Blooming Moss Monogram Letters

Hey there! How are you friend?

I hope you have had a wonderful week, and are perhaps gearing up to get your DIY on this weekend.
No matter how crazy (or wonderful) the spring weather may be where you are, we can all use a little
something pretty in our day.  I love flowers, real ones are of course are my favorite.  But I will take a
great faux version too.  I know some folks have an aversion to them, but I happen to like how easy &
low maintenance they are (I know, just dusting, but still!)

Lacy Garden Lanterns

Our Japanese Maple is in full regalia, and fanning her gorgeous feathers for Spring.  Around her are
bright pink Azaleas, and various mid to late spring flowers beginning to push through to the surface.
I was cleaning out a few bins of trim & craft supplies recently and came across a yard or so of a couple
different types of lace.  Like most craft supply hoarders, I cannot remember why or where I found them,
and since they are flat and wide, I’m not sure where I would use them.

I began looking at my jars and decided to experiment with a little Mod Podge and lace around a few different
sized jars headed for recycling.

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Inspiration Monday Party | DIY Kitchen Decor Features

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday Party!

Thank you SO much for joining us every week-

You continue to INSPIRE us!!

When you link your project here, it is displayed simultaneously on all

FIVE blogs at the same time, all you need to do is link up to ONE of our sites.


Be sure and follow all of us on Social Media as we love to share and promote your posts there too.
*Are you following our Inspiration Monday Pinterest board?

(If you are, you probably got a sneak peek at our favorites for the week.)

This weeks features are all about decorating the heart of the home…

the kitchen.

Congrats to all of you who were featured!


Spring Kitchen Nook by Vintage Finds

Portable Herb Garden by Yesterday on Tuesday

Carrot Centerpiece by Simply Suzanne’s At Home

Spring Green Napkins by Modern Monogramming

Checker Board Kitchen Floor by Simply Vintageous

Painted Wooden Spoons by Tiny Sidekick

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Building stronger bones together #ViactivYoursAndHers

I have to admit up until now I haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about my bones, or bone loss. But I am turning 43 this month, and I have been thinking about ways I can incorporate more calcium into my diet. Did you know that 70% of us gals on average are calcium deficient? I have thought that I had a fairly calcium-rich diet, but reassurance that I am easily getting 100% of the daily recommended amount of calcium, plus vitamins D3 and K is what I need at this point.

I recently tried Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews, and I really liked how convenient they were. The #1 reason I don’t take my vitamins or forget to, is the giant bottles up in the cupboard. These are individually wrapped so it’s really easy to toss a couple in my purse or bag as I head out the door. And, they are available at many of the places I already shop like Walmart, Rite-Aid, CVS, Target, Walgreens and

Viactiv also has a 15th Birthday Bash Giveaway! For the months of April, May, June and July between the 4th and 15th of each month you can enter to win two canisters of Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews. One for you, and one for someone you love, to build strong bones together! Fifteen winners are chosen on the 15th of each month, for a total of 60 winners, not bad! Winners will be announced on the Viactiv Facebook Page, learn more at and

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13 Beautiful DIY Spring Projects

Spring is such a great time to create, paint, refresh and brighten up our homes.  I love spring, and I didn’t need
to look any further than our Inspiration Monday parties every week to find a bunch of fabulous spring ideas!
Are you ready to get inspired? Me too!

Inspiration Monday Party | Favorite Spring Desserts

Welcome to Inspiration Monday!

We’re so happy you are joining us today. This week, your links are seen simultaneously on all
SIX blogs at the same time, all you need to do is link up to ONE of our sites.

