Simple Spring Cleaning

tea tray

Spring is here! I am so thankful for warm, sunny days and green grass, budding trees, the first wildflowers and herbs, and ‘all the things’ related to the season.

Spring cleaning is at the top of my to-do list. I don’t particularly relish the thought of all the work that awaits me, but I do anticipate having windows that sparkle and shine rather than add a hazy grime to the view. I do look forward to the annual decluttering of closets and cupboards, and the space and room to breathe that it creates.

I’ve recently discovered Brocante Home and am spending my evenings and afternoon quiet time devouring the Vintage Housekeeper books. Fun, inspirational reading, filled with practical housekeeping tips and tricks, not to mention those delightful puttery treats.

The Seasonal Scrub, A month-long countdown to Domestic Bliss!  is my guide for this year’s attack on the dust and clutter that abounds.  With one task per day and lots of treats and such along the way, I am rather looking forward to this year’s Simple Spring Clean.

For more green cleaning recipes to help with your own springtime (or everyday) cleanup, see my Eco-Crafty Pinterest Board.

So, how about you- are you ready for a Simple Spring Clean?

What is your favorite tip for spring cleaning?

 

Welcome Home Brownies

photo credit Toa Heftiba
photo credit Toa Heftiba

For a deliciously fragrant scent that shouts ‘Welcome Home’ to weary family members coming through the door, bake a pan of brownies.  The smell will say ‘someone here cares about you’.  And if there is also a pot of coffee or tea brewing … HOME is a delightful place to be.

If you don’t have a favorite brownie recipe, here’s a good one! Lunch Lady Brownies

What says ‘Welcome Home’ to you?