Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tackle it Tuesday: Easter Decorations

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

It's "Tackle it Tuesday" at Five Minutes for Mom, and since I've been so busy with my office project, I've let a lot of other things slide. My tackle for today is in two parts; first, a major cleanup of my living and dining rooms, second, I think it's time I pulled out the Easter decorations. I can't believe it's only four days away! I don't have a "before" picture taken yet, but I wanted to get this down in writing before I changed my mind. So, I'll be back later with an update AND pictures.

Update - 5:30 p.m.

Okay, this is embarrassing... but then, it could be worse. I do remember the "wall-to-wall toys" days. Anyway, here's the promised "before" picture of my living/dining room. My daughter was home sick today, so I had to sort of work around her on the couch:

Phase one, the clean sweep, clearing out the clutter, removing a thick layer of dust from every surface and vacuuming probably a pound of dirt and crumbs from the carpet. Only daughter and her heap of blankets remain:

And phase two, the Easter decorations. My mom started this tradition of the "Easter Tree" when we were all little kids. Had I brought in the branches a couple of weeks ago, they would have sprouted pretty green leaves by now. Once again, procrastination bites me in the rear. But I guess it's still looks plenty Easter-y with all those eggs and bunnies, and the branches are a pretty red color.

And a little decoration for the table:

There are a few odd bunnies and lambs scattered around elsewhere, but that's about all there is to it. My holiday decorating gets a little more simplistic each year, it seems. Just enough to remind us that Easter is here, and not at all overwhelming to do. So why do I procrastinate??? Oh well, it's done now, and even though it's snowing here today, I do have a little more "spring" in my step.

So... what did you tackle today?


Michelle said...

Hi heather. it looks so amazing! good job. and thanks for the reminder of the easter tree.have a great week.

Donetta said...

I love the sweet child on the sofa. She is so sleepy. Poor thing. I do hope she is feeling better. The place looks great. I love the Easter decorations. I think it is a wonderful idea of the tree budding. Thank you for your kind encouragement. I had some touch up in the master bed room and bath room and now at 8 p.pm I am ready to shower!

Jamie said...

Love it, Easter snuck up on me this year, I'll see if I can pull out a couple things tomorrow. :-) Great tackle

Anonymous said...

I'm VERY impressed with the amazingly clean rooms despite a sick child! And the Easter decorations are cute!


Morning Rose said...

Great tackle! The Easter tree and flowers are pretty. I tackled our taxes the past couple days and now have to fill out forms for my son. We also went bowling today, so I didn't get much done around the house. Have a good Easter!

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flyingstars said...

Beautiful post...Hope you had wonderful Easter celebrations!

I am a bit too busy with my work now, which will continue, so couldn't visit your blog for sometime...anyway, I will check your other posts later whenever I will get the break.