Join me in this farmhouse journey and see all the ways you can include these beautiful pieces in your home. I believe that even in the worst circumstances, you can still find beauty and grace. Just like that, you can transform your home into the same light, adding pieces that last forever and tell a sweet story. Pieces that add value and assist in creating beautiful memories with your family.
To most of you all reading this (statistically speaking because Google knows us all and all about us now) you are probably a woman and/or mom who has a dad, brother, husband, boyfriend, fiancé or man in her life that would be considered a father figure to her in her life. If you ARE one of the very few men that take a peak at my blog once and a while, well look away because your wife or special person might be shopping this list as we speak!!
Anyways, as a woman myself, it can be very hard to shop for men. I mean, they don’t love the same things as many of us most of the time but they do deserve something nice for themselves too! Sure, we cannot really buy them a diamond necklace but we can splurge on a cool grill or cooler! While shopping for the men in my life (especially Orvil) who you can see HERE (yes, isn’t he amazing??), I decided to put together this list for you all because it took me hour to track down just the right things for them all at different price points! This list below is very inspired by Orvil’s favorites, but I think many guys will love some of the cool finds I was able to track down to celebrate. And dang it is just around the corner too!!
Hey Ladies! How are you feeling? Have you given yourself a hug today? That could be physically or emotionally…really! A lot of people have been speaking about “self care” lately, and I wasn’t really sure for a while what that really meant for me personally. We all work so hard, for so many hours, and then come home + make dinner + help with homework + blog a little bit + maybe squeeze in an episode or two of something on Netflix.
It is really hard for mamas (especially single moms) to make time for ourselves, just for ourselves. We matter and we have to find a way to carve out that time daily.
For me, self care is finding a routine and trying to stick to it. For instance, I work out at 5am in the morning, using the mirror and it’s everything. It’s super important for me to get that in and if I miss it for a day or a few days, I just make an effort to get back into the grove of working out again. Fitness is my self care and also making time to just relax for at least an hour a day. Find a way to unwind from the day.
Working out gives me so much energy. I feel more confident, my clothes fit better and I feel like I can tackle the world after a really good workout. One hour of working out really gets all my stress out and I can focus on myself. When I don’t get my workouts in, I just feel off balance. Self care is so freaking important. If you want to try it out for yourself or your already on your own fitness journey, I put together some of my favorite things for the summer. These are seriously my must haves for summer right now!
Well, you never know how messy your home really is until you start organizing it. Get ready for some easy organizational tips. This post is sponsored by Bed Bath & Beyond, a company we love and believe in.
They have a huge variety of organizational products!
First things first, let’s start with the pantry. It’s super tiny but we love our old farmhouse that is full of different rooms and odd shaped drawers + doors. The pantry wasn’t too bad because I had organized a few things prior to knowing I was going to do this project. You might have seen me talking about it a few months ago on my stories.
It’s still super embarrassing to share this but I am going to be real with you all and not clean it up before sharing this. The OXO Good grips saved my life big time with holding on the snacks perfectly.
Ok, bare yourselves. I may have two too many junk drawers and they are awful. Jesus take the wheel. Luckily I found some awesome containers and decided to make it practical and just focus on how we really need to use these drawers. There is limited space in my kitchen, so every section counts.
the before is pretty scary. haha.
This took a while. I advise taking every single thing out and putting in bags and later when you have time, go through it all.
Now our sunglasses are in one place and we can find everything we actually need.
I used the expandable bamboo utensil tray for this drawer and the drawer with the cups. I love the color and it’s super handy. It would of spread out further but my drawer is on the small side.
The containers are great because I can stack them neatly on top of each other without mixing up different colors and tossing everything in there all crazy like, etc.
These glass containers are amazing and can store practically anything. I chose these because they are so pretty and affordable. Right now we are using them for flour, granola and cereal! I used the forth one for all my Nespresso coffee!
Glass ContainersNespresso Coffee Machine(the best one I have EVER had) Copper Tea Kettle
this is my happy place.
