Happy May, and welcome to Thursday Favorite Things! I am so excited to be co-hosting this fabulous party with Katherine of Katherine’s Corner and a fantastic group of bloggers for this inspiring weekly link party for bloggers and blog readers!
It’s nearly summer, and that means it’s time to get the deck spruced up for barbecue parties, al fresco dinners, or hours spent relaxing with friends and family. My husband and I have been discussing the idea of adding a deck on to the side of our house or possibly even to the side of our garage which leads to a decent sized yard that we haven’t made much use out of. I have been researching deck ideas and trying to figure out which type of deck or patio would best suit our needs.
Happy May dear friends! Earlier this spring I shared a couple of photos of the vintage style shears and twine set that I received from Victorian Trading Company for review. Now that gardening season is well underway, I have been using the shears daily to snip fresh herbs to use in recipes and the twine to tie up bundles for drying. I love and use my little set so much that it inspired me to share a post with ideas for using these types of sets for gardening, crafting or simply as charming decorative accent.
Happy May Day! Are you familiar with the old tradition of making a pretty basket or cone filled with flowers to hang on a neighbor’s door on May 1st? The tradition holds that you must sneak up and hang the basket, knock on the door, and run away. If you are caught, the neighbor must give you a kiss! Now, I really like my neighbors, but I think I will skip on the kissing part! Nevertheless, I think the tradition of giving your neighbor a pretty May Day basket is charming.
Hello friends! Are you looking forward to Mother’s Day and all the beautiful spring flowers that will be in bloom? I certainly am! Mother’s Day is just a couple of weeks away, so it’s time to start gathering ideas for gifts and activities especially geared toward all the special moms, grandmothers, and daughters on our lists to let them know how much we appreciate them. What better place to find inspiration than in the garden?
Hello friends and welcome back to my Pin Away Wednesdays series! Spring is here and I am loving every minute of it! We have some nice days, allowing me to get outside to enjoy some early spring planting and garden clean up. On cooler days I have been getting my gardening and flower fix from a couple of my favorite garden-themed boards on Pinterest. Today I am sharing highlights from my Country Cottage Garden Style Pinterest board. If you love flowers and vintage junk garden style, get ready to pin away!
Happy April everyone! Spring is just beginning and there is still plenty of time to get your home looking refreshed for the season. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money or get carried away with seasonal spring items, you can easily refresh your decor for spring with pretty pillows. Changing out pillows and pillow covers is one of the quickest and most budget-friendly ways to give your home a whole new look each season. Today I am sharing some pretty pillows as spring decorating inspiration. *This post contains affiliate links.
Hello my spring loving friends! Today I am feeling inspired to share some “pansies for thought” to brighten your day!
During this exciting time of year, many of us are ready to jump right in and add start filling our outdoor containers or flower beds with some color, but it’s still too early for many annuals or perennials. Pansies however, seem to love the fickle spring season, when sunny days can be followed by chilly, frosty mornings, or even a dusting of snow.
Spring is here, the daffodils are in bloom, and Easter is just around the corner! It’s the perfect time to bring the outdoors in to brighten up our homes for the season. Today I am sharing how I have created simple spring garden style to refresh our home for spring. *This post contains affiliate links.
Happy spring everyone! The birds are singing, the forsythia is in bloom, and it’s the perfect time to enjoy a little time outdoors to celebrate spring’s arrival! I am thrilled to be joining my friend Cindy of County Road 407 and several blogging friends for our monthly Pinterest challenge. If you are coming over from Bricks and Blooms or if you are just stopping by for a visit, I am so happy to have you here!
Welcome friends! Glorious spring is upon us, and that means it’s time for refreshing our homes in anticipation of the season’s arrival. Today I am sharing how I have added some bright color and new decorative accents to our dining room to give the space a simple refresh with vintage-cottage spring vibes.
Happy March everyone! I am happily making some changes around our home, not only for spring but in general. We are starting our sixth year here at the yellow brick home, and I finally have a clear vision of the overall decorating scheme I really want to achieve. This little entryway area by the staircase is coming right along. *This post contains affiliate links.
Hello friends! Can you believe spring is just three weeks away? I am more than ready! I have been planning a spring dining room and living room refresh over the past few weeks, inspired by some beautiful products I discovered over at Birch Lane. Today I am sharing my spring decor refresh inspiration and the mood board I have created as a visual guide in the planning process. Take a look!
Hello friends! Are you ready for some spring inspiration? I sure am! It’s been a very stressful 10 days here due to a massive snow and ice storm which resulted in loss of electricity for over a week, so I am thrilled that things have gotten back to normal just in time for another fun Pinterest Challenge hosted by my awesome friend Cindy of County Road 407! This post contains affiliate links. See my full affiliate disclosure policy for details.
Hello dear friends! It’s the time of year when we book our vacation reservations for the beach and I start to dream of days spent relaxing by the shore. I absolutely love the ocean and hope to retire there one day, or maybe even have a vacation cottage in the not too distant future. Today I am sharing some easy, breezy coastal cottage style decor and dreamy beach cottages just for fun and inspiration. *This post contains affiliate links.
While trends in home design used to be all about aesthetics and style, the demands of homeowners now seem to be changing. Today, more and more people are looking for beautiful and functional homes that facilitate eco-friendly lifestyles, blend traditional and modern styles, and provide ample space for socializing. This post contains affiliate and/or sponsored links.