Friday, April 18, 2014

Spring Mantel

Hello there friends! I hope you are doing well and are enjoying some beautiful spring weather where you live. Today was a great day for my daughter and I, we were able to go on a walk and play outside. We even went on a hunt for the Easter bunny. Actually, we have a sweet little bunny who made a nest under one of our pine trees. Every now and then we can see the bunny hiding out under the tree and my daughter is loving it. She is convinced that it is the Easter bunny! Anyway, speaking of the Easter bunny I think my mantel is already for the Easter bunny's visit. 




I got these twigs from a tree that we had to cut down last year.  I hot glued some eggs on to the twigs and put them in this old coffee pot. 



I have had these Mason jars forever and I found this little bunny at Goodwill!



The bicycle came from Hobby Lobby a few years back and I found the yellow bird at a garage sale. He is one of my favorite things to bring out each spring. 


My chalkboard isn't perfect but I love it! I usually use my chalkboard lettering method but did not have any ink in my printer. 


 
I like the birds from The Lily Pad Cottage 's Easter chalkboard last year and knew I had to try to draw one myself. It's not as good as Kelly's but I think he is still sweet.

We will be spending our Easter weekend with family and friends! The weather is also supposed to be nice which will be perfect for Easter egg hunts. Do you have any plans for the weekend? I hope you are able to get time to relax and enjoy the weekend. 



Thursday, March 27, 2014

Lemon Drop Cookies

Hello! I am so happy the calendar officially says it is spring. I am just waiting on mother nature to realize that it is spring too. It's a cold and rainy/snow day here. Yep, we have received both today! Last week I made these easy and delicious lemon drop cookies to put me in the mood for spring! 



Sunday, March 16, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Mantel

Happy St. Patrick's Day eve friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I enjoyed a great weekend with my family and friends. Weekends just go by too fast! In honor of St. Patrick's Day tomorrow I thought I would share with you my fireplace mantel. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Banner

Wow, has it really been almost a month since my last post? This has been such a long winter my friends and I am so ready for spring. I really wanted to get my spring decorations out but it just felt wrong with the 5 ft. piles of snow sitting on the edge of my driveway. Seriously, winter I am so over you! I am sick of being stuck inside and I am ready to just spray paint something. My spray painting days are still a few months away so in the meantime I must stay inside and keep myself busy. I thought it would be fun to add a few decorations for St. Patrick's Day this year. I made this St. Patrick's Day banner is less than 30 minutes one afternoon for my fireplace mantel.


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Valentine's Day Mantel

Well, the snow is not letting up here in the Midwest. I must admit I do have cabin fever. It really is enough to drive you bonkers. I have to keep myself busy by doing crafts and projects around the house. I really enjoy decorating for each holiday and enjoy it more now that I have my daughter. My fireplace mantel is always one of the main things that gets decorated each holiday.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Polka Dot Valentine's Day Wreath

Hello friends! Sorry, for my lack of blogging. We have had frigid temperatures here and tons of snow. I am soooo over winter. However, I am so excited that Valentine's Day is almost here. I have been working on some crafts and have been decorating the house. One thing that I always have to have for every holiday is a wreath for my front door.