Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Creating a Bright and Happy Home

There is just something about January that makes me want to clean out clutter; do a little deep cleaning, and brighten up my home.   Am I the only one who feels this way in January?

Hello Sweet Friends, It is a fresh lemonade kind of day here at the farmhouse.

Even if they are fake....like these are, still brings brightness to a home

I love making my home happy and bright.

By simply adding fresh flowers to each room.

By hanging a boxwood wreath over our dresser, adds a little greenery. 

Painting a wood cabinet pebble gray ~ freshens up an old piece.

I love how fresh and bright my laundry room is... 
My desk to the right, it is my favorite place to think, 
to write, to paint with watercolors  and to read.
I plan to paint the legs and skirt of this desk pebble gray.

Adding a new comforter that was on clearance for thirty four dollars,
 is a sweet way to brighten up a room. Floral prints is making a come back this year.

Well, that is all I have for you. I hope that your year is off to a great start, and would love to hear if you are making fresh new changes in your home.

All things new,

God...made childhood joyous, full of life, bubbling over with 
laughter, playful, bright and sunny. 
We should put into their childhood days just as much 
sunshine and gladness, just as much cheerful pleasure as possible. 

Pour in the sunshine about them in youth. Let them be happy, 

encourage all innocent joy, provide pleasant games for them, 
romp and play with them; be a child again among them. 
Then God's blessing will come upon your home, 
and your children will grow up sunny-hearted, 
gentle, affectionate, joyous themselves and joy-bearers to the world.   
by J.R. Miller


  1. I love cleaning out and organizing too:)

  2. Hurrah for yellow! Especially this time of year. Plus I'm a lemon lover, :)

    Lovely photos - made me smile.

    1. Hello Leigh, so good to see your comment. I have been missing you. I love yellow as well it brighten up a room.

  3. I will try not to envy. ☺😊 It is beautiful. I use to get fresh flowers weekly. I don't to save money but I'm planning on planting a wildfower garden so I can have them.

    1. I find flowers on clearance at Kroger's, last week I was able to found some for 99 cents each. This past week I found some for $2.49 each. That is how I am able to put flowers here and there. Wildflowers are one of my favorites to plant along with zinnias. Thank you sweet Chrissy.

  4. I love decorating with fresh flowers too. Also this winter I discovered growing Wheatgrass which is a super fun and cheap way to bring some fresh/brightness into your home. I also am very blessed to have a lot of big windows which we do not cover with blinds and drapes. I love the sunshine that pours in!

    1. Hello Abbi, so good to see you once again! Ewww my daughter has large big windows everywhere..I love them. You are very blessed. I love the sunshine to pour in as well.

  5. I wish my home was as clean and bright as yours seems to be.

    1. Aww ya know I use to think that way, then I decided to work towards it in my home. It's far from where I would like it to be. But little by little it is getting there and so can yours.
      Be inspired sweet friend.

  6. Yes, I do the same! I think the Christmas clutter creeps in around here. We are busy. Decorations are everywhere. We shop more than usual. Gifts are bought & stored to be given away. Gifts are given to us & must be done something with as well. I LOVE the season, but am ready in January to start anew!


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