Monday, May 3, 2010

Easy Ideas for a Cheerful Home


{photo of my old Lemon Daddy Hydrangea}

One of my very favorite flowers is the lovely hydrangea. And when it's tipped in blue...my heart skips a beat!!

So today I'm going to find some pretty cut hydrangea to put in a vase in my home. A spot of beauty to bring a smile to my face and brighten my day!

And I know that my Girls and Husband love to see fresh flowers in the house, too. :) They enjoy coming home to a place that reflects peace and beauty.

Everyone can use a little cheery lift in their home. It just makes "Home" a more Welcoming, positive place to be!



There are lots of simple, quick ways to bring a bit of cheer to your home:

Greet family members at the door with a big hug and a smile!

Frame a recent picture that brings good memories.

Add a new Spring wreath to your front door.

Light a candle at the dinner table tonight!

Write a special note on a chalkboard.

Put a single flower in a vase in everyone's bedroom.

Make a favorite treat!

Keep a positive attitude (even when it's not easy!)

Play a fun game together.

Snuggle, laugh, and talk together!

Put out a colorful kitchen dishtowel.

Enjoy your blessings!



So, for today...

How will you make your home a more cheerful, positive, welcoming place to be?

Share your idea(s) with us in the comments!

18 comments:

melody-mae said...
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melody-mae said...

I think I will go outside and grab a few apple blossoms before they are all gone and pop them in a vase for my kitchen table!
Thanks for the post! Anyone can have a house but a home is what I want!

southerninspiration said...

Oh, I LOVE hydrangeas, too!!! So, so pretty!
Lovely ideas, Stacey!

Suzanne

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Melody-Mae,

Sounds lovely! My blossoms all blew off in our last thunderstorm. :(

And you're right on, having a HOME is what is important!!

Enjoy your pretty apple blossoms!
Blessings,
Stacey

Karol said...

Lovely ideas!

kim said...

I've been spring cleaning today since it is miserable outside. I still have some more today, but I love to have a fresh clean house for mys husband to come home to. He did actually tell me how much he appreciates me keeping the house clean after we were at a house not so clean.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love hydrangeas too! :) I like the purpley-blue ones. I really enjoyed this post...good little reminders. You should link this up to Richella's "Those Special Touches" party on Friday at Imparting Grace. :)

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

Lovely post! I've had a lot going on lately professionally that I'm bringing home to my guys :( For me, focusing on bringing home a cheerful attitude may just be the best thing I could do for our entire household!

Judy@cutest-little-things

Musings Of A Gem said...

I also love flowers...especially that duck egg blue shade! This weekend we did lots of baking together which is always fun : )

Gemma X

http://musings-of-a-gem.blogspot.com/

Stacey said...

I help make our home cheerful by having things in order, good food to eat, mostly clean :), and welcoming to all. We also have pets that we love very much.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

These are all great suggestions! :)

Shelia said...

Hi Stacey! Well, let's see...keeping my mouth shut sometimes is good! :)
I'm just kidding, these are great ideas. Thanks for sharing with us.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

myletterstoemily said...

fresh flowers from the garden
always cheer up a home. i have
to make myself cut them and
bring them in. not sure why i
hate to do it, but think i love
them so in the garden.

Tracey said...

Hi Stacey!! I finally made it over here :) What a lovely, lovely blog you have!!! It is so fresh and welcoming!

It was so nice to meet you last week...it was a fun night :)

Hugs ~

:) T

Crafty Niche said...

Oh my, that Hydrangea is absolutely beautiful! Question though, do deer really like to eat them? I am doing a small landscaping project and am thinking of planting some there.

Jackie said...

Cutting some daisies from my flower beds and bringing them into my kitcen along side a white ironstone bowl filled with granny smith apples! I love fresh flowers in the house but I feel the same way as "myletterstoemily" . I always hesitate before I cut because I want passerbys to enjoy them as well!

Stacey said...

Happy Mother's Day! And love the hydrangeas...

Living Life as a Mom said...

I love fresh flowers too! They really make a house a home. I love Spring to see all the flowers coming up. My tuplis are all gone for this year but my iris flowers are growing everyday. I also love your ideas for a cheerful home!