Every year after going through a mad rush of cleaning in the spring, I treat myself to flowers... lots and lots of flowers. I fill a vase for just about every room and take it all in for a while.
When I was younger my bedroom was always a disaster area. Once on a rare occassion when I actually spent time and got it all clean, my dad brought me home a bouquet of roses for my dresser. It was motivation to keep it all clean and beautiful forever at least for a little while. When I put the flowers around the house at the end of Spring Cleaning I always think back to that.
In the last few years I've become partial to yellow flowers for the house in the spring. Yellow tulips preferably... They just seem so cheerful, which is perfect after a long winter. The flowers in my garden won't bloom for at least another 3-4 weeks, so I'm going to stop on my way home today and get myself a little treat for now.
Treat yourself to a little something special!