Coupon Code!

Hey you guys! So sorry I have been really lacking on the blogging these days!  But by popular demand, I have for you a coupon code to Roolee!

If you haven’t heard of Roolee, they are a family run business in Utah, and I have been head over heels since I found them!

They sent me over a few items to show you all, and offered a unique coupon code just for my followers! Pretty cool right?!

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First off I have to share with you my new favorite skirt of all time! This mustard color high waisted beauty is a classic that I will certainly be wearing year round!

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Next, I would love to share these hoop earrings.  I am not much of an accessory gal, but I think these have changed my thoughts on that.. LOVE!

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For the shoes, sure, its mid-winter with a foot of snow outside, but a girl can dream for longer days and summer nights can’t she?!

Now for your coupon code!! Use WFH15 for 15% your entire order! I hoped this quick try on helped some of you, and happy shopping you guys!


Meal Planning. Saving time, money, and energy

Hi friends! I felt a little worried to write a post on something I too am just learning, but after much debate, I am finally ready to talk.

I’ve spent too many years buying food that sounded good that day without much thought for the next.  I’ve further wasted too much food, time, and money with careless and haste decisions.  I know meal planning can feel a bit daunting, but I can not begin to tell you how meal planning saves time, money, and energy.

So where in the world do you begin? Well, I started by finding recipes I knew we all love. These came from my Grandma, cook books, patients at work etc. etc.   We all love a good recipe am I right?  Instead of dreaming about those recipes you will soon forget, do something about it.  Get a recipe book or container, write them down, and keep them handy.

If you’re tech savvy and love digital everything as well.  I recommend starting a Pinterest board called dinner ideas, meal planner, whatevverrrr.  Pinterest is fantastic for finding dinners that soot your family and you :).

Lastly, I take these recipes and group like meals together.  Lets say one night you are having Mexican for dinner, use a similar but different recipe for the next night! That way you aren’t dreading left overs, but you can take that seasoned chicken and put half ready to rock for the next night in the fridge! Oh, and that sour cream, salsa, guacamole can be used right on up too! Less waste, less time, and stretching your money further.  Who doesn’t love that?!

Next, here comes the timely part. Making a list. Ughhhh.  Daunting.  But this will make that dreaded grocery trip shorter.  Decreases frustrations.  And the only way to make this meal planning work.

I thought I would try to add a few go to dinners on here to get your wheels turning, so here I go:

A goal for me for 2019 was to eat more veggies. Yup. Big goal here for a family who loves their meat and potatoes am I right?  So yesterday after breakfast I whipped out our crockpot and began.

I sautéed chicken breasts on a cast iron skillet (cast iron is my favorite for so) with a tad of olive oil, garlic, celery, onion, mushroom.

Next I grabbed all the veggies we had (which a lot now that I am meal planning!) You can adjust this list however you and your family like, but I started with corn on the cob.  Drizzle oil over the ears and rub it around all sides with your hand to just barely coat the cob.  Place in bottom on crock pot.  Next I added carrots, sweet potatoes cubed, broccoli, cauliflower, and a cup of barley for a grain.  Add the chicken and everything in the pan you sautéed.  Cover with chicken broth.  I used 32 oz chicken broth and added a tad left over beef broth I had in the fridge.  This will vary greatly depending on how much you are making, but I filled our crockpot knowing I would be using every last drop in tomorrows meal 🙂


Cook on low for 8 hours, or on high for four for veggies to be tender.  If the carrots are still hard make sure they are emerged in broth and keep cooking.  No one likes crunchy carrots, believe me, they won’t ever want to eat them again.


BOOM! Dinner is complete!

Now, the next days dish might be my favorite of the two.  The next day I cut the left over veggies in tiny pieces and threw them back in the pan with the left over broth and chicken.  Re-heat everything in a sauce pan.  Then all I did was add cheese!  I used about a quarter block of cheddar and a specialty cheese from trader joes that is a mix of parmesan and aged cheddar.  YUM!  Now the key is to get last nights dinner to a boil and then put on simmer mixing the cheese in.  If you scorch the cheese it will clump up and bubble. Trust me, I learned the hard way..


