Enter Spring!

Katherine Heigl - Front Entrance To Home

It has been a long cold, snowy winter in Utah this year. It was glorious, all that snow, during the holidays. A magical winter wonderland throughout January, and a skiers dream come true throughout March. Now that we’ve officially made it to May it’s become a bit of a drag! Yes we are still getting snow and when it’s not snow it’s rain and when it’s not rain it’s mud. I can not begin to tell you how excited I am for the weather to finally lighten up and bring with it the warm grass scented breezes of spring. In anticipation of those sunny days, that are surely on their way, I decided to take the Christmas wreath off my front door ( yeah I realize how late it is), pack up the plaid lap blanket and wintery throw pillows from the front porch chair; and do a bit of spring decorating. Maybe if I officially say adieu to winter the weather will follow suit! 

Yup, this was my front entrance till yesterday!
Yup, this was my front entrance till yesterday!

I hit up my local World Market and Michael’s for a few supplies and some decor items. I knew I wanted bright, fresh and spring inspired. I found the throw pillow first and decided to decorate around it. I loved the bright green palm leaf and that it reminded me of what I love most about the change of seasons. That fresh cut grass smell and the almost chartreuse color of the trees new buds. I found the lovely faux fern wreaths next and had a vision of decorating the front door with several wreaths instead of just the traditional one. I grabbed up a ceramic vase and a couple of ceramic lanterns that perfectly complimented my green theme. From Michael’s I picked up moss and a twig wreath for the DIY project I had in mind.

Spring green throw pillow from World Market.
Spring green throw pillow from World Market.
A twig wreath, a glue gun and some moss is all you need to make a cute moss wreath. Could not be easier!
A twig wreath, a glue gun and some moss is all you need to make a cute moss wreath. Could not be easier!
I love the hint of green inside these beautiful clay lanterns.
I love the hint of green inside these beautiful clay lanterns.
You can make the wreath as abundantly mossy as you like. I may even add a bird, or perhaps some butterflies.
You can make the wreath as abundantly mossy as you like. I may even add a bird, or perhaps some butterflies.
I love how real these faux fern wreaths look. Sometimes the faux versions can look too much like plastic to me.
I love how real these faux fern wreaths look. Sometimes the faux versions can look too much like plastic to me.

All that was left to do was the actual decorating. The only problem was that it would not stop snowing and as desperate as I am to usher in some spring weather I didn’t have it in me to spruce up the front entry while it stormed behind me! Finally this week the temperature rose a few degrees and the sun made an appearance, so I jumped right to it before it started to snow again!

Once I removed the remains of my Christmas decor and swept I started adding in my new purchases.
Once I removed the remains of my Christmas decor and swept I started adding in my new purchases.
I ended up not using the small clay pot I bought because I wanted the side table to have plenty of room to hold my coffee, or Rosé!
I ended up not using the small clay pot I bought because I wanted the side table to have plenty of room to hold my coffee, or Rosé!
I bought a couple of hanging ferns from my local grocery store. If I have time I might just spray paint the plastic pots white, though I don't mind the terra cotta color.
I bought a couple of hanging ferns from my local grocery store. If I have time I might just spray paint the plastic pots white, though I don't mind the terra cotta color.
I love how the three wreaths look together. I'd almost love to add a couple more...
I love how the three wreaths look together. I'd almost love to add a couple more...
I absolutely love how this corner turned out! I purchased the green side table from World Market last summer and it ended up being perfect here!
I absolutely love how this corner turned out! I purchased the green side table from World Market last summer and it ended up being perfect here!
The opposite corner was looking a bit bare so I grabbed the wicker ottoman that goes with the arm chair and threw a potted plant, a silly green garden gnome I've had since last year and my green hunter boots in front of it to create a spot for pulling those boots on and off.
The opposite corner was looking a bit bare so I grabbed the wicker ottoman that goes with the arm chair and threw a potted plant, a silly green garden gnome I've had since last year and my green hunter boots in front of it to create a spot for pulling those boots on and off.

