The sun is finally shining and it feels so good. So I felt it was time to make the inside match the outside and put together a spring mantel.

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Actually, the whole family room needed a few spring touches, a little brightness.

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When I picked up the flowers for the mantel, the yellow ones seemed to be the healthiest so that is what I bought. But once I put them up there, I realized how much I was loving the addition of yellow, a color I rarely use. And so I brought in a few pops of yellow in some pillows…

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And some flowers in jars. There is just something about the mix of yellow with my regular blues and greens that makes it feels so fresh, and well, spring-like.

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I am always so amazed how a new season is such a marker for the passing of time. How we start thinking about where we were at this time last year.

Spring-Mantel

I have always said that Fall was my favorite season, and when fall comes around again this year I will probably say that again.

But this year, spring feels a little more special. A little bit more of a gift, a little bit more of a blessing.

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A chance to clean out the cobwebs in our homes and our minds and look forward to what is to come.

We had a few days this week of really yummy weather, peepers and all. And now there is rain and cooler weather back in the forecast.

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And I am okay with that.

For now.

Just a taste of the windows open and a few bright spots of green on the lawn.

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Because a few days is enough of an assurance that spring really is coming and summer won’t be far behind!

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Wishing you a day filled with pretty blues, greens and YELLOW.

The tutorial for how I made the stenciled barnwood can be found here.

Thanks so much for reading!

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