I am in jail today. Seven year old has stomach flu. I’ll leave it at that. It is a beautiful Spring day here in Virginia. If you live in a place that is still receiving snow–bookmark me and come back to this one later:) For my party people who have sunshine and trees starting to bud…this one’s for you. (Get it?)
So as I am sequestered I thought this would be a good time to see if I could bring Spring into my home in 5 minutes or less. Because that is really all I had. (I am able to write this post as 7 year old is entranced with TV and I am balancing a bucket and a laptop on my lap…pretty risqué if I do say so myself…what if he or I confuse the laptop for the bucket?? That could be an interesting phone call to Apple…or my husband).
Here is what you need:
A vase (mine is from Walmart and cost $2.50).
Heavy duty scissors, snips, branch cutter, or regular scissors and elbow grease.
Ready? Now I base this first part on the fact that I go into a lot of people’s homes and for some reason most people have dark dining rooms.
OPEN the blinds or drapes. Yup. Let the light in. (IF you are on a roll and have say 8 minutes—OPEN WINDOW TREATMENTS throughout house–heck, you can even open some windows). And then there was LIGHT…wonderful.
Now put on shoes, go outside and trim a branch or something flowering, or maybe just something green. I trimmed 4 or 5 stems. I looked for long branches with greenery/buds more heavily grouped on ends.
I stuck them in vase.
I tried a variation.
This idea is good because it is free…you just need a container/vase.
Don’t like it? Don’t have anything to cut? Don’t know what to cut? These are fake. They are from TJMaxx. They cost $29.99. I bought them a few years ago. Everyone thinks they are real.
Don’t want to spend $29.99? My boys bought these for my birthday at the local grocery store. I think they do the trick too.
Flowers and light. 5 minutes. Spring on the inside.
Coffee is also a perfect Springtime aid…especially when your 7 year old has the stomach flu… I’d like to say this post was made possible by Starbucks. Thank you.