Crafts / 11.03.2018

This is a really quick and easy craft that you can do for any holiday or just for fun. I chose to make one for Easter using my Silhouette Cameo. You can use any pre-made stencil or make your own like I did with a stencil-making machine like the Silhouette Cameo or Cricuit. Supplies needed: 1 - 8" x 10" sheet of burlap (craft stores sell single sheets) craft paint (sold at Walmart or craft stores) foam brushes (sold at Walmart or craft stores) paper or plastic plate for the...

Uncategorized / 20.12.2017

Every year we pick out a real Christmas tree and this year was no different. As I was going through old pictures, I came across some of our trees in previous years so I thought it would be fun to take a look back at each one for the last 7 years. 2010 was the first year we were married and in our first house. The house had vaulted ceilings and the cut-your-own tree farm that we went to had a fixed price for any size tree. So...

Crafts, DIY / 15.12.2017

If you followed the blog for part 1 of the Christmas home tour then, you might've seen the farmhouse craft paper scroll sign in the picture below. Here's a list of the supplies you'll need: • 1 roll of brown craft paper (usually sold at Target, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, craft stores, even dollar store sometimes) • hot glue gun • jute/hemp twine • pencil • black marker • wooden dowel • scissors First, take your roll of craft paper and start rolling it out while rolling up some of the bottom to make a scroll. Roll it out just...

Uncategorized / 14.12.2017

I love to add touches of Christmas throughout our home. It makes our home feel so festive and cheery! Part 2 of the tour brings us into the kitchen where I added some greenery and some festive Rae Dunn dishes to our coffee bar area. If you missed the project where we removed an entire cabinet for this open shelf then you can read it here on the blog. It was worth it! :) Off the kitchen is our dining room where we gather when we entertain. The dining room was one of my many projects over...

Uncategorized / 06.12.2017

Every year, if you come to our house around this time of year, it's no secret that I love to decorate for Christmas. It is definitely my favorite holiday to decorate for - the bright, cheery lights, the sparkles, what's not to love! :) Each year, I change things up slightly based on what's currently inspiring me. Last year, I went with whites and faux furs. This year, I wanted to add some green and natural elements to the mix. I have to say that when the Hearth and Hand...

Uncategorized / 25.07.2017

Often times when I get inspired, I just jump right into something and start doing it. Well, that's what happened with our fireplace last Fall. You see, Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday to decorate for and I could not wait to decorate our fireplace since it's the first home we've owned that has one. I had finished painting the walls in the room a nice grey but I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with the fireplace. Should I keep it the natural brick color? Should...

Uncategorized / 13.04.2017

Home by Grace is back and under a new name: Graceful Farmhouse. The main reason for the name change was for technical reasons. My last blog name was hosted through Wordpress and wasn't an actual available .com domain name so I had to find one that I could purchase to be my own. The other reason for the name change is that Graceful Farmhouse is a better fit for describing the style of this blog and my design style. I love to decorate my home in a farmhouse style...