Friday, January 25, 2013

I Got Me A Case of Spring Fever

The weather here in Florida has been so beautiful, cool in the mornings and warm in the afternoons. The robins are here in full force enjoying the berries on the huge tree in my backyard. So, ya know what that does to me...SPRING FEVER!!! It's kinda like a wherewolf with a full moon a rising...grrr...

So, once again, I decided to try a new project. I wanted a wreath that would light up my front porch. Back to Hobby Lobby...the wreath was $3, the strands of roses $5 each, the small flowers $3 each and the beaded piece was $5. I already had the string of lights. I cut the floral elements into smaller pieces so that I would have easier pieces to work with. Having never made a wreath before, I really had no idea what I was doing. Here's what I came up with.

This is the wreath with the lights and roses in place...once again I forgot to take a picture before I started...duh...those lights were a pain to weave in and out of that grapevine wreath...



Then I intermingled and entwined the smaller flowers and beaded pieces, here's a closeup...


Of course I had to have a bow...


Here's the finished product above my house numbers...


And the final picture taken at night...


I was pleasantly surprised with how well it lights up my front porch. Just underneath my house numbers is a fountain. Can't tell you how many times I stuck my boobs and belly into it getting it hung just right. What do ya'll think?

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    1. Thanks so much Julia. Not too shabby for a first attempt. Appreciate you coming by.

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  2. Hello,
    new follower from the fri blog hop. enjoyed reading your blog and now following you you can stop and visit me at
    www.no1food.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Deanna, thanks so much for dropping in and following my blog. Just visited yours and followed as well.

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  3. I'm impressed. Looks beautiful on your porch.

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    1. Thanks Terry. At night it really is quite beautiful!

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  4. That wreath is so freaking beautiful! Now I want one. Hey, I'm a fellow Floridian, too! Following you back via GFC.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, commenting (hilarious btw) and following my blog. Already following your blog.

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  5. Such a pretty wreath, and I'm not usually a fan of them. Thanks for visiting my blog, have a great day!

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    1. Hey Julia, thanks for dropping by and commenting on my post. Have a great weekend!

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  6. It really is pretty. :) I have a grown son in FL who called me yesterday just to tell me it was gloriously warm. We're up north, lol. I thought I raised him better than that. ;)

    I'm your latest follower, thanks for the visit!

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    1. I have a sister up north and I like to torment her just a little too... Thanks for the comment on my wreath and for following my blog. Already following yours.

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  7. Very pretty wreath. Following back from the blog hop. Have a great weekend:)

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    1. Thanks for coming by and following my blog. I had fun making it...now for my next adventure...

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  8. Oh gosh...That looks beautiful! Love it!
    I just got news that we're getting a Hobby Lobby just a few miles away (I've never even SEEN a Hobby Lobby before), so I'm excited. =0)
    Great project - it turned out wonderfully.
    ~Kim
    http://2justByou.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Kim! You are gonna LUV, LUV, LUV Hobby Lobby!!! Their selection of craft supplies, beads, home and garden decor can't be beat. And they have lots of sales.
      ;)

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  9. Hi, Anne! It's Kristy from Shona Skye Creations! Just stopped by to follow you back via GFC and this wreath is gorgeous!

    Thanks for following!
    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations
    http://shonaskye.blogspot.com

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    1. Kristy, thanks for for stopping by and following my blog. Appreciate the compliment on my wreath.

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  10. Super cute! Thanks so much for stopping by and following me! Following you back from the Fun Friday Hop!

    DayswithDylan

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    1. Hey Carrie. Appreciate you coming by and following me back. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts.

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    1. Well thank you Whimsy! So glad you came by.

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  12. This wreath is gorgeous!
    I'm glad I've discovered your blog.

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    1. Thanks you so much Milena and thanks for following as well. Already following you.

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    1. Annmarie, so glad you dropped by and thanks for the compliment on my wreath.

