Saturday Sharing From the She-Shed Volume 42

Happy January!

It’s been a few weeks since my last Saturday post – life got unexpectedly busy, and we were under the weather for what seemed like forever!

But I’m thrilled to be back on track and sharing with all of you today.

Luckily, we were in good health for Christmas, and the sickness only hit us around New Year’s. Our kids visited on the 28th, and we joyfully celebrated our daughter-in-law’s birthday along with our grandson’s first birthday!

Sydney, Wendy, and Callum are celebrating birthdays!

My granddaughter Madison and I made Callum the cutest cake. We used a small round chocolate cake with a few ding-dongs and turned it into the cutest little bear smash cake.

Madison ( girl)  mixing the cake batter to make a smash cake.
A small cake round with a few ding dongs.
A cake made to look like a bear head.

I have to admit, he relished every mouthful! And it was a delight for all of us to witness him enjoying his first cake. Needless to say, a kitchen sink bath was an absolute necessity after this sweet celebration!

Callum's first birthday, where he is eating his bear smash cake.
Callum is in the kitchen island sink taking a bath.

What’s Happening at WM Design House?

For the past few months, we’ve been diligently working on painting our house. This old gem, adorned with wood shingles and siding, required a significant amount of attention, considering she is over 125 years old.

We’re making significant progress and approaching the final stages of the project.

Today, I was thrilled to place the furniture back on the front porch!

However, some gardening and re-potting still needs to be done to bring everything together. Those vibrant blue pots that used to grace the front of the house won’t complement the new color, so new pots were a must.

The color choices were not easy, but I decided on very neutral flower pots so I could add color with my seasonal decor.

Blue and white front porch decor with a white bench and chair with a vintage box used as a coffee table.
Olive topiaries are sitting in front of the blue and white houses that need to be re-potted into the white pots.


The Start of 2024 on the Blog

I shared several ways to add winter decor to your home after the holidays.

23 Ideas to Decorate with Winter Decorations

Before you pack away all the twinkle lights and cozy blankets Let me share how to decorate with winter decorations that are not Christmas. It’s the perfect time of the year to get some cozy vibes going. 

Winter decor that is not Christmas- A floral arrangement of dried hydrangeas, greens, and pinecones in a vintage blue and white vase.

Can you believe it is almost February? Time for some Valentine’s Day love.

 Easy DIY Rag Wreath: How To Make A Neutral Heart

Transforming fabric with tea offers a natural, cost-effective, and eco-friendly way to create a beautiful rag wreath for Valentine’s Day.

DIY rag wreath hanging on the door

I created over 13 different FREE printable Valentine’s Day banners you can print and decorate until your heart is content.

13 + FREE Printable Happy Valentine’s Day Banners

A collage of over 13 different free printable Valentine's day banners.

What’s in my Shopping Cart this Week

I have been doing a lot of shopping and preparing the house’s exterior for spring.

I put down these beautiful blue and white rugs .

Then we hung the cutest Sunday porch swing! and I definitely need this to add to my swing!

And I decorated it with lots of pretty pillows.

Then we added what every porch needs, a rocking chair?

What I Found Inspiring This Week

There were many fabulous posts this week, and here are a few of my favorites.

I love the fabulous ideas that Lynn from Living Large in a Small House shares on how to cozy up your bedroom this winter.

heart pillow

Michele from Vintage Home Designs shows us how to make this beautiful no-sew pillow for Valentine’s Day.

Do you love vintage treasures? well, you are going to really enjoy this fun post from Cindy @reinventeddelaware, all about Vintage Valentine’s Day Decor.

vintage white pitcher with valentines day decor

Jen from Midwest Life and Style shares the sweetest ideas for a perfect Galentine’s Day Brunch.

Galentines day brunch table/

I love how Diane @southhousedesigns made her own designer light fixtures on a budget!

Gold Rimmed light fixtures

And my friend Amy @amysadlerdesigns shares about Pantones color of the year, Peach Fuzz!

As I wrap up this Saturday share of my recent adventures, from conquering house painting to celebrating special family moments. I hope you’ve enjoyed these glimpses into my life. Wishing each of you a fantastic weekend ahead – may filled with memorable moments!


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  1. Your grandkids are adorable Wendy! I’m sure you are so relieved to have all of that sickness behind you! Thanks for sharing my Vintage Valentine’s post!

    1. Thank you, Cindy; I love sharing your beautiful posts with my readers.

  2. Your talent never ceases to amaze me Wendy, that bear cake looks professional! Looks like someone really enjoyed his first birthday too! I am glad your painting is coming to an end. I cannot say I think I would enjoy painting an entire home, but that has probably more to do with being on a ladder than anything else. Heights and I do not get along. I am glad to hear you are feeling better, take care my friend.

  3. Happy Saturday Wendy.
    Thanks for sharing so much inspiration today. Have the best weekend.

    1. Hi Rachel! I hope you are doing well. Have a wonderful week.

  4. Happy weekend, friend! It looks like you had a wonderful holiday celebrating and I’m glad you are all on the mend! I love your Valentine’s Day printables….they’re too cute!

    And thank you so much for sharing my Galentine’s Day brunch! I wish we lived closer so we could brunch together!


    1. I hope your weekend was great, Jen! I always enjoy your fabulous posts!

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