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If you follow me on Instagram you’ve seen that I’m doing a countdown to Spring. I don’t know why I’m so obsessed with Spring getting here this year, it’s been the mildest winter on record (in my brain) and wasn’t exactly a struggle to get through. I only made cocoa once. I feel cheated.
But, for whatever reason, I’m still insanely looking forward to that season that brings blooming bulbs, greening grass and worming worms.
I have a pretty good *idea* of what I’m going to be doing for my Big Spring Project this year, but I’m not positive. I have to test out a couple of things this weekend to see if what I have in mind is actually going to work or not. Along with my Big Spring Project I also have to do a few other crappy projects like redo the waterfall in my pond, level out some flagstone in my backyard and build a couple of little things for the backyard. I have no idea how to build a a 6’2″ farmer named Jake who’s also a part time award winning Architect but I’m gonna give it a shot. Can’t take more than some spit, glue and hair.
One of the things I’m gonna do that I know for sure is CLEAR OUT SOME CRAP. It’s Spring, and I need to make room for other crap. Spring crap. Crap that flowers.
That’s one of the great things about living in a place that has really distinct seasons. It’s a chance to do a little mini-redecorating 4 times a year. 5 if you count Christmas. 6 if you count Pancake Tuesday.
I’ll put some of my sheepskins away and get rid of the big puffy blanket in the living room, replacing it with my antique linen blanket. I’ll clean out the fireplace for the summer and fill it with candles. And I’ll put away a lot of the accessories I have on display throughout the winter because I don’t need them so much in the Spring. In winter when we’re cocooning we generally like to have lots of things around us. I don’t much leave the house in the winter so many a night is spent curled up on the couch with my winter friends; candlestick, stack of books and round glass thing.
I’ll also be swapping out my 15 year old dark brown, plush housecoat for something a little lighter. Because it’s too warm in the morning to wear something like a bearskin rug, but too cold to wear no housecoat at all. Solution?
A LINEN HOUSE COAT. One of my new favourite things from Rough Linen.
I know most people associate pink and yellow with spring, but neither one of those are my colours.
This light gray and white tile from Cement Tile shop actually screams clean and crisp and Spring to me!
Spring used to mean dancing around the May Pole. Now it means Ecstatic Dance.
Don’t know what Ecstatic Dance is? Neither did Bali based Canadian blogger Daniela. Until she did it.
It’s Spring. Time to let the animals outta the barn.
Haaayyyyy Girl card from Greymount Stationary.
O.K. this tea towel from Diamond Dust has nothing to do with Spring, I just really like it.
THIS sconce … has something to do with my (possible) Big Spring Project!
SPRING MEANS BABY CHICKS, SPRING MEANS BABY CHICKS!
Time to buy your Coop Plans and start building so those cute little things have somewhere to live!
If you’re going to buy plans for a chicken coop I’d say the plans from Heather Bullard, assistant editor at Country Living Magazine is a good place to start.
Spring also means Mother’s Day is coming! Give her (or yourself) this big, honkin’ Swaroski Crystal ring.
It’s only $55 from Lab Consignment!
For real. I didn’t even know WHAT to suggest for you here.
Spring is for my people. The growers, the gardeners, the experimenters the eaters.
HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO PICK ONE SEED FOR YOU TO TRY?
Then I did.
If you haven’t grown Ground Cherries before you have to buy the seeds.
They grow like a weed and produce these sweet little bursts of flavour that kind of taste like pineapple and kind of don’t. They’re amazing.
Laura from Cubit’s is going to be at the One of a Kind Craft Show in Toronto and she’d like to give away a pair of tickets! First one from the Toronto area to leave a comment asking for them gets the tickets AND a gift set of seeds from Laura!
Finally. Spring means frisky.
Put them together and you have to buy lavender massage oil. From Ellenoire.
Have a great weekend and remember … only 2 days until Spring. Don’t worry. If you forget, I’m going to remind you on Monday.
SO. Any idea what your Big Spring Project is going to be?