Ready or not, it’s coming. But given the winter we’ve all had this year, I think you’re ready.
What are you doing to gear up for spring? Here are some fun ideas.
1. Move out the heavy fruits and veggies. If you’ve been feasting on root vegetables and hearty fruits during this cold winter, it’s time to start putting them aside in favor of other seasonal vegetables. Think artichokes, kiwis, arugula, peas, grapefruit, and asparagus.
2. Buy a new umbrella. Too many spring rains can lull a person into a very sad state! Cheer yourself up with a bright new umbrella.
3. Make a plan for St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you cook up a batch of corned beef and cabbage or head out for a pub crawl with friends, don’t let the middle of March slip by without celebrating the onset of spring!
4. Start an herb garden inside. Now’s the time to start buying some fresh herb seeds and get the sprouts started indoors. I like to start with basil, oregano, thyme, and sage.
5. Go for a bike ride. Pull your old bike out of the garage, get it tuned up, inflate its saggy tires and get out for a cruise around the neighborhood – and bring your kids!
6. Purge your closet. Sure, everybody does a little spring cleaning. But this year, consider taking stock of last year’s winter wardrobe and donating the clothes that you know you won’t ever wear again.
7. Get a pedicure. Soon you’ll be needing to show off your toes. Get them flip-flop ready now with a relaxing pedicure.
8. Go lighter with your hair. If you get your hair colored or highlighted (can’t imagine a life without haircolor!), the spring is a great time to lighten up your color even more.
9.Grab some new tunes. Scan the music download sites for some fun and peppy new tunes for your MP3 player or iPod.
10. Volunteer. A lot of charities see a dip in volunteer activity and donations after the holidays. Consider volunteering one weekend or evening on an outdoor project for your favorite charity.
11. Think about summer reading. If you’re like me, you don’t have time to read many books with kiddos in the house. But identify one or two books now that look like promising reads for summer and set a goal to read just one!
12. Pick out a lipgloss. All the spring palettes for makeup will reflect the season. Grab a new lipgloss or lipstick to give your look a jolt of color.
What else do you do to get ready for spring?
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