Enjoy spring to the fullest!
Spring is here again, the season of re-birth, freshness and the doorway to summer. But why should we celebrate spring and how do we enjoy spring to the fullest extend?
The first thing that is wonderful about spring is the flowers everywhere. They pop up in fields, on trees and even in between the pavement stones. To really celebrate these beautiful gems of nature, you can do a couple of things. For a start, you can start planting them in your garden. Since the fear of frost is over and the land is warming up again, there’s no better time to plant!
If you don’t have a garden, you can of course also buy flowers in a pot of put them in a vase to bring nature into your home. And, if you really want to harness the beauty of flowers to their fullest, you can also use them in your food. There are many edible flowers in the world and many are used as garnish, so why not do the same? If you’re not able to get real flowers, you could of course also enjoy fake ones to put in a vase, since that’s a lot cheaper!
Fresh air and scents
You could enjoy the scents from those flowers in the form of home sprays and essential oils in your home as well. If you want to know more about how their scents can affect you, read my post on powerful scents! Another thing I love about spring is the opportunities it brings to enjoy the fresh air. Since the weather is slowly getting better, it’s nicer to go outside for a long walk and you can open up the windows without freezing inside. Nothing beats the scent of freshly cut grass in the spring’s air. This will all help you to also clean the air in your home, so don’t forget this part when you’re spring cleaning!
I must admit, I love forest greens, royal blues and bordeaux reds, but it is really nice to freshen up in spring with a lighter colour palette as well. This is something I see in fashion, make-up and home decor this time of the year and it’s almost gives us hope that the dark days are over. Even nature gets brighter and more colourful again! So, get out your whites, beiges, pastels, yellows and pinks, it’s time to shine bright! This also goes perfectly together with the trend of spring cleaning, since it’s the perfect time to also switch out your decorations and your closet now.
Welcome to the world
Another thing that is almost synonymous to spring is the birth of young animals and what can make you happier than seeing happy lambs playing in the fields and little chicks running around their mommy chicken. So, to really enjoy spring, I tend to look for the animals. This can be at local farms and petting zoo’s, where you can actually give them a cuddle as well. However, you can also just look around in nature, for instance the sounds of whistling birds at our windows. When stress levels are high, animals can give you everything you need: love, entertainment and warmth. You could also look if having a pet would suit your lifestyle if you’d like an animal closer to you daily.
Get into the kitchen
We’ve already discussed edible flowers, but there are lots of things that change in a culinary way when spring comes around. To keep us warm in winter, we tend to eat more heavy meals. However, with the sun showing up again, we tend to eat somewhat lighter meals as well. This also has to do with the vegetables and fruits that can optimally be produced in spring, like asparagus, apricots, spinach, peas and pineapples. This allows you to try some very different type of dishes this time of the year, which means you can get as creative as you’d like. I for instance like poke bowls more with warm weather, or a nice pulled chicken wrap, instead of heavy stews. Shopping seasonally is often also cheaper and the produce is at it’s best, so it even tastes better. No reason not to do it!
I hope you likes this post and that it made you more excited about this new season as well! What’s your favourite spring habit or what makes you enjoy spring to the fullest? Let me know in the comments below! And if you want regular updates on this blog, please subscribe and get a free e-book on saving money, so you can also start fresh financially! You can also follow me on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter, so you’ll never have to miss a new post.
Lots of love,
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