Ratio Coffee’s Thermal Carafe

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetHi everyone! I know I wrote a blog a while back about our Ratio Coffee maker, but now they have come out with a thermal carafe that is a game changer! I found myself microwaving my cup of coffee over and over again. And if you yourself love warm coffee as well you know what I mean when I say it changes its taste, and well turns awful in no time with a lingering bad taste in your mouth!

We couldn’t be happier with the new thermal carafe from Ratio Coffee. Coffee now is warmer longer, and I find myself enjoying hot cup after hot cup in the morning 🙂

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I also wanted to share how this thermal carafe can function as a stand alone pour-over coffee maker! The porcelain dripper combines an elegant design with quality in a simple to use design. I used our electric teapot and loved this pour over design for a delicious afternoon pot of coffee for us both to enjoy.

Thank you all for stopping by and reading another post on our love for coffee and Ratio Coffee’s quality products! I am SO excited to announce Ratio Coffee would love to gift one of you this Thermal Carafe with Dripper! YA!! To enter please check my Instagram post with photo of Carafe and read for rules to enter. Thank you all again and good luck! Contest ends October 12, 2018.

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Grandma Loves Grove

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I know I mention Grove Collaborative every couple of month, but this time I asked my grandmother to share more about what she loves about Grove, and how she cleans because lets face it, sometimes you have to ask the pro’s.  And her home is by far 10x cleaner than mine! She signed up for Grove after readying one of my blog posts maybe about a year ago.  I chose Grove because I love the convenience of picking out what I need and having it shipped to our home without the hassle of adding things to the grocery list with two young boys.  I even dread waiting in line to check out, and rarely bring a shopping list.  I am bound to forget things we need for meals for the week, that not having to remember to get paper towel, soap, vitamins, you name it, I now order that all through Grove! (insert all the praise hands!)

  1. Sign up for Grove Collaborative here.  You will receive the set (Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap, dish soap, and multi-surface spray your choice of fall scent, and the Grove dish brush) all for free when you sign up!
  2. To receive this offer, your order needs to be a minimum of $20. Choose the combination of products and scents you love and receive your first box within a few days. And if you spend 39$ you get a FREE caddy!  I love this to keep my cleaning supplies together and organized!
  3. You made it! Click Finish & Pay and place your order 🙂

Alright, now that you know a little more about Grove, here are a few things she loves.

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Method Wood for Good Daily Clean.  She uses this to dust/clean all wood surfaces with a Grove microfiber rag.  She keeps this rag with the surface cleaner together so it is always ready to go for a quick cleaning!

 

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Next, I had never seen this before is the Real Simple Stainless Cleaner and Protectant. She actually polishes the inside and out of her dishwasher! Golly, I wish mine looked half this good!  And of course all other stainless appliances like her stove and refrigerator.

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If you have read these post before, you know about my love for the orange & rosemary concentrate. She uses her glass Grove bottle like mine and always has it mixed and ready to go.  This too she keeps with its own microfiber rag ready to rock and roll!

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Lastly for a quick shower and toilet cleaning, she loves the smell of Method daily shower and the method antibac toliet cleaner.  T. he shower cleaner is a no rinse easy quick cleaning as well! I haven’t tried these before, but now I think they will be on my next order!

Also, I thought I would add a few Q/A’s below just to help you understand a little more.

         How do auto-shipments work?

You choose your shipment date and can adjust as needed. We suggest products you may want, while shipments are 100% customizable.

 

         Can I skip a shipment?

Absolutely! Just head over to your cart and move your shipment to next month or schedule a custom date

 

        How does the VIP program work?

As a VIP, you’ll get unlimited free shipping and returns, free gifts and early access to new products! You’ll get a free 60 day trial with your first purchase and if you love it, you can join at $19.99/year. You can cancel at any time!

 

        Do I have to be a VIP member to shop Grove?

Absolutely not. If you don’t want the perks of our VIP program, you can still shop Grove and get the products you love!

Don’t forget to click the link here for your free gift set!

Hopefully this may answer some questions you have, and as always thank you all again for stopping by, and hoping you all have a lovely day and week!!

