Maison de Mings Blog

Baby Chicks

Baby Chicks
You guys! We added baby chicks to the farm! We had been planning for months to get chickens this spring, but the widespread outbreak of COVID-19 confirmed our decision. Anyone else planning a victory garden and looking for ways to become more self-sustaining?

Resourceful Garden Planning

Resourceful Garden Planning
Over the last few weeks, we have been adjusting to our "new normal" as our country faces COVID-19. Illinois is currently under Shelter-in-Place and I wanted to share a few resourceful ideas to start your garden planning with items you already have on hand.

Vintage Dresser Makeover

Vintage Dresser Makeover
For years, many DIYers have been turning to various types of paint to transform vintage finds, but have you ever considered sanding?

Preparing for Spring

Preparing for Spring
Happy March! Can you believe that spring is officially only a few weeks away? We have several ideas/projects planned for 2020...

Garden Planning

Garden Planning

"I believe in process. I believe in four seasons. I believe that winter's tough, but spring's coming. I believe that there's a growing season. And I think that you realize that in life, you grow. You get better." --Steve Southerland

Door Makeover (Partie II)

Door Makeover (Partie II)
The Grandeur Hardware makes our home feel much more custom and truly like we brought a bit of France to our country life.

Natural Living Essentials

Natural Living Essentials
With starting our hobby farm last year, I've been more determined than ever to create more of a natural and eco-friendly environment for our family.

Vintage Finds from The Big Red Barns

Vintage Finds from The Big Red Barns

I try to be intentional about what I bring into our home. I want our home decor and furniture accents to have meaning and tell a story. 

7 Year Anniversary (Copper & Wool)

7 Year Anniversary (Copper & Wool)
Traditionally, the seventh anniversary gift is represented by copper and wool. Copper is seen as a durable metal that, according to Greek mythology, attracts love and protects against evil. Wool, on the other hand, symbolizes warmth and comfort.

Door Makeover with Grandeur Hardware

Door Makeover with Grandeur Hardware
This is a sponsored post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.  It's the time of year to start planning upcoming home improvement projects!...

Explore More with Dollar General

Explore More with Dollar General
Have y'all seen the new "Explore More" products from Dollar General? We live in a very rural area and I'm so glad to see that DG is now carrying a variety of affordable home decor items!

Ultimate Game Day Appetizer

Ultimate Game Day Appetizer
Are you looking for an easy game day appetizer?? My husband came up with the recipe for this year's Super Bowl and is calling it "The Elephant Egg."