Three Ways to Celebrate Spring
Spring is such a glorious time! With the longer days, warmer sunshine, and beautiful bird songs, we are all susceptible to Spring Fever. Although some of us may need to keep our sweaters handy, there are warm temperatures in much of the country. What do you love to do to celebrate Spring?
Celebrate Spring Indoors
Spring means new. New growth: grass, flowers, and blossoming trees. We feel new inside and often want to wear new clothes and refresh our homes. We might take down heavy drapes and replace them with sheer panels. Using lighter colors in our bedding and accessories can bring a feeling of lightness and newness to our surroundings. When it’s warm it’s wonderful to open our windows and let in the breezes of March and April. I love to replace my heavy-scented candles with a lighter scent, such as linen, cherry blossom, or lemon.
My home decor can be influenced by the weather and season. I love to put heavy quilts and blankets in storage and choose to pull out lighter colors and fabrics. I also love to add more plants indoors and out. House plants, potted flowers, and cut flowers make me feel happier than anything else I can do. I started ordering cut flowers recently to make my home as cheerful as possible. Where is your favorite place to order flowers? My niece lives in New York and says that PlantShed has the best flowers in NYC. Their arrangements are gorgeous! I can’t wait to add potted geraniums on my porch. I’ve always been partial to red geraniums. They bring so much cheer to the front of the home.
Celebrate Spring Outside
Another favorite way to celebrate Spring is to take your meals out-of-doors. Do you have a patio, porch, or deck? With winter ended, do a little spring cleaning and get your outdoor area ready for meals. Spruce up the area with an outdoor rug and some potted plants. Dress up your table with some cute placemats. Plan a fun meal that your family will love. Order your groceries by delivery to save time. If you have a grill, it’s a great time to grill your favorite meat or fish. If you add a few sides the family will love this and want to eat out often.
Celebrate Spring Deliciously
Celebrating Spring can’t be complete without a new recipe or menu. We all have our favorite spring-time and Easter dishes. But, it’s so much fun to try a new recipe. Are you a baker? Or do you prefer cooking vegan, Southern, or soul food? Grab a new cookbook from your local bookstore or browse online to find something that looks delicious. Another adventurous thing to do is to create a charcuterie board. There are so many options to try!
It’s so much fun to try a new recipe and, it’s also a great idea to try a new cooking method. Did you get a new appliance this year? You could work on mastering it. Try something new that helps you to save time. Use that extra time to spend outdoors in the beautiful weather. Whether you live in New York, San Diego, or Dallas, you’ll enjoy celebrating Spring in your own unique way.
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I’m definitely one to celebrate Spring outdoors. Love to see everything brightening up again.
My favorite is to visit the Denver Botanic Gardens in the Spring. (and the summer, fall and even winter)
Thanks for these . I like to celebrate inside and out.
In the winter our patio becomes a catch all for anything snow/mud related banished from the house. In the spring we clean up, dust off and ready everything for spring. We are doing that this weekend. Can’t wait to grill!
I love getting our outdoor spaces cleaned off and ready to use in late spring! I too tend to go through the house and swap our decor items and we’re always trying new recipes.
It’s so nice when we can get outdoors without a coat! You have so many good cooks and taste-testers at your house 🙂
Soon be time for fresh spring asparagus.
I love this time of year so much and like to celebrate it outdoors for sure.
As the ewather gets warmer and it is nice to sit outdoors I appreciate the different settings you have stated–indoors and out.
My daughter and I love take walks in the Spring.
three wonderful ways to celebrate.
Spring is my favorite season. My allergies disagree,
Spring is just around the corner. You can almost smell it in the air.
Spring has sprung! Thanks for the ideas.
Spring always feels like new possibilities
I love when the weather is warm enough to sit on my balcony and read
Bring on Spring, great ideas, thanks.