Tuesday, December 31, 2019

NEW YEARS EVE 2019


Another year has come and gone. Did this year fly by for anyone else?
It was a great year for us at Country Girl Home. we had a fun year full of time together as a family and made lots of memories. 


I don't usually decorate for NYE but I wanted to make this one fun and spacial. We don't have many more together since my kids are growing up so darn fast so I try to make each holiday memorable.









 I got these cute free printable clock faces off Pinterest.
The gold circle confetti is from Hobby Lobby
Cutting Board is from Crafts2you


Midnight letters and Ledgie are both from KRUMPETS home decor or Devanie.at.home you can use the code COUNTRYGIRLHOME for 10% off your order!


 Galvanized chargers are from Kirklands
Clock and wood cake stand are from Rodworks


HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I hope 2020 brings you much health, happiness and love
xoxox
Lindsay

Monday, December 16, 2019

HOLIDAY HOUSE WALK-BEDROOM


Do you decorate the bedrooms in your home?
I love adding a little Christmas cheer to each room in our home.


This tree was out in or family room last Christmas. But this year I wanted to put it in our master bedroom. I/m so glad I did. I used neutral ornaments with some faux juniper stems, brass bells, frosted mini pine cone stems and blue berries.


I usually have some sort of blue in my room so i kept it simple and cozy by adding some juniper stems on our night stand and a wreath above our bed.



Blue, white and mercury glass ornaments in a bowl make it feel like Christmas in our room.


 I just love the reflection of the tree in this little mirror. 


The basket weave tree color was a new addition this year. I like it better than tree skirts because it doesn't get caught in the vacuum,  I never have to straighten it.


I made a swag to hang on the art on my wall.


Throw a cozy knitted fur trimmed blanket on the bed and you've got yourself a cozy Christmas bedroom


I added some bells and blue berry stems to this faux wreath.



Thanks for stopping by. Have a happy Holiday season.
Lindsay

Thursday, December 5, 2019

CRANBERRY AND CANDLE TABLESCAPE



Merry Christmas!
Is December flying by for anyone else? Before we know it Christmas will be here!


Today I'm so excited to be sharing my Christmas tablescapes with these gorgeous brass caged candle holders from COTTAGE & THISTLE on of my favorite small shops.


Aren't they gorgeous!!
I knew right when I get these in October that I wanted to use them for a Christmas table centerpiece.


I made these little mini wood hand painted gingerbread houses last week for a fun little DIY craft. Aren't they fun on each table setting.


You can get these beautiful caged Candle holders HERE

Vanessa, the shop owner is such a sweetie and has such great home decor items. Be sure to go check out her shop.


Red white and greens are all over my house an I absolutely love it!


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xoxoxo
Lindsay


HOLIDAY HOUSE WALK 2019-FAMILY ROOM


Welcome to our our home. I hope that you are enjoying your holiday season.
This year my theme is country, vintage, classic Christmas.

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The tradional red, green and white colors were what I settled on. I love the pops of red. I have to have some kind of red in my home in December



My kithcen even got a few Christmas touches. I made a hot cocoa bar for the kids, oh and for me too!
I have cozy gingham and knot pillows on the couches and lots of warm soft blankets for snuggling in front of the Christmas tree.



Ill be honest and say that I've done about 3 different tablescapes for Christmas. I know but I have been having so much fun decorating!



My corner fireplace is a hard one to decorate because its in a corner!! I don't love this space but I have to work with what I've got. I layered some of my favorite signs. Hung a pretty wreath and a felt ball garland, bottle brush trees and hung our Pottery Barn stockings by the fire place of course!


Don't you just love the layered signs!! I have a thing for signs, they are one of my favorite home decor items. 


I love this flocked tree so much. I ordered it online last year and it did not disappoint!


Brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things! I made this tree box from Kristen @ EllaClaire blogs tutorial. It was so easy and fun to make. 



Now Im going to sit by the fire and Christmas tree and drink some hot cocoa. Ok not really, that's what I want to do but I'm going to go do some laundry.
 Thats the life of a mom for ya.


