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Adding Spring Touches Around Home

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Today’s post will be mostly a picture album of some changes I’ve made at home to turn things from winter to spring!!  I love how bright and cheery it makes the house!  Ready?

The mantle…


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Coffee Table (and mantle in the background)…

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Living room bookshelves…

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I added lighting to the top, and middle shelves.  It doesn’t matter how pretty something is decorated, if it’s in the dark, no one can see it!  I used little battery operated lights on the shelves – see them beside the two bottom arrows below. I also put battery operated votives in the candle holders for light on the bottom shelf (above).

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The Dining room…

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The entryway…

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My kitchen window… The cafe curtain is just two cloth napkins on the rod.  I change them out seasonally to lighten up the window!

Spring curtains

My craft room also got some spring cleaning, straightening and redecorating…

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Adding softness to the table with the placemat really helped!  The quilt over the chair is another way I added texture.  It’s amazing how little changes can make a big difference!

Take a step back and see what winter decor needs to be removed from your home and then let the sunshine in!  Show your love for home by adding spring touches.

Which area above is your favorite?

With love from my spring-y country home,

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Refresh Your Porches for Spring

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It’s springtime!! Woo hoo!! It’s time to clean off the porches so they’re ready to greet your family and friends.  After a long winter, they need some good overhaul to be fresh and inviting!  Here’s what I do:

  1. Sweep off the whole area – porch, steps, and driveway.
  2. Dust the corners, and wipe down any furniture on the porch.
  3. Clean the glass door with glass cleaner. Do it when the sun isn’t shining on it – that will help prevent streaks.
  4. Look at your door mat.  If it looks weary, tired and dirty, replace it with a fresh, spring-y rug.
  5. Add a spring wreath.
  6. Add a little touch of something green.
  7. Add a garden flag or stepping stone


One thing I love to do in spring and summer is walk through the garden area at Lowe’s!  I get so excited about adding flowers, herbs and all things green to my yard when it turns warm!  Though it is the time to get the front porch in shape, NOW is NOT the time to add annuals because we’re still dealing with dipping temperatures.

Remember that even if you don’t come in your front door, that’s what your guests will see first, so let it give them a grand welcome!

What will you do to make your porch inviting?

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Transitioning Into Spring

Now that it’s March, it’s time, in my estimation, to begin making that turn – the metamorphosis into Spring. I’m referring to areas of both home and wardrobe. Throughout this week I’ve worn bright yellow, lime green and hot pink (again, each on different days! ).  I’ve also added some changes to my home and I’m loving it!

Are you ready to add some spring into your life?  Here are a few ideas to do just that:

Wardrobe:  Since the temperatures can fluctuate and you still need to dress warmly, add some color to your layers; that will take away the winter look.  Take off the wools, too.  Layer more, if needed, but stay away from the heavy winter fabrics.

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I’m not a fan of these jeans, but I love the pop of yellow with the scarf!  Also the canvas shoes are a nice spring touch!

I love this next combo of colors, patterns and layers from White Coat Fashion...

I read a post about how helpful a denim jacket is in transitioning from one season to another.  She has some great outfit combos with a denim jacket.  Check it out!

Now how about adding some Spring at home?  

Start with color at the front door!  Either paint the door or add a colorful wreath.

I’m still in love with my front door color!  It makes me smile every time I pull into the driveway!

Or even a chalkboard can add spring decoration…


I love how airy and light this look is:

Check out this beautiful home decorated for Spring on Jenna Sue Design | Friday Favorites at www.andersonandgrant.com:

HGTV added floral stems and a pop of color for this look:

Spring Decoration for your Luxury Home | colorful decor | decorating ideas | interior design | home decor ideas | bedroom design | bedroom decor. For more inspirations go to www.homedecorideas.eu.:

How about you?  Are you ready to add some Spring to your life?  What have you done so far?  I hope this has inspired you!

Have a great weekend!

Stay refreshed,



Freshen Up Friday

During this week of all our wintry weather, I got an email from a store in our area ~ Gracious Designs. They were inviting customers to their store so they might turn their home and thoughts from winter to spring.  My thoughts are definitely there!  How about yours?

I guess it’s no surprise that we’re all anxious for some sunshine, warm temperatures, and flowers!

Even my chalkboard and mantle have spring fever!
I drew this the day before we got six more inches of snow!



As I suggested earlier this week, we can still think about spring, even if it will be a while before it arrives!  I went to my Pinterest board for a little inspiritation for the inside of my house.  I am hoping to make this adorable wreath for my Apricot-colored front door…


 How cute is that?!

I’m also planning on doing this little craft from Better Homes and Gardens…

Use paint chips to create cute Easter art! See more Easter crafts that are perfect for kids: http://www.bhg.com/holidays/easter/crafts/easter-crafts-for-all-ages/?socsrc=bhgpin022313paintchipeggs=2

You use paint strips from the hardware store to make the eggs.  I’ll be shopping for paint for my dining room, so I’ll use the colors I find for it, then it will also blend into the room’s decor!  Ahhh, I can’t wait!

So along with my longing for spring, my shopping list is also growing.  But when spring arrives, I’ll have several adorable projects under my belt!

What projects are you working on while you’re waiting for spring to arrive?

Stay refreshed!  The best way to do that is to attend a Bible-preaching church on Sunday!

With prayers for a wonderful weekend,