Tuesday Turn About #91 Simple Spring DIYs
The season is about to change, and this week we have Tuesday Turn About #91 Simple Spring DIYs.
Last week I shared some lovely Spring Updates that you might want to start on!
Just a quick update… the saga continues with my aging mom. My sister and I have been playing tag-team dealing with issues going on at her current assisted living home.
We are hoping that we will have her moved to the new place by early next week! We are looking forward to many improvements with her living space, let alone the care and amenities. Please be praying that she will adjust well, and that her strength will grow as she heals from the infection and surgery. THANK YOU!
TUESDAY TURN ABOUT #91 Simple Spring DIYs
Now, let’s start the party! This week, I have a few simple spring DIYs that might be right up your alley (they are deifinitely up my alley)! And remember…
How ’bout some quick tips, first?
Weekly Household Tip
I may have shared this tip before, but it bears repeating.
If you are a pillow cover collector (like me), one of the best tips I found is having a pillow cover ‘file’. Simply fold your pillow covers in a way that they will ‘stand-up’ in a drawer, and file them by color or season or whatever your heart’s desire! This system makes covers easy to find and it makes for a great space-saver!
Weekly Blogging Tip
Picking up where we left off last week, on the subject of ‘return on investment’. Where do YOU make your income from? Or, where do you WANT your income to come from? Is it Instagram… Facebook… or your blog?
For me, it’s my blog, which is good because I own it.
Next question… where does most of your blog traffic come from? Instagram? Facebook? Pinterest? Depending on where your traffic comes from, you may want to invest more time on that venue (or those venues). For me, Pinterest and organic are my two biggest traffic ‘drivers’. So, it’s best for me to put more energy and time into SEO (for organic traffic) and Pinterest. Share your thoughts on this in the comments!
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This Week’s Features:
Gorgeous “Marble” Cake Stand
Want to create this lovely ‘marble’ cake stand in just a few minutes? My friend Danielle from Faith and Farmhouse shows us how easy AND affordable her DIY cake stand is to make!
Cozy Spring DIY
Christine from DIY Dreamer is sharing this cozy fleece tie blanket! Hop on over and get the detailed tutorial and create the perfect blanket for the coming spring season. You may even want to make one for a bridal shower or wedding gift!
Unique Spring Wall Art
True, this DIY isn’t QUITE as simple as the first two features. However, Gail from Purple Hues and Me shares her tutorial that makes this lovely spring dogwood wall-art easy peasy to recreate! Isn’t is pretty?! Bet you can’t guess what it’s made of!
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Thanks for hosting Julie and thank you for the update on your mom! She’s in my prayers and I hope you can move her soon. I’ve been loving all your spring posts. So many great ideas. The velvet eggs are so precious! Have a wonderful week and thanks again!
Thanks, Denise… things are going well!
I’m so sorry to hear about your mom! I had to care for my dad for five years (he was young, but had Parkinson’s) and I know how hard it can be! Thank you so much for featuring my cake stand! These are all such pretty spring ideas!!!
You are so welcome, Danielle! It’s a lot to care for an ailing parent. I was my dad’s hospice caretaker (full-time). I’m thankful the Lord allowed me to have that experience with him, though it was hard.
Julie, I will definitely add your mom (and you & your sister) to my prayers. Thank you for hosting. And I know what Gails’ dogwood art is made of (my husband’s alma mater gave them to the gals a couple years ago at their annual Dogwood Festival). Her wall art is strikingly beautiful. I’ve set an early spring/Easter table and hope readers will join for a virtual seat at the table (#32). Happy St Patrick’s Day and Spring!
Thank you for the prayers, Rita. I have never seen anything like the dogwood art. Crazy that you actually knew! Hugs, my friend!
So many beautiful projects! Thanks for hosting each week!
Thanks for joining us, Shelley! Always love your posts!
Thanks for the party Julie. Good luck with your mom- sounds like you’re moving in the right direction. And thanks for the tips- always so good. XO- MaryJo
Thanks, MaryJo… just realizing I missed replying to my comments last week! Crazy! LOL!
Thank you for the party!
Of course… and thanks for joining us!
I remember all too well the struggles with long-term care facilities. It is so stressful for everyone. My heart goes out to you all. Re: blog traffic, mine is organic and Pinterest too and I’ve been diligently updating old posts with SEO. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Julie!
Thanks, Marie… and thanks for commenting on the tip! I need to work on keywording old posts!
I thinking of you Julie, and sending good energy your way! I hope your mom gets settled and is happy, and you and your sister can relax! GREAT tip about the pillow covers – what a fabulous idea! And like you, my blog is my biggest focus. Thanks so much for all your helpful advice, and for hosting each week. This is a great place to be!
Oh my goodness… I’m just realizing that I didn’t reply to my comments from last week’s party! Ahhhh! Things are going well! Thank you, Barbara!
Thank you so much for featuring my dogwood project this week, Julie! My thoughts and prayers for your mom, you, and your sister for a good outcome with the next care facility. We had my mil at an assisted living facility for nearly ten years while she suffered with Alzheimer’s and we were lucky and thankful for her treatment there. Take care and don’t forget to relax!
Thanks, Gail… 10 years! That is a long time! So far, we are very pleased with the care. Mom will be out of quarantine on Monday and will be able to start socializing, which will be good!
Hi Julie, Love your features and really love your velvet Easter eggs! I’m sorry you are going through such a hard time with your mom. I have been struggling, taking care of my mother-in-law who had a stroke over a year and it is difficult, to say the least. There are times I just have to take care of her needs and everything else has to wait. Your mom is in my prayers (as you and your sister are too). Wishing you a Happy St. Patty’s Day!
Oh, thank you so much, Tiffany… for the kinds words, encouragement and prayers. Hugs, and I’ll pray for you, as well!
Julie, it must be stressful having to deal with all the details on your mom’s care. But in the end, having her in a better facility, will be so worth the time you and your sis are going through. I will keep her in my prayers for healing, strength, and adjustment in the new home!
My traffic comes from Pinterest, and organic SEO. I just purchased a monthly system called Rank IQ, to help with keyword search. It’s too early to know how well it will work in ranking my posts higher in google search, but it has helped me with keywords and writing up a better post.
I need to look into that Rank IQ. Sounds interesting! Thank you for the kind words, too! 😉
Hope your mom gets settled in a nice, new place soon. Thanks for hosting each week and providing a place to share our ideas and find inspiration.
Of course, Marie… so glad you join us. Mom is doing quite well in the new place! We’ve been able to spend time with her the last few days to help her acclimate, but that is coming to an end for the next couple days. I’m looking forward to Monday, when she is out of ‘quarantine’ (which really makes no sense, but there you go).