I love the cake stand. It usually holds my air plant and diffuser! It just looks so much cleaner in here and all put together.
It was a lot of work but worth it. The pictures don’t even do it justice how unorganized it was. Honestly, things are so much easier now that they have their own home!
I wish I had done this sooner! Happy organizing friend! I would love to see your organizing projects.
BIG thank you to Bed Bath & Beyond for helping make this possible. We actually have a few more fun organization projects coming up.
Hope you have the best night! Let me know if you have any questions.
I’m so happy that you’re here and ready to join me in my love for essential oils! We just got our kit a few weeks ago and are loving it. It truly has changed our lives for the better. You will get to actually start this journey with me and it’s going to be amazing. We can do it together and I will be sharing AND kinds of blends and oil DIY’s! (which in return will save you money and support a happier + healthier home.)
Sign up as a Member – this does not mean you have to sell oils ever, it just means you are getting a starter kit & will therefore get 24% off retail prices!
Order here and make sure the number 4295357 appears in both the “Enroller” and “Sponsor ID” fields. Sign up as a MEMBER to get the 24% off! (See below for FAQ). Reminder you do not have to sell oils ever!
Next you can choose to set up your Essential Rewards monthly autoship (by picking out a few other items like the Thieves cleaner, Grapefruit, Tangerine, or White Angelica essential oils) to try out next month! We highly recommend this optional program as a way to order those things you wish to have outside the kit and begin to cut toxins from your home with YL cleaning products & makeup.
When you sign up as a member buying a starter kit you are not only joining us, you get to join a much larger community as well! We have private wellness groups on Facebook that are designed to help YOU get acquainted with your oils and learn all the fun and different ways to use them. In these groups you can draw on the experience and knowledge of thousands of other oils users. Ask questions and find endless DIY’s, recipes and so much more!
Your oils do only as much good as you let them, so I invite you to dive in and learn all you can. Don’t be intimidated, we all started in the same spot, not knowing much. The good news is, we are all here to support you!
If you are interested in selling the oils and sharing about the company I am passionate about helping women earn income to help support their families! We have monthly business bootcamps & provide mentorship to everyone who joins our community!
What do we use oils for? For just about everything!! Whether you are looking for oils to help you sleep, for natural immune system support, for energy, for focus, for relaxation, for your kids, for natural alternatives to cleaning products, the list is endless, there is an oil for that!! And you will learn along the way, there aren’t hard set rules, but part of joining our oils team is that you get access to the most amazing resources & our private Facebook community.
Why Young Living? YL has an unmatched Seed to Seal process to guarantee the purity & potency of every oil. Each batch of oils is rigorously tested in house for therapeutic viability & they are so confident in their products that you can actually visit the farms & participate in the harvest/distillation process.
How do we use oils? You can diffuse them (you get a diffuser in your starter kit!) which is great for making your house smell great, helping your babies or kids relax at night for bed, getting rid of unwanted odors in the house & more, you can apply topically (some require a carrier oil like coconut oil, you’ll learn all about that later!), you can make rollerball combos, creams, sprays, and just about anything!!
How will I learn how to use my kit? You’ll get plenty of reading material with your kit, but as mentioned above, you’ll get access to our exclusive Facebook community full of amazing resources like how to use each oil in your kit, which oils to avoid around kids or while pregnant/nursing, and all of the dilution ratios for individual oils. We have classes, books, live Facebook hangouts & search functionality that will help you navigate through any questions you might have.
What should I get? A premium starter kit, which comes with 12 of the most commonly used oils + your diffuser (I recommend the Desert Mist), is the best value & provides you with everything you need to get started. You’ll get over $400 worth of product for only $165.
Do you have to order more oils monthly or sell them? Nope! Your kit can be a one time purchase, but along with it comes a wholesale membership, which just means that should you decide to purchase oils in the future, you would get a 24% discount! You will also get a personal referral link should you ever decide that you want to share them, but neither is required.
