Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Spring Cleaning & Pinterest Poser Challenge

Spring has finally sprung here in Michigan.  We've had a couple days of sort of sunny weather and temps over 40 degrees and we're all going nuts.  Convertible tops are down.  Tank tops and shorts are out of the back of the closet.  

While I am extremely grateful for the sun (especially since I suffer from self-diagnosed SAD, you know the disorder where you need sunlight or you get super cranky and hopeless), there are a few drawbacks.  When the sun shines through my windows I see for the first time in months, just how dirty my windows, floors and screens are.  It's like when you think the preschooler's face is clean after breakfast and then you get to school and the light of day reveals random Fruity Pebbles stuck to his cheeks.  It's shocking and a little bit embarrassing.

Hence the idea of spring cleaning.  That's where the term came from right?  It came from cooped up northerners stuck inside all winter with grey skies and more dark than light for months discovering just how messy their homes were when the spring sunlight shone through their windows.  

So, this week's Pinterest Poser Challenge** involves a little spring cleaning.
 **In an attempt at not being a Pinterest Poser,* every week I  detail a new Pinterest challenge whether it be a new recipe or a craft.   
*My definition of a Pinterest Poser is someone who is all pins and no substance.

A Fruit Bag Scrubber

It's really simple and pretty genius.  
You simply take the bag and trim it.  Pinch it into a bunch.  Peaches used a zip tie to secure the bunch, but I just used a rubber band.  That's it.  It takes two minutes and is free (except for the cost of the fruit that came in the bag).  

It's a great little scrubber.  Works on pots and pans, floors and walls.  Peaches describes it as "more aggressive than any sponge but less abrasive then brushes or steel wool" and I 100% agree.

This totally made me feel like I accomplished something yesterday which feels good.  Because spring has sprung and life is about to get busier with end-of-the-school-year mania, baseball games, birthday parties, etc.  

And besides, I have big plans for the spring and summer...I want to take the poser challenge to a whole new level. A level of doors, gardens and so much more.

We found two old doors in the garage when we moved in last year.  A couple weeks ago, we sanded one in preparation for well...something, something grand, we're just not sure yet.  I'm sure Pinterest will tell us what to do with our doors.  
Until then, tell me what you've been up to.  Have you made something from Pinterest lately?  Had any great successes?  Do tell.

Please share whatever you're working on in the comments here or over on Facebook.

Come on over and follow my Pinterest boards.

Here are some of the projects I've already attempted, the good and the bad:

Earth Day Cupcakes- Click here
Nail Art-click here
Homemade Photo Booth Fun- click here
Fake Bangs- click here
DIY Subway Art- click here
Furniture Painting and Bench/Chest Makeover- click here

Thanksgiving-y Project/Gratitude/Holiday Countdown- click here
The Smoothie-click here
The Free Printable Turned Artwork in a Boring Hallway- click here
The chalk board-click here
Seven Layer Dip in Individual Cups (my favorite so far!)-click here
The pumpkin address-click here
The Kitchen Dancing Sign--click here

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1 comment:

  1. What a good idea! Recycling is always a good choice. And I can't wait to see what you do with the doors!