Welcome Spring?!

While we’re still covered in snow and ice, spring is definitely in the air. The chickens are out of the coop and are walking ever so gingerly over the snow and ice to forage around the farm. Mostly, they’re eating the bird seed I have out for the wild birds. But they’re out in the sunshine and that’s what matters.

I’ve slowly been working my way through the house trying to clean and organize. It’s been a tough couple of months. Dealing with SAD and depression takes its toll, but I am starting to feel better and with that comes motivation and inspiration, both I’m absorbing through some wonderful YouTube vlogs by way of Mary at the White Cottage Company, Katherine at Do It on a Dime, and Rebecca at Robeson Design. All very inspirational AND motivational. I love these ladies!

Today I’m waiting on the Brighter Concepts people as we’re installing a solatube in the kitchen to brighten it up. I can’t tell you how important it is to have lots of light during the winter and adding natural light where we can makes a huge difference in how I feel. I’ll post before and after photos once it’s all done.

In the meantime, I decided to change out one of my winter florals for some spring ones. Oh the wonderful colors of spring!

Winter

And I changed out the winter accessories on top of the chest of drawers in our entry way to spring as well. I have plans for this space that include a desk area with shelves and a banquette. There is so much wasted space in this area so adding these features will warm it up and utilize the space for the things we need.

I’m still deciding on a paint color for the kitchen. I’ve never had such a difficult time in a house. Usually they speak to me right away. I’m not really a “let’s do everything in white” person, and I need to pick a color that blends well with our orange colored oak cabinets. I’ve been doing some research (check out Kylie M. Interiors) and think I’ve found the color I’m going to go with. It’s called Wythe Blue by Benjamin Moore. It is supposed to have blue/green/gray undertones so as to warm up the kitchen cabinets. At least that’s what I read. We’ll see . . .

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