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  • WELCOME!

    I'm Janna, and I'm so glad you're here! Follow along with me on this adventure of life, decorating, and bringing modern farmhouse goodness to my little corner of the world.

    Growing up on an apple farm in Oregon, I dreamed of running a "big business" in the city. I never imagined I'd grow up to have such a fondness for the everyday items I tripped over in our barn. Life is funny like that. Sometimes the most unexpected detours are the most fun!

FINALLY! We are BEYOND excited to share our BIG NEWS with YOU!!!

The excitement is so NEW (we literally JUST signed closing papers), I almost don’t even know where to begin. Words. Which words….

As you may know, I grew up on a little apple farm not far from here, and I’ve always hoped to live on a similar small farm with my own family. Well, sometimes an adventure presents itself when you’re least expecting it.

Labor Day Weekend 2017: I told my husband I was 1000% happy where we are, and I didn’t even want to look at moving right now (we almost purchased some property last Christmas to build a new home, and ultimately felt it wasn’t the right time or situation). Β And then, he got the bug to look at real estate online (Sunday of Labor Day weekend). He found a very interesting property…literally a stone’s throw away from the property we almost purchased last Christmas…but this one had the DREAMIEST driveway that I’ve admired for years. We drove right out to see it and….LOVE. AT. FIRST. SIGHT.

I mean, I don’t know if you understand. I am a DRIVEWAY GIRL. For some reason, I’ve always been obsessed with country lanes and driveways, something like…oh, I don’t know…THIS ONE??????????? A little further up the driveway is this little nugget: (below)

Oh hi there, Mr. Gazebo, I LOVE YOU. And the trees are obscuring it in this shot, but THERE IS A WEATHERVANE ON TOP. I’m not yelling at you. I’m telling you in a very excited voice that there is a DARLING weathervane on top of this little cutie. And electrical already in place. Sure, he needs a little love, but OH THE POSSIBILITIES.

What’s that?? Oh, you want to see the HOUSE???? Ok…here she is!

Angels are singing. Do you hear it? Maybe it’s just me…we are already so in love with our new home. πŸ™‚ We have big plans for this place. The main house was built in 1890 by an Oregon Trail Pioneer, and then additions were added in the 1960’s and early 2000’s. We’ll be renovating the entire inside before moving in (work will start next week and we hope it will be completed by April 2018!), a little work to the outside, a fresh paint color, new landscaping…ohhhhhh so. many. things.

Ryan and I sat on this front porch one sunny day in October, and he said, “I think this could be our forever home.” Tears.

The house has huge potential, but the PROPERTY. The property is what grabbed my heart and felt like home from day one. Wanna see some pics?

There are a couple cute little outbuildings with HUGE potential…I can’t even. I’m so excited.

Once we were hooked, we were wondering what our kids would think. Would they want to leave a neighborhood? We took them over and showed them and…THEY LOVED IT. Meant to be.

We were then excited to walk our parents around the property and share our vision with them…we were relieved to hear they didn’t think we were nuts…no matter how old you are, it’s always comforting to have your parent’s approval, right? πŸ™‚ Here we are on that very special day: (below)

My dad (to my right in the hot rod t-shirt) has always been up for an adventure. I mean, he and my mom left their comfortable life in southern California (where they were close to ALL of their family) when we were little kids, and bought an apple farm in Oregon. Aaaaaaand they knew NOTHING about farming or apples at the time. Dream-followers, adventure-seekers, putting their trust in God. And that’s how we want to be.

Our word for this process from the beginning has been ADVENTURE. And today, on the day we signed the papers, my phone alerted me to a “memory” from August, just before this whole thing started. A pic I was compelled to take while on vacation: (below)

What a fun little “God-wink.”

As of today, the beautiful leaves are all off of the trees, it’s cloudy and cold, but we’re still in love with the place. Totally and completely.

Sooooo, you might be wondering. WHO is gonna do all of this renovation? So glad you asked. We are over the moon to have an amazing team in place for the renovation. My sweet friend, Jayme, and her talented husband, Nolan, at Fridley Custom Homes, have agreed to take on this project. I’ll be doing the interior design, but I’m no builder. We knew we had to have the BEST, and we feel so blessed to have the Fridleys on the project. They know us, they know our vision, and their expertise has already been so helpful.

