Invite the neighbors you always intend to have over to dinner for a spring brunch on a rainy Saturday. Embrace the spring showers by using bright umbrellas and rubber boots as decor. Fill the tables with pretty watering cans and mis-matched pots of flowers.
Use a bit of vinegar to give your dull, wintery tresses a shine. If you add a few drops of an essential oil, it helps to mask the vinegar odor. I’ve been doing lately, and it really has made a huge difference in my hair.
Wear a pretty, feminine hat. I’ve admired this one from Urban Outfitters, because it has that vintage feel that I love so much.
Drink plenty of water. It’s a good habit to have established by the time summer heat strikes, and I find that it makes a huge difference in the health of my skin.
Take a family outing to pick berries. I have the most wonderful memories of picking strawberries in early June.
Weed the garden with your children. It’s amazing what even toddlers are capable of, and it gives them an early appreciation for classifying plant life.
Clean out the car. That way when it’s 90* and you load the family, at least you won’t have to smell stale snacks and stray diapers.
Our family uses a Aromatherapy Diffuser for the car. I am in the process of writing an entire post on this little gadget, and with ideas for motion sickness, etc.
Eat as seasonably as possible. It’s almost certain to be better for your pocket book, as well as for your health.
Take the children on a picnic. My girls were enthralled to dine on a bowl of tortilla chips in the yard, the other day.
Clear one bookshelf. Anywhere – just one will do. Sit and look at it, and wait for inspiration to strike. It’s amazing what one clear surface can free your brain up to do. It’s therapeutic, I tell you.
Smell irises. And, if at all possible, a baby’s head.
Hang out the laundry. It forces you to acquire some vitamin D, gives the children some time to exercise, and saves energy.
Dust the blinds, wash the windows, and for goodness sakes – open them up and let a breeze through your house. No more stale winter air!
Skip rocks. This is best done with your husband at sunset!