Friday, February 26, 2010

Random Stuff (Spring, Snow, Burlap)....

I have had Spring on my brain the past few days, so I changed my big outdoor wreath to reflect it.  Oh look, it seems the Easter Bunny has already left some eggs there for safekeeping.♥ 
It looks like we may have more of this though today, and maybe again on Sunday night or Monday.
Also, I finally did a little makeover project.  Some of you might remember this little footstool I found at a garage sale last summer.  I re-covered it with burlap.  LOVE it!   
Hope you all are having a great Friday.


April said...

Hi Darlene!
Trust me, I've been longing for Spring to arrive, too! Unfortunately, I think we still have a ways to go. Have you had enough of snow already? Two days of it was plenty for me! Your footstool looks great! Enjoy your weekend!

Lana said...

I love the burlap stool! Very pretty! I am SO ready for Spring, too! I cannot wait for warm weather and beautiful, sunny days!

Libby said...

That stool is so pretty! YOu did a great job on it! Come on Spring!
Have Fun and stay out of the snow!

Lorrie said...

I really like your Spring wreath Darlene. I'm so ready for warmer weather too. Your footstool turned out terrific--great job. Have a nice weekend!

Marilyn said...

Hi. The wreath is so pretty and I love the eggs on it. Love the footstool also. I hope we don't get any more snow. It is raining here right now. But the temp is 38 so that helps. Lets keep our fingers crossed for no more snow and for spring to hurry up. Have a good weekend. M

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Your "spring" minded projects are great! I am SOOOO ready for the spring, too!!

Amelia said...

Will Spring ever arrive?

Snowing now in my part of the state and I am sure you have received too.

Loved the stool make over.

duchess said...

I'm springing up the inside of my home, as well. If it won't hurry up outside, at least it will inside:)
The footstool looks great - I love burlap.
Enjoy your weekend. Hopefully it will be snow free.

CARLA said...

Morning, Darlene!

Oh, Spring is definitely on my mind as well! Especially with the horrid weather we're having today. Snowy, 60 mph winds, drifts, cold - yuk! I think I'm really going to switch my decor gear to Spring starting today!

Your little footstool turned out so darn cute! Isn't burlap wonderful?!

Have a great weekend

Ramona said...

Good Morning My Snow~Loving Friend!

I love the stool! You did such a professional job...very cute.

Isn't it funny that changing something as simple as a wreath can change your whole mood. By the way, I love that Easter wreath...totally delightful.

Have a great is pouring rain here....POURING! But I will be thinking of you while you are on "snow watch"!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Joanna said...

I can't wait for Spring! We are still sitting in the 50's during the day and freezing temps at night. Yuck! However I'd be A-OK if it would snow here, but we would never be so lucky. : )

Love the wreath and stool by the way!

Carol said...

Great wreath, Darlene! More snow? We're lucky to only have a little rain today.


Judi said...

Hi Darlene
Well I'm glad things are feeling springy over there. We're having a bit of winter right now. I hope it doesn't last long but its certainly different to what we've had so no Easter things yet.

Yours are pretty...
I love what you did with the stool. Great purchase.

have a lovely day and weekend!

Shelia said...

Hi Darlene! Spring is coming, I know it is! You've had quite a bit of snow haven't you!
That stool is precious! You're good.
Have a great weekend.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

Ooooh! I LOVE the new picture! And I ADORE that egg wreath! Thanks so much for posting both!!

Rambling Girl said...

Yes I am ready for Spring also...but it looks like another winter blast will hit Georgia this coming week. We really have had a wonter this year and they say we don't have seasons anymore...Looks like God has set those straight about who controls this land!

Love the foot stool. I have one I plan to do so I will have to get to work on it...I have all the stuff just beeen so lazy this winter doing anything...even blogging everyday!

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Hi~ How is everyone?

I am ready for Spring too...and we do not have snow.

I think burlap looks so great with almost anything~cute stool.

Happy weekend~Sheri

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi Darlene,
Everything bloomed here a month early-So I'm going a little more "spring" crazy then normal.

I think we neede to do what you are doing and just hang our spring things and force the winter out!

Noelle IS so spoiled but in a good way. She is a big hugger (she gives the best hugs in the world) and is always always full of kisses. We are enjoying her so much!

