Sunday, March 20, 2011


today is the first day of spring and the one and only word to describe that is YAY!!!!  as usual for ohio, this has been a long, cold winter and i think everyone in the area is ready for some nice weather, us included.  we have spent way too much time trapped in this house.  this winter wasn't even a good winter, as every time we had snow, it was hovering around 0 degrees, which is much too cold for little ones to be outside playing.  to make our house even worse in the winter, we keep our blinds down and curtains drawn almost all the time because our windows aren't the best and let in so much cold air that we'd be broke paying our heat bill otherwise.  off and on for the past week, it's been nice enough to have the windows open and it has been fantastic!  so much natural light and air getting in does wonders for the soul.

this time of year is also great because we get our tax refund money and get to decide what to do with it.  let's face it, most of it goes towards debt, but we do spend some of it.  our first springification (my very own word--nice, huh?) project was today, which is fitting for the first day of spring.  we decided to add more to the natural light and air available to our house by adding a storm door.  after a little research, we found the one we wanted at lowe's and picked it up on our way home from church today.  silly me forgot to take a "before" picture, but here is our new improved front door, complete with storm door.

To top it off, today was a great day to utilize it!  we had debated having it installed, but being the bargain-savvy (read: cheap) person that i am, i was confident we could do it, and alas, we did a fantastic job and installed it with no problems.  i love that it has a retractable screen so the glass when you look out is a clear view and then you can pull the screen down for some fresh air.  i think it's a great addition to our house and a great way to ring in spring!

what projects are you planning for spring?


  1. Love it!

    We need a new screen door SO BAD. I think the one we have may be older than I am. We've been meaning to replace it since we bought our house 5 years ago, but somehow there's always something else that takes precedence over that particular improvement.


    Maybe this year.

    I love the retractable screen ones like you have. Those seem so handy! And I'm happy to hear you were able to install it yourselves because we have worried about having to pay extra for installation.

  2. I am SO JEALOUS of your screen door!! I have been asking for once since we moved in almost 4 years ago. I want one bad!!