Spring is the welcome breath of fresh air that we all need after the dreary winter months. Spring can be fickle in the Pacific Northwest, as it can often feel a lot like winter. I like to look for the subtle cues that the seasons are changing. For me, it’s hearing the chorus of frogs return to our ponds, and seeing our tulips beginning to bud. The never-ending rain during the springtime months can be hard to handle, so it’s fun to have a seasonal to-do list to keep the time feeling rich. It’s also important to have a good balance of indoor and outdoor activities. But sometimes you need to just throw on your rain boots and enjoy the puddles!
I have always loved making these lists, but it has been particularly fun to share them with you all and hear what’s on your lists! You can check out my autumn list and my winter list on the blog. Tell me, what’s on your spring to-do list? I’d love to know! Maybe I’ll see you at the cherry blossoms!
- Visit my alma mater, The University of Washington, to see the beautiful cherry blossoms in bloom. There’s nothing like it!
- Finally learn how to make a flower crown from my favorite florist, Leah Erickson Floral. You may remember her from all the gorgeous blooms at Julian’s first birthday party.
- Book “The Perfect Facial” with Blush by Brenna to get my Springtime glow on. Bye bye dull winter skin!
- Work on our home’s curb appeal. I tend to focus all of my energy on our home’s interiors, so our exterior is lacking some charm right now. Would love to put in more pavers and have a proper entryway into our home.
- Take a sunny day trip to our family’s beach cabin. The cabin is in Home, WA, a former nudist colony, and one of the most beautiful spots in Washington. We simply don’t visit enough.
- Add some spring color to our home with simple pieces like fresh flowers, colorful pillows and vibrant dish towels. Love these blues, and these pinks.
- Perfect my lemon ricotta pancake recipe for Easter Sunday breakfast.
- Deep clean the house from top to bottom. I have a few helpful lists saved to my Pinterest that I’ve always wanted to stick to, but could never make it past three weeks. Maybe this is my season.
- Bake with seasonal produce. Strawberries, lemons, and rhubarb come to mind. Yum!
- Take Julian to his first Mariner’s baseball game at Safeco Field. Garlic fries please.