my daily life on a cattle farm, my love of agriculture, and stories behind my photos

Sunday, December 24, 2017

winter chalkboard

winter [ chalkboard ]

I LOVE this old slate chalkboard!! It is actually one of my favorite decorative pieces. I repurposed it for my farm house décor. And, it is displayed in my kitchen along side of rustic barn board shelving I pulled out of a barn. They look so adorable together!
Throughout the year, I scribble on the slate chalkboard. For this winter, I chose some of my favorite words and phrases. I think it looks nice! Every time I look at the chalkboard, it I am in the spirit of Christmas.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 22, 2017

O9 photo styled

[ O9 ]

This is one of my most favorite cow photos I have taken...O9. I mated and framed a 16x20 black & white print for myself. It is in my living room where I can enjoy it every evening after working on the farm.
The O9 framed photo sits on a barn board bench my dad made for me. The bench is behind the couch as you enter my living room. Since the bench is wood, I styled it with colors of black, yellow, and turquoise for a rustic look. 

To the far side of the barn board bench is the black & white print of O9. On the opposite, I placed a framed black & white 5x7 print of my sweet farm dog, Rosco. I have two old brass keys for a little character. A yellow candle in a grapevine wreath and antique, turquoise Ball jar add a pop of color! From a visit to the Fort Worth Stockyards, I have a sugar mold that props up the framed photo. During the winter...I add a pair of wooden skies, and a black and white herringbone print pillow that has a white embroidered snowflake. Both are from Target. So cute! I really like how this is styled!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

farm chick favorite

Love this room spray from The Cow Patty!

the cow patty
I bought wax melts and room spray in the scents of fall frenzy, hazelnut coffee, and homespun. And, the hazelnut coffee smells wonderful in my farm home! This was a fundraiser for Sigma Alpha at Western Illinois University. As a Sigma Alpha and agriculture grad from WIU, I was happy to support!
These wax melts and room sprays from The Cow Patty are perfect gifts!


Friday, December 1, 2017

Friday on the Farm

It was a gorgeous sunset. As I was feeding cattle, I enjoyed the beauty of the sun setting behind the barn and feed shed. I stood in amazement. The sky was a watercolor with shades of purple and orange. Peaceful.
[ agriculture photos @ monicastevens.photoshelter.com ] 

farm chick favorite


market tote
I wanted a tote to carry what I need into work...and this was perfect! It is a market tote from Southern Farm Co. The tote is 100% cotton canvas with the black FARM logo on the front. The bag measures 19.5 x 15 x 5 and has two sturdy straps. I am so excited about using this cute tote!

There are so many cute things at Southern Farm Co!