We didn’t take any fancy beach vacation to a warm and sunny locale for Spring Break, and I have to admit, it was painful to see all the lovely pics from friends in my social media feeds. Instead, we are waiting for the time to be right, and saving our resources and vacation days for some big and big-ish trips in the near future. I can hardly wait.
For the past 20ish years, I’ve spent my Spring Break in D.C. with up to 250 middle schoolers. We got cancelled last year, just a matter of hours before boarding our flight, and obviously this year was a bust, too. It felt so strange not to be in D.C., and suprisingly, really sad too. I guess I didn’t quite realize what an integral part of my life it had become, especially now when I’m not sure what the future holds for the trip.
With a little extra time on our hands than usual, we did take a weekend getaway just a couple of hours from home. We booked a hotel in a sleepy little town on the banks of the Mississippi River. We strolled along the river, stopped at a couple of scenic overlooks, ate inside a restaurant for the first time in over a year, relaxed in our room with a lovely view, took a leisurely drive through the historic district of town and swooned over all the amazing houses that sit high up on a hill overlooking the river, and then stopped at some more antique shops on our way home. It was the perfect way to spend a couple of relaxing days together.
Happy Birthday to The House on Silverado! 🎉 🎂
This week was the second birthday of The House on Silverado! I had a post all planned to commemorate the day, and then life happened. My husband called from work and said they were taking him to the ER in a wheelchair (he works in the hospital). I dropped everything and jumped in the car. It turned out to be a kidney stone, and after about 6 hours in the ER, thankfully he was finally feeling well enough to be discharged to rest at home. 💕
Apparently, birthday posts for the blog are not meant to be, because last year, the first birthday slipped by before I even remembered, because we were all so caught up in the beginning of the pandemic.
So, with not much fanfare, Happy Birthday to The House on Silverado–the little blog that began as a wild idea, turned into a fun hobby, and now is growing into a money-making business. I’m excited to see what year 3 will bring.
In Case You Missed It…
This week I shared a sweet little Easter Dough Bowl Centerpiece that is so easy to put together. If you’re decorating for Easter, this makes a cute centerpiece for your Easter table, a coffee table, or your kitchen island. I also shared the recipe for these delicious, chewy, sweet and salty bars from The Great British Baking Show cookbook. They make a perfect snack, and would be great as an Easter dessert, too.
It’s Two-for-Tuesday at The House on Silverado this week, because I’m participating in two blog hops that both go live on Tuesday! Here’s a sneak peek…
Be sure to come back on Tuesday to see my latest contribution to the Pinterest Challenge, and also my post for the Spring/Easter Home Tour with several other bloggers! 🐰🌷🏡 🌸🐥
The Weekly Features!
Jadite Inspired Cupcake Stands | The Crowned Goat
I’m pretty sure my heart skipped a beat when I saw these beautiful Jadite green cupcake stands from CoCo! They are so simple, yet perfectly adorable. I need to make a trip to the dollar store for some candle sticks! These would be so cute on my Easter table this year.
Boho Farmhouse Spring Touches | Twelve O Eight Blog
Tanya shares so many pretty little corners of her lovely home in this post. Her blend of farmhouse and Boho is beautiful!
DIY Vintage Mail Cubby | Junk to Gems
You’d never know that this “vintage” mail cubby is a DIY project. It looks so authentic!
DIY Farmhouse Wagon Wheel Clock | Heritage Home Ec
This wagon wheel farmhouse clock is made from embroidery hoops. Such a clever idea!
All features have been pinned to the Sundays on Silverado Pinterest Board!
Time to link up! I can’t wait to see what y’all have been up to lately!
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44 thoughts on “Sundays on Silverado #33”
Hi Niky! Thanks for inviting me to join your party. I’m excited to link up this week with my birdhouse table decor. Happy Birthday to your blog! It’s hard when life happens and throws you off course. Glad your husband is okay, though. Cheers to a big 3rd blog-iversary celebration next year!
Running behind on everything this week, Niky, but I just wanted to say Happy Birthday! I’m excited you’re following your dreams and passions and I can’t wait to follow along to see what year 3 brings. I know it’s going to be amazing.
Thank you so much for featuring my jadeite inspired cakestands I really appreciate it. They were super easy to make and are fun to decorate with past the Easter holiday too. Thank you for hosting each week and giving us a fun place to hang out. Hugs and thank yous, CoCo
Thanks, Coco. You’re always so sweet. xoxo
PS i just ordered the cookbook and I have never watched the show. I hear it’s great! Thanks Niky! laura
hi Niky thank for the invite to your party!
Glad your husband is feeling better!
What a fun little break! I need to see how far these towns are from Denver. We need to get out ! laura
Hah! We ALL need a break, right? Im so glad you stopped by, Laura. I love seeing your wonderful designs and creations!
Thanks for inviting me over to the party. Thanks for hosting such a fun party. Lots of inspiration here for sure.
