Around the House at My 100 Year Old Home – Week Three

Welcome to Around the House at My 100 Year Old Home. This is new a weekly update I share every Saturday about what is going on at My 100 Year Old Home.

Waco Airbnb

Welcome Inside My 100 Year Old Home

It’s been such an incredible week as I spent five days in Waco at our Airbnb. While I was there I toured the Magnolia Market, bought lots of things for our home at the Magnolia Shop on Bosque and “de Christmassed” our home. I also painted and hung two abstract paintings, made tissue paper cherry blossoms from branches cut in our backyard, reorganized three cabinets, baked french bread and spent a lot of time with my friends Amy from Cutertudor and Kimberlee from The Morrow House. As I was leaving Texas I had an amazing lunch with my dear friend Karianne from Thistlewood Farms. You really need to check out these three amazing ladies!

My biggest accomplishment for the week was successfully managing the Waco Airbnb permit process. We had some hoops to jump through but we did it! Beginning on Wednesday, January 22nd, our Waco home will be available for bookings on Airbnb and VRBO. I am so happy that I finally get to share our home with others!

I started out this week by sharing a DIY for making Cherry Blossom Branches. The blossoms are made out of tissue paper and attached to apple branches with a glue gun. I am so happy so many of you tried this DIY! If you share make or bake one of my DIY’s, share it on your stories and tag me, I will always try to share you on my stories!

cherry blossom

I shared some of my Best Instagram Tips and the response was amazing! I honestly think if you want to grow your Instagram then this is a great way to start. 

Instagram Tips

What’s New in The Family Room

I loved my time in Waco. It was a really busy week and my assistant Kelly and I got so much done!  We spent a lot of time on our computers, reorganized, ran all over town, shopped, and spent a lot of time brainstorming. Our few days together were amazing! And I loved every minute of it.

Back at home, the cleaning and organizing projects underway in our home. This week I need to finish the redo of our backyard and third floor. We are hosting a Celebration of Life on Sunday for Dave’s dad and we want the house to be perfect. Dave’s parents sold this house to us in 1998 and we want it to look it’s best for this important day. 

Around the House

Every Wednesday I share a wonderful round-up of posts for Easy Elegance Wednesday. This week I shared a DIY to make Metallic Clay Hearts. They are inspired by the metallic lockets I had as a kid.

clay valentine hearts

I shared one of my favorite all-time Valentine DIY’s. I love this Valentine Decor Flower Crate using a wooden crate, flowered paper napkins, and lots of glue.

DIY Valentine Craft

While I was in Waco I made homemade french bread. As shocking as this may seem, this was my first attempt at making yeast bread. I am not sure why it took me so long but the result was amazing! My blog post How to Make Bread features a great recipe that is very easy to follow.

How to Make Bread

Let’s see what my friends are up to.

Sarah Joy Blog shared How You Can Make Any Space Cozy After Christmas.

Joy the Baker included a recipe for Quick Cranberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Rolls

Liz Marie Blog shared a Very Simple and Fresh Mantle.

Flower Display at Magnolia Market

Looking Out the Front Door

Next week on the blog I will be sharing the new abstract art I painted for our Waco home, my new Royal Icing 101 discovery, A DIY of Fabric Valentine Hearts, and a fun Valentine Pillow. Chef Monique will be cooking in my kitchen on Friday and we will be making pies. I cannot wait to learn how to master the perfect pie crust recipe. 

I am really enjoying celebrating Back to the Basics this month at My 100 Year Old Home this month. Thanks for being here with me.

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  1. I made the bread yesterday serving it with homemade tomato soup and a fresh salad. Excellent! The bread turned to perfect. Thank you!

  2. Thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family for celebrating a wonderful life lived. Enjoy the opportunity of memories, stories, laughter and tears you will share with others in remembrance.

  3. I’m sorry to hear about your Father in Law. What a tribute to celebrate his life in your beautiful home that was once his. Also, cant wait to see this pie crust on Friday.

  4. Hello!
    You have such a BEAUTIFUL home! 😍❤️❤️❤️ My husband and I are actually building a farmhouse right now. I will have shiplap through out the whole house! So exciting! I was just curious as to what colors your ship and cabinets are? Also, what stain did you use on the ceiling? I hope to here from you soon!

    God bless!
    Ben and Jess

    1. The colors are Benjamin Moore Simply White! If you want any other rooms, go to my blog, click Home Tour, scroll down to My 100 Year Old Waco Home, and then click on which room you want info on.

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