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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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 .
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.
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.
Jen from Midwest Life and Style shares the sweetest ideas for a perfect Galentine’s Day Brunch.
I love how Diane @southhousedesigns made her own designer light fixtures on a budget!
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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