Spring! It's here! Can you believe it?! Because I barely can. I mean, here in Michigan spring means that it might be 60 degrees one day and 30 degrees the next, but hey, after the nasty winter we had, I'll take it.
Spring always puts me in the mood to shake things up a bit. I'm trying not to let myself start yet another project, but I can't help but brighten things up a bit. The upstairs "hallway" is already a really bright space because it gets tons of light, but it was looking kinda drab and impersonal.
I also took the time to finally hang a set of square shelves that I snagged from Target a few months ago. I added a few fun things on the shelves, including a photo of Brian and I. We have so few photos of us, and I just love this one, so outside our room seemed like the perfect spot.
In the family room, I dusted off the shelves and all of the decor on them, and then started playing around with what might go where. I tried to make sure that each shelf has a little bit of green on it, even though most of them are fake.
I actually love fake plants! Partially because I'm not very good at keeping things alive (other than children and pets of course) and partially because I can keep them in these little places that don't get much sunlight.
After approximately 8 weeks of not seeing the top of my dining room table, I finally cleared it off. Look at that shine! A simple white tray holds a few pretty things -- nothing too fancy, just fresh. Especially because things on this level seem to disappear quickly. My boys like to rearrange things for me, hence the fact that the turtle was soon replaced with a wooden apple.
It's amazing how easily a few changes can freshen up a home. Colors, flowers, photos ... or even just a clear table :D