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This year THE STRIPED BARN is going “Fall Out“! This year I am introducing lots of new things as I work my way thru the seasons!: “Fall Out at The Striped Barn”, “The Striped Barn goes Haunted”, “A Striped Barn Thanksgiving”, “Christmas at the Striped Barn”. Usually when August hits I start getting those Autumn/ […]

Cute Little Girls Birthday Cake and Presents

So last weekend in our 100-degree heat wave I had a birthday cake to make…omg was it challenging even with the air conditioning on! I have 3 words that will explain the whole thing…July and buttercream! If you bake you know the challenge…if you don’t let’s just say I couldn’t work with it more than […]


By popular demand I am posting my go to lemon cake recipe. This cake is so moist and tastes like fresh lemons…everyone will want this recipe…the best part is it’s so quick and easy! It’s perfect for summer but it’s our favorite year round and always requested for holidays and birthdays! Earlier in the week […]

Jack Daniels Whiskey Soaked Dark Chocolate Cake

FATHERS DAY is coming up this weekend which I’m sure you all know by now.  If you forgot…your welcome:) So, in memory of my dad, here’s the perfect Father’s Day cake…a dark chocolate whiskey cake! I always remember Dad on Father’s Day and this year I decided to bake this dark chocolate whiskey cake in […]

Easy DIY Fourth of July Decor

Hi friends! I’ve been so busy trying to wrangle 2020 that I just realized 4th of July was less than 4 weeks away! Rag wreaths are one of my favorite DIY projects especially this time of year for Fourth of July…they just scream summer Fourth of July celebration! Especially red, white and blue decor… you […]

“Sweet Magnolias” Southern Charm and Serenity Cookies

Hi Y’all…LOVE the new series on Netflix called “Sweet Magnolias”! I’m so glad there’s a new series to binge on, so far it only has 1 season, 10-episodes…its a Netflix show called “Sweet Magnolias” and I love it! Fun, romance, and drama as 3 longtime friends who call themselves the “Sweet Magnolias” juggle life in […]


Hi Guys!…I’ve always loved vintage style wall hooks. Every time I see them, I want them, so I finally decided to buy some and make my way overdue wall rack. I found these on Amazon at a great price! As you know I love making chippy, distressed farmhouse signs so I thought I’d just make […]

Super Easy DIY Project

Super easy DIY project! I am Rae Dunn inspired so I decided to give it a try so I could do barn farm and ranch! I grabbed a coffee mug from target and a oil based sharpie and went for it! First I washed the mug and wiped it with alcohol…Then I found a font […]

everything goes with cornbread…

OMG…I don’t know about you but with everything shut down I am on major DIY project / baking overload! Last weekend while I was waiting for my second attempt at sourdough bread to rise, I decided to make some cornbread…my fav… to go with my homemade chili. “When in doubt make cornbread!” So while my […]

Great Find Alert!

While I was writing my last blog, “how to display flea market finds”… I stumbled across these over sized, chippy, rustic signs so you know I just had to share!! They have metal and wood choices, are big, and priced great. How fun are these…and you can personalize them! I love how they add personality! […]