I’m not sure I could be more ready for spring! We actually had a very mild winter and I’m still totally over it! I’m just ready for sunshine and warm weather…on a consistent basis! So, when Rachel from Shades of Blue Interiors asked me to be a part of this spring home blog hop, I was all over it! Any excuse to brighten up my house (and maybe clean the crusted cereal and yogurt off the floor!) is alright with me! I got started with the dining room…it was definitely ready for a face lift! As much as I wanted to make our dining room pretty for spring, I wanted to try to make it kid friendly at the same time. I’ll let you in on a little secret. While I enjoy prettying up my home for the blog, it’s rarely a reflection of real life. I can’t always let stuff sit out on counters, tables, or the floor because kids and pets will destroy it. Or ask why they can’t eat breakfast because the table is set! You know, hypothetically! My dining room decor isn’t totally kid friendly this time, but it’s closer than usual. The first step was kraft paper. I’ve really wanted to try this out since the kids are always coloring at the table. I figured it would be better to get colors on the paper than on the actual table, which happens on a daily basis. This way, they can color with freedom and not worry about the table. And I can just change the paper out when it gets overly-colored! I also filled the centerpiece with crayons and colored pencils and pens. The colors usually reside under our couch (in these cute storage drawers), but then the kids have to pull everything out when they want to color. With the colors on the table now, they’re right at the kids’ fingertips and ready to be played with! I actually took these pictures yesterday and today the kids drew all over the paper! It was kind of fun to see them having fun at the table while they ate their breakfast. You know, after I cleaned up all the rest of the non-kid-friendly stuff! Speaking of which, the rest of the table was super easy to set up. I just stacked our large and small plates (gray & white) and then added a napkin and these fun yellow bowls with a cute little bird’s nest in each. We only have 4 bowls, so the end settings just got a little foliage to add a little more color to the table. So easy! And this (faux) cotton just looks so darn pretty, doesn’t it? I’ve been selling these stems at The Found Cottage in Hudsonville, MI (definitely check out their FB page, if you haven’t yet!) and people are really loving them. I decided it was finally time to have some in my own home! And I wasn’t disappointed! I stuck 12 stems in this Ikea canister to make a really full, beautiful centerpiece. They’re so cozy and really work in any season, which I love And the secretary got a little spring update, too! Just a few touches to spruce it up a little. I’ll be back later this week with more spring decor, but for now, check out these gorgeous spring homes from some of my favorite bloggers! Get ready to feel inspired, my friends!