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Your most asked home questions

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Every week I open up my Instagram stories to an “Ask Me Anything” segment where followers can ask me literally anything. I’ve compiled a list of the most asked home questions I get through DM’s and stories figured I’d share here!

Your Most Asked Home Questions

What are the paint colors in your house?

Sherwin Williams Farmhouse Neutral Paint Colors

Our main floor, entry way, living room, dining room, kitchen is Sherwin Williams Alabaster White.

Our bedroom is Sherwin Williams Repose Gray.

The boys room is Sherwin Williams Passive Gray because it picks up those blue notes.

 

Where is your entertainment center from?

farmhouse built ins

It is from Ashley Home Store (linking it here, FYI currently out of stock but should be back in stock soon). I knew I wanted a large piece and I loved the character and charm that the barn doors and open shelving adds. I added the wreaths to give it a little more of my own touch. You can head to this post to see my tips on how to decorate your shelves or built ins.

Where is your living room rug from?

Ruggable Hendesi Heriz Abalone

It is from Ruggable. The print is the Hendesi Heriz Abalone. Linking it here.

 

Where are your dining room table and chairs from?

farmhouse dining room

Our table was actually made by a local maker in Glens Falls called Square Nail Rustics. (Linking to their Instagram here)

The chairs are Poly & Bark and I got them on Amazon. They are great with kids and soooo easy to clean! (The Poly & Bark chairs are currently unavailable so I linked one’s that are very similiar here!)

farmhouse stackable bistron chairs

 

How did you paint your fireplace?

DIY whitewashed fireplace

It is whitewashed – white paint, mixed with water! The very first DIY that spurred our passion for DIYs.

Click here to see how we did it.

 

How did you make the large photos of your kids?

This was like the easiest DIY even if you’re not the DIY type! All you need is your phone, a blank wall, and some frames. Showing you how I did it all here!

 

What is that fake ice the boy’s can skate on?

It’s a synthetic ice my parents got them for Christmas. It’s been great for them to practice on! We have it right in our garage.

Linked it here!

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7 In decor/ DIY

DIY Christmas card or photo display

DIY Christmas card or photo display

I love receiving Christmas cards from all of our friends and family. I made this DIY Christmas card display as a way to hang all of our holiday cards so that we can enjoy them through the season. It also makes a great photo display as well. Scroll down to see how to make this DIY Christmas card or photo display.

DIY Christmas card or photo display

This is super easy and neutral so you can leave up all year long! We don’t have many photos displayed throughout our home so I think I’m going to print some and leave it up in our living room. I also think this would be beautiful in a nursery.

DIY christmas card or photo display

To make this DIY Christmas card or photo display

You will need:

DIY Christmas card or photo display

Directions:

1.) Start by cutting two pieces of twine, making them the same length.

2.) Tie each piece of twine one to each end of the branch. Bring up each piece so that you make a triangle and tie at the top. This will be how you hang the branch.

DIY christmas card or photo display

3.) Next you will assemble your greenery. If using a garland, cut into 3 separate pieces. If using faux eucalyptus stems, tie a few stems together to make a longer strand of eucalyptus. You will need 3.

4.) Take a piece of twine and tie to the end of the eucalyptus strand. Tie the other end of the twine to the branch so that it dangles down. Do this with the other two stands.

DIY christmas card or photo display

5.) Use clothespins to hang your cards or photos.

That’s it! Now you can enjoy looking at all of your holiday cards all season. And when the holidays are over, use to hang some photos throughout your home!

 

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For more holiday ideas check out:

My Peppermint Espresso Martini

The BEST Christmas Tree Dip

How to make dried orange slice ornaments

My homemade chocolate hazelnut liqueur

These cute snowflake toppers for your hot chocolate

And if you’re still doing your holiday shopping

See all of the GIFT GUIDES

 

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1 In Christmas/ decor/ DIY

How to make dried orange slice ornaments

Dried orange slice ornaments

Dried orange slices make such pretty holiday decor for garlands and ornaments. Not only is it very simplistic, but you can use to decorate past the holidays through the winter months. Scroll down to learn how to dry orange slices and make these dried orange slice ornaments.

How to dry orange slices

It’s super easy to dry orange slices. I also do grapefruits too because I just love the color!

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. Slice your oranges and grapefruits about 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment and place the citruses on the parchment paper.
  4. Bake in the oven for about 5-6 hours, flipping regularly so that each side is dried evenly.
  5. Let cool

How to make dried orange slice ornaments

You will need:

  • a needle with a large eye
  • twine
  • cranberries
  • orange slices
  • Scissors

Directions:

  1. Start by threading some or the twine through the eye of the needle.
  2. With the point end of your needle, pierce the cranberry and pull it through so that it is on the twine.
  3. Repeat with the orange slices and cranberries in whatever pattern you choose.
  4. Cut the twine and tie the ends together.

How to make dried orange slice ornaments

Use to decorate your tree.

How to make dried orange slice ornaments

I also use it to tie around homemade gifts like my homemade chocolate hazelnut liqueur.

Click here to get the recipe

how to make dried orange slice ornaments

 

In the past, I’ve also done dried orange slice garlands. Click here to see how.

how to make dried orange slices

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2 In decor/ home

How to dry hydrangeas

How to dry your hydrangeas

We’re having a little birthday party for Dude Man this weekend so we’ve been working out in the yard and garden beds to spruce things up. If you’re looking to start a garden, check out this post I wrote on all my tips to start your first garden! Now is the perfect time to dry your hydrangeas if you haven’t already! It’s super easy to do and gives you beautiful free decor! I’m sharing my tips on how to dry your hydrangeas below!

Our hydrangeas exploded this year! I have strawberry vanilla hydrangeas and limelight and the colors were just gorgeous!

How to dry your hydrangeasHow to dry your hydrangeas

Late August-October is the perfect time to harvest them to dry out so you can enjoy them all year long. You’ll notice that the hydrangeas start to dry out a little on their own and become almost papery and a little crunchy in texture. You’ll also notice the color beginning to deepen and they start to look a little vintage. This is the best time to cut them.

How to dry your hydrangeas

Now you absolutely can just cut them and bring them in and allow to dry on their own or hand them upside down. But this is my favorite method below. I find that it yields a nicer color.

 

How to dry your hydrangreas

1.) Cut your stems so they are about 12 inches long.

2.) Remove all of the leaves from the stems.

3.) Place them in a vase of about 1-2 inches of water.

4.) Place the vase out of direct sunlight and allow the water to evaporate (about 1-2 weeks). This will naturally dry out your hydrangeas.

How to dry your hydrangeas

You can arrange your dried hydrangeas in vases, baskets or even make a dried hydrangea wreath. The muted tones are beautiful all year long!

 

My door basket below is sold out but here is a similar one I’ve linked below.

Click here for door basket

How to dry your hydrangeas

For more home and gardening posts check out

How to create a thoughtful housewarming gift

How To Start a Garden for Beginners

How to style your bookcases

 

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