Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spring Break to-do list

Only three more days until Brad and I enjoy a week of Spring Break. I think we are more excited about it than our students! I already have a long list of projects I hope to tackle. If the weather cooperates, I just might get most of them done, if not, I'll roll them over to my summer break to-do list.

1. Spring Cleaning
I do a little cleaning every weekend, but it's time for a major overhaul. Cleaning out the fridge, removing every trace of mildew from the bathroom, and really scrubbing (not just swiffering) the floors would be a good start. Real Simple has a cool room-by-room guide to cleaning your house with natural ingredients that I'm going to use.

2. Paint the kitchen table and chairs
If It doesn't rain too much, I really want to paint our kitchen set white. We got the oak table and two chairs at Goodwill about two years ago, and found two almost matching chairs at Garden Ridge to go with them. They are not quite the same color or style, and the table has a few fairly deep scratches in the finish that make it necessary for me to always use a table cloth. I've been thinking about it for awhile now, and a good sanding and a few coats of white paint will make a big difference. I'll post before and after pics if all goes well.

3. Garden Prep
Our raised garden boxes are in serious need of some TLC. I need to clean out all the old weeds, mix in some new soil and generally prep everything for some plants. I'm too afraid to plant anything yet (we had frost last night!) but I want to get the boxes ready to go.

4. Make a new purse
I am tired of my winter purse = it's time to make a new one. I'm gonna get out the duct tape and go to town. I'm thinking of making a yellow one again, as I'm really loving it this spring.

I'll be sure to update with pictures as I complete some/all of these tasks!

You know you're officially a homebody when spring break means home improvement not surf and sun! What are your spring plans?



Nicole GReene said...

Hi - I found your blog from This Young House - WHERE is an email address for you?

Hattie said...


I added my email at the bottom of the "About me" section on the right hand side of the site


Masterson said...

Ahhh... spring cleaning. I am actually decorating our master bedroom over spring break (which is the week after Easter for us down here in Portsmouth). You've seen it- it's quite a mish mesh of stuff but I figured that I might as well make it look pretty since I don't know how much longer it will be till we get to decorate our forever house master bedroom. And everything will be transferable...

Hattie said...

Yay! I can't wait to see it! You always come up with the cutest rooms.