(Now, don’t you dare add pre shredded cheese. You’ll kill it.  Did you know pre-packaged shredded cheese is covered with wood pulp also known as cellulose?!  Yuck.  No thank you.  Thats another topic for another day.  And just one more way to eat healthier and save money buying real blocks of cheese you just shred yourself :))

I hope these tips help some of you! I’ve been wanting to work on this for some time, and am so happy to finally get my thoughts out, but first I had to make these changes for us 🙂

Waste Less

Hi again! I can’t believe I am actually blogging again, but I have had so many things on my mind I needed to start writing them down. Finally!

I mentioned on my social media how I am working on meal planning, grocery shopping, and of course budgeting.  This all started when a kind follower messaged me asking “how do I make grocery shopping for a family of four, with only 100$ a week. Including snacks and drinks?”  Well, I had to say right then and there, if you want to eat healthy for a family on a budget, first things first, you have to think about what you are spending your hard earned money on?

My first thought, to be honest is, to say those first two things mentioned are a luxury.  And if you want to budget you have to make some sacrifices.  Snacks and drinks are not a need.  They are a want.  I chose to not buy drinks this last year, and we don’t even miss it anymore!  From bottled water (oh my, you poor environment I am sooo sorry for years past!), canned sparkling water, soda, juice, juiced boxes oh my!  But that has saved us SO much money, and is much better for our health and the environment!  Kids do not need juice.  It is mostly sugar and if you aren’t carefully most of the time it is concentrate with fructose corn syrup.  I struggled with my boys drinking juice instead of eating a meal.  It left them feeling fuller with a sugar high.  I felt I was chasing their highs and lows of the day without stability with mood swings and temper tantrums.

If you think this is all too drastic for you and your family, consider buying in bulk?  Not exactly pre-made drinks in bulk, but maybe a concentrate or mix you can buy that can make 100 drinks and use a reusable bottle!

Now onto the snacks. Most of the time, the easiest thing to sacrifice over quality of food is convenience.  From single wrapped snack items, to drinks, to paper products.  If you take the extra time to make your snacks or buy in bulk and place in to go containers, not only are you eating better, helping the environment, but also saving money!   Of course its a learning curve, and sure it take a extra minutes during an already busy day.  But if your choice is to go hungry or pack a snack, for me packing a snack wins.

Another reason for all this, was my boys would scream at me for snacks! I could be making dinner with minutes to spare before the meal was ready, all the while having two little boys thinking the world is ending begging for a snack.  Well, when I decided not to buy those snacks, I thought the screaming would last for days.  But you know what? Once I showed them their snacks were gone, they stopped begging for them knowing if they do not exist they will not be getting anything.   Eliminating the competition of pretty pre packaged snacks with super heroes on them, I can get the kids to chose between more mommy approved snacks.  Now our snacks between meals include- grapes, apples, crackers and cheese, almonds etc etc.  No more fruit snacks, chips, and all the other stuff processed snacks can come in.  The kids eat better at meals where I make sure we eat a more balanced diet with protein to fight the highs and lows of growing boys.

Lastly, here we go. We were such a paper plate family.  I swear my hubby would be so disappointed when we were out! And I get it, who wants to do dishes… everrrrr.  But the more affordable paper plates have a wax coating and are there for not recyclable.  So sad!!

Again, with this topic of helping the environment… think about all your plastic and paper products you use every single day.  I no longer buy plastic bags (we use Tupperware!) And for snacks in the car, or on the go, I put food in Tupperware for the car.  I do not think this is more work and I am no longer stopping at the gas station just to clean trash out of the car! And, best of all, you’ll save moneyyyyyy.

I hope these tips inspire you all. I have so many more ideas on how to save, but for now this is a start!  I hope whether you are saving money or just want to help this planet, something here sparks your mind.  No one is perfect, and there are so many ways to improve our all busy lives. But we can all start small, and do this together ❤

Finding the “perfect” table

This post was made in partnership with Rove Concepts.

Hey friends!  Thank you for being here! I am so excited to be able to show you the perfect table for our home and family!  If you follow me on Instagram, you know I have been struggling for some time with having a functional, yet comfortable table for the four of us! Not only is the dining room part of the center of the home, but its a place we gather as a family, with friends, for crafts, games, etc. etc.  To me, being comfortable at the table as we gather together is key.

This leads to me with working with Rove Concepts to make these dreams come true.  I’ve struggled with a rectangle table for some time, as so many friends and family kept telling me we needed round.  But for some reason every time I thought of a round table, I thought round was so outdated!

And then I saw this.

