In the middle of winter when the Christmas greenery has been taken down but it’s not yet time for spring planting, I find myself craving the color and life found in houseplants. This is a perfect time of year to dive into what it takes to create a home full of thriving houseplants, and there’s no one better to discuss this with than Maria of Growing Joy Podcast, a self-proclaimed Plant Lady. If you consider yourself a plant killer, you are in good company because both Maria and I have had our fair share of plant fails. May this episode inspire you to try a new plant variety or tending method as you grow your houseplant collection.
The joy of giving and receiving gifts is such a beautiful part of Christmas, but this time of year can quickly leave our homes overflowing with clutter. Dawn of The Minimal Mom joined me earlier this year on the podcast to chat about decluttering and minimalism, and you all loved our conversation, so I knew this topic would be a perfect opportunity for Dawn to join me on the podcast again! We chat about making Christmas fun and exciting for our families without getting caught up in the accumulation of stuff. But don’t let the word “minimal” fool you; this discussion is less about how minimally decorated our homes look and more about how truly peaceful our homes feel. If you are ready to embrace the upcoming holiday season without the stress and overwhelm, this conversation is for you!
I love talking about home decor on my podcast every now and then because I think it is such a beautiful part of being a homemaker. As the Christmas season quickly approaches, I am excited to bring you this conversation all about cultivating elegance and beauty in your home for Christmas without spending a fortune. Emily of Handmade Farmhouse has a way of adding beautiful touches to everything she does, so I knew she would lend the perfect inspiration to this conversation. This episode is FULL of practical ideas, simple DIYs, and affordable ways to bring the magic and wonder of Christmas to your home this season.
New homes come with many modern conveniences, but there is a depth of character in old homes that is hard to replicate in new construction. It is no secret that I have a love for older homes, so I’m excited to bring my friend Paige back on the podcast to chat with me all about why we both choose to live in old homes. Not only do we talk about why we love them, we dive into how you can approach your own purchase and renovation. Even if buying an old home is not on your radar, stay tuned until the end of our conversation because Paige gives some incredibly valuable budgeting and planning advice that can apply to anyone’s home!
One of my favorite parts of homemaking is curating beautiful decor in my home. It’s no secret that I love coming across a great vintage find at an antique shop or on Facebook Marketplace. I’m so glad to have Deb of Seeking Lavender Lane joining me on the podcast again to talk all about how you can curate an elegant, vintage look in your own home without making it feel cluttered or junky. For those who aren’t sure if decorating with vintage pieces is right for them, we chat about defining your style and honing in on what you truly love. This is such a fun and practical discussion for anyone hoping to take their home decor to the next level!
Over the last decade, the modern farmhouse style has become extremely popular in home decor. The all white paint and minimal aesthetic is easily achieved which is part of why people have been so attracted to it. Now we are starting to see people trade in the all white look for warmth, coziness, color, pattern. People want their spaces to feel elevated and timeless and unique. Liz Quick of The Quick Journey joins me to discuss the good elements that came out of the modern farmhouse craze and how to achieve a more classic decor foundation in your home. I know that my own personal home decor style has evolved over the years, and I hope that this conversation will inspire you as you consider building a timeless foundation of beautiful decor in your own home.
Looking for an older home can be scary and exciting all at the same time. What are the most important characteristics to look for? How do you know which flaws are deal breakers? Cathy and Garrett have been renovating and restoring homes for over a decade, so they have seen the good, bad, and ugly of old houses. In our conversation, they answer some of the most common questions I get about shopping for an old farmhouse. This topic can be intimidating to someone unfamiliar with this realm, but Cathy and Garrett break it down in such an approachable way. Maybe you have no intention of purchasing an old farmhouse, but you want to add that vintage charm to your existing home– Cathy and Garrett have some great tips for that, too!
Curating a home decor style that feels collected takes time and intention. Amanda of Sincerely Marie Designs has done a beautiful job achieving this look and feel in her home, and she is joining me to talk about one of my favorite topics: decorating your home with vintage and antique pieces. Many of our current home inspiration sources — HGTV, Pinterest, Instagram — can give us the unrealistic expectation that our home decor should be perfectly put together all at once. Amanda and I discuss how there is actually so much beauty in slowly piecing together your decor over time. We are sharing some practical tips for how you can source and incorporate antique, handmade, and repurposed pieces into your own home.
friend, Andrea, of Pine and Prospect Home is joining me for this conversation on giving your home a refresh for spring without spending a ton of money. Andrea is the queen of thrifty decor, and everything she creates looks high-dollar. We’re sharing some of our best tips for curating a beautiful home that reflects your taste and style all while staying within your budget. Whether you are simply looking for a few affordable ideas to welcome spring into your home or you are taking on a large renovation project, you’ll come away from this conversation with fresh DIY inspiration!