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Getting A Jump On My Spring Wardrobe, Everything Is Currently On Sale!

Update: Just noticed that Talbots has made their 25% off sale even better with 40% off any one item and 25% off everything else. Use the code SPRING40 to get 40% off any one item. You'll find the Talbots spring sale here: Talbots Spring Sale. A few days ago someone asked about this adorable bunny vase that I've had for a few years. I was worried I'd have to deliver bad news that it was no longer available, but when I checked, I was so happy to see that it's back! … [Continue Reading...]

Celebrating The Coming Of Spring With A Table Full Of Sunshine!

Daisy Stemware for Spring Table

Welcome to the 804th Tablescape Thursday! Oh my gosh, we've had the most beautiful, sunshiny weather the last few days! I've never thought of myself as being someone who is affected by sunshine, or the lack thereof, but I'm starting to wonder if I'm one of those folks. I've definitely had more energy and felt a lot more zip in my step with all the glorious sunshine we've been experiencing. Do you notice that this time of year, too? Do you get a burst of energy and … [Continue Reading...]

Installing A New Bluebird House For My Backyard Bluebirds

Bluebird Taking Mealworms Back To Babies

Welcome to the 786th Metamorphosis Monday! Hope you had a great weekend! Many, many years ago when my son was in elementary school, I worked at the Chattahoochee Nature Center as a volunteer. Back then, on weekends during the month of October, the Nature Center would host educational Halloween Hikes through the woods that surround the nature center. The hikes also ran out the boardwalk that runs alongside and out over portions of the Chattahoochee River. During the … [Continue Reading...]

All My Favorites For Spring and Summer

Happy Weekend! My head is completely in spring/summer mode now. With the daylight staying with us a little bit longer each day and my daffodils all poking their little heads up out of the ground, I know that spring is almost here and I can't wait!   With spring just around the corner, I thought this would be a great time to share some of my favorites that I love and use on repeat during the spring and summer months. Before I share those, I wanted to … [Continue Reading...]

2 Beautiful Valentine’s Day Tables—One Created By A Loving Hubby & One That’s Budget Friendly

Welcome to the 803rd Tablescape Thursday! I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day yesterday! ❤️  I know for sure Brenda did because she wrote, "I wanted to share with you a Valentine's table setting my husband set all himself and surprised me. Normally I am the lead and he is what he calls himself “the beast of burden” carrying things in and out."   Brenda's hubby created the sweetest, most romantic table setting. I love the beautiful … [Continue Reading...]

A Festive Mardi Gras Tablescape With A Stunningly Beautiful Centerpiece!

Today was Mardi Gras! I didn't even realize that until halfway through the day. I bet if I lived in New Orleans, I would have been a lot more aware. I was curious about the dates for Mardi Gras—for some reason I was thinking it was normally in March. I did a bit of research and learned that the Carnival season always begins on Jan. 6, which is King’s Day (Feast of the Epiphany) and Mardi Gras day, also known as Fat Tuesday can fall on a different day each year. The … [Continue Reading...]

How To Make A Decorative Bee Skep For Spring Decorating Or A Spring Centerpiece

How to make a bee skep-decorative bee skep

Welcome to the 785th Metamorphosis Monday! Happy New Week! I have a fun spring craft for you this week! I don't know why but I always get a bit apprehensive when I try to make something I've never made before. I think that's the perfectionist in me coming out. Argggh! I've been working on an idea for a spring table setting, and for the centerpiece, I'd like to use a decorative bee skep. The prices of decorative bee skeps, especially larger ones, are pretty … [Continue Reading...]

My January Favorites + A Couple of Extras That Couldn’t Wait!

Happy Weekend! Okay, I'm cheating a little. This is supposed to be a January Favorites post but I want to share this with you now because I expect it will sell out pretty quickly. A few days ago I purchased this adorable Spring/Easter-themed LEGO set for my grandsons, and I thought it was so cute (and reasonably priced) that I ended up buying one for myself. I love that LEGO keeps coming out with these sets that celebrate the various holidays that occur throughout … [Continue Reading...]

Romantic Valentine’s Day Table Setting With Heart Cake Dessert & Spring Tulips

Tulip Centerpiece, Faux Tulips

Welcome to the 802nd Tablescape Thursday! With Valentine's Day just a week away, I decided it was time to bake some cute heart cakes. It has been ages since I made these for Valentine's.   I did the dumbest thing this time, though! I always, always grease and flour a cake pan when baking a regular layer cake, but for some crazy reason, I didn't flour the heart cake pan after greasing it this time. I couldn't remember if I had always done that in the … [Continue Reading...]

Cake Flour vs All-Purpose Flour, Swedish Pearl Sugar & Heart Cakes For Valentine’s Day

Heart Cakes for Valentine's Day_wm

Many years ago I made these cute heart cakes, filling them with raspberry filling. They were super easy to make and I really loved how they looked for Valentine's Day.   To make these, I used a Wilton Heart Cake Pan. (A printable recipe for these heart cakes is available here: Heart Cakes Recipe.)   I made them once again a few years later, that time filling them with homemade pink icing. I searched online to see if the heart cake pan I … [Continue Reading...]