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April 2016

DIY Projects, Home Decor

Cable Spool Porch Table

Hi guys! Thanks for stopping by! I’m so glad you did! It means so much to me that you would take a moment of your day to stop by my little corner of the internet. Anyway, enough of the sappy stuff. Is it getting warmer where you are? I hope so! Here in Texas we’re reaching some pretty high temperatures which have me itching for two things: summer break and outdoor life!

We have about six weeks left of school, but who’s counting!? 😉 We have a large front porch on our house, which is one of the only positive things about our sad little rental. I mean, for real you guys. Over summer break, I like to spend as much time on the porch as possible! Give me some magazines, some lemonade, and I’m good to go for hours!

Recently, I’ve been looking for a cable spool, but I really haven’t wanted to spend a lot on it. I know that the cable spool as an outdoor table is totally not my original idea, but stick with me. I know everyone and their next door neighbor is doing this, but I still wanted to share. The table we had on our front porch previously was a small glass top one, maybe only 18 inches across. It wasn’t really large enough to place a lot of stuff on it, which is why I was looking for a cable spool to use as a table.

For the past few months I’ve been looking, but I’ve only been able to find them for about $60, which was more than I wanted to spend on a piece like this. So imagine my delight when I found one on the side of the road for free?! Ethan was driving, and I totally made him do a real quick turn around to scoop that bad boy up. It was actually a little scary looking because there was some additional wood attached to the top, and several pieces of wire wrapped around various parts on the spool. I just cut off the wire and pried off the pieces of wood that were nailed to the top. Ain’t no thing.

So, without further ado, here’s what our front porch looks like now:

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You might notice that the bottom piece it not a full circle. I actually found it this way, and was a little disappointed at first until I realized how much better this actually is. Since we have rocking chairs, the narrow bottom actually allows the chairs to fully rock while still being close to the tabletop.

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There’s so much more room on the surface than there was on the old table, I’m loving it! I can just imagine some plates out here, maybe a little pie….I don’t know where pie came from. I’m just really ready for summer, okay?!

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If you have your own cable spool, I would reccomend cutting the bottom to be more narrow.

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I case you were wondering, the rug is from Hobby Lobby, the chairs are from Cracker Barrel, the pillows are from Target, and the serving tray is from Walmart. This little outdoor area is fresh and cheery, and I cannot wait to get out here and enjoy myself. Especially since I’m so close to endless lounging during my carefree summer break. Ahhhh, summer. Alright, I’ll stop now y’all, I promise.

So what do you think of the cable spool as an outdoor table? Is this a trend you’re willing to go along with? I will say that even Ethan loves it! I am sensing some meals eaten out here together, and I cannot be more excited about that! That’s all for today, friends. Have a fabulous day!


My eShakti Spring Dress

Hi you guys! Happy Friday! I am sooooo glad the weekend is almost here! Today I wanted to share with you something that I don’t typically share, but something that I’m still really excited about, and I hope you are too!

Have you heard about It’s an online women’s clothing company that has some pretty cool perks. I just recently heard of them, and I love what I have seen so far, and so I wanted to share with you guys in hopes that you’ll love it as much as I do! Everything is totally customizable, which is a total plus for me. There are times when I am shopping and I’ll find something I love, only to say something along the lines of, “I wish this was longer,” or “I wish the neckline was different.” I work in a school, and so there are some restrictions on what I can wear to work. I still need to dress professionally, so I’m always looking for pieces I can wear both at work and out.

When I looked through the website, I was super pleased with all the options. They offer everything from wedding dresses to sun dresses and plenty in between. The prices are also super affordable, which is great! I wanted to order some thing I could wear to work, but I ordered this dress, which typically comes sleeveless. Since I can’t wear sleeveless tops to work, I was able to customize the sleeve to a capsleeve! How awesome is that? I was also able to enter my height (I’m pretty short, so dresses are often an awkward below the knee length on me), and what I wanted the dress length to be.

Less than a week after ordering, a package arrived on my doorstep and I was absolutely in love with the dress! Here’s what the dress looks like:


I love the nautical feel that it has. I will definitely be wearing this to some upcoming outdoor weddings this summer. The length is perfect, and it’s something I can wear to work. It’s a win-win in my book!


My clothing style is pretty simple, with a little bit of preppy inspiration. I wear a lot a navy blues, but I’ve just come to accept that about myself and not worry about constantly adding more to my closet. I guess it’s my go to color. This dress just feels so preppy and it’s perfectly light for summer.


There is a side zipper, which you can see in this picture. I adore the neckline. This is the type of dress that doesn’t need much else with it for accessories, and I love that about it.



But guess what you guys?! I have some good news for you too! If you are looking for some great, customizeable fashion, you can order at using the code “rumfieldhomestead” and get 10% off when you shop before 05/05/2016! How seriously awesome is that?! I am in love with this dress, and I had an great experience with the company (and I totally wouldn’t lie to you guys!). I would recommend this site to anyone, and I do hope you love it as much as I do! If you’d like to see more of this awesome company, you can find them on Pinterest, Facebook, or Instagram.

That’s all for today friends, have a fabulous day!

This post is sponsored by as a part of their #realfashionforrealpeople campaign, but all opinions are my own.

Home Decor

How to Make Grocery Store Flowers Look Expensive

Hi you guys! I’m so glad you stopped by today! I feel like I haven’t been able to consistently post for a while, but I have a ton of ideas for some upcoming posts that I’m super excited about! I was thinking about it the other day, and I realized that it was almost exactly one year ago today that I started this little blog and posted my very first post! Since then I have shared some really fun projects that I’m proud of, as well as a few personal pieces. In the next year, I want to continue to add more things here on the blog that encompass more things that I love, branching out a little bit from my main focus which has been DIY projects. I hope you don’t mind!

So today I wanted to share with you a recent hobby that I’ve taken on (which if you can’t tell by the title, is all about flower!). I’ve always loved florals, and when I grocery shop, I usually pick up an inexpensive bunch of flowers and stick them in a vase. For my wedding, I did my own flowers (which were admittedly pretty simple), and since then, I’ve been a little obsessed with floral design. Now, I am in absolutely no way any type of professional, nor do I even really know what I’m doing. All I know is that when I buy a four dollar bunch of flowers from the grocery store, it doesn’t look the same as the pretty floral arrangements I find on Pinterest.

With a little bit of fun experimentation, I’ve been able to figure out how to make the florals I buy at the grocery store a little bit more expensive looking (without the high florists’ price tag). Here’s what I do:

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I purchased a few hydrangeas, a bunch of mini pink roses, and a bunch of greenery. I like the mini roses simply because they are much cheaper than the large ones. Most bunches of individual types of flowers at my grocery store are just a few dollars. I tend to stay away from the pre-made bouquets, because they can get procey pretty quickly.

I like to make a floral arrangement from one basic large flower type, one smaller flower type, and some greenery. This is just my personal opinion, and I’m sure someone who has some actual floral knowledge might cringe reading this, but it’s just what works for me.

So here’s what I came up with:

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Like I said before, I have no experience with arranging florals other than just for fun, but boy is it fun! Keeping flowers in the house is a simple way to brighten the room, and I love the way this arrangement looks! For this arrangement, I placed the hydrangeas in the vase first, and then added small bunches of roses, followed by the sprigs of greenery. I usually just mess around with arranging it in different ways until I loke the way it looks. I don’t follow any proportion rules, but I think it looks pretty good (if I do say so myself, 😉 ).

How about you? Have you ever played around with florals? It sure is fun! I’d love to hear all about it! That’s all for today friends, have a fabulous day!