Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Good Things for March

Spring is finally here. I can tell. Even though it's still cool in the mornings and when I go to bed, the days are mild and warm and my plants are starting to grow. This week it's been misty and gray but generally the sun has been shining. I have about a dozen daffodils in the front flower beds now. We recently cleared some entirely-overgrown Lantana from one of them and found a bunch of lovely daffodils starting to grow - the perfect emblem of Spring.

Here are a few of my favorite things for Spring

1. Gardening - You can't beat the warm air and sunshine ... and the feeling of dirt in your hands! Not to mention the fulfillment of having grown your own food. This Spring, I planted several herbs and vegetables. I'm sadly not having a lot of luck with some of the herbs (like dill - it is so delicate and just stops growing when the sproutlings are still little whisps) but my basil and rosemary seem to be growing well. I've planted 2 varieties of grape-type tomatoes, okras, cucumbers, strawberries, bell peppers, lavender, balsam (I did not know what this was! If you don't either, check out the link) ... we'll see if I have any results! I'm really excited about the cucumbers and okras since I have pickling 'supplies' and would like to try my hand at homemade.

Forget-Me-Not's from last year and (back) a few lemon seeds.

Seven little cucumber plants!

2. Bright colors - I am always a fan of color, all year long. But I think Spring and Summer are just begging for happy colors everywhere:

  • Kitchen (cheerful mixing bowls and colored glass) 
  • Dining table (bold floral and colorful dishes and serveware - obviously fresh flowers make the perfect, simple decoration, too) 
  • Living room (throw pillows, candles)
  • Bedroom (change out the heavy bedding for a bright, light quilt)

Turquoise enamel colander, $25 (Overstock.com)

Zak!Designs Confetti bowl set, $29.00 (Amazon.com)

'Catcher' Reamer, $8.00 (Amazon.com)

Yellow floral quilt set (3-pieces), $60.00 (Overstock.com)

Michael Kors Platinum Nairobi Coverlet Set, $78.00 (Overstock.com)

Gray and coral toss pillow, $42.00 (Urbanoutfitters.com)

3. Shimmer & Tulle - I like things with a bit of sparkle and shine. It makes any old day feel like a special occasion. A tulle skirt can really dress up a look and feels a tiny bit 'formal' and feminine ... great paired with a crisp white shirt or a blazer.

Silver Shimmer Tank, $25.00 (Bodycentral.com)

Gold Shimmer Platform Pump, $50.00 (JCPenney.com)

Similar, $48.00 (YesStyle.com) or $29.00 (Forever21.com)
Find the original photo here - Lookbook user 'Modern Vintage .'

Norah Headband (and similar), $16.00 (etsy.com)

Thanks for reading!

What are some of your favorite things for Spring??


  1. Definitely the mild weather, the birds in the morning and the bright colors of nature.
    Cycling and just being outdoor.

    And knowing that the summer will come makes me happy.



  2. Yes I LOVE ride my bike in this weather. I've been going out in the evening and just cruising for 20 minutes ... the fresh air is great. =)



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