Spring Cleaning

Spring is in full swing and here we are still working on spring cleaning projects. I wanted to give a rundown of what is happening here (I am a newbie DIY’er) in case you get inspired for your own project.

I find that there are three types of projects: mini, day, and big. Mini projects are small, done in no time things that you can do in the evening or on a Saturday morning, for example. Day projects take a bit more time and planning but stay motivated and you’ll be done by dinner. Big projects are those involving more steps and more planning. These will need time and energy to complete.

Mini Projects

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  • DIY rain barrel
  • Spruce up a room with new paint
  • Baskets made from newspaper

Big Projects

  • Vegetable garden
  • Curb appeal, yard maintenance
  • Deep cleaning the home

what projects are on your to-do list?


Have a great weekend, readers!

Spring Cleaning

Throwback, Summer Lovin’

Hold_Nothing_Back_by_teafunnyHalfway through spring which means summer will soon be here. Summer is my least favorite season; I am not sure why I dislike it so much. The only good thing about summer is going swimming and visiting the state fair–a yearly tradition.

My first concert was a state fair concert, some country music artist (I lived in Missouri after all). Most of the time I would check out the fair two or three times during the two weeks of the celebration. There wasn’t that much to see but it was something to do.Sugar__Sugar_by_teafunny

The other part of the fair that you always looked forward to was the food. The corn dogs made your mouth water. Sugar highs were common due to the funnel cakes and cotton candy. It was a good time to indulge.

I haven’t been to the fair in awhile. I hope to remedy that by visiting home during the summer when the fair is in full swing.

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The petting zoo, one of my favorite stops.
What is your favorite summer activity?
Throwback, Summer Lovin’

April Showers

Last night it rained (off and on today too), it was glorious.

I am one of those people that loves when it rains. My mood gets lighter and my nerves calm down. My head seems to clear as if the raindrops wash away all thoughts. I love a good rainy day.

Last night was a perfect night, as I crawled into bed I heard it. CRASH. A thunderstorm was on its way. Big fat raindrops fell onto the roof in a rhythmic nature lulling me to sleep. It is the best way to fall asleep.

Tonight I resort to my noise machine to recreate mother nature’s music. It won’t be the same.

April Showers

Day 79 of 2015

I have been updating daily for a total of 79 days so far. I didn’t think I had it in me to keep up with my blogging every day but thus far I am doing okay. *pats my back* Way to go, me.

Quick list of what’s up:

  • it snowed today and everyone FLIPPED out because it’s the first day of spring and we’re all tired of the cold
  • a friend of mine just had her baby yesterday, not all babies are cute :-/
  • I WILL finish one of my books this weekend, currently reading 4
  • and another goal for the weekend is to catch up on emails (sorry Busy, it will happen soon)
  • lastly, I hope everyone reading this has a great weekend
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Spring Clean

Only 2 more weeks until SPRING! I am ready. Today I started my spring cleaning. Does anyone else spring clean each year? Most of my time was spent in the living room moving furniture around to a new layout. Tomorrow will be my bedroom’s turn for a new arrangement and some purging of items.

Like most people on the East Coast hit by the latest winter storm I spent a few hours outside today clearing snow from all the surfaces. We had around 7 inches to clear. There is nicer weather in the forecast and I am so, so excited that I am already making plans for activities I will do outside in the next week.

14 days left of possible gross cold weather so I made a list of things to do when I am stuck inside.

  • diy projects (crafting)
  • baking
  • netflix
  • reading (my to-read pile is getting smaller)
  • cleaning
  • email, letters, and phone calls to friends
How do you chase away the winter blues?
Spring Clean