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This table is called the Tulip Table Round Marble.  We opted for the 52 in and couldn’t be more happy.  I forget how much room you get with a round.  There is plenty of room in the center for dinner to pass, and certainly more elbow room than sitting in a row with a long table.  I also love not having four corners from a table sticking out in the hall for kids to run there heads into!

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One concern I had with a marble top was weight.  I was so worried if you leaned on the table it would rock or worse yet, fall! But I will tell you that fear was long gone after assembled and the husband put that worry to the test.  Thank you Rove for making such a remarkable table!

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Oh, and we tried a round before that I found in the barn with four legs.  But you know what?  It seemed like someone was always stuck straddling the legs trying to eat! Again, one more reason we love this mid century modern table design.  Now, don’t tell the hubby I told you this.. but he rubbed his feet on the fleek base of the table while sitting there just after he installed it and “See! Can’t you tell I love it!”  HAHA!

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Now on to the chairs.  These are the wishbone chairs.  In regards to comfort at the table as I mentioned before, you can’t overlook the importance of quality chairs!  The hubby and my father had an in depth conservation I wished I would have captured.  From the curvature of the back, to the curves in the arms, lets just say we are all impressed.  Plus they are so comfortable!

Well, thank you Rove Concepts, and thank you friends for stopping by! If you have any questions, as always please let me know.  Have a great day everyone!

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My favorites from Grove

Hi guys! I thought I would make things easy and write a little post on my favorite from Grove, and my favorite scents!

Mrs. Meyer’s is an easy favorite because its made with plant derived ingredients, essential oils, and no paragons, phthalates, glycol solvents, etc, etc :).

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Alright- here we go, lets rank these beauties! For me, I prefer a subtile natural scent. With that in mind my number one was:

1. Rosemary! It is so natural smelling. Not overwhelming. Really, its juussttt right.

2. Basil.  What can I say, natural is always better 😉

3.  Lavendar.  I am a big time Lavendar loving girl.  And although this is amazing, I          thought it would be a touch more… lavendary?! Is that a word? Probably not…!

4. Lemon Verbena- Very lemonyyyy for sure

5.  Bluebell- Well, these one stumps me.  I think it smell very florally and a touch to potent for this gal.

6. Honeysuckle- this one I have ordered before and almost couldn’t use it! It is much to strong for me. Much.

7.  Again, very perfume like!

8.  Geranium- please, do not open this one…yikes! I heard someone say this is like their grandma’s perfume, and that I do agree! (But not my grandma because she’s more hip than me! Just Incase she reads this 🤫🤭).

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And just a few quick mentions- I love these vitamins from Grove for myself and the kids! From prenatal vitamins, to probiotics, they have it all!  My son especially loves these chewable probiotics :).

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I have switched to concentrate cleaners in glass bottles to not only reduce plastic waste, but because I love them! I think the cleaning power is amazing and for me the scents are just perrrrfectttttt.

A few of my favorites include- Tub and Tile cleaner in lavender & Thyme concentrate by grove, their all purpose Orange and Rosemary, Lavender & Thyme floor cleaner, and last but not least- the BEST glass cleaner- Lavendar & Thyme!

If you didn’t already know, Grove is offering a free offer with signing up! For all new customers, with a minimum of a 20$ purchase, you receive-

– Grove concentrates (3 PACK!!)

– Grove Glass Spray Bottle

– Grove Caddy

– Grove Walnut Scrubber Sponges

– 60 Day VIP trail 🙂



Fresh Start

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetHappy 2019 friends!!

This year I want to start the years off fresh.  Every year, I make the goal of decreasing clutter and finding ways to spend less time running errands and spending precious time in stores rather than at home.

One thing I found that I often did, was purchase household items every time I was grocery shopping.  Either I thought they looked pretty, smelled good, or there some sale I couldn’t pass up (insert eye rolls here).  But I am happy to say that our grocery bill have gone down, and less time is spent shopping in stores without falling for silly store tactics and filling the home with stuff I don’t need!  I love that I can pick the products I would like when I NEED them without leaving the home, and with options I have fallen in love with 🙂

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I know I talk about Grove Collaborative every few months, but it is because I love their choice of products, and ease with free delivery to the home.

This concentrated laundry soap is a grove exclusive and I am so impressed! Plus the scent is amazingggg.

This time I thought we would offer something a little different for signing up.

When you place your first order of $20, you get:



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,  vitamins for me and the kids, chap stick, etc. etc.!  I usually recommend the grove concentrate for almost everything in the home (especially to clean our greasy stove), so the best part is you get that FREE with signing up!

