It-Felt-Like-Spring Weekend

February 13, 2017

This weekend was such a taste of spring! The temperature on Sunday hit the low 70's later in the afternoon, and it was pure perfection and completely uncharacteristic for February in Virginia. We took advantage of the winter "heat wave" had the windows open, sunlight streaming through, with a slight breeze. Saturday wasn't quite as warm, but it was still beautiful out. I'm bummed that the warm weather is going away this week, but soon enough springtime will be here.

We kept ourselves busy this weekend, working on Greer's nursery, while Greer got to hang out with her Sidda (my mama), and beginning some DIY projects. From paint to succulents, sunshine and blooming bushes, Saturday and Sunday were full and sweet. I'm excited to share these projects with you soon enough! Here's a little taste of our weekend in photos..

I wish her little face wasn't blurry, but I loved her expression too much not to share. Even with the laundry pile, messy table, and Christmas-themed chalk board in the background, this was too good to keep to myself. I could eat her up!

The need for succulents came from my want to bring some green plant life into my kitchen. Since I wanted something low-maintenance, I opted for some of my favorites. I'm working on a planter DIY, and if it turns out well, then I'll be sharing it here. Fingers crossed. 

After transplanting the succulents from smaller to bigger pots, we headed outside to dust off the extra dirt and walk around in the sunshine.

I'm looking forward to cleaning the clothesline up and hanging linens on it to dry this spring and summer. Who doesn't love that line-dried smell?! Until then, grab a Twine & Cotton Heirloom Linen candle to fill your home with a fresh linen scent! 

And speaking of Twine & Cotton, the spring scents will be rolling out in March! For now, though, take 10% off of your order for a Valentine's treat today and tomorrow! Use the code SPREADTHELOVE

From my potted succulents to the bushes, little pops of color are springing up in our yard, and it is making me terribly happy!

Around 3:30, I threw some garlic and onion green beans on the stove to simmer down until dinner time. One of my very favorite things is to have a clean house full of sunshine, windows open, and food cooking, the smell wafting around. Cooking and baking are becoming so much more fun with my little helper. I see lots of time together in the kitchen with my sweet girl in the years to come. 

I insist you try these green beans:

Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a saucepan. Add half of a diced onion, and let cook until the onions are translucent. Sprinkle garlic salt, then add in the liquid from the green beans. Add two beef bullion cubes. Bring to a boil. Add the green beans, returning to a boil. Then lower the stovetop heat to a simmer. Cook for two hours. 

In my opinion, you have to use the Hanover Blue Lake Fresh Cut Green Beans. I don't think they would turn out otherwise. 

This recipe is SO simple, and they taste aaaaaa-mazing! Plus, your house will smell incredible while they simmer away. 

Our weekend was lovely. I can't get enough time with my people! I hope your weekend was just as wonderful!

p.s. Find Greer's bow here!