Kids Spring Cleaning Bingo Game

I love spring so much--the weather warms up and everyone starts going outside.  And then the sun shines in your house and you see how dirty your house got all winter.  Ha!  I made a helpful spring cleaning list a few years ago, but who wants to do that all by themselves?  Have your kids get involved in the spring cleaning and make the jobs go faster. I actually love getting my kids to work around the house because not only does it help me, … [Read more...]

25 Beautiful DIY Spring Wreaths

Spring is in the air! I recently took off my red Christmas/Valentine's day wreath and make a new spring wreath to put on my door. It's so fun to have a front door again (I used to live in my in-laws basement for like three years!) Making my own spring wreath was so easy and cost effective, some of those nice pre-made wreaths at the store are expensive! Here are 25 beautiful DIY spring wreaths to get you in the mood for spring! 1. Botanical … [Read more...]

Easy Painted Spring Decor

It's the day after Valentine's and you'd better believe that I have already taken down my Valentine's decor and put up my spring decor.  This part of the year in Utah is so depressing.  We get this yucky inversion in the air so everything is just smoggy and gross and you don't see the sun for weeks.  Waaahhh! So I have started putting up spring decor and it's really cheering up my house.  Brighter and softer pastels like green, aqua, and coral … [Read more...]

Spring Mantel

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

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

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

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

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...]