Oh hey, April. It’s almost Easter, and it’s my birthday month! 7 years ago last week, this happened:
I can’t believe it’s been that long since we got engaged in Mallory Square, it doesn’t feel like it was that long ago. I’m ready to go back to Key West, get some sunshine, and celebrate again – this time with our little lady! People watching on Duval Street is THE BEST.
Speaking of warmer weather, I’m so excited to say that it has been consistently around 50 degrees for over a week now.
We’ll just skip over the fact that we’re supposed to get snow tonight. It’s fine.
That means we throw the windows open, put on some jams, do some Spring cleaning, and my favorite part: DECORATE! At least while the baby naps. We’re right in the trenches of the 4 month sleep regression, and we are so tired – but still trying to be festive! Does anyone remember that Toys R Us commercial from years ago, with all of the singing bunnies? I always pull that up this time of year and watch it just to laugh. Seriously, it’s adorable – here’s a link. You’re welcome.
For decor, think bunnies, eggs, tulips, and pastels all over the place. So cheerful and warm after a long, gray winter season. I’ve been scouring my favorite stores for some deals on great Spring decor, and came up with a list of my favorites to share with you.
1. Antique Sign from Sugarboo & Co.
Super cute, not over-the-top cheesy Easter sign. I love the simple colors and cute message. But then again, I’m pretty obsessed with anything Sugarboo. Her items are a splurge, but also timeless and so unique.
2. Forsythia Wreath
I found this artificial wreath at Target – their Smith & Hawken line has the best seasonal wreaths. I love the little pops of yellow, and the fact that it doesn’t *look* artificial.
3. Rae Dunn Easter Serving Tray
So, I knew that Rae Dunn had the sweetest little line of coffee mugs, but it wasn’t until recently that I found out she also makes serving trays, dinnerware, cookie jars, you name it! Her work is simple, and charming, but also really hard to find. You can usually get lucky with Rae Dunn finds at HomeGoods, TJMaxx, and Amazon/Ebay – but not always. So if you find something of hers you like, snatch it up!
4. Wire Farmhouse Basket
Don’t you love everything at World Market? This basket reminds me of those antique egg collecting baskets that you’d see on old farms – it would be perfect to store your own eggs in your kitchen. Or if you’re just using it for decorative use for Easter, you could fill it with these wooden Easter eggs, also from World Market.
5. Woolie Ball Garland
Let’s face it: I am addicted to garland + bunting. Whether they be pennants, flag bunting, or ball garlands, I love them and want them all over my house, all of the time. Hooray Everyday makes THE cutest felt woolie ball garlands, for every season/holiday/occasion imaginable. This Hello Spring // Woolie Ball Garland is so appropriate for the season, and would look adorable hung just about anywhere. If you’re looking for something a little more neutral, this pottery barn ivory garland looks like little bunny tails.
6. Green Plaid Easter Bunny Doormat
Another World Market find. The green plaid looks like a green gingham, which I love. Plus, BUNNIES. It’s also made from coconut husk, which means it’s super durable and will last for many seasons.
Finally, if you’re in the mood for some serious organizing on top of your Spring cleaning, you need this book. Toni is one of my all-time favorite organizational bloggers out there – and her book is a must have.