Celebrating Spring (and my 100th post)!

This is my 100th post! Wow! I can’t believe I’ve written that many already! How time flies. 🙂 And what a beautiful day to celebrate! The sun is shining brightly and the temperature is a mild sixty degrees or so. Dare I believe spring is actually on it’s way? I’m afraid to let myself hope that we’ve seen the end of this loooong winter, but with only rain (rather than snow or ice) and more mild weather in the forecast I decided it’s time to pack away the last of my winter/Valentine’s Day decorations and bring on an explosion of spring! I may have gotten a little carried away with the forsythia, but I’ll let you be the judge. 🙂

I made this yarn-wrapped wreath last Valentine’s Day and used it again this year. I decided to give it a spring make-over by adding some white lace and paper rosettes. I could give you a tutorial on how to make the rosettes, but do yourself a favor and just watch this youtube video.

I bought this scrapbook paper in a pack with ten different colors. I actually purchased it for the shades of pink and black that I plan on using for C’s second birthday party (can you believe she’ll be two next month? I can’t wait to tell you all about the party plans, but that’s another post :)). When I saw this yellow and gray paper I thought it was perfect for spring.

I like this verse for the chalkboard so much I decided to leave it for now.

The branches from C’s birthday photo tree “bloom” with some more paper rosettes.

I wrapped this paper banner I made around my favorite apothocary jar and filled it with forsythia (fake of course…I found a whole spray of it at Home Goods for $15, and used it all :))

My mantle arrangement stayed basically the same, I just added a ton of fake flowers and scrapbook paper to make it springy. The forsythia wreath hung on our front door a few years ago, but the wind was not kind to it so I decided to give it an indoor home this season.

I adore this narrow box my dad built for me out of a pallet he found. So far it’s anchored my Christmas and winter kitchen table, and I’m loving it dressed up for spring too!

Have you brought out your spring decorations yet, or are you afraid winter hasn’t given up yet?

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