I’m tired of winter and adding a touch of spring decor. I can’t think of anything that reminds me more of spring than bird’s nests and daffodils. So I added a bird’s nest to my coffee table.
More about the daffodils farther down.
Green themes with spring:
Not only do I have a green theme going in my living room, but the bedroom has the two green dressers on either side of my bed.
I also have green cushions in the chairs on my patio.
If you live in a small space home, using one or two colors brings unity and draws the eye through the space. Continuity is good. It makes your space seem larger.
If you sprinkle every color in the rainbow through your small space home it may be pretty, but it will often look and feel cluttered.
I like the way the green coffee table vignette bring shadows and light to the glass coffee table.
I have even more green decor scattered about my living room. In the curtains and framed photos and paintings on the wall.
Green and blue are my favorite colors to use in a room, with a sprinkling or red and yellow/gold.
Wall paint colors for small spaces:
Paint Tips: Did you know that the smaller the space, the darker paint color you can go? Painting a room a dark color actually camouflages the fact that it’s small. Deep blue or green paint creates the perception of depth.
Another great idea is to paint the walls and trim the same color in small rooms. This way your walls seem taller. Therefore the room seems larger.
I don’t know about you, but I have daffodils peeking out of the soil. Poor things. They’ll probably freeze before I see them bloom.
Daffodils are usually the first harbingers of spring. But I think they’re a bit mixed up. We’ll still have cold weather. And freezes.
I told you the other day that I was reading “Dear Wife.” Well, it was one of the best books I’ve ever read. I kid you not.
It was one of those books where I kept rereading pages over and over again. It had a plot twist that occurred late in the book that I sure didn’t see coming.
Like Oh.My.God. What just happened?
I cried toward the end. Not because it was particularly sad. Domestic abuse is sad to begin with of course.
But this book is more about women finding their strength. I am woman, hear me roar. One of those books that finds the woman outwitting her abuser.
I wanted to cheer for her. And I wanted the book to keep going. I certainly did not want to part ways with her and say goodbye.
If you want to watch a woman bloom before your very eyes, you need to read this book.
It’s that good.
Women helping women. That’s what this book is all about. When there doesn’t appear to be a road out, start digging your own pathway.
This book won’t be out till summer, but I’d run a copy down when it comes out. Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Park Row.
Yesterday Charlie never drove me crazy about his daily egg. I had to break down and give it to him around noon. Of course then late afternoon came around and he wanted another one.
I don’t want to make him fat. But he acts like he’s starved lately. So of course he got another one.
Ivy’s just as bad. They’re both terrible beggars. Shameless. And they know Mom’s a pushover.
I’ve got to make an appointment to get this boy groomed. I attempted to do it myself a few times and the poor boy looked like he’d barely escaped a collision with a shark. For $35 it’s just easier to let the groomer do it. I’ve been using her since I moved to Tulsa and she’s such a dear.
Speaking of appointments I’ve got one in the morning with my accountant. Going to pay those taxes. Get it over with and call it done. Thank goodness things have worked out as they have.
Frugal Tip Friday Topic:
How about we discuss frugal gardening tips on Friday? Someone mentioned they needed some tips about gardening, so let’s do that.
Another person mentioned that we’re likely going to run out of frugal topics before long. We might, but let’s keep going as long as we can come up with topic ideas. I sure enjoy learning from all of you.
If we have to do a bit of a switch at some point, maybe we can broaden the topic to homemaking tips. Thoughts?
it sure felt strange not posting yesterday. If I can get this pain taken care of, I’ll revisit the schedule. I’m not doing any better this morning so maybe this isn’t the answer.
But for now I’m resting my poor body. It’s all I can do to use a fork to eat.
I’ll see my internist next week for one of my twice a year checkups, so I will talk to her about this. I sure want to be able to get my gardening game going in a few months.
See ya Friday! Bring your tips.