Spring Home Tour & Hop into Easter Blog Hop
Today, I’m sharing our Spring Home Tour and teaming up with some of my favorite bloggers for the Hop into Easter Blog Hop!
As always, a special shout out and thank you to Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home for putting this blog hop together.
If you’re coming over from The Red Painted Cottage, welcome, we’re excited you’re here. Didn’t you guys love the way Carol welcomed Spring and Easter into her home? Everything was so pretty!
Gathering Spring Home Tour & Hop Into Easter Blog Hop Inspiration
I have to tell you guys, we were a bit late gathering items for Spring this year. It was mostly due to finishing up the dining room makeover and traveling back and forth to my parent’s primary home, Bliss Barracks, to give their lanai a makeover.
There were several times I thought, maybe I shouldn’t bother decorating since Easter was only a month away.
But looking back, I’m so glad I pushed myself to add bits of Spring into our home décor. It really does feel like we’re ready to celebrate one of our favorite seasons of the year now.
Easter Basket Ideas
In fact, I was on the phone with my baby sister the other day talking about our Easter plans and somehow, we got on the subject of Easter baskets.
She’s on a major purge at her house too and was telling me she was all sorts of torn about what to put in the littles Easter basket this year.
“I don’t want them to miss out on the experience of getting an Easter basket. But we don’t need a lot of small stuff or any more clutter either. That said, I definitely don’t think filling up an entire basket with candy is a good idea at all,” she said with an extra emphasis on the words at all which totally gave me the giggles.
I gave her my best sisterly advice with a few easy non-candy ideas. Things like books, art supplies, pjs, swimming pool or beach gear, bath bombs, gardening tools and seeds, sports equipment or to give them an experience instead of a big Easter basket.
Finding Joy Every Day
After we finished our conversation, I hung up the phone and thought about what an interesting time of year it is.
On one hand, we’re so excited the cold weather is (mostly) over we can’t wait to get outside and start enjoying some of our favorite Springtime activities.
On the other hand, we still have to deal with all those daily tasks that can creep up, pile up and overwhelm us – if we let it.
It doesn’t have to be that way though, you guys.
We just have to take the pressure off ourselves and our calendars and focus on what matters most to us this Spring.
And the real beauty of it all is that we can focus on anything we want!
Decorating Your Home For Spring
Maybe you want to make sure your house is fully decorated and dressed to the nines because it makes you happy.
I say go for it – let that be your top priority.
Or maybe your kids are in so many activities, it’s all you can do just to get real plates on the table each night – that’s ok, too!
You can easily pick up Easter plates at big box stores. I found these at Hobby Lobby!
Perhaps you travel a lot and don’t have time to decorate every room in the house for Easter.
I say, don’t even sweat it!
Find the places in your home that give you the most joy. Decorate those spaces to your heart’s content whether one person will see it or a hundred people will see it.
Maybe you’re so tired from being a caregiver to a new baby, a best friend or a parent, you can’t put one more thing on your to-do list.
You know what? I say let yourself rest.
And the next time you go to the grocery store pick up a bouquet of the prettiest flowers they have and celebrate how strong you’ve been one more day.
I think sometimes we see people online or in our daily lives that look like they have it all together.
And I’m not judging, maybe they do.
But if you don’t feel that way in this season of your life or if you feel like you’re doing all you can do to keep on keeping on – that’s awesome too!
Taking Time to Celebrate Spring
Spring is a great time to celebrate where you are right now because every day, we’re inching closer to Easter.
And before we know it, Easter will give way to Summer.
So, while we’re here and we can still hold onto all that Spring has to offer, I think it’s important to remember what Easter is all about – painful endings that turned into beautiful beginnings, the thrill of hope and a grace filled life we’re blessed to live.
And that my friends, is definitely something to celebrate.
Hop Into Easter Blog Hop
We hope you’ve enjoyed our Spring Home Tour! Be sure to stop by my sweet friend, Kelly’s blog at The Tattered Pew to see all the Spring and Easter inspiration she is sharing!
And don’t forget to check out all the creativity these fabulous ladies on the Hop into Easter Blog Hop have in store for you as well.
You are invited to the Inlinkzlink party!
I’ll see you guys back here tomorrow with a fun egg craft you can easily customize to go with your Spring and Easter décor.Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.
My friend not only was your Spring tour and Easter decor beautiful, but your post was so encouraging! Thank you and blessings on your week!
CoCo – your Spring home is gorgeous! We love all of the special touches and attention to detail. Our hands are raised ?? for “keep on keeping on”. Some days it’s all we can do just to get dressed LOL. Your beautiful post has touched our hearts today. Much love!
Vicki and Jenn
What a beautiful post. Your decor is gorgeous. The message is not to be missed. Your porch is wonderful. What a fun place to sit.
Your cabbage centerpiece has captured my heart!!! Such a lovely garden filled tour.
Your home is beautiful and I adore your porch. I also really like the way your designed your centerpiece for your table. Beautifully done.
The garden tray on your porch is so charming, and your table is just gorgeous! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Powerful message my friend!! Wonderful reminder to just be!
Everything and I mean, everything, is so fantastically beautiful. I love your porch, your entry and your breakfast area. Even the flowers in the chandelier are such a sweet touch. And I think you gave great advice on filling the Easter baskets with non candy essentials. So fun. Happy Easter!
CoCo, how lovely and with all you’ve been through the past few months, you give us all a “pep-talk”! However, I am not surprised – that seems to be normal for you – such an encourager, making those around you feel good about themselves! I don’t quite understand why women put so much “guilt” on ourselves, when we don’t feel “perfect” – and really, none of us are. Only the one who gave His life for us and rose again – which is the reason we celebrate Easter. I do love to have Spring come alive inside – even if only in a room or two – it makes me smile to see tulips and rabbits – even though I have a rabbit or two around all year long! Looking forward to seeing another room challenge from you – your rooms are always “perfect” in my eyes!! 🙂
I love all the beautiful spring touches that you have added to your home! Your porch looks amazing!!
your porch … your dining room … your bunnies … love it all!!!
