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Simple shamrock wreath

I know most of the country is counting down the 9 long days until it is officially spring, but here in the northwest we have appeared to completely skip over winter and passed right onto spring. We have had incredible sunny warm weather and even had to mow the lawn a couple times in February, which is NOT normal! Of course, we are not complainging. In fact, we are loving it and hoping we aren't going to have to pay the price on our typical beautiful warm sunny summer days.....fingers crossed!!

Since spring is right in front of us, I have cleared the decks of anything winter in and around our house. My front door was bare though and I had a plain twig wreath on hand. So, off to the local craft store I went to spruce it up and add a bit of green in honor of St. Patrick's day. I stumbled across little shamrock sprigs that were just the right thing!

I like how simple it is and how it can go right into spring. After St. Patty's day I might add some ribbon or other embelleshments in honor of Easter. It's official I have spring fever!

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Valentine's day mantel

Monday comes soooo fast, doesn't it?!? We had a fun weekend filled with soccer, bowling, good food and of course creating Valentines for the kiddos classmates. Do you get into Valentine's day? I mean do you swoon for chocolates, flowers and all things romantic? I really don't get sucked into the Hallmark holiday, but I do love me some chocolate, who doesn't right?? I did decorate our mantel for the day tho.

I love the mix of boxwood greens, white lights and red and pink hearts. This is my way of keeping the greens, and the lights out long after Christmas has come and gone. I'm just not ready to put the lights away, they provide nice ambient light on dark winter nights. Have a great week! xo

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I'm back.......and a free printable soccer Valentine!

Yes, I am alive.

I took a little break form blogging last spring that turned into a summer break and then a fall break! Totally not planned, but somehow completely necessary! Maybe it is not the typical thing to do, but I spent the last year and a half prior with no breaks at all, so apparently it was time.

Essentially, I had been blogging for about a-year-and-a-half with no vacation, no summer break, or breaks of any kind throughout the entire time.

Guess what?

I needed a break!!!

But can bloggers really take a break??? I hope so, it was nice to be able to clear my head and essentially reboot.  I feel refreshed and ready to get crafty again, so lets get started shall we?

FREE Soccer Valentine Printable!

It is a week away from Valentine's day and instead of running out to buy some pre-made Valentines I created a more personalized soccer themed one in PicMonkey that my boys love!

I also ordered some chocolate soccer balls to tape on each one with black and white chevron washi tape. If you'd like to print it for yourself, just click here and enjoy!

Now what to do next?!?! I am sitting here writing this post on a very soggy and dreary day in the middle of winter and I am dreaming up what my next project is. My mind is reelings, so stay's good to be back.


Looking for other creative Valentine ideas? Look here:

Seahawk Valentine's

No candy Valentine's

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Mark and Graham

Have you heard of Mark and Graham? Well, apparently I have been living under a rock, cuz I just discovered this website today and I am smitten.... insert- swoon. Of course anything associated with Potterybarn, Williams-Sonoma, Rejuvination and West Elm would be fabulous right??

Right now I am going to show you some super cute totes, I'll have one of each please!

Canvas totes that are totally customizable, who doesn't love that?? $65, not too bad right?

I love the shape of this tote, $150.

The perfect resort tote! $195

The club crossbody is the perfect mix of practical, sporty and cute! $55

The Colorfield tote is roomy and versatile! $99

A 5-pocket canvas tote perfect for personalization! $69

Luxurious Uptown Handbag and clutch, quality made and a price tag that shows it at $375!

Fabulous, right?!?!? That was just a taste, head on over and find more bags and totes to drool over and if you find something in their Mother's day lookbook make sure to use their code to get 15% off!

Be prepared for some fun stuff to swoon over, Iv'e only just begun! :) Happy shopping friends!


Happy Spring and a French Potato Salad

Happy Easter! How are your Easter weekend plans going? Fresh off of sprink break? Just starting? We are just starting our late spring break and enjoying, yes I said enjoying this rainy Saturday. Getting a lot done around the house, including last minute details for the Easter baskets, laundry, cleaning and making this delicious French potato salad for our Easter festivities tomorrow.

This recipe is courtesy of Ina Garten and is a refreshing change from the sometimes gloppy mayo version and much healthier!

This recipe should feed 10-12 people.

French Potato Salad


  • 2 pounds Small red potatoes
  • 2 pounds Small white potatoes
  • 3 or 4 tablespooons of each Champagne vinegar, chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon Grainy Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Black pepper
  • 10 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Minced green onion
  • 3 tablespoons Minced fresh dill
  • 3 tablespoons Minced fresh parsly
  • 3 tablespoons Julienne fresh basil

Cooking Directions

  1. Boil potatoes until done, then cut into quarters. While they are still warm stir in the champagne vinegar and chicken stock. Let sit for a few minutes to absorb.
  2. Combine vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper with the olive oil into a container with a lid and shake! Pour the vinaigrette over the potatoes. Add the green onions, dill, parsley, basil and toss. Serve warm or at room temperature.

I hope you have a lovely Easter! 

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