Tuesday, July 28, 2015

"Gypsy Soul" Handmade Sign with SPARKLES



 Hi there and welcome back!
Today's a quick fun post on a sign I made yesterday.
Been feeling creating this week.
Plus, it is way too hot to garden!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Free Vintage Style August 2015 Calendar and Printable

It's been awhile since I have shared any of my graphic work.
It is hot and muggy here, so I made a couple things for you to enjoy!

Click to view full size, it is an 8 by 10 inch printable.

And here is a printable calendar or desktop background for you to enjoy....
Click to view full size.

Feel free to share, give me a credit if you use it online please.
www.creativecountrymom.com

I will try to do more soon!

xxx...Brooke


Brooke Berry Kroeger is the creator of the Creative Country Mom blog started in 2009. There she shares her photography and country lifestyle. She enjoys incorporating vintage finds and repurposed treasures in her Southern Indiana farmhouse and garden. She loves to talk about gardening and decorating and often lectures at local gardening education events and area organizations and clubs. She does freelance photography and DIY publication work.  If you would like her to contribute on a project, email her at creativecountrymom@gmail.com.
I am linking to the parties found on my main page.

"Take my life and let me be, a living prayer, my God to thee."

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hot Days of Summer - July Garden Update

 It's HOT in Indiana folks!
 So hot that I have been a neglectful gardener for the past two weeks.
 Luckily before this heatwave I took some pictures to share.
 These are from the 4th of July weekend.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Vintage Style Decor: New Cottage Kitchen Reveal!

Hello my dear friends!
I am so happy to announce...
The Kitchen Is Done!
Yeah!!!!  I am so happy to share it with you today!

Let's start out with a few before and afters....
 Here is the before (from last Fall)...
And AFTER!
Before....
And AFTER....
 So much brighter, don't you think?
Let's take a look around....

Monday, July 13, 2015

My Vintage Style Front Entry and Home Office

Hello again my dear readers!
Hope this week is going good for all of you.
Before I share my newly painted kitchen...
(yes... I am super excited to show you the new look)
I thought we would take a look at the rooms right next to it.
I am still loving my new wallpaper in the entry.  Of course now it looks even better with the kitchen painted an aqua/blue similar to the paper colors.  I knew as soon as I saw this pattern it would be a perfect match with my antique light.
Let's take a look into my dining room... I now use as an office.
We really never used a formal dining room.  We have an eat in kitchen and I loved having this area more open.  If I need a table, I have a long conference one I can sit up for parties in here.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Little Hall off our Kitchen...


 Hi there!
This is a quick hello and Happy Weekend to you all.
 My hubby is still off work and we have been spending lots of family time.
Golf has started for our oldest and both girls are still competing in summer tennis tourneys.
I did get part of the kitchen wall paper down and the two pumpkin walls painted!
I will share it with you when it is more presentable.
My paint is a slightly aqua version of robin's egg blue.
It is definitely brighter and different....
The girls and I love it and hubby thinks it looks too girly. 
 Today's share is a quick look at the little hall off the kitchen that leads to the garage.  I painted this last week and took wallpaper border down.  I took some of my more country things and moved them to this little shelf where we hang our coats and purses.
 The vintage chalkboard was from my hubby grandparents home.
 I love the green color and simple style.
 It is a family tradition to sign it when you visit!

Hope all is well with everyone.
I will be back to blogging more when hubby goes back to work!
xxx....Brooke

Brooke Berry Kroeger is the creator of the Creative Country Mom blog started in 2009. There she shares her photography and country lifestyle. She enjoys incorporating vintage finds and repurposed treasures in her Southern Indiana farmhouse and garden. She loves to talk about gardening and decorating and often lectures at local gardening education events and area organizations and clubs. She does freelance photography and DIY publication work.  If you would like her to contribute on a project, email her at creativecountrymom@gmail.com.
I am linking to the parties found on my main page.
"Take my life and let me be, a living prayer, my God to thee."
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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Our Country Kitchen: A Pre-Cottage Remodel Post

 Before I start to paint the kitchen...
I wanted to try and get some decent pictures.
I guess this is a great big.... BEFORE post for you!
 This summer we built the new screen room right off  the kitchen.
 My big fear is that it would make the kitchen too dark.
It is fine on sunny days, but a bit dark at times.
But I am thinking a lighter shade on the two main walls will help dramatically.
 So the pumpkin will be going a pale robin's egg blue.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Country Gardens: Daylily Days of Summer

The holiday weekend is over....
And our visitors at the lake are gone home.
We have spent most of the day in the big lake.
Eating leftovers and floating in the water.
A day of rest.
We had 13 kids here till 11 pm last night.
They all had fun... but I was beat!

 So this evening lets enjoy some of the wonderful daylilys blooming...