Happy Hump Day!

It’s Spring, and even though it may not feel like these days, it’s right around the corner. One thing that Is important is getting your home ready for Spring. You will be opening your windows, and hopefully planting lots of gorgeous flowers. I love the feeling of Spring. The windows open in the morning with the sound of the birds chirping. It juts sets up your morning just perfectly. I do many things to get my home ready, and I want to share with you some great tips on getting your home ready for Spring .

-Clear out old foliage from the flower beds. Get rid of the old and bring the new in. No one wants to see the old , dead foliage. You have to make that space organized and getting everything ready to start growing and looking plush again. I try to replace certain plants each year just for a change of scenery. I like adding pops of color.

-De clutter your home. Start with your closets. Do a closet purge and get rid of anything that you haven’t worn in the last year, or go through twice and see if you really want to keep it. There are many ways to donate your belongings, or give to people in need. That always makes you feel good. There are also great consignment shops that will sell your items and give you the majority of the sale. move to all the places in your home that tend to clutter easily, such as the pantry. Organize your pantry and get rid of all the boxes. Replace them with nice glass jars with cute labels on them. Believe me, it looks so much nicer. Once those are done, hit up every cabinet and just throw stuff out that is old or you no longer use. There is a huge lift that feels so great when your organized. Pexels

-Get your carpets professionally cleaned. All winter people have been walking on your carpets and floors. Start the Spring off right by getting them freshened up, including your rugs.

-Check and replace your air conditioning filters. I’m sure that most aren’t the cleanest when Spring comes around. Make sure those are new and replaced. Everything works more efficiently.

-Clean your curtains, baseboards, and mattresses. This will get rid of all the dust that has accumulated, and be freshened up. Dust accumulates very easy, so getting these clean will reduce the amount of dust.

-Lastly, you cant get ready for spring without a nice vase of fresh flowers to add some happiness to your day! Arrange a nice vase with a mixture of fresh , gorgeous flowers.

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It’s such an amazing feeling to wake up finally to some great weather, and see nature around us blooming again. The buds on the trees, the birds chirping, and sun shining is always lovely.

I’m the first to admit, I do not like the cold. I do like the 4 seasons, but as I get older, I am not a fan of the cold , unless I’m skiing, or its Christmas time. Other than that, that’s it for me. I wil not live in the Midwest 5 monthes out of the year once my kids are grown, which is right around the corner.

The winter can bog us down, and can zap our energy if we aren’t on top of our game. It’s so important to keep your exercising up, staying healthy in the winter months also, but I know for some of you, that can be hard. Well since spring is here, there are some great rituals that you can start, to get you into the vibe of spring.

clean your home- do away with any and all chemical laden products. Stick to all natural products , and change everything. I recently went out and bought all new pillows for all the bedrooms, as well as new sheets. I know it’s crazy , but you need to change your pillows every 6 months. Dust mites live everywhere , and can cause horrible allergens. Try to stick to all green products. It’s best for your health , and your home. 

-get into nature- now is the time to take walks, ride bikes, and get out into nature. Go on a walk on a trail you have never tried, or grab a friend and go for a long walk. It’s not only good for your body, but great for your mind. 

 -buy some flowers- this is my biggest splurge I would say. I do buy fresh flowers weekly. I do love the smell, look and the fact they are alive and beautiful inside my house. It makes everything much more vibrant. 

-stay away from any and all negativity. I know I’ve said this so many times before, but you DO NOT need any of it in your life. Those people and or things are a drag. Stay around people who make you laugh and you enjoy to be around. Nothing is more fun in life than being around great people who love to have just as much fun as you do. 

Always remember to live everyday like its your last, and try new things all the time. It makes you more youthful at heart! 

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