Monday, April 2, 2012

Spring Cleaning

I don’t know about you but it’s like a drug to me. A really spiffy, shiny, well-organized drug. With a great floral print.

Kyle and I try to save condiment jars, especially anything that’s an unusual shape and size. We have a drawer full of recycled jars. They make great vases and organizers!

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My new favorite spring smell…the Poppy Sunshine candle from Bath & Body Works.

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Over the kitchen sink, the bottle in the middle is an antique passed down to me from my mother. The darker green candlesticks are thrifted and the lighter green candlesticks are made out of old recycled Coca-Cola bottles.

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The refrigerator, freshly scrubbed and organized. I tried to make us look healthier by putting vegetables in plain sight. But you can see the salted butter in this picture. We’re not fooling anyone. Looking at a picture of my refrigerator is a good reminder of all the things I have and take for granted. Even the menu plan reminds me that we have more than a huge portion of the world’s population. Wow.

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Lucky bamboo shoots…I have no idea how they’re still alive because I keep forgetting to water them.

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I decided to pack away most of our knick-knacks for the warmer months…but I left this guy out…he’s full of Carolina sand and driftwood and old wine corks and other things.

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I finally got around to making my own magnetic make-up board. I take zero credit for this idea. You’ve probably seen it all over Pinterest. Here’s an example and another one. It’s definitely made it easier to keep my make-up off the bathroom sink.

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What about you? Tell me about your spring cleaning projects!

love, elizabeth

9 comments:

Karm said...

Spring cleaning is like the best workout ever haha I rearranged the living area this weekend as well as the boys room. So it was an impromptu work out session.
Those flower vases are pretty. And that magnetic makeup board... wow! I need to get back on Pinterest to find more inspirations too.

twiggy@thedirtlife said...

let me guess the food that used to be in those jars:

1-pickles?
2-salsa?
3-prego?

how'd i do? we used to save these too as drinking glasses.

Alex said...

Love the magnetic board! Such an awesome idea. And for my spring cleaning, I went to the Container Store and spent way too much money. Yeesh.

Emily said...

hah, no spring cleaning here, but i do love the sound of that candle! i kinda might just go buy it asap

Natalie and Lee said...

I LOVE Spring cleaning... you have now motivated me!

Glad I came across your blog, going to check out more!

Antoinette said...

I don't think you realize how much this post inspired me!! You are sooo organized. I'm gonna follow some of your Spring cleaning tips.

toi said...

i love your spring cleaning ideas :)

weberamanda said...

i love your bottle collection. Something about it feels so whimsical. So cute :]

Courtney said...

How cool is that magnetic makeup board…what! I have to consider doing this!

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