The calendar says Spring has arrived and my mind agrees

While San Diego’s weather rarely gives us something to complain about, I still rejoice at the signs of springtime in San Diego that include:

  • The beautiful freeway daisies that are in bloom everywhere you drive.  Bright shots of purple iceplant, orange poppies and yellow daisies actually make any drive less tedious.
  • Longer days take a bit getting used to but always signal spring to me with the very soon to arrive summer.  And summer nights mean concerts in the park in Coronado, BBQ’ing with friends, sipping tea and enjoying a magazine outdoors on a sunny afternoon and, best of all, swim lessons with my grandbabies.  No, I don’t get in the pool with them.  That is my gift to everyone else in the area!  Instead, I stand on the edge and watch them and give them silent thumbs up and wrap them in a cozy towel when they get out.  Just to see the sheer joy on their face while in the water is delightful!
  • Spring decorating that would include daffodils that explode in a vase.  They last just a few days but they sure bring a smile to your face when you walk into the room.  Time to get rid of the heavy bronze and brown pillows and throws and replace them with brighter colors.  For some reason I am hooked on sunny yellow this year and am trying to scatter it everywhere I can.  It looks so good with everything including my leopard print dining room chairs or my newly recovered Ikat print chairs with the mustard velvet back.

How about this touch of yellow?

Send me there now!  photo courtesy of sweethomestyle.tumblr via pinterest

Send me there now! photo courtesy of sweethomestyle.tumblr via pinterest

Not a great photo but look at those daffodils!

Not a great photo but look at those daffodils!

This little yellow bowl was a great find at Home Goods and adds just the right amount of yellow to the table

This little yellow bowl was a great find at Home Goods and adds just the right amount of yellow to the table

Even the jelly beans add a touch of yellow

Even the jelly beans add a touch of yellow

And is there anything cuter than my Ella Bella enjoying a sunny spring day in her yellow top?!  Absolutely delicious!!  What signals springtime to you?

ella in sunglasses

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About hayniedi

What about me? In a nutshell I am a middle-aged interior designer and freelance writer, mother of an amazing 27 year old daughter, wife to my semi-retired lawyer husband and step-grandma to two delicious babies. From my earliest memories I have been fascinated with interior decorating and love to share my passion for beautiful rooms with anyone who will listen. Join me on this blog as my husband and I enter our empty nest years and move back into the first home we bought when we were first married that has been a rental for the past 15 years. I will share our experience with remodeling as well as other ideas and thoughts that I hope will inspire you.
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