JUST WAIT til you see the INSIDE. Keep your eye out for a post next week with tons of interior pics in the current “before” state. But until then, we’d love to know, are you coming along on this journey with us? We can’t wait to share the whole process…the “before”, the demo, the new surface selection, the ups, and downs, the “after”… just ALL OF IT! You in? Let the #renovationontheprairie BEGIN!!!!!

 

 

  • December 22, 2017 - 11:25 pm

    Trudi Varton - So jealous! My dream come true! You made it happen! So happy for you! It is darling now! Can’t wait to see what you do with it! All in God’s perfect time!ReplyCancel

    • December 23, 2017 - 12:10 am

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Trudi! We are so excited to see what God has in store for our little place in the world!ReplyCancel

  • December 22, 2017 - 11:45 pm

    Edna - Congratulations!! What amazing news-can’t wait to see what you do with it!!ReplyCancel

    • December 23, 2017 - 12:10 am

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Edna! We are still pinching ourselves! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 12:18 am

    JoNell Ruddiman - Oh Janna and Ryan so excited to be on this “Adventure” with you and your family! I have a friend who has been drooling over this property for quite awhile! I will have to introduce her to your website!! Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

    • December 23, 2017 - 1:49 am

      yellowprairieint - Jonell….you have to come visit in person! πŸ™‚ Happy to have you along for the adventure!!ReplyCancel

      • December 28, 2017 - 2:04 am

        JoNell Ruddiman - oh my Janna and Ryan, I am beyond excited, cannot wait!ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 12:20 am

    Marlene sullivan - I love older homes. Can’t wait to see what all you do and the decorating. Beautiful setting.ReplyCancel

    • December 23, 2017 - 1:48 am

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Marlene! Excited to see it unfold! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 12:37 am

    Debbie Moyer - Janna, We could not be more excited for your family:) Sad to loose our next door neighbors:( Looking forward to following your adventure. God Bless, D & BReplyCancel

    • December 23, 2017 - 1:48 am

      yellowprairieint - We will miss living next to the BEST NEIGHBORS ON THE PLANET, but we treasure your friendship, and can’t wait to show you the new place in person sometime!! You two are treasures!!ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 1:01 am

    Taunya Fermstad - I’m definitely in! Love everything you do and even though I don’t personally know you, I am so excited for you and know that it’s going to be amazing. Congratulations and Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

    • December 23, 2017 - 1:47 am

      yellowprairieint - Taunya, yay! So excited to have you on this fun journey!! Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 1:19 am

    Nancy - Oh Janna, I’m so happy and excited for you and Ryan. Congratulations! YES, I WANT TO JOIN YOU ON THE ADVENTURE!!! YUP, SHOUTING😱. It’s going to be beautiful and I hope one day to visit you and see this beautiful property

    God is good! Continue to trust His plan for your family. He will never fail you. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Again, so happy for you. πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸ‘πŸΌReplyCancel

    • December 23, 2017 - 1:46 am

      yellowprairieint - Thank you sweet Nancy! Yes, you absolutely MUST come visit!! Merry Christmas, friend!ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 1:35 am

    Debra Bartlett - I will pour over each photo with a joy in my heart for your family! CANNOT wait to see your plans and decorating. You are the first IG decorator I followed on IG. I scrutinize every pixel of your home. I will start praying now for perfect timing in selling your current home.
    BLESS! Debbi Bartlett. Mabank, TXReplyCancel

    • December 23, 2017 - 1:45 am

      yellowprairieint - Oh thank you Debbi! You are so sweet and we are so thankful for your prayers! We are happy to say that we have sold our current home, but we’re not moving quite yet. Thank you for following along!ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 1:50 am

    Mandy - Love it! Congratulations! I can’t wait to see the transformation!ReplyCancel

    • December 23, 2017 - 1:57 am

      yellowprairieint - Thank you!! Excited to have you along for the journey! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 1:55 am

    Sara Kuenzi - Congratulations! What an awesome home! I don’t personally know you either but can’t wait to follow along! 😊ReplyCancel

    • December 23, 2017 - 1:58 am

      yellowprairieint - Yay! So glad you’re here, Sara!!ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 2:26 am

    Amber - So happy for you! Cannot wait to see it all step by step! Love your faith to do this. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

    • December 23, 2017 - 6:01 am

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Amber! We are excited to see what God has for us!ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 2:45 am

    Marsha Wyatt - I am over the top happy for you Janna!I can’t wait to see how you transform your farmhouse. What a wonderful journey to take your family on, I will definitely be following along!ReplyCancel