FREE OFFER!

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CLICK HERE TO TRY THE FREE OFFER FROM GROVE!

But keep reading if you would like to hear more about it 🙂

When you place your first order of $20, you’ll get the set in your choice of scents — you can even mix and match if you like:

If you’re wondering what in the world you would want to spend 20$ on to get your first order in, let me list a few of my quick favorites!  The microfiber cloth, the grove cleaning concentrate (the orange rosemary three pack I mix in their glass spray bottle and use it on everyttthinnngggg), vitamins, chap stick, etc!  I’m pretty sure you hit that 20$ by now!

Click this link here to get the free offer!!

If you’re already a Grove customer we haven’t forgotten about you!  You’ll get a free set of Grove walnut scrubbers here!

Okay, but if you’re wondering what is Grove Collaborative let me explain.  Grove Collaborative ships items you pick at same if not lower prices than you can find them in stores with FREE shipping!

The Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap, dish soap, and lotion come in matching scents so you can fill your entire home with your favorite scent. All the products are non-toxic and made with plant- derived ingredients, so I feel good about using them with my family.

The set also includes a lovely Grove Collaborative cleaning caddy in my photos above!

This set is a perfect example of why I love Grove: They offer an amazing selection of the best natural household products from both their house brand and favorites like Mrs. Meyer’s, Seventh Generation, and Caldrea.   Plus, they remember what you like and ship it to your doorstep, on your schedule. There’s no fee to join — you only pay for the products you buy (and the prices are always lower than my local grocery store).

I also just started trying their vitamins and probiotics for myself and the kids.  Lets just say we are ALL hooked!

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What are you waiting for? Grab your FREE gift now:

  1. Sign up for Grove Collaborative here.  You will receive the set for free when you sign up!
  2. To receive this offer, your order needs to be a minimum of $20. Choose the combination of products and scents you love and receive your first box within a few days.
  3. You made it! Click Finish & Pay and place your order 🙂

Also, I thought I would add a few Q/A’s below just to help you understand a little more.

         How do auto-shipments work?

You choose your shipment date and can adjust as needed. We suggest products you may want, while shipments are 100% customizable.

 

         Can I skip a shipment?

Absolutely! Just head over to your cart and move your shipment to next month or schedule a custom date

 

        How does the VIP program work?

As a VIP, you’ll get unlimited free shipping and returns, free gifts and early access to new products! You’ll get a free 60 day trial with your first purchase and if you love it, you can join at $19.99/year. You can cancel at any time!

 

        Do I have to be a VIP member to shop Grove?

Absolutely not. If you don’t want the perks of our VIP program, you can still shop Grove and get the products you love!

Don’t forget to click the link here for your free gift set!

Hopefully this may answer some questions you have, and as always thank you all again for stopping by, and hoping you all have a lovely day and week!!

Backyard Patio Refresh!

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Now of course, I wish I had a before photo. And I always seem to say that! But here, I did find this one.  You can see the plain square edges of the patio without any life or softness around it!

Now how did this all begin.  Well folks, I took our one year old with me in the truck, and headed to Greenleaf Landscape supply.  I had no idea what I was going to get or how to even go about this big project, but you have to start somewhere right?!

Lucky for me I found some amazing help!  And if you’ve been wanting to do a big landscaping project, but don’t know where to begin, I HIGHLY recommend going to Greenleaf and talking to Anne!   I told her I wanted to do a flagstone walk way and that was about it!  I am so lucky to have met her and for her advice on how to go about the whole project.  (It was a little more complicated than I imagined!). But I am still so glad we did it, and that we did it right.

Okay, so what did I pick and how did we do it?

First off, there are mannnyyy different choices of flagstone (also I did not know this either!).  You can take a look at the Greenleaf’s website here to find all their selections available.  I ended up going with their Carmel Mint flagstone.  The photos do make it look purple, and more colorful that I was looking for, but in person I think it’s perfect!  I wanted a stone that wouldn’t chip easily, and that also looked irregular for a very natural looking walkway.

