Fresh Starts

Hello Dearies –
Ahhhhh – the crispness of white(or the calm of off-white) mixed with green.  I’m feeling utterly inspired by the new-ness of spring descending on us here. 
Watching the snow melt & the land re-emerge feels like a we’ve been on a ship for a long voyage & am seeing a beautiful island on the horizon.  Land Ho!!
The muck & the mud will soon be replaced with fresh, ripe, green grass & daffodils.  I’m positively giddy!
It’s such an opportunity to start fresh, to assess how & why we do things the way we do.
Has anyone else’s spring cleaning & spring nesting kicked in?
For me -- Seeing the fresh start outside is just a chance to breathe easy & feel the peace & serenity.  Living in a northern cottage – we are generally surrounded by snow for – oh let’s say – 9 months out of the year (ok maybe that a bit of an exaggeration – but not too much!)  But when the snow starts to disappear – ahhh the beauty of it.  Seriously calms me down & help me appreciate the simple blessings. 
The kids are outside right now wearing rainboots (& shorts!!)  last week we were wearing snowpants & now shorts!  Amazing – simply amazing.
Here are some snipets of freshness from around here:
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bird cake plate - mine
DSC01530 - junk hutch display - mine 
though my home does not CURRENTLY look like these ones below….it is wonderful inspiration nonetheless.  isn’t this one below just dreamy?

country living
I am infatuated with this sink – uh oh hubby might be in trouble sooner than later – we’ll see….
farm sink cl
country living
white kitchen hutch - cl
country living

country living

house beautiful
I sooo want to make a pillow like this!  Does anyone know of a similar tutorial out on blogland  (this was in my inspiration folder so source unknown – drat!).
ruffle pillow unknown
Chat soon -


  1. I am in a Northern cottage too, so I know just how you feel! My spring-i-fying has kicked into overdrive! For the pillow, I would think you could just buy ready made ruffles and sew them on the front before you put the pillow together. Cindy

  2. It is still raining..sometimes I wish rooms could just be ordered to suit our house.


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