April 8, 2016

Let’s talk about spring! I love this season of blooming flowers, warm sunny days, and new beginnings. When I wrote a post about how to get the most out of winter, I found myself going back to it when I was feeling like winter would never end or trying to think of things to do, so I wrote another list of things to do to celebrate spring. There’s not much to do here in the town I live in, so sometimes I have to make my own fun.

As much as I loved winter, I’m ready for warm weather, walks around my neighborhood, and for trees in bloom.  It snowed earlier this week, so with this list, I’m hoping that spring is on its way. Here’s how I hope to make the most out of it:

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1. Learn how to make cold brew coffee. I’m slightly obsessed with this recipe from The Pioneer Woman. You have to tinker with it a bit to get the ratios you want, but her suggestion is a good starting point. I always keep a pitcher of it in my fridge when it’s warm out.

2. Buy a journal and just write. I just bought myself this journal from an Etsy seller. If you love Harry Potter, you will love her journal series. I love it because it’s small enough to fit in a small purse, so I can take it everywhere.

3. Get an adult coloring book. It’s such a meditative, calming hobby. I have this one and I love it.

4. Visit a friend or family member you haven’t seen in a long time.

5. Buy a nice bottle of wine and drink it for no reason at all.

6. Take a walk around your neighborhood and pay attention the little shops and restaurants. Whenever I walk around, I feel like I discover so much more than when I’m in the car.

7.  Support a local business, farm, or restaurant.

8. Spend an entire day unplugged.

9. Go on a hike.

10. Do something for yourself. Whether it’s a long walk, a home cooked meal, a bubble bath, or a treat from the bookstore, make some time to take care of you.

11. Grab a book and read outside.

12. Grow something you can eat. Even if it’s something small like herbs.

13. Spring cleaning! Open the windows to let the fresh air in, and give your home a deep clean. Bonus points if you end up donating things you don’t need to charity.

14. Go through all of your favorite photos from the holidays and print some out.

15. Have a picnic in the park.

16. Take an art class. Or just go outside and draw.

17. Exercise outside. Ride your bike, do outdoor yoga, or take a walk.

18. Hang something new up on your walls.

19. Visit a winery.

20. Do something you’ve always wanted to do but never had time for. Spring is all about new beginnings.

What are your favorite things to do in the spring?
What new beginnings are you looking forward to?

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8 responses to “Spring bucket list.”

  1. Heidi says:

    This is a great list! One time I started coloring a Mandala in an adult coloring book, but got frustrated because there was so much to color! haha Maybe I should try again. We will definitely be taking some bike rides soon if our weather ever warms up!

    • Carolann says:

      I can’t wait to ride my bike! My husband is building us bikes and I’m so excited for him to finish and for the weather to warm up. I love adult coloring books! It’s super calming to me. There might be some less intricate designs out there?

  2. Emma says:

    What a fab list – I might just have to print this out!

    • Carolann says:

      Do it!! Although, I’m sure there is no shortage of things to do in London in the springtime!! I checked one thing off of my list last night. Nick and I went to a wine tasting event at a winery near our house. It was so much fun and a great way to kick off spring in the cold!

  3. Sara says:

    I am hoping that spring will actually arrive here soon so we can get outside more. There is snow in the forecast tomorrow!

    • Carolann says:

      It’s supposed to snow here in Connecticut today too! I have a friend coming to visit and I was really hoping we would get to go outside and do some springtime stuff. I cannot believe this crazy weather!

  4. These are all great ideas to get you in the spring mood! I love the one about supporting local businesses and about unplugging for a day! I know that I spend way too much time with an electronic in my hand. Reading a book outside would be perfect right now. In Texas we really only have about another month before it’s almost too hot to do anything outside for an extended period of time!

    • Carolann says:

      I hope you get to soak up every second of that springtime weather Ashley! I have never been to Texas but my husband has friends from there so he’s been for weddings and stuff. He loves it.

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