Tuesday, July 25

Cocktails on the Farm

Cocktails on the Farm
We have so many cute farms around Springfield, MO.  You may remember my post about Millsap pizza night a while back.  They take ingredients from the farm and allow the community to come out and enjoy pizza and music.  Another favorite place of mine is Urban Roots Farm.  This farm is located within the city and they make stellar use of the land.  Cocktails on the Farm is an event they host and it is so much fun!  I had the pleasure of meeting up with some friends for the last one and we learned how to make some delicious cocktails using, you guessed it, produce from the farm and locally brewed beers!

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The "full circle" was possibly my favorite.  I never would have imagined tequila and onion shrub in the same beverage but it was so good!  Also, how cute is Jacki?  Geez.  She is a friend I don't get to spend a ton of time with, but whenever we do it's like we never missed a beat.

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This event was ladies only which is always a great excuse to round up all the lady friends and enjoy the evening.  I seriously have so much fun and learn something new every time I attend!  I'm hoping to start volunteering when my schedule will allow, but for now I'll just enjoy the event when I can!

  

Tuesday, July 18

Styling Plants Around the Home

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I think at this point most of us can agree that plants bring a fresh and calming element into the home... not to mention the fact that they're extremely addictive.  I enjoy seeing how others style plants around the house, so I thought I'd share some of my favorite green spots!

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My favorite way to display smaller plants is in a fun grouping.  I love collecting fun planters and mugs and mixing them in with more traditional pots.  Throwing in little unexpected touches like this wooden bonsai tree from Under the Shade of a Bonsai Tree and the vintage kid's "chow chow train" are so much fun to me!

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Snapshots Plants Since my living room is starting to feel like full on crazy plant lady status, I like to balance out my quirky vignettes with some more uniform and traditional groupings.  Basically, that's just so I can add allllll of the fun displays my vintage loving heart desires!

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I do tend to keep the dining room and bedroom a little more traditional, so I guess I go a little extra overboard in the living room.  😉

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I get asked a lot where I find a lot of my planters, baskets, etc. and the answer is almost always SECOND HAND SHOPS.  Places in your town like Goodwill or smaller thrift shops are usually great for $0.25 baskets and fun mugs.

Oh, and there are some places in my house where I'm not above styling with fake plants.  If there are places where I continue to kill plants over and over, I'll get some plastic guys to round out the bare spots.

I hope this was a fun read!  I just love seeing other people's home decor style, so if you have any links to yours, please leave them in the comments.

Also!  One more thing: one of our future projects might be white washing our bedroom floor.  You can see how rough it is in the photo above-- we have quite a bit of that happening.  Have any of you had good experiences with a project like this?  I need a good push!


Tuesday, July 11

Shop My Vintage on Whurl!

Vintage Pretties 
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(photos by Allison Marshall/Wonderlass)

I have some vintage goodies over on the ShopWhurl app right now!  I've been meaning to clear more out of my closet for some time and this is a great way to buy and sell vintage!  Actually, the app is kind of addicting and I've been buying more clothes than maybe I should.  Ha!  I guess that's the cycle.  😉   Purge a little... buy a little...

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(photos by Elise Abigail Photography)

Have a peep and see if there's anything you can't live without!  I'm in the process of redoing my clothing/craft room, so getting as much out of there as possible is ideal!  Happy shopping!

  




**Oh, and I'm pretty sure the app doesn't work for Android--sorry, guys.

Friday, July 7

Weekly Wears: Betty and Veronica

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Guys.  I'm in love with a jumpsuit.  I haven't owned a jumpsuit yet that I feel comfortable in... until now.  Hooray for stepping out of your box and discovering something new!  It can be hard for me not to just throw on a skirt and top in the summer, so this feels big for me... ya know, in the way of dressing myself.  😉

Jumpsuit: c/o Betty and Veronica // Bag: c/o Kelly Moore // Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens // Pin: Nostalgia Vault // Scarf: vintage

So, I haven't asked this in a while: what are you guys watching right now?  I keep starting shows that I like in the beginning, but I get bored quickly.  We did just finish "Glow" last week and I loved that one!  Gimme your recommendations!  We have Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, so keep that in mind!

Happy weekend, friends!


Wednesday, June 21

June Garden

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Summer is flying by and my garden is starting to produce some lovely things!  I figured it was time for a peek at what I'm growing this year and what's proving to be successful so far.

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The strawberries I planted last year have quadrupled in size.  I'm guessing in the next year or two I'll have an entire box of strawberries.  I went ahead and bought netting to keep the birds from nibbling our berries and that's been successful.  The ants (or whatever else) I have under the netting are still getting their fill of ripe strawberries, though.  Boo.

I have 5 tomato plants that have lots of green guys but haven't quite ripened yet.  I am excited for them... it's almost salsa season!

The brussels sprouts came back this year but I'm not holding my breath on those.  I ended up with very tall stalks and baby brussels last year, but nothing ever really happened past that.  We'll see how this season goes.

My squash has blossoms like crazy and I've planted more flowers and a bee balm plant near them, so hopefully I will actually get some squash this year.  I tried hand pollination last year but I'm hoping the bees and wind will go ahead and do that job for me!

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My cilantro, rhubarb, and peas are doing great!  I planted onions and a green bean bush (?) for the first time, so we'll see how those do.  My peppers are flowering but I'm still waiting on buds.

Anywho, this is the first exciting stage of the year for me when it comes to gardening.  Most fruits and veggies are either green or flowering, and I get to sit by and see what works and what I will need to change next year.  Also, if you know of any other ways to utilize rhubarb besides pie, please let me know.  I have no idea how else to use it but have a TON!


Wednesday, June 14

Kittens!

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Mooni had her kittens a few weeks ago, so I thought I'd give a proper update on how it's going. Firstly, this is all new to us.  I have spent many hours Googling info about teeny tiny kittens because I really didn't know the first thing about them.  So far, their mama does all the work and we get to play with little mewing babies.  The kittens can't go to the bathroom on their own yet, so we'll see how having 9 cats in the house goes here in a couple of weeks when we start litter box training them.  It makes me kind of anxious to think about, so right now I'm just pushing that out of my mind.  😉

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It really has been so fun to have them around so far.  Having a bad day?  Go in and see the kittens and see how you feel.  Having a great day?  Go in and see the kittens and see how you feel.

The girls are smitten with our one stripy baby, but I've gotten attached to a fluffy black one with white toes.  Moonstone will be going in to get spayed as soon as the vet says she's ready.  That's another thing I've learned-- females can get pregnant SO YOUNG.

Anyway, if you want to see them in action you can follow my IG stories.  I try to post an update everyday.  Happy Wednesday, friends!