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

Saturday, December 8, 2018

farm chick favorite

Fika [ pronounced fee-ka ] is Swedish for coffee break.  

I love these mugs!! These mugs are from the Bishop Hill Colony Store. Every time I walk into the Colony Store, I see these mugs sitting on the shelves. So, I decided to buy two for myself! They are in many colors but decided to for the blue and yellow... colors of the Swedish flag. These will also make great gifts for friends and family.
I will be using these mugs a lot this winter!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

rustic Christmas ornament

[ a rustic Christmas ]

I love decorating...especially for the winter. Decorating for winter creates coziness in my rustic farm home.
When I decorate, I decorate for the winter months. I can enjoy my winter décor for much longer. In my home, I have four decorated trees. My winter décor incorporates greenery, pinecones, candles, snowmen, blankets and pillows. It creates a very warm and cozy feel in my rustic farm home.  
rustic Christmas ornament...
jute twine
Lightly and evenly spray chalkboard paint over the glass ornaments. Spray a second coat of chalkboard paint over the glass ornaments. Let the ornaments completely dry. Cover the ornaments with white chalk. Use an eraser to wipe the chalk all over the chalkboard paint. A word [ peace, joy, merry ] may be drawn on the ornament with chalk. Cut strands of jute twine. Tie the twine onto the ornament as a rustic hanger. 

Saturday, December 1, 2018

farm chick favorite

Oh, Target.

These trees! I am in love with these bottle brush trees from Target!! For $3 per tree, I had to bring a forest of them home with me. They are 10 inches tall and are great to decorate a small space.
The bottle brush trees are perfect with my rustic farm décor during the white winter months. They are so simple. And, they add a little glam to my rustic style. I love them glittering in white and silver. They coordinate well with my décor. Such a great find at Target!