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    Neutral Cozy Cottage: Spring Living Room Tour

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    Welcome to our neutral “cozy cottage” living room decorated for spring!

    amazing painted stairs painted stair runner grain stripe

    Come on in! The first thing you see when you walk through our front door is our staircase with painted stair runner and gallery wall.

    gallery wall with old mirrors and frames painted stairs

    I really love this little gallery wall. I used antique mirrors and vintage picture frames, two of my favorite things to collect!  I am always on the lookout for more! When we removed the carpet the stairs were in really bad shape. There wasn’t time to redo the floors since we were moving in right before Christmas, so we decided to paint a grain stripe runner with colors inspired from some of my old vintage suitcases. Read more

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    Create and Craft

    Spring Wreath Tutorial: Bonnie Blue Roses and Thistle

    Hello everyone! Today I am happy to be sharing a little spring wreath tutorial for my latest wreath design, “Bonnie Blue Roses and Thistle.”  In my post,  Floral Arranging: Finding Inspiration In The Little ThingsI discuss how I often use small treasures or one particular flower type to inspire a floral arrangement or wreath design.  A little bird and some bonnie (pretty) Scottish thistle and blue roses were the inspiration for this natural looking, Celtic-themed spring wreath.

    Gorgeous spring wreath grapevine wreath with thistle and moss blue roses diy

    How to make a gorgeous bonnie blue roses and thistle spring wreath with mossy nest, bird and birds eggs

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    Garden Thyme

    4 Easy Tips To Make Tulips Last Longer

    It’s tulip time! Tulips are my favorite flower! They only bloom for about a month and I am always sad to see them go in late spring. Cut tulips are also short lived, but through trial and error I have discovered four easy tips to make tulips last longer and I am happy to share them with you!

    Farmhouse kitchen with ironstone and tulips

    In my previous post I shared these lovely white tulips that I received for my birthday. Anytime I have fresh tulips I like to make them last as long as possible. Over the years I have found a few little tricks to keep them around the house for a few extra days.

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    Christmas

    Easter Decorating With Bunnies and Blooms

    It’s almost April and time to do some Easter decorating with bunnies and blooms! I have always loved adding lots of decorative bunnies and fresh flowers around my home for spring. Thanks to some great new spring hashtags on Instagram I was inspired to create a blog post to share some of the ways my talented IG friends have added Easter joys to their homes with bunnies and blooms too.

    Here are some of my favorites!Adorable easter vignette with pretty vintage teacup

    Go ahead and grab a pretty teacup to sip some tea (or coffee) and get ready to swoon over some amazing Easter decor ideas from Instagram, beginning with Lora @driftwood_decor. She always has perfectly styled spaces and vignettes with awesome accessories. I adore everything about this photo! Her heirloom teacup and little bunny picture nestled behind a “thicket” of sweet pink blossoms is so darling. If you love this photo as much as I do then you will definitely want to visit her shop, Driftwood Decor. You are certain to find some beautiful items to use in your decor too! 

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    Home Improvement and DIY

    DIY Faux Shiplap Using Peel and Stick Vinyl Flooring

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    Shiplap is definitely one of the hottest trends in home decor these days thanks to the show Fixer Upper and the popularity of farmhouse style. I originally thought the craze would have died off by now, but shiplap is still showing up in all types of homes and it seems to work well with many different decorating styles.  I don’t really decorate solely around trends, and it took me a while to warm up to the “shiplap fad” as I called it.  I repeatedly tried to convince myself I would not fall for shiplap but there were just too many beautiful rooms popping up in the decor world. I still didn’t want to commit to covering my walls with an expensive wood treatment that I would be sick of in two years once the fad was over. In addition I didn’t really think I had anywhere to use shiplap.

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