Sunday, April 10, 2011

{Spring has Sprung}

Happy Spring, Friends!

I know they're weeds.  But they are pretty to me, so I picked some and brought them in!

So, I wish that this blog had a scratch n' sniff right now.  My house smells like a never ending field of fresh flowers.  Delicious!! Has anyone ever tried Aromatique's house fragrances? They have potpourri, candles, room spray and diffusers galore! I love it and smell it all day long at work! The one I'm in L.O.V.E. with for Spring is called 'The Smell of Spring'....can't forget that...right?  I already had a Woodwick diffuser container that is really nice and didn't want to clutter up the home with another bottle.  I simply rinsed the Biscotti scent out and put the Smell of Spring scent in, with some new reeds! It's heaven, people!  It doesn't smell like an artificial flower scent either, not too sweet, just so FRESH!

Here is a picture of the bottle in case anyone is interested in purchasing.  I think it was around $12 or so.  BEWARE: You will become ADDICTED to this scent and may feel the need to buy in bulk.

Mr. Hubby and I have just been doing some major spring cleaning.  The nice weather, attic fan and open windows really motivates us to organize and clean.  The two cups of coffee this morning I'm sure played no part in my speed cleaning.  I get so much accomplished when I'm all hopped up on coffee, seriously.  We haven't done much project-wise in the past week.  Just spray painting the plantation shutters for the guest bedroom and we will need to do so for the office soon because they are both very visible in the front of our house and won't match each other.  Can you kind of begin to see how one project leads to another?

Here is some Spring cleaning that happened in this household.  We got down on some clutter! YEE HAW!

First up was the linen closet in the hallway. Hot. Mess.  This closet may or may not have been cleaned since I moved in after we got married.  It goes without saying that Mike has never cleaned it. I spray painted the three wooden shelves, in an effort to remove all this oak looking stuff! Good golly, it's hiding in places that we didn't even know it existed.  Partially because of all the junk on the shelves.

This is my nightmare...

What is behind this door?! It's clean and neat again!

It seems like whenever we need cold medicine all we have is Tylenol.  We can never find anything, that or it's been expired for two years.  Also, when I try to grab some medicine in the back I end up knocking over every other medicine on the shelf and normally don't pick it up ever so it just stays on the floor. Nice, huh? Would you want to live with me? I came up with a tactic:

Wait are those really tags? What in the world is she going to create with Target basket tags?

I cut the tags in half and spray painted them with chalkboard paint.  I then used my new chalk pen to write all the categories out.  We decided on 6 categories:  First Aid, Colds, Allergy, Aches, Kailey's and Other.  Yep, that pretty much covers all bases I think. 

How precious...and organized.

Who says you can't have greenery in your linen closet? It looks so pretty. 

...and then there are the little beach towels.  Who's ready for summer?? That beige striped one is awesome (it is folded over to slip right over your chair at the beach/pool) and huge!! A Christmas present from my mother-in-law, in a monogrammed beach bag of course!
Here's the boring upper shelf for all you Curious Georges!

the whole organized closet! WOOHOO!
We buy a few things in bulk at Sam's: Q-tips, toothpaste, soap, toilet paper and paper towels.  We never like to run out of any of these.  Can you blame us?  So we have started storing the extras in here in the linen closet.  It's worked out quite nicely :-)

Next up the coat closet.  Oh, major. hot. mess...This closet needs some TLC...BAD.  When I'm finished with one of my decorations, guess where I store it?  Yup, in the bottom of this closet. Does that make any sense? I think I just put it all there because I'm scared of going down to the sub-basement.  It's all cold and creepy and there was a spider down there at one time.  I don't like it.  Not my cup of tea.  The pictures for this one won't be as fun, so I probably won't post them unless you want to see a bunch of coats...

I also was able to finish the little 'His' and 'Hers' knobs.  They're pretty cute.  Not my favorite project.  They were kind of a pain to paint... Especially "His". Go figure right? I used a wooden skewer to paint the letters.  Random, I know.  I had to work with what I had.

I haven't sanded 'his' yet, but they look really cute!
That's all folks!

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