Thursday, March 12, 2009

LOOKS like Spring, just doesn't feel like it...

I decided it was time to freshen up the house with all of our spring decorations! Perfect timing right? The weather seems to be having it's last (fingers crossed) winter hoop-la of the year this week! It has been raining for 2 days now and in the 40's!!! Thank goodness Easter falls late this year! Hopefully this arctic burst nonsense will be long gone by then! I'm ready for tulips, daffodils, and Easter about y'all?

The most realistic "fake" chocolate bunny you'll ever lay eyes on! He reminds me of the ones I use to find in my own Easter basket as a little girl.

The nest was a real find at the Home Goods store,
$7.99 and just bursting with colors, feathers, and speckled eggs!!!None the less, at least it appears like springtime is just around the corner...inside Casita de Alaniz that is.


Rebecca said...

I agree! I am ready for Spring. Being stuck in the house is no fun. This is Bryan's Spring Break. He only brought one pair of pants home. i think I will have to go and get him some more.

Janie said...

I love you fake chocolate bunny! What a wonderful decorating idea.

Kristi said...

Woohoo-- that chocolate bunny wowed me last year at your house! I have searched high and low for one. Love all of your beautiful spring decor! So fun!

Amanda said...

I enjoyed going to the Home Goods store with you. You introduced me to a place I know I'll be going back to. I have my Easter Basket full of eggs on our glass table in the dining room. What a fun day. Maybe I should go back and get that rug.....
Amanda M.

gayle said...

I bought some daffodils at Tom Thumb the other day, they were close and were in bunches of 10, 2 for $3.00. They opened overnight and every time I walk into my kitchen, they make me happy.

Hey, sometimes a girl's just gotta buy herself some flowers!


SPRING has definitely SPRUNG! Closets are being cleaned out, flowers are being planted, everyone’s ready to freshen up. We’re all changing our ‘look” to welcome in a new season, now’s the perfect time to think of freshen up our homes as well.

Here’s an easy tip from the latest in home decorating: Instead of the tiresome business of slapping a new coat of paint on the walls, how about a quick and easy approach – new Wall Art ! Now that’s the way to go. Set the mood in a jiffy by finding just the right personal touch. It’s an easy way to rev up, revitalize or completely make over the look and feel of any room. So toss out that paintbrush and start hanging! … Just in time to show off the new you for Spring.

Start fresh with a blank wall or complement the old with the new. If you‘re not sure of how to place your art on the wall here’s another nifty trick – try laying it all out on the floor first, until you find a pattern that works, then hang it up. Keep your artwork at eye level. A common mistake in hanging is to place it too high. And consider if the room you are decorating is a room where you will mostly be seated, eye level should be lower.

If you are considering color choices, warm colors are getting the decorator’s nod this year. Rich chocolates, shades of gold and wood tones create walls that say “This is the perfect place to curl up with a good book and an iced coffee”.

If you’re into cool colors for your freshen up project, hydrangea blue gives rooms a crisp, clean look. White stripes, pale plaids and floral patterns make rooms happy and upbeat. This mix of colors brings the newness of spring inside. Then add a personal touch of elegance with framed black & white photos and you’ve got the perfect setting for a real family sit-down meal!

Before the tulips have poked their heads up from under the soil, you can have a new look that is “fresh as a daisy” It doesn’t take a lot of time, a large budget or new piece of furniture to get fantastic results. The walls will speak for themselves. Fabulous!

Need further inspiration and ideas? Check out,, for uniquely personal makeovers of the wall art variety. Now if only someone would help with the garden…

by T. Miller
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