Click this link here to get the free offer!!

Also, when new customers spend over 39$, you get a free sink tray! I love mine!

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!




Black Friday Guide

Hello, my name is Morgan and I’m guilty of buying “early Christmas presents” for myself on Black Friday. Whether or not you’re like me and splurge a little on yourself on this day, there is no denying how great the deals are. Have something in your shopping cart you’ve been waiting to go on sale for yourself or a special someone? Black Friday is the perfect opportunity to purchase without feeling guilty.

In this Black Friday Guide, you’ll find some of my FAVORITE home decor items ( that I personally own!) that make pretty and practical present ideas for you or your friends/family. Let me know in the comments which items you like the most!

Skyline Flatweave Rug

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Boho vibes are very in trend right now. The geometric designs add a little flair to a room while maintaining the overall vibe, whether it’s Mid-Century Modern, Minimal, or Farmhouse cozy.

This particular rug is reversible, which makes revamping your room is as easy as flipping it over! Not only that, but you can feel good about having this rug in your home because it’s handmade and Fair Trade Certified™.

To Buy Visit:

Breville Milk Cafe Steel Milk Frother


Listen, I like lattes as much as the next person, but spending $6 on one? I’ll pass. The Breville Milk Frother brings the cafe to your kitchen. Your little ones are sure to love it too because it’s also a hot chocolate maker!

To matters even sweeter, the jug is dishwasher safe.

To Buy Visit:

Kennedy Clock


This timeless clock has an updated mid-century design has four different colors to choose from. It’s perfect for office spaces, living rooms, or kitchens.

To Buy: $299

Buffalo Plaid Fringed Throw


I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, I live for Buffalo Plaid. This throw is a great accent piece for any living room or bedroom. Add it to a plain colored couch or lightly detailed room for some texture or bring it along with you on your next camping trip. This blanket is truly versatile.

To Buy

Diamond Ticking Quilt


The material in the Diamond Ticking Quilt resembles vintage engineers’ uniforms with its industrial stripes. The light colors make it a great layering piece for any bed set.

To Buy Visit:

KitchenAid 5-Qt Stand Mixer


If you’re a baker, you need a Kitchen Aid mixer. You won’t have to worry about this being overworked and breaking after a few uses. It has 10 speeds to that range from a very fast whip to very slow stir.

With 55 colors to choose from, you’ll be able to find a color that matches your personality!

To Buy Visit:

KitchenAid 5-Qt Tilt-Head Textured Ceramic Bowl


Turn your KitchenAid Stand Mixer into a work of art with this textured Ceramic bowl! It’s dishwasher safe, microwave safe, and freezer safe.

To Buy Visit:

Vintage Pantry Metal Wire Tree

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Dress up your coffee bar with this farmhouse-inspired mug tree. It looks great and is easy to clean. In the event that a little coffee or espresso splashes on it simply wet a washcloth and wipe clean.

To Buy Visit:

3 Bushel Steele Canvas Round Laundry Bin


Tough, yet chic. With a laundry bin this functional, no one might even notice your dirty laundry! If your washer and dryer are a separate level than the rest of your home, simply pull it off the wire frame with the reinforced handles and carry it with ease through your house.

To Buy Visit:

Adding Charm to an old Farmhouse

One of the most important factors to me in adding character to a home isn’t to fill it with things, but to let the home speak.  To add character to the walls with subtle touches.  I love character in trim, wainscoting, crown molding, and even the registers throughout the home.  I know many of you wonder why in the world I always paint our walls white? It is because I crave a neutral background that lets charm speak.

This brings me to one thing I’ve been dying to change for years!

I have been so anxious to share with you all one of my favorite update to our home!  Five years ago, when we were remodeling, my husband did all the HVAC (since that is also his career)….  butttttt I was oblivious to what an impact registers and placement have to a home!

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As the years have gone by, I value more the quality of the home than what is filled inside.  Even though this is an old farmhouse, all of its character had been ripped away over the years and years of short cut remodel jobs that left this home tired and tragic in my eyes.  If you have followed me for some time, you know we gutted this home to the bear bones. I mean bare.  All that was left was vinyl siding on the outside, shingles on top,  old rafters, and just a few walls. When rebuilding what was left, I wanted to try and bring as much character and strength back into the home that we could. One thing I always felt it was lacking was the the charm vintage registers bring, and I am so happy we finally changed that!

