Monday, March 26, 2012


I'm finally back.  We enjoyed several days of bee-u-tiful weather.  The kiddos and I spent a lot of time playing outside and getting some sun.  We made a sort of last minute weekend trip to Missouri to see my husband's grandmother.  It had been about 3 years since our last visit and we're not sure how much longer she'll be around so we wanted to see her again.  It was a LOT of driving in a short period of time, but it was worth it.  We really enjoyed seeing her and the kids did great.  We're so glad we went.

Anyways, I'm on a sort of Spring break this week.  We got a little bit ahead in my daughter's pre-school homeschooling curriculum so we're taking this week off.  I'm pretty sure I'm more excited about it than she is!

A few weeks ago I saw Donna's post about her Spring mantel and I felt inspired to Spring-ify a bit around here, too.

We made a trip to good ol' Hobby Lobby for some greenery and I added some in an old blue canning jar along with some "river" rock to the shelf above the couch.

I put my floral pillow back on the couch, added a pastel colored old feed sack quilt to the loveseat, added more greenery in a jar to the crate/end table by the couch, and changed out the curtains.

I added a bit of greenery back to this crate display.  I had some here before, but then I moved it elsewhere for a photo shoot and it never made it back.  So I bought more so that I could have it both places.

So this is what the crate display looks like for now.  Notice my Edison Lamp is missing a bulb?  My daughter knocked it over and the bulb shattered into a million pieces.  I'm thankful it wasn't the glass cylinder that shattered, but I haven't been able to find another bulb to replace it yet.  Seems that the local stores are already on the "energy saving" bulb band wagon and no longer carry the one I need.

I'm enjoying the lighter feel of the place.

We just had family pictures done, first time in quite awhile, so I'll be changing out the majority of these pictures on our "gallery" wall above the loveseat.

I haven't forgotten that I promised pictures of the kitchen.  I plan to use my "week off" to complete 2 more projects that have been in limbo.  I also hope to add a few more items to my Etsy store.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you're having a great week!


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  1. Hi Stephanie, I love your added touches to the room. The new photo array of family looks sooo nice,and makes a beutiful vignette on your wall.
    Your added touches really makes the area cozy!
    Looking forward to seeing your kitchen makeovers. Have a lovely evening. Hugs

  2. I'm in love with your crate display! Very cute arrangement. I also like the photos on the hangers to the side of the shelf. Great idea and I may have to borrow that.

  3. Hi Stephanie,

    Your crate display is so neat! It looks like it's straight out of a magazine spread for rustic, vintage decorating!

    Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday :)

    Happy Spring!

    Claire @

  4. Very pretty. I love the crates next to the sofa. Looks great and yes, very springy.

    So nice to meet you.


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