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...]

14 Inspiring Spring Decorating Ideas

As you read this, I'm still in sunny Cozumel! I actually wrote this post earlier in the week and scheduled it to go live today. Since I knew I'd be busy, I asked some of my blogging buddies to share some of their spring decorating ideas with me so that I could share them with you! To see their complete project, just click on the link under each photo. This is a very talented bunch of women and I'm sure you'll see something you like! Precious DIY … [Read more...]

How I Create a Spring Vignette

One of the easiest ways to freshen your home decor is to move things around and create new vignettes. It's a lot less work than moving furniture or painting a room!  Plus, it takes a lot less time. The other day I was putzing around with potted plants in the kitchen and thought I'd share how I create a spring vignette. Typically my vignettes have a simple color scheme. This one is pink and green. And normally, I need an inspiration piece to get … [Read more...]

Effortless Spring Tablescape

As the weather warms I like to spend more time outdoors which means I have less time for stuff indoors. Food preparation becomes less complicated and table settings turn simpler. Today I'm sharing an effortless spring tablescape as I join a group of bloggers that are sharing a week of pretty tablescapes. At the end of this post you'll see the schedule of bloggers that are participating ... lots of inspiration for you if you're planning any … [Read more...]

Sweet and Simple Easter Table Setting

I'm sitting here thinking of Easter as it's blowing snow outside. Every few years we get an April snow and I guess this is the year we're blessed with one last flurry of the white stuff. It promises to be in the 60's later this week so the snow will be gone soon, thankfully. I'm also sitting here thinking of how quickly Easter approached this year, with all its pastel beauty. I love the colors of Easter and sprinkled them across my Easter table … [Read more...]

Spring and Easter Decorating

Easter is still about a month away but I've started bringing a little of the holiday into my home, along with touches of spring. I love the colors of spring and Easter decorating ... I've always been attracted to white and pastels. All week a group of us bloggers are bringing a little Spring and Easter decorating to you ... be sure to visit the other blogs at the end of this post. My living room shelf is populated with bunnies, chicks, and … [Read more...]

Easy Springtime Centerpiece in Yellow and Aqua

It's time to celebrate! The snow is almost gone!! Not only that, but I heard it's supposed to be 60 degrees on Sunday! It was even pleasant enough to take a walk outside with hubby and we saw about 20 robins in the field looking for worms. This inspired me to play around with some items I had at home to create a pretty yellow and aqua springtime centerpiece. This springtime centerpiece is one of the fastest I've ever put together. And I was … [Read more...]

Celebrating Spring Bliss!

Ah, the colors of spring! I love them all! Pink, yellow, lavender, spring green, pale blue, and more.  The scent of spring intoxicates me, as well. A whiff of fragrant lilacs mingled with the smell of fresh earth warming up. What's not to love? Today I'm sharing some spring color over at Jennifer Rizzo's blog with a tutorial on how to add color to plain, white napkins using simple stencils. The process is easy and the result is so … [Read more...]

Simple Spring Decor in a Farmhouse Kitchen

Don't let the cheery spring decor in my farmhouse kitchen fool you ... snow is still on the ground outside! But tomorrow's temperature is supposed to be above 50 degrees so I'm hoping all that white fluffy stuff melts and washes away.  When the weather warms up I like to do some editing around the house and create a simpler look ... less dusting to do which leaves more time for playing outside. I started decorating this side of my kitchen by … [Read more...]

Spring Decorating in a Farmhouse Kitchen

I love spring! The lengthening of days, birds chirping outside, spring bulbs poking their flowery heads out of the ground, and the promise of life that this season brings. I would be happy living in a Disney movie with Mr. Bluebird on my shoulder! I know that might sound a little dorky, but it's true. This week I'm celebrating spring by joining hands with several other ladies to bring you, "It's a Spring Thing." If you love spring like I do, be … [Read more...]