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April is almost here! April (at least this year) means Easter, which is my absolute favorite holiday! I had friends in town over the weekend and the weather was gorgeous, so it’s only appropriate that we celebrate with some bright spring décor!

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This Spring Banner was the Silhouette store’s free shape of the week a couple of weeks ago (but you can still get it now for 50 cents!). I pulled some brights out of my cardstock stash and went to work!

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Here’s the finished mantle with some bright eggs in jars and a vase. I brought in some white wrought iron pieces. Love this for spring.

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Note: I changed the holes in the banner to fit my flat ribbon. The pattern uses circles (probably useful for string or twine), but I wanted an oval shape so the ribbon would lie flat.

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I had leftover eggs and no candles for these candle holders, so this idea was born. I’m rather proud of it. 

My friends Jen and P and their darling E were in town over the weekend. We had a blast checking out a bunch of local spots, including something I’ve never done before – a tasting at Landry Vineyards! ’d tried several of their wines before, but I need to head back for their Redneck Red and Blueberry Merlot. Both were really great!

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She loves her Aunt Meg! 

So many great things to love about spring! Colors! Things blooming! Warmer weather! Oh. And BASEBALL! Happy Opening Day, everyone!

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