“Spring adds new life and new joy to all that is.” ~Jessica Harrelson
Good Saturday morning friends! It is freezing this morning, not literally, but right now it is about 33. This time of the year the weather is a bit like being on a roller coaster, up and down and up and down and a few loop de loops thrown in for good measure by Mother Nature.
The pine pollen is off the charts, everything is neon green, the cars, the grass, pine straw, me when I go outside and the pups as well. Every time they go out their black coats have a fine layer of green dust. I think I have developed pine allergies. I never had allergies before I moved but when I was at the doctor this past week he told me I have pressure in my ears, drainage in my throat and something else which I cannot remember and now that I am living in a pollen bowl they are really bothering me. If you have seasonal allergies and some tips to treat them please share.
Today I’m joining my friends Kim of Northern California Style and Juliet of Make Mine a Spritzer to share our weekend roundup so make sure to hop on over to their blogs to see what they are up to this morning.
Is there anything better than the scent of hyacinth, and lilac on a cool Spring morning? Or the bobbing heads of fressia, apple blossom? It takes me right back to my childhood home where a beautiful lilac tree grew outside my window, in the spring breeze its branches scratched at my window, almost as if to say “open up and enjoy my beauty.”
The bright colors of spring make me smile and nothing is more beautiful than a flower arrangement to add a bit of the season to your decor. A green cabbage seems to be the perfect vessel because I have been seeing them everywhere. This one from Souther Living is easy to make with a few spring flowers, a jar and a cabbage.
These beautiful botanical tunics are perfect for the beach, a day at home or a night out.
This dress comes in several colors and lengths, I like the pink one above and there is a blue and white one that is pretty too.
Colorful Spring Bedroom
Bring a little Spring to your bedroom with colorful pillows, flowers, art and more.
I am in love with this gorgeous bedroom! It is a complete departure from my color palette but it is comfortable, elegant and happy!
The Library of Flowers Perfume
Do you like perfume? I love it and spritz myself each morning after I brush my teeth with whatever scent fits my mood.
In the old days I would spend my summers in France with friends and I always returned home with a suitcase of clothes and perfume. My scent of choice is something fruity, sugary and floral. The Library of Flowers is one of my favorite brands, it is economical and they come out with new scents often. That is one of the great things about perfume you can find a sent to suit any price point. Note: The scent above is sold out, but Honeycomb with notes of sugared fig, ambrosia honey and bee blossom, is another scent that smells like Spring. My other favorite perfume Lollia is on sale this week at Anthropologie!
Spring Fruits, Vegetables, Salads and Dessert
Fresh fruits and colorful vegetables are showing up all over Pinterest and they are almost too pretty to eat.
Isn’t this Spring vegetable platter gorgeous?
I could eat this entire plate of spring potato salad.
Almond Milk Panna Cotta for Two topped with berries in not only delicious but easy to make!
Adding Spring to Your Morning Routine
Is it just me or does a new season call for a new mug for your morning chocolate, cocoa or tea? Truthfully, I have a collection of “happy” cups that I like to drink my morning chocolate from. Some of them are sentimental, a few are vintage(ok many) and some I pick up at TJMaxx and Marshalls and HomeGoods because I smile when I see the designs. Your first cup of coffee, tea or chocolate should be savored so why not drink it from a beautiful cup and saucer or mug?
Mackenzie Childs, known for her black and white pieces has many colorful pieces too, including this mug.
Happy Spring, have a wonderful day and thank you for spending part of your day with me!
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