Friday, March 7, 2014

Spring Dreaming

After getting hit with yet another winter snowstorm earlier this week, I think it’s fair to say that everyone here in the DC area is counting down the days until spring finally arrives.

Being from Southern California, I have especially never been a fan of Old Man Winter, and I’ve been dreaming for months already about all the fun things the spring and summer seasons will hold for us here in our new neighborhood. From walking to nearby restaurants to going for a run on the various trails and taking a dip in our complex’s pool, I just can’t wait to head back outdoors after months of freezing weather.


Now that we have two outdoor patios – our old apartment had an enclosed sunroom instead – I’m also looking forward to picking out a small bistro set that will allow us to eat, read and relax outside. So far, this cute and inexpensive $50 Tarno set from Ikea has caught my eye as a definite contender. Other possible plans include getting a grill, a birdfeeder and a couple small plants.


What are you most looking forward to this spring?  

10 comments:

  1. Gotta love Ikea! I wish we had one closer! We can't wait for spring! This cold needs to go away!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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    1. I heard it's supposed to be warming up over the next few days. Let's hope it lasts!

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  2. I hope the weather gets warm soon! The winter has just been crazy huh?
    That patio set would be perfect for you two and I hope you get to enjoy it soon!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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    1. Yeah, the winter has definitely been crazy, but we did get a little taste of spring this past weekend. I'm hoping it will be here to stay soon!

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  3. I am so over Old Man Winter too (love that you call it that!) I have horrible allergies in the spring but at this point I don't even care because winter was so bad. I'm just looking forward to longer days and being able to do things inside instead of being cooped inside due to horrible weather.

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    1. I hear you about being able to do things outside again! We had one nice day this weekend, and it made me hope spring is here to stay very soon.

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  4. my apt complex looks like yours, sans snow. AND i have that exact bistro set from ikea, except i found mine next to the trash. they needed another coat of stain but have been perfect for my little balcony.

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    1. How cool that you have the same bistro set! I'm definitely going to head to Ikea to look for it soon. I hope it's perfect for my patio, too!

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  5. I am really looking forward to enjoying lunch on my patio. That is one of my favorite things about spring.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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    1. Yeah, I am really looking forward to it, too. Let's just hope spring gets here fast!

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