Friday, March 1, 2013

Ready for a Spring Cleaning

Today was a warm day--for Oregon--and it really got me in the mood for a good spring cleaning. I hate to admit that Santa is still in the bathroom and the garage looks like it could be on an episode of Hoarders. I am really ready to do a major Spring cleaning!

Last year our front porch looks like this...


Right now it looks like this...


I like it when the window boxes look like this...


But right now they look like this...


So you can probably imagine how anxious I am to get back to the pretty look :) Today I felt some hope as I found several things blooming.





Also, the Daphne is starting to bloom and the smell on our front porch is absolutely intoxicating!


I wish I could find a candle in that scent!

It was such a nice warm day and so Janae walked with my Mother and I..and between the 3 of us we have quite a handful of dogs to walk!


Spring cleaning will have to wait at least another day or so...because my niece, Courtney, is getting married tomorrow. I am the photographer so wish me luck with getting really good shots.

I am painting one of my favorite frames to use as a prop in some of the wedding photos...


So Spring cleaning will have to wait just a bit.
I tell you though--I really have to get Santa out of the bathroom!

Thanks for visiting!

17 comments:

Junkchiccottage said...

Sandy,
I am with you I want my flower boxes to look pretty with flowers and not dead stuff and dirt!!!! Hopefully soon. Good luck with the wedding and you will take beautiful pictures.
Kris

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Congrats to your niece. Good luck with the photography. I'm sure you'll do just fine. Nice blooms, my friend. I'm looking forward to Spring as well.

lashawnmontoya said...

Supposedly Flora Napa Valley (a perfume company I think ) makes both a perfume and a candle based on the daphne flower, called "CIELO"- check it out online and maybe you can find a small candle or perfume sample to try?

Marissa said...

Sandy, hang in there spring is on its way before you know it your window boxes will be full of beautiful blooms Loved your pictures!

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

You clever thing you, a wedding photographer as well as beautiful home maker, Hope you post some pics of your new look porch and the wedding photo's especially using that gorgeous frame. you and Janae are so talented. x

Lucille said...

We're buried under snow here! It's a white winter wonderland. It's so beautiful to see the pine trees. It's like a Christmas card.

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Hi Sandy ~ I love that your spring flowers are staring to bloom. Mine are not blooming yet here in Utah, they're not even coming up yet! Good luck on your wedding tomorrow!

sissie said...

Hi Sandy,
I am looking forward to Spring too!
Your flower boxes are going to look beautiful.

hugs
Sissie

lynn said...

i'm so ready for warm weather and digging in the dirt, again:) have fun at the wedding!

Grandma Carolee said...

Beautiful post, Sandy. Love the way you were able to catch the beauty of the flowers. Hopefully we will have some more warm & dry days soon. I really enjoyed walking with you and Janae, and all the puppies.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Great post! I feel bad that most of you are having such bad weather with snow and such. In Fullerton yesterday it was 92 and I just couldn't get out of the garden, so I know how you feel wanting to get into the flowers.
Don't feel bad I am still finding little Christmas decorations here and there. You should see my garage.
Have a great weekend.
Mary

Anne said...

How wonderful to have flowers blooming already! We still have several inches of snow on the ground! Have fun at the wedding!
xx
Anne

Amy Jo @ Sunny Skies and Sweet Tea said...

I didn't realize that it would be green already in Oregon. I've never been but I think of snow...I am looking forward to a true spring cleaning too. I started yesterday and I am excited with all of the improvement. Good luck with the photos.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

rosaroseblogg said...

I also am longing for warmer weather! In Norway we still have snow, so maybe you should send your santa on vacation here ;) longing to see some spring flowers here! Loving your projects! The box and the frame are beautiful! Hpoe you had a good time in the wedding and got some nice shots :) Hugs from Lisbeth

Fran Mclean said...

Being from Oregon myself, I can understand the excitement of spring cleaning. I was out today getting those nasty weeds out of my beds. It was so wonderful to get outside. But we still have more rain coming to sunny Oregon :-) . Enjoy the wedding.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

The pups are all so sweet and your daughter is darling! We have spring weather today it's so nice~Kim

Annesphamily said...

What a beautiful phamily you have! Your garage and mine could share an episode of Hoarders! Once this snow clears we have our work cut out for us! My sweet niece Chelsea lives in Oregon a place I am still wanting to visit! Hugs Anne