Thursday, March 10, 2011

My Blog Got The Memo



That Valentine's Day is really over. I've been wanting to post for spring for a while but just needed a break. I always feel more motivated to blog after stepping back for a bit. Plus, we finally replaced our broken laptop and blogging is a ton easier without trying to edit pictures on a computer that may as well be prehistoric (that's 8 in computer years in case you were wondering).



One thing I love about having a neutral home is how easy it makes it to decorate for holidays. Just a few bits of seasonal color here and there and things start looking festive pretty quickly. Plus having kids makes a huge impact on holiday decor over here. I started off doing very neutral spring and Easter items, white bunnies, neutral colored eggs, vintage postcards.....you know what I mean. But then something crazy happened....the kids started complaining. Yeah, imagine that. They wanted pastels, plastic eggs, spring colors, fun things to look at.


And even though sometimes it makes me cringe, I realized, this is their home too. So now I let them pick out a few things and it isn't much but to see how excited they get when the holidays change around here is worth throwing a few ugly plastic eggs in jar.
































White bunnies living in harmony with bright Easter eggs....ahhhhh....it's like a Hallmark card.







*The brown bunny in the top pic came from TJ Maxx, as well as the yellow place mat. White ceramic bunnies from Hobby Lobby (how much do you love that store, seriously?).



11 comments:

Red Gate Farm said...

Once again, I'm so bummed that we don't have a Hobby Lobby around my area! It sounds like the best place around...

Love the plastic eggs in the hurricane/glass container~

~Chris

Shabbygal said...

Very cute! I love Easter cuz I love bunnies! I tend to display them way longer then needed but oh well! Traci

Alaina said...

I think your Easter decorations look great, even the plastic eggs. I remember as a kid being so excited when I got off the bus and I could see the window clings on the windows, meaning my mom had decorated for the holiday. Have a wonderful day.

Theresa said...

I love TJMaxx and Hobby Lobby! I think that you have been gone way too long! I love all of your SWEET decorations!

Welcome back:) Missed you bunches! HUGS!

Susan S. said...

Hobby Lobby....ahhhhhh!!!! Love it! Your house looks beautiful. Last year I hesitated to decorate for Easter b/c my house was painted very dark, deep tones of gold, green and reds. I went ahead and decorated anyway, using my same old pastel bunnies, etc. It was find and I was happy to see all my old goodies. This year the color scheme is a bit lighter and I'm anxious again to get out the Easter goodies. :) Happy Spring from Houston!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Good to see ya and everything looks so pretty (;

Jennifer said...

I love your Easter egg tree! And, you have great decor for the little chicks to adore! Have a super day!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love having spring as an excuse to have a lot of bunnies hanging around. I love them! And since my home is decorated in a lot of pastel colors, this is the perfect time of year for decorating with the season.

I love all your pretty things, Michelle, the eggs bring back so many good memories! After the kids are grown. they really won't care how you decorate! lol!

XO,
Jane

beth said...

Hi Michelle! I was so happy to see a new post from you today! I've missed your updates. :)
Your Spring decor is so pretty! I love it all! Oh, I can't wait for warmer weather. I am so ready!
Hope you are having a wonderful day!
Beth.

Heather said...

Welcome back! Your spring decorations look great! Sadly, we don't have Hobby Lobby in Southern California. Wish we did!

Glovers Lane said...

I don't usually decorate for Valentine's or Easter. You make me want to. Love all the decor!