Welcome, Scoop friends!   Do you have projects and decorating you need to do before summer? I have a list! I want to thank all of our contributors for giving me tons of ideas and lots of inspiration to add to that list. One of my very first things I’m going to do is some furniture painting! And I got the idea for a dresser I can’t wait to work on was from an entry in last week’s Scoop! LOVE it!
What will inspire you this week?

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You can listen to today’s episode of DECORATING TIPS AND TRICKS below:  



We are 

Yvonne from StoneGable
and Suzy from Worthing Court Our host this week is Debbie at Confessions of a Plate Addict

Hi everyone and welcome back to The Scoop! I hope you are enjoying some wonderful spring weather! I’ve finally potted the flowers for my patio and I’m ready to enjoy some time out there before it gets too hot! I think May is my favorite month for “patio sitting!”
And with Mother’s Day only a few weeks away, it’s time to get your craft on if you plan to give a handmade gift to the special Mom in your life! To help you out, I am sharing my EASY HANDMADE GIFT IDEAS FOR MOTHER’S DAY. You’ll find a little bit of everything from tea towels and unusual table runners to hand-painted baskets and flower pots. And just in case you’re looking for even more ideas, check out MORE HANDMADE GIFT IDEAS FOR MOTHER’S DAY. And, as always, my projects are fun and easy to make!

Here’s what your hosts are sharing this week!

Here are just a few of the things that caught my eye last week!

Aren’t these EGG SHELL SUCCULENTS as cute as can be? They’re from Maria at Tinselbox. Check out how pretty they look lined up on her window sill!

Meg from Hello Farmhouse shared her FAVORITE PICKS FOR A FARMHOUSE FLOWER GARDEN. Lovely! I see some of my favorites on her list, too!

Lisa from Feathering My Empty Nest takes us on a SPRING TOUR OF HER HOME. Beautiful! Love the pops of yellow she has sprinkled about!

Susan at Culinary Envy shared her MARBLED CHOCOLATE-COVERED STRAWBERRIES…so pretty and easy to make, too! 

Karianne at Thistlewood Farms showed us HOW TO PAINT A FLOOR CLOTH FOR UNDER $25. Brilliant!

And now…I can’t wait to see what you have to share, so let’s get started!


  1. So many wonderful ideas. I am always inspired when I read your posts. Thanks for hosting and sharing. Enjoy your day.

  2. Such inspiration! Thanks for hosting…..pinned a few new recipes and saw some decorating ideas that I can use!

  3. Thanks for hosting all these wonderful ideas. My next painting project is going to be my kitchen table. I am still looking at ideas and inspiration.

  4. I love your suggestions for Mother’s Day gifts, handmade! I’m going to give it a try! Thanks Yvonne!

  5. Nothing compares to the fragrance of lilacs wafting through our kitchen window. Makes winter doable knowing this is ahead!

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