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!


  1. I love it, Mary! It is perfect for that spot. Now come make one for my front door! ;-)



  2. I don't blame you, I love dogwood too and I think it's so spring!!! Cold here today and had snow on the ground this morning...can't wait to wake up to flowers and sun!

  3. Mary, I like your ideas! Why is it so much harder to be productive when the sun doesn't shine? It's like my brain doesn't work and movements are in slow motion. So glad to see that you pushed through and came out with a beautiful wreath. :)

  4. That looks very pretty, Mary! I have a big plastic tub filled with all kinds of floral -- flowers and greenery. That "mess" of stuff gets recycled constantly. I will occasionally buy something new, but frankly the price of "faux" has gotten ridiculously expensive even when you have a coupon! I also recycle wreath bases, but don't always feel the need to create a new wreath for every season. I have several wreaths hanging inside my craft room closet -- some times they might get completely torn apart and redone, or maybe just a new ribbon or a little tweak here or there is all they need. Wish I could share some of our 80* weather with y'all, but then I would expect a return share when we are baking at 115*!

  5. I want a pretty gate on the wall like that.

    I love your tips and love the part where you say that a little bit of seasonal decor makes you look like you are on top of it. So true! (So... I am pretty sure the wintery wreath that is still on my front door makes me look like I'm on the BOTTOM of it. LOL

  6. Easy and cute! I love Mary. Glad you had fun camping.


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