Now once we got these stones home, we had a lot of work to do!  First we shoveled off the sod and leveled the walk how we would like it.  Next we laid landscape fabric down and laid the stone how we would like them to look.  Then hubby brought over a load of sand to set the stone.  I will say Greenleaf suggested we use “chips and dust,” and if you are doing this I would listen to them!  We didn’t have chips and dust, and with a topper on our truck right now I couldn’t bring a bucket load home.  Plus we already have sand on this property so we thought we would give that a whirl.  (But do as I say, not as I do ;-P). The goal is to get these flat stone from moving as you walk on them.  So having them good and set is very important!  They hubby drove the tractor over them to push them down in the sand, and we also wet the sand to make it hard. (Again not sure if that was all right, just being honest in what we did!). The next day bought just a few bags of pea stone from a local store and sprinkled them between the stones.

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And their you have it!  The walk way is done!

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Now onto the plants!  My sweet friend and neighbor with Contained Gardens helped me design this little area.  I purchased the number of plants I needed with her, and kept it simple, low maintenance, and most importantly- budget friendly! I know I also reached out to my friends on social media for input on what plants to get.  And you know you guys were completely 50/50!  I ended up going with hydrangeas invincible wee whites. Which grow to 1-2.5 feet tall.  They are a dwarf Annabelle (the classic white hardy hydrangea), and I love them lining the walkway!  Next, I chose boxwood to line the patio.  I love how they stay green year round, and how I can pick small springs for the holidays! And did I mention, BOTH should be completely no maintenance?!  HAPPY DANCE!

As always, thank you for stopping by and let me know if you have any questions!

My Boy’s

Hey you guys!  Father’s Day is just around the corner, and I wanted to quickly share with you all a beautiful gift idea I did to surprise my husband this year.

My sweet friend Amy Carroll blew me away with this photos she captured just a few weeks ago despite the most unhappy two boys I’ve seen in a while.  And by unhappy, I mean total crabby butts if you know what I mean.

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I can’t get over my three boys sitting here on the barn Doug built last summer.  Talk about a full heart <3.

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I mean look, I told you they were crabby!  Insert baby Gus screaming here. (and insert eye rolling emoji here too please).  Good thing dad’s can ignore screaming so well ;-P.

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This barn behind Doug and the boys in the last few photos was once a red pole barn.  This summer he is taking the time to redo this one and make it a boys retreat for years to come or memories they will make :). And hopefully building momma cute things in here too ;-P!

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I spy one pretty cute dimple there Gus Gus!

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Woodrow finally warmed up after a drive to the farm.  The barn behind him was my grandfather, Auburn Olin’s, now owned by my Uncle Doug.   I am so happy to still see it in the family, and I hope someday to capture my Auburn right here too :).

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I worked together with Artifact Uprising and they are offering 15% off to my followers! Hooray!  Use code MF15 to get your last minute gift idea for either you or him!

Schoolhouse Living Home Tour

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I love adding a little of spring/summer to the home with little touches throughout. I try keeping a clean, minimalist design with a timeless feel to our home with minor changes to make a dramatic change I crave.  And a few years ago I began my love for Schoolhouse.   I knew I wanted a few heirloom pieces for our home, and now I am happy to share the few pieces I’ve added!  I would like to take you all through a small tour of our home while pointing out a few decisions in our design, and a few products I love!

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Welcome to our mudroom.  This was the dinning room when we bought the home, but if there was thing I knew I wanted, it was a family.  And well, a mudroom.  With three boys living here now three years later, I must say- this was the best decision EVER.

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Looking to the right you see our kitchen! Just over a year ago we remodeled this part of the home.  It was one of the last projects, and well worth the wait!

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While standing in the kitchen and mudroom, just to the east is our dining room.  This room was at one time another living space, but opening up this wall and exposing this chimney buried behind closet and the laundry was another one of the best decisions we decisions we made! (And yes the laundry room was in the kitchen…YUCK!)  We also moved the stairwell to the middle of the home shown above, and opened that doorway even more to give an open feel.  I love coming down in the morning to the kitchen/dining area, and how the heat rises in the winter from our wood burning stove in this room.