I’m always so excited to read your posts and see all the thoughtful details you add to your home. So lovely! You never disappoint and I can’t stop pinning!!!
Your porch looks so inviting and beautiful decked out for spring. I love the gardening centerpiece that you used out there with the white pot filled with small terracotta pots. Your Easter table centerpiece with the bunny in the basket with flowering greenery and the cabbage is so pretty. I really enjoyed touring your home!
Your message is lovely. I agree, keep on keeping on. You have done an incredible job decorating your porch and inspired me to get with it on mine! You have so many lovely plants and cozy spots to sit! Indoors, the bunny nestled among the cabbages is lovely, although Mr. McGregor might not be to happy to see him nibbling on the vegetables! Happy Easter and keep on keeping on, wherever you are in your journey today.
As always, your spaces inspire me! I take my time scrolling through your beautiful photos taking in all the details. I just love your style!
What a beautiful home you have. Each area is so bright and welcoming…all set for spring! Definitely a time of the year to celebrate! Thanks for the lovely tour!
Love your porch and the seed packet additions to your wonderful Springy decor. The bunny centerpiece among the cabbage is adorable. Happy Easter!
What wonderful farmhouse chic decor, vignettes, displays and table settings! Pinned and pinned! I enjoyed all the beautiful photography.
Your porch is beautiful decorated for Spring! Looks like such a nice place to sit out and enjoy the weather. I love your table too!
Coco, I love all the Easter additions in your home. The centerpiece is to die for ~ so lush. The bunnies are so well placed throughout. But you had me at front porch. Just love the comfy feel of it with the greens and natural elements ~ the terra cotta pots and the galvanized pails. Great job and keep it up.
Your post is so well written and is full of encouragement for everyone who reads this. I loved all the photos of your bunnies, flowers, porch and everything else in between. It’s been such a joy to be in this blog hop with you. Wishing you a Happy Easter!
Coco, your spring and Easter decor is stunning inside and out! I love it all!
CoCo, I love how you massed your little clay pots in a big bowl with moss; so cool! And I’m drooling over your bunny centerpiece with the big cabbage. I just love your farmhouse style; I could move right in!
Well I want to comment on each and every beautiful space and vignette but I would be here all evening! While your post is visually stunning and full of beautiful Easter inspo, the message is awesome! I always try to let readers know that there are rooms in our home that are sometimes trashed no matter what you see on the blog. My heath prevents me from accomplishing over half of the projects and ideas in my mind, but I do what I can and sometimes just a bouquet of flowers is all it takes to make a day special no matter how I am feeling.
You know how much I just love your porch! Gorgeous entryway and dining room all decorated for spring. I took notice of the greenery in the cabinet with your brown transferware. Love it!
Thanks so much for joining the hop and for your encouraging post. Happy Easter!
Coco, Your home is absolutely one of my favorites! That porch is a stunner!! Where is the fabric from for your window treatments in the breakfast room. I LOVE it!
Thank you, Christy! The fabric is a Waverly print called Ballad Bouquet. I have it in the Platinum because you know I love neutrals but there are several other colors that are just as beautiful to choose from as well. The material feels almost like a washed linen and hangs very well. Sending you hugs, CoCo
Good message and a darling table. I grabbed some of the bunny plates as well!
Visiting from Celebrate and Decorate
Everything looks just lovely, Coco! LOVE your dining room! Have a blessed Easter, friend!
Your home is absolutely gorgeous, CoCo! Both inside and out. Love the sentiment as well. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen
Thank you, Kathleen! While I’m definitely ready to feel some sense of normalcy I know that won’t be the case for thousands of people and it’s important we don’t forget about them. Hope your spring season is a blessed one, CoCo
Your home is just gorgeous, all dressed for Spring! You never miss a detail. It’s raining here in San Diego so this was beautiful to look at today!
I really appreciate it, Kristin, thank you so much. Some years I feel like I’m totally on it and other years we just sort of ease into the holidays. I always love when things feel festive. After the year we had last year we need to take every minute to celebrate we can ? Hope the sun comes out soon and it feels like spring again! Hugs, CoCo
Coco, your home is always beautiful, but this tour is one of my favorites! Thank you for sharing it and for your encouraging words. I’ve pinned this post to my Easter board.
Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!
So sweet of you to say, Richella, thank you so much I really appreciate it. Spring is definitely one of my favorites seasons of the entire year so your feature and kind words mean so much. Hugs and happy weekend, CoCo
This is amazing. I love everything that you do. I would love it if you would share this on the Fabulous Friday Link Party this Friday. You can find the link on my website, Peacock Ridge Farm. Blessings to you.
You’re so sweet, Renae, thank you! Spring is definitely one of our favorite seasons of the year. Hope you’re having a great week and thanks so much for the invite. I really appreciate it, CoCo
this is an amazing post! Full of alot of good encouragement! thanks for sharing all your great ideas!
Thanks so much, Kimberly, I really appreciate it. Hope your Spring and Easter season are filled with all good things, CoCo
CoCo, a visit to your home is always a joy! Thank you for sharing so many fresh and lovely ways to freshen up for springtime.
And thanks for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace! I’m featuring you this week.
That is so sweet of you, Richella, thank you so much. I really appreciate it. Spring is such a special time of year! Big hugs and thank yous, CoCo
So many beautiful and creative ideas! Definitely pinning!
Thank you so much, Donna, I really appreciate it! I hope your Easter weekend is richly blessed, CoCo