Spring ~ Forward, March!

Spring Forward! March 8, 2015

How many of you woke up at 2:00 am to move your clocks forward? Not me, I was lazy and let Android handle it for me. It surely made morning come much too quick. Oh, how I missed that hour of sleep today! Here is a question for you. Are we in or just moved out of daylight savings time? Answer = we just began DST and it will end on November 1st when we Fall Back. I think that I have had that backwards all of my life. Thanks, Google, for straightening me out. I always thought we fell back and thus entered DST because of school kids and buses and it being light when they left home. Nope, I had it backwards.

Now that our clocks have been moved forward that one hour, it does feel as if Spring might be right around the corner. I noticed buds on Bradford Pear trees today and our daffodils are looking ready to pop open, too. To get you ready for spring, you might want to check out my Spring Love board on Pinterest.

How to bring Spring forward into your day:

  • Begin that lovely thing called Spring cleaning
  • Take a nature walk and look for signs of Spring
  • Clip Forsythia or Pussy Willow branches to force
  • Tomorrow brings a chance for March showers 
  • Daffodils, crocus and hyacinth in garden or
  • Potted for in your home

Hello Spring
Poppy Seed Projects has this lovely printable along with a tutorial over on her website. Head over there to get your copy.

Thanks for reading!


Spring Clean Safely this Year

Is anyone else getting cabin fever yet? Personally, I am hoping that we have had our last blast of frigid winter and that it is time to turn our attention towards SPRING! Along with spring comes the inevitable airing out and cleaning of our dwellings. Are we choosing green cleaning supplies or are we inadvertently adding to the toxins in our homes with the chemicals that we use. The list of known cancer causing toxins gets longer every year and many of these toxins are in the cleaning supplies that we have used and depended on for years. Over the past few months, I have been changing my family’s cleaning supplies over to a greener cleaning company and I am really enjoying the ease and better odors of these products. If you are like me, there are products that you have used to clean your shower and while spraying the cleaner, find it is necessary to hold your breath and then go running out of the bathroom to breathe but you continue to use them because the products clean so well. Not anymore! No, sirree! Now I can clean and breath at the same time. Lovely thought! A big plus for our family is that these products are totally budget friendly.

Fun Fact: If you sit down to write a post about green cleaning, you will have to stop to clean up cat vomit with those green cleaning products. GAAAGGGG, Watson! But the disinfectant that I just used on the carpet ALMOST made it worth it because it smells so much fresher in here now.