Spring cleaning checklist – When the first blooms appear on the trees and a warm breeze begins to blow, it is surely a sign that it is time for Spring cleaning. But for all the necessity of this ritual, for most of us, it is not a favorite endeavor. Poet Emily Dickinson once said of Spring cleaning, “House is being cleaned. I prefer pestilence.”
The temperature is starting to rise and playing in the backyard is finally an option again! It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, there’s something satisfying about walking out your back door and having the great outdoors at your fingertips. It doesn’t matter if your backyard is small, medium or large, there are options to maximize this space and make it so that your entire family can enjoy it.
When moving into newer homes, a lot of homeowners are afraid to change certain aspects of the home toward something in their own style. This is sometimes because the existing finishes are new or still in decent shape. It doesn’t really make sense financially to replace a light fixture or paint brand new cabinets. It does make sense to want to live in a house that you are in love with and feels like home.
Where did the school year go? I was just walking my daughter, Jessie, into her second grade classroom for her first day of school. Of course, I had my camera and camcorder. I’m always carrying one or the other, or both, to capture memories of her firsts. She probably won’t like it when I’m snapping pictures of her first date, but come to think of it, I probably won’t either. My wife, Mattie, might need to snap that one. For now I’m just looking ahead to summer.