20 Spring Projects to Add Beauty to the Everyday

We’re all in need of beauty now more than ever. I am always surprised how much taking the time to add something simple and beautiful to my life can lift my mood. Whether it’s tossing some fresh flowers on to a meal, working on a sewing project, or composing a bouquet of flowers for a gift. Enjoy these ideas to add a bit of beauty to your Spring 2017!

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Fragrant Valentine’s Day Flower Recipe

fragrant valentines day flower recipe

Think beyond roses for Valentine’s Day, and instead create a lush bouquet of lilac, hyacinth, phlox, viburnum, anemone, tulip, ranunculus, and scented geranium for an abundance of fragrance and soft pastels, inspired by Laura Ashley’s Emma perfume. During February, many flower growers begin to have bulbs like tulips, anemones, and hyacinths available from their greenhouses,making a refreshing option for Valentine’s Day bouquet. And remember, Valentine’s Day is for everyone, a wonderful excuse to gift your mother, grandmother, or yourself a beautiful bouquet like this!

fragrant valentines day flower recipe

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Knitting Kits by We Are Knitters (Giveaway!)

knitting kits
I was so excited to find out about We Are Knitters! Their knitting kits and patterns for wardrobe and home are so fresh and modern. Order a pattern from the site, and in the mail you’ll receive a special knitting kit containing all the yarn, pattern, and needles. Available in easy, intermediate and advanced, the kits make knitting, fun and sustainable. And, it’s just such a wonderful way to slow down for the winter. They also sell supplies separately. All needles are 100% beechwood, yarn is Peruvian wool and much of the yarn is made from leftover fabric! Read more about We Are Knitters here.

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Pine Tree Sweater

pine tree sweater

pine tree sweater

What a treat to see this Pine Tree Sweater created by Quince, who took inspiration from this Hetterson\Frolic! collaboration a few years ago using their yarn for this pine tree dress, and created a sweater using the same concept of embroidery. Who wouldn’t want to wear this completely unique, cozy sweater this fall? Get the pattern here.

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Apothecary Jars

apothecary jars
 
I am having a summer respite in the Pacific Northwest. The lavender at my parent’s farm thrives in the dry, mountain climate here. My mom likes to dry hers so we filled these old-fashioned apothecary jars with lavender to store them to last as long as possible so she can use them in baking and hopefully soon in goat milk soap she’s learning to make. The black, glass apothecary jars keep the ingredients dark and cool so they stay fresh longer than your average jar. Plus, they have a beautiful old-world feel that reminds me of the old apothecary shops in Lisbon.
 
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