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  14. Looks great! I am florally challenged when it comes to arrangments, although I am quite the gardener. I love glitter and crystals as well!
    Thanks for following and commenting!Following you now!
    Sandy
    http://savardstudios.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hey Sandy, thanks so much for dropping by and following my blog. I'm an avid gardener as well...in fact have been doing yard chores on and off all day.

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  15. Returning the love <3

    Thanks for stopping by!

    ~ Ashley @ Horseshoes & Pearls

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    1. My pleasure Ashley, thanks for coming by and following.

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  16. Thanks for stopping by! Following back :)

    Love the wreath and your house number too. Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies

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    1. Thanks for your comments on my wreath. So glad you dropped by and followed my blog.

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  17. What a beautiful wreath! Ahhhhh Spring! Stopping by to follow you back on Google Friend Connect as well as Linky Followers! Hope you have a great week. Cheers.

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    1. Thanks for your compliment on my wreath. I just luv spring. Appreciate you coming by and following my blog.

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  18. Thanks for joining the hop! Followed back:)
    Brittney

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    1. My pleasure Brittney. I luv this event, thanks for following.

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  19. That wreath looks amazing!!!! I wish I was more crafty

    Summer x

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    1. Thanks so much Summer. You can do it...this was the first wreath I ever made. Thanks for coming by.

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  20. Very pretty, you did a great job! Thanks for the follow, returning the favor :) I look forward to your future posts!

    http://wvfrugal-wvsaver.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Frugal. Always happy to meet and follow new blogs. Thanks for the follow back!

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  21. Hola!
    Love your spring fever. Stopping by to reciprocate the love and support, I am now your newest reader #234. Looking forward to getting to know more about you and yours!

    ~SimplyyMayra of
    PonderWonders @ www.simplyymayra.com

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    1. Thank you Mayra. So glad you came by and followed my blog. Luv this event. Looking forward to your posts as well.

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  22. Thanks for stopping by my blog am following back

    Thisdayilove

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  23. Oh that's beautiful! I love it!
    I am now following along via the meet & greet blog hop. ;)

    www.thislifesbeautifulmoments.com

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    1. Hey Maria, thanks for dropping by and commenting on my wreath and following my blog. I'm already following you.

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  24. found you at the meet & greet. I love that wreath! so dainty and girlie!
    -Bethany

    http://eatemup121.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Bethany for coming by and commenting on my wreath. Just followed your blog as well.

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  25. Hi, coming from the Meet and Greet blog hop and wanted to say the wreath looks great!
    Sasha from http://waytomotherhood.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Hi Sasha. Thanks so much for dropping by and for complimenting my wreath. Thanks for joining us for the Meet and Greet. Just followed your blog as well.

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  26. Very pretty!
    I'm a new follower from the blog hop. :)

    mellowfellowgoesforaride.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Amelia! Just followed your blog as well. Thanks for joining us in the Meet and Greet.

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  27. New follower. Thanks for hosting. Would love for you to visit my blog ~ www.thememorynest.blogspot.com ~ and follow back. Story told about me probably how I used to play school and was bossy! LOL!!

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  28. My pleasure Leslie. Just followed your blog as well. So glad you joined us.

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  29. Hi Anne Marie, Thanks for stopping by my blog. Just followed your blog too.

    Your wreath is delicate and so pretty. Fantastic job.

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    1. Hey Darlene! So glad you dropped by and followed my blog. I was pleasantly surprised how the wreath turned out. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

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  30. I love the purple beaded pieces you added. Gorgeous!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. I am a new follower!

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    1. Thanks so much Tami. Appreciate you following my blog and joining in the blog hop.

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    1. Thanks so much Becky! It was a real pain to make as this was my first attempt...but love the result. Appreciate you coming by.

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  32. What a lovely and pretty wreath! Thank you for sharing it and for stopping by not done growing earlier. You made my day twice! =)

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    1. Awh...thank you Holly. Thanks for dropping by.

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  33. I like the lights on the wreath and how it matched your number plate. I also love the last paragraph. Hysterical image!

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