    • December 23, 2017 - 6:00 am

      yellowprairieint - Yay, Marsha! It’s gonna be a fun adventure for sure!ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 3:00 am

    Jess - So beautiful!! Congrats and have a wonderful time building your adventure dreams home πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

    • December 23, 2017 - 6:00 am

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Jess!ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 4:31 am

    MaryAnne Hergert - Oh!! This looks like a great adventure.Thank you for the invite to tag-a-long to see it happen.ReplyCancel

    • December 23, 2017 - 5:59 am

      yellowprairieint - We’re looking forward to having you along for the ride! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 4:41 am

    Robin Muik - I’m ALL IN !!!ReplyCancel

    • December 23, 2017 - 5:59 am

      yellowprairieint - Yay!!! Excited to have you along!ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 5:14 am

    Barb Lea - Allbritton Family your new adventure looks like a gift from heaven. You were blessed with a creative ability and such a wonderful way to share it with others. Couldn’t be happier for you. Thank you for sharing. Fridley & Allbrittons perfect team Do your magic.
    Happy New Year,
    Barb Lea
    .ReplyCancel

    • December 23, 2017 - 5:58 am

      yellowprairieint - Awww!! Barb, thank you so much. It means so much coming from you!!! Big hugs to you!ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 8:46 am

    Mindy - Oh my goodness, this is such good news and I can see exactly why you love this piece of heaven Janna! I am so joining you on following your new adventure!! Is the property still in the Salem area? Wow! So happy for you! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ»πŸŒŸReplyCancel

    • December 23, 2017 - 4:55 pm

      yellowprairieint - Yes! And thank you…we’re pretty excited to have you following along! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 12:59 pm

    Tiffany deSilva - Congratulations! Your new property is beautiful! I can’t wait to see each step of the renovation!ReplyCancel

    • December 23, 2017 - 4:54 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Tiffany!ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 1:06 pm

    Susan Prillman - Love, love the house, but you’re right…it’s the setting that steals your heart….and that drive! Congratulations! β€œHe will make everything beautiful in its time.” Ecc 3:11ReplyCancel

    • December 23, 2017 - 4:54 pm

      yellowprairieint - Love that! Merry Christmas, Susan!ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 1:22 pm

    Jenny - Um, yes! This is so exciting! What a beautiful piece of property you’ve found, I can’t wait to see what you’ll do with it!ReplyCancel

    • December 23, 2017 - 4:53 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Jenny! Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 2:41 pm

    Beverly Davenport - So Beautiful. Good luck and God Bless you and your family on this adventure.ReplyCancel

    • December 23, 2017 - 4:53 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Beverly! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 3:21 pm

    Kari - Can’t wait to follow along on your adventure! Your new house reminds me of my current house that was built in 1790. It unfortunately lost its barn during the Great Depression but pieces of it still remain around town in houses built during that era and in our garage. Can’t wait to see the house unfold under your beautiful decorating guidance. Love your style which is so suited to an antique farmhouse!! Enjoy the ride and Merry Christmas!!ReplyCancel

    • December 23, 2017 - 4:53 pm

      yellowprairieint - Your home sounds amazing, Kari! Excited to share this journey with you!ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 3:28 pm

    Diane walters - I’m on board for this β€œadventure”…can’t wait to see it all! You had me at the driveway…then that gazebo blew me away…but the house, o my…it’s a beauty just as it stands. I look to your next post!ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 3:37 pm

    Diane walters - I’m on board for this β€œadventure”…can’t wait to see it all! You had me at the driveway…then that gazebo blew me away…but the house, o my…it’s a beauty just as it stands. I look forward to your next post!ReplyCancel

    • December 23, 2017 - 4:52 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Diane! I’m happy to have another driveway girl along for the adventure! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 3:55 pm

    Terrie Mentze - So very excited for you! Congratulations!ReplyCancel

    • December 23, 2017 - 4:51 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you, sweet Terrie! Merry Christmas to you and your family! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 4:47 pm

    Brandi - I’m so glad I found your Insta page. I look forward to following along on your adventure! God Bless you and your family.ReplyCancel

    • December 23, 2017 - 4:51 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Brandi! Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 6:50 pm

    Lyle - Congrats. Well deserved. You’re living my dream. Maybe one of these days.ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 8:02 pm

    Nancy Edmonds - CONGRATULATIONS! We’re so happy for you and your whole family.
    We will enjoy seeing your great adventure on your wonderful blog.
    We wish you the very best.ReplyCancel

