How to Make a Bunny Wreath

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in burlap, easter, wreaths | 13 comments

How to Make a Bunny Wreath

I was pulling out my Easter decorations today when I came across this wreath.

It will always hold a special place in my heart.

It was one of my first posts when I started blogging about 2 years ago.

{I can’t believe that I’ve been blogging now for 2 years…where does the time go?!}

So I thought I’d share it with you again today…

…because “Hippity-Hoppity, Easter’s on it’s way!”

How to Make a Bunny Wreath

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DIY Pipe Cleaner Eggs

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in crafts, easter | 5 comments

DIY Pipe Cleaner Eggs

My youngest is 9…but when she was 3…she had birds.

Her birds did not live at our house in a cage…they were birds we would see outside.

She would see “her birds” at the park or sometimes the grocery store.

They even followed us to Disney World and Mexico.

Whenever I would see birds, I would ask them if they were hers.

Sometimes they were and sometimes they weren’t.

But she knew immediately if they were hers or not.

She would talk to them and laugh at them and clap at them to get them to fly.

It amused our entire family. :)

And on one occasion we were at a store that was selling boxes of these precious little pom pom chicks.

She had a little money of her own and bought that little box of chicks.

They said that they reminded her of her birds.

She played with those chicks for months, until she had lost most of them.

So when I saw these little chicks at the store this year, I was taken back to Lila Mae and her birds.

I couldn’t resist.

They’re going to be perfect for the children’s table that I’m setting for Easter.

DIY Pipe Cleaner Eggs

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Gold Leaf Bunny with DIY Cotton Tail

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in crafts, easter | 14 comments

Gold Leaf Bunny with DIY Cotton Tail

 There are times that I know I’m working to create memories for my girls…

…like beach trips, summer camp, Disney vacations, family slumber parties.

But there are other times that I have no idea that my girls remember events with fondness.

Take this conversation last week…I had just finished cleaning out my garden shed…and was about to start hauling boxes to Goodwill…when this conversation started.

Daisy: Remember when we used to have yard sales? Those were some of my favorite childhood memories.

Anna Belle: Oh yeah, I remember walking outside and seeing everything set up. Those were always so much fun.

Lila Mae: I never remember us having a yard sale?

Me: That’s because I stopped having them. I decided they were too much work!

Daisy, Anna Belle and Lila Mae: Please, please please can we have a yard sale!?!?!?

Daisy: Mom, you are denying Lila Mae one of the greatest childhood memories.

Anna Belle: You should really do this for her.

Seriously?!

So the yard sale was Saturday…and it was a success…and more childhood memories were made. :)

And now it’s time to decorate for Easter!

Gold Leaf Bunny with DIY Cotton Tail

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Simple Way to Frame a Picture

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in burlap, yard sale | 11 comments

Simple Way to Frame a Picture

Last Friday night as we were driving home, we spotted a neon pink sign on the side of the road announcing a yard sale the very next morning…

…Daisy and I were THRILLED!

We woke up early the next morning…

…convinced Lila Mae to go with us…

…brushed our teeth, threw hats on our heads and headed out the door!

If there was one yard sale there were bound to be more!

Only problem was…

…there was only ONE more.

And neither yard sale turned up anything that we couldn’t live without.

But no worries…I have a garden shed full of treasures from last season.

And today I’m going to show you a simple way that I framed up a yard sale picture for under $5.

Simple Way to Frame a Picture

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Simple Burlap Bag

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in burlap, crafts, wreaths | 8 comments

Simple Burlap Bag

I’m not sure if I’d ever get tired of days where the sun was shining

…and the temperature was 70

…and there was a light breeze.

I’m pretty sure that I wouldn’t.

We’ve had 2 in a row and I’m thinking I could get used to this.

I do know that I get tired of cold days…fast.

Like…really fast.

I’m thinking I might try to talk my family into moving to Hawaii.

Until then, I’ll just enjoy these days while they’re here!

Simple Burlap Bag

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Spring Wreath

Posted by on Mar 9, 2014 in crafts, front door, wreaths | 20 comments

Tell me that your weekend has been full of sunshine…

…and birds chirping…

…and kiddos running and playing!

Tell me that you’ve been able to fling your windows wide open!

Tell me that you’ve enjoyed the Spring like my family has this weekend!

IT. HAS. BEEN. TOTALLY. REFRESHING.

And while the girls jumped and laughed

…I cleaned out my garden shed…

…and made a wreath.

How to Make a Spring Wreath

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Progress on My Master Bedroom

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in burlap, master bedroom | 15 comments

Progress on My Master Bedroom

Progress is being made…

…my master bedroom is dangerously close to being done!

Dangerous in the sense that I’m so pleased with where it stands…

…that I might not finish the last  projects on the original list.

Master Bedroom Decorated in Neutral Colors

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Guest Post for Belvedere Designs

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Anna Belle's Room | 0 comments

Happy day to you!

It actually snowed here this morning!

I know some of you are so over the snow thing…but this is our first time to see any flakes!

And we quite LOVE them!

Today I’m sharing a fun idea over at Belvedere Designs.

They make the most amazing vinyl signs and decals.

And they helped me come up with a perfect solution for Anna Belle’s room.

Wall Quotes

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Setting a Spring Table

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in dining room | 9 comments

Setting a Spring Table

The sun is shiningthe birds are singingSpring is on it’s way!

It fills my heart with a renewed joy

…and energizes my very soul.

So I’ve been setting the table and planning menus.

I’m ready to entertain!

Setting a Spring Table

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Annie Sloan Coco Chest

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in chalk paint, master bedroom, painted furniture | 9 comments

Annie Sloan Coco Chest

I’m in the process of decorating our master bedroom.

I’m almost done.

So close to being done…that I’ve almost stopped working on it…

…before it’s finished.

You know what I’m talking about.

You work and work and work on a project…and then you just leave the last things on the list undone.

You’re bored with that project and ready to move on to the next.

So today when I was fanning through my paint deck trying to pick out the perfect shade of cream for my kitchen (which is the next project)

I stopped myself…and marched myself up to my room…and finished another project that needed to be done in there.

I AM GOING TO FINISH THIS ROOM BEFORE I START ON ANOTHER!

And I’ll be so glad that I did. :)

Neutral Master Bedroom

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