Spring has sprung, and it’s time to look at Spring Favorites from the blog. Here you will find tons of decor inspiration, recipes, crafts, and more to satisfy the season.
Join me in finding some of the best ideas for March, Easter, and more as we hop into the blog post.
Let’s celebrate spring together by looking at a few of my favorites, including simple crafts, delicious desserts, tips, and tricks to having a festive home.
I don’t know about you, but I have spring fever and can’t wait to show you my spring favorites. I wish I could invite every one of you over for a home tour ending with tea and desserts, but this post will have to do.
In the meantime, take a seat, relax and scroll down to find your next project, decoration, recipe, or craft. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Today, we will welcome the new season full of new friends, moments, and memories. Bring it on, spring!
Saturday Chitchat with Janine – Volume 58
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Has anyone else caught the spring fever, or are you still experiencing cold snow days? I hope you are safe, warm, and healthy throughout the season, wherever you may be.
To give you some spring inspiration, I also hope this post cheers you up during the horrific events occurring in Ukraine. I dream that everyone is well in the world, and I can’t wait for the war to be over.
It’s challenging to come back and write about positivity when such awful events are happening, but we must focus on the good, which I am doing.
To take your mind off of things, here’s a look at some spring favorites of mine to find your next family favorite recipe, a new wreath to create, or a decor tip you never knew.
A Personal Note from Janine
I know that things are a bit tense in the world right now, and I hope all of you are safe and healthy. What a crazy spring this is turning out to be.
I try to stay informed and also return to my work. We all need relief, so I will continue to create beautiful and happy things.
My happiness comes from the blog and all of you. I have a lot of fun projects lined up, and my photographer and I had a two-day marathon capturing the next set of them.
Many of you have left some lovely comments on the blog, and I always love hearing from you! I’m a bit late getting around to your messages, so hopefully, you’re patient with me. I wish I could get up at like 5:00 am every day and get more work done, but I need a good night’s rest.
Well, enough about me, let’s get this Saturday Chitchat started.
We are off to hike the hills in Napa today, and I hope to see the wild poppies in full bloom.
Take care, and thanks for all your incredible support.
This Week’s Inspiration – Spring Favorites
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This easy recipe combines a few kinds of cereal to make these Lucky Charms Rice Krispies Treats.
This easy treat is a quick no-bake, light gluten-free dessert that your family and kids will enjoy!
I used the Rice Krispies and added the cute marshmallows as a tasty and colorfully topping.
Make this adorable Easter Bunny Cake this spring! This post shows step-by-step directions on cutting and assembling this sweet rabbit cake.
The base cake is a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and topped with a finely cut colored coconut. No need to worry about drawing this bunny since I share the bunny pattern with you!
Learn how to Decorate a Mantel for Easter with a few pretty decorations.
These spring decor elements include Easter eggs, Easter bunnies, fresh and faux flowers, candles, temporary wallpaper, paper garlands, and more.
These combinations create a beautiful spring mantel that welcomes a fresh start to the year!
Just because the holiday is more than a month away doesn’t mean we can’t get started on our Decorative Easter. Please take a look at my most popular crafts, recipes and decor ideas from the blog.
Easter will be a successful Sunday with some inspiration, whether you need a sweet treat, a gorgeous wreath, or more decoration ideas.
Even though these decor ideas were originally for summer, I decided to include them as part of my spring favorites because these tips and tricks saved my backyard and will hopefully help yours!
So, since we are spending most of our time hanging out on the backyard patio, here are some simple yet stunning patio ideas for outdoor living!
It’s Peony Season, so let’s take a look at everything, peonies! Today, we are going to delight in everything to do with peonies.
We are sharing how to create a peony cake topper, peony paper flowers, and much more. So join us, and let’s hang out for a bit this Saturday!
Since I am showing you some of my spring favorites, here are some popular Easter ideas, including crafts, recipes, and decor inspiration for the heart of your home.
The more Easter inspiration, the better. I want the particular Sunday to be successful, so feel free to check out these ideas for a holiday.
Since the weather is getting warmer and the sun is starting to shine a little brighter, I thought it was best to include a craft that will work outside, aka a paper lantern!
Do you want to learn how to decorate a paper lantern for your home? This pretty lantern is so cute hanging outdoor or in a fun bedroom. Customize it with any paper that matches your home decor!
Peonies bloom during late spring and early summer, so in this case, let’s look forward to them in the spring. And once they show up in the stores, you can bake this cake!
