Imhoff Homestead :: BEAUTY PRODUCTS 2017 | the application

Friday, February 24, 2017
Okay seriously, what happened to February?!  Is next week seriously MARCH?
Whew, time if flying by!  That's quite all right with  me, I can't wait for some Sunshine again.

Spring ALSO means that it's time to starting thinking about those go-to beauty products!  You may remember that each year we bring you our favorite products of the current year, and usually, we do this pretty close to Christmas.  It acts like a good recap of the year's best ... but we thought it would be fun to debut the Must Have Beauty Products for the current year this MAY.

Introducing ... the new Imhoff Imhoff Homestead's
MUST HAVE BEAUTY PRODUCTS 2017 | the application process

So here's how it will work ...

Each year we share with our readers [all 4000+ of you] the best products to use for your Face, Hair, Skin, and Nails.  Literally, no beauty product, system, or regime is off limits.  Of course we have our favorites already picked out that we use and have become familiar with over the last year, but we want to hear from YOU, the readers as well!

So we're asking you to email us at, Facebook Message us at Imhoff Homestead, or Share your Photos on Instagram and tag us with your all-time, favorite product[s].  OR, just comment below this blog! We will be searching high and low for the perfect items to make the list!

NOW - let's take it one step further ...
Do you own a business in the Beauty Industry?  Are in interested in bringing our readers over to your website and possibly making a sale?!  I mean, how could you not, right?!  This is SO super simple - anyone is welcome to apply.  What you need to do is click the link below ...

Now you'll want to fill it out with your Business Name, Your Name, Your Website, The Product[s] you are recommending, and the Benefits it has to either your Face, Skin, Nails, or Hair, etc.  You have until March 15th to send in the product to the address listed on the application to be considered.
So here's the easy part ... each product recommended and sent in will be Photographed, Benefits Detailed, and your Website listed as part of our Considerable Mention Category.

The products that are above and beyond our expectations will be included on our Must have List 
and ...

1.  Photographed
2.  Demonstration with mention of your business and website for easy purchase
3.  Listing on our Sidebar for 6 weeks with link to your website for easy purchase
4.  Promoted on Instagram and Pinterest as our Must-Have Products for 2017
5.  Footer with your Business Link in Original Blog
6.  User Review [Myself or Team Member]
7.  Available for One-on-One info with yourself to our readers via video

 - Limited Availability -

This is Super Easy Marketing y'all - you all should be running and clicking the link before we close it up!  I can't wait to hear and see everyone suggestions!

Again - You do not need to own a business to recommend one of your favorite products.  We want to hear from all of you!  BUT, if you do have a business and want to Market your business for pennies ... then by all means ... click the link!

Disclaimer:  Only products we feel are a good fit will be included in our Considerable Mention Category or our Must-Have 2017 Beauty Product List.  Imhoff Homestead has the right to refuse or deny ANY product or business that does not fit with our style, and or, brand -  without an explanation.

Any products sent in will not be returned under any circumstance.  If Imhoff Homestead decides to not promote your business or product, you will not receive your product back.  All recommendations and reviews are those of the Owner of Imhoff Homestead and are our own opinions.  Obviously, some products will not work for everyone, and if you use or purchase any product from our list and it doesn't work out, or doesn't work with your body, you will not hold Imhoff homestead liable in any shape or form.  By submitting an application you are in agreeance to the terms listed above.

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Imhoff Homestead :: Office Sneak Peek #2

Monday, February 20, 2017

It's funny how I have always heard of people starting one project, and then before it's done, starting another one ... but that is in fact exactly what has happened at our house!  I keep thinking ... we'll get back to it, but the truth is, it's been delayed, however, will be picked up again this coming week!

So now that hubs has been super busy "building things."  We have created a bit of a monster in the garage.  In fact, all of our "projects" begin out there, and the work and debris were becoming overwhelming.  Like ... I can barely walk through the garage ... insert huge "grimacing face" emoji here!

BUT ... that only made us realize we desperately need some organization to have and keep a functional garage.  SO ... operation office, briefly became, operation garage overhaul.  Thanks to our good friends over at Home Depot, we were able to find exactly what we needed!

While Hubs is working in the garage, I decided it was time to figure out once and for all which paint we would use on the shiplap and the walls.  Here is the final decision. I am SO excited that I found the absolute perfect paint color via Magnolia Home.  I can't wait to see the room completely change when we slap this up over the next few weeks!

Work will be interupted due to Spring Break, but by the end of March, this puppy should be completed!

