Category Archives: FG Style

Because farm girls need style, too. No Carhartt zone.


Retro Table Restyle
April 18

So I really love old stuff. Jars, vases, trunks, dishes, folk art, so on and so forth. Oddly enough, though, don’t really like old furniture. At least not for my house.But when I came across this gem for $1 at a recent estate sale, I immediately saw the potential in it and knew it was exactly what I’d been looking for to go in our newly finished basement media room/bar.
I’m sure your face was the same as Farmer’s when he saw it. I told him my vision. He was skeptical. So I really had something to prove.

I wanted the frame to match some of the metal work on the exposed beams we have so I chose the black enamel spray paint. And for some reason I already had 3 cans of ivory satin spray paint laying around so that’s what I landed on.
I made sure to clean it up and wipe it down really well, because you know, sometimes old crap from yard sales sometimes has gross stuff on it. Like spider baby nurseries. Sick.

On a well covered area on my back porch I turned it upside down and began spraying – make sure to stay several inches away and spray in evenly as I went around the frame making sure to get all the nooks and crannies. Unfortunately, with such a small area to spray, a lot of paint ended up floating away. That’s why I always make sure to spray standing up wind.

While I was waiting for the bottom side of the frame to dry, I started on the table surfaces with the ivory satin. I’m not going to lie. I wasn’t thrilled with it. I’m not sure if it was the brand of paint or the satin finish, but it didn’t really cover all that easily and I had to use A LOT of paint to get it to cover evenly. Serious hand crampage occurred. It also took forever to dry.

Once it completely dried I placed the trays back on the frame (I forgot to mention that they were not attached so that was super handy). It looked fabulous! But it was missing a little something. So I came up with a genious idea and headed down to my local craft store to have Darcy print me up some vinyl lettering.

The font was perfect but just a spaced to far apart for what I had in mind so I cut out each letter individually so I could stick them on closer together.

Having never used this stuff, I learned that it is awesomely easy as long as you have something to help keep the lettering straight. I was able to use the lip of the tray to line up the letters so they were perfectly straight.




The lettering stuck very nicely to the surface with just a light rubbing.

I had already done the #hello on the top tray just to make sure that the lettering stuck and that my lettering placement was going to be correct (before I took pics) so I was done!

I’m kinda in love.


Who would’ve thought I could have a table this cute for just $23? Here’s the cost break down:
Table $1
3 cans Spray Paint: $12
Custom Vinyl Lettering: $ 10

I hope this inspires you to get creative, too, because I for one can’t wait for the next one.

Farm Girls Need Style, Too.
March 19

Who doesn’t get to the point where they just want to literally get rid of every piece of clothing they own and start completely over. That’s exactly where I am right now. After 8 months of being on the farm full time I am still trying to replace my old work wardrobe, full of fabulous high heels and dry clean only dresses, with more functional, farm-girl- appropriate-yet-cool clothes. And when I say functional, I don’t mean stuff like Crocs (gagging) or Carhartt overalls (super functional but NOT at all cool.) I mean just really wearable, good looking clothing with a purpose other than just being pretty (which I am still a huge fan of).

Here are a few pieces that I am really excited to add to my wardrobe this spring. Click on the pics to go to connect to buying sources.


AG Piper Patchwork Jeans

Get these pants on my body now.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE  AG Jeans and these are so cuuuuuuute and farmy, right?  I have several pairs of AG’s that feel like I’m wearing pajamas. BTW…am I the only one happy to see way fewer skinny jeans out right now? Thank gawd.


Bed Stu Lita Oxfords

I’ve been dying for an awesome pair of worn looking oxfords and here they are. Totally wearing these with the Piper jeans, rolled cropped jeans and denim cutoffs all. summer. long.

Draped Sweater

Cashmere Draped Cardigan

You can never have enough drapey sweaters in my opinion, especially in eastern Oregon.  For some reason they look cool with just about anything. And if you’re like me and always a bit chilly, even when it’s 80 degrees outside, this is always what I go to for that extra little layer. It’s like a little blankie with arm holes.


Project Social Sunflower T

I am huge fan of rayon blend tee shirts. They hang well and just look, well, nicer. Casual without looking sloppy. They take slightly more laundering care but totally worth it.

denim skirt

Pilcro Distressed Denim Midi Skirt

Holy crap am I obsessed with this skirt or what? It’s the perfect length for someone of “my age” and modest without being sister wifey. I could wear this every day and maybe I just will.









Falling Into Fall Style
August 27

I will be honest. Although autumn is to die for here in eastern Oregon (with the amazing colors, warm but not too warm weather, the smell of wood fired stoves in the air, pumpkin patch outings, etc., etc.) I am still not quite ready for summer to be over. But alas, the back-to-school shopping frenzy has gotten the best of me and I can’t seem to stop fantasizing what I want to add to my fall wardrobe. With a major wardrobe overhaul coming to my closet this season, I have found a few pieces I cannot wait get. STAT. My September and October events calendar is filling up fast and these casual pieces are gonna be there with me!


A. Ummm. Pretty skeletons are most awesome. Get this shirt here.

B. Ob-sessed with ponchos. I wear them lots and I think I pull them off pretty OK! If you’re a 70’s style girl, too, get yours here!

C. Leather cuffs make me feel bad ass.

D. Women my age shouldn’t wear exclusively skinny jeans, so here is a lovely pair of boot cut. And they’re on clearance!


F. God I love a leather purse that isn’t covered in rhinestones, hardware and weird embroidered cross shaped thingys. What are those anyway?