If you still have questions or just want to chat more about oils shoot me an email at HERE or see my IG @farmhousejoy for more explanation to WHY we use oils in our family.
ORDER HERE – and make sure the number 4295357 appears in both the “Enroller” and “Sponsor ID” fields. Sign up as a MEMBER to get the 24% off! Reminder you do not have to sell oils ever!!
***Any suggestions made on this blog are very specific to Young Living essential oils and should not be used with oils from another source. Statements made on this website about Young Living Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician. If you are currently on medication, please do not stop.
Please don’t hesitate to message me on instagram or email me with any of your questions. Love you all bunches. xo
Do not read this around your children, out loud to your children, or literally anywhere near them! There will in fact be ideas for Easter goodies and a conversation about the Easter Bunny below!
Ok, so are they out of the room now? The coast is clear? Cool, now we can chat for real! As you ladies know, it is ALMOST Easter and I’m already over hear trying to think of ideas of how the “Easter Bunny” is going to be surprising Harper this year + what to fill her little unicorn basket with. I personally have been stuck in an Easter rut for a bit and was always sticking with the usual candy and plastic eggs (filled with more candy), and I really wanted to shake things up a but and do something different for her. Not sure if the below items will be your “usual” goodies, but I think my girl will love it + I really think your kiddos might like a lot of them or the ideas too!
Putting these ideas all together for you really helped me think about what’s really important about Easter to me. To me, of course it is about Jesus and celebrating his life but it is also about family. What are you all doing to celebrate Easter this year? Any other creative ideas to put in your kid’s baskets this year? I would love to hear, so please comment below!
It’s Friday! I am starting a new Friday favorites every Friday! It’s going to be full of things I have used for a while now and truly love! These are things I buy on and use on a daily basis. Let’s get started, shall we?!
If you know me by now, you know I am the snack queen. Yes! Snacks are my jam as hard as they are to quit and turn to vegetables, here are some of my absolute favorites.
Boom Chicka Pop
BOOM CHICKA POP is life! It is so delicious and light. I literally can sit and eat the entire bag. They are my entire family’s favorite snack by far. Have you tried them? I have tried every kind they make and this is my favorite.
These Habanero BBQ almonds are so dang delicious. They are super addictive too. I could eat like 3 cans in a week, but try to only get one can a week. gosh, they are so good. They are not too spicy either! I got a lot of my friends buying them too and they are obsessed! haha!
These tobacco baskets are my some of my favorite pieces with Painted Fox! We actually have a line with them if you didn’t already know. It’s a curated collection and there are so many pretty pieces. The baskets add a ton of texture and I am obsessed with everything brown colored lately. If you use code OVF15 you can get 15% off your entire purchase in our line and everything is 60% off right now. They have some gorgeous home decor!
Sarah Briggs Jewelry is my favorite! I cannot get over these johnnies. They are new in their collection and so beautiful. I will be sharing more on my stories soon but had to share here too. Everything is timeless. I love how Sarah made everything so unique where they fit into your every day life, going to the store, working out and even picking up your kids at school with the same jewelry on! It’s fancy and fun. I met Sarah at Magnolia and she is incredible. Honestly, if you’re in the market for jewelry, she is the one for you!
Are you even ready for this cuteness?! I cannot handle Sugarfina and all their amazing candies. We got a ton of their easter candy and spoiler alert, it is as adorable as it is DELICIOUS! YES, I love it. They also have some champagne flavored gummies that are so good.
You know coffee makes my world go round! Literally, I have 2 cups a coffee a day, if not more. The Nespresso sampler pack is so good and has a really good variety. I have tried all different kinds and Nespresso is everything. Their coffee helps me stay away from adding creamers or sugar. They are flavored in the tiny pods and little pieces of Heaven. I will share my new coffee maker soon. I have had 3 Nespresso coffee makers so far!
That’s it for now! I hope you all loved reading my Friday favorites. Please let me know your thoughts and if you plan on getting anything listed above! I would love to chat with you. Xx