Happy 1st day of Spring! Yay, it's officially here!!
So I thought for my 5 on Friday I would share the ways I'm preparing for Spring. It's so nice to have it really showing up this year too. The past couple of years have been cold and snowy around here this time of year (I feel your pain out East friends!). But this year we seem to be right on track. As I type this I can hear some geese flying over. They're BACK!! And they're starting to look for an open spot on our bay. The ends have opened up a little, but not quite fully open yet. Hopefully soon. Anyway, here's my 5:
I've been getting out the Spring furniture and accessories! I know I talked about the fact that we have our deck furniture and grill out now in the back. In the front of our house, though, I have this old bench (need to get a new one or swing this year!), and I recently got some nice springy bright cushions for it. I've left out my lanterns from the holidays as I like that they're on a timer and still light up at night.
Next, in relation to the accessories I'm getting ready for some gardening!! I've been pulling out my watering cans, tools, and pots from our little shed in the back of our house. I can't wait to be able to pick up some annuals to plant in my pots! I'm also narrowing down which garden table I think I'm going to get this Spring. I'm so excited that I'm actually going to have a little veggie garden this year!!! I can't wait!
Third on my list is some new Spring bedding. Our winter one is too heavy and I needed a new Spring bedspread this year. I recently found this one and haven't put it on the bed yet, but soon! Our room is a warm neutral kind of slate gray color with cream woodwork. Our furniture is all warm brown tones(the bedspread is leaning against the headboard of our sleigh style bed). So I love that this bedspread is a pretty cream color (still has that warmth) but with beautiful flowers embroidered all over it. I also have extra pillows when I make up the bed that have some embroidery, but in pretty colors. To me it's the best of masculine and feminine feel together for a master bedroom.
Next, I've been researching Spring recipes! Not only on my pinterest, but also in my cookbooks. This is a gooseberry patch one a dear friend gave me as a gift. Hi and shout out to Ker! It's a hardcover one with beautiful photos and wonderful seasonal recipes. I have several other softcover gooseberry patch ones too. I have a collection of all kinds of cookbooks and I read them over each season like a great novel! Lol Look at that pineapple upside down cake. Mmmmm. And a recipe for deviled eggs. I always make some of those at Easter and I have pretty flower shaped trays where the egg halves sit in the petals.
And finally, I'm getting my organization mojo in high gear! My little office/craft room has become a cluttered nightmare. I've been kind of throwing everything in there lately and it's getting more difficult to find anything. So I recently went and found some cute storage options: baskets, boxes, and caddies to get things better organized and functional! It's one of my favorite places to hang out, but when it becomes too cluttered it's hard to focus!! It will take some work but will be well worth it to have my fun space back.
So that's how I'm getting ready...how are you getting ready for Spring?