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.”

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

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

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    Saturday Sparks — Easter Ideas

    Easter weekend is just a week away, and if you’re looking for some great holiday decorating, crafting or kid-friendly gift ideas, have I got a few fun suggestions for Small Talk Mama readers. Today’s inspiration is a hodge-podge of all things Easter that just promises to ignite that creative spark in you. Hoppy Easter!

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    Saturday Sparks — Inspiring Your Spring

    Spring has finally arrived here in the Midwest, in truth and deed. The birds are singing, the forsythia is blooming and buds are popping out all over the trees. Since today is the first full day of Spring, I thought it fitting to share a bit of decorating inspiration related to the occasion. Last year I did a whole post about Spring mantels; unfortunately it didn’t make it through the crash, so you will see a few repeats if you were a reader at that time. If you weren’t, then it’s your lucky day. Enjoy the inspiration, and as always feel free to send me your own favorite ideas. 

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    Saturday Sparks – Love is in the Air

    With just two weeks counting down to what is considered one of the most romantic days of the year, today’s inspiration is all about Valentines. If decorating for this day is something you do, then you’ll enjoy some of these fun décor ideas with touches of hearts, love and hugs and kisses.


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