Spring weather is here and that means that Easter is coming up soon! To me, Easter means a chance to invite family over and welcome them into my home. This means that creating a cozy, warm, and inviting home is essential so that everyone feels comfortable during the time they stay with you. Easter, and spring in general is a time to make your home feel fresh and new, so grab your gloves and soap, and get ready to do your spring cleaning! I love this list of things to spring clean because it includes spots that you do not normally think about, like your dishwasher, inside your cabinets, and even your windows.
In addition to cleaning out your home, there are many other ways to make your home feel cozy and inviting for your guests with the addition of just a few things. Here are a few of my favorite ways to make your home feel inviting for all of your guests during this time of celebration!
There are so many gorgeous fresh blooms that you can fill your home with! Some of my favorite spring flowers to include are Pansies, Yellow Trillium, Redbuds, Lilacs, Iris’, Daffodils, and Peonies. To save money, you could grow your own fresh spring blooms to include in your home. If you want to save even more money when you grow your own blooms, make sure you grow perennial flowers over annual flowers because then they will grow back every year without a lot of maintenance and work. Annuals, on the other hand are cheaper options to purchase, but you have to purchase them over and over again, each year.
Mrs. Meyers has a great peony scented cleaner and hand soap that is perfect for spring! You could also find lavender scented laundry soap, and body soap. The Mrs. Meyers cleaner smells up your entire home and the scent last for a good while, making your home smell clean and just like spring flowers! If you are against heavily scented sprays, you could try organic candles, or essential oils. Some of my favorite spring scents when it comes to candles are ocean breeze, bahama mama, and flower scents like lilac and rose.
To me, this is the highlight of family get togethers. It is so fun to plan a Spring, Easter meal because there are so many fresh ingredients during the springtime. Plan your meal based on the people that are coming over, and also the time of day it is. Make sure that everyone’s needs are taken care of, so add a few non-dairy options, vegetarian, or vegan options, if necessary. Some of my favorite spring ingredients to include in dishes are peas, strawberries, ham, asparagus, and green beans.
If you are having an Easter dinner, make sure to add enough lighting so guests can see what they are doing, especially if you are having an outdoor Easter egg hunt, which can be so much fun! A few unique ways to add more lighting to your exterior is upgrading you sconces, adding tiki torches (it’s a bonus if it’s filled with mosquito repelling oil), and maybe even start a fire pit if it’s chilly out. This is a great way to warm up, cook up some fun smores, and add lighting to the outside of your home.
This is the best part of any family gathering, especially Easter! For kids, you can do an Easter egg hunt, like I mentioned above, and fill up Easter egg baskets. One of my favorite fancy additions to an Easter gathering is hiring an Easter bunny, or having someone dress up as the Easter bunny. Kids love this and it can be a great way to get some pictures.
Usually in the south, the temperature is relatively cold during Easter, but occasionally it is pretty warm outside, which is so nice when it happens. Either way, make sure your home has a regulated temperature so that your guests are comfortable the entire time. One way to easily control the temperature of your home (without having excessive energy costs) is buy investing in window tinting. For cold weather, window films adds a layer of insulation, which helps prevent cold temperatures from penetrating through the window. Window films reflects and disperses heat back into the room, they reduce cold spots inside your home, it improves comfort during the cold winter months, and it does this while saving on heating and cooling costs year round. If you are located in Georgia, UHS Window Tinting and Blinds can definitely help you out with not only your window tinting needs, but also with window treatments, like blinds. UHS Window Tinting and Blinds has been open and running since 2003, so they have an extensive history with window films and treatments. They carry a full line of 3M window film products that include sun control, safety and security features, and decorative films, so they can help you out, no matter what your wants and needs are when it comes to window films and treatments.