Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Oh Spring Has Sprung!

What beautiful weather for the first day of Spring!  It was 70 degrees and sunny.  I opened all the windows,  cleaned the curtains and aired out the house.  Love the smell of fresh cleaned curtains hanging on an open window. Smells so good.  Sometimes it is just the simplest things that brighten up a day! Tomorrow I think I will start with some spring cleaning and clean the glass windows inside and out.  Thankfully not such a bad job since my windows fold in when I wash them.

I am also redoing my bedroom in a nice blue for the spring summer months.  I just got curtains and a new quilt for the bed.

I was inspired by this picture.  It just looks so country and cozy and summery...



Although my room has wood floors I just liked the blues and whites in this picture.  I ended up buying this quilt pictured below at overstock.com for $54.00  which includes the quilt and the two pillow shams.  I also got a white eyelet dust ruffle and white euro pillow shams to match as well. 
The quilt actually has blue gingham check going around the edge so I found a gingham pattern window valance and swags (picture below) color looks a little darker in the picture from what it really is.  It actually goes really nicely.  



Then I got the large runner for my dresser that matches the curtains and two place mats that I am going to use on my bedside tables.   Now all I am waiting for is my lampshades (pictured below) that I picked out that are on backorder but I should have by the end of the month. 


I can’t wait for it to all come together finally.  I think it will look really nice.  Love redoing things makes it feel fresh and new.  

I also bought a new gadget for the house.  I have always been one to use a mop but I had a friend tell me about the Shark Professional Steam Pocket Mop.  I have been using it now for the last 3 days and it works great.  The steam heats up in about 20 seconds and it is continuous.  It has 3 settings on it dust which is a light steam, then mop a little heavier and scrub which is the heaviest steam. It cleans the floors and sanitizes them and all without the heavy cleaner.  Just plain old water.  Great especially for me because of my asthma so there are no fumes.  It comes with 3 cotton micro-fiber pads that come right off and can be thrown in the wash to clean.  Did I say I love it!! 




So other than that,  today was a great day.  So beautiful out we actually barbecued for dinner and then relaxed and watched the new Muppet Movie with the kids.  It was really cute.

Heres hoping for another great day tomorrow!

Hugs!

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