Sunday, March 1, 2009

Little bit of Spring!

I don't usually decorate too much for Easter/spring -- the sad thing is it's only because the colors don't "go" with my house. Sad, sad, sad. But that's how I roll. You know how I am with Kleenex boxes, so you shouldn't be surprised.

This year I decided I'm going to amp it up a bit. I saw these little whales birds over at Amanda's place (I thought they were whales when I first saw them and so did the cashier -- tilt your head to the right and look and you'll get it.):
Did you tilt your head? HA!! Told you!

Like always, I used my trusty spray adhesive, my x-acto knife and some fun scrapbook paper. Some of you have asked how I cut stuff out, so I took a pic:
I sanded down the edges a bit with a sanding block, drilled a hole for the ribbon and there you go!:
I chose springy colors mixed with some chocolate brown so they work with our house. I'm looking for the perfect Easter tree to hang them from with Easter eggs. I've only done these four so far, but 12 of them came in the package for only $1.99!!

Say it with me -- it's been a while -- CAAAUUUUUTE!!
So I had the best day last Thursday -- I finally met Beckie from Infarrantly Creative! (Creative is an understatement -- check her out. Her latest post is how to make GORG little storage containers for FREE.) We've talked about it for months now, and I spoke to her Mom's group a few weeks ago but she was sick! So we set it up and had a blast. The shopping near her is A-MAZING. I mean, serious. I felt like I had known her forever too -- we have freakishly similar opinions on a lot of things.

Best part is we actually managed to get a picture! Can you believe it?!

Thanks Beckie, let's do it again soon!

I did another quick project this weekend I can't wait to show you! Have a great Monday!

53 comments:

  1. Love the birds, they look great! I was looking at an Easter tree yesterday but decided to get a white Christmas tree instead, a tabletop size. Then I figure I can decorate for a bunch of holidays with the same tree instead of just a dedicated Easter one. Of course, ask me where I'm going to find a Christmas tree in March? lol Wish I had thought of it when the trees were 80% off in January.
    ~Michelle

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  2. These are darling!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I just bought that same paper! I love those birds, they are caaauuute ;)

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  4. OHH, these are too cute!! Loving the color of the paper you chose!

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  5. I think that is super fun to meet friends blogging, especially in person! What a wonderful way to bring women together that have the same interests, life experiences, joys, trials,etc...
    P.S. Spring is my favorite time of year! Check out my entry table display!www.sunshinesdesign.blogspot.com

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  6. Of course your birdies/whales turned out wicked caauute...You are Sarah, Thrifty Decor Chick! (lol) I can't wait to put mine out for Easter. They make me happy.

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  7. Those are cute! It just snowed the other day, so I am sooo ready for spring.

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  8. Too cute! I agree, my holdiay decor needs to have similar color schemes as the rest of the house so it all meshes well. :)

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  9. VERY cute, Sarah!! I love them. I haven't even thought of decorating for spring. All I can think of is hydrangeas. I want to plant flowers so badly!!

    Oh, and everytime I see you write "caaauuute", I think of that little claymation character on Rudolph that says, "She thinks I'm cuuuuuuuuuuute!!" Know what I'm talkin bout???

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  10. What an adorable idea! I think I might make a few for my house and actually decorate for spring this year. I live in MI and I am soooooo ready for spring I could scream...very tired of winter weather! Thanks for sharing such great ideas :)

    Blessings :)
    ~Michelle (Treasure the Moment)

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  11. You're both very caaauute! HAHA

    Oh, the birds are too and I love the colors you chose.

    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

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  12. I don't decorate much for Easter either. The few things I have I dont' like anymore and I'm like you....all that pastel stuff just doesn't match my house. You're not alone! LOL

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  13. Good morning Sarah :)

    Those birds turned out really cute! I did turn my head LOL

    How fun to meet a fellow blogger. I'll have to check out her blog when I leave here.

    I loved that post about rocking your son. Just beautiful :)

    Oh and the dining room really did only take me one day. I had to work fast so that my sweet husband wouldn't have a heart attck when he got home LOL

    rue

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  14. The birds are adorable! And I have to say I love the striped paper and the polka dot paper, but I'm biased since I've just finished using exactly those same 2 papers on a wall initial for my cousin's soon to be here baby girl! Fabulous taste! ;-)!

