Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring has Sprung!

Usually winter in Wisconsin carries all the way through April and we don't see anything bloom until about May. This winter was different this year; we hardly got any snow at all. In fact last week it was in the 80's! So instead of being cooped up inside still, I got a head start on my spring cleaning and spring picture taking.

Someone at work gave me a bunch of home recipes for making your own cleaning solutions. I figured I would give it a try because it sounded fun and might be better than using the harsh chemical ones you buy at the store. Plus they were pretty cheap to make. I used simple ingredients like borax, castile soap, oranges, lemons, vinegar, etc...

I picked up the squirt bottles at a local grocery store. These were probably the hardest thing to find.

My favorite one that I made was with 3 tbsp of Borax, 1/3 a cup of lemon juice and 2 cups of hot water.

I think part of winter is you get a little lazy and when spring rolls around you awaken and feel fresh. Let me just say I got a little...ok...ALOT lazy this winter. Now before I show you the next picture, just remember don't judge. :) Have you ever watched the episode of "FRIENDS" where Monica the neat freak has this one secret closet that she keeps all her crap in and is super messy? Well that's me.

I think the husband was happy he could finally see the floor again.

You know what else spring brings? Sandals and pedicures! I picked up these two gems at the tanning salon today. I grinned when I read the colors "Navy Shatter" and "It's My Year". I am a Navy brat and you know what...this does seem like a great year so far.

To round of this post, here are a few of my favorite spring shots. Happy spring everyone!!!