Spring Centerpiece!

It’s the last day of winter! Hard to believe because it snowed here yesterday and my friend in Boston woke up to 6 inches of snow this morning. But I’m sure the warm weather is just around the corner. Patience is key! So in excitement about spring coming I did a small amount of spring decorating over the weekend. By small I mean I created a spring/easter centerpiece. Since Easter is so early this year it will continue throughout the spring as the table centerpiece. You can see the remnants of Valentine’s decorating still up so the spring stuff needed to replace it!

I kind of just meandered through the aisles of Michaels and dreamed up this centerpiece. After doing my fall centerpiece which was a take on some ideas I’d seen on Pintrest I just decided to go to the store and find things!

I was excited to find these pastel plastic easter eggs that looked pretty and not tacky. So I got two bags of them and used them to fill up the vase I got for a wedding gift. I then purchased some fake flowers that matched with the eggs. And a couple of stems of flowers with easter things interspersed throughout. And a couple of pretty stems with just a pretty easter egg on the end.

So it was very simple and then viola we have a touch of spring/easter in our kitchen! That’s really all the spring decorating I have done. I think I like decorating for fall and Christmas the best but I am really excited about the warm weather that is coming.

On another exciting note my flowers are beginning to bloom! I think we shared with you all in October when we planted flower bulbs and they are beginning to bloom! I will post pictures soon!

Happy Last Day of Winter!!!

My supplies!

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And the finished product! 

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Spring… Are you coming?

We had a few warm days here and there and I had hope that maybe Spring was coming. Well now it looks like a giant snowstorm is heading our way. We may end up with rain or tons of wet, heavy snow. So it looks like winter has decided to come very late. I just keep thinking beach, beach, beach because I get to spend 4 days at the beach with my family in just a few weeks!

Due to the cold weather we did not do anything very exciting this weekend. Friday night we just relaxed and I was asleep by 9:30. Last week was a long week in nanny-land. Hopefully this week will be better. Saturday we got up and headed to Chick-fil-a for breakfast (Yum!) and then did some shopping. My current organizing obsession is those lovely wicker baskets with the fabric lining. I got the cutest one the other weekend for Dolly that says “My Stuff” and has paw prints on it. I got one to organize the bench at our entry way for gloves and hats and such. This weekend I got one to put on the back of our toilet because we have zero counter space. So it was so nice to put everything in the basket and have our small bathroom counter free of clutter!

On Sunday we went to church, grocery shopping and worked out. We are not very exciting in the winter weather. This coming weekend we are going to Ohio to visit my family and taking Dolly with us. Hopefully she will be a good car traveler and hopefully the winter storm won’t interfere with our travel plans!

Who likes Winter?

I mean this as a question, not a sarcastic statement. Well maybe a little of both. I am not the biggest fan of winter and I am looking forward to green grass and warm weather! But in an effort to be positive there are some good things about winter. 

1. Christmas. I love the Christmas season
2. Hot Chocolate. I will have to post the recipe for the homemade mix. Delicious. 
3. Fires in the fireplace. This one would be especially nice if we had a fireplace. But for now we just have to enjoy them when we visit family. 
4. Snow. This one is a good/bad thing. I love a good snow if I am able to spend the day home, on the couch under a blanket with a fire and some hot chocolate. Combining all of my favorite things about winter. However when it snows and I have to drive to work that is not this southern girls thing. Living up north is a different experience. And I am not claiming Northern Virginia as the north because I have friends in Boston and North Dakota and brr I don’t know how they do it. But for a girl from the south this is winter! So when it snows an inch I’m like why isn’t everything shutting down? Because that’s what a little snow does to Atlanta. I am glad it’s been a mild winter and I am ready for Spring! Who is with me? 

Due to the cold temperatures we have not been very much fun lately. I spent this past weekend sick. Not fun. But we did enjoy the Super Bowl on Sunday night, Go Ravens! Now it’s just back to the grind of working for the weekend. 

Hope everyone is good! I will be posting my new favorite winter comfort food recipe later! It is delicious and so easy!

Well Hello Dolly.

Well we started out 2013 with an exciting new addition to the family. A 3 year old greyhound/pointer dog, Dolly Piper Glover. We had been looking at her for awhile and finally got to go meet her last Saturday. We loved her and brought her home with us that day. For those of you who know me you know I’m not the biggest dog person. But Dolly has made me a dog person. She is so sweet, adoring and well behaved. I had a couple days off this week so it was good to spend some time with her getting her used to the house. She is so well behaved that she stays at home with free roam of the downstairs while we are at work and she has not misbehaved once.

So that is our biggest news, this week we also had our first snow of the winter. It has been ridiculously warm for January until this week. This week brought very cold temperatures and snow. I had to drive to work in the snow on Thursday and snow driving is not in my comfort zone. Fortunately it was only about an inch so I survived. I cannot tell you how ready I am for sunshine and the beach and warm weather!

So that is the news in the Glover house. Other than getting Dolly we have not done much else exciting. Hopefully we can do something else exciting soon to blog about. Hope you all are doing great 🙂

Meet Dolly Piper Glover Dolly and me. First bath She loves her daddy. Family photo First big walk Looking for daddy. Roll Tide. Snow