Farmhouse Decor GIFTS under $50

 

Greystone Farm

Did you know if you read the word “farmhouse” in a description of the historic house you want to buy, the term doesn’t necessarily apply to style? Farmhouse is a term used more often to describe function. Very simply put, homes built on agricultural lands were called farmhouses. They were built out of necessity — to house and protect the inhabitants who either owned or worked the farm. The modern farmhouse, however, has become a white hot trend in design. It represents timeworn treasures and vintage inspired designs that make a house a home. Let your home’s spirit shine with some of these vintage finds, or pick one up as a gift for that person who loves all things farmhouse. (more…)

Seven Ways to Be A Good GUEST

The holiday seasons are quickly approaching and parties, dinners and get-togethers will soon fill our calendars for the next several weeks. Whether  you have a standing invitation, or get a formal invite, good guests really make or break a party, here’s six ways to make sure you’re a welcome addition: (more…)

Classy and Unique Hostess Gifts Under $20

A majority of people will be celebrating the holidays this year in some way or another. With Thanksgiving almost upon us, and Christmas and New Years just a few short weeks away, take some time to select a hostess gift. Unless you are hosting every single party this year, it’s likely that you will be packing up and heading out to someone else’s home to celebrate at least once. A gift for your host or hostess is a lovely way to thank them for their hospitality and is always appreciated. It doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive; simply consider the nature of the occasion when making your choice.  If it’s the first time you’re visiting someone’s home, then it’s a very nice gesture to bring a small gift. If you have a few extra minutes to wrap it, even if you only use tissue or a decorative bag, it adds to the gesture. (more…)

52 Tips to Keep Your Home SECURE in every Season

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Over 2 million burglaries are reported in the US every year. That is a staggering one every 15 seconds according to the FBI, which proves just how easy it is to gain entry into our homes. We spend a lot of time and money building our dream homes. And even with the best systems in place, they’re still vulnerable to burglaries and intrusions.  But burglaries don’t have to happen. There are a lot of things you can do to boost home security and make your house burglary-resistant. A few simple, low or no cost measures will significantly deter a would be thief from targeting your home. Here are 52 tips you can use to help you keep your family safe and your home and its contents intact. (more…)

What is Homesteading?

What is homesteading by the way? The dictionary defines it as any dwelling with its land and buildings where a family makes its home, a house or estate and the adjoining land, buildings, etc, esp a farm. I’m from the city, so  I have never been much into the cultural definition of the word which may imply “living off the grid”, being self-sufficient and canning all of our food for winter, etc. Don’t get me wrong, this has become very appealing to me and I have looked into all of that. I even have a canner in storage just waiting to be used. We live on a farm, so a certain amount of homesteading just comes with the territory. (more…)