Blog Rewind: Spring, Finally!

by Julie on May 7, 2013 · 5 comments

I think it’s finally safe to say that Spring has arrived in Kansas City.

I hope I’m not jinxing things, since we did have snow in May this year, but I think we’re now in the clear.


We even had a mother bird build a nest in the wreath in our front door. She laid three tiny, perfect eggs. They all hatched, but sadly, one of the baby birds didn’t survive. We’re keeping a close eye on the other two.


And those tulip bulbs I bought last year with all good intentions?

How to Plant Tulip Bulbs

Lazy gardener that I am, I didn’t get them planted in the fall and they sat in my garage all winter. I decided to plant them this Spring with no idea if they would bloom or not. Happily, they did. I’m loving the color!


I’m reminded every year at this time what a great investment perennials are.

I also recreated the Mother’s Day photo display from last year.

Mothers Day Pictures

I love, love, love seeing these pictures every day and it’s so simple to do.

The first year of finding pictures and matching them to frames takes the longest. After that you can just keep all the pictures in a folder for next year. And if helps if you snap a quick picture so you can see which pictures you put in which frames and how they were arranged.

It’s easy to switch it all out for Father’s Day too.

fathers day pictures

Here are some other posts from Springs past that you may be interested in:

Houseplants Switching from Artificial to Real Houseplants




street sense Free Family Finance Courses by Email




textbooks The Money Hiding in Your House: Textbooks




I hope you’re enjoying Spring where you are too.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Joan Eppehimer May 7, 2013 at 5:13 pm

If those are robin’s eggs, you can expect two more sets before the end of summer. Our neighbors had the same thing happen in their wreath, so they did not put it out the following year and the robin came to our house! It built a nest on top of our porch light. We had the three sets of eggs that year. Fun to watch, but messy. She returned the next year and tried 3 times to start building her next there again. We finally covered the fixture till building season was over.


Julie May 7, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Oh gosh. One set of eggs has been fun but I don’t want to do it two more times. Thanks for the heads up!


KC @ genxfinance May 9, 2013 at 8:09 am

Nice. Your tulips look lovely. And the tree too. Advance Happy Mother’s Day.


Little House May 10, 2013 at 8:47 am

I love the photo idea – setting up a bunch of photos of mom or dad around mother’s and father’s day is very clever. Beautiful tulips as well!


Julie Blanner May 11, 2013 at 9:42 am

I’m so glad your tulips came up! I have been a bit of a lazy gardener as well. There’s always next year, right?


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