Glad your husband is better and Happy Blog Anniversary. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.
Thanks so much, Patrick. I appreciate you always stopping by. 🙂
We just had travel restrictions lifted in our state and I was just telling the family we should book something fun (but close!) to go to for our spring break. Sounds like you had a nice little getaway even it wasn’t what you were used to for spring. All these lovely getaways everyone has been posting look so inviting!
Thanks for the party Niky. I am glad your hubby is better. My son went through that at college last month and that was not fun to deal with long distance as a parent. Happy belated blog bday! Congrats. Have a great week. XO- MaryJo
Oh yuck, that does sound stressful to be worrying about your son for far away. Hope he’s doing better!
Glad to hear hubbie’s okay. Scary!
Thank you hosting each week! I appreciate the time it takes for you to do so and then to visit all the links to choose features for the following week……
Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
Niky, I am glad that you were able to get away for a weekend on the Mississippi. The photos are beautiful. Also, I am glad that your husband is able to rest and recover at home. Happy, Happy Blog Birthday to you!
Thanks so much, Shelbee! 🙂
Happy Spring and Happy 2nd Anniversary to The House On Silverado! You’ve come far in 2 years!
I’m glad your husband is recovering–kidney stones are so painful–best wishes to him! Thanks for hosting!
Thanks so much, Pat. 🙂 He’s doing much better.
Happy Birthday House! Glad your husband is ok. I know how incredibly painful that is. Your weekend getaway sounds absolutely perfect. It sounds like one we would like to take. I am sorry about D.C. I love that city especially when the cherry blossoms bloom. I hope your trip returns next year. Thanks for hosting Niky and have a wonderful weekend.
Thanks so much, Denise. Yes, the cherry blossoms in DC are the BEST!
Nicky, Happy Blogiversary! Glad your husband is better. Our year has been one of dealing with health issues for my husband, so I empathize with you. Thank you for hosting us.
Thanks so much, Sarah. Although I’m sorry to hear your hubs has been unwell. Wishing him, and you, the best. 🙂
Happy Blog Birthday! and here’s to many more blogging years to come.
Kidney stones are very painful, I and the hubs have birthed more than our fair share 🙁
Hopefully your husband passed his!
Yes, I’ve had ONE kidney stone several years ago, and hope to never experience it again. My hubs is on the mend now. 🙂
Thanks, Rachelle. 🙂
Oh Niky – I’m so glad your husband’s better – there’s nothing quite so scary as a call from the hospital. And Happy Anniversary! It’s a journey, isn’t it? 🙂 Thanks so much for hosting, and Happy Sunday!
Thanks so much, Barbara. He is doing much better now. Glad it was short-lived and nothing more serious.
You have an amazing blog and you should be very proud of yourself. You inpsire me.
Thanks so much, Renae. Your comment means a lot to me. 🙂
Happy anniversary for your lovely blog Niky! The pictures from your getaway look amazing, and thank you do much for the feature I really appreciate it!! Hugs, Tanya:)
Thanks so much, Tanya!
Happy Happy Blogavesary!!! Thanks for faithfully hosting this great Sunday party! Your get-away sounded lovely and relaxing and I really enjoyed that mail cubby feature! Hope your week is a blessed one!
Thank you, Julie!
Oh goodness, my hubby gets kidney stones quite often, not fun waiting on them to pass. Happy Blogiversary! Thanks so much for hosting! I’m linking up with OUTSTANDING BLOGGER AWARD – DELIGHTFUL REPAST and HAVE YOU EVER HAD COKE WITH PEANUTS?
Thanks so much, Dee. And I agree, hoping for NO MORE kidney stones. 🙁
Hi Niki That little town you went to for your break looks so lovely. Someplace I would like to go to. Small and not to crowded. I live in Nebraska could you tell me the name of the town if you don’t mind
The town we stayed in was Muscatine, Iowa. We stayed in The Merrill hotel. We dined in their restaurant and they also had a lovely old buildling right next door with a cute martini bar and coffee shop. I would recommend NOT going on a Sunday, as many things are closed in town.
We also stopped in Kalona, Iowa on our way to Muscatine, which is a cute little Amish town with many Amish bakeries, grocers and antique/craft shops. That’s where the church antique shop was. 🙂
Oh goodness you’ve been busy and I’m glad your husband is OK! That’s scary…especially these days. Thanks for hosting and Happy Sunday!
Happy anniversary! Thanks for hosting!
My coffee and I could sink our teeth into one of your nutty apricot blondies this morning. Yummy! Enjoy your downtime at home this year for spring break.
Thanks so much, Marie. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by. I always enjoy seeing the lovely creations you link up!
Hi Niky, Happy Blogaversary! Glad you were able to have a lovely little getaway~your Easter/Spring vignettes are adorable! Thanks for the party 🌷
Thanks so much for stopping by, Jenna!
Happy low-key anniversary! You are doing great!