Farmhouse Friday 4/6/18

Happy Friday! This week seemed to fly by...for you too? We started in on Daphne's nursery at the Farmhouse for the One Room Challenge and I couldn't be more excited. Pretty sure this room is my favorite space at the Farmhouse, architecturally-speaking, because of the large windows, southern daylight, and a prime view of our century-old elm trees. Just the stuff of my country dreams :) On a budget/earth-conscious/minimalist note, I'm trying to use up a lot of the house decor we already have for this room. After our Spring clean last month, I took stock of what we have (pillow covers, furniture, stuff) and basically it's time to use it or give it to someone who will! I definitely have a pack-rat mentality (but I might need it someday...) and HATE throwing things away that I spent money on but we own five homes, four of which are furnished and decorated, so if I haven't used it by now, I probably never will. Just giving myself the hard punches this week.

Well it's Friday again, meaning I found lots of great links from around the web. So grab a cup of coffee and dig in!

I've been dreaming of buying a roomba lately. Do you have one? Do you love it? My sister mentioned a study (or theory...don't know where it's from, unfortunately) that spending money to eliminate negatives from your life can actually makes you happier. So if you love purses, buying another purse won't make you happy. But if you hate messy floors (like me...errr everyone) but have a hard time keeping up with vacuuming, than a roomba could make you happier. Theoretically. Well that's definitely true.

source // Hayley Pannekoecke's family home

A colorful Australian home that's full of family and life. Related: this deep mustard tone is the perfect compliment to pink. You may be just be seeing this combo in Daphne's room.

We listened to this podcast recently. Financial independence is such a great goal (which is why we kept moving into and renovating fixer uppers) and I love hearing different people's approaches. Speaking of which, there are a lot of great finically-focused podcasts out there. Do you guys listen to any?

This midcentury renovation in Seattle is SO good! I usually gravitate to older homes, but you could twist my arm into this one ;)

Some inspiration from Instagram this week: a beautiful wallpapered nook, a scenic farm, a fixer schoolhouse, and this gallery wall.

source // photo and design by Natasha Habermann

I'm so excited to watch some of my friends take on the One Room Challenge again! My gal Ashley is doing her master bedroom as a featured designer (yeeesss!), Natasha is doing her historic living room and entry, Kaitlyn is finishing her laundry room, and Sarah is doing her mudroom (guys, she's taking on this space from scratch while knee deep in a kitchen renovation...GO Sarah and Emmett!). Catherine and Bryan are joining too and everything they touch is gold! It's going to be a good six weeks!

Have a great weekend!