Wordfull Wednesday 

Each Wednesday I’ve been trying to post a quote that speaks to me or makes me feel inspired.  This week I’m sharing the following quote: (graphic created by Canva).


Spring and fall are my favorite times of year, for various reasons. Spring is a time of regrowth and renewal, so it isn’t any surprise that I myself feel renewed and recharged.

I generally feel more upbeat and positive during the spring as well, which is why this quote spoke to me. Why wait until Spring to be positive and uplifted?

That’s something that should last all year. Why wait until spring to be renewed and recharged? To be positive and uplifted? Let’s live like it’s spring, no matter the weather.


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Spring DIY Round-up!

Spring is quite possibly my favorite season, aside from fall. I love how everything is fresh and green, the flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and baby animals are being born. I also really love crafting, and there are some wonderful spring crafts that you can make. The following is a round up of previously published spring crafts that I have done. Hope you enjoy them!

    1. Bird Foot Art 

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If you have little children, you should definitely make some of these cute little birds by dipping their feet in some washable finger paint. I love displaying these birds each year 🙂

2. DIY Faux-nests

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These are so fun and so easy to make! My husband actually thought it was a real nest that I’d carried in from outside, until I showed him how I made it.

3. Spanish moss balls 

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So much cheaper to make than to buy! Really easy, too!

4.   DIY Recycled Flower Wreath

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This was so much fun to make- I’m actually in the process of making another.

5. Free spring printable 

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Quite possibly one of my favorite printables EVER!

Stay tuned for more spring crafts soon! Happy Friday!

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Spring photography you can decorate with!

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I love taking pictures. It’s one of my hobbies. It’s also something I’ve been trying to get better at for some time now.

This week, we have had lots of rain and our flowers and trees look so pretty. Last week, we saw so many pretty flowers and blooms in WV as well. It’s been really hard not to just go outside with a camera. I decided to stop fighting the urge and just do it. And then I decided to post those here so you can enjoy some free DIY spring art.

This beautiful apple blossom print can be yours, with just the click of a mouse 🙂 Please download and enjoy it! There will be more pictures soon.

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A wonderful Easter weekend

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Most of my family lives three hours away in another state. We used to go visit fairly often, but in recent years, we just don’t get up there as often as we once did.

My family and I had intended to go visit the weekend before Easter, but when I became sick with the flu, we had to postpone our trip. Not wanting to wait any longer, we decided to go visit Easter weekend.

One of the neatest things we did was go to church with my grandparents. This is the same church my mother and her siblings grew up in, and the church where my parents got married, so that made it more special. We spent time with my precious grandparents, my great aunt and uncle and my cousin, my aunt and uncle, and my uncle, aunt, and my first cousins. We had a great time, even though it was a short visit. Here are some pictures from Easter weekend:

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My little girls were so beautiful in their monogrammed jumpers.

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The sun’s in our eyes. And it’s obvious I’ve been sick and my color isn’t completely back to normal. But three people I love a whole lot are in it and that’s why I love this picture.

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My precious grandparents. I love them so much.

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My aunt and uncle on Easter Sunday.

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Cousin time! One is missing- he was in his room. And look how grown up my girl is!

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Some super cute Easter baskets for some super sweet girls!

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Spring home tour

I didn’t do much this year for spring decorating. In fact, I’ve had a lot of transitional decor out since Christmas so I decided to keep using it. I did add a few things, and some of it you’ll likely recognize from last year.

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First off, I made these moss balls and put them in a basket on our office book shelves. I love the simple way they add some green to the room.

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Also in the office: this green topiary with some burlap covered books.

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These are some DIY apothecary jars on our front entry table. I used some leftover Spanish moss from the moss balls to surround the candle (it won’t be lit), some dried grapevine to make a nest for this cute little bird, and some more grape vine to put under the eggs.

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These cute little bunnies and this cute little nest live in my kitchen.

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Remember these tea towels from Target? They’re in my kitchen too.

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My “fake mantle” in the dining room. It has a cake plate with a DIY nest and some eggs, a glass bird on a nest under a cloche, a bird print, a hobnail candle holder, and a boxwood in a galvanized pail.

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This is my dining room. I have a burlap runner, some topiaries on the china cabinet and in the window, and some more boxwood in galvanized pails. Apologies for the poor picture quality 🙁

This concludes my very toned down Spring decorating. Stay tuned for more.

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Spring DIY: moss balls

I am loving the warmer weather my region has experienced lately, but it’s making me want to decorate for spring. Big time! I’m trying to hold off a bit longer, but that hasn’t stopped me from a few spring DIYs.

I really like including a natural element in each of our rooms, and I love the look of these moss balls.

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At $5 a pop, these are among the cheapest I’ve seen. That price is still more than I want to pay, so I did what any self-respecting DIY mom would do. I went to the store, bought a bag of preserved Spanish moss, some glue, and some styrofoam balls.

