Spring is close. Some days I can feel it more than others. But nevertheless, it's close. The other day I was sifting through papers and mail and things that needed to be filed away. While doing so, I found a card that I was given a while back. Sometimes I keep cards, sometimes I don't. This one I hung onto. It had an encouraging message in it from a friend and the front of it was pretty. I thought instead of putting it away into a box (or another paper pile), I'd use it for a little pick-me-up around the house. I popped it in a frame I had kickin' around and had instant art.
Next time you're given a card with a pretty photo that you don't necessarily want to part with, think about putting it in a frame. Or keep an eye out in gift shops or when you're at the card store next. Cards can be an instant, inexpensive, pick-me-up for the house.
Could your house use a little pick-me-up? Keep in mind that sometimes all it takes is moving something around or repurposing an item in a way it's not generally intended for. What ways do you like to give your house a pick-me-up when you're needing a refresh?