six ways to update your home for spring

March 26, 2014

Last week we were counting down the days until Spring, and here we are a week later counting down the days until it actually FEELS like Spring here! It’s coming–butterflies, warmer temps, and beautiful blossoms. Also, for many, time for a little spring cleaning and freshening up things around the house.

diy spring wreaths

Check out these easy and creative DIY spring wreaths that you can assemble in an afternoon to add a little punch to your front door or wall…

dahliaYou can make this colorful Dahlia Paper Wreath  for under $10.  Just head over to Mommy of Two Little Monkeys and Amanda will walk you through the easy process.

Abbey from The Cards We Drew took a few sheets of scrapbook paper and a straw wreath form to make this cute and colorful Spring Pinwheel Wreath. We love the possibilities of endless color combinations on this one!

Burlap isn’t just for fall. Laura from Top This Top That  not only shows us how to use it to make this cheery Springtime Wreath with it–she also includes ideas on how to change the base wreath from season to season.

Take a simple grapevine wreath to the next level with the addition of blossoms and a bow. Melissa from Polka Dot Chair shows you how easy it is to whip up this Tulip Wreath here.

Chelsea from the Making Home Base Blog used an old wall planter to assemble this lovely Spring Floral Door Hanging. Take a look in the basement or garage to see what treasures you could transform in the same way.

A Peeps Wreath! Again, the possibilities here are endless as far as color…mix and match your faves or stick with one shade, it’s your call! Take a trip over to Tried and True where Vanessa will show you how to convert these confections into a new way to decorate your home.

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our best baby gift picks

March 25, 2014

Whether you’re shopping for an upcoming baby shower or need a cute birthday gift for a toddler, we have a few favorites that will bring a smile to mom, dad and their new little one.

twinkles night light baby gift

I love this new adorable night light! I know I had a night light as a child that I constantly used when I was afraid of the dark and it always made me feel better. This is a great gift for any kid because not only does it bring a little light for comfort but it is also an adorable smiling octopus! $19.95

playful kids plate set

We all know that many kids like to put up a fight when it comes to eating. This plate gives eating a fun twist for kids and will make them want to clear their plates! There are also utensils that match it! $15.95

fun kids utensils

These are the perfect birthday gift for my almost 5 year old niece! She has recently become obsessed with all things fairy and loves helping her mom garden! I know she will get a kick out of using the “shovel” to eat her food! $21.95

swaddle blanket baby gift

Don’t know what to buy that mommy-to-be? This is the perfect gift for her, and you know it will actually get used. A mother can never have enough swaddle blankets! And the pattern of this blanket set is adorable! $34.95

brag board for your little artist

This is great for my daughter who has a new favorite thing to draw every week. Now we can pick her favorite drawing and hang it in the house for everyone to see. I love how easy it is to change the picture hanging, she can even do it herself. $25.95

pet tails book by eboo

I always make sure to include this fun book in my collection of baby shower or first birthday gifts to the little ones in my life. They love tugging at the tails, feeling all the different textures and hearing the crinkle noises the pages make. $15.95


huggalug leggings cute baby gift

How cute are these lollipop leg warmers? I absolutely love them for baby girls and the best part about them is that they can fit your princess until around age 6. They can be used to keep warm or to add a little pop to an outfit. $12.95

msu baby board book

It’s never too early to start grooming your little ones to be future Spartans! This adorable board book is a must have for any Michigan State alumnae hoping to pass on their love of green and white. You’ll have them singing the fight song in no time! $10.95

mysterio onesie baby gift

Not the most practical baby gift…but I am way tempted to get this for someone! Because who doesn’t wonder what their baby’s future holds? Now we can find out ;)  $14.95

cute bunny blanket

This super soft security blanket is a winner! The perfect size to stick in your purse so your little one is ready to go on a moments notice, but he can still fall asleep with his little friend close at hand. Has all of the makings of a great security blanket: soft, silky, and with a cute little plush head! Makes a great baby gift! $8.95

little miracle sonogram frame

This is a great way to surprise loved ones with your impending arrival! We’ve had so many people announce the great news by giving these sonogram frames. They just make the moment that much sweeter! $29.50

fisher price camera

I bought this for my nephew for his 2nd Christmas. My brother was so surprised to see the same toy we had as kids! Our grandfather is a photographer, so cameras have always been a big part of our family. When my nephew got his hands on this toy camera, he immediately zeroed in on his favorite thing – hitting buttons! When he is a little older, he can enjoy the picture disks that come with it. For now, he loves the button and the spinning “flash.” And I am happy to pass on our family’s tradition. $19.95

look what I did brag board

There’s nothing more precious than that of a child’s drawing. They are quick to share it with you and this adorable brag board allows you to proudly display their creativity. It can go anywhere in the house and make that little one of yours feel extra special! $25.95

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March 24, 2014

It’s no surprise I’ve ‘shazamed’ this song twice recently and the band’s name happens to be St. Lucia.  Even my ears are longing for warmer days!

st lucia band

Set your mind in a sunny mode by hitting play and you won’t be disappointed.

review reads, “Native South African pop singer Jean-Philip Grobler’s band name evokes the exotic imagery of an extinct volcano, tropical forests, mountainous terrain, and all the sandy beaches that comprise the island of St. Lucia in the Eastern Caribbean Sea.

The album deftly balances a fine line between unabashed indie pop and a more conventional synth pop sound.  Intros and outros are often tied together through swirling synthesizer passages that evoke the soundtracks to ‘80s fantasy films, images of hand gliding through clouds or hazy island sunsets.” – Ryan Lathan

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April McCrumb

I'm April McCrumb ~ a creative gal from Michigan that loves to share clever gift ideas, simple recipes, my favorite tunes & all things crafty.  Thanks for stopping by my whimsical world. I hope you enjoy your visit.

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