    • December 24, 2017 - 2:26 am

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Nancy!!! Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 8:23 pm

    Rachel - What a dream! I know I have a new farmhouse but there is something about any old farm that thrills me. I’m so happy for you and can’t wait to see! How many acres? The outbuildings to 😍😍ReplyCancel

    • December 24, 2017 - 2:25 am

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Rachel! 6 acres of pasture land. πŸ™‚ And your place is absolutely DREAMY!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2017 - 11:59 pm

    Jana Botkin - Hi Janna, I’m happy for you and will subscribe to your blog to be able to follow your GIANT project! (I’m Cory Bergman’s aunt in Central Calif.)ReplyCancel

    • December 24, 2017 - 2:24 am

      yellowprairieint - Hi Aunt Jana! πŸ™‚ Thanks for following along!! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 24, 2017 - 2:22 am

    Angie Jones - πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ReplyCancel

  • December 24, 2017 - 2:39 am

    Nancy McNally - This is so exciting! So happy for you and your family! Please post lots of pictures!! Merry Christmas!!ReplyCancel

    • December 24, 2017 - 3:30 pm

      yellowprairieint - You know I will! Excited to have you along, Nancy! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 24, 2017 - 3:19 am

    Brenda Hamilton - Jana,
    So excited for you and your family. You and Jayme are my favorites on Instagram. Congratulations and Merry Christmas!!!ReplyCancel

    • December 24, 2017 - 3:30 pm

      yellowprairieint - Aww! Thank you Brenda! Well, we are pretty excited to have Nolan & Jayme’s expertise on this huge renovation!ReplyCancel

  • December 24, 2017 - 3:38 am

    Wendi - I can’t wait to do this with you!!!!! πŸ€ͺπŸ’›ReplyCancel

    • December 24, 2017 - 3:29 pm

      yellowprairieint - It’s gonna be a fun adventure! Glad to have you along, Wendi!ReplyCancel

  • December 24, 2017 - 5:08 am

    April Bernd - I am in LOVE with this home! I can’t wait to see what you do with it. I love country lanes and trees and….sigh….it’s beautiful.ReplyCancel

    • December 24, 2017 - 3:28 pm

      yellowprairieint - Yay! Another country lane/driveway fan! πŸ™‚ Thanks for following along, April!ReplyCancel

  • December 24, 2017 - 5:21 am

    Jaimee - So perfect and beautiful. So excited to follow your amazing adventure. Congrats and blessings to you and your family.ReplyCancel

    • December 24, 2017 - 3:28 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Jaimee! I may need some farm advice along the way! πŸ˜‰ Merry Christmas, friend.ReplyCancel

  • December 24, 2017 - 11:43 am

    Kathy - It’s awesome! I will live my dream vicariously through watching you!ReplyCancel

    • December 24, 2017 - 3:27 pm

      yellowprairieint - It definitely is a dream come true. We are still pinching ourselves! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 24, 2017 - 12:30 pm

    Donna Smith - So very happy for you cant wait to see all you do!ReplyCancel

    • December 24, 2017 - 3:26 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Donna! Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • December 24, 2017 - 12:53 pm

    Tanja - I cannot wait to see the after BECAUSE the before is breathtaking β™₯️ReplyCancel

    • December 24, 2017 - 3:26 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you, sweet Tanja! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 24, 2017 - 12:53 pm

    Carmen - God blessed you and your new home!
    I loved it! Is really amazing!
    I will love the all process!
    My husband and I (he is civil engineer)we love renovating properties!
    Thanks for sharing your experience!
    Mary Christmas!
    CarmenReplyCancel

    • December 24, 2017 - 3:26 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Carmen! So glad you’re along for the adventure!ReplyCancel

  • December 24, 2017 - 2:44 pm

    Monica Geer - Excuse me while I follow and live vicariously through you!! Congratulations on living this dream come true!!ReplyCancel

    • December 24, 2017 - 3:25 pm

      yellowprairieint - So excited to have you along, Monica! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 24, 2017 - 3:02 pm

    Keely - Beautiful! I grew up in Oregon and this reminds me of all the beautiful farms in the valley. Gorgeous house and setting! Is that a pond on the property?!ReplyCancel

    • December 24, 2017 - 3:25 pm

      yellowprairieint - There’s a pond next door. πŸ™‚ We have a creek running through our property…is this really happening?? Ahhh! So excited!ReplyCancel

