As for the inside, it still helped to brighten things up to get out some decor that said "Welcome, Springtime!" (I actually did this several weeks ago, but have just been really bad about getting a post up with the pics.)
I'm actually most excited about my 'junky' windows that I've added to the living room.
And this little birdy nest! I was sitting in the livingroom one morning looking out the window thinking, "I think want to buy a little nest for my porcelain bird...", and then, lo and behold, something in the tree out in the yard caught my eye. A little nest! I went to carefully inspect, and make sure I wasn't about to disturb any babies or upset a nearby Mama. Nope! The nest was empty! I carefully plucked it out and added to my collection.
A few $1 forsythia branches from Michael's has done wonders as well. First I used a bunch to make a bright wreath for my door...
And then stuck a few here and there in various sized vases (leftover candle jars I cleaned out) along with some fake purple thingys of some sort that I also picked up at Michaels. Of course, as I said, that was a few weeks ago, and I get kinda bored easily, so by now they are rearranged and brightening up my bathroom! That's a lot of versatility for about $5 for all (including the door wreath...)!!
Of course, now I have all sorts of real lovliness blooming outside that I'm going to be cutting and bringing in, and I simply must get some hyacinths now too...it's a sweet-smelling Easter tradition! (They're one of my favorites!)
So what about you...what is saying 'spring!' in your home?