Spring, Thursday Favorite Things

Easter and Spring Inspiration and Thursday Favorite Things

Happy MARCH  and welcome to Thursday Favorite Things! I am thrilled to celebrate my FIFTH year co-hosting this fabulous weekly link party for bloggers and blog readers with Katherine of Katherine’s Corner and a fantastic group of bloggers! Last week marked the 600th TFT! Please hop over to Katherine’s after linking up to congratulate her on the milestone and to thank her for starting this wondeful party.

NOTE: The party time has changed to 9:00 a.m. MDT (11:00 EST)




If you would like to make some new friends, grow your blog audience, or just find some weekly inspiration, this is the place to be! *Bloggers: Please leave a comment with the number of your link up for a chance to be featured at next week’s party. The hosts are all looking forward to what you’ll share this week! (If you missed the last party and the AWESOME features, you’ll find it here. Here’s what I have been up to recently:



I haven’t been doing any “normal It’s been a bit of a stressful week of new home renovations with what my husband and I are now calling “The Great Hardwood Floor Fiasc!”  Last week I shared post all about beautiful light and natural hardwood floor staining options, and we had decided that was the direction we wanted to go. However, our plans did not work out and the clear coat we used on the unstained floors turned everything splotchy gold and orange! The red oak is just not cooperating with us right now! So we are moving back toward usinga medium brown, but still having issues with red and orange coming through. We are doing some experimenting and playing around with stain combinations including using gray–greens to tone down red, and hopefully we will come up with something this weekend to neutralize the red in the floors without being too dark. I will share an update post this weekend with the good, the bad, and the worst!


Throwback Thursday

Early spring decorating with vintage crocks

Here’s a throwback to one of my favorite spring porch posts, Early Spring Decorating with Vintage Crocks.



Now here are some gorgeous spring features from last week’s party!



Spring Lantern with Bunny

Spring Lantern Home Decor Ideas ~ The House on Silverado


DIY bunny treat jars

DIY Bunny Treat Jars ~ Our Tiny Nest



Spring Porch Vignette and DIY Bird's Nest-The Crowned Goat

DIY Bird’s Nests ~ The Crowned Goat


An Easy To Make Bird’s Nest ~ Decorative Inspirations




Easy Artificial Natural Spring Wreath ~ Cloches and Lavender


Bonus Feature

natural dyed fabric and Eater eggs- how to make natural dye

How to Make Natural Dye Using Vegetable and Spices ~ WM Design House






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  • Reply Julie Briones

    Happy spring, Amber! Thanks for hosting and sharing! Have a wonderful day!

    March 23, 2023 at 11:30 am
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Oops…I’m linked at 48,49 this week. 🙂

    March 23, 2023 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Cindy

    Sorry, you are having so much trouble with the floors. You’ll get it right.

    Thanks for the feature! I must say I love this new wreath!

    March 23, 2023 at 12:00 pm
  • Reply Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

    Good luck with your red oak floors! We have them throughout our first floor. No matter what stain we’ve tried — and we’ve tried several from medium to dark — the red begins to show through after a couple of years, particularly those areas that regularly get sunshine. Thank you for hosting the get-together each week! I’ve linked #57 today.

    March 23, 2023 at 12:08 pm
  • Reply MaryJo Materazo

    Hi Amber- Good luck with the floors. I know it’s frustrating while you’re going through the process but I am sure they will turn out beautiful. Thank you for hosting. I’m @ #64, 65, 66 today. Have a good week. XO- MaryJo

    March 23, 2023 at 12:55 pm
  • Reply Debra Oliver

    I know your floors will turn out gorgeous! Im at 69, 70, and 71 this week. Thanks for having us over each week!

    March 23, 2023 at 1:12 pm
  • Reply Barbara at Mantel and Table

    Ah, the trials of staining hardwood floors! We could have a long and spirited discussion about that, but I’ll defer on it for now! 🤣 Your vintage crocks and spring flowers are inspiring, and so beautiful. We still have a ways to go here, but things are starting to bloom. Thanks so much for hosting the party – I’m linked at #68. Take care and Happy Weekend!

    March 23, 2023 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply Jenna

    Thanks so much Amber! Yikes about your floors, I’m sure you will come up with a brilliant solution~ My links are #32, 35, 37, Happy Spring 🌷

    March 23, 2023 at 2:31 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    Hello! So sorry about those darn floors…you’ll get there! Fun party this week!! I’m linked at 95 and 96! Happy almost weekend!

    March 23, 2023 at 5:43 pm
  • Reply Debbie- Dabble

    Happy 600 TFT!!
    My link Up for this week are Numbers 89, 90 and 93!!
    Thanks so much for hosting this delightful party each and every week!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Thank You!! I hope you are having a great week!!

    March 23, 2023 at 6:50 pm
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Thanks for hosting Amber! Hope you get the wood floor figured out. I’ll wouldn’t know where to start so I’m anxious to see what happens. I’m linking up at 172, 173 and 174.

    March 24, 2023 at 11:34 am
  • Reply CoCo

    Wood is so beautiful and yet it can be totally frustrating all at the same time. You are very creative and talented so I know you’ll come up with a fabulous solution. I’m definitely cheering you on! Thanks so much for featuring my bird nests, I really appreciate it. Hugs, CoCo

    March 24, 2023 at 6:20 pm
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Thanks for hosting, Amber. I am links 33, 34, and 36. Wishing you a lovely weekend!

    March 24, 2023 at 11:46 pm
  • Reply Decorative Inspirations

    I am so sorry those hardwood floors are giving you such a hard time. I am sure you will come to a solution and they will turn out stunning. Thank you for featuring my DIY bird nest. It was such a lovely surprise. Sorry I missed the party this week. Have a great weekend and thanks again.

    March 26, 2023 at 12:12 pm
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