Hi there! It’s me, Julie from redheadcandecorate.com and it’s great to be back this month at the Picket Fence with 6 clever, easy, and affordable repurposed wreath ideas from all over blog land. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love all wreaths, but when folks come up with clever ways to repurpose items into a beautiful “wreath”, it inspires me to want to try it, too. By the way, if you’re really into wreaths like me, I’ve created all sorts of wreaths for all the seasons on my blog, so I hope you’ll join me there, too (subscribe here).
*Scroll to the bottom of this post to get a FREE excerpt from ‘Life in Season’ by subscribing to At the Picket Fence*
“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”
― Percy Bysshe Shelley
It’s safe to say that I’m a fairly passionate person. I feel all of the feelings and I feel them a lot of the time. This passion contributes to my sense of justice and fairness and rightness. And, until recently, I thought I was just this way when it came to people but something happened a few weeks ago that made me realize I can be just as passionate about other things…namely, sofa tables.
They always say that it’s when you aren’t looking for something that you will actually find it. So, it made perfect sense that I would find the perfect sofa table for our family room when I wasn’t really looking for a new sofa table.
We have a Tuesday Morning right next door to our Trader Joe’s. This is either really great or really bad depending upon who you ask…me or my wallet.
You guys! Did you know that ferns have magical powers? I didn’t really believe it either until I brought this one home along with a fun new treasure.
I spotted this vintage coal bucket recently in one of my favorite second hand stores and then couldn’t believe it when, in the same store, I turned the corner and discovered to my delight a booth filled with plants.
It was a dark and dreary February day outside but inside, with that booth overflowing with fresh, green life it felt like a ray of hope.
*We have some beautiful and affordable Easter table decorating ideas for you today!*
Good morning, friends! It’s me, Julie from redheadcandecorate.com. The weather here in Michigan has been so unseasonably warm, so I can’t help but think about Spring and begin to prepare for Easter early. Have you decorated for Spring yet? What are temperatures where you live? (Maybe I don’t want to know!)
One of my most favorite things to do for Easter is to set a pretty table for Easter brunch. So, today I decided it would be nice to share not only my “affordable” Easter table ideas, but some of our amazing blog friend’s ideas, too.
*I’m so excited to be sharing our kitchen makeover with you today!*
We had our kitchen cabinets painted in June. In JUNE!! And here we are in February and I’m just now sharing them with you.
I had every intention of doing a full reveal, honestly I did. But, then we had the opportunity to have new flooring installed and we decided to wait until that was done and then there was so much craziness with the release of our book and then the floors were put in and then it was Thanksgiving and then it was Christmas and then it was January and I was just too tired to take photos plus it was super gloomy and dark which makes it really hard to get good shots and all I wanted to do was curl up and take a nap.
How’s that for honesty?
But then, last Friday, I woke up to birds chirping and the sun shining and decided, “This is the day!” So off to Trader Joe’s I went for some flowers and then home to click, click, click my camera and today I’m so thrilled to finally be showing you our kitchen makeover!
Does anyone else feel like Valentine’s Day was created just to help break up the dreary winter? I always think of it as a mile marker along the way to Spring and today I have some fantastic Budget Friendly Valentine’s Day ideas to help make the holiday extra special for the ones you love.
If you are planning on staying in, why not make something sweet for your sweetheart. These recipes are so easy!
I got the email on a Friday.
“We would like to have you on our show, AM Northwest, to promote your book and we happen to have a time slot we need to fill THIS coming Monday. Are you up for it?”
My reply to them was a resounding YES with the added reassurance of “Oh no, having such little warning is no problem at all!” while inside I was trying to figure out how on earth I was going to get everything ready in time. It didn’t help that my very first book signing was that Sunday and my son had a swim meet too. Oy vey!
In hindsight, though, I think it was much better to not have more advanced warning because that would have just meant more time for me to have panic attacks and nightmares about being on live TV!
*I’m so excited to be revealing my new door from Window World today!*
Well my friends, never did I think that the thing which would delay my revealing our new back door to you would be the seemingly endless snow and ice that hit us here in the Pacific Northwest all throughout this past month. I mean, we enjoyed it…mostly. But after the umpteenth snow day and a general sense of never actually getting back into our routine after Christmas I am more than ready to have my kiddos finally back in school every day of the week and life returning to normal…even though things never are too normal around here.
Before I reveal my new door, let’s take a look back at the old one.