  • December 24, 2017 - 6:14 pm

    Dee - So thrilled for you! The Lord’s leading, and timing!ReplyCancel

    • December 25, 2017 - 8:22 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Dee! Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • December 25, 2017 - 1:21 am

    Pam Knapick - I am sooo excited to share in your journey but I am also sooo JEALOUS! I love your current house,especially decorated for Christmas. We will be tearing down our summer home at the end of the coming summer. Many of my dreams for this house come from your beautiful, cozy, serene aesthetics that you create. I think your style is so inviting. Thanks for the inspiration and will be following your makeover of the farm. Best wishes and Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

    • December 25, 2017 - 8:23 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Pam! So happy you have you along on this adventure…it’s sure to be quite a journey! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 26, 2017 - 5:53 pm

    Leighanne - Love old homes and am excited to see what you do with it!ReplyCancel

    • December 26, 2017 - 10:00 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Leighanne! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 26, 2017 - 5:53 pm

    Bridgette H - Oh my gosh I am so excited for your family! What a beautiful adventure together, and sweet memories to be made in the future in your forever home! It is going to be soooo perfect, I just KNOW it!ReplyCancel

    • December 26, 2017 - 10:00 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Bridgette! πŸ™‚ We can’t wait!!ReplyCancel

  • December 26, 2017 - 8:37 pm

    Jane Austin - So happy for you!ReplyCancel

    • December 26, 2017 - 10:00 pm

      yellowprairieint - Aww, thanks Jane! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 27, 2017 - 5:25 pm

    Ellen V - I’ll certainly be following. Love your style; your personality is a plus. Good Luck but trusting God’s plan is all you need!ReplyCancel

    • December 27, 2017 - 8:02 pm

      yellowprairieint - I love that, Ellen! We are certainly trusting God with the whole process! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 28, 2017 - 12:49 am

    Come on in! (“before” pictures!) » Yellow Prairie Interiors - […] you missed it, we bought a farm (read about it here!). Wait, WHAT?? We […]ReplyCancel

  • December 28, 2017 - 12:52 am

    Tina - This is beautiful. Your not nuts. I get it. When you feel it, that’s when it’s home. God bless you on this journey. Can’t wait to watch it on the blog and will be sending good vibes your way ❀️ Congrats on the new adventure.ReplyCancel

    • December 28, 2017 - 1:37 am

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Tina! Excited to have you along!ReplyCancel

  • December 28, 2017 - 1:50 am

    Penny Johnson - Kevin, Jon and I just scrutinized each picture with your description and soooo enjoyed it! We can’t wait to see it progress!
    Xo πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 28, 2017 - 3:32 am

    Rachel L Landen - How cool! Is it in Salem?ReplyCancel

    • December 28, 2017 - 4:55 pm

      yellowprairieint - Yes! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 29, 2017 - 3:23 am

    Pam Foster - Hi Honey!
    I just sat here and read through your comments with your pictures of the Farm! I love all of it! So excited for you! Loved the photo of Ryan and Hayden and Kendall! and the family one too and of course all the beautiful scenes of COUNTRY!!!!

    God Bless you all. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox
    Love,
    MomReplyCancel

    • December 29, 2017 - 5:55 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Mom! We love you so much!ReplyCancel

  • January 18, 2018 - 10:57 pm

    jae - hi how can i follow along to see how the reno is going or are you not posting that out public? not sure if i just missed seeing it somewhere. congratulations on the property!!πŸ˜πŸ˜„ReplyCancel

    • January 18, 2018 - 11:15 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi there! We post daily updates on the renovation on Instagram stories…but look for a blog post soon showing an update!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for following along!ReplyCancel

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Wellllllll, Merrrrrrry Christmas! I’m so excited to have you here today. This won’t be the fanciest holiday home tour you’ll see this year…but that’s why it’s just perfect for our little family. A simple palette of fresh greens, festive Christmas reds, rustic woods, and plenty of heart.

It always starts with a little inspiration to spark an idea. A song, a feeling, a color…well, I’m pretty traditional when it comes to Christmas colors (give me all of the red & green!), so I decided to go with a song…for some reason I couldn’t shake the tune from “All is Well” for days. Literally. For days. I scrounged up an old rustic board from the garage, and painted the words on it…YES! Just the push I needed…the rest was easy. An old door as a backdrop, fresh cedar garland, and some buffalo check pillows…DONE!

