Six Inspiration Destinations

Posted by Jessica Dilger on Aug 15, 2020 5:00:00 PM

Farmhouse style blogs and vlogs


Whether you need how-to guidance, a like-minded person to bounce “what-if” questions off, or just to see someone else’s ideas and, um, appropriate them, here are some decor-oriented online sources with real people behind them. 

Six inspiration destinations

Best all around blog for the junker and farm girl at heart

Down Shiloh Road

shiloh road

Where to find her: Blog & Instagram

Instagram: @downshilohroad 

Down Shiloh Road—aka Jenn—has an all around blog, a little bit of everything. From her beautiful hobby farm in Illinois you will get to see DIY’s, gardening, tips, and fun farm activities. Her husband and their blended family have amazing adventures, and were even married in a hot air balloon! The fact that Jenn is also a genuine woman with a heart of gold is only icing on the cake. 

Recommended articles: “DIY guide to painting kitchen cabinets.” “The Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens” and “How to Build a scarecrow”


Best for virtual home tours and building your farmhouse

Living it Country 

living it country

Where to find it: YouTube & Instagram

Youtube: Living It Country 

Instagram: @LivingItCountryChannel


Why you’ll love it:

Holly and her husband decided to build their first house and they brought everyone along for the ride. Her DIYs and house improvements eventually led to sharing other women’s exciting homes as well. You’ll see women living in every style of farmhouse as they take viewers virtually through their homes.


 I wanted to see,,,homes as a whole, even if it means keys on the counter, your messy dog area or those sweet baby shoes left with the jacket on the ground. I wanted to feel inspired while also feeling like homes were lived in by people.” 


Holly hopes it can help inspire others to get new ideas. She gives an unending supply of inspiration and so many heartwarming stories with each video. From the simplest of homes to magazine-worthy, you are certain to find so many homes, and women you will love. 

Holly’s small business finds and unboxing videos of our FM Farmhouse boxes are also fun.


Best for vintage shopping fixes 

Olde Tyme Marketplace 

olde time marketplace

Where to find her: Web & Instagram

Instagram: @OldeTymeMarketplace 


Why you’ll love it:

Beth aka “The Pickin Queen” is a businesswoman with an even better backstory. She owns a 5,000 square foot brick-and-mortar shop filled with handpicked vintage finds. 


“When I think about growing up in the family farmhouse in Ohio that my dad grew up in, having a mom who loves garage sales and country magazines, a Grandma who had a basement full of craft supplies and dress up clothes and a Grandpa who loved to find junk on the side of the road and fix it up, it comes as no surprise that I turned out the way I did!” 


Her store is a dream destination, her social media accounts are a must-follow, and when it comes down to it all, she’s truly just an inspiring person.


Best for the independent DIY-er at heart 

If She Can Do It 

if she can do it

Where you’ll find her: Instagram

Instagrams: @if_shecandoit


Why you’ll love it:

Angela lives on the outskirts of Las Vegas with a backyard farm balancing decorating at a Vegas hotel chain on the strip with redoing her own home in her spare time. She recently started a series to inspire other women to do their own projects.


 “There is no better feeling than thinking you can't, then proving yourself wrong. Trust me, if I can do it so can you!” she says. Angela wants to empower women to pick up the power tools themselves. 


Watch her highlighted Instagram stories for tips on how to reframe your door, how to make your own salt wash paint, and all sorts of other DIY projects. 


Best for the homesteader and gardener at heart

Azure Farm Life

azure farm life

Where you’ll find her: 

Instagram @AzureFarm




Why you’ll love it:

Annette became a southern farm girl after marrying her husband Jared. They moved to a farm in Georgia in pursuit of a simpler lifestyle and to get back to the basics. 


“Homestead living has quickly become my passion. I honestly wish I had started sooner. Learning to slow down and live with intention has been so rewarding.”


From gardening tips, to recipes and more Annette shares their homestead life in such beautiful ways. 


Things you won’t want to miss: Meeting the celebrities of Azure Farm (their host of adorable and hilarious farm animals). Listen to their podcast where you can hear all about building your dream home, homesteading, and their crazy farm drama (just to name a few). Recipes: “Delicious Peach Cobbler” and “Cowboy Candy Preserves”


Best for budget decor and furniture flips 

Bless’er House

bless'er house

Where you’ll find her:

Instagram @Blesserhouse

Facebook: @Blesserhouse



Why you’ll love it

Lauren’s sense of humor will have you smiling and laughing throughout her endeavors. Her intro (to the tune of the “Fresh Prince of Belair” theme song) will give you great insight into just how funny and creative she is. You will quickly realize that Robert and Lauren are a team that you’d love to have as friends. 


From their decor-on-a-budget to their furniture flips, there are so many articles that will inspire your creativity while making you laugh. 


Articles you won’t want to miss: “14 Big impact ways to redecorate inexpensively,” “Work Table makeover and customizing unfinished furniture,” and “How to make a small room look bigger.” 


About the author

Jessica Dilger writes from “Shoo Fly Ranch,”  a homesteaded acreage in southwest Washington state where she lives with her family, 30 or so chickens, 14 cows, two bottle calves, and two new goats named Ben & Jerry. She also operates FM Farmhouse, a quarterly decor subscription box program.



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