Friday, May 23, 2014

Saturday Spotlight: Jen from City Farmhouse

Hi, everyone!   Kris from Junk Chic Cottage and I wanted to do a regular feature on our blogs, something unique that hasn't been done before.   So we came up with an idea to 'spotlight the real life behind the blogger' in a more personal way.
There is so much talent and inspiration in blogland, and we thought it would be fun to bring you a closer look at the person behind the blog.

Every week on Saturday we will spotlight a blogger and have them tell us a little bit about themselves and their blogs.  You will be able to see and read about each of the bloggers on both Kris's and my blog. 


Today I am truly honored to have Jen from City Farmhouse as my guest!  Jen featured my home and promoted my blog when I was just starting out-she's supported and encouraged me from the beginning, and I'm eternally grateful to her for that!  She is a 'rock star' blogger, amazingly successful, and I admire her fabulous style and creativity!
Please sit back, relax, and enjoy getting to know Jen better!

Hi friends of the sweet & talented Susan!
I am so thrilled to be here!
My name is Jen
I write a DIY & decorating blog called,
My blog is about the journey to decorate my home with meaning & love,
on a VERY small budget.
I make, I sew, I paint & find bargains,
you name it, I do it, or at least I try:).
When we found our DREAM home 3 years ago,
my husband & I were in awe.
We had been looking for 4 + years and it was so worth the wait!
It was nestled down a long tree lined street, just steps from the bay.
We had saved for years for this home & knew it was right from the moment we stepped in.
I have taken my time decorating this home
& I am still working on projects, but that is half the fun, isn't it?
I am amazed & inspired everyday by the friends I have met through this blogging journey
{Susan being one of them!} & what I have learned.
Welcome to our Family Room...
This console was $10 at a local thrift store,
what a steal, right?!
This coffee table was an IKEA hack & so much fun to make,
you can find it HERE.
This is my nook, dining room & kitchenSoft Neutral Color Palette Dining Room & Eat In Nook City Farmhouse
Here are a few pictures from my Holiday Tour....
City Farmhouse Holiday Housewalk 2013 Kitchen-details
City Farmhouse Holiday Kitchen 2013 Details
I finished this project recently & love how the cream and beige stripes turned out.
It amazing how a little paint can transform a space!
City Farmhouse Cream & Beige Horizintal Stripes in Hallway Found Driftwood Rack
We have this little nook under our stairs & while I would love a built in,
this work well for now.
I love being able to change it easily with the seasons.
Stairway Nook Makeover Using Spoonflower Fabric {City Farmhouse}
And this is where we spend a lot of time as a family, our playroom.
The color palate is cheerful & you can see lots handmade touches around the room.
I love this space!
City Farmhouse-Playroom Sneak Peek
I fell head over heals for this front porch & we have enjoyed lots of time out here as a family.
Fall POrch City Farmhouse Harvest Table
Fall POrch City Farmhouse Bay Wreath & Petite Rosemary Wreath Garland
Fall Porch City Farmhouse DIY Harvest Table & Creative Seating
Fall Porch City Farmhouse Front Door & Table
Speaking of still having many projects, this is one of them,
my master bathroom.
White Subway Tile & Classic Small Windows, Wall Color Olympic- Sprig of Ivy City Farmhouse
And my master bedroom, which is underway, yay!
City Farmhouse Campaign -Cost Plus & getting teh look for less
This is our view.
I feel so blessed to wake up to this every day.
Master Bedroom Office Overlooking Bay City Farmhouse
I also share recipes, you can find them HERE....
DIY Spiced Dark Hot Chocolate-A healthier choice for those chilly winter days-easy & so delicious
DIY Spiced Dark Hot Chocolate-easy, delcious & healthy recipe
and lots of DIY projects & tutorials HERE.
PB Inspired Trio Of Beach Signs Tutorial
City Farmhouse-DIY Thrifty & Pretty Driftwood Mirror-perfect summer project
Thank you for letting me share my story & home:).
Have a beautiful day,
Thanks so much, Jen, for joining us today and sharing your breathtaking home (and views!)
Please visit Jen at City Farmhouse, then hop over to Kris's blog to read more about Janae from Not So Shabby-Shabby Chic.
Have a wonderful day! :)


  1. Thanks so much for featuring Jen - another new blogger to me. I am headed over to her house right now.

  2. Thanks, Susan! Jen has a beautiful home and I love how she has dome it so inexpensively and with a great flair for simplicity. It very much reminds me of your home!


  3. Loved this feature, Susan. Jen has amazing style. Such a gorgeous home!

  4. I love everything about Jen's home, her style and her blog. Very calming (do still waters run deep, I wonder?), classy. Thanks, Susan, for showcasing her.

  5. Love Jen style and color choices. xoxo,Susie

  6. Hi Jen,
    It is so nice to meet you. Love love love your home and style. Thank you for doing Spotlight.

  7. Jen, I have been a huge fan for a while now - so nice to see you on Susan's blog! Somehow I had missed your front porch pictures - absolutely gorgeous!!

  8. Oh my gosh, what a gorgeous home!! and what a view! Breathtaking!!
    Love this.

  9. Susan, thanks for introducing us all to such a charming blogger. So much talent and sweetness, I am now a new follower of Jen's delightful blog.

  10. So nice to meet Jen...her home is really beautiful!

  11. Oh my, what a beautiful home. Everything is gorgeous, especially that view!

  12. It's nice to meet Jen and see some of her beautiful home! Continuing to love this series!!

  13. Love her farmhouse style!! Off the visit Jen's blog now.

  14. So pretty!!! I love how she decorated her home on a budget and it's gorgeous! Great spotlight Susan!

  15. such a gorgeous style! thanks for sharing, jen, susan!

  16. Jen's home is one of such creativity, grace and beauty...Love her style! Great feature Susan!

  17. Thank you so much for having me ladies, I so appreciate the feature! Jen-City Farmhouse

  18. What a beautiful home and story! I see so much creativity in every ounce of space and to me, that's what makes a house feel like home.


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