Simplicity = IMPACT. Which is very lucky for this girl, because simplicity was the ONLY way to go this year.

A fresh wreath from Lynch Creek Farm and a darling mat from Fifth and Grace were fun additions to the front door area.

Ok, brrrr! It’s cold out here! Let’s go inside where it’s cozy. πŸ™‚

In the entry, a chalkboard is a fun backdrop to this sweet, delicate wreath (found at a local holiday bazaar, made Laura Jenkins, find her etsy shop here!). Laura has the most AMAZING booth every single year, and my sister and I always rush directly to see her stuff first!

The darling “All things lovely” bag was a gift from my sweet friend Abby…you can find her on Instagram @mrsabbychic. What a thoughtful surprise!

Wanna know a secret? I had a completely different thing in mind for the mantel…but when I started in on my “idea”…ugh. Not so great, my friends. NOT SO GREAT. Β I stepped back and felt defeated for just a second, until I remembered this beautiful sign from Vine And Branches TX. Oh, and let’s not forget the cutest little x bench EVER. Wait. A bench on the mantel? WHY NOT?? More fresh cedar garland and some white lights were the only finishing touches needed. (Note: cedar garland is GORGEOUS, but can dry out fairly quickly and look a little crunchy. The freshness can be prolonged with a misting of water every couple days.)

This cold-weather season calls for plenty of cozy throw blankets and pillows for days! Make yourself at home…in this house it’s totally acceptable to shove extra pillows out of your way. πŸ˜‰

Let’s get to the main attraction around here, the TREE! Simple, “airy”, humble, unexpected. We had so much fun going to cut this beauty in the foothills of Silverton, Oregon. It’s a wild Noble Fir, and the high elevation where it grows causes this “spaced out” look…our FAVORITE!

This type of tree allows the ornaments to be displayed so beautifully…you can really see and appreciate each one. These tree banners are a pretty addition this year, made by Laura Jenkins.

Home sweet home.

Sophie seems to love it. πŸ˜‰

The hutch is always a fun little spot to remix each season…and this old “cabins” sign got dragged back in from the garage. Using old things in a new way is the most fun! Free decor! πŸ˜‰

I’m sharing a few close-ups with you…sometimes the little details get lost in the big picture!

The dining table was kept ultra-simple this year, and I must say, I LOVE it. And guess what? We actually have room to EAT here, instead of moving a huge vignette out of the way. πŸ˜‰ You’re welcome, family.

The kitchen is clean & simple too…with just some essential baking ingredients to decorate the island. Now, what to make first?? πŸ™‚

The chalkboard repeats our theme this year, “All is Well.”

This year I thought it would be fun to add a faux tree to our bedroom, and it makes it feel so cozy up there! Wanna see?

My favorite thing this week has been to enjoy the tree lights each night while reading or watching tv…I can’t believe we’ve never put a tree right there!

 

Thanks so much for dropping by today. It’s always a treat to have you here!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

 

 

 

 

  • December 7, 2017 - 2:52 pm

    Mary jo - Good morning! Jana where did you get you headboard from in your bedroom?

    Loving your Christmas home this year!ReplyCancel

  • December 7, 2017 - 2:52 pm

    Penny Johnson - So crisp and beautiful all the way through from the front porch to the cute corner in the bedroom…you are amazing at putting things together so perfectly!
    Thank you for each picture that you shared!
    Jesus bless you all!ReplyCancel

    • December 7, 2017 - 4:29 pm

      yellowprairieint - Aww, thank you Penny!! You made my day. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 7, 2017 - 3:11 pm

    Mary jo - I found your headboard on shop my home!
    Thank you !ReplyCancel

    • December 7, 2017 - 4:28 pm

      yellowprairieint - Oh yay! Glad you found it. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!ReplyCancel

  • December 9, 2017 - 2:58 am

    Cathy - This tour is one of my favorites. I love the red and green with a bit of rustic. Honestly, one of my favorites. Merry Christmas to you and your family.ReplyCancel

    • December 9, 2017 - 5:17 am

      yellowprairieint - You’re so sweet, Cathy! Thanks for stopping by!ReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2017 - 2:38 am

    Steph - I always envy your house….with every post!! Lol Very few houses do I like just like they have it, but I tell my husband ALL the time I would LOVE my house like yours!! Even the layout….it’s beautiful!!ReplyCancel

    • December 12, 2017 - 4:17 pm

      yellowprairieint - Oh my goodness, thank you Steph! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

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So Tiny Houses are all the rage these days…but WHAT IF you got the chance to deck one out in FARMHOUSE STYLE? I jumped at the chance to be involved in the design/decorating of this tiny house for a very special client…and just in case you didn’t get to come and tour it last weekend, I thought I’d share a few pics!