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I already had the Mod Podge, the bag of moss was $4 and the styrofoam balls were less than $2. When I got started, I learned that the Mod Podge didn’t stick well and I had to start over with hot glue and a glue gun.

 I put the moss into a gallon bag to help curb the mess. I tore the moss apart a bit so I could work with it easier.

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I put hot glue on the styro ball, tore off a piece of Spanish moss, bunched it up and stuck it to the melted glue. By careful not to burn your hands, like I did (many times). I’m pretty sure I blistered my fingers. Keep repeating this step until the balls are covered.

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I rolled these loosely. I didn’t like them as much when the moss was wrapped more tightly.

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I love how these look- and best of all, they only cost me half what it would have cost to buy them. And I still have moss left over for more projects.

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Spring: Decorating a spring table

I have already posted my spring house tour, but I recently got bored with my dining room tablescape and decided to take a different approach. But first, let me preface this post by saying that I am still shopping for new dining room furniture. We have been here almost two years now and I still have not bought a table and china cabinet. We just can’t seem to agree on one we want.

I didn’t want to do anything too elaborate, since we have to clear off the table to eat here. I chose to use the water carafe I bought last week at the thrift store as a vase for a pretty yellow, green and orange floral arrangement. These same colors are in the spring dishes. I didn’t have any spring-colored napkins, and for some reason, I cannot find my white ones. I used these textured placemats to add some, well, texture.

I had some pretty green polka dot fabric left over from a baby blanket I once made for my daughter. I cut the fabric into 24″X24″ pieces, folded them over, and sewed them into some super cute napkins. They look so cute with the dishes. I have to confess, though- the ends are folded under, because I haven’t finished sewing the edges 🙂

Mason jars with battery operated votives complete the look.

I love this simple, cute spring tablescape. What do you think?

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Photography: Emorie’s Easter pictures

I have a very sweet, beautiful little child who will be turning four this summer. She’s very photogenic, and we have professional pictures done of her about twice a year (not counting her nursery school pictures). Aside from her Christmas pictures, I usually take pictures of her for other holidays, such as Easter. This year, the day that I shot her Easter pictures, it was terribly windy, but I still managed to get some good shots. I have been wanting to share them, but just haven’t had the time to finish editing them. I finally got them done!

These are by no means all the pictures I took, but my favorites. I hope you enjoy them.

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Photography: Emorie’s Easter pictures

I have a very sweet, beautiful little child who will be turning four this summer. She’s very photogenic, and we have professional pictures done of her about twice a year (not counting her nursery school pictures). Aside from her Christmas pictures, I usually take pictures of her for other holidays, such as Easter. This year, the day that I shot her Easter pictures, it was terribly windy, but I still managed to get some good shots. I have been wanting to share them, but just haven’t had the time to finish editing them. I finally got them done!

These are by no means all the pictures I took, but my favorites. I hope you enjoy them.

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Spring decorating

I love spring time. I love how everything comes back to life after a bare, bleak winter. I love seeing all the new baby animals and watching the trees and flowers begin to bloom. 
Since I can’t live outside, I like to bring as much of that brightness and liveliness into my home by decorating for spring. Last year, I decorated more with the holidays, but this year, I wanted something that would last through St. Patrick’s Day and Easter, and carry us on into summer. 


As always, I love natural elements. You’ll see lots of fresh flowers, blooming branches, birds’ nests, and white glass animals. Nothing overly Easter, and definitely decor that can stick around for awhile.

First and foremost, the kiddo does lots of fun and colorful spring themed crafts, and we even hang a few in her playroom. Here are the birds we made from her footprint. You may recognize them from this post. 

This is my entry way, right now. I am looking for a grapevine or boxwood wreath to put on the mirror.

Here we have a collection of ceramic rabbits, classic literature, and a rabbit print.
Some flowering branches from the yard, a bird’s nest with some colorful eggs, and an apothecary jar containing a nest and a white ceramic bird. 

In my kitchen, I basically shopped other areas of my house. The tray and grainsack print already live in my kitchen.  I stashed some lemons in one of my makeshift apothecary jars, and then I parked one of my bird nests and a book on this tray.

Remember the “antique” tool box I defaced? Turns out it looks really cool with some mason jars and tulips in it. It’s brightening up our table right now.


This pass through in my dining room is the closest thing I currently have to a mantle. It contains a galvanized bucket I found in my aunt’s basement. I popped some faux hydrangeas in it. I also used another bird’s nest with colorful eggs, a ceramic bird on nest under a cloche, and some flowering branches. The botanical print in the gilded frame? That’s a dollar store frame and a print from The Graphics Fairy! 
Hope you enjoyed the spring decor. I’m not quite done with it, but will be soon. 

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