Lavender Festival

For the last two years I've had so much fun going to the Lavender Festival in Blanco Texas.
Sadly because we've had very wet springs both years the lavender fields have not been in bloom.
But it's always a good day spending time in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
I never got around to sharing last years photos so you are getting two years worth of photos.
Just thought I'd better explain why Levi is wearing two different outfits in the photos!

The lavender cookies and lavender lemonade are yummy and beautiful!
You can find the recipes here.

I'm just going to let you enjoy the photos now.

Spring Home Tour + day 3 & 4 links

Howdy folks!
Are ready for lots and lots of photos?
Oh good, I was hoping you'd say "yes".

Before I begin I want to say thank you to Katie @ Let's Add Sprinkles for putting together this spring tour.

Two years ago I saw this bunny picture on somebodies Instagram page and loved it so much, but I had no idea where to find it.
Then last year I stumbled upon it and it was 75% off. Yay!
I decided to put in my entry way along with another after season bargain find.
The bunny dish looks like a vintage glass piece, but it's actually plastic.

In the living room I decided to go with a neutral, romantic look with lots of cozy pillows to sink into.

I looked through my Easter box in storage and I was so excited to find my bunny print burlap pillow cover.
I had forgotten about it.
I found the wooden bunny garland at Target's Dollar Spot and thought the color went perfectly with the pillows.

Across from the couch  I put together a simple Easter/Spring vignette.

The large poppy picture is from The Graphics Fairy.
I had Staples print it as an engineer print.
The large 24x36 size makes a statement and the fact that it is black and white means it's easy to change out colors and looks.

I then I filled some brown glass bottles with Anacacho Orchid tree branches.
I have a tree in my yard  in bloom and it is so pretty and smells wonderful.

The large wood bunny is from the thrift store and I painted it to give it a more Nordic look.

In the dining room I'm all about lavender.

I had to visit a lot of nurseries and call a lot of stores to find lavender this early.

But I had a vision I wanted to bring to life.
So I had to travel Trader Joe's.
I was so happy to find it and now I can plant it in my garden.

A sweet, simple place setting.

I found a table runner for $3.00 in Target's Dollar Spot and loved the lace edge, so I decided to make
 it into napkins.

And why did I need lavender plants so much?
Because weeks ago I found these little nests and I decided to paint the eggs lavender.
Originally I planned to set my table using some gorgeous Texas Mountain Laurel blooms from my back yard.
(they look like Wisteria)
But then we had a tornado warning and crazy wind and my flowers were ruined.

Across from the dining room I brought out my three tier tray which I filled with bunnies, Easter eggs, pink flowers and herbs.
To bring in more spring color I used vintage glass.

I love the vintage looking bunnies.

In the family room I decided to go with a gray and white Easter look.
Gray and white? Kind of weird for spring.
Well my winter mantel was gray and I've really liked it so I decided to just tweak it for spring.

I added this bunny that looks like a vintage chocolate mold, but it's actually plastic.
I found it at Hobby Lobby last year.
I also added this gray and white felt bunny garland that I found at .....Target's Dollar Spot (OK this getting embarrassing).

I love this galvanized bucket, wait until you see how it started out.

Cool, right!

Near the fireplace is my duck egg blue armoire.
I draped another bunny garland on the doors.

I think you know where I got it from ;)
The bunnies were cardboard and I painted them lavender and glued on cotton balls.

Whew, you made it to the end, but don't stop here be sure to visit these lovely ladies too!
Botanic Bleu
My Heart Lives Here
Cottage at the Crossroads
Decor to Adore

The Dedicated House
Ash Tree Cottage
Hyacinths for the Soul

Hello, Spring Blog Tour/ Day 1

 I just love spring! All the wonderful flowers blooming, the sun comes out, but it's not too hot, soft pastel colors, bunnies & chicks....and spring blog tours!

You've got to check out these beautiful homes!

Valentine's in the entry and living room.

Wow, valentine's day is tomorrow and I almost didn't get these pictures up in time.
Better late than never, I guess!

My entry way is pretty in pink and full of bargain finds.
The straw bag is a thrift store find. 

I also scored finding two unfinished wood hearts at the thrift store.

I painted the hearts and then used Mod Podge to adhere scrap book paper on top.
You'll see the other heart in my living room.

The little arrow was a Christmas ornament I got for 75% off after Christmas.
The "Hello" print was $6.00 at Hobby Lobby and it's going to be getting a makeover soon.

Moving onto the living room.....
I decided to go with romantic red.
I started by making a simple wall hanging using a stick, red and white baker's twine and red and white hearts.

I started the wall hanging one night, but didn't have time to finish.
When I got up in the morning all the hearts had been ripped to tiny shreds.
Hmmm, WHO could have done that?

Stay away silly cat!!!

I recently found this faux vintage tin box at the thrift store and thought it would be perfect for a valentines display since it has a sweet, romantic look.
 I had hoped to fill it with fresh flowers, but the grocery store florist just hasn't had anything I like lately.
So faux topiary it is.
You can see I used my other thrift store heart in this display.

Here is a close up of the scrapbook paper I used on the living room heart.
 I also lined this one with black paint.

It is a sweet, simple look that I really find myself gravitating towards more and more.

One more look at this side of the room and then we'll check out the other side.

Another heart banner! Luckily my cat hasn't discovered this one.....yet!

Have a happy valentine's day! 💕💕💕