Ahh, Spring glorious Spring! The time of year for fluffing our nests, saying goodbye to winter's chills, and welcoming the sunny days ahead!
Here are a few ways we can welcome this Spring into our homes using the 5 senses:
Sight -- Enjoy the bright, cheery colors of spring by spreading touches of spring color around your home! Add some fun accessories in citrus colors, or the color of your favorite flowers. Exchange darker colors in your home and wardrobe for those that are light & bright! Watch the children playing in the backyard! See the bees a-buzzin' around the flowers, and praise God for His creativity when looking at all of the different flowers and plants bursting forth from the ground! Clear out that clutter and do a little Spring cleaning for an instantly more beautiful home! Write a little note on a chalkboard saying, "Welcome, Friends!"
Sound -- Take some time to slow down and enjoy the sounds of Spring! Listen to the falling rain. See if your family can identify birds by their songs! Open the house windows and let in some of nature's music along with that wonderful fresh air! Remember that you set the tone for your home, and use a peaceful tone of voice! Be sure that your family hears an "I love you" from you at least once every day! Play some upbeat music to encourage a good mood while doing your seasonal cleaning!
Taste -- Go and pick some fresh strawberries straight from the farm, then make a yummy dessert! Share some lemonade with a friend on the porch swing. Hold the first outdoor barbeque/cookout with a top your own burger bar, and invite another family to join you! Start an herb garden and use the herbs in your recipes. Have a picnic! Treat the kids to a treat from the ice cream truck & go ahead and treat yourself too while you're at it!
Touch -- Put away those sweaters, and pull out your Spring wardrobe! Place crisp, cool, cotton sheets on your bed, and a lighter coverlet as well. Add some linen napkins to your table settings for meals. Walk barefoot in the grass. Get your hands in the soil and add a plant to your garden. Give your loved ones an extra hug!
Smell -- Light a fresh smelling, and lighter scented candle every day for a soothing atmosphere! Notice the air after a rain. Actually take the time to smell the roses! :) Fill your home with the scent of a fresh baked fruit pie! Chase the musty dust bunnies away with a good Spring Cleaning! On sunny days, open the windows to air out the house! Bring a bouquet of flowers inside and enjoy the lovely scent they bring!
I hope that y'all are enjoying SPRING! What do you just love to do in the Springtime?!