We decided to keep the exterior classic & rustic with a beautiful cedar shake siding…that way it will blend in beautifully with its surroundings here in the Pacific Northwest.

This tiny home is built on a 30′ trailer, so it can be moved easily. It’s just under 400 square feet, including the loft, a true tiny treasure! The builder was Jim Ash, of Daystar Tiny Homes. Ready to step inside?

There are always hiccups in any project, and this one was no different. The loveseat we originally ordered was too large for the space when it arrived, so the homeowner will be ordering a custom size. We quickly ordered this darling little settee in time for the open house, but a slightly larger piece will be better for everyday life. πŸ™‚ The custom coffee table was made by Garden Gallery Iron Works, along with the bar stools (above left)…and so many other fun touches that you’ll see in a minute! Most of the decor you’ll see is from Garden Gallery as well…oh, we had so much fun shopping for the finishing touches!

To the right of the entry is the bathroom, including a pretty little vanity and shower. (below) The barn door is a great space-saver, but also reinforces our farmhouse look! I love the stained door, set off by lots of white shiplap walls.

There’s a little staircase to the right of the above pic, leading to the loft. The cozy loft area will be used as a guest room for the homeowner’s granddaughters and friends as well. (You can see a view up to the loft below!)

How cute is that loft space?? Garden Gallery Iron Works also made the beautiful railing…such an amazing addition!

Let’s talk about this darling kitchen & eating area!

This kitchen features a full size range (I mean, you HAVE to be able to make cookies, right?), a full size refrigerator, and a beautiful copper farm sink. There are more cabinets to be added above the counter on the right side, but you know how things go with construction. Things always take longer than planned! You may notice the fridge is up on a platform. Any guesses why? To accommodate for the wheel well! This home is built on a trailer, remember? This made the middle of the home a perfect spot for the kitchen, as most of the wheel well is covered by cabinetry. πŸ™‚

Here’s a closer look at the sink (above)…so gorgeous! The countertops are a Corian-type material (provided by Pacific NW Marble & Granite), much lighter than granite or quartz…perfect for a tiny home!

This set of cabinets will be kept open, to keep things feeling “airy” (but will be painted white when finished). The high ceilings in this home really help it seem larger than it is…plus, great opportunities to accessorize! πŸ™‚

This little bar area is a fun dining space.

Let’s go see the master bedroom, shall we?

Gah! This beautiful bed is a custom design by Garden Gallery Iron Works. So unique, and completely perfect for this sweet homeowner. And did you spy the little nightstand? It was found literally on the side of the road. My hubby repaired it, and I gave it a fresh coat of paint & pretty hardware. It’s just the right size for this bedroom.

This bookcase, to the left of the bed, will be a great spot to display books and family photos.

This pretty mirror will reflect light from the patio door behind me (the tiny house is currently sitting inside of a big shop until it’s completed…just imagine how bright it will be when sunshine pours in the windows!)…and have you noticed the stained beams running across the ceiling? LOVE!

Work continues on the house this week, and after that? This fun, bubbly homeowner will get to enjoy her home sweet home! Here we are at Ashley Furniture Home Store in Salem, Oregon, furniture shopping for the project! (below)

A huge thank you to Garden Gallery Iron Works and Garden Time TV for inviting me to be a part of this fun adventure! If you missed our segments on Garden Time TV, you can view them here!

Soooo? I have to know! Could YOU live in a tiny house?

 

  • October 26, 2017 - 3:52 pm

    edie gottschall - Love the tiny house. Please tell, where did you get the Lick the Bowl tea towel.
    Thanks for your blog!ReplyCancel

    • October 26, 2017 - 6:53 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi there! The tea towel is from Garden Gallery Iron Works in Hubbard, Oregon. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

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Soooooo there’s this amazing family. They are dear friends, and just the sweetest people you’ll ever meet. Their family has grown a bit over the last few years, and they were ready for an organized home office/homework room.

