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Spring Fever

I am so over the cloudy days around here.  I mean, day number eight or something with no end in sight!  But the rain also makes me feel like getting my hands dirty in a garden and watching things grow.  Which translates to planting some potted plants and watching them slowly die in the summer sun.  I do not have a green thumb.  I have even managed to kill a succulent.  It can be done!  (They don’t like the heat from the fireplace much.  Just FYI.)

I would like to continue my spring trends post.  And I can’t believe how much the late 70s/early 80s are in this season.  I mean, most of the dresses look like prom dresses from that era- ruffles, cotton dresses with floral patterns and romantic little details.  You know very similar to this one-

Suddenly I’m smelling baby oil on sunburned skin and I have an overwhelming desire to break out the Doctor Scholl’s slides with the wooden bottoms.  I am totally dating myself here but I can remember when ladies used to deep condition their hair with mayo. And I would be playing dress up in some old flouncy dress (just like the ones on trend for spring) and some wooden clogs.  Ah, the early 80s were a good time!

I guess these trends are bringing me back to my childhood and not in an utterly disgusting kind of way- like the late 80s, early 90s.  I have had some time to miss them.

Here are a few fun options for spring-

Women’s Crochet Yoke Shift Dress by Xhilaration from Target, $24.99 $24.99

Women’s Maxi Dress Petal Pink by Xhilaration from Target, $32.99 $32.99

Women’s Floral Print Maxi Dress by Mossimo from Target, $29.99 $29.99

Are you seeing the pattern here?  All I can say is, wow, girly, feminine looks are really back. My inner hippie is loving this as I think the boho trend is pushing most of these looks.  But there is something so nostalgic and familiar about this trend.

And for those of you born in the 90s or above, I’m sure this is exciting as it’s probably your first time through! 🙂


Spring Fever

Spring Tulip

Spring Tulip

Image credit “Red Tutip” by panuruangjan at

Red Tutip” by panuruangjan

Incase you missed it, you can read about our trip to Disney on the Real Housewives of Eastern Iowa’s blog.  Some things I would add:

1)  I am can now give you helpful tips on visiting Disney.

2)  Laying by the pool in February is one of the best things ever.

And I also have spring fever.  Returning to a pile of snow and school cancellations due to snowstorms is painful.  I finally took down all of my evergreen decor, minus the front porch because who wants to be outside in this weather?

My house feels naked.  And I have the desire to throw away everything I own and start over.  Does anyone else have this feeling?  I think it’s spring fever.

I have also decided our home needs about six more closets.  The sad part is I’ve been going through each room in our home since Christmas trying to clear out “stuff” and get rid of our clutter.  I’m not sure how they had a family of six in a small cabin in the woods. Maybe I should call this blog post cabin fever instead of spring fever.  Clearly I know where they came up with that saying!

Here are my remedies for stir craziness:

1) Shopping

a) because it is the cure-all for everything and

b) because something new might cheer this place up

2) Purging- it’s time to get nasty with those things that come with guilty (inherited), were presents (guilt again) or you haven’t used in a year

3) Paint- because in my world it is also the cure-all for everything

May I take you along on all of these adventures with me.  Are you ready?