Be sure and follow all of us on Social Media as we love to share and promote your posts there too!
It is so fun to look through the links every week and seeing all the creativity!
Are you following our Inspiration Monday Pinterest board?
(If you are, you probably got a sneak peek at our favorites for the week.)
It’s Spring around these parts and that means some of my favorite things: Bunnies, Peeps, Lemon and Cadbury Eggs.
Fortunately for me there were a lot of my favorite things shared in last week’s Linky Party
and I get to share some of my favorites with you!
spring favorites
Lemon Glazed Cake Cookies from Blissful Roots
Easter Peeps Cake from Stockpiling Moms
Hippity Hoppity Bunny Cupcakes from Two Kids and a Coupon
Peeps Frosting from House of Yumm
Easter Cinnamon Rolls from Lemon Tree Dwelling
Don’t Eat Peep from 30 Handmade Days
Chocolate Bird’s Nest Cookies from Five Heart Home
Lemon Drop Shake from The First Year Blog
And because it is just so darn pretty….
Chocolate butterfly cake
Chocolate Butterfly Cake from The Pin Junkie

Floral leggings I {heart} for spring

This post is sponsored by toADORN, all opinions are my own.
I am crazy for flowers, bright, pretty flowers in my home, my yard, everywhere.  But I realized I never
really wear floral patterns.  With floral leggings being so hot this spring, I had to try some for myself.
When the amazing team at toADORN sent me a pair of their gorgeous leggings, I fell in love.  They are
super soft and pretty, without being overpowering.  They were just right, and now I am rethinking what
I usually wear every spring.  It’s time to spice it up and do something different.  I usually wear black
leggings and at a size 16 I wasn’t so sure I was going to love a floral pattern.  But paired with a crisp long
blouse, and layered with one of my favorite stretchy tanks & scarf I am loving how easy it was to pull
together a comfortable, trendy outfit.

Mini Peat Pot Easter Baskets

Hello twelveOeight readers!  How has your April been treating you?  We have woken up to snow every morning
so far here in Utah.  It’s gone by noon, but mornings look awful wintry here.  I guess April showers bring May
flowers though, right?  That’s what I keep telling myself!
Mini Peat Pot Easter Baskets from Blissful Roots
Today, I have a fun, easy Easter craft to share today.  And while it does involve glitter, I’m not glittering food
this time!
A few Octobers ago I ran across some darling party favor baskets made from Peat Pots.  I fell in love with them,
and made a bunch of them for my boys’ birthday party favors.  Well, the Peat Pots looked great for a
Halloween-themed basket, and I knew they’d be just as perfect for mini Easter baskets.  I love natural,
earthy tones for Easter.  I don’t mind a few pastel colors here and there, but I like to stick to browns, whites,
and greens.

Could I ask for your prayer today friend?

I received a phone call I wasn’t expecting last night, with news no one ever wants to receive.
We have been in the process of moving my Mama closer to us, and anticipated that she might
be making the actual move in a month or so.  My dear friend lives across the street from my
Mom and called me last night with news I wasn’t prepared to hear, Mom had gone to be
with the Lord.

My daughter heart hurts to see my Mom go, and my mama heart hurts for my kids and
sister who are hurting too.  I want to take it from them, but I can only look to the One who
created my Mama to begin with, and has called His daughter home.

It may be a little quiet around here, we will probably be on the road soon, making plans
and spending time together as a family.  I am so sad for our loss, and in shock.  But in the
midst of this, someone I love very much is not struggling with significant health issues
but has been made new and whole again.  I know where she is, and I know in Whose
arms she is held.  Being taken far better care of than I ever could have here on Earth.

Thank you friend, thank you for your prayers & support, you are appreciated so
very much.


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Gorgeous ring giveaway + my new shopping crush


Hello friends!! I am so excited to tell you about my latest shopping obsession toADORN…
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and handmade items.  New items are posted, and each deal is only available for 3 days, at huge discounts,
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I am going to share my latest score with you later this week, I can’t wait to show you what it is and
see if you love it as much as I do.  I think you will! Oh, and if you want to save even more enter the
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In the meantime, my friends at toADORN have been so generous to share this gorgeous ring giveaway
with twelveOeight readers, just scroll down to enter the rafflecopter.

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