Authentic or Faux — My Forsythia Struts Its Stuff
Authentic or Faux — My Forsythia Struts Its Stuff

Igot so excited when I rounded the house this weekend to find my forsythia bush blooming! I immediately cut several stems to take the place of the faux flowers I wrote about only days before on my post “Five Tips for Displaying Faux Flowers.”

Country Cuteness from Mom’s Garage

This cheery card is a perfect way to brighten someone's day. . . complete with a little shaker surprise!

Country Cuteness from Mom’s Garage
Country Cuteness from Mom’s Garage

I took an old canning jar, a partial can of off-white spray paint, twine and twigs and quickly whipped up a cute little country-style home decor.

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“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”

-Margaret Atwood


  • Cards & Crops

    “A Real Cute Chick” Card

    Whew, this latest Operation Write Home sketch challenge was a toughy. But after much thought and lots of digging through all sorts of stamps, stickers, papers and punches, I finally came up with a concept to follow the sketch. Since Easter is quickly closing in on us and the OWH deadline for these cards is at the end of the month, I decided to go with a card befitting this celebration (plus I had those really cute egg stamps that had never been used). While it’s not my most favorite card ever, I think it turned out kind of cute.

  • Craftiness

    Cute Little Chick Pic

    Since my husband won’t buy me an actual peeping chick for Easter (something about coyotes and bobcats eating them or something), I decided to make my very own. I needed to dust off my Cricut machine anyway and I am always looking for a reason to pull out my ever-growing collection of washi tape.  This is a quick little project to create, and as long as you have the supplies on hand it can be really inexpensive to complete. Here’s what you’ll need to hatch your own little chick pic just in time for Easter day. Materials: Cricut machine “Celebrate With Flourish“ Cricut cartridge (or suitable substitute) Yellow piece of card stock…

  • Craftiness

    A Bunny Banner All Your Own

    Yes, Easter is just a few days away, but you still have plenty of time to whip up this cute little bunny banner just in time for the holiday. . . especially if you use an inexpensive roll of burlap as your base. Below you can see the basic supplies I used and some are optional, but the best way I’ve found to create a quick banner is to stay clear of large expanses of material and focus on burlap that is more user friendly. Materials:  Roll of unwired, unfinished burlap  Liquid Fray Stop  Off-white/white acrylic paint  Pink acrylic paint  Bunny template (pdf file)  Pink Stickles (optional)  Medium white pompons  Twine or jute…

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