Now I have a lovely little spot to sit and enjoy my coffee in the morning or my glass of wine in the evening, while the sun warms my face. At least until the next surprise snow storm!

Katherine Heigl - Front Entrance To Home
Katherine Heigl - Front Entrance To Home
Katherine Heigl - Front Entrance To Home
Katherine Heigl - Front Entrance To Home
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17 Comments

  • Mar

    You guys are too cute — love the gnome!

    May 6, 2017 at 6:50 pm Reply
  • Beth

    Hi there. I just love reading what you’re up to. All the snow you’ve had sounds perfect, I’m a real Autumn and winter kind of person but living in the UK I miss out on snow! Oh by the way, I just started knitting, love it but it’s not easy

    May 6, 2017 at 7:49 pm Reply
  • Marie C

    I love reading your blogs and all the great ideas you have. Thank you for the inspirations.

    May 6, 2017 at 11:36 pm Reply
  • Juliane

    I really enjoy reading your blog, thx for the awesome ideas! Greetings from Italy!

    May 7, 2017 at 8:31 am Reply
  • Michele

    Wow! Very creative. I especially love the boots by the green gnome with a seat to put on your boots! I definitely will “borrow” that from you! Hey, you just had a baby you’re allowed to be late taking down the wreath! xoxo

    May 7, 2017 at 10:31 am Reply
  • Autumn Neely

    Lovely doorway . My husband is normally the one that decorates the out side of the house but this year I may need to give it a go. Thank you for the ideas!

    May 7, 2017 at 11:59 am Reply
  • Sandra

    This looks gorgeous! I love reading about your decorating tips! You are also one of my favorite actresses 🙂

    May 7, 2017 at 12:16 pm Reply
  • jillian

    Three wreaths…great idea, and perfect on a larger door. Love your front door and every, very ranch-y.

    May 7, 2017 at 2:54 pm Reply
  • Nancy Hill

    What a great blog I hope Katherine will write a book at some point. I would certainly buy it.

    May 7, 2017 at 4:00 pm Reply
  • Rita Stojanovic

    Looks great! I love shopping at World Market. You can always find cute things there.
    Thank you for sharing your creative ideas!

    May 7, 2017 at 10:24 pm Reply
  • elizabeth

    i love it – i always think of doing things like this but here in australia we either have hot or cold, no in between… BUT in saying that i might just decorate anyway! thanks for the ideas.. you have powered me on to do something i always want to do but just don’t..

    May 7, 2017 at 10:53 pm Reply
  • Kristina

    It’s so smart, cozy corner! I’m in love with it! Your energetics, thoughts are very close to me. Thank you that you share it to us! P.S. Sorry for possible mistakes (english isn’t my first language)

    May 8, 2017 at 10:50 am Reply
  • Angela Agosto

    I love all the different shades of green you were able to use and all inspired by the one pillow! We all seem to be having surprising weather. Here in Texas we’re enjoying some pretty rare cool mornings & evenings for this time of year (so I’ve been enjoying my coffee & a glass of wine outdoors).

    May 9, 2017 at 5:13 am Reply
  • Tricia Hall

    Beautiful changes! Thank you for sharing your gifted ideas!

    May 10, 2017 at 4:28 pm Reply
  • Carole

    Gorgeous! I just took mine down too – don’t feel bad! Technically they were nature wreaths! Happy Mother’s Day!

    May 11, 2017 at 8:50 pm Reply
  • Natalie

    I love reading your blog! I get so excited when I get notified of a new post. You have also been my favorite actress, so when you started a blog, you can imagine my excitement lol. Thank you for being so real and sharing great ideas!

    May 17, 2017 at 3:29 pm Reply
  • Stephanie

    LOVE IT! The wreaths are my favorite and using more than one, great idea! Fabulous!

    May 21, 2017 at 12:31 am Reply
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