Saturday, March 11, 2017

Fresh Starts

Well, hello there. It's been too long.

I hope you've all been well. We have been. And while I would love to catch you up on these past months in great detail - Christmas holidays, the starting of a New Year and all that's in between, let's just skip that, and start fresh. Isn't that what Spring is all about anyway?

Starting fresh.

The calender says that there are merely 9 more days until Spring arrives, however the sudden plummet in temperature and the rooftops covered in snow seem to be saying something entirely different. I mean we've barely had a Winter! What's the point in starting now? Bring on Spring!

Either way, if it feels like it has arrived next Monday or not, Spring is indeed coming, and ready for it we will be.

One of the things I anticipate most about this season, and I'm sure that most of you feel the same way, is the opportunity to spend time refreshing my home. After months of being closed up tight, I look forward to opening the windows and airing the house out. I look forward to doing a much needed, deep clean. I look forward to going through closets and cabinets and drawers and ridding the house of the unneccessary. 

Starting fresh.

I decided to order a few tools to help me begin this process and I thought I would share them with you. I'm sure many of you knew Jenny Steffens Hobick and her lovely shop Everyday Occasions.

I've had my eye on these items for quite some time, and finally decided to purchase them. I'm so glad I did.

I purchased two sets of her clear cleaning bottles. One set for the bathroom, to hold shampoo etc. I purchase the largest bottles of my favourite shampoo and conditioner as it's more cost effective and less waste, but I don't love the giant bottles. This way I have smaller, more manageable bottles on the shelves that can be refilled as needed.

I will do the same thing with cleaning supplies. I purchased a set of basic cleaning bottles - glass cleaner, floor cleaner and a disinfectant spray.

And while organizing my home is important, a big part of that is also being more intentional with my time. I love her tablets! Clean and simple. This weekly organizer will not only help me, but it will help my husband know what's upcoming as well.

Then there are two of her other tablets - a grocery list and a daily goals list. One of the ways I would love to be more intentional with my time, is by creating a plan for my day. Writing down specific goals is proven to help you achieve those goals.

And finally, her set of canvas bags. Perfect for the market, or errands, and perfectly simple.

I was thankful for the excuse to head over the river to pick up my package at my US post box. She does ship to Canada, but it's quite a bit more expensive. While there I picked out a couple new accessories for Spring from J Crew.

And I visited Target! Oh how I've missed having Target in Canada.

I couldn't resist all these dollar items in that front section... you know the one by the entrance? I will use them on our kids table at Easter.

And as another reminder that Spring is on it's way, my Lilac branches I'm forcing are in bloom! Delicate little white blooms. I can't wait! I've never forced them before.

So, to fresh starts! I'm looking forward to sharing more with you soon. In the meantime, follow along on Instagram: @growersdaughter.

Have a lovely weekend, 


  1. glad you decided to write a post and have a Fresh Start!! informative ideas. have a great spring! take care from Iowa

  2. Welcome back though I dare say I'm sure you've been busy with that sweet new babe.
    Every time I go into Bremfield's I inquire from your Mom or Dad how you're doing and how that new lad is coming along.
    I hear we're to have a good snow storm over the next couple of days...perhaps Spring will toddle in right behind it.
    Take care...
    S x

  3. Welcome Back Cant wait for spring Will have to get to Target The Easter items are very cute

    linda m

  4. It is so nice to see your post and your beautiful home again. I follow Jenny's blog Everyday Occasions and have place several orders and have been well pleased. I ordered the bottles for handwashing and lotion and put them in the bathrooms. My husband was not so impressed but I know it looks better next to the sinks. I also ordered the basket that I put on my front door and with hydrangeas it is so pretty! Next I would like to order some blue and white towels. Also going to try her downstairs paint color in a closet before committing to it for the rest of the house. Again I was so happy to see your posts, your beautiful photos, and hope you get some rest with your busy bee children!

    Karen in NC

  5. so nice to have you back. i would check every week hoping you'd be back soon. your baby is so big already and looks beautiful. looking forward to your posts over the next months. yah for spring and new life!


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