The first registers we used where about 5$ a piece.  And just because something is inexpensive doesn’t always mean it isn’t quality, but in this case, it was.  Each and every one of those registers were covered in rust in the few short years we have had them.


So those rusted registers had to go. They drove me nuts looking at them and trying to clean them for the 10,000th time just wasn’t working.  A few weeks ago I came across Signature Hardware with my searches, and I fell head over heels.

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The first register shown above is their Victorian air return you can find here.

Now, I thought this would be an easy project of just removing two screws and putting the new ones up lickety split, but that wasn’t the case.  I will warn you, the covers on these are a touch smaller than your plain Jane registers we had.  And to make them beautiful looking in, we spray painted the inside of the duct work before placing the new covers.  Just a few extra steps that made the new register beautiful inside and out :).

Andddd, I know, I know, I need to take down the register and paint just a little more black to hide the drywall, but my impatient self couldn’t wait to see them installed and show everyone! Add it to list of unfinished things I start would ya?!

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For the registers, we chose their cast iron honeycomb wall registers you can find here. Part of me still wonders if I should have chose the brass honeycomb register in a brass finish, well because they are warm and just divine! But I wanted a classic look that will look timeless for our lifetime to follow.

Thank you all for stopping by! If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below, and I will make sure to answer any of your questions.  Thank you!

White Farmhouse Blog – 2018 Gift Guide

The holidays and eating waaayyy too much go hand-in-hand. This year, my gift guide is dedicated to your friend (or family member!) who lives for those snowy weekends that are spent inside watching your favorite holiday movie and snuggling up on the couch with their loved ones. You might just have to add two to your bag and keep one for yourself 😉

Long Open Front Cardi

Whether they’re spending the weekend cozied up on the couch on a Netflix binge or keepin’ it casual at work, they’ll love this cardigan!
To Buy: $75

Balloon Sleeve Pullover

Looking for a sweater that’s trendy but not too trendy? Look no further. The Balloon Sleeve Pullover Sweater wears like your classic sweater but has the balloon sleeves that sets it apart from the rest. This will become your winter closet staple.
To Buy: $88

Better Sweater Zip Pullover

Shopping for a fan of the outdoors? This Patagonia Zip Pullover contains a sweater knit outer face with moister-wicking fleece interior for lightweight warmth. There is a zipper in the left arm sleeve so you can hide any belongings (keys, phone, cards) you want to bring with you on your hike or walk.
To Buy: $99

Gold Buffet Serving Maven

This simple and chic serving ladle is a must-have for every host or hostess. An added bonus: It’s very cost effective.
To Buy: $4.79

Grate and Store Set

This is the perfect gift for your cheese loving friends. This set makes grating cheese and storing it seamless because it all happens in the same container. To use, place the grater on top of the jar, grate cheese into the mason jar, remove the grater, and store!
To Buy: $12 Kilner Grate and Store Set

Juice and Store Set

Orange juice with your breakfast is good, but FRESH orange juice is a whole other story! With this, you’ll be able to juice oranges, limes, or lemons and save the remaining juice for later without a messy transfer to a different jar.
To Buy: $18 Kilner Juice and Store Set

Ceramic Measuring Cups

There is something about these functional minimalist measuring cups that make my heart sing! When they’re not in use, stack them to save on space. Or let them roll around your drawer, I won’t judge 😉
To Buy: $20 Architec Ceramic Measuring Cups

Everyday Ice Trays – Set of Two

If you’ve ever had a cocktail with a sphere ice cube and instantly felt classier – just know you are not alone. This gift is perfect for the host in your life. Cheers!
To Buy: $30 W & P Everyday Ice Trays – Set of 2 Black Marble

Ivory Element Soup Plates

Serve it up with style. These soup plates are crafted of stoneware with an ivory matte exterior and glossy interior, adding simple sophistication to any table setting.
To Buy: $31.96

Stagg EKG Electric Pour – Over Kettle

What’s worse than coffee that’s too hot? Your tongue being burnt and then nothing tasting right for the rest of the day. Setting the temperature is as simple as pressing a button with this pour-over kettle! The cool features don’t end there, after your water has heated, use the built in Brew Stopwatch to time your extraction.
To Buy: $149 Fellow Matte Black Electric Pour-Over Kettle

Grove for the Holiday’s





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!