Monday, May 3, 2010

Spring has Sprung

Hello lovely readers! It's been good ol' spring time here in Toronto with fabulous weather over the last week and a hot spell today. It's been raining in the nighttime so all the flowers look extra beautiful in the morning. My favourite is my gigantic cherry blossom tree in my backyard. It is so pink and lovely and the fragrance the flowers give is intoxicating.



The lilacs in our garden are also in bloom, although the plant is young right now so it will not flower too much until a couple more years from now. I cannot wait until the roses start to bloom, although they come out in June.


We all know that spring marks the season of new beginnings, and what better way to start off these beginnings with new shoes? Over the weekend I checked out a BCBG sample sale and got two new pairs of heels. These gray ones are my favourite and they are quite comfortable.


The black ones, although not the most aesthetically pleasing off the foot, they look wonderful on. They are also comfortable (well, as comfortable a pair of heels can get!) and the rubber soles give me the assurance that I will not fall flat on my face and die. I was so temped to pick up at least 4 more pairs of shoes, but thankfully I did not. I'm trying to stay away from malls and sales and any places of blatant consumerism so I can save up for things that are important to me at the moment, like traveling. Also, my lack of steady long-term employment right now seems to be a huge factor in my spending!


However, spring just wouldn't be spring without spring cleaning. And what is cleaning without a vacuum to get rid of all those dirty, pesky dust bunnies? Last week, I picked up the Dyson DC23 Motorhead canister vacuum from Sears and let me tell you: it has changed my life. Seriously. I can't even begin to start raving about this fabulous product. Not only has it made my carpets feel nicer, it was so easy to use, lightweight and just all around spectacular. I read countless reviews for it and decided to take the plunge and at almost $750 with tax it wasn't a cheap buy. But if you're truly looking for the best clean of your life it is worth every penny. Plus, the five year warranty gives me a peace of mind that I didn't have with my previous vacuums (the phantom and a Panasonic canister). I'm going to see how it lasts over the next 5 months and whether it loses any power, but so far I am one happy lady. And yes, I am young, but I do like to vacuum :P


Have any of you ever tried a Dyson? What did you think?

Wishing you all a lovely week!