Friday Five – Celebrate Spring

Posted by: Shel 14 Comments

Celebrate SpringSpring is officially here – in spite of what the weather may be telling you! Here are five ways to shake off the cold and bring some spring to your environment – and your step!

1. Start a windowsill herb garden. Or a forced bulb to have daffodil or tulip in your line of sight while doing those basic household chores. The herbs, of course, can be transplanted into the outside garden once the last frost is past.Windowsill herb garden


2. Wear yellow. Guaranteed to add a little sunshine where ever you go.yellow shirt


3. Hang a spring wreath on your door. It doesn’t have to be anything complicated – a simple circle of forsythia is a nice reminder that spring is in the air. If you’re a do-it-yourself type, check out Pinterest for easy ideas.

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4. Get the scent. Create the sense of spring with a spring-scented car freshener or plug-in for your house. One to try is Yankee Clean Cotton Car Jar. yankee clean cotton

5. Check out this amazing Easter Egg display. What says ‘spring’ like colorful Easter Eggs? Volker and Christa Kraft have a 50-year old tradition of decorating an apple tree with their hand-painted Easter Egg collection – which now numbers over 10,000! Pictured here are samples of their eggs. Click HERE to see the incredible collection hanging in the tree.Easter egg collectionVolker Kraft's hand-painted Easter Eggs












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  • I’m so ready for spring – I definitely want an herb garden, and I’m hankering to wear shorts and skirts again!

    The windowsill garden doesn’t do well around my house, though… because cats.

    • Shel Harrington

      I bet a catnip windowsill garden would be appreciated, Rebekah!

  • Thanks for the spring pick-me-up!

    • Shel Harrington

      I liked Gina’s suggestion for yellow shoes – way to walk that sunshine right in the door!

  • Shel, as usual this blog is a (cliche alert) breath of fresh air…spring air that is. It’s cold in Texas again today, but I’m going to do those herbs on the window sill. They will nestle among my orchids…two now blooming too.


    • Shel Harrington

      Blooming orchids on the window sill? THAT sounds like a lovely view, DiAne!

  • Gina Kishur

    I think I need to go shopping for something yellow! Maybe shoes.
    Love the Easter eggs

    • Shel Harrington

      Hmmm – yellow shoes. Suddenly I’m singing “I’m Walking on Sunshine – ooo ooo”!

  • If your allergies can handle it, open up a window and let some fresh air into your home. That’s my favorite thing to do when the temperatures rise.
    Happy Spring!

    • Shel Harrington

      Yay fresh air – that’s a great one! Hearing the bird chatter is a bonus!

  • #5 is impressive!

    Started my own herb garden this week. 🙂

    • Shel Harrington

      Well, I’ll expect something tasty when I visit (soon!!).

  • Susan

    Great ideas! So ready for spring!

    • Shel Harrington

      Me, too! I’m delighted to see the forsythia starting to bloom – I held my breath after that last freeze.

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