 

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I just want to take a second to point out this light from Schoolhouse.  The base is a Newbury 4in, and the shade is made on banks of the Monongahela River in West Virginia. Each one is individually hand-blown in antique cast-iron moulds using traditional methods over 150 years old.  Insert all the heart eyes emoji when I found this light!

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This clock is the Kennedy clock in brass with a white face.  The quality of this clock you can feel and see with your own eyes and hands that no photo can portray.  I am in love with its timeless look and classic design that will never go out of style.

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Meet Jack. I fell in love with this chair months and months ago.  I tossed and turned thinking over and over if this chair would be one I loved for years and years to come.  I’ve never spent so many hard earned dollars on a chair in my life.  I posted on my Instagram stories my love for this chair, a fellow follower wrote me.  She said this is something your children will remember.  When they look back at their childhood and home, they will remember moms chair and never forget it.

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Just to the top of the stairs you’ll find my grandmother’s dresser.  When we designed the upstairs I planned this tiny little space just for this!

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We also turned the tiny three bedrooms upstairs into one large bedroom (our master pictured below), a small bathroom, and one other smaller bedroom.

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I wanted our bedroom to be a retreat.  I just added this coverlet to provide that extra weight without too much warmth for those spring/summer/fall months.  This is the Popcorn Grid Coverlet that is a new release to the Schoolhouse spring collection.  It is made using traditional techniques by a family-owned textile factory in New England with over a century of popcorn chenille weaving expertise.  I love the story behind the products I chose and hope you do too 🙂

I am SO thankful my sweet friend Jenna with Jenna Borst Photography came out with her talents to bring you this!   It may have taken me a day and a half to just pick up this place and six loads of laundry, but it was worth it!

And lastly, if you would love to read more about me and our story, I am honored to be featured on Schoolhouse Living.  You can read more here.

 

Have a wonderful day, and thank you as always for stopping by!

 

Fan-tastic

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Hi you guys

I am so excited to finally share the playroom makeover, AND our new ceiling fan!  I can not tell you how much it changes a room having a ceiling fan updated!  I am SO impressed with Hunter Fan Company and their new designs.

I chose the Cranbook in gloss black with the walnut blades face down.  I have to be honest it was a close call between a few, but I love this simple classic design, and mood lighting.  I call it “mood” lighting because the light gives a simple glow.  We have skylights and many windows in this room, but in the evening the gentle glow is perfect for movie time!

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Let me know if you have any questions, and as always, thank you for stopping by!

The Sofa Makeover

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Hind site is always 20/20 I tell you what.  I am so disappointed in myself for not taking a before photo of our old IKEA sofa to really show you a good before and after.  But just picture a very very ugly and dirty cover from two kids, a dog, and a husband ;-P.  Well, I am so happy to show you our new slip cover from Bemz!

If you haven’t heard of Bemz, they made custom slip covers for IKEA furniture. Whether it be a chair, sofa, bed, pillows, dinning chairs, you name it- they make it!

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After our first Bemz slip cover for our Farlov sofa, I was hooked.  It has been over a year and I am still obsessed with it!  It has held up amazing with kids/hubby/dog, and I am more than pleased.  I will say I do TRY to keep some ground rules which has helped.  Like washing your hands after dinner, and no food on the couch, but it sure has had it’s unexpected stains, and has washed up well!

Okay, back to this sofa.  This is the Erktorp sofa from IKEA.  Its cheap.  But cheap fit the bill with a new born baby, and a toddler still in diapers.  But, it’s been three years, and I couldn’t be more ready for this beautiful slip cover. I told my husband it made the couch more comfortable now.  He may have laughed at the idea, but come on?!  It’s so cute- I think I just felt more comfortable sitting there ;-P.  And, I still cringe thinking of getting it’s first stain.  I know, its inevitable with a family, and I’ve been known to spill my coffee a time or two, but hey, that’s what slip covers and a washing machine is for right?!

