Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I wish I had a "Spring" in my step but this will have to do!

Seriously, I DO get all giddy about this time of year!  Who doesn't? 
But....I caught a mean ol' cold (probably from this snotty little daycare I live in) and it rocked my world!  I consider myself pretty tough.  Or should I say I think I have a fairly high pain threshold.  I mean I withstood having my wisdom teeth removed and 3 C-Sections without being sedated(yes I was numb so I guess there is no pain to be "tolerant" of) but I don't get that nervous about those kind of things.  This cold on the other hand wiped me out.  Hubs was leaving town for work and I had to ask my mom to drive 6 hours to help me take care of the little guys (that's how bad it was).  So not much has been going on around here.  Just functioning and making it through the days was a bonus!  I had been working out 6 days a week too...(I might just get up the nerve to blog about my attempt to transform my post baby bod someday...but I need to get my act together in a big way first;).  Anywho...that too has gone by the wayside as I have just focused on getting better.   But today I'm off from work and decided to try to spring up the casa a little.
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Here is what our bland mantle has looked like the last several weeks.  You may recognize my "sphere knock offs" and the ball of flowers from my "wreath thingy majig" post.  It's fine but boring.

 A couple of weeks ago I picked up a bag of these eggs at Hobby Lobby.  I had the glass container and of course I had the spagna moss.  I mean I have only used spagna moss in almost every little craftyish thing I've done this year.  It seems to be my go to item in my hideous craft armoire.  Which by the way I started to organize and never finished;)  It's the thought that counts right?  

I put our yellow little catch all container that sits in the living room next to the jar O' eggs and 
then I grabbed the yellow flowers from my nightstand in our bedroom for the other side. 

You may recognize the yellow flowers from our little laundry room spruce up we did before we sold the house.  Oh wow...I forgot we have that picture packed away somewhere!  I should totally break that out for spring...I see a new mantle coming already.

Then I grabbed my trusty chalkboard penant or bunting ( I really don't know the difference;) and out of lazyness and not wanting to add another piece to it I chose the one 3 letter word that we can associate with Easter.  HOP! We just so happen to have tons of sidewalk chalk in nice Easter pastels so I could add just a tiny bit more color to the area.

You may recognize the bunting from our fall porch.

Can you tell I like to reuse and repurpose just a bit!  Taking things from around the house to change things up is a fun challenge for me.  I'm loving that this mantle cost me a whopping $3 for the eggs that were 50% off! Woohoo!



Dana Frieling@ Make Them Wonder said... Best Blogger Tips

Good thing it's a 3 letter penant and not a 4 letter penant. hee hee! It looks pretty. Hope you're feeling better!

Fox Hollow Cottage said... Best Blogger Tips

Glad you are feeling a bit better! So lucky you had your mom to help. I was sick 3 weeks with that terrible stuff. Lucky my guy is 15 now, so not much trouble there. Having littles and being sick is double awful. The mantel is perfectly Spring. I have the exact yellow container. I use it on my counter to hold my sponge out of sight =) So funny when you see something you have. I love it. Thanks so much for linking up! Happy Spring =)

Sharon said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your mantel... all of it...but I really like those candlesticks!!
oh...and I loved the name of the post...very clever!

samara florus said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi There!

I just wanted to let you know that I gave you the Liebster Blog Award. I love reading your blog everyday!


Daffodil Hill said... Best Blogger Tips

Love all your pretty spring touches. What IS spagna moss, and where does one find it? We don't have a Hobby Lobby here in Maryland. You've inspired me!

Lori@thestonybrookhouse said... Best Blogger Tips

Super cute mantel!! I am planning on redoing mine this weekend! I have a fetish for little birds and I noticed yours... adorable!!


Mimi said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the vignette you created in the vase with the grass and eggs. Quite charming!

Justine said... Best Blogger Tips

Stopping by from Transformation Thursday! http://queenofsavings.com

Natalie Dixon said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks so peaceful and lovely! I really need to get my stuff out too! Thanks for sharing at my party!

Our Delightful Home said... Best Blogger Tips

Pretty mantel! I would love for you to link up at my linky party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/03/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-6.html

PS: I am your newest Linky Follower!

Mrs. Delightful

chateau chic said... Best Blogger Tips

You really dressed up your mantel pretty. Love the pops of color for spring!
I'm happy to be a new follower and hope you'll stop by and follow back.
Mary Alice