Spring + Summer Front Porch

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I can not be more excited that the warm weather is here!  Over the last few weeks, it's been hot.  Spring skipped right over us this year, but after that brutal winter, who cares.  As I've mentioned once or twice, we've been working hard on vamping up the outdoors for the warmer days ahead. A lot … [Read more...]

Creating an Outdoor Living Space

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I don't know about you, but around our homestead, it takes a solid 3 weeks to get the outdoors prepped + spruced to enjoy for the coming warmer months ahead. As the final piles of snow melted only a little over a month ago, work began on Summerizing the exterior.  FINALLY after many trips to the … [Read more...]

Freshen Up The Home for Spring

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Yes, there is still snow on the ground.  Yes, the temps are still only in the 30s.  But it's officially SPRING! It has been a looooong winter with a cycle of sickness that our party of 5 can not seem to break out of.  Thankfully, with 50s in the forecast for later this week I am feeling happy + … [Read more...]

11 Unique Ideas for Decorating with Flowers


Spring is here, finally right?!  After that horrific winter, we welcomed this new season with open arms.  Whether spring is drawn out or we jump right into Summer, it's nice to break out of hibernation to smell the fresh air of the warmer season to come. The first thought that comes to mind for … [Read more...]

How-To Stain a Wood Deck

How to Stain a Wood Deck - Before and After Wood Deck Makeover

For the past few years, we knew something major had to happen with our exterior wood deck, but with SO much work (most of it do-it-yourself projects) to do in other areas of the yard, it kept being put on the back-burner.  Well... Baby didn't want to be put in the corner no more (I know, that was … [Read more...]

Striking Spring Porches, Doors, and Entryways

Major Spring Inspiration: Striking Spring Doors, Porches, and Entryways.  Roundup by @Jenna_Burger, SASinteriors.net

Spring is finally peaking through. It's the perfect time of year to open up the windows, let the fresh air in, and rid the winter decor for some fresh, new, colorful accents. We can finally come out of hibernation, step outside the front door, and actually spend time looking at our homes instead of … [Read more...]

Spring Mantel with Shades of Turquoise


Last week here in Upstate NY, the weather was amazing and I soaked up every bit of sun I could get. Now it's a little chillier, but Spring and Summer will be here before ya know it! In the midst of the gorgeous weather, I took some time to put together my new Spring Mantel. Over the past few … [Read more...]

Whimsical Spring Forsythia Wreath

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I was so completely inspired when putting yesterday's post together on Spring Wreath Inspiration.  There are so many amazing and talented bloggers out there and I was so happy to showcase their work! Now it's my turn.... I created a lot of wreaths over the past months for the various seasons … [Read more...]

Spring Wreath Inspiration


Before we get started, let's all agree that wreaths are usually a feature saved for one special time of year ( I hear the sleigh bells ringing)...right??  WRONG!  A wreath is known as the symbolic meaning for "Circle of Life" and how perfect is this coincidence since Spring is the season of … [Read more...]

How to Make Fake Flowers Look Real

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Even though it's technically Spring, it's difficult to believe, with all the snow still on the ground here in NY.  Thankfully my mindset is already on pretty Spring flowers to get me through the final days of the long drawn-out Winter.  I'm continually changing and updating my Dining Room display … [Read more...]