I am very big into family, and I have a big family as well. 5 brothers and sisters (I'm the 5th of 6). 14 nieces and nephews (R Russell Patrick II joined us 10/13/13). 5 great-nephews & 6 great-nieces (Brooklyn Grace joined us 10/2/13). And no, with that many family members, I do not keep up with birthdays very well. Not well at ALL! Even with a master list on my fridge.
I'm also married. My husband and I got married here in San Antonio at the historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel downtown. And we are the proud parents of a 12 year old Alaskan Husky named Moo and three 1 year old kittens: Wicket, Willow, and Winter.
Like all Texas moms, I made my kid pose in the bluebonnets.
We have the most beautiful Spring seasons here in San Antonio. So bring it inside your home to celebrate!
Supermarket flower power. Flowers from the grocery store are an easy and inexpensive way to bring a fresh dose of spring indoors. Divide a large bouquet into several small vases to brighten every room in the house. Or group several flowers in different shades of the same color to create one bold arrangement. For the freshest flowers, ask a clerk when they receive deliveries and shop on that day. Look for flowers with firm stems and slightly opened buds, and avoid ones with slimy stems, discolored leaves and wilting petals.
Springtime is for the birds. Nothing ushers in the start of spring quite like the sound of birds chirping. To enjoy the sights and sounds of spring inside your home, hang a bird feeder outside the window of a room where you spend most of your time.
Pops of color. There’s no better way to transform your home for spring than by adding pops of fresh color. Even simple things like adding throw pillows in a modern green print or an area rug in a colorful floral pattern can make a big impact. Or, go all out and paint an accent wall in a cheerful yellow or luscious green.
Learn other ways to celebrate Spring here.