Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spring Cleaning Crushes!

Happy Friday Eve! Hope everyone plans to enjoy the upcoming weekend, I know I certainly do after a busy week in the office. Today's post started off as a general "crushes" post, but then a theme started to emerge - that's right, spring cleaning! So, without further ado, here are my current spring cleaning crushes...

1. Angela from

I discovered Angela's website/blog earlier this week after searching for a Green Monster recipe, and spent most of my free time the past few days perusing recipes, reading inspiring stories, and drooling over the items in her bakery. I've also made a Green Monster every morning this week, and it feels great to do something good for my health - plus, it tastes great! I'm "spring cleaning' my diet, and this website is oh so helpful. Don't know what a Green Monster is? Trust me, you want to find out. Go here to whip up one of your own - you'll thank me (and Angela!) later.

2. New Bedding!
After years of having a duvet and struggling to stuff my king-sized down comforter back in it each time I washed it, I'd had enough. Thankfully, Target has some really cute bedding that didn't break the bank! Behold the lovelies:

Pebble Quilt and Shams by Target Home. Pillows by DwellStudio for Target

A close up of the pillows - these are GORGEOUS in person, and 100% silk!

3. New bathroom accessories
Nothing freshens up a bathroom like new accessories. I plan on purchasing the following from for the master bathroom (all images from

Arbor Shower Curtain

Stone Resin Bath Accessories
Cirrus Rug in Pollen

4. Method's Le Scrub Bathroom Cleaner
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I read about this uh-may-zing product in this month's Reader's Digest. (Yes, I am aware that I am only 29. No, I don't get the large-print version. Yet.) I squirt some of this on my trusty extendable-handle bathroom scrubber, and my least favorite chore is over in no time. Plus it smells good. AND they don't test on animals, which is always crush-worthy in my book.

5. A fresh breeze!
Finally, spring cleaning wouldn't be complete in my house without the windows open and a fresh, warm, breeze - ushering winter away for at least the next 6 months. 


What are your spring cleaning crushes/must-haves?


  1. Thank you for such kind words!! :) Made me smile.
    I am in love with your Target purchases...I can't wait until they open in Canada (2012 or 2013 I think!). They have the most gorgeous stuff. I love those pillows.

  2. Thank you for being such an inspiration for healthy living! :) I didn't know Target isn't in Canada yet! Hope you get them soon, they are addicting. Thanks for the compliment on the pillows :)

  3. Oooh new bedding! Very exciting, I love the grey and yellow.

    Target - I'm also jealous as we don't have 'em YET in Canada... can't wait until we dooooo.

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

    PS - the 'George' cape is from Walmart, so technically you DO have that store ;)

  4. A.Co, thanks so much for letting me know about the cape! You are right, we do have that store! ;)