With 4 biological children and 3 blessings adopted from China, these 7 incredible kiddos needed a spot. A spot to do school projects, homework, play games, and just hang out…away from the main living space. And the kicker? The office is the first room you see when you enter their home…so it needed to be welcoming, inviting, and organized!

The parents of these sweet kids inspire me. They are so passionate about their children, giving them each a childhood to remember. Their home is full of laughter, lots of friends hanging out, and you can feel the love. Their hearts are just HUGE!

One day in late August, I stopped by to chat with them about the project. Their wish list was simple: a homework table, bookcases to store allllllll of their books, and a little desk area for mom & dad. We didn’t really talk about colors, style, or anything like that…but I knew they would be up for anything (we’re long-time friends, remember?). I mean, talk about a dream project! Working with people you love, and dreaming up a design with no preconceived ideas.

Ready to see it?? Let’s start with a “before” pic:

So the office sort of became a catch-all for furniture not being used in other rooms…not exactly homework friendly. The walls had recently been painted, and were a great neutral color, so that was a good start! Ready to see the “after?” (below)

Fresh, modern, organized. So fun! And plenty of room to add even MORE books to the bookcases…I hear there are many more in the garage! πŸ˜‰ The “Kickapoo” sign was a surprise, as it is a much-loved town where this couple grew up. I decided to use a raw board for a casual, modern look, and then sealed it with a clear water-based sealer. A perfect match to the table!

Ok, and the other side of the room, “before.” (below)

Aaaaaand “after!” (below)

Ready for homework! (sorry kids!)

One of my favorite things about this re-do is the “budget-friendliness.” It doesn’t have to cost a lot to refresh a space! And this update provided tons of function and a clean, fresh look. Win-win.

The entire room started with this fun rug, the “Kronge” from Ikea. We added the Norden Extendable Table,Β Β Hemnes Bookcase,Β & Boja Pendant Lamp (also from Ikea), and these Lemoyne side chairs. The clock & gray storage cabinet were Target finds, and the pretty curtains were from Wayfair, although it appears they’ve been discontinued. πŸ™ There’s a fun desk tucked over to the right, just for mom & dad.

So? Whatcha think? Not my typical look, but perfect for this fun, busy family. As always, the BEST part is happy clients (and friends!). I know this room will get tons of use, and I can’t wait for the next project with this sweet family!

 

 

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“Always take time to stop and smell the roses.” We’ve all heard it. But sometimes we don’t realize how important that is until our world gets rocked a little. Or a lot.

I’m sure we could all tell stories about what’s been going on in our lives lately. Hard things, sad things, scary things, happy things, exciting things…and man. This week we just felt like celebrating. Why? No reason, really. Just LIFE. Instead of feeling burdened that the house needs to be cleaned, the laundry pile is a mountain, the work life is hectic as ever, and we haven’t had a home cooked meal in way too long…we challenged ourselves to a perspective change, and it all started with some beautiful flowers on our doorstep.

Are you kidding me right now? How GORGEOUS are these flowers from our local FTD florist?

What a perfect opportunity to stop and SMELL THE ROSES.

I mean, just look at the way these blooms brighten up our kitchen! Our spirits were instantly lifted and suddenly it felt like a privilege to clean the kitchen, do the laundry, and make a meal (Ummm, ok you got me. Maaaaybe I didn’t make the meal, but I DID make the cookies!). And this is what I love about FTD Flowers. They partner with local florists to ensure their bouquets are hand crafted and hand delivered with care. And no matter what the occasion is, it just feels meaningful! Ya know?

Aaaand did you see the darling leather tassels on the beautiful vase? I just LOVE little details like that!

Ok, I know. You’re thinking, ‘WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL about the flowers??’ And last week I might have agreed with you. But friends, I’m telling you. It’s the little things. This pretty bouquet has brightened my mood every day this week.

Today I moved them over to the dining table, and wow. What a fun fall centerpiece! I love how the kindness of others is contagious. And now I can’t wait to send some beautiful flowers to surprise a loved one.

So, yes. There’s a lot of unlovely things going on in the world, to say the least. But we have a chance to make a difference in someone’s day. A smile, a kind word, a thoughtful note, some beautiful flowers…all it takes is a willing heart.

Proudly partnering with FTD Flowers.

  • October 11, 2017 - 2:27 pm

    Pennyreyjohnson - Janna, those are so beautiful! Thank you for taking the time to show us the display on table! Jesus bless you! XoReplyCancel

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