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  15. Caaauuuute Birds!!! I swear, chocolate brown goes with everything! :)

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  16. I love when bloggy friends become real friends! I'm off to check out her storage containers. Love the birds!

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  17. Sarah! Here I sit, drinking my coffee, enjoying my favorite blogs... I start reading your new birdie blog, take a big gulp and then come across your 'whale' description and totally blow coffee all over my keyboard! Thanks for the laugh! Apparently I needed it!
    ~Jill

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  18. girl.. another cheap thing you can do is go to dollar tree and buy some silver tins.. ( they have ugly flower prints on one side)- go buy some wheat grass ( sometimes you can buy in bulk at grocery store, or earth fare) and grow fresh grass.. cheap and it will match your house ;)

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  19. I love the birdies!

    And... on a side note... I just went to her site, and saw her say "this NEW store Christmas Tree Shops"!

    We've had them up here forever :) I love them! I'm willing to bet you did, too... it's a mecca for BARGAINS!

    Now, when are you going to send ME a Hob Lob?!?!

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  20. That paper is awesome!

    I love pink and green with brown. It's preppy without being too "Barbie."

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  21. Another super cute blog! Between you and Amanda, I am set with ideas!

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  22. They are very springy and look lovely hanging from the light!

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  23. super cute whales! they represent spring too, right? whatever they are, you cover them in scrap-paper, add some ribbon, and guaranteed cuti-ness!

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  24. These are so cute. I am like you. I don't do a lot of spring because it just doesn't go, but I love this idea!

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  25. Love the birds! I will have to keep an eye out for them when I go to Micheals.

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  26. Very cute!!! I am so like you! My kleenex boxes have to match the room they are in and when they don't I can't wait until they are used up!
    I fear painting my bedroom because all year round I want to decorate but a lavender room at Christmas time throws me WAY Off! :)
    Thanks for sharing your darling idea!

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  27. Now those are cute! Love the picture too!

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  28. I too was at the Mom's group and was a huge fan before I got there! Hee! (I didn't want to seem like a crazed fan.) I love all your ideas and have done a few already. (black rulers in my pantry, Valentines Heart on my front door...) I love your tutorial on making the roman shade. Please check out my blog and hope to meet you again someday. Keep up the wonderful ideas we enjoy them!

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  29. Great job with the birds, I've been meaning to get some of those since I too saw them at Amanda's! Can't wait to see what else you've got cookin'!

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  30. The whalebirds looks great!

    I don't do Valentines day decor because it doesn't "go" in my house. The boys don't seem to mind.

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  31. very cute!

    By the way - how sick are you of the whole catherine chancelor/kidnapping thing?

    It's making me NUTS!

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  32. Well isn't that just oo cool! How adorable!

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  33. Just found you on Balancing Beauty! Love your blog - I feel your pain about blogger butt - it's a nasty condition!
    I like design too - you may enjoy my "Design on a Centime" posts on my sidebar.
    I am really enjoying your blog.

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  34. I gladly enforce the no spring/easter/pastel garbage coming into the house. It's just wrong. Anthing too "precious" must stay out. By order of the queen.

    And why do you have to BUY a tree?? Are you not feeling well?

    Find a cute container/urn/empty matchy kleenex box (sorry-I couldn't resist) get some branches, set 'em in plaster of paris and you're done....okay, you can spray paint them if you really want to (white? lime? my only two acceptable options for spring colors).
    Then you could use it again for easter, stars at 4th of July, blah blah blah.....

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  35. These are SO cute. And I laughed when I tilted my head and--sure enough!--it's a whale. Ha.

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  36. Very cute! They match your house perfectly!

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  37. Oh so designer chic!

    And I can totally see how you would have thought they were whales!

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  38. You won an award. Come to my blog and check it out!

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  39. Ca-uuuuuute!!

    And you girls are cute too! :)

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  40. love that! what a nice touch of spring, they match your blog too

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  41. Cute! I love those birdies! Jen

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  42. I love your blog and been watching for a while now--just letting you know I found these cute birdies and love them--I have just started brainstorming to decorate. Keep up the fantastic blogginess...

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  43. I really enjoy your blog and love the birdies.

    Cece

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  44. CUTE CUTE CUTE--Those could be your new twitter mascot.
    I fogot to ask you a favor--I moved my blog and would love to have you come over and follow me at my new site-pretty please-www.itssoverycheri.com

    Cheri

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