Homestead

Family blog turned homestead blog! Here, we share our homestead family picks.

8 Diverse Beginner Interior Design Books

Best beginner design books
I'm still wrapping up renovations on the house and starting to realize I don't know what to put back now that I've taken everything away. Blank shelves line perfectly-colored walls and my minimalist artwork is needing a few corresponding accents. I learned a thing...

Coastal Dixie Charm

2017 HGTV Dream Home remodel
I just got back from a whirlwind couple of days in St. Simons Island, Georgia. The trees were tall, the people were friendly and the southern style was laid-back and leisurely. I had the phenomenal opportunity to tour the 2017 HGTV Dream Home with our sponsor HGTV (you know...

Fifty Shades the Same

Should shades be the same throughout sections of a house?
We are in full Marie Kondo-style purge mode over here as we approach the new year. While we were ripping out walls and patching stuff up in the living room, we went ahead and closed up the useless jack-and-jill doorway that led from the kids' playroom...

Seamless Integration

Real STIHL
I can faintly hear the clip and clop of my pridefully-chosen designer leather boots on the polished concrete as I make my way through the organized chaos. The rhythmic cacophony of man, machine and robot working together like a technological ballet brought together by...

We Only Have Four Hands

Showing the toddler that we have all the answers to his questions with Google Home
Chelsea and I made what some might call a ridiculous choice to have four children. We honestly must not have been thinking when we got started on this path because surely a sane or rational person would have done the math quickly. Four. That’s how many hands Chelsea...

Home Decor for the Holidays

Home decor for the holidays (with TWO Christmas trees and a couple main accessory picks that can be used all year long).
Now that our living room renovation is complete, it's time to accessorize! And since the holidays are here, we figured we'd keep it festive with lots of red and reindeer. Red is actually one of our home's accent colors, and awhile back Nate suggested a deer...

Look Mom, No Cords!

How to mount a TV without visible cords.
I can finally check the living room off of the never-ending renovation checklist! When you all last saw our living room, it looked like this. Blah. A big blank wall, ugly tile, a TV being held up by what appears to be a coffee table with a...

Where does the Soap Go?

A cute idea for what to do with hotel soap to make guests feel more at-ease - and a question to ask your hotel before taking off with their sample sizes!
Nate and I have some peculiar similarities, which I frankly think is the reason we're able to tolerate each other and our marriage works so well. When you're having a neurotic moment, it's a relief to be able to look across the room and know...

What a Difference a Shade Makes

Bulky drapes can feel way too heavy in a kids' room
With the baby here and all four boys needing to share a room soon, the 2-year-old is getting kicked out of his crib and moving on up to bunk bed status! The bad news? That second bunk bed needs to go here, butted up against...

How to Cutely Corral Bathroom Clutter

How to corral bathroom clutter - get the spare TP rolls contained!
Thank you Cottonelle® for sponsoring this post. Stay tuned to the Cottonelle Facebook page and Brit Morin’s site “Brit + Co” for more great tips and tricks. Our home renovations are slowly wrapping up (more pics to come soon!) and we're in the "putting everything back...