Spring Mantel

spring mantel decor

Before I threw the Favorite Things Party, I wanted to invite spring into my home.  Especially since the weather was making me less than convinced it was spring.  I have some fun spring decor that I got out for my 'mantel.'  It's really my entry table since my actual mantel houses the television and will never look super girly and pretty. I know Easter is now past, but this spring mantel could work for at least another month. I started … [Read more...]

Shamrock Cracker Toffee

mint chocolate cracker toffee

Want to try a glorious and easy treat?  Time for some Shamrock cracker toffee!  I usually call this stuff 'crack' but it's starting to get a bad rap.  So now it's 'Cracker Toffee' to all y'all.  (It'll still remain Crack to my family.) This is my regular go-to for holiday related treats.  It's delicious and chocolatey and you can add any kind of festive topping to make it perfect for any holiday.  This month's edition is mint M&Ms and … [Read more...]

10 Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Spring Cleaning Tips

It's not quite spring yet, and so many of you are experiencing the worst winter snows ever. But where I live it's cold outside but sunny. Which makes me want to pretend it's spring and start cleaning like crazy! I got the cleaning bug this morning and started to rearrange furniture and sort the toys, it's such a great feeling. For those of you wanting to clean house this spring, here are 10 spring cleaning tips and tricks! 1. Try these … [Read more...]

How to Care for Cut Flowers

how to care for cut flowers

Spring is here finally, and the flowers are blooming everywhere.  If you wanted to bring some spring inside, you might want to cut some of your flowers and put them in a vase.  Or maybe you are in the habit of buying flowers every so often at the store so bring some life and color to your house.  Or maybe your sweetie brought you some flowers just because! Either way, you want to get the most out of those beautiful blooms.  What?  Take care of … [Read more...]

Pinwheel Pillow Tutorial

pinwheel applique pillow

This post originally appeared on the Riley Blake Designs Blog, Cutting Corners College. Pinwheels are the epitome of summer, aren't they?  And they are such an easy quilter's staple.  Even if you've never quilted before, you can make pinwheels without needing advanced sewing skills.  Check out this Pinwheel Pillow Tutorial! Here's What You Need: From Riley Blake's Unforgettable Collection -Main in Brown, 5x5 square -Hexi Pink, 5x5 … [Read more...]

Shopping at Home Depot

flower at home depot

This post was sponsored and written on behalf of The Home Depot; all opinions are my own. Today I want to share with you my experience shopping at Home Depot for supplies to make my Flower Tower with lots of pictures.  Have you ever been to the Home Depot?  That sounds like a crazy question to me since it's one of my favorite stores, but I'm sure there are some of you who haven't.  Well let me show you around and show you how great it … [Read more...]

Spring Fling Baskets Giveaway!!

Spring Fling Favorite Things giveaway

It's time for the Spring Fling Giveaway!!  You can enter to win one (or all!) of these fun Spring-a-licious baskets! These giveaways are SO much fun!  I love seeing what all my blogger friends put in their baskets! Here's a closer look at MY basket: I shopped around for like a month, collecting these items.  I wanted them to represent a little of bit of all the things that make me ME!  And first off, I love how bright and colorful they … [Read more...]

Spring Fashion–25 Looks to Try

Florals spring fashion 2013

It may be technically February, but I think we're all ready for some Spring Fashion!!  The weather has been super weird here so one day I could wear flip flops and then a sweater and boots the next.  But I'm itching with Spring Fever, like so many of you, and I wanted to share some of my favorite Spring Fashions. Florals:  I think when people think of floral patterns they instantly think 'Old Lady' or Grandma.  But florals are some of my … [Read more...]