I’m feeling a little nostalgic today.  If you know me well you know that I’m usually in a nostalgic mood so this wouldn’t surprise you much, however, todays nostalgic focus is on my very first post.  It’s dated March 15, 2010 and titled “Easy Ways to Spring Up Your Space”.  I made my grand entrance into the blog world on a site I also write for called “Today’s Modern Family” thanks to Kela (Thanks, Kela!).   It’s so funny to look back at it.  I hadn’t even started Color Vision: The Blog yet! That would be about a month and change later…

Check it out below.

This Winter was super harsh on my welcome mat.  I need to take my own advice!


Ahh Spring is in the air…or at least upon us so says the calendar.  Either way it’s time to finally take down the holiday wreath and pack away the holiday greeting cards.  Sure there still may be some snow on the ground, but without a doubt we’re rounding the bend and headed for Spring!

Not sure how to change gears?  Not to worry.  Here are a few easy ways to Spring Up your space:


New welcome mat; new beginning

Your current welcome mat probably at this point isn’t making anyone feel too welcome.  If you’ve endured the brutal winter this season it’s probably safe to say that your welcome mat has too.  Switch it out for a new, fresh one.  Have fun with it.  Try one that reflects the ushering in of the new season.  Check these out at Cost Plus World Market.

New bathroom mat/shower curtain; new look

Changing these two things can change the entire look of your bathroom. Try it and see!  If you’re anything like me when you find something you like you tend to hang on to it, but take a look around this season at some of the latest designs.  You’re sure to find something that matches your taste and budget.  Take a look at Bed Bath & Beyond to get some ideas.

Add color; add style

Change up the pillows on your couch and bed.  Think bright colors like oranges and greens or more muted tones like pastel blues, purples and yellows depending upon your color scheme (3 should do the trick).  It’s a subtle change that can make a big difference in freshening up your space. Check out CB2 this season for some fresh and modern ideas.

Add flowers; add life

What better way to signal that Spring is here than with flowers.  The most common areas such as the dining room and kitchen table are obvious, but don’t forget the bathroom counter and your home office too.  Try calla lilies and tulips, Spring favorites.

In addition, for you expecting mommies out there that have more to consider than just the common areas in your home; here’s a helpful site to assist in preparing your baby’s room this Spring.  Think “green” and not just pink and blue as you welcome your new little addition.  Click here for some great ideas.

Need ideas on how to style your baby’s room?


These days, you can find very hip and stylish bedding and accessories.  The pinks and blues are old staples that will always be available, but don’t be afraid to get a little creative with your baby’s room.  Baby accessories have come a long way.  If you don’t see what you like in the various retailers, check online to broaden your options.  Visit babysinstyle.com for some creative ideas.

Whether you’re sprucing up your space with a few of the ideas above or preparing a new room for baby, have fun with it.  Develop your own personal decorating style and search for what you really want.  With store front retailers and the internet there’s no need to settle for home decor that you don’t love. Remember, this is your home; your haven.  Love it!

Bonus Tip: Have a favorite holiday greeting card that includes a picture of your family or friends?  Cut around the picture and frame it.  That way you can enjoy it all year long!

Happy Spring!