Mar 30, 2015

Easter Eye Candy

Hi friends,

Hard to believe but Easter is around the corner. It's a great way to celebrate Spring and brighten things up around the house so we fully indulge in it.

Here at Casa Marshall, I've got a pretty arrangement of Forsythia to get us in the mood. These happy yellow spring flowers are the best way to welcome the season.


Pay no attention to my open cupboards, wow butter and wine bottles. Somehow real life snuck in ;)

I've also rounded up a few ideas from around the blogsphere. We may try some of these on Friday as the whole family is off and it would be fun to work on these with the kiddos.

I've always wanted to try making natural dyed eggs.


Or how about these fun guys?

And finally, this cake looks just heavenly:


I leave you today with this amusing spring tribute from the 70's:


They thought of everything! No detail was missed. Grass carpet and all.
Thanks for stopping by!

Mar 29, 2015

House Tour: Friend's stylish new home

Hi there,

Hope the weekend was good to you. It was a little chilly for my liking but I enjoyed the sunshine and for the most part it was fun and relaxing. I seriously can't wait to update our planters with spring flowers and leave the winter coat at home. It's getting close. I can feel it.

Today, I have some pics to share from my friend's new place. Full disclosure: we have a lot of the same things. That may be why I like her place so much. What can I say? Great minds think alike :)

She has been in this house for almost a year now and I am impressed with all the little details she's covered. She has made tremendous progress in a short time.

First up is the stylish entryway table. Love the colors. They are so on trend and fun.


Next, the dining room. I should have snapped these pics before we ate but I was so busy having fun that I didn't think to until we were leaving. Earlier, the table was set all pretty and we enjoyed a delicious meal of salmon, brussel sprouts and smashed potatoes. Yummers.


Finally, the living room. The light fixture sets the tone with it's easy, breezy beach look. I've been wanting one of these capiz shell pendants forever. The cool grey sofas and stripy accents give the room a welcoming, chic look.


So there you have it: A quick tour of my friend's stylish new place. I love finding inspiration at friend's places. I rushed home thinking what I wanted to do next with our place. The list is long but we will be starting some projects this spring and summer. Stay tuned.

I leave you today with this amusing item:
Thanks for stopping by!

Mar 27, 2015

Cloud Nine

Happy weekend everyone!

Wishing you all the best for the next two days of glorious weekend goodness. I've rounded up a collection of clouds as its that time of year when snow turns to rain and spring is in the air. I am so ready for Spring. Bring it on :)