmas farmhouse & cottage decor inspiration!

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas porch - Great christmas farmhouse & cottage decor inspiration!
Rustic Farmhouse Christmas porch - Great christmas farmhouse & cottage decor inspiration!
Rustic Farmhouse Christmas porch - Great christmas farmhouse & cottage decor inspiration!
Ok, I’ve said it a million times, but I will say it again… Even though our farmhouse is in complete demo mode & it’s a fixer upper it still looks quite cute for Christmas this year. Our first Christmas at White Cottage Farm has been quite magical. I hope you guys liked this glimpse at our back stoop decorated for Christmas & the first snow that we have got here in Michigan this year. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today & for following me over on Facebook & Instagram. xx
See more of our Christmas farmhouse below…

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Christmas in our entryway [here]

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Christmas in our dining room [here]

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Our 2016 Holiday House walk [here]

Holiday Gift Guide For Farmhouse Lovers

 

Holiday Gift Guide For Farmhouse Lovers - A great list of gifts to get those people in your life that love farmhouse decor & more...

Affiliate links to all the products: I dream of shiplap pillow [here] Demo day & shiplap mugs [here] Magnolia Story book [here] cast iron string [here] measuring cups [here] tiered tray [here] candle [here] Bayleaf wreath [here] bottle rack [here] letter board [here] escape bag [here] hand stamped necklace [here] farmhouse pillow [here] baked pies sign [here] metal tray [here] Gather sign [here]

Shop all the products above & more below:

I can’t tell you how bad I am at telling people what I want for christmas or even making a gift list for myself for anything… I don’t want anything! From the time I was little I always wanted one thing & that was my list I gave my parents. To this day I won’t give a list to anyone because it makes me feel weird & I hate asking for things… BUT if I were to give a list this Christmas these would be a few things that I would love. Funny thing is, I could have kept going when making this “things I love list” & this is only the beginning. I gathered a few of these things that I love that I knew you guys would love too & may help you either give a Christmas list to your loved ones for yourself or shop for that farmhouse loving person on your list. You can shop the items in the words below the large collage or by clicking the individual photos below that. I also included some more items in the individual photos that I didn’t include in the collage because again, I couldn’t stop. I hope this helps some of you… PS. send this post to your man so they get a hint of what you want. But really, thank you for stopping by the blog today & be sure to find me on Facebook & Instagram to follow along with me. & who knows, I might be back with another gift guide very soon before Christmas! xx

 

More of my favorites…

 

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Farmhouse finds from Amazon [here]

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Shop cozy metallic holiday decor [here]

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Rustic holiday decor from H&M [here]