Today was the vernal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere — the first day of spring — and all I can say about that is WE MADE IT! 🙂
For a second there, it really seemed like this winter was never going to end, like it was the Energizer ? bunny of winters, and was going to keep going, and going and going…
I mean, it rained here again today…but at least the calendar proves that it’s still officially spring! It is!
If it’s currently cold and/or dreary on your end of the keyboard, here are some spring vibes. *sending you spring vibes via the Interwebs* ???? I hope that these 17 spring inspirations help your brain shift gears.
Hang in there, friend. Better weather awaits! ?
1. Christian Lacroix Papier Notebook
You guys, not only is this Christian Lacroix Papier (which is fancy lingo for “paper”) Notebook beyond beautiful (check out the psychedelic hydrangea action on the cover), but it comes with a pair of butterfly-shaped 3D glasses inside…WHICH TAKE YOU TO THE THIRD DIMENSION!
How could anyone say no to that?
2. Paradise Gardens Wall Calendar
I love this style of artwork. It’s just so cheery! It kinda reminds me of Matisse.
Can you find all of the animals ???? posing for March?
3. A Colorful Life Set of 10 Colored Pencils
I want to live a more colorful life this spring.
Oh, look! — appropriately named colorful pencils. 🙂
4. 18 Crayons in a Bright Campbell’s Soup Tint
Speaking of living a more colorful life, here are 18 cleverly packaged crayons!
5. Wisteria Painting by Downtown Mia Brown
On the List of Things to Do This Spring: add new wall art at home, maybe something like “Wisteria,” an abstract painting by local Marin artist Downtown Mia Brown.
6. “You Are Beautiful” Butterfly Card
I think that the beginning of spring is a perfect time to reach out to friends you haven’t seen since the holidays.
P.S. Did you think of the Christina Aguilera song when you read this one?
7. Follow Your ? Heart
Can I please be the girl in this cute spring dress and sandals (a.k.a. my spring uniform)? Her hair isn’t completely crazy (unlike mine), and she’s SURROUNDED by life-size ?flowers. So, basically, this is all of my spring wishes in illustrated form.
8. Kissing ? Bunnies Card
Need I say more?
9. Organic Snapdragon ? Grow Kit
Oh, snap! It’s snapdragons. We usually plant a few on our deck around this time of year for Tabs to enjoy (nibble) in summer.
10. Northern Lights Herb Garden
This herb garden starts life as a candle. Then, after it has served its purpose in life, and you burn through the candle, you can use it as a container to plant an herb garden.
11. Urban Birdwatching Notebook
A lot of the time when I look out my window, I see turkeys. Does that count?
Even if it doesn’t, I’d still write it down in this bird-watching notebook anyway.
12. Vive Le Colour Butterflies Coloring Book
Still waitin’ for the butterflies to show up, but until they do, you could color a few.
13. Tiny Butterfly Kite
How cute is this?? It’s tiny butterfly ? kite!
14. Bug Trinket Tray
Butterflies may have the market on spring cornered, but you know what? I just like cool-looking bugs.
15. Good Vibes Only Water Bottle
This spring, it’s good vibes only! That’s all I want to feel.
16. Streets Filled With Blooming Cherry Blossoms
And I always feel good vibes when I’m walking along a street lined with cherry blossoms.
17. Black Cat ?? Tote Bag
Spring means farmers’ markets, yay! ???? I can’t wait to fill my tote bag with fresh fruits and veggies.
Yay, spring! 🙂 I hope you’re starting to feel it wherever you are.
A looooong stretch of time to myself
I went to the salon last Saturday, and it was the first day in about a month when I had a block of a few hours to myself.
To be honest…it was glorious! I love spending my days with the baby, and I know that her being so small and dependent on me isn’t going to last forever, but I do miss being able to go sneak away sometimes by myself.
At the salon, my friend Alis tamed my roots (which were extra rooty, with a side of root). Then I went to my favorite salad place, Blue Barn, and tried a new salad that Alis had recommended, the Argula salad. It had mixed greens, arugula, sun dried tomatoes, marinated artichokes, balsamic onion, almonds, crispy chickpeas, grated manchego, whole grain mustard vinaigrette and pieces of steak.
Seriously, though, it was tastier than it looks.
Let’s see, what else did I do?
After that I just did some window shopping. I went to a workout wear place called Athleta to look at their leggings, because I’m all about that leggings life now. Then I stopped by Urban Outfitters and smelled a whole bunch of perfumes and looked at all of their neat weird stuff.
It was lovely.
Happy spring. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,