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by Kiran on April 1, 2011 · 9 comments

in Asides, Shopping & Fashion

Spring is finally here! And wishing it would stay longer :) Pretty birds chirping away, flowers and sweet scent in the air. Roses are blooming in the garden. I am sure the tulips in Amsterdam are just as beautiful this time of the year. What’s in your garden?

It’s time for spring cleaning. Last Sunday, we both gathered through our belongings, bagged and headed out to drop.

Rule is simple: If we’ve not worn specific clothing items for a year, it goes out for donation. No excuse of hoarding items that can help others who are in need.

There are many clothes & drop boxes around Central Florida. This one in particular is located close to Mall at Millenia area. Simply bag clothing’s, tie it securely and place it in the bin. As simple as ABC. Of course you can donate to any local shelters & Goodwill. We thought we’d do it differently this year.

I usually have my camera with me whenever we are out. Car rides can be boring, but I try to find inspiration for photography such as photographing through hubby’s sunglasses. At a red light stop of course :)

IKEA!

A trip to Ikea was essential to look out for furnishings and storage ideas. These are some of our favorite picks to decorate a small or medium space. It’s all about utilizing small square footage that some of us may have, to advantage.

Love this slim storage unit and bed box that has storage capacity. We are still looking through other photos for inspiration, but we are at a good start :) With literally miles of walking and growling stomach, we headed over to Ikea’s food court.

Snacks

Chicken fingers and fries – brings back childhood memories :)

I love Ikea’s Swedish Almond Tart. A slight tinge of sweetness and creaminess. Just the way we like it. Coffee was in tow, not photographed :D

We would be cheering India team during Cricket World Cup finals with Sri Lanka tomorrow! What are your plans for the weekend? Have a great one :)

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1 Ameena April 2, 2011 at 10:03 AM

Oh yes, the clothing drop is my best friend…I am constantly shifting things out as Maya gets taller every 5 seconds and my in-laws and parents don’t realize she couldn’t possibly wear everything they buy her!!

That is one amazing photo Kiran! You are super talented with a camera – please don’t judge my terrible photos!!
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2 Kiran April 2, 2011 at 9:23 PM

Ameena,
That’s what grandparents do. All the time. How lucky kids are these days. I grew up pretty much wearing hand-me-downs ;)
You are great at words (humor) and I am not too bad with camera. Want to trade off some time? :)

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3 Holli April 2, 2011 at 10:56 AM

I love IKEA. We have one near my house and I go quite a lot. The pictures on your blog are beautiful….. I love your photographic eye!

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4 Kiran April 2, 2011 at 9:25 PM

Holli,
Thanks for the compliments honey. I love your photography 52 week photos as well. Great job! :)

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5 dinu April 3, 2011 at 4:49 AM

looks like you guys had a nice time :)

we are moving to a different rented house next month, will have to get rid of some of our old stuff and find some nice storage ideas too :D
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6 Kiran April 5, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Dinu,
Indeed it was a well-spent time! Good luck with your move – its the best time to de-clutter, organize and begin from scratch. I believe Ikea hasn’t arrive in India. But I am sure you can find great carpenters if you need to custom-build effective storage. Would you blog about your move? ;)

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7 sonia April 3, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Hi Kiran,
Nice pictures of birds chirping around in spring and a great way to clean your house and contribute to a noble cause….thnks !
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8 Kiran April 5, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Hi Sonia,
Thanks honey. Comment’s like yours always brighten my day :)

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