Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Welcoming Spring!


Yesterday, Spring officially rolled into New York City. Granted, it was only in the mid-40's and the wind was gusting, but the sun was shining and the prospect of the end of winter warmed me through and through. I was recently inspired by the fabulous furniture company Arhaus to post a Welcome Spring blog, so here I am-- with a couple of my favorite ways to ring in the spring!

-Flowers, flowers, flowers: It might still be grey and bleak outside, but nothing says "Warm weather is on the way!" like the fresh blooms of Spring. I love picking up bouquets of tulips and daffodils (especially the incredible smelling Narcissus!)

I swear the bright colors and sweet smells boost morale to get me through those last gloomy days before Spring kicks into full gear. You can also pick up potted bulbs of daffodils, amaryllis, hyacinth, and tulips at your local grocery store or hardware store; which are an even longer lasting way to bring a little Spring into your home.

-Clean the windows! I'm not kidding... I know Spring Cleaning is a thing, but if you're not ready to tackle the whole house (I am definitely not!), start by doing a thorough wipe down of your windows. You wouldn't believe the gunk and dust that has built up on your windows over the winter, and now that the sun is finally shining, clean windows will ensure that you absorb every drop of Vitamin D! I know it's a hassle, but it's totally worth it, I promise. (And take note: Now that the sun is shining, you're going to see every particle of dirt that's on those windows, so we'll know if you cleaned them or not!)

-Tackle Home Improvement Projects: I don't know about you, but during the winter, I go into a little bit of a productivity hibernation state. Piles pile up, projects get put to one side, and a lot of episodic television is consumed. There's nothing more liberating than shaking off that sleepy state of winter-- making a list of things that need to be tackled, rolling up your sleeves, and getting back to work!

Just saying... Arhaus is a perfect place to source everything you'll need to add a dose of freshness to your home this Spring.

Check out their incredible selection of lighting and throw pillows, for example, which are both cheap and cheerful ways to pump some life into your slumbering winter home.  ; )

In particular, I'm crushing on these two pendants-- which are now on my "to save up for" list. Love the semi-industrial style and that black finish would look aaahhhhh-mazing in our apartment in Williamsburg. 

Okay, now that we've talked about it, I'm feeling galvanized! It is definitely time for me to stop typing and start wiping, because my windows in Brooklyn are filthy! 

Happy Spring Everyone! I can't wait for all this snow to melt!


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