Thinking Spring!

After spending much of January curled up

with an electric blanket,

I am dreaming of Spring!

Valentine’s Day, Mardis Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, …

the early Spring holidays are nice and spread out this year

so we will have plenty of time to enjoy each one of them!

Here are some inspirations for decorating,

crafting and cooking for these upcoming holidays

Put a Valentine card inside a picture frame

for instant Valentine decor

Pretty Posy Floral Frame

Fill a pretty mug or tea cup with Valentine goodies

for a Galentine gift

Galentine Gifts

Glue wine corks together in a heart shape,

add paint and bling

Wine Cork Heart

Cover a foam cone with pink and red candies

to make a sweet Valentine tree

Salt Water Taffy and Kisses Tree

Fat Tuesday falls on March 1 this year,

it is the last day of Mardi Gras celebrations

before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent

Get festive with a green, gold and purple table 👑

Mardi Gras Table

Make a Praline Party Mix to munch on

Praline Party Mix

New Orleans is famous for it’s Mardi Gras celebrations

and Bourbon Street is party central

Celebrate at home by cooking with a little bourbon 🎉

Bourbon Recipes for Mardi Gras

Make a wreath for your door with ribbons and beads

Amazon has a lot of Mardi Gras decorations here

Mardi Gras wreath

Make some festive King Cake Crescent Rolls

with Sweet Almond Filling {see recipe for Almond Danishes here}

These golden rolls are decorated with green sprinkles,

and white and purple glazes

St. Patrick’s Day is about 2 weeks after Mardi Gras

Honor the Irish with a Lucky Tree

decorated with shamrocks and pots of gold!

Pot of Gold Tree

Treat a friend with a Lucky Gift Basket

filled with St. Patrick’s Day goodies

Make a Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Pistachio Ganache

Paint a leprechaun on a glass, jar or vase

Leprechaun Love

Fill it with Lucky Leprechaun Snack Mix

Toast the occasion with Lucky Shots

Decorate and Celebrate!

Valentine Tree

You can find Valentine, Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day things

in my Society 6 Shop here

Each design is available on a variety of different items

Bless Your Heart water bottle / Jester pillow / Queen of Hearts travel mug

Daffodil coasters / Rosie Rabbit pillow / Lucky Shamrocks tote

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

 What’s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

  Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday 

  Centerpiece Wednesday / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

 Full Plate Thursday/ Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade/ Friday with Friends / Share the Wealth

Comments
24 Responses to “Thinking Spring!”
  1. BERNADETTE says:

    WOW, loads of great ideas and recipes. Next time I have a dinner party, I am flying you up for a consultation. (I will wait for better weather).

  2. A welcome post with lots of great ideas! Thank you!

  3. Love those happy and vibrant colours…well, it’s already Feb. so the spring is right at the corner if we wait patiently :-))

  4. I should do that wine cork thing. If there is ANYTHING I have an abundance of, it’s wine corks!

  5. thefrenchhutch says:

    What a refreshing post of fun and pretty inspiration Jenna. I’m loving the wine cork idea, I have plenty of those………..Happy February!

  6. Martha says:

    I love it all! You are the most festive person I’ve ever known and you always have such fantastic ideas!

  7. I can’t wait! The tulips make me smile!

  8. You have assembled so many wonderful ideas, Jenna. Spring will be here before we turn around! Happy Thursday, Jenna!

  9. I agree, it’s always nice when the holidays come a little further apart, always something to look forward to and plan for:@) Lovin’ your lucky snack mix!

  10. lghiggins says:

    With 6 inches of snow outside covering a thick layer of ice, my thoughts really hadn’t turned to spring. This is a fun post. I realize EVERYONE is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, but my husband really can trace his roots back to the old country so we try to do something special on that day. I’ll draw inspiration from your post.

    • Oh Linda, I hope you can stay safe and warm! I am not a fan of winter, so trying to lift my spirits thinking about the upcoming holidays! St. Patrick’s Day is my granddaughter’s birthday so it’s a special day for us too ☘️

  11. Nancy says:

    SPRING is on it’s way and look at ALL these Vibrant and Fun Ideas! Thank you!

  12. Such a fun post with lots of ideas. You make each holiday a blast with tons of projects. We are having some warm weather this month.

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