2.18.2009

Waiting for spring~

The Hubby gave me these lovely tulips for Valentine's Day. Tulips are my absolute favorite flower. As I look at them sitting on the table, I find myself longing for Spring. This winter has been a fierce one in New England, and this girl just can't wait for some warmer weather!


But the more I look at these little lovelies, the happier I feel. Studies have shown that having fresh flowers in the home is actually a mood elevator and that the flowers act as a stress reliever.


So go buy yourself a few flowers...a few dollars spent to chase away those winter blues isn't such a bad deal!


And while I'm on the subject of spring, I'm getting started on my spring cleaning a little early. I was so inspired by Shannon's pantry organization project, that I quit procrastinating, and finally started organizing my kiddo's rooms!


Lest you think that the Shabby Nest is always spic and span...here is a before photo of the boys' closet/reading nook.
After a good hour or so - and a lot of purging of unused toys and papers etc.-here is the AFTER! Now I'm even inspired to paint the inside of the closet...another project I have been procrastinating! The closet cleaning led to a good thorough clean of the whole room. And then the Princess' room got the same treatment. I'm on a roll! Thanks for the inspiration Shannon!

Edited to add: M.L over the House of Whimsy has a darling post about the Crown Pillow she bought from my Etsy store. Pop over and give her a visit! It's so wonderful to have a happy customer!!!

Have a great Wednesday~

32 comments:

southerninspiration said...

Pretty, pretty tulips!!!

Suzanne

Angie said...

Those tulips are beautiful! I need to get inspired to do some cleaning too! I'd much rather decorate!

Jen r. said...

Those flowers look so fresh and wonderful !I am waiting for spring!

Leigh said...

Sp pretty! And I love the giggle sign! I think I will make one of those!
Ok, girl! I hope you can join me for Thrifty Thursday!

Pretty Organizer said...

Isn't it amazing how organizing can breath new life into an otherwise cramped and dead and "dreaded" space? I LOVE IT. The organized pantry was super. I have a walk in pantry that well... needs to be organized. Where to begin... sigh... think I'll go to bed.

Red desk is so darling!

The Graves' House said...

tulips are some of my favorite flowers too. i've noticed some of my spring flowers beginning to sprout around here, really giving me spring fever. i enjoy shannon's post too. i'm hoping posts like that will inspire me to tackle my laundry room.

Laura said...

Love the tulips - they're my favorite flower too! I agree - having flowers in your home is such a nice little pick-me-up!
Doesn't it feel great to get things organized? This time of year is perfect for getting things in order, esp. since it's been so cold!

Darlene said...

Love your tulips they are gorgeous!

The space looks great and I can't believe you got all that done and another room as well....you were definitely on a roll! Guess what...I did always think the nest was spic and span...silly me.♥

Astrid said...

Lovely tulips! I could use a bit of spring cheer. I'm so sick of winter and being cold. sigh.

Love the before and after photos! I really need to purge my girls' stuff and find a furniture piece to act as toy storage and as a sofa table. Just haven't had much luck shopping Craigslist.

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

I bought myself some tulips...I was in charge of VDay dinner. They are lovely and I bought the whole plant so I can plant the bulbs!
I love your honesty in the photo of the boys' room. I need to get started as well!

Jodee Leader said...

Flowers always make me feel better too. Hurry up, Spring!

Sandy Toes said...

I posted about flowers today too...we have the same vase...how funny!

I think we are all ready for Spring..don't you???
-sandy toe

Stacey said...

Rulips are so pretty and a sure sign of spring. Yay!! I think I need to go find some today!

C Maisy said...

tulips are hands down my favorite too. other women can have rose...i'll take all the tulips. i love when i randomly come across them in the winter. i buy bunches and bunches of them and scatter them all over my house. actually, i also did a post about them a couple weeks ago, funny.....
i love when my sons room is clean...now if i could just go through his closet for the 4,573,719th time :)

Crafty Niche said...

I love tulips too! And your before and after closet looks wonderful!

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

What a great accomplishment! You are inspiring me to get something accomplished today! My spring cleaning goal is to get rid of some of the junk in this house. Too much stuff!

Kelli said...

Those flowers are just beautiful. I keep saying that I'm going to get some flowers and I have not done it, but I love fresh flowers in the house. This will be a good incentive.

Kasey said...

yes, tulips are lovely. Flowers everywhere.
Sigh.
boys room looks great!

Small House said...

I agree about the flowers. It's nice to have some fresh ones around for those dreary days.
Love the little red deskand chair.
Just cute for coloring.
Have a great day.
Sandra

Shannon said...

Love the tulips!! They are so pretty.

Their closet looks great!

I'm glad you were inspired to organize. It feels so good! :) I will have another organization post on Friday to keep us motivated. :) I have a few more areas I want to tackle too.

LuLu & Co. said...

tulips!!! favorite memory of living in Holland! flowers do make everything cheerful!!
I ordered my pillow from you yesterday!!! so excited!!!
LuLu

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Who can resist tulips? Tulips and daisies are the very happiest flowers in my opinion.
The boys' closet looks amazing. That little red desk is to die for.
And of course I would only see the linking over as pure fun. : )
Have a good day.

Abigail Hutchinson said...

Oh man those tulips are gorgeous!!! The hubby did great! So if you want warm, you can always come visit me here in South Texas, our high today is 86! Yuck! hehe! The boys room looks great!
Happy Hump day,
Abigail

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

You're a lucky girl to recieve such lovely tulips. I've been thinking alot about spring cleaning myself. I just seem to like reading about organizaiton more than actually doing it, but you've inspired me. Thanks

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Hey, you were on a roll, I see no procrastination going on there! Great job on the closet. It's a good thing my boys' closets aren't that big, or I would cleaning forever!

Your tulips are beautiful, and if only my cat wouldn't eat them I would have flowers in every room.
~Misti

Bobbi Jo said...

Oh the tulips are beautiful! I love them. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

sweet momma luv u said...

Oh how I love tulips too1 They are just so beautiful and vibrant. I am going to go take hubby to see the tulips next weekend so we can get some great shots of spring.

Like your re-organizing.
:) jody

Dawn said...

Those tulips are beautiful! Thanks for sharing them with us!

-Dawn
www.lifeateventuallycottage.blogspot.com

Tangee said...

Very very pretty! I love tulips. We are heading to Trader Joe's tonight to pick up flowers to replace the ones that are dying from V-day. Love how cute and cozy his space looks now. I've been tidying all kinds of corners. We had sunshine today, so I was just feeling so Springish.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Those tulips are beautiful, I'm going to have to get some. Great job on the closet clean. My sons' room needs attention too.

Cristin@Serendipity said...

I lived with a European family when I was in my early 20s...and fresh flowers were always in their home {just part of the grocery shopping}...It was something I said I wanted to always do...and I've tried to always grab flowers when I shop...

Love it...I love that having flowers indoors make us happy/smile!

Our Complete Family said...

I'm ready for spring, too!
Love fresh flowers sprinkled all over in the house~ it's just a great simple touch, isn't it?