Spring is here! I repeat: SPRING IS HERE!!!!!
Clearly, I’m a little excited about this. As most of you know by now, I am not a fan of winter. In fact, I hate winter with the passion of 1000 suns. I don’t do well in cold, snow infuriates me (and makes me feel unsafe), and I count down the days until spring from day 1 of winter. I know, you’re all wondering why I live in Chicago if I can’t handle winters. Trust me, if it wasn’t for the fact I grew up here, my whole family is here, and I have deep roots here, I’d be somewhere else.
While the weather app still appears to have a snowflake or two on the radar (typical), since today is the first day of spring, I’m getting myself in the mood for some springtime vibes starting today. What better way to start off a new season than with a bucket list of spring things to do? Here’s my spring 2018 bucket list.
Spring Bucket List
Buy fresh flowers. Fresh flowers don’t make an appearance in my home very often (hubby doesn’t like spending $ on things that are already dead), but spring is a special occasion that literally centers around florals, freshness, and new life. Fresh flowers definitely help set the tone for a beautiful season.
Go for a walk. Outside! Without freezing!
Burn a spring candle
Diffuse spring essential oils. A great combination is Joy (from Young Living) and lemon. So fresh, clean, and happy!
Open the windows. I love having the windows open, but of course, in order to prevent freezing, I’ve had to keep them closed since November. I’m anxiously awaiting the first day that it’s over 55 or 60 degrees so I can open the windows, let winter out, and let some fresh spring air in.
Walk a 5k: Every year my mom is involved with the March of Dimes 5k. It’s a great cause to help babies who might need a little extra aid after they are born. I happen to be a March of Dimes baby, as is my oldest cousin, so this cause is important to my mom. Since I am the active one in the family, I do the walking while my mom talks with people at her designated booth. Fingers crossed it’s warm out that day, but either way, I’ll be outside, taking in the fresh air, and raising money for a good cause. If you’d like to donate to the March of Dimes on behalf of myself and my mom, head over to my page and donate what you can. We both appreciate any donations to this great cause that saves lives.
Spring Cleaning. The spring cleaning adventure started in my home yesterday since my husband is currently home to help me out this week. I made a list of everything that needs to be done in each and every room of the house (OCD much?), and my goal is to tackle it little by little over the next few weeks. We’re not just cleaning out dust and grime, but we’re reorganizing, purging, and getting rid of things we don’t want, need, or haven’t used. It’s always such a great feeling to get organized. As a matter of fact, as soon as I’m done with this post I will be tackling my office.
Spring Pedicure. Not only are my feet way overdue for their routine pedicure, but it’s time to get rid of the dark purple and time to bring in a nice pastel (this shade is my favorite). It will likely still be purple (my favorite color), but it’s still a change.
Wash the car. This is SO very necessary…
Wardrobe refresh. This technically falls under the spring cleaning umbrella, but I feel like tackling my wardrobe is also a beast all its own. Time to go through and get rid of anything with stains or holes, things that are past their prime, and items I simply don’t wear anymore. A refreshed wardrobe always feels so nice, even if you don’t buy a single new item (although that does make it even better).