Think Spring!

When I was dreaming up this idea

in my mind the sun was shining on the water

the grass was green
the kids and I were having a picnic

the birds were chirping

a squirrel stopped by for a chat

bambi walked by in the background

and Snow White was singing to the bunnies…

think spring sign

and then I woke up…

and realized I live in Michigan

and it’s February

and 8 degrees.

A park bench covered in snow


What? You don’t want to hang out here in the snow and read a book?


There’s a hat just in case the sun makes an appearance :)

A large hat sitting in a chair

So Think Spring like really really hard



and you can imagine how pretty it would have been with the sparkling blue lake in the background

A sign on the side of a snow covered street



instead of the frozen tundra – it would have been the perfect vignette to display my cute little sign.

A vase filled with pink flowers on a tree


You can also imagine my neighbor looking out the window while I tie empty soup cans to his apple tree (thanks neighbor!) in my snow pants…and scary ski mask…camera in tow…


I think by now they know I’m a little nutty :)

A vase of flowers on a table


It’s still kinda beautiful even if it wasn’t exactly what I had planned.

A bench covered in snow

Oh and here is the fun sign I painted in it’s actual spot in our house, because I’m not quite nutty enough to leave it outside for the squirrels to enjoy…I had an extra hunk of wood lying around the house and I used craft paint and a sharpie marker to quick draw this cute little sign.

think spring sign

So it wasn’t quite the sunny picnic I envisioned (I actually couldn’t even talk anyone else into coming outside with me) but it was fun to dream up anyways…

Day 4 of spring inspiration below –
Vase and Design

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  1. What a magnificent post…I just love it as it tells me how much you love to blog and how much time you invest in your posts. Not to mention that the setting is BEAUTIFUL….:)
    Just perfect….
    and I just linked up to follow you. :)
    Over from Craftberry….

  2. I love this post because blog world is all about spring and it is snowing as we speak. Up here in upstate NY March is still winter. Love how you brought some cheer to the snow!

  3. That is so funny. My neighbors think I’m crazy too. I love your sign and your wintery vignette with hints of spring is very pretty.

  4. Beautiful snowy background! I think the flowers look wonderful hanging from the trees. The entire area is so lovely..snow and all.

  5. Soo sweet!! Just love your flowers in the snow and your sign in darling!

  6. I love how you even had your little suitcase packed *just in case* the train stopped to take you to your “happy place” : )
    Seriously, the blues and pinks are so totally gorgeous against that snowy backdrop!! Almost better than a real Spring day. Almost.
    Your sign is just darling!


  7. Yessssss!!!! I am SO ready for spring! I love this post so much. This just SO sums it up! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful talent!

  8. Your sign is beautiful. I love the staging outside. So beautiful!! I am looking forward to spring.

  9. What a beautiful picture. I choose to think spring now ~ I am chuckling, you in your snow pants and hat setting up this lovely vignette. I live in Ontario right across the border from Detroit, Michigan ~ brrrrrr ~ but fun ;-)

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