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1 – Is anyone celebrating National Kahlua Day today? Better question…did anyone even know it was National Kahlua Day today?
2 – It’s going to be a sunny Saturday today. We don’t get many of those, so I’m extra happy today. Speaking of the sun, the daffodils and tulips are starting to pop up out of the ground, and I can’t wait to see some beautiful blooms in my garden!
3 – WARNING! My website may seem REALLY slow for the next two weeks. Please hang in there with me. I just had an audit, and when you build your site completely on your own, there are going to be some issues that need addressing when you have an audit done a year later. A lot of work will be taking place behind the scenes. Appologizing in advance!
4 – Do you want to see my sweet pea progress? Here you go…
I’ll be sowing snapdragon and black-eyed Susan seeds this weekend. I should have already started them, but life happened. It was a crazy week.
5 – I’ve had several people ask me if I have problems with deer eating my tulips, and the answer is YES! I have, but when I REMEMBER to spray Liquid Fence on them, it seems to really help. I use it when it’s dry, and there’s no wind. You don’t want that stuff to blow back onto you. It’s incredibly stinky!
6 – This week on the blog I joined a group of friends for a Pinterest Challenge. We were given an inspiration photo for everyone to recreate, and each participant put their own spin on the photo. This month, we recreated a spring table vignette.
7 – Did you happen to see the thrift store finds I shared on my Instagram stories last Thursday? I found this set of Pink Vista Ironstone at the Bremerton Vintage Flea Market for $45! Yay me! The only bad news was that the teapot and sugar bowls were missing lids and there were only two saucers. But for this price, I was good.
8 – GIVEAWAY!!! Discovering Dahlias – Floret Flower’s New Book Release Date is March 9th
Two of my favorite things! Floret Flower Farm and Dahlias!!!! The new book will be released on March 9th, but you can click here to pre-order.
Erin, the owner of Floret Flower Farm, has graciously offered to give away a signed copy of her new book! All you have to do is leave a comment at the end of this blog post, sharing something about dahlias or why you want to win this Discovering Dahlias book. The giveaway closes on March 7th at 10:00 p.m. PST. US residents only. I’ll be giving away a second signed book on my Instagram account as well. Make sure to enter there too!
9 – I’ve been shopping. Do you want to see my favorite spring finds at Anthropologie? I know you do!
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web From Last Week…
My talented friend Karen at Sanctuary Home Décor shares how to prepare for spring decorating. I’m sure many of you know Karen, but for those of you that don’t, she has 2 homes, one in California and the other in Montana. She has also been featured in many magazines. Make sure you take a look at her amazing blog.
My gardening friend Jen at The Flowering Farmhouse shares a Beginner’s Guide To Growing Dahlias. Everything you need to know about successfully planting, growing, and caring for your dahlia flowers is all here.
My friend Debra at Common Ground shares a much-needed touch of spring in her garden room. I’m feeling some major inspiration here! I hope you feel it too.
How to make fresh cut flowers last longer.
Making a duvet cover out of a sheet.
A homemade box that make you feel good.
How to prune roses.
The perfect bunny centerpiece.
The benefits of taking a bath.
A delicious soup recipe.
How To Make Moss Shamrock Placemats.
Friday night fish recipes.
In Case You Missed It…
This is my spring bedroom from last year.
I’d love to hear from you! Leave me a comment and let me know what you’d like to see on the blog! Thank you for being here. It means the world.
Enjoy your weekend,