How to Decorate Your Mantel for Spring

March means that spring is just within reach and if you are like me you can't wait to embrace the longer hours of daylight, start anew and refresh your space to reflect the change in seasons.  I am officially over the cold weather and so ready for spring!  However, it doesn't seem like Mother Nature is ready to cooperate, but I couldn't wait any longer and decided to decorate for spring.   I teamed up with Oriental Trading to show you how to decorate your mantel for spring … [Read more...]

DIY Spring Pipe Cleaner Rings

Hello there! Cathy from Party HarDIY here again with another fun DIY! Lucky for us, groundhog Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow so an early spring is imminent! Either way, spring is coming and so is Easter. For a fun craft with the kids, how about making some DIY Spring Pipe Cleaner Rings. All you need is some basic supplies to create them! Supplies you will need: Pipe cleaners Felt flowers Pom poms Glitter paper Scissors Glue gun Bunny-Ears Directions: Using a fluffy … [Read more...]

Colorful Spring Pinwheel Decorations

Pinwheel, pinwheel, spinning around. Look at my Pinwheel and see what I've found. Pinwheel, pinwheel, where have you been? I’m kind of obsessed with pinwheels.  There is just something about those little spinning things that reminds me of spring and childhood. They remind me of carefree, playful afternoons while a warm breeze gently blows all around.  I think they are such a whimsical and fun way to add a little flair to any occasion including your home decor. And, you will … [Read more...]

Modern Farmhouse Spring Mantel

This year started off kind of slow, but now I feel like things are moving at warp speed.  Yesterday was the first day of spring and Easter is just around the corner.  My brain is having a hard time catching up to everything moving so quickly, but fortunately I teamed up with Oriental Trading a few weeks ago to create a beautiful Modern Farmhouse Spring Mantel that's perfect for Easter too. My living room is one of my favorite spots in my house, especially after we added shiplap to … [Read more...]

DIY Modern Brushstroke Vase

The groundhog may have seen his shadow with a prediction of 6 more weeks of winter, but I'm ready to see, feel and smell the beauty of spring!  I'm over the cloudy skies and dreary days, but the reality of it that there seem to be a lot more of those in our future.  If the weather outside won't cooperate I'm going to make it feel like a beautiful spring day inside!  I've teamed up with DecoArt to create a colorful DIY Modern Brushstroke Vase that will cheer up even the gloomiest … [Read more...]

DIY Butterfly Yarn Magnets

The blossoms are blooming, the sun is shining and spring is in the air. What better way to get in the spring spirit than to create artwork inspired by the season with a fun butterfly craft. I teamed up with Oriental Trading to create colorful, fun and easy butterfly yarn magnets that are not only a work of art themselves, but a craft that can also be used to hang up and display all of the colorful artwork your kids create this spring. My kids love drawing, painting and creating artwork, but … [Read more...]

Colorful Spring Lemon Flower Arrangement

Lately I have been obsessed with lemons and using them to make yummy desserts, and now pretty centerpieces.  Lemons are so bright and fresh and I think they are perfect for spring entertaining.  In fact I just created this easy and colorful spring Lemon Flower Arrangement for our Easter celebration this weekend and couldn't wait to share this simple tutorial with you. I have always loved the idea of using lemons in floral arrangements.  In fact almost 15 years ago I used … [Read more...]

Decorative Floral Easter Eggs

Flowers are blooming and spring is in the air.  I'm giving my house a fresh new makeover and adding a touch of spring to brighten things up. These Decorative Floral Easter Eggs are the bright and colorful and the perfect spring touch for my neutral farmhouse mantel.   My DIY shiplap wall in my living room is one of my favorite things about my house, but I'm still trying to figure out how to decorate our mantel.  I fell in love with my mantel at the Farmhouse Metallic Decor at … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning Tips and Printable Checklist

There are so many things I love about Spring, but cleaning isn't one of them.  I'd rather be hanging out on the patio with friends chowing down on blue cheese buffalo burgers or sipping on raspberry fizz punch, but the reality is that spring is the perfect time to get our house fresh and clean.  With these Spring Cleaning Tips and Printable Checklist at least I'll be ready and my house will be in tip top shape for our weekend BBQ with friends! My Grandma B. is the queen of clean and she would … [Read more...]

Blue Cheese Buffalo Burger Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpringIntoFlavor #CollectiveBias I love springtime because we get to break out the grill and dinners become more of an event with impromptu backyard BBQs and friends. The weather was perfect this past weekend and prompted us to host a last minute BBQ with friends and spring into flavor with this Blue Cheese Buffalo Burger recipe and a make-your- own French Fry Bar. With such busy … [Read more...]