Spring has Sprung

…At least in our house. Seriously, weather, will you please commit? I’m tired of 30 degrees… and snow. We had freaking snow today. I know it’s March in Iowa, and this shouldn’t come as any surprise, but we had such a long, COLD winter that I think we deserve better.

I’m so tired of it, that I spent the weekend making the inside of our house feel like spring (because something should). I just can’t take it anymore! Who’s with me?! Well, here’s how I handled the situation. I made my rounds: TJ Maxx (yes, I am a Maxxinista), Hobby Lobby, Pier 1, Gordman’s, Basket of Daisies (a very cute boutique on Main Street), Goodwill and the local thrift store. This is what I found:

TJ Maxx: I scored a couple wood boxes on clearance and a ceramic bird. The bird looked weird on the shelf, but it does the trick.

Hobby Lobby: One mason jar (I had a million at the wedding and gave them all away. Dumb), burlap banner, modpodge and red glitter paper. Confused by that assortment? Yeah…I got momentarily sidetracked at the thought of making a Valentine’s Day banner with the red glitter mini clothespins I found in Target clearance last week.

Pier 1: No dice.

Gordman’s: Double no dice.

Basket of Daisies: I love this store, so I had to control myself. Three clear milk glass textured jars, three small bouquets and some floral stems.

Goodwill: Five old books.

Thrift Store: Three old books and a random glass jar.

Hobby Lobby (trip #2): At this point my focus had returned. I exchanged the burlap, glue and paper for a tall apothecary jar, two white peonies and pink floral stems.

Unfortunately, before I could start putting up any of my fun new stuff, I had to take down the winter display. Luckily, I didn’t break anything or fall off the ladder. Win.


See ya later, winter.


The updated “spring” version with pretty pops of pink. PS I found the big wooden box 70% off at TJ Maxx because the back hinge was broken. A-mazing.



I may have also done a little pick-me-up with this arrangement. I had the green hydrangeas, but went out in search of some pink and yellow, which is exactly what I found. It makes me happy.

Lastly, I bought some “Spring” Wallflowers from Bath and Body. As much as I love nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin, I am so over those scents right now. All I want is peonies and roses. #springplease
BBWUntil better weather comes our way, I hope you all can find a little spring in your life. xo