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

  • Saturday Sparks

    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.

  • Craftiness

    Kid-Friendly Valentine Banner

    Last year my son (three years old at the time) and I spent part of a cold snow day creating a cute little Valentine project for aunts and grandmothers (of course I kept one for myself). Although they all might have been a bit biased, these cute little banners were a hit; so today I thought I would re-share our kid-friendly craft with all of you. I came up with this quick banner idea by combining a couple of Pinterest projects with some of my son’s favorite things — paint and glue.  To create your own Valentine banner you will need: brown paper lunch bags empty toilet paper/paper towel roll red…

  • Cards & Crops

    Sharing a Little “Love” Love

    Although it’s still December, the deadline for Operation Write Home Valentine cards is today (and these little cuties are still sitting in my “send” box),  so I wanted to share a bit of “love” love with you this morning. I made them right before Christmas with the intention of setting them free, but, as usual, the holidays caught up with me and the cards didn’t make it to the post. I used different techniques and tools to create each of these cards, but what they have in common is their basic design. I added dimension by using stamps, embossing folders, punches, twine, pop dots and paper. They are both just a…


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