11 Spring Decorating Ideas

Spring is perhaps my favorite season for decorating the house. I love cracking open the windows to let the spring breezes flow in, bringing with them the wonderful scent of lilac and apple blossoms. Spring cleaning doesn't feel like a chore; instead it feels like performing a little therapy on the house, purging it of winter germs. To further inspire, I have a roundup of 11 spring decorating ideas for you to enjoy this weekend. A beautiful … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Kitchen Dressed for Spring

Are you lovin' the longer days of spring as much as I am? It's incredible how a few more hours of daylight can put a pep in your step. I'm pretty sure I have seasonal disorder syndrome so when the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, I'm a happy camper. It's even better when everything starts turning green and the magnolia trees and forsythia bushes are in bloom. I brought a little of that spring time freshness into my farmhouse kitchen … [Read more...]

Home Tour: Celebrating Spring with Pops of Coral

So happy to announce that we've got a special edition of Farmhouse Friday for you today!  We're featuring our spring home tours and we all have a little something special to share. For me, that something special is the color coral. It's not a color I normally choose, but I'll explain how pops of coral came to occur in my humble home this season.  I'm also excited to say that Country Living Magazine is hosting our spring home tour!  It's been my … [Read more...]

Spring Decorating: 6 Tips to Bring the Outdoors In

Today I'm doing 2 things.  One - I'm sharing 6 tips for creating a cohesive spring decorating look in the dining room.  And two - I'm joining some of my favorite bloggers for a spring tour and each one of us is providing a tip or how-to. Special thanks to Rachel at Shades of Blue Interiors for organizing the tour! The links to everyone's spring decor is at the end of this post, but for now,  here's the plan I followed to add a bit of spring in my … [Read more...]

Easy Spring Banner: Make It in Minutes

Everything is coming to life out in the yard and to celebrate spring, I have a quick and easy spring banner for you. The past few days have consisted of moving a few things around the house and bringing a little of Mother Nature indoors. Later this week I'm sharing how I've spruced up my old farmhouse for the season. I'm so excited that the days are longer; even the grass is turning green!  My projects need to stay simple so I can spend time … [Read more...]

How to Make Speckled Eggs

Since the kids are grown and have all flown the coop, we no longer dye eggs for Easter. I do love the speckled eggs you get at home decor stores, but sometimes they can be ridiculously expensive. A small bag can be $10 or more and I just can't see paying that price for something that's gonna be out on display for a week or two. So I decided to make my own speckled eggs for a fraction of the cost. The best part of making your own speckled eggs is … [Read more...]

DIY Easter Globes and a Pillow Winner!

Easter is less than 2 weeks away! How do these holidays always seem to sneak up on us? I'm having Easter brunch at my house this year so I'm getting a few decorations up because I know the grand kids will enjoy it. I remembered I had glass globes and decided to give them a little spring flair. Without further ado, here's my DIY Easter globes! (And I didn't forget to choose the Paint-a-Pillow winner ... she's announced at the end of this … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Style Spring Decor

Spring is officially here so I thought I'd give you a tour of my spring decor in my home. I'm joining several other bloggers to share our homes with you all week long! We worked with Kirkland's who let us pick a few items from their store to help decorate. How fun is that? You'll find links to the participating bloggers at the end of this post but for now, let me show you my spring decorating done in farmhouse style! Let's start in the family … [Read more...]

How I Stay Sane during the Fickle Spring Season

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®, PEOPLE®,  and Real Simple® but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #SpringintoMeTime http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Spring is on its way and is officially here on Friday, March 20th! This past week we've been blessed with lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures. While I love the spring, it can be a tumultuous season here in the Midwest. One week it's … [Read more...]

For the Birds Spring Mantel

Spring weather beckons all us Midwesterners to come outside and shake off the cabin fever, which is exactly what hubby and I did today. When I got home from work we went for a walk and it was soooooo nice to see the buds on the trees and the first robins of the season! It's always a special day when you see the first robins back in town ... I always look forward to it. So when fellow blogger Melissa asked me to join a spring mantel party, I knew … [Read more...]

DIY Paper Birdhouses

When I hit a home decorating creative block, I have a few sources I turn to for inspiration. Pinterest is one of them! The other day I was searching for spring crafts and came upon the cutest birdhouses made out of scrapbook paper. I've always loved paper crafts and thought these DIY paper birdhouses would be a fun one to try! Here's my version of them ... These were super easy to make and they add a fun splash of color!   I always have a … [Read more...]

Bird Prints Vignette with Free Printable

Is it spring yet? We still have a few weeks before welcoming the new season and today I'm participating in a spring printables vignette party that my friend Kristen from Ella Claire coordinated. You can visit all the other ladies in the party (links at end of post) for plenty of spring decorating inspiration. I'm sharing a bird prints vignette with free printable for you to download to make your own springtime art for your home! I paired my new … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Spring Bulb Arrangement

Spring bulbs are some of my favorite flowers. They hold a promise of warmer, longer days to come! I found some pretty bulbs at the store and decided to group them together in one planting in my new enamelware bowl to create an easy DIY spring bulb arrangement. Narcissus, fragrant hyacinths, shamrock plant, and creeping moss come together for a pretty spring centerpiece. I love using the colors purple and yellow together for spring!   My … [Read more...]