Next week is Spring Break in our neck of the woods.  I am excited about that.  Our kids have been out a ton for snow this year, but next week the temps are supposed to be good.  That sounds so refreshing after a long winter.  We have actually taken advantage of our time inside lately and started our spring cleaning.

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This year I have been so excited for it to warm up, that I am trying to get things done inside.  I love to decorate our home and I love to “make a home” for us…but in the summer it’s a bit more casual around here.  It has to be.  Once the garden comes on…there is lots to do.  I just want to have things cleaned out and simplified for those warm days when we can work and play outside.

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My friend Ann Marie from White House Black Shutters is doing this amazing thing again this year.  It’s called 40 Bags in 40 Days 2014.  It started yesterday…but it’s never too late.  You just clean out one bag of stuff a day.  It may be trash or stuff to send to the thrift…but whatever it is…just one bag!  Check it out.  You will love it.  Simplifying is fun to me.  It just helps me breathe easier.

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I catch myself daydreaming about being outside lately.  Are you feeling that way?  We aren’t used to this much winter.  Usually by this time…we have thought more towards gardening.  The Mr. did go out and spread some straw…but that is about as far as it has went.  Maybe next week we will be able to do more of that.  Exciting!

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In other news…we have a little hen named Goldie trying to raise a little family out there in the chicken house.  We are so excited.  She was getting broody so my husband marked some eggs for her to hatch.  Won’t that be sweet?

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I hope that things are feeling springy at your house, Dirt Roaders.  Sometimes we go though a season in life that lets us appreciate the others more.  I have been cleaning of cabinets and organizing things…in hopes of enjoying the next season more thoroughly. I guess that I am getting broody like Goldie.  I am just fluffing my nest though…not hatching anything.  😉

Love from the Farmhouse,

Sigturquoise

 

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