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I saw this photo of Columbia Hills on Pinterest and it made me smile.

Not only is it a beautiful photography, it made me think of spring and warmer temperatures and blue sky and green grass –  all the things lacking in my gray-laden world right at the moment.

If you are wishing for spring, gaze at this for a few moments and dream of being there. You can almost smell the rich earthy aroma and hear the birds singing.

She Who Can’t Wait for Spring

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Happy First Day of Spring!

Whether you have sunshine, wind, or snow, I hope today brings you a little joy and happiness as we officially say “Welcome, Spring!”

Even if the weather isn’t being cooperative today, you can still celebrate spring in easy and savvy style.

One sure sign of spring is tulips. Get a bright and colorful bunch on your way home today and see if it doesn’t make your home feel cheery and spring-like.

Serve a “spring” themed meal. Go for a salad with a light vinaigrette dressing and serve something lemony for dessert.

Spring is all about lightening up and shrugging off the heavy darkness of winter. That includes everything from your drapes and clothes to your menu selections.

It’s spring – lighten up!

For some fun and quick tips on bringing spring into your home, along with a handful of spring-themed recipes, download my Savvy Spring Entertaining booklet for free! I promise you’ll find at least one useful thing inside!

She Who is More than Ready for Spring!

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Maybe it’s because there is snow on my lawn or because it’s freezing outside or because I’m ready for something besides the blah landscape of late winter.

Whatever the reason, I am more than ready for spring to arrive.

Until it does, I think I’ll force a little springtime to blossom inside my home with some things that remind me of spring.

Crocuses are always a hopeful sign that winter is fading away and spring is coming right around the corner. I love their cheery colors, especially against the winter grays and browns. Bring some of that eye-popping color indoors with accents throughout your home for an instant mood-lifter.

Flowering trees are so pretty and shout-out “Spring Is Here!” Some of my favorites are magnolias, dogwoods and Hawthorne trees. You can capture some of that beauty indoors by bringing in a few branches as they bloom or cheating by purchasing a few fake branches to  give a lighter, brighter look to your home decor now.

I love tulips. It’s hard not to smile when you see a bunch of them blooming in all their colorful splendor. My silly tulips are already poking their little heads through the soil, attempting to freeze their tops off. I think they are as ready for spring to arrive as I am. You can find bunches of tulips in florist shops or even the grocery store this time of year. Treat yourself to a bright bouquet and see if they don’t make you grin. A lot.

Robins are a sure sign that spring is coming. I saw a whole bunch of them yesterday and sighed in relief. Robins create the most spectacular shade of blue with their eggs. You can recreate a little of that miracle in your own home using a fake nest and eggs from the craft store. Or for a fun project, make a nest out of coconut and fill with candy eggs. It might not last long, but the smiles from your family will be well worth it!

She Who Can’t Wait for Spring

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I spent the weekend giving our bedroom a much needed makeover. I’ll post some photos later this week.

Today, I wanted to share some quick and savvy tips for updating your home decor.

Bed Linens

Create a whole new look by making a duvet.  Place two flat sheets back to back, and sew around the perimeter, allowing for a half-inch seam. Leave an opening at the bottom. To close, sew twill-tape ties or velcro tape to the inside edges. You can also use the same sheet pattern or a contrasting design for your sheets, add some throw pillows and enjoy the new look.

 

Window Treatments

Lighten up any room by removing heavy drapes or window coverings. Wash the windows then add back breezy curtains or drapings. Flat sheets can also be used for curtains. Look for curtain hooks that clip on to the fabric or use bias tape or ribbon to create tabs on top of the sheets.

 

Lighting

Remove lamp shades from lamps, wipe off light bulbs with a microfiber cloth, dust lamps and then clean the shades. Use a soft brush attachment with your vacuum and run up and down along the shade. If you don’t have a vacuum attachment, a soft brush will do. Remember to wipe down the inside of the shade as well. If the shade was rips or stains, think about investing in a new one.

 

Pops of Color

Nothing chases away the winter blahs and screams spring like bright colors. Three of the most popular this spring are green, orange and bright pink. Add a vase of orange flowers or a throw pillow in hot pink and you have created an instant “welcome spring” message for your guests.

 

Whimsy

Have fun with your spring decor and add unexpected elements. A vase filled with bright kumquats can hold a bouquet of daffodils. Limes and hot pink flowers are so fun together in a centerpiece. Use wall decals to brighten up a wall, cupboard or even a piece of wooden furniture.

Just add a few touches here and there and soon your house will be singing spring!

She Who is More Than Ready for Spring to Stay Sprung

 

 

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Happy Spring!

Even though it is cloudy and cool and trying to rain here today, I can’t tell you how excited I am that it is officially spring!

Hooray!

Spring means green grass, cheery daffodils nodding their little golden heads and breezes that carry more warmth than chill. It is budding trees, and the loamy smell of earth coming back to life after a long winter’s rest. It’s lemony treats, fresh paint and dust motes dancing in streams of sunlight while you deep clean.

What does spring mean to you? What signifies spring in your corner of the world?

Whatever it is, enjoy!

She Who is Giddy That Spring Has Arrived

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