#15: Things You Like About Spring
Totally procrastinated on this one. It didn’t start feeling like Spring until this week, so I was totally and completely bitter about it. Finally, this week is in at least the upper 50’s with SUN and a little rain here and there. I WILL TAKE IT.
While I might complain about the cold, when I lived in Florida – one of the things I truly and deeply missed were the seasons. I think growing up in Maryland, where you have a definitive winter, spring, summer, and fall – you get a little antsy if you’re in a place without them. Yes, its nice to not freeze your arse off 5 months of the year – but when your sister who lives in New Orleans starts making videos throwing fall leaf cutouts around her living room in November (true story – sorry Chelsea lol) – you know its an issue to not experience these beautiful seasons. And, I will be totally truthful here: When I was driving back home to Maryland/ West Virginia on November 2, 2013, I cried as I was driving through the fall trees. To me, the seasons mean ‘home’.
#1: Flip-Flops and Sandals
I totally love boots (especially my Sorel snow boots!!) but – there’s nothing like that day when your toes can be free and its FLIP FLOP TIME!
#2: Flowers and Leaves, Bees and Bunnies!
Of course, one of the best things about Spring is all the new life that comes out. The flowers starting popping up, the trees start regrowing their beautiful green leaves, the bees start buzzing around again, and the bunnies and birds start skirting our yard and fields. (You know those bunnies stay as far away from that big ol’ Great Dane as possible!)
#3: Spring Cleaning!
Uh, so I may be crazy, but we just finally got the house “in order” and I’m so excited. Meaning, we’ve gotten rid of all the extra furniture and beds laying around the house. (Literally – there was a box spring in the living room against the wall for like two weeks after we bought our new awesome bed.) So now – its ON. All the cleaning, all the final decluttering, all the reorganizing! And all the projects! We just got the pieces for our new mantel and got the trim for the top of our kitchen wainscoting. ALL THE THINGS!
Good weather = good music. We’re lucky enough to have a concert venue practically in our backyard and my MOST FAVORITE BAND is playing there this year! YAY!
#5: Bonfires and Parties on the Deck
One of my most favorite things is having our friends over for a beer or two and a cookout. And they always end with a bonfire! Cannot wait! As long as mother nature continues to cooperate!!
What are your favorite things about spring?!