I spent this past weekend spring-cleaning, something I simultaneously love and hate. It's not for slackers. It's the real deal, no shortcuts. I actually moved and vacuumed underneath the couch, as opposed to vacuuming around it. I usually just pretend all is well under there. I dusted window sills, washed walls and floors, and discovered all of this is best tackled with Jason Mraz and Gavin Degraw singing anything acoustic. I also found it's impossible to have too many lemons on hand. Spring cleaning loves lemons, and baking soda, and windows thrown wide open.
Like most weekends, I did some cooking. I won't bore you with the details of brown rice and tomato sauce that practically cook themselves. Because when you've scrubbed your house from top to bottom, even the thought of boiling water for pasta sounds exhausting at the end of the day. I did however, put these spring photos together for you. Blooming flowers and trees, walks along the water in Maine, and a beautiful sunrise I woke to one morning. Yager also snuck in there. Does your spring look as lovely as this? I sure hope so.
One last thought. For those of you who suffer from spring allergies, or sneezed just looking at these photos, try nettle leaf tea. You can drink it hot or iced. I like it on it's own, but with honey or lemon, it's great too. It brews green and has a grassy flavor that might take some getting used to. You can read more about nettle leaf's benefits here.