I think you should try pumpkins this year-they are easy yet so expensive to buy in the fall.
Have a fab weekend,


The Muse said...

there you go...moving forward into spring~ we all like that!!

and the footstool? great move :)

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Ahhh, I'm actually wishing for snow--we haven't had ANY this winter. So strange!!

~ Sarah

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Darlene~
Your wreath looks so cute! Spring couldn't come fast enough, as far as I am concerned! :) I love how your footstool looks covered in burlap~ it looks fantastic! :)

I hope you have a beautiful weekend! :)

Life is good! said...

i like the redo job on the footstool, good for you! i'm not good at seeing things different that they are, i'll have to work on that.

JC said...

We had a couple of nice sunny days and now it's rainy .. again. I am getting into the almost Spring spirit though ... hope you enjoy your weekend ^,,^

linda said...

Like you, I am so ready for spring...and ready for spring decorating!

Have a great weekend!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Darlene
Your wreath looks perfect and so pretty. Love your re-covered footstool too. Hope you have a great weekend and don't get any more of the white stuff!

Kerin said...

I found your blog by the comment that you posted on CosmoGirls blog.
You have such a fun blog, and it has been a treat to read your posts!
I do love the little footstool, what a happy ending ! :)
I agree... Spring needs to get here, and quick! My eyeballs are frozen.. they need to thaw out looking at a sunny day!
Have the best day.

jeanne said...

Hi Darlene, love that mosaic. Love all your photos and you know I want to see spring happening. My dogwoods are starting the budding process. Last year a late frost stopped the trees from blooming as much. I hope it doesn't happen again.

The stool looks great. Good job. Makeovers are so much fun when they turn out so nice.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Love and Hugs, Jeanne

gleenn said...

while you girls longing for spring, it is a reverse here. It's terribly hot in my corner of the world that walking in the streets gives headache. anyway, i like what you've done for the spring preparation. creative and fun :)

perhaps you'd like to win some fancy accessories? we have a contest going :)

have a great weekend!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I love your Easter wreath. And Picnik is so much fun....Love the pics ★ Linda

Kerin said...

Oh my goodness, Darlene, I am flattered that you put my tini-tiny blog on your blog list!!
What shade of pink am I ?!
Buckets and buckets of thanks to you!
I also put your cutie pie blog on my blog list! Your blog is too much fun to keep to myself.
Have a great weekend!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Darlene, love your wreath and your stool. Don't you just love doing these little projects? They add so much to our homes.

Love it!

Barb ♥

Beth at Aunties said...


We are so looking forward to spring although our winter has been so mild this year. It was fun to swap with our neighbors elsewhere! :-)
Your wreath makes me want to start putitng our spring up and at least give me hope this brown grey earth will start to bloom again.
Lexi is again so beautiful.
The stool turned out great!

Happy Weekend!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Darlene,
Just catching up in Blogland today. Wish I could be more consistant!!
Way to go on this footstool makeover. What an improvement!!
I think I'll try the Zesty Chicken recipe below...maybe switch to sour cream??? And I've been wanting to try some of that monkey bread for a while now. Thanks for sharing!
And last but not least, the pic of "Mama Kitty" wearing her little crown was just TOO precious.
Have a good weekend,

Linda said...

I love your burlap stool and your SPRING wreath says...SPRING is almost here:)


dana said...

Your cheerful wreath makes me want to head to the basement and start hauling up boxes labeled "spring/Easter"! Would you believe I still have my Christmas stuff to put's in the basement, just not back on the shelves. :(

We're having warmer temps...supposed to be in the 40s this week. THEN more snow. Can you believe it?

LOVE your stool redo! Hope you're having a great weekend! L, Dana

Diana said...

We got a spring tease around here yesterday. Not as sunny today and rain again tomorrow!

Shelia said...

Hi Darlene! Hope you're having a nice weekend! Now I'd be glad to come over and paint if you'll cook!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shannon said...

Your bench looks great! Love the burlap. I'm so ready for spring too! I can't decide if I want to decorate for Easter or not since I'm due in 3 weeks. :) I have a feeling I just might put a few things out. :)

Paula said...

I'm down in South Texas and though I love Spring, it means the humidity will soon be upon us. So, Spring, don't rush too fast!

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Nola @ the Alamo said...

The burlap on the footstool is great! I love the texture of burlap, it's such an unappreciated fabric.

Screaming Meme said...

Stopping in to say Hello! How are you doing? I have missed Blogland and sso glad to be back! Meme