Monday, April 23, 2018

Spring in full bloom

After quite a lazy start, we finally have spring. And, I have a beautiful new wreath to celebrate it!

I received two incredible silk forsythia wreaths from a sister company of, a website that sells artificial palm trees. If Commercial Palm Tree's product quality is anything like the quality of this wreath, I have to give them a thumbs up! This wreath is gorgeous.

Forsythia has always been one of my favorite spring flowers. So, when we moved into our home more than 20 years ago, it was one of the first bushes I planted. Now, I can clip it for my tall vases around my house. I always thought of making a wreath from the fresh flowers, but I decided it would end up leaving a mess at my front door. This wreath is the solution -- leaving no mess and just a reminder that spring is FINALLY here!
I hung the other wreath in my kitchen to add a touch of color (and spring) to the area. I am really loving it and may decide to keep it there yearround (except Christmas time).

If you wish to purchase products at Commercial Palm Trees sister company, Silk Plants Direct, you can use the code BLOGGER10 to receive a 10% off discount on all products except custom orders.

Disclosure: These wreaths were received as a sample in exchange for an honest, unbaised review. The opinions on this blog are 100% my own. No monetary compensation was received and I was not required to write a positive review.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Spring Hiking

Early spring is quickly becoming my favorite season especially to go hiking. Crisp, cool air without bugs; splashes of bright green among the brown and no crowds. Yesterday my son suggested we go for a hike, right in the middle of our work day (both my husband and I work out of the house). Since we rarely take the opportunity to get away during the day except to walk our dog, we took him up on his offer and we were happy that we did. We went to Bacon Ridge, a rather new trail near our town. It's a mountain bike path and a hiking trail so I imagine that during the weekends it might get a little crowded, but a Monday afternoon proved to be a blissful escape with a few bikers and hikers sprinkled here and there.

Enjoy spring!