A Wee Bit o’ Spring

March 18, 2011

The good news is, it’s Friday and also Spring Break!  The bad news is that I read it is scheduled to rain all weekend and all next week.  Of all weeks, why why why did it have to be Spring Break?  I was hoping to do some gardening and have some outdoor adventures too.  Boo.

Well, I decided if I couldn’t spend my week outdoors, then I would just have to bring a wee bit o’ spring indoors instead!  A quick trip to the market for some ranunculus, and some daffodils from mother nature inspired a few pops of yellow in the living room this season. 

cg ranunculus


I shopped all around my house for some accessories for the living room mantel to brighten this room.  I pulled one of my citrus trees indoors for the the month and then threw last year’s outdoor pillows on the sofa and chair.  The gray geometric cashmere throw I found on clearance at Tar-jay last year. 

cg living room chair


Those candlesticks are from Z Gallerie, borrowed from our master bedroom. 

cg daffodils and candlesticks


cg mirror


I’ve made more progress on my abstract painting!  You can see it reflected in the mirror below, but it’s still incomplete.  I’m hoping to put the finishing touches on it next week ~ it seems I’ll have extra time since we’re all stuck indoors.   

A quick coat of spray paint on my old moroccan lantern, a framed daffodil print (free download) and a vase full of lemons completes the spring mantelscape. 

cg living room mirror


cg living room spring


Before I forget, the winners of the Joss & Main giveaway are:

#11 Emily at Pretty Little Nest

#402: Amy Goodwin


Finally, I’d like to thank each and every one of you who have generously donated to our Alma Project.  Thanks to you, we’ve raised almost $2,000, wow! 

the alma project button

This weekend, thanks to these funds, we will be delivering two toddler beds and mattresses to our adopted home, one donated and one purchased.  The moms will be so blessed to finally have a place for their children to sleep. 

Next, we will be building a wall storage and entertainment center in the community great room.  I’m very excited to fire up the power tools to build something that will serve an important purpose in the home. 

Thank you Kimba, Cristin, Dixie and Dianne for your lovely words earlier this week. 

Signing off, wishing you all a perfect weekend,

and a very:

happy spring daffodils



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