• Home Decor

    Easter Mantel

    Did you miss me last week?  Sorry for the absence.  Hubby and I were in sunny California where we met up with our oldest son.  The baseball team was there playing some California teams on their spring break.  So, three for one – I got to see my boy, I got to watch him play baseball, and I got to go to the beach! It was a great time for sure!!


    It only took me a couple of days after having the mantel finished to start scheming it’s first decor. Since Easter is coming quickly I thought I would do something simple for that.  

    I have never had a mirror above our mantel, but I knew that was something I really wanted to find to add to our new light and bright space.  I scoured high and low for an affordable option and landed with this one from Ross.  A great size for $25 I think!

    I added a free printable from here. And the rest are items I already had.

    The vase on the end there got a little update with paint.  I have had it forever, and it was just a little tired.  But, now I love it all over again!

    I cannot begin to tell you how much I am enjoying our new space.  I still have a couple of details to attend to (like something to put that other plant in), but it is so much better already!!

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  • Home Decor

    Spring Mantel and Spring Decor

    Hey there friends! Thanks for the love on the DIY spring wreath. Today I’m going to share where I put it and how some of the rest of the house looks after I spruced it up for spring! Do you decorate for holidays, for seasons, or both? I do both. But, in the spring and summer it’s really more about the season than any particular holiday. So, it’s about the colors and the feel of our home.

    Spring home decor

  • Home Decor

    Spring Mantel

    I know, I know, I just did a post about my mantel decor.  ðŸ™‚ But, ya know that was for Easter and Easter’s over so I needed something fresh that would last for a while.



    When I decorate my mantel I really do challenge myself to use things I have.  I move things around.  Steal things from other places in the house and make things new.  


    Everything else I pulled out of my stash or borrowed from elsewhere.  You can find my burlap wreath tutorial here.  


    It just got some new bows.  ðŸ™‚  The trough my hubby made for me at Thanksgiving – I just filled it with a garland that actually used to hang on my front door. I made a small purchase of a couple of ivy plants to bring some fresh green and life to the mantel.


    I love the simplicity of it and the pop of color.  


    I finished up a few pillows for the family room this weekend, and I’m waiting on a fabric order to arrive to put the final touch on the room for a while at least.  I think I’m ready to move to the backyard.  I have been scheming ideas in my head for that space!  ðŸ™‚

    As always thanks for stopping by!  

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  • DIY

    Mirror Update

    I am always looking for ways to repurpose things. Using things I have and making them better. Re-working something to serve our home better.

    About a year ago I purchased a mirror at Ross. I liked the mirror. It was the right size and shape. It was the right price. However, after having it up on the mantel for a while I decided that maybe I made a hasty choice, and that maybe the style wasn’t quite mine.

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    Easter Mantel

  • Home Decor

    Rustic Spring Tablescape

    It’s time for spring! Whether the weather wants to cooperate or not right?? It’s been pretty lovely here the past few days so I decided to play around with decorating a spring table! I’ve joined some other talented bloggers this week that will also be sharing their spring tables. Be sure to check out the links at the bottom of the post – lots of inspiration just in time for Easter dinner!