Now that spring seems to have actually sprung in the Bay Area, we performed our annual spring ritual over the weekend. We bought a new doormat. After seeing an ad, we ended up with this seagrass doormat for just $9.99 from Bed Bath & Beyond. While we're not big fans of disposable items, we're resigned to the fact that doormats just don't last very long. Last year we bought a Flip Flop Doormat, but after a year of sun and rain, the colors faded to almost nothing, and it was time for it to go. Now our entrance looks much more welcoming.