With the sun shining practically every day now and spring arriving tomorrow, I'm motivated to start making some changes. My talented and obliging web designer, Karen Valentine is working with me to create a complete makeover on the design of Lavender Cottage. I love the original design but when Karen gave a gentle nudge last year that an updated look was in order, I dragged my heels until now because I have the type of personality that doesn't like change.
I realize updating in various aspects of one's life is essential whether it be home decor, clothing or the simple undertaking of social media. Even my young hairdresser recently insisted on a different and more modern hairstyle so in recalling the term I've heard from blogging sister BJ who blogs at Sweet Nothings I said "I want to look sassy'. This must be a southern term but I sure like it! (adj. full of spirit)
Every so often I'll use this large teacup that actually holds the same amount of tea as a mug and it's a welcome change as I don't have to run to the teapot as often.
Here's a big change - no scone in sight for afternoon tea because I'm trying to lose weight. There has to be something to nosh with afternoon tea though, a habit for years from when I was working. A couple of celebration biscuits with dark chocolate are a little higher in calories than I'd like but I allow for them with my planning. Speaking of which, I use My Fitness Pal, a free app recommended by one of our daughters.
Switching to dark chocolate for the health benefits was a small challenge as we grew up with milk chocolate but I find a little goes a long way with the dark for chocolate cravings.
The winter snowflake dishes and snowmen were packed away this week with the Lennox Butterfly Meadows china returning to the cupboards. Spring decor of bunnies and birds returned to the hall table and throughout the rest of the house. That's a Scentsy burner on the right and if I had remembered to turn it on you would have seen the birds on it.
Well, that's enough changes for for me right now but I foresee more in the future as the gardens awake and come to life.
Any changes in your life? Any desire for a new hairstyle to look 'sassy' too? :-)