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20 Things To Do In Spring

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1.) Wake early one morning to go strawberry picking and spend the afternoon baking a strawberry pie. Here’s my favorite recipe.

2.) Plan a girls trip to some place you’ve never to before.

3.) Play tourist in your own city/town by going to an event happening in your area. In the warmer months, there are usually more outdoor events and activities happening. Don’t be afraid to check ’em out. I promise you they won’t be lame! Give your town more credit! It’s your home after all.

4.) Take a spontaneous day trip one weekend. Don’t waste any time planning. Just hop in the car and go. Spontaneous trips are always the most rememberable; mainly, because you remember everything that you forgot to do! At least you’ll have a great story to tell when you do #16!

5.) Go on a picnic at your local park!


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6.) Spring clean your space. Instead of trying to get it done all in one day, take it slow. I love to use Pick up Limes’ 30 days to Minimalism as a guide. It focuses on decluttering one section at a time.

7.) From all the spring cleaning you’ve been doing, have a yard sale (or garage sale or junk sale). Whatever you want to call it. Then you can take your earnings and put it towards the girls trip that’s #2 on the list!

8.) Open your windows and let some fresh air in!

9.) Freshen up your room by buying a room spray in a fresh fruity scent. Spray on your linens, clothes, and in your air vents.

10.) Get your room spring and summer ready by switching out your thick winter bedding for something light and airy.


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11.) Put away your bulky winter sweaters and replace your wardrobe with flowy light-weight pieces.

12.) Sandal weather is on its way, so treat yourself to a pedicure! Bonus points if you choose a bright poppy color for your toes.

13.) Find the perfect pink shade for your lips.

14.) Switch up your style by playing around with one of this season’s trends. Personally, I’m a big fan of florals and jumpsuits!

15.) Go ahead and let your hair down, and while you’re at it, cut a few inches off.


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16.) Host an outdoor party that includes good food, music, games, and great friends. (:

17.) Spend the afternoon napping in the sun. Just make sure you have on SPF!

18.) Take time to stop and smell the roses.

19.) While you’re smelling those roses, go ahead and pick some for yourself. Fresh picked flowers is an instant mood booster.

20.) Step out of your comfort zone and try one thing that you’ve always wanted to do but were too afraid to. Girl, you’ve got this!

 

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Spring Wardrobe Wishlist

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As I’m writing this, it is cold and pouring rain outside. Not the kind of weather that puts you in a spring mood. However, I know underneath the thick mass of stratus clouds, the sun is somewhere just waiting to poke out and fill our lives with light and warmth. At least I think it is. I hope it is. I could be wrong; I was never very good at science.

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Sweet Dreams

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Photo by Elizabeth Lies

She always dreams of satin pajamas and lace nighties instead of her worn-out yoga pants and college tee that she wears to bed every night. She wished she had a fairy godmother who could bibbidi-bobbidi-boo her into luxurious fabrics; then she could get a full night’s sleep while looking like a princess. Although no one would be looking at her while she slept, and if she were to awake and find that someone was, she’d be too terrified to worry about how she looked. And now, she was too scared to go to sleep in case there was a creeper lurking nearby just waiting for her to doze off. To get that thought out of her mind, she pulled up her favorite online shop and perused the site to satin pajamas. Her mind was able to relax as she scrolled through all the pretty pajama options and added them to her cart. She realized that she already had a fairy godmother. She was only a few feet away in her pocketbook in the form of an American Express card. No bibbidi-bobbidi-boo required. A simple CVV number and an expiration date would do the trick!

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Style School: The Fisherman Sweater 101

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Photo by Teymur Gahramanov

Her alarm clock was set, coffee was poured, and pencils were sharpened. This was a class she didn’t want to miss. She found a seat near the front of the lecture hall and turned to the first page in her brand new notebook.

School is now in session…

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…For Wishful Thinking

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Photo by Heidi Sandstrom

She had bought the lottery ticket on a whim. She had stopped at a service station for a fill-up and a pack of gum when she spotted the Powerball sign right beside the till. With the change from her purchase, she decided to buy one. Afterall, it was only 2 bucks! She could afford to waste $2; although, she really could not. She ignored that fact and told herself that in her twenties she was supposed to be spontaneous and fun, and buying a lottery ticket was both.

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Cashmere, A Love Story

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Photo by Victoria Bilsborough on Unsplash

It was only supposed to be a fling. A quickie. A rebellious act for her as she disregarded everything her mother ever told her. It wasn’t supposed to last. But she was approaching the two year mark and still hadn’t put an end to it.

It was only a sweater. Just a normal cashmere sweater like all the rest. There was no need for her to feel this attached. It wasn’t like they were going to stay together forever. It would probably move on to some other girl in no time at all, which, she didn’t want to admit, would leave her heart broken.

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