One of my absolute favorite holidays is approaching and I’m looking forward to it. As a Christian, I absolutely love Easter. I also really love springtime. Easter is important because it celebrates the death and resurrection of my Risen Savior Jesus Christ, but it also represents a time of renewal and rebirth.
I love crafting and creating pretty things, but even more so, I love sharing those things with others. I haven’t had much time to create anything lately, so I decided to share some of my current favorite Pin-spirations.
This old rugged cross wreath is so simple and beautiful…and best of all, it represents the true meaning of Easter. I’d hang this above my mantle or maybe on a mirror like this blogger did. I cannot wait to make this.
Our entry table boasts a simple wicker charger with a large jar, some florals, a faux birds’ nest and some colorful speckled eggs.
I absolutely love these colors together and I can’t help but smile every time I walk past this table.
There are touches of greenery everywhere and natural woods- things that remind me of spring without being too overpowering.
On our coffee table, we have a little vignette with a tray, a candle, and some greenery. I love how simple and how farmhouse-ish this is.
We also repurposed our wood trough box on our dining room table for spring. We used this thing to decorate for Christmas and winter, and it works nicely for spring too.
I can’t wait to fill in the spaces with some grapevine spheres or some greenery.
Lastly, I decorated this ledge in our dining room. I call it our “mantle” because we don’t have a real mantle. I love how realistic these faux branches are…and how cute are those little eggs in the nest?
This is definitely a low-key spring home tour. Way less elaborate than what I’ve done in the past, but I like it!
Have a great week. Join us on Friday for a roundup of farmhouse mudrooms.
Hi, all! It has been well over a month since my last post. Things are a little rough around here- we’e had lots of sickness- both children have been sick multiple times in the past month, and I’ve been sick on and off since Thanksgiving. We’ve also been really busy with school and work. I promise I’m still alive…and I’ll resume my regular schedule soon.
Today, I’d like to offer you some free spring goodies! This month, I decided to do something different and design a desktop wallpaper. To use it, simply right click it and save it to your device.
I also created two new printables for you to enjoy. I love this first one:
You guys know how anything farmhouse really catches my eye. This cute little planter print really makes me smile.
I shared these cute pink “hello spring” prints last year, and had a lot of people download them. I just had to share them again! How pretty would this be in a simple frame with a mat?
This simple green “hello spring” wreath print speaks to my “farmhouse loving heart” as well. I thought you all might enjoy it too! This one would be adorable in a painted black frame.
….And yet a third “hello spring” print! I added a floral graphic to this one, this time.
To download, please right click on the art print and save it to your machine. For best results, do not print larger than 8X10. I like to send my printables to a lab like Staples Copy and Print.
I hope you all enjoy these lovely free prints! Check back on the first Monday of April for some more lovely printables.
Remember when I made these Spanish moss topiaries? After making them, I had tons of Spanish moss left over, so I decided to make something else. Grapevine and moss spheres can be costly if you buy them, but did you know you can make your own?
I had these supplies left over after making the topiaries:
I simply coated the styrofoam spheres with the Mod Podge and popped them into a Ziplock bag filled with Spanish moss…and shook it.
Just pretend you’re making Shake and Bake pork chops. Remember those?
They should be covered and look a bit like this:
Now, let them dry for 24 hours and then pop them into a pretty basket or bowl.
Making these spheres cost me nothing, since I had all the materials already on hand, but if you were to buy them, you’d spend less than $10.
I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Have a fabulous week!
Some of us have been elbow deep in our spring cleaning routine. Because I am a teacher, spring cleaning takes me a lot longer than most. I don’t enjoy losing my whole spring break to cleaning, so I have to stretch my spring cleaning out across several Saturdays and evenings. This means my projects are on a smaller scale than most, and the bigger things get saved until summer vacation.
I came up with a 21-day challenge for those of us who work a lot, raise kids, and don’t have a ton of time to devote to spring cleaning.
This 21-day challenge breaks your spring cleaning into smaller pieces, and enables you to go through your home room by room instead of tackling your whole house all at once.
Even though it doesn’t say it on the graphic, I dust blinds, baseboards and clean behind and under furniture in each room as I cross it off the list.
Another option is to organize only a small part of each room on the list, and then repeat the challenge for 21 more days and finish the rooms. You have a lot of flexibility.
I would love for you to participate along with us and share your before and after pictures on social media. Please use the hashtag #21dayorganizingchallenge.