Ringing in Spring Home Tour

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Hope y'all had a great weekend. With a late season Nor'easter looming over us why waste time on small talk? Let's just kick off the Ringing in Spring 2014 Home Tour and pretend that Spring is here in full swing! As always my theme is "use what you have". The trick to accomplish this when decorating for seasons is to move things around. The accent colors in our living room is yellow and blue now thanks to "borrowing" a few accessories (the felt circle pillow and the yellow vase) from the guest room. The forsythia in vintage soda bottles and a vintage sawbuck game board that I scored on my antiquing trip to Purcellville add the touch of yellow to the Spring mantel. A close up of the game board and the bird bookend that switched places from the floating shelves. On the coffee table … [Read more...]

           
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Happy First Day of Spring!

Ringing in Spring 2014 Home Tour

Couldn't be more excited for this day to be here. My tulips are starting to pop out of the ground through the snow, can't wait for them to bloom. Even more exciting, for the first time I'm hosting a Spring Home Tour! Starting next Monday, 14 other bloggers are joining me in opening our doors for you this season. Each of us are going to share how we are welcoming the season of flowers into our homes. So tighten your seat belts and get ready for the inspiration ride! 2/24 Monday   Whats Ur Home Story   The Happier Homemaker    Inspiring Hearts & Homes     2/25 Tuesday   Life in Velvet   Fat Vegan Baby   Up to Date Interiors     2/26 Wednesday   Unexpected Elegance   The Frugal … [Read more...]

           
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Felt Flowers

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I didn't discover felt until mid 2012 when I was looking into adding some glam to my daughter's hair bands. Needless to say ever since I made those felt rosettes I was hooked. Did you know, felt is one of the few textiles in the world that is non-woven? It is made by condensing and pressing the fibers together. And because there is no weave it doesn't unravel at a cut edge! This extra special quality makes it the best candidate for any craft. Just imagine what a mess it would have been if all those circles on my yellow pillow started to unravel! Or the rosettes on my felt tree. Plus the ease with which felt works with hot glue, it is the first thing I pick up when I'm ready to craft. So it was no big surprise that I fell back on the trusty felt flowers to make my Spring wreath. If you … [Read more...]

           
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Felt Flowers & Fabric Scraps Spring Wreath

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It is hard to envision bright, beautiful tulips (all 50 of them) dotting my walkway or the maple in our front yard full of fresh green leaves when you are shoveling almost a foot of snow from your driveway! But I know Spring is right around the corner; can smell it in the air, the way Mother Nature has been teasing us with 60ºF days, by the look of the not so brown grass, by the sneeze fest that I end up in every time I step out.... Yup she is right there for us to enjoy.....all we need to do is give Old man Winter a few more days to say goodbye.... Don't know about you but I have a hard time being patient about these things especially when it comes to thoughts about warm weather and being in flips flops again. Invariably the impatient imp that I'm find ways to trick myself into … [Read more...]

           
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More Laundry Room Projects

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What? Seriously, did you think that after all that hard work I'd be up for more projects any time soon? I'm still recouping from that Flat Washer chandelier! LOL! Jokes apart I'm over at The Cards We Drew sharing another laundry room project. You got a glimpse of it in this picture from Tuesday. Head on over and check it out and let me know what you think. See ya Monday! Have a great weekend! … [Read more...]

           
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My Herringbone Ceiling & Washer Chandelier

Herringbone Ceiling

Woot woot...part of the laundry room is ready! I couldn't wait for 'the rest of the room to take shape, so here we go! FYI: The room has no light source other than that light you see here and I haven't yet figured out how to take good pictures with a glaring bulb! What do you think of the red? Here is what happened while I was painting; The biggest Red fan in our home, my son, came along and asked, "Are you painting it red?" "Yes" "Yeah! We need more red in this house!" "Really?" "Of course!" Doesn't matter what I paint if I paint it red I'm sure I'll have a cheer leader at home! :) Actually my original plan was to stay away from red in this room ( red is my favorite color too and shows up in most of the rooms) but when I was looking for accessories all I was … [Read more...]

           
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Simple Daisy Centerpiece

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Today I was going to show you at least part of the laundry room reveal but......... :( Over the weekend I've been teasing you with pictures of painting the ceiling and it looks like all that tape and the red paint color has many of you worried. Rest assured, it came out beautiful, even more beautiful that I had imagined. However, by the time I moved over to my DIY light fixture, my luck ran out (again!). I'm planing to make a last dash attempt at saving it today. Hoping against hope that this one doesn't end up the way my vintage lace chandy did. If all goes well at least part 1 of the reveal will be on the blog tomorrow. For now, a simple Daisy centerpiece. All the 3 varieties of flowers were from a grocery store bouquet and were varying shades of the same color, lavender. When it … [Read more...]

           
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Do You Stumble?

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I know most of us bloggers have heard about StumbleUpon, the social bookmarking site, but do we really use it? I did not, up until two months ago. Actually I tried using it when I started blogging without doing any research. The result = Total waste of time. So when the topic of StumbleUpon came up in one of my blogger groups I sharpened my ears. To my surprise there were quite a few folks recommending that both the reader and the blogger should be using SU! Why? For the reader, it is like an endless magazine catering  just to you showing you only articles in the fields that you are interested in. For the blogger, of course it drives a ton of traffic to your blog! Who knew? It is true! I experienced the traffic surge firsthand almost every week last month! If you are having a hard time … [Read more...]

           
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4 Indoor Gardens for Small Spaces

4 Indoor Gardens for Small Spaces

As we're covered in 7 inches of snow, another snow day for the kids, all I can think of is Spring.....the trees sprouting leaves, the flower buds blooming, the birds chirping.....While we wait for mother Nature to run her course why don't we do what we can to add some greenery of our own? These indoor gardens are bright & sunny and add charm & whimsy to a coffee table or even a drab desk at work. ;) You can get most of these plants at your local nurseries or even Home Depot or Lowes or Ebay. On my last trip I saw Home Depot stocked with many of these. You could dress up these indoor gardens will polymer clay or air dry clay figurines, aquarium rocks etc. Depicting a scene is a sure fire way to turn these into great conversational pieces. Care wise, naturally succulents will be the … [Read more...]

           
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Spring Burlap Wreath & A Mega Linky Party

Spring wreath

How y'all doing? We had a crazy busy weekend driving all the way up to Saylorsburg, PA and back for a get together with friends. So glad we made it back home before the snow storm started! Are you affected by this one at all? Heard it is pretty bad up north. For us about 5-9 inches is predicted, enough for a snow day for the schools here! How about if we skip all this snow talk and head over to Spring? I'm so ready for it even if that means I've to battle the allergy monster everyday. Have you started any Spring projects yet? Here's one for your list, another easy Burlap wreath. :)  Yes you heard that right, burlap. And you are thinking, "Isn't that more apt for Fall"? Not really, burlap also works as the perfect backdrop for bright or pastel flowers and greenery; don't you … [Read more...]

           
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A New Day A New Beginning!

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Over the last few days I've rephrased this post a million times in my head trying to find the best way to eloquently put it. As we march into March WUHS is taking on a newer, fresher look and perspective.  Like everything in life this little blog of mine has been evolving, mostly morphing into something that I've always wanted it to be, sometimes not so much, at times a mixed bag, and on rare occasions an after thought. I see these 2 years as the time I took to find my voice, make up my mind on what I want it to be, where the blog took a life of its own separate from me as a person. It is time for WUHS to spread its wings and soar, to adapt and grow, it is time for a change. What does all this philosophical speak mean? More DIY & Home Decor, actual projects More Home … [Read more...]

           
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