Peonies happen to be edible, so they are safe. But, before adding any flowers, always make sure the flowers are not poisonous. Today, I’m going to share a technique in which the flowers have no contact with the cake.
There is nothing quite as beautiful as peonies. And when you have a cute white cake and add fresh peonies, the combination is stunning!
Take a chance to get to know my family better with some of our Family Favorite Recipes from the blog. These could become your favorites within your family! You never know.
Here, you’ll find healthy snacks, delicious desserts, and simple dinner ideas to gain food inspiration from my home to yours to enjoy during springtime!
Here are some of my Easy Berry Dessert Recipes! This collection includes some of my favorite mixed berry dessert recipes, such as cobblers, cakes, healthy snacks, and more!
You’ll also find some kitchen accessories, my favorites, what’s trending on the blog, and tons more!
One way to make it feel like spring has sprung instead of your home is by designing a table setting with one of these elegant Easter Tablecloths.
This plethora of runners varies in unique colors, designs, and patterns, perfect for springtime!
Now that Valentine’s Day has passed let’s get ready for spring with Easter Mantel Decor! Check out this collection full of garlands, candles, adorable signs, and tons more.
Whatever your spring tradition may be, let’s start this season off right by taking a look at this collection of Easter mantel decor to begin decorating not only for a holiday but the upcoming season as well.
Need some new Easter Basket Filler Ideas? Hop on to this post to see 40+ options to make buying, filling, and decorating a container this much more accessible.
Here you will find entertaining accessories to fill your child’s basket with, including some of the greatest games, cutest toys, and sweetest candies.
This Week’s – Boutique of the Week (Spring Wreaths For Your Front Door)
Spring has sprung! It’s now time to look at Spring Wreaths For Your Front Door. No matter your style, here, you will find a broad assortment of gorgeous wreaths to design and decorate your home.
Click on the link to see 45+ excellent wreath options that will make you say goodbye to winter and hello spring!
My Favorite Things – More Spring Favorites
Enjoy layer after layer of this Bunny Puff Pastry Easter Tart made by my friend Jen! Not only does this dessert taste as sweet as it looks, but it’s the perfect recipe to bake for a springtime event.
Now would you look at this! You have an Easter Basket Flower Cake baked by my friend Leslie. This cake is sweet but not too sweet. Her dessert is one of a kind and, not to mention, perfect for spring!
What’s Trending on the Blog
Spring cherry blossoms inspired my latest Table Decorations with Candles and Flowers.
This simple tablescape includes the lovely Yankee Candle Sakura Blossom Festival Collection and a bouquet of beautiful flowers.
The combination of flowers and candles is perfect for welcoming spring into a home!
It seems as though I include this post in almost every Saturday Chitchat, but the truth be told, these Trader Joe’s arrangements are always trending on the blog!
Plus, these bouquets are perfect for this time of year! Not only does Trader Joe’s have gorgeous blooms, but they are inexpensive! Sound like a double win to me 😉
No surprise here, just another floral arrangement. But to be honest, this newest dried flower arrangement of mine is trending like crazy over on the blog.
Cheers to spring and happy decorating! And besides,, who doesn’t love flowers? I sure do, and floral arrangements are one of the most accessible decorations.
This Week’s Tip – Freezing Lemons
Here’s An Easy Way to Freeze Lemons
I know many of you probably know how to freeze lemon juice in ice cube trays. But here is a super-easy way to save a little bit of time.
If your lemon trees have an abundance of lemons right now, harvest them for freezing.
Bring them inside and give them a good wash and dry. Then place them in your freezer either as is or in a plastic Ziploc bag. When you need it for baking or cooking, pop them out of the freezer and allow them to thaw on the counter or zap them in a microwaveable glass. I usually microwave them for just a couple of seconds.
The lemons get a little bit mush, but you can still extract the juice. If you need to zest the lemon make sure to grate it frozen before thawing it in the microwave.
I also freeze my tomatoes like this and use them in soups. It’s the easiest and best!
My Latest Obsession – Hallstrom Home
I love Hallstrom Home’s Decor
My friend Rhonda has such a great Etsy shop. I own her linen bedding and I love the look and feel of her luxurious home products.
I’m obsessed with this adorable yellow gingham pillow. There is something so cozy and inviting about gingham pillows and this yellow one is so bright and happy. And we all need happiness these days!
Check out her shop through this link!
Cheers to the weekend,
Happy Saturday! What do you have planned for the weekend? I will spend today and tomorrow in the kitchen trying to perfect past recipes of mine.
This spring, I will be sharing new recipes, so be on the lookout, my friend.