This post is sponsored by Greenleaf Gifts; all opinions are 100% my own.
Now that we’re past the pollen deluge that the South ‘enjoys’ in the spring, it’s time to get my outdoor living spaces ready for daily use. There are a few easy tips that I follow every year to get things ready for us to enjoy months of outdoor living (plus there are a few things I do to freshen up the inside, too).
The first step is pressure washing our porches and deck. If you don’t have a pressure washer, a garden hose works as well. I take a few minutes to blast away the pollen and any leaves or cobwebs that have accumulated during the winter.
The next step is to rinse my outdoor cushions, throws, and furniture, and refresh our outdoor herbs and flowers. Usually by this point I’m ready to take a break and enjoy a cool drink and a book!
Greenleaf Gifts asked us to partner with them on this post and share their new spring scents: Cucumber & Lily and Meadow Breeze. I tried them both and honestly had a hard time choosing my favorite. It was a close call, but Cucumber & Lily edged out Meadow Breeze by just the slightest bit, probably because in addition to the fresh scent, I just love the pink and green packaging.
Greenleaf was started in 1975 by a husband and wife team in Spartanburg, SC, and is now one of the largest home fragrance companies in the country. Now sold in over ninety countries, Greenleaf creates everyday fragrance solutions for the modern lifestyle.
I was able to try out their candles, travel tins, sachets, and reed diffusers and they’re a great way to bring the smell of spring to every area of your home!
These would be a perfect Mother’s Day gift, don’t you think? My son traditionally gives me candles and other things that smell wonderful, and these would look great packaged up in a cellophane bag with a bright pink or green bow.
Inside the house, I prep for spring by giving everything a thorough cleaning and dusting all of our flat surfaces. I change out my throw pillows from winter to spring colors and patterns and bring in plenty of fresh fruits and flowers.
I also throw open all the windows and air out the house to let in fresh air.
For those of you who who love fresh, floral scents, you’ll want to give Meadow Breeze a try. Our house was feeling kind of stale after several months with no fresh air flow, and Meadow Breeze got things smelling like spring within minutes with notes of bluebell, clove, lily, jasmine, and rose.
Good luck, and thanks for stopping by!