Happy spring!!! Can you believe it…it’s the last weekend of March and then it’s April Showers bring May Flowers. I think I read that as I am writing this it is snowing at home!
Spring definitely has a different meaning depending on where you are.
If you are north, your version of spring is probably warmer weather, spring buds, more wildlife….squirrels darting across the lawn and mama birds busy making new nests for their young. Hopefully the little fox family survived another winter at my Corner House. Spring means trips to the nursery stores and maybe cleaning the garage too! Ok…so for the latter maybe hire someone…but the rest sounds delightful!
For me spring means getting ready to go home….not quite pack up and leave….but I start to consider what’s in the pantry that needs to be used, clothes that can be donated, organizing drawers and cupboards so that everything is in its place when I come back in the fall. A few years ago I wrote this blog POST about closing your winter home for the summer season. It is a comprehensive list from the ‘experts’. A very boring read for my northern friends. 🙂
To all of us I think Springs means Easter, Mother’s Day and maybe spending happy times with family, fresh air, windows open and longs walks….oh, and muddy paws…eeesh. There is no mud in Florida. I love that!
I’ve been adding some spring/Easter touches to my front porch -easy easy- these could be made to keep inside your house too for my northern friends.
I picked up a small flat of flowers from a local store. I have a couple of containers in my garage that I rummaged through for some decorative pieces. For planters I used some containers and baskets that I already owned. I think most of these decor items came from the dollar store and Hobby Lobby. Cheap! Cheap!
Loving the colour of these flowers! It’s cute a night with candle on.
I love this ceramic container. I bought it from Lauren Haskell Designs Lo Home
She makes some lovely pieces. I have purchased some of her ginger jars for the Corner House. HERE
I bought a couple of these Hyacinth vases at Fresh Market. They definitely make your house smell spring time fresh!!
Tank, Steve and I go on a bunny hunt every night. We were out on a hunt one evening when a lady stopped us and asked what we were doing. Without giving it much thought we said “we are hunting bunnies” Well…..the look of horror on the poor lady’s face!!! We recovered quickly to say that we don’t hunt to kill…only to count them. She was quite relieved and we had a bit of a chuckle over it. Our bunny hunts are usually Steve against me and Tank. I swear when Tank sees one…he stops, then he slinks down like he’s going to catch a monster until we make a big deal about it….”good boy Tank, what a good boy!!!” Then Tank straightens up and I swear to you….he looks at Steve as if to say “another bunny for me pal” and he walks away with his head held high and a pep in his step. I am not kidding…this is what our nightly entertainment has come to….that and binge watching Friday Night Lights.
I LOVE my lime tree and I am going to definitely miss it when I go home! I pick them quicker than they grow! Did you know that limes have basically the same benefits as lemons do? Lemons have slightly more minerals and vitamins but the difference is too slight to worry about. I love “JOYOUS HEALTH” Click on the name for a rundown on the benefits of drinking a glass of lemon or lime water every morning on an empty stomach. Joy has a great website with lots of delicious recipes too! I did a POST years ago that lists 45 uses for lemons!
I will miss this front porch when I leave Florida to return to the Corner House. Tank and I have been living out here all season. We have our morning coffee out here while texting with my Fab Four. We read, make crafts, meditate and do a bit of yoga too.
Enjoy spring everyone!! It’s such a lovely time of the year knowing that you have the entire summer ahead of you! I’m missing my mom, my family and my friends that I haven’t seen all season and I really am looking forward to getting home.
Just the cutest little snoot!