At the end of the week, when you find yourself with a messy, dirty, disorganized home, your lazy self probably isn’t up for a weekend of spring cleaning — considering the time-consuming cleaning process. But who says cleaning should be time-consuming? Even if you rarely clean the house, you can start practicing these 20 home cleaning tips to restore your home’s luster in half the time! Let’s do it! Continue reading 20 Quick Home Cleaning Tips for Every Lazy Homeowner→
Not an Oil Painting: Flowering Tree in The Rain (All Photos By Gail)
We haven’t had much of a winter in NYC, but that doesn’t mean I’m not looking forward to spring! In fact, the siting of 14th street’s first flowering tree of the season made me think back to May of 2019, when my pal Jamie and I made plans to attend the annual Cherry Blossom Festival (Sakura Matsuri) at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The fact that it happened to be pouring down rain that day did not dampen our adventurous spirits! Continue reading Ten Flowers Photographed in the Rain→
Looking now at this Baby-Pink Toy Pickup Truck whose bed is filled with a cargo of pastel-colored eggs and tulips, it just seems so obvious that it should have been the week’s Pink Thing on Good Friday, but I wasn’t playing close enough attention. So, my bad — you get it two weeks later. Still in plenty of time for spring!
Photographed in the Front Window of TJ Maxx, Located on the Corner of West 57th Street and 8th Avenue in Manhattan.
Decorating is something a lot of people associate with special occasions, such as birthdays or Halloween. It can be fun to put out unique adornments for these events, particularly if you’re hosting a party. People also think about decorating when moving to a new home.
Your decor does more than fill a space. It can impact your mood, and redecorating is an effective way to give yourself a mental boost each season. Instead of adding holiday decor throughout the year, transforming your indoor and outdoor spaces can help you embrace the new season. Let’s explore some fun decor for each season!
Cherry Tree Blossoms in Brooklyn’s Greenwood Cemetery (All Photos By Gail)
Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day, so I wanted to celebrate something from the earth that adds value to my life each time I leave my house. For me right now, that means spring flowers. We didn’t get to fully enjoy the unique beauty of spring in 2020, due to the pandemic lockdown, but now many parks and botanical gardens are reopened and in full bloom. On the weekends especially, I try to spend as much time outside as possible, and flowers are my favorite subject to photograph. Please enjoy this carefully-curated selection of ten beautiful flowers taken during my recent adventures in and around the NYC area.
As soon as weather turns from winter to spring, you are going to see a full spectrum of jewel-hued tulips pop up all over NYC. These guys were hanging out in a public planter in the Flatiron District.