And just to let you know what I chose, this is the linen cover called Brera Lino Graphite in a loose country fit.  I love all the wrinkles linen brings, and the relaxed fit for a comfortable and airy playroom 🙂

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And just a little surprise- Bemz wants to offer YOU 15% off with code 15whitefarmhouse. Code valid until June 20, 2018.  Have fun shopping!

 

The Bedroom Refresh

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This post is made in partnership with Therapedic International and Agility Bed Inc.

I am so happy to finally show you the bedroom refresh you guys!  This has been a long time coming.  From our old mattress that made me roll into the middle, to the lack of sleep because of feeling SO uncomfortable, the time had come!

With our first mattress, we only had about three years of sleep before both his side and mine had big divots, and we both were struggling to find comfort on a side hill as it felt!

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We really couldn’t be more happy with our Agility mattress. My husband and I genuinely look forward to going to bed each night.  It’s that comfortable.  I have even started dreaming again and wake up feeling like I found the sleep I’ve been missing for years.  I’m talking drool down the pillow, out like a light, sound blissful sleep I didn’t know existed.  I’m a side sleeper, so support for my hips and shoulders is critical. This mattress allows heavier pressure points to sink appropriately making my whole body feel cradled, and even my hard working husband stated he feels this mattress helps with his aces and pains from hard physical labor.  We topped it off with this stain repellant mattress pad that came with a 10 yr warranty, and these TruCool Side Sleeper Pillows that keeps you cool all night long (insert all the praise hands!).

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I also want to show you a few details and sources with this bedroom.  Many have asked about our sheets! I went with white wrinkle free 450-Thread Count Sheets by Therapedic. I can not begin to tell you how good it feels slipping into bed at night! I know that last photo doesn’t do them justice, and I really should have thrown them in the dryer before putting them on just to get the packaging creases out, but I have two kids (1 and 3 yrs old) sooooo yeah.. that didn’t happen! Opps!

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The floral print on top is actually a duvet from IKEA!  The coverlet is from the Schoolhouse spring collection, and the Eurpo pillows are from Anthropologie years ago.

The gorgeous handmade pillow in the center of the bed is from one of my all time favorite easy shops The Modern Farmhouse Co.  I will be hosting a giveaway on my Instagram account this coming week, so stay tuned!

The bed I haven’t mentioned much even though we have had it for a few months because I am not so sure I should have bought it.  I purchased it from Ballard Design (which I do not recommend and had troubles with their customer service), and I am not so sure the quality matches the price tag if you know what I mean.

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The mantel was built by my friend’s husband a few year back, and the night stand was my grandparent’s passed down to me.

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These curtains I shared a few sneak peaks in my stories on Instagram.  They are by another one of my favorite Etsy shops called Not Perfect Linen. They are a family owned business who avoid programmed machines or other non-human help and try to use as much human input in the whole process as possible in order we could not only provide you with truly handmade item but also hire more seamstress who could honorably earn for a living.  It really doesn’t get any better than that 🙂

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I hope this post answers a few questions you may have had, and I hope you will consider a Therapedic Agility Bed Mattress and Therapedic accessories when its time for you to invest in good rest!

Let me know if I missed anything, and leave me any questions you have!  Thank you as always for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

 

Ratio Coffee

**All photos taken by my sweet friend Jenna with Jenna Borst Photograhy.

I am SO excited to finally share our coffee maker that many of you have inquired about!  This coffee maker is from Ratio Coffee, and I wanted to share a little more of why we chose it!

jennaborstphotography-4254To start, let me say we have gone through a coffee maker a year just about.  I know, it sickening! I felt so down about the lack of quality in machines these days.  At then I found Ratio Coffee.  They brought back high quality products with a five year warranty you just can’t beat.  Their machines a made out of precision die cast aluminum with a stainless steel head, real wood, and a glass carafe.  I chose white powder coat with walnut to tie in the kitchen and the beams in one.

Not only is this coffee maker beautiful, but it is assembled in Portland, Oregon, and I love its pour over design.

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I guess I don’t have much more to say, than that I love. It’s amazing. And you need one ;-P

Thank you again for stopping by! And as always feel free to leave me questions!