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February 21, 2019

Pre-Spring Around Our Home


I've been in a pre-spring slump this past week.  We had an unexpected 6 days off due to snow - in a row.  While I usually love snow days, they've sort of sucked my momentum for completing any real projects.  When school's out we make plans with friends, are lazy and lounge around, we head out to the country to piddle... all fine, but I've got stuff to do!   I enjoyed being lazy post holidays, and some time in January, but now I'm itching to get moving on somethings and just can't seem to get any time to get them done.  I'm done hibernating.  I'm ready to work, darn it : )

Yesterday, Emma helped me check somethings off of my list.  It felt good to actually be productive on a snow day instead of just being its victim.  I might be being a little dramatic.


Then after we cleaned and freshened, I told her to go watch a show and I took out my camera and had an entire 45 minutes of quiet, creative time.   I walked around the house and took pretty pictures.  Sometimes we just need to get back to work to feel like ourselves again.


These pretty 'nantucket-style' baskets will be part of the spring collection launching at the end of next week.  See?  I've got stuff to get ready for!

If you need a touch of spring in your life go buy a hyacinth - it is perfuming our entire house!  


I restocked some of my Home Keeping Essentials yesterday.  I love these twill classic kitchen towels.  I keep a big stack of them in the drawer to the left.  I add/replace a couple each season to keep them fresh.  Life is too short for stinky, dingy dish towels.


I also added this new Kitchen Brush.  It is a little more contemporary in design that I've had in the past - I love how fresh it feels.  Sometimes a little modern touch does wonders for our classic home.


We get lots of messages about our barstools - they are from Ballard.  I actually went through a phase last summer when I wanted to replace them, but glad I resisted.  I think I was just itching for a change.



I potted these daffodils after Christmas after taking down all of the holiday decor, I needed to add a little life to our home.  After the holiday things come down, I'm always happy to have fresh and clean again, but something always feels like it is missing.  Adding more plants and flowers inside always does the trick for me. 


It has been so fun to watch these sprout and develop over the last 6 weeks.  Perfectly timed for spring photos next week.


We also restocked all of our Clear Bottles and Tablets for those of you are also in the mood for a refresh.




These are the roses Mike gave Emma and me for Valentine's Day.  After a little education a couple of years ago, he's gotten really good at buying flowers.  I always politely 'advise' him to buy stems (vs. an arrangement) since I like to put them in my own pitchers and vessels : )


He did very good this year with these garden roses.



I just got back the first Nantucket Painting from the framer.  Isn't just the most darling little jewel?  Love the thick gold frame.  This one is actually heading to my friend's house, but I had to take a photo of it first.


More Valentine's flowers from Mike - sweet peas.  These are so fragrant and very sweet smelling.


Now, what to do with these Harry Potter Legos that have been on "display" since Christmas... ideas?!?!

Happy Pre-Spring, friends.  I hope you are finding a way to keep yourself busy before we can busy ourselves in the garden : )


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