I’ve got a bad case of Spring fever…do you?
I was romanced by a single 65-degree sunny glimpse of Spring last week, I think it was Wednesday, and I’m already mentally prepping my window box and deciding how I should springify my space… (springify, word of the day. Don’t ya just love my holly-words. I swear, I speak a whole new English sometimes.) Springing up your home is easily accomplished on a budget, from simply swapping out throw pillows and exchanging current drapes for sheers or bamboo roll shades, to locating must-have home accessories with a ‘springy’ vibe. Exchange felt and flannel for linens, cottons, and bright bold hues or cool pastels. For the ultimate home, you must engage in a little elbow grease. Don’t ever forsake the gathering together of your mop and method products. You can’t even begin to think Spring without a thorough scrubbing down of your entire space, along with reorganizing closets and drawers. Better get started, packrat. I’m willing to bet you have about two months worth of magazines stacked next to your bed. Personally, from my attic to my coat closet, I’m ready to take it all on! Prepping for spring is an exciting time of year for me, which sounds so Martha Stewart, but it’s true. I’m excited to prepare my space so I can soon open the windows, invite friends, and fill my space with fresh daffodils, plump tulips, and the sounds of birds-a-singin’.
First stop for me, Target. That’s where I’ll shop for cleaning supplies and such. After I’ve removed the dust bunnies (or dust monsters, depending on how often you clean), I’ll then head back to Target for home accessories. I’ll beeline my way over to their mini fresh plant section for some foliage, and then, I’ll definitely scoop up some inexpensive ceramic vases. They have some lovely ones this season, too. All eyes on the Panek Tobin vases, I’m craving these! Aren’t they positively fresh? For $17.99, I imagine them on my living room windowsill or on my desk.
I know I sound like your mother, but If you’ve got spring fever like I do, get a jump start on your spring cleaning while the weather is still painful. Then, on the next 65-degree day, you can play outdoors vs. cleaning your space.
I’d much rather spend beautiful spring days shopping in the city for fresh finds and people watching while dining al fresco.
Here are some of my fresh finds from the Target ceramic vase collection. You can browse their website for these vases by clicking here.
1.23.06 COMMENT: Readers, Brent just wrote in to say that the global home stuff at Target is 75% off in Minneapolis, which means it should be that way around the country by the weekend. YEAH!