Before & Progress: Farmhouse-Inspired Entry Hall

the-inspired-room-white-entry-hallway-fall-house-tourRemember when I revealed that we almost bought an Alpaca Farm? I still think it would have been a dream to wake up everyday and hug an Alpaca. But, it would have also probably been the death of us trying to run a farm. As much as I loved that idea, it was a more sensible choice for us to move […]

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The New Scandinavian Gatherings Book

Scandinavian Gatherings Book

Our sweet friend, Melissa Bahan from Lulu the Baker blog has created the most beautiful book that was just released this week! Scandinavian Gatherings is a book filled with recipes, crafts and stories about her Scandinavian heritage, highlighting some of her favorite traditions. Melissa says in her introduction, “I love the word: gathering. A gathering is comfortable and easy, almost effortless, intimate, full of good food and the best company.” Her definition is evident throughout the entire book.

Scandinavian Gatherings Book

She includes some amazing recipes in her book – we cannot wait to try Mom’s Maple Pecan Rings, the Nutella Swirl Crumb Cake and the Lucia Buns. We have added some new crafts on our “To Make” list, like her Floral Folk Art Serving Tray, Tiny Star Wall Hanging and the Wheat Wreath.  I made a new coffee mug for myself using her instructions for the Hand-Printed Fika Mug. I loved how it turned out.

We are so proud of Melissa! Her book is beautiful – A true reflection of her personality, dedication and creativity.

Scandinavian Gatherings Book

Scandinavian Gatherings Book

Scandinavian Gatherings Book

Photos by Sara Albers.

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Painted Nightstand: Before & After

plum-master-bedroom-the-inspired-roomPainted Nightstand: French Linen Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Months ago I found a mirrored night nightstand at HomeGoods for my side of the bed. Our previous nightstands were too big for our new little bedroom, so we had to start over. There wasn’t a matching nightstand at the store where I was and I couldn’t find […]

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How to Make Your Bed So It Makes Your Day (Crane and Canopy)

master-bedroom-the-inspired-room-crane-and-canopyThis post is sponsored by Crane and Canopy In the fall and winter (and honestly in every season), my favorite room is our cozy bedroom. It’s a pretty tiny room, but that just makes it feel like a little nest. It’s my cocoon, my comfy spot to retreat from the world and the place I look forward to going at the […]

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DIY Cotton Rope Trivet

DIY Cotton Rope Trivet

Fall is officially here and that means lots of soups and stews for dinner. I love creating DIY projects that are simple and can be used everyday in the home. Our latest DIY project for minted is one of my favorites because it crosses both of those things off the list – simple to make and who doesn’t need a new trivet to serve all the favorite Fall soups. I used cotton clothesline rope from the hardware store and a cork trivet from Ikea. Head over to minted’s blog, Julep for the full tutorial for my DIY Cotton Rope Trivet.

I must have a thing for rope as a craft supply! Check out my other DIYs using rope:

No-sew Rope Coil Basket 

Rope keychains

Wrapped rope necklace

DIY Cotton Rope Trivet

DIY Cotton Rope Trivet

DIY Cotton Rope Trivet

Photos by Sara Albers. all rights reserved. 

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A Crafting Afternoon with Terra’s Kitchen

A Crafting Afternoon with Terra's Kitchen

Although I am a maker, I get so busy creating DIY projects for Alice & Lois that I don’t always take the “time off” and make things just to make things. Part of my love of crafting is the community or sisterhood that can unfold when crafting together. I am lucky enough to have a dear friend, Heather that loves to make things as much as I do! I have been wanting to learn the art of macrame… she happens to know a thing or two about it! So when Terra’s Kitchen asked us to try their meal kit service I knew this would be a perfect time to have a crafting afternoon. I can treat Heather to a homemade and delicious meal and we can practice the art of macrame.

Terra’s Kitchen is a meal-kit service focused on delivery technology to bring you healthy, prepped ingredients. They do all of the slicing, dicing, and chopping so that you can have the meal ready in 30 minutes or less. The food comes in a cool climate controlled vessel. And I love the fact that you return the vessel and it can be used up to 100 times, so less waste!

A Crafting Afternoon with Terra's Kitchen

A Crafting Afternoon with Terra's Kitchen

A Crafting Afternoon with Terra's Kitchen

I selected a hummus appetizer, kale caeser salad and grilled steak with chimichurri and crispy sweet potatoes. Have you ever made chimichurri sauce? We are obsessed with how easy it is and how amazing it is – parsley, capers, lemon, garlic and olive oil. I loved the roasted sweet potatoes and asparagus with paprika. The entire meal took me 30 mins to make. Now that is a meal I like. The photo recipe card was so easy to use and understand! a-crafting-afternoon-with-terras-kitchen-6

A Crafting Afternoon with Terra's Kitchen

Ok, now the crafty part of the afternoon. Heather has a great macrame book that will be helpful in my macrame learning process. She brought the book, some cording and branches. We worked on some simple knotting techniques. This “crafternoon” has me really excited about macrame. Now if I could only talk Heather into helping do a DIY for the blog!

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Thank you, Heather for a fun afternoon!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Terra’s Kitchen. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Fall House Tour – The White Brick Cottage

the-inspired-room-eclectic-coastal-farmhouse-fall-tourWelcome to my fall house tour! I’m so glad you are here. It seems like it’s been FOREVER since I’ve done a seasonal house tour, doesn’t it? It feels good to be back and opening my door to invite you all in for a look around after our move into this house last year. I mean, […]

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