#imhoffhomestead #imhoffhome #shiplap #officemakeover #magnoliahome #cupolapaint #shiplappaint

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You are Berry Awesome - Happy Valentine's Day from Imhoff Homestead

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Happy Valentine's Day from Imhoff Homestead!

Aren't these Berry Awesome Vday Gifts awesome?!  I can't take the credit. I picked these up from a friend this year, but I made a few for myself and for additional gifts but the idea was all hers.  I just love the way they look and they are so easy to gift.  I was able to make 5 myself for under $15.00.  They are mixed with Hersey Kisses, Peppermint Patties.  I think next time I make them I will add those strawberry hard candies to make it look more "berry" like to go with the theme.  But these turned out perfect!  We're gifting these to teachers, admins, co-workers, and our nanny!

We also make Valentine's Day Boxes ... both kids picked their themes.  Braeden of course opted for Football, and Bear decided he wanted his to be a dog.  He settled for a dog house with a photo of Murph attached thank goodness!

Thankful for the memories the kids and I made together while making valentines and boxes, and that we're able to share the gift of kindness and love to others.

Happy Valentine's Day!

#valentinesday #imhoffboys #imhoffhomestead #imhoffhome

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Imhoff Homestead - Home Office Sneak Peek

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Shiplap Shiplap Shiplap   .... Just chaneling my inner J Gains!

Home Office Sneak Peek - Eeek .. can't wait to share it all with you!  Coming Soon!

#imhoffhomestead #imhoffhome #sneakpeek #shiplapdiy

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Imhoff Home :: Updated Laundry Room

Friday, February 3, 2017
Imhoff' Homestead :: Laundry Room Reveal

This is the project that was never meant to be.  I distinctively remember when we were building the home a few years ago saying to our builder and Hubs, "No, I don't want cabinets in the laundry room.  I'll never use them and it's just another upgrade."  I would rather spend the money on something people see ... oh Silly girl!  Trust me, you WANT ... NEED cabinets in the laundry room.  I have seriously had these puppies a week and I am trying to remember how I managed before hand!!

It really all started with Crosbie, our sweet Dane.  He literally has a kennel the size of a small apartment, and for the longest time that beautiful wire cage was in our bedroom ... the horror!  It wasn't until Christmas time when we packed it up and took it back home with us that I realized just how much space I had in my bedroom when it wasn't put up.  I knew from that moment on I was not going to put it back up in our room.  BUT, I needed to find space for it... I mean this thing is HUGE!  Since I didn't have much in the laundry room I thought, Bingo, I'll put it in there.  After an hour of Ryan making it "fit" in the space, it took me 2 seconds to realize ... nope ... this won't work.  There was no space for anything in that room but a washer, dryer and kennel.  Totally nonfunctional.  That's when it occurred to me that I could make a "built-in" kennel and give myself a shelf too.

So here's my little chicken scratch I gave to Hubs to explain what I was thinking ...

then this ... turned into THIS ... 

My first intention to get a few bids for the project.  Hubs and I are both really busy, and don't necessarily have a lot of free time. I new I wanted it to be basic ...  A tall countertop so Crosbie could fit underneath, subway tie, and upper cabinets.   Once we started to really map out want we wanted, Hubs was ready for the challenge.  He sure is handy to have around!!!  
So off to the hardware store we went ...


You'll notice a different countertop above.  After pricing out the surface I originally wanted, the total came out to over $500 for our tiny space for the countertop ALONE.  I about feel over!!  It's Formica people ... WHY is it that expensive?  Sorry Home Depot, but I am not paying that outrageous price!!  I just couldn't imagine my space without it, but in the end, instead of breaking my budget, I went with a pre-cut countertop.  That baby sat in my garage for a few days and every time I passed it ... I despised it more and more.  It wasn't me, and it wouldn't be what I wanted in the end.  So we returned it.  
You wont BELIEVE where I found my new counterop for CHEAP!!

No backing out now ....  Without Subway Tile and No Tops to the Cabinets ...

Installation of the Subway Tile ...

A few days later ... here's my finished Laundry Room:

The black holder on the right side of the wall is for my central vac house.  Not sure about the benefits Central Vac or never heard of it?  Read this post here to learn about why I will NEVER build a home without it!

Curious how I got the look for under the price of my original estimate on the countertop below?  Check out everything we used to make this a workable - and FUNCTIONAL laundry room on the cheap!  I absolutely love it!!

#imhoffhomestead #imhoffhome #laundryroom

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