Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Ten Things I Love: Spring Edition ♥

Hello Friends! Happy Wednesday 

I just sat down with a banana bread cookie & a square of dark chocolate to have with my afternoon tea.  It's been a rainy gloomy day so I've got my cozy socks on and I'm feeling very hygge.  Today was a busy one and now it's time to relax and enjoy the favorite time of day. 

  This morning before I started working I put some orange essential oil in my diffuser and it brought me life.  I usually only diffuse orange on Sundays after I clean but today I needed an extra boost of motivation.  It worked.  I checked a ton off my to-do list. In addition to my actual work, I made some appointments, organized my wallet (which was a nightmare after vacation), and prepped a salad to go with tonight's dinner which is steak on the G Forman grill.  Easy peasy.  Funny how once I get dinner sorted (even just in my head) I feel accomplished for the day.  


It's been a while since I did a "ten things I love" post so today I thought I would do a spring edition.  Easter is over and all my eggs and bunnies are safely packed away until next year.  We are in full spring mode now with flowers blooming and pollen everywhere - something I don't enjoy - but we won't talk about that! Only the good things.  And here they are: 

Ten very random things I love about spring! : 

audio books

I downloaded an app on my phone called LIBBY that hooks into my library so I can borrow audio books for free.  It's my new favorite thing in the world.  This weekend I listened to Sometimes I Lie and boy was it good! If you like thrillers/mysteries you'll enjoy this book.  If you really want to be creeped out listen to the audio version.  I kid you not! I listen to books while I'm working and I've gone through so many.  I just borrowed another Alice Feeney book called You Know Who I Am.  I'm on a thriller kick right now.  If you have any recommendations please send them my way.

weekend getaways

Always.  See my last post for more on that! (here) I'm still thinking about that soup! 

planning for summertime! 

Yes please!  It seems like as soon as we hit spring, summer is on everyone's mind.  I've already put in for time off and am dreaming of summer days, smores by the fire, and 4th of July fireworks! John is in his last term of school and is counting the days until summer break. He's earned it!  I can't believe how fast this year has flown by.  One year of high school down already. Wow. 

lilacs blooming

Lilacs, lilies of the valley, dogwood trees, and all the other beautiful spring flowers that we wait all winter for have sprung back to life.  Its such a pretty sight to see! 

pink lipstick

I enjoy switching up my makeup for the seasons.  I've abandoned winter shades for light pinks and pastels.  I just got a new pink lip balm that I'm crazy about.  It's nice and bright and screams spring. It's Beauty For Real in the shade "JJ".  I love it!  

raspberry tea

Ok, to be honest I love this tea all year but something about drinking it this time of year has a different feeling.  It's sweet, but not too sweet.  It's light and deliciated and the color brings a smile to my face.  I love looking at it as much as I love drinking it.  As a matter of fact, I'm having a cup right now as I type this.  

getting new house plants 

I love visiting the garden center in springtime.  This past year I've really gotten into plants.  Wow, I know that sounds dorky but it's so true.  I love my plants and I'm excited to add a few more to the house this season.  I'm looking for an ivy for the bathroom and something else for the living room.  Plants make me happy.  That is all 

rainy days

We've had a very rainy spring so far.  I don't mind a bit.  I never mind rain.  Snow is a different story.  But rain is good.  I love curling up on the couch on a rainy day with a book or a good movie.  Cozy at it's best. Plus rain makes everything grow AND washes away the pollen that makes our eyes itch. That's a win!  


lighter blankets on the bed

Yup.  Fresh sheets and a light comforter makes sleeping a dream.  I've packed away all the heavy stuff for the season.  This weekend we are shopping for new bedding for John's bed (he's due!) and I'm looking for a light throw blanket for my room in sage green.  No special reason why.  I just decided I wanted one : ) 

spring cleaning

I'm not really a "spring cleaning" person so to speak. I never have followed a specific list of things that have to be done in spring (just because it's spring) but I do always get the urge to do little things this time of year like clean my tea cup shelf and empty my china cabinet and clean the glass.  Sparkling glass always makes rooms feel much cleaner...and they distract you from the things you didn't windows...: ) 

This was so good! 

Will be getting friends soon! 

The prettiest color! 

So good! I love the lemon zinger too : ) 

What are some of your favorite things about spring?

Have a wonderful and cozy day, friends! I hope you are enjoying a beautiful spring so far.  It goes fast, so let's stop and smell the lilacs