Thursday, May 16, 2019

Spring cleaning in 'spurts'!


If it's cool enough in the mornings, I like to go for a hike. But here lately I've had Spring fever!


I've been going 'room by room' and doing a little deep cleaning.  Nothing looks very different but it's nice to have everything in place and dusted.

I put all my cleaning supplies away each day so that I can start fresh each morning and not feel like I'm in the middle of a big chore. And of course I don't clean every day. 

It's more fun to hike or do my art or read or blog....or just about anything else! lol


I bought myself a gift for Mother's Day. I don't usually get a lot of presents and this year was no different so I 'treated' myself! I have good kids that I am very proud of so I'm happy with the flowers, phone calls and cards I get all year round! I am blessed!


I've wanted one of these little toys stoves and had the perfect place for it in my kitchen. But when it came, it was a little too big for that spot so I put it on this bookshelf for now.


 My roses were more beautiful each day as they opened up fully. And for those that wondered...I found out who sent them through a process of elimination.  When I talked to each son, I told them I got a wonderful 'early' gift and when they started 'guessing' what it was, it was pretty easy to cross them off the list, one by one! heehee!

Do you treat yourself with something special sometimes?

 Feels good, doesn't it?

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays .


32 comments:

Sandy said...

I love your little stove and doll and all those old books and everything about it. Old books speak to me you know. I have quite a collection of them myself. Have a great day. The weather here has just been amazing. I have been getting out early mornings for my walks.

Susie said...

Diane, I should tell you this...I always say to Ted, "I thought when I retired, I would have a maid, not become one ! " LOL There are so many fun things better than cleaning. I love your little stove. It's just right for your dolls. Blessings, xoxo,love, Susie

Laurie said...

I noticed that new stove straight off! I love it! Your roses are beautiful, I do buy myself little treats occasionally , usually strange things that no one would buy me lol,

Aritha said...

O your roses! Beautiful

SImple and Serene Living said...

I am usually a fall cleaner for some reason. I guess I like getting things ready for when I have to stay in more. I do love that fresh cleaned feeling. The roses are beautiful, and how clever of you to figure out who the sender was. xo Laura

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your mini-me looks very pretty cleaning house! This time of year I am torn between wanting to do deep cleaning (because we’re leaving soon) and not cleaning at all, for the same reason.

DeniseinVA said...

Your stove is lovely and the little doll too. Nice to treat yourself and yes I do the same every now and again. Those roses are beautiful also, lovely collage. I'm in the middle of spring cleaning but sunshine and warmer weather calls, I know what you mean. Have a great weekend :)

Terri D said...

Yes, I do treat myself now and then. Your little stove and doll look perfect in the spot you found for them! How cute! Having the cleaning done, even a little at a time, does feel great!

Sandra said...

I remember the stove from my childhood, never had one but would have loved it. I think it is great to buy your own gift, I do it because I am the only one that can please me...

Tom said...

...quite the rose garden!

Debbie said...

a very cute stove!! i am cleaning too but i really don't like to....so i try and distract myself with other things. i have been very busy with my camera and the birds recently!! it is much more fun!!

the roses are gorgeous...i rarely treat myself to "stuff"!! i have way too much stuff and i am really trying to minimize things!! i enjoy having fresh flowers in the house, small bunches and i will treat myself to those!!!

the weather is really beautiful here, FINALLY...the sun is out today!!!

Michelle said...

I don't like to clean but I love a clean house, lol. Your little stove and doll are so cute. I love vintage items like that. Thanks for linking up today.

Mia said...

What a beautiful doll and stove, Diane!!!!!!!! Enjoy!!! And your roses are gorgeous!!!!! I usually treat myself with handmade items made by me. I love crafting. Hugs, my friend.

Vee said...

The stove is very cute! You’re a regular Sherlock, Diane. Good job!

Ann said...

What a cute stove that is. My daughter was telling me about her fiances mother saying she couldn't wait till mothers day so she could see what everyone got her. I told my daughter that if her and her brother at least send me a text saying happy mothers day I would be happy.

BeachGypsy said...

Howdy my sweet friend! I love your sweet little stove! I've wanted one of those for ages, and have never found one. It's adorable. I LOVE THAT FIRST PICTURE, that is so adorable! Your dollie is so sweet, what is this one's name? This is one of my favorite pictures you've posted, I guess because you know how we both are about our DOLLS, RIGHT!!/ ha ha LOL

Art and Sand said...

That little stove is precious.

Like you, I would rather do a lot of other things rather than clean and organize, but it has to be done. I've been working on my craft space in the garage. And, I don't allow myself to change my mind. I texted a former teaching colleague yesterday about giving her tools and supplies. She was excited so I dropped them off today. But, it hardly looks like I did anything.

Joyful said...

It's nice to get some spring cleaning done when one is up to it. I'm glad I felt like doing some a few weeks ago because I sure don't know lol. I loved all your roses. Yes, I often treat myself. I don't have any children to treat me now and then.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love your sense of humor! I'd love a little person like this to cook on her stove for me and do some cleaning!! Thankfully, I'm in a cleaning/sorting mode lately and it feels good!

Jane x

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I do not enjoy cleaning. I would much rather be outside on a nice day. I like your cute doll and the stove. The roses are beautiful. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend.

The Feminine Energy said...

I LOVE your "treats", both the you-bought and the someone-else-bought varieties. :-) And yes, I do buy myself goodies... probably more than I should... and they usually take the form of art supplies. *lol* Love, Andrea xoxo

Jeanie said...

This is so cute! And I just adore that little oven!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

oh yes, I treat myself to books.......mostly embroidery or needlepoint books.......or garden books!
Your little stove is so sweet! Perfect find!

Lowcarb team member said...

I do like your little stove, and I love your roses, so beautiful.

All the best Jan

John's Island said...

Hi Lavender Dreamer, A beautiful post here. I love the roses and the story of how you found out who sent them. Very neat! Have a good weekend ahead! John

Gina said...

Diane, what an adorable little stove. I've never seen one before! And your roses are heavenly. xo

Sam I Am...... said...

I love that little oven...so cute! You got more than I got on Mother's Day....calls and 1 card so, yes....I buy myself Mother's Day gift(s). I got a book, a diamond painting kit I've been wanting to try, a masking tape sticker set and some watercolor pencils. I had to buy enough to qualify for free shipping on Amazon...not a problem! LOL! I'm glad you had a Happy Mother's Day.

Linda Walker said...

Lol Diane, you have the best collection of toys! If I lived closer, I would arrange a play date with you for sure!!!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I am so glad that you found a little stove! It looks like it is in very good condition, mine is pretty "rough" ! I love all the red touches on it.....you know I love pink and red is just a darker shade of pink lol .......xoxo

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

That mushroom - unbelievable color - no I have never seen one like that before! What a fun hike and I love your gifts to yourself! ♥

Happy@Home said...

Adorable! I love that you treated yourself to that stove, Diane. So glad you mentioned it to me so that I could come and see it. My blogging has become almost non-existent lately. You are going to have so much fun playing with your new "toy". I got rid of so many things when we moved, but the stove wasn't going anywhere.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Ohhhhhhhh I love the little stove - just perfect. I received a darling gift for my dollies, and will soon blog about it (you'll have to wait to find out what it was). I'm just now getting enough energy to even look at photos and think about doing some blogs. It has been a long road back but I'm beginning to feel better some days and we even had a barbecue on the deck last weekend (I didn't do anything except walk out there and eat dinner, but it was fun anyway). I've got a lot of blog reading to catch up on. Have a grand week ahead, you sneaky little gift guesser LOL. And what a lovely gift!!!!