A Week in Review is a series where I summarize all the latest updates of farm and fixer upper life in one spot. Last week was spent settling into our new “normal,” playing in mud, and picking flowers.
A Week in Review: March 2020
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A Muddy Start
There’s not much cuter than a puppy in a farmhouse sink. That’s exactly what we had to do after our walk on the farm. Lola is usually good at staying clean, after all she thinks she is a human. It was just too muddy today so she went straight to the sink for a bath (which she hates). Isn’t she too cute after a bath? There isn’t much too her when her fluff is gone!
Do your pets like baths? Any tricks to make this easier for those who hate them?
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Sharing the Love
With everything going on, the hosts of “Share the Love” felt like it was a great time to share the love. What does this mean? Myself and 10 other amazing ladies will be sharing people in our Instagram stories. If you missed it and would like to be apart of the next “Share the love, just follow me in Instagram (@dianamariehome) to find out when this will happen again and how you can play along!
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Finding the Good
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in ‘Share the Love.’ It means so much to me when we come together to do good. With all the crazy things going on in the world, having a space where I can escape the crazy and find good has made all the difference for me. I hope that what I share here might be a small bright space for you to ‘escape’ to as well. ❤️
On Friday Kurt and I were talking about how, since working from home, Monday through Friday feels like a Friday and the weekend is still awesome. Has anyone else felt that way?
Friday was spent making some plans for the green house area, styling this little spot in our dining room, and painting the sitting room. I only got the main part of the room cut in but every little bit of progress counts, am I right?!
On my Heart
During this time of fear and uncertainty, I have been making an effort to focus on the positives. Being quarantined on our farm has definitely made it easier to see the positives, but I have also become aware of just how much I took for granted before. Simple things like going thrifting, feeling safe at the grocery store, or even spending time with friends and family have all been sacrificed. However, on the positive side I have gained time. Time to work on our home, to work on creative projects, and time to relax! This terrible situation has given me both stress and relief all at the same time. It’s pretty strange, but a good reminder that things are never all bad. If you look hard enough there are always positives that can be found.
However the current circumstances are impacting you and your life, I hope you are able to find something good among all the bad, no matter how small it may be.
The best book for learning how to grow flowers
The Best Book on Growing Flowers
Today I spent some time talking to a friend while walking around the farm picking spring flowers. Not a bad way to spend a Monday if you ask me! It reminded me to share about my favorite gardening book. You can find more about the book and why I love it in my Instagram highlights. The Cut Flower Garden teaches about the basics of growing flowers, tips and tricks for growing flowers in all seasons, and pretty pictures to top it all off. Click HERE to learn more about the book and get a peak inside.
A Week in Review: Summary
That wraps up another week. It means the world to me that you take the time to stop by my blog to learn more about what is happening at Diana Marie Home and Flint Creek Farm. I hope that along the way you may learn a trick or two and leave feeling inspired to create cozy spaces in your home on a budget.
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Kevin s says
Diana thanks for sharing some encouraging words during a time of uncertainty. I really enjoy viewing all of the photos from your farmhouse. keep up the good work and please keep sharing about your faith. have a great day.
Thank you so much! And thank you for always reading and supporting my blog! =)
I love the theater seats in your bedroom! They’re in the perfect spot in between the windows
Thank you! I initially planned on putting them somewhere else but I think this is the perfect spot for them too =)