Spring Fever!

I've been hiding in the dark lurking final days of winter for far too long- I am finally ready to blossom with the petals. I've always considered myself more of a fall girl but lately this spring fever has me reconsidering my former devotion. Something about the dawn of a new season and celebration of growth & life has me eager to spring right along with nature. I'm ready to regain my focus, make a few changes, and start tacking projects that the gloom winter months held me back from approaching. Who's with me?

1. Manifest life. A quick and easy trip to your neighborhood Lowe's/ Home Depot may be just the right kick-start to the spring extravaganza. Last weekend I gathered up 4 pots, 2 ivys, 1 fern, 1 philodendron and some new soil to re-pot my lovely new greens. Now every windowsill in my house is graced with the company of a new plant. (Bonus points if you name them!) I love watching them grow & come to life with the season.

2. Make a change. This is something I've been super amped up about. This weekend I traded in my blonde locks for chestnut brown. I did it myself with a $7.99 box of color and some plastic gloves. I'm in need of some highlights for sure but I really do love the new color. Has there been something you have been wanting to change? Simple or extravagant- go for it. Take the spirit of a new season and turn it into courage and zest. 

3. Flirt. I'll admit this is not a strength of mine- but something about the spring compels me to let go of barriers and be a little more flirtatious. This doesn't have to just be with a crush or romantic interest.... you can flirt with a new perfume, a new Twitter avatar, or write love note Post-its to yourself. Something about the act of flirting just feels so appropriate for the cocktail of rain clouds and 75 degree nights. 

4. Spring cleaning- never to be overlooked. It's utterly comforting to know that peeps all around are cleaning out & letting go. I took my car to the car wash last weekend (first time washing the exterior of my car in over a year!) and waxed that baby up. I love driving around in a freshly cleaned car. I can roll down my windows & sun roof and enjoy the crisp spring air much more joyfully now. I'm also focusing on my apartment this week, why do I have stacks upon stