It’s finally Spring time, and if you are like me, you are SICK and TIRED of Winter this year. Let’s hope that this year never repeats itself in history and just let it go. If it makes you feel better, you can sing the song from Frozen at the top of your lungs {don’t knock it ‘til you try it}.

With Springtime, comes sprucing up your home and you can’t forget Spring cleaning {dun, dun, dun}.

It helps when you have a cleaning solution that smells good. It smells like lemons, but not just the yucky cleaner smell of lemons; it smells good!


My ten year old daughter helped me clean the molding and walls this year, and believe me, that does not happen often enough around here. My baseboards especially get forgotten.

spring cleaning

Plus, who can resist a little Febreze while you are trying to freshen up the space.



After the Spring Cleaning is complete, I always spruce up the place too. For some reason, Spring inspires me out of my Winter funk each year. It helps when my house actually feels like Spring, and to help spread that Springy feeling, I incorporate as many plants and flowers as possible to my decor. The trick for me is to keep them alive {just keepin’ it real}.

This describes me more that I wish to admit:

house plants e card


But it doesn’t stop me from trying though. I love plants. I have quite a green thumb. Today I’ll show you a quick, easy, and inexpensive project to help display plants inside your home.


For this project, all you need is:

One 1×10 Pine Board

Stain in the color of your choice

A Jigsaw

A large bowl

A sharpie

Sisal Rope

A drill and a drill bit the size of your sisal rope.

Small Level

Hanging hardware {specifically for ceilings}

Step 1: Use your bowl and trace a circle with a sharpie. {We are hard core around here, as you can see by our intense process}.


Step 2: Cut the circle with a jigsaw. In case you are wondering, no, my husband did not do this, I did.


Step 3: Stain your wood with the stain of your choice. I love Java Gel Stain, but you can use whatever stain you want. Heck, it would even be awesome unstained and just with a clear coat.


Step 4: After you have stained your wood, drill three holes around the outside of your circle.

drill holes in the wood

Step 5: Thread the sisal rope through the holes and tie knots on each side.


Step 6: Level and hang your planters with your hardware.


They turned out super cute, and the project only took about an hour to complete.


Here is a picture of our room before:


And here is is after some rearranging and changes.


It’s colorful and fun, and it makes me happy! That’s the point in all this, right!?!?


Spruce up your house for Spring too, you know you want to! Heck, I’ll even help you do so with a giveaway!

What will you win?

·      $100 The Home Depot gift card

·      Bounty

·      Mr. Clean Magic Erasers

·      Febreze

·      Gain Flings


All you need to do to enter is visit: and then come back and validate your entry with a blog post comment. {You also need to confirm that comment in the rafflecopter}. Tell me which project you like the best!
a Rafflecopter giveaway


This post is sponsored by P&G. All opinions are $100 my own.



  1. Karen Jerread says

    All great ideas but there were actually two that really caught my eye as doable and fitting for me. Loved the laundry room from dark to light and bright and also the candle holders to painted planters. Love the blog and thanks for the great give away.

  2. Tara Polk says

    Love Love the Old Chest gets cleaned up and dressed up. Love seeing functional furniture with a pop of color. I also like the Patio Made perfect. (I don’t have a patio, but I have a big porch and I have a hard time decorating it. ) Great ideas.

  3. says

    I LOVE the hanging flowers–it’s too bad my kitten would prevent them from functioning properly. I don’t want to come home to dirt all over my carpet every day. :)

    I really like the chalk board lockers in the laundry room makeover too. The only thing I would change is using chalkboard markers instead of regular chalk–you need to use water to get it off, so it wouldn’t smear and get all over any coats or backpacks hanging around it!

  4. Sharla van Neck says

    Ugh! My pantry needs an overhaul. This was an inspiring post to get me motivated to do it! And I never thought of painting the back walls. What a huge difference this made in Emily’s pantry! I’ll have to try that!

  5. Aida says

    Make Your House Numbers Stand Out in the Neighborhood is my project of choice. Definitely need to get on that one.

  6. Kristen says

    Oh man I love them all…with your flowers and your entryway and then the house numbers and the mud room…so many inspiring ideas!

  7. Tez says

    I can’t even believe people are still using febreeze knowing how toxic that stuff is to people and pets!! Nasty. It’s not even thrifty to buy it as opposed to make it. I have been a reader for quite some time but there is not much that is actually thrifty being featured here.

  8. says

    So many neat ideas on the Home Depot! I really like the “Make Your House Numbers Stand Out” idea! Definitely something that I plan on doing this summer with the hubs!

  9. Miranda M says

    I LOOOOOVE Spring Cleaning because I love a clean house and I love the smell of cleaning products. Mmm don’t mind me while I wander off into my happy place. But I love the idea of fresh flowers – bringing spring inside. Thanks for the ideas!!

  10. Mackenzie says

    I love the Patio for the Family! We desperately need to fix up our porch/patio because we live outside in the Spring and the Summer!

  11. Patty L says

    I love your entry way design, but I don’t have an entry way, so I’m thinking I could start with the candle holder turned planter! :) I love your creativity–do you do housecalls? :)

  12. says

    I love the new look of the room. If feels so much more open and fresh. I agree, spring cleaning really helps me to get in the mood for house projects!

  13. Jenni says

    I LOVE these plant hangers. I’ve been looking to add some greenery to my kitchen/breakfast nook area and this might be the perfect solution! I also love the candleholder to planter project! Super cute! The Mud Room Makeover is amazing too! Love those colors!

  14. says

    Nice touch of spring! Love the DIY tutorial you shared!
    However, not sure I’d be too comfortable with a jigsaw, any tips for beginners that have never used one?

  15. says

    Hmm… I was all interested in the Swiffer Sweep & Trap when you mentioned it above, but I when I went over to the Swiffer site to check it out, I saw that it has HORRIBLE reviews. Any chance you could do a video review of it? The most common complaints were that it doesn’t pick up stuff, just pushes it into a pile, and also that it only works in one direction (forward). Has that been your experience? Thanks!! :)

    • Brooke says

      The more I use it the more I realize that sometimes it doesn’t pick up larger items. And yes, it only works in one direction. I’m going to adjust the post. Thanks for the reminder. I wrote the post about a month ago, and I have since gotten a different opinion. :)

  16. Brandi says

    I love the idea of switching pillows and accent colors with the seasons! You always have fun tips and ideas. Hurray, for spring cleaning!

  17. JoAnn says

    Cute plant hangers, I would for sure kill the plants. But I do have a dresser that needs to be painted, love the cute ones on Home Depots site.

  18. Robin says

    I love the pantry spruce up, I have a large walk in closet that I turned into a pantry a few years ago and it definitely needs a spruce up and better organization.

  19. Ashley Hutten says

    Loved the home office! The best part was the black and white wall. I also think the crate bookcases are cute.

  20. Lynn B says

    Wow! I feel like I totally just watched a commercial instead of reading a blog post. Not cool! Totally turns me off! If you are gonna have a give away…have one, but it just seems classless to be paid to promote a product on a blog like this….IMHO, of course!

  21. Darla Bunyan says

    I LOVE the plant hangers, that is my fave! I will be making those immediately! Thanks so much for the chance!

  22. Natalie S says

    They are all just so wonderful! Wish I could be more of a DIY person ha ha Especially love the colorful laundry room makeover and the home office makeover!

  23. Cody says

    Your home is so clean looking and you make it look easy. I am packing my bags and am coming to live at your house lol. I found the mirror surrounded by the cluster of dowel rods intriguing <3.

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