Oh Spring…where art thou?

4 March, 2013
This post will be participating in the 6 Days of Spring Linky Party.
If you are a blogger, come on over and share all your springy goodness!
Happy Monday my friends!  I sincerely hope you all had a wonderfully blessed weekend…and for you all who feel like you did not…know that prayers have been sent your way! :-)Here in Georgia, it snowed all weekend!  How cool is that?  We woke up Saturday morning to 1/8 inch of snow on our deck…couldn’t get our sleds out fast enough! Ha!
Really though…it has been super cold here and we really did get some flurries.  This frigid weather has not thwarted my anticipation for spring!!
I just used the word “thwarted”.  Not sure why that makes me giggle…
The cold weather has surely not kept these little guys away.
That feeder was filled up and four days later those sparrows cleaned it dry.
Greedy little tweeters…
Let’s see…what else did we do this weekend?
I went for a 5K run in 30 degree weather with my crossfit buddies…
I know.
Worked on the sunroom a little more.
Craigypoo actually helped out…
Doesn’t he look thrilled?
Since he was so nice and helped, I thought it would be nice to send him out on a date with his friends.
What did I do while he was out?
What any normal gal would do…
rework her fireplace mantle.
Welcome spring!
spring mantle
One day that brick will be painted…one day.
How cute is this basket holding pup?  I filled the basket with flowers and added a bow for a little extra cuteness.  Can’t remember where I found him…
Probably HomeGoods.
Or Hobby Lobby.
Or TJ Maxx.
Or Marshalls.
Who knows????
spring mantle 1
A handmade lantern we found at Scott’s Antique Store in Atlanta last year.
spring mantle 2
This simple wreath I made by attaching greenery garland to a grapevine wreath.  Then, just added a bow!
spring mantle 4
Can’t go wrong with some mossy balls!
(Just giggled again.)
The space between the balls and top of the frame seemed a little naked.

I chose to make a banner using the word nest because this old house of ours is our little nest.
Deep huh?

spring mantle 5
Tins filled with faux wild flowers.
spring mantle 3
Springtime…I am patiently awaiting your arrival!
spring mantle 6
Thank you for visiting me!
Are you all ready for warmer weather and new life in the gardens?
Update: This post was featured! Yay!

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Make The Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill
Moonshine Monday @ The Honeysuckle Bus Stop
TUESDAYTuesdays Treasures @ Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tweak It Tuesday @ Cozy Little House
From Dream to Reality @ The DIY Dreamer
Pintastic Tuesday @ Sarah Dawn Designs
WEDNESDAYWow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
A Little Birdie Told Me Link Party @ The Life of Jennifer Dawn
Lil’ Luna Link Party @ Lil’ Luna
Whatever Goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts
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Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tatertots and Jello
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The CSI Project


03/07/2013 4:09pm

Love the new mantel decor!! And I hope it’s ok that I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award! Here’s the link for details: http://diywithjenandb.blogspot.com/2013/03/kim-at-colors-mixed-together-nominated.html

03/08/2013 10:45am

Awww…thank you Jenny! Such a sweet gesture…this will be fun!

03/07/2013 8:27pm

I love the brown checkered accents! Little Bit

03/08/2013 10:46am

:-) Thank ya mam!

03/07/2013 9:55pm

I love the brown checked ribbon and the banner, seems like I don’t want to decorate my mantel without a banner anymore, love yours!

03/08/2013 10:47am

The banner does a great job filling up the empty space between the frame and the moss! Thanks for stopping by Rondell!

03/08/2013 9:45am

Great mantel! I love the earthy tones and feel. Moss seams to very popular this spring! I’m host a link party on my blog and I’d love for you to join!

03/08/2013 10:48am

Thank you and thanks for the invite Stephanie!

03/09/2013 11:34am

Your mantel looks beautiful! Love your blog, too! Your newest follower from It’s Overflowing. :)


03/10/2013 4:59pm

Yaay! Thank you Kathy!

03/13/2013 8:33am

Your mantle looks beautiful! Love all of the fresh green! Life to the full, Melissa

03/13/2013 12:59pm

Love the checkered fabric! Love it all actually. I am so glad I found your blog. I will follow you now.You should share this on my blog this week. The challenge this week is Spring mantels so you should come link up. The llnk up starts tonight and will go through Friday. Then, our guest judge will pick the winners. Come on over and have fun!

03/14/2013 11:40am

Pretty mantel

03/14/2013 5:40pm

I’m so ready for Spring – and this inspiration is making me crave it even more!! I love the wreath and bow… And especially the ribbon you used! Pinning this for sure!

I found you at the Someday Crafts link party. I’d like to invite you to join the Pinterest Power Party as well! Hope you have a terrific Thursday!


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  • Reply the Painted Apron 20 March, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Very cute! Love the checked ribbon

    • Reply Luisa 26 March, 2013 at 4:09 pm

      Thank you!

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