Monday, March 17, 2014

Lazy Gal Decorating Tips

I had a great time this past weekend camping with my husband.  I will share more on that soon in another post because today I am being Mrs. Lazy...with a capital "L".  

It's always so hard for me to get motivated to do to much around the house after coming home from an enjoyable weekend, especially when the weather outside is so gloomy as it is today.
We actually have little bits of spring peeking out around the yard but its so cold and overcast that I can't even bear to go outside if I don't have to.  And, today I do not have too!

I decided instead to spread a little spring around inside.

Lazy gal decorating tip #1
Always keep a few clippings of faux flowers around in ziplock bags, like forever.  They don't even have to be the expensive kind if you like the simplicity of a certain flower.  You never know when the urge to use them will strike.

Lazy gal decorating tip #2
Always keep one or two small grapevine wreaths around as well.
These little wreaths add such a cute touch to just right spot and are a great way to switch out seasonal floral and greenery.

My favorite spot of late has been the small iron gate I hung in the half bath.  You may have remembered I had it decorated for Christmas and then Fall before that.  These small grapevine wreaths can easily be decorated with minimal expense and just look so cute.  I have even used the same ribbon in this spot for all three wreaths.  Why?  Because I love the checked black and white ribbon and find it neutral enough to go with all the seasons. 

Lazy Gal Decorating Tip #3
Throwing in bits of seasonal decor (no matter how small) gives the impression that you are on top of it.  Even if you are like me and get very busy and feel like you struggle to keep up.  A few small sprinklings of something seasonal and suddenly you seem on the ball, not to mention you may feel a lot better too.  Right?

Well, there you have it!
I love dogwoods and especially the story of the resurrection that they remind me of.  I could certainly spend quite a bit more for a fancier look but that's hard to do knowing it's going to change again very soon.  Besides I just didn't feel like going out today, ya know!

Ever have days like that?
Ever feel like a Lazy Gal Decorator?
Maybe we can start a club, oh wait, there already is one is called pinterest.  LOL!
Just kidding!

Have a great day!