Thanks for being here!
Happy Holidays
Lindsay

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

HOMEMADE HOT CHOCOLATE



Do you love cot chocolate as much as I do?
Well today I'm sharing my favorite easy homemade hot chocolate recipe with you 


HOMEMADE HOT CHOCOLATE RECIPE
Ingredients
·      1 Tablespoon Hershey’s cocoa powder 

·      1/3 cup white sugar (use 1/4 cup sugar if you like your hot chocolate less sweet)
·      1 3/4 cups milk
·      1/4 cup milk (to be used separately from other milk)

Directions:
1. Stir together the cocoa powder & sugar in a medium saucepan.
2. The cocoa powder will be lumpy, and that’s normal. Just blended them together well.
3. Add 1/4 cup of milk, you can use any kind of milk.
4. The cocoa and milk won’t mix together well. You can change that by applying heat.  Bring the mixture to a low boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly.  
5. I let it boil for a minute or two, until the sugar is dissolved.  Don’t let it burn! Continue stirring!

6. Once it’s all mixed together, I add the rest of the milk

Adding the cold milk will drop the temperature so you’ll need to turn the heat back up to get it hot again.  
Serve in a cup hot chocolate mug or cute cups like these cappuccino cups from Sweezy on Amazon.


 I like to top my hot cocoa with some whipping cream and cinnamon


You can also add some crushed up candy canes for a peppermint flavor



Have fun adding other flavors to your hot cocoa. The possibilities are endless!


Enjoy your cup of yummy Hot Chocolate!
Have a great day.
xoxoxo
Lindsay

Friday, November 22, 2019

CINNAMON PULL APART BREAD


I love baking in the winter time don't you?
I love the smell of fresh baked goods coming out of the oven, mmmmmmm!
Today I am sharing these yummy and easy cinnamon pull apart breads.


This bread is so easy!

 Bread ingredients:

1 can of Pillsbury big flaky biscuits.
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar 
2 tablespoons of cinnamon
2 tablespoons melted butter
mini aluminum bread pans

Frosting:
1/2 cup powered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tablespoons milk
mix together till smooth



Start by heating your over to 350. While your oven is heating up, open your biscuits and use a pair of kitchen scissors to cut each biscuit into small bite sized pieces put onto a plate or bowl.


Next mix all your sugars and cinnamon together in  gallon sized zip lock bag. Add in your biscuit pieces and coat all the pieces by shaking the sealed bag.

Next spray the mini pans with cooking spray. Split up your dough piece into the 3 pans.
Pour the melted butter evenly over the dough.

Place in preheated oven for 30 minutes.Make sure to check the middle with a fork to make sure bread is cooked all the way through.


Mix together ingredients for the frosting and pour over the bread.
enjoy!


I cut 1/4 of a loaf and added some powered sugar on top, it was so yummy. I'll be saving the other 2 loafs for my kids when they get home from school.



Our whole house smelled like cinnamon today


These would be a yummy Christmas morning with some hot cocoa or Chocolate milk.


Happy baking!
Thanks for being here.
xoxoxo
Lindsay



Thursday, November 21, 2019

DIY CHRISTMAS ADVENT AND MINI WREATHS




You guys Christmas is next month! Can you even believe it?
I'm so excited to be sharing my DIY Christmas Advent with you today.

Last Christmas my theme was rustic glam neutral greens, creams and whites. 

This years theme is Red, cream and green Country Vintage Christmas
I've always loved bottle brush trees and I have a pretty good collection now. Most of these are from Hobby Lobby and Amazon






I always buy my kids those cheep chocolate advents to count down to Christmas but this advent is more to focus more on the Savior and service.

Each day we will read a scripture about Christmas/Jesus Christ and try to do an act of service.


This advent took some time, I'm not going to lie. I love all the little details. 



 I wanted our advent to be somewhere we can see it everyday.



MINI WREATH TUTORIAL

These mini wreaths are so fun and easy to make. They add so much to my Christmas advent and they would be so cute on a place setting on a Christmas tablescape

Items needed:
mini grapevine wreaths (Michael's craft store)
craft wire
wire cutters
festive ribbon
 small metal bells (Amazon)
greenery stems(Hobby Lobby)


I started by pulling a small stem off the greenery stem you'll just need 2 to cover the wreath
I simply tucked the large end of greenery into the wire already on the wreath. 



Next wrap the stem along the wreath then attach it to the wreath with the craft wire.
 continue with the other stem.
Then you can either use twine or the craft wire to attach the bell to the wreath. String some festive ribbon thru the wreath and hang.


This was such a fun project  and I can't wait from December 1st to start our Christmas advent wiht my kids!



 These cute Christmas advent tags are from My Mind's Eye peper goods.


Thanks for being here and for your kindness and support!
xoxo
Lindsay