Around the House – Week Eight

Welcome To Around The House At My 100 Year Old Home. This Is New A Weekly Update I Share Every Saturday About What Is Going On At My 100 Year Old Home.

floral arrangement for my 100 year old home

Welcome Inside My 100 Year Old Home

I am not sure what happened to this week. We were at the beach for the holiday and I think losing that extra day has really affected me. I feel like I have been behind all week!

I finished a few projects that I cant wait to share next week. There is only a week left in February and then I am off to the Alt Summit in Palm Springs. I will be leading a Meet Up and presenting on … you guessed it … Instagram! I am really excited to head to Palm Springs for the conference.

My Tips on Instagram Stories 

For the past two weeks, I have been sharing tips and tricks for your iPhone, Google, and Instagram. The tips include things like how to add line breaks in your Instagram, how to know if an email you have received from Instagram is authentic, and how to define the timing of a google search (such as only search something that was posted online the past week, month, or year).

I save all of my tips on my Instagram highlights and you can find them here.

Here is an example of one of my tips.

I started out this week by sharing the Wine Cork Dartboard I made for our beach house. I wasn’t sure what you would think about this DIY because it’s a bit different. I was blown away by your response. Thank you!

wine cork dartboard at my 100 year old home

I am still getting comments and questions about the spring wreath I made from pinecones. Many of you can make this entire wreath with items you pick up in your yard. Thanks to all of you who have sent photos of the pine cone wreaths that you made. They all look fabulous!

best spring wreath DIY

I shared Seven Reasons You Need Fresh Flowers in Your Home and the response was amazing! One of my goals this year is to bring fresh flowers into our home more often. I love to arrange flowers and I love the beauty that fresh flowers bring in to our home. Somehow I ended up doing three blog posts this week about flowers in our home. Oops. I wasn’t really planning on that.

why you need fresh flowers in your home

What’s New in The Family Room

I shared a fun post for Easy Elegant Wednesdays that shows how I converted our coffee room to my flower arranging room. I have no idea why I thought I needed a coffee room in our home. Because it was a total waste of space. When you read my blog post you will see just how silly that was!

Flower Arranging Room at my 100 year old home

Around the House

I am so happy that I decided to arrange some gorgeous tulips in containers that I absolutely love … vintage crocks! I love arranging flowers in vessels that aren’t vases. In the past, I have arranged flowers using vintage battery jars, a french vintage champagne crate, and vintage cheese molds. This past week I shared how to use vintage crocks for your spring floral arrangements. I love these arrangements!

spring floral arrangement

I have a Friday series called “In the Kitchen with Leslie” and the amazing Chef Monique Chan was in my kitchen this week. She taught us how to make Kouign Amann. Kouign-amann is pronounced “queen a-mahn” and is from Brittany, France. The name comes from the Breton language words for cake (kouign) and butter (amann). The kouign-amann is part sticky bun and part sugared croissant, with layer after layer of buttery, flaky pastry on the inside. It has a caramelized and a slightly-burnt sugar on the outside.

Kouign-amann recipe

You can also watch a complete video showing how we made these Kouign Amann.

Kouign-amann recipe for four

Let’s See What My Friends Are Up To

My friend Karianne from Thistlewood shared a How to Decorate For Spring Using What you Already Have. This is such a great idea!

The Home Depot Blog shared a Family Friendly Backyard Makeover.

Liz Marie Blog found these Architectural Mirrored Salvage Doors and they are amazing.

our white kitchen

Looking Out the Front Door

Next week on the blog I will be sharing a new organizational solution for my craft room, our new dresser for the master bedroom, a spring paper project (which just might involve paper flowers), vintage chandeliers and some spring decorating ideas.

I am really enjoying celebrating Let’s Get Creative this month at My 100 Year Old Home this month. The theme for March is Remodel and Renovate. How exciting is that? Thanks for being here with me.

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  1. I was intrigued what a back over makeover was so clicked over. It is a Backyard makeover. Glad I looked, lots of interesting things to see.

  2. Leslie,
    Oh my goodness! Thank you for the iPhone favorite website tutorial!! I’m considered iPhone savvy but I didn’t know this one! I’ll be able to find all your blogs instantly!!

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