Creating a Meaningful Home: City Farmhouse

CREATING A MEANINGFUL HOME blog series featuring Bloggers sharing the story of their home: FEATURED is Jen of City Farmhouse - a MUST READ story!

Today’s guest post for Creating a Meaningful Home blog series: Year 3 is Jen of City Farmhouse. Welcome Jen…

Hi there JBD readers! My name is Jen & I write the blog City Farmhouse. I started my blog a little over 3 years ago as a way of chronicling our new home, with little time and money for decorating we decided to take it one project at a time. What I found was, it was more about the journey in creating a meaningful home and less about the destination.

After 4 years of living in my home I still have spaces I need to tackle but for me that is the fun part, knowing there are still projects ahead. My little guy heads off to kindergarten this September, I am not sure what I will do with all of the time, I suppose tackle some of these projects:). Jack being home with me is a big part of why I chose to take decorating my home slowly. At the end of the day, I will never get that time back & that is way more important than anything I could create.

I have always decorated my home with my family in mind. Of course I want a pretty home, but I want it to feel comfortable as well. By adding cozy pillows, meaningful details, texture and layers my boys {husband included} feel that it is their space as well.

CREATING A MEANINGFUL HOME blog series featuring Bloggers sharing the story of their home: FEATURED is Jen of City Farmhouse - a MUST READ story!

This is our Summer Front Porch, we spend tons of time out here in the summer, it overlooks the bay and it is quiet & peaceful. It is a place that feels good for everyone. It is functional, comfortable and stylish. Everything is washable and the outdoor carpet is a dream! Our coffee table is actually an old kids table from PB and it is the perfect height. My boys play Legos out here, draw and it is ideal for afternoon picnics and evening snacks.

CREATING A MEANINGFUL HOME blog series featuring Bloggers sharing the story of their home: FEATURED is Jen of City Farmhouse - a MUST READ story!

Jack comes out here is in the mornings with me with his action figures and cars & I can’t tell you how much I treasure this time, hearing his little voice and listening to him pretend play is what home is all about.

CREATING A MEANINGFUL HOME blog series featuring Bloggers sharing the story of their home: FEATURED is Jen of City Farmhouse - a MUST READ story!

Our Master Bedroom is a place I have layered vertically lots of moments and memories from our time spent seaside. The mirror above our bed was made from driftwood found with my boys. Everyday it’s the first thing I see when I wake up and it reminds me of our little adventures together and how grateful I am to live coastally.

CREATING A MEANINGFUL HOME blog series featuring Bloggers sharing the story of their home: FEATURED is Jen of City Farmhouse - a MUST READ story!

CREATING A MEANINGFUL HOME blog series featuring Bloggers sharing the story of their home: FEATURED is Jen of City Farmhouse - a MUST READ story!

This piece of art I made for my husband on our 10th anniversary. It’s a little DIY graffiti art from the words of our wedding song.

CREATING A MEANINGFUL HOME blog series featuring Bloggers sharing the story of their home: FEATURED is Jen of City Farmhouse - a MUST READ story!

And feathers found at the beach one summer.

CREATING A MEANINGFUL HOME blog series featuring Bloggers sharing the story of their home: FEATURED is Jen of City Farmhouse - a MUST READ story!

I am one of those people that firmly believes that gratitude goes a long way. Sayings like this {below} are all over our home.

CREATING A MEANINGFUL HOME blog series featuring Bloggers sharing the story of their home: FEATURED is Jen of City Farmhouse - a MUST READ story!

Numbers that represent the BEST days of my life, the days my boys were born and our wedding day.

CREATING A MEANINGFUL HOME blog series featuring Bloggers sharing the story of their home: FEATURED is Jen of City Farmhouse - a MUST READ story!

Every year at Thanksgiving I add gratitude notes to our table, so we can hold on to them as keepsakes. In a day where technology has taken the place of most handwritten items, to be able look back on these notes & see all the things we were grateful for that year, what a sweet bit of family history to hold onto.

CREATING A MEANINGFUL HOME blog series featuring Bloggers sharing the story of their home: FEATURED is Jen of City Farmhouse - a MUST READ story!

Layering your walls with DIY art is a great way of personalizing your home. There is a sense of pride when someone says, “I love that, how did you make that?”

You can check out my Dining Room Reveal HERE.

CREATING A MEANINGFUL HOME blog series featuring Bloggers sharing the story of their home: FEATURED is Jen of City Farmhouse - a MUST READ story!DIY Abstract Art

Thank you so much for spending some time with me today. I would love for you to follow along, I still have tons to do & ideas to share:).

You can fins me here BLOG/FACEBOOK/INSTAGRAM

Have a beautiful week,

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“I have always decorated my home with my family in mind. Of course I want a pretty home, but I want it to feel comfortable as well.” Balance is key when creating a home with meaning and Jen’s home is not only beautiful, but it is also cozy, warm, and inviting for her family & friends.  Jen is also a sweetheart and I believe her decor style reflects who she is!  We met last year for the first time and will be seeing each other again in the Fall at a conference.  To me, she’s not only a fellow blogger, but a friend!

Jen has some great projects + printables on her blog.  A favorite is this rustic TV cart that she upcycled into a modern white bar cart.  How creative?!

rustic TV cart upcycled into a modern white bar cart

Head on over to City Farmhouse, and give Jen a BIG HELLO!

Check out all the Bloggers that have contributed to this series on
Creating a Meaningful Home

Plus don’t miss out on all the previous Bloggers who contributed to this series in 2013 and 2014!




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  1. says

    Jenna, thank you so much for sharing my home! Cant wait to meet up again in October!!! Enjoy the rest of your summer friend!

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