Splashes of Springtime

Maybe it’s because there is snow on my lawn or because it’s freezing outside or because I’m ready for something besides the blah landscape of late winter.

Whatever the reason, I am more than ready for spring to arrive.

Until it does, I think I’ll force a little springtime to blossom inside my home with some things that remind me of spring.

Crocuses are always a hopeful sign that winter is fading away and spring is coming right around the corner. I love their cheery colors, especially against the winter grays and browns. Bring some of that eye-popping color indoors with accents throughout your home for an instant mood-lifter.

Flowering trees are so pretty and shout-out “Spring Is Here!” Some of my favorites are magnolias, dogwoods and Hawthorne trees. You can capture some of that beauty indoors by bringing in a few branches as they bloom or cheating by purchasing a few fake branches to  give a lighter, brighter look to your home decor now.

I love tulips. It’s hard not to smile when you see a bunch of them blooming in all their colorful splendor. My silly tulips are already poking their little heads through the soil, attempting to freeze their tops off. I think they are as ready for spring to arrive as I am. You can find bunches of tulips in florist shops or even the grocery store this time of year. Treat yourself to a bright bouquet and see if they don’t make you grin. A lot.

Robins are a sure sign that spring is coming. I saw a whole bunch of them yesterday and sighed in relief. Robins create the most spectacular shade of blue with their eggs. You can recreate a little of that miracle in your own home using a fake nest and eggs from the craft store. Or for a fun project, make a nest out of coconut and fill with candy eggs. It might not last long, but the smiles from your family will be well worth it!

She Who Can’t Wait for Spring

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