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...]

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...]

Colorful Easter Wreath

Spring has sprung, and this year the season starts with Easter. There are so many wonderful elements about Easter-- flowers, sunny skies, eggs, chicks and of course, chocolate! If I had to pick my favorite thing, it would be the colors of the season. I love bright colors and after a long gray winter, there’s nothing more refreshing. Hi Alison here, and today I’d like to share a colorful Easter wreath that is sure to brighten your spring. What You Will Need: Straw wreath form … [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...]

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...]

Easter Waffle Bar Brunch

Some say that breakfast is the most important part of the day, but I disagree - I think brunch is the best (and most important!) part of the day.  Maybe it's because I’m not a morning person and I'd rather sleep in than get up early to eat!  Brunch is the perfect combination of breakfast and lunch and this darling Easter Waffle Bar Brunch is the ideal way to celebrate Easter. Inspired by my Decorative Floral Easter Eggs I teamed up with Chinet to create this … [Read more...]

Lemon Cheesecake Crescent Rolls

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Pillsbury. All content, photos and opinions are 100% my own. Blossoms are blooming on trees, the weather is warming up and parties are being planned. Spring is nature's way of saying "let's party!" and I for one can't wait for Easter Egg Hunts, brunch and backyard BBQs.  Before you head off to your springtime celebrations you are definitely going to want to make these Lemon Cheesecake Crescent Rolls. Warm flaky crescent rolls are filled with a cream … [Read more...]

DIY Spring Planter Box

Spring is here and it's time to spruce up your home and freshen things up both inside and outside.  I'm a firm believer in first impressions and this is especially true for the outside of your home.  A porch is one of the first things that welcome guest to your home.  When friends and family arrive at our front door I want them to instantly know that they are welcome and invited into our fun loving home.  This DIY Spring Planter Box is the perfect project to give your outdoor … [Read more...]

Tips for Packing the Perfect Picnic

Make memories this summer by packing the perfect picnic and enjoying an afternoon relaxing with your loved ones and some great food! Picnics can be everything from simple to elaborate, but no matter your style we think there is nothing better than enjoying a lazy summer afternoon with an old-fashioned picnic!  I've partnered with Cape Cod® Potato Chips to share my tips for packing the perfect picnic and to show you how to turn an ordinary afternoon into an Extraordinary one with a fun family … [Read more...]