This is our 4th summer in our home & we’ve never had to turn on our air conditioning once. With a few tricks and some helpful shade trees, our home stays comfortable inside even though it’s usually in the high 90s here all summer. Here are some of my favorite ways to keep your home cool without AC.
Sometimes (or most of the time), renovations don’t go as planned and life can get in the way for a while. After a bit of a break, everything’s starting to come together in our vintage farmhouse dining room. Floors are finished, the library wall is being built, and the paint colors are chosen. The main thing we still need to decide is which of these farmhouse chandeliers to hang over the table.
I’ve rounded up my favorite farmhouse chandeliers in case anyone else is on the hunt for one. Which one is your favorite?
We spent the weekend finishing up the polish on our newly refinished 120-year-old floors in the dining room. They’ve been under carpet and linoleum for at least 30 or 40 years, so I’m excited to see them shine through again!
The dining room has been the most difficult for me to visualize, but our ideas are finally coming together. I’m hoping to create a room that’s more timeless than trendy but still has some color and whimsy. Here’s our wishlist for this room: