So Valentine’s Day is over…and I’m hoping you all had a wonderful holiday weekend spending time with those who are most special to you! And since today is President’s Day, hopefully you’re also able to extend your weekend with some extra hours of leisure! I spent the last few days not just celebrating Happy Hearts with my family, but scraping and painting our foyer and upstairs hallway…I’m sure you’re jealous, right? Seriously, I kind of enjoy home improvement projects…especially when my husband and I work together to fix things up and cross them off the never-ending list of things to-do! It reminds me of when we were first married and spent pretty much all of our free time rolling up our sleeves and sprucing up the spaces in the place we called home! And at the end of our day we’d find ourselves sitting on the drop cloth covered floor, dressed in tattered paint clothes, eating pizza with a glass of wine, and admiring the hard work we’d accomplished so far…those really were wonderful days! And I’m happy to say that our Valentine weekend was much the same with the exception of the meal…we devoured several rolls of sushi in place of the pie! And the other exception, we had cheerleaders this time…shockingly, the boys opted out of helping but were happy to give the occasional “thumbs up” at our progress! Anyway, enough of my sentimental chatter today…what really drove me to repaint was the fact that I’m truly wishing for some springtime! I’m ready for bright, I’m ready for cheerful, I’m ready for fresh. My foyer, while cozy, has been a dark, chocolaty brown for a LONG time…and I just needed a change! So today I thought I’d share a couple of my favorite things…which have NOTHING to do with the paint project but have the same effect! Some wonderful goodies to bring spring and summer to mind…until it actually gets here! OR you could go paint some walls…but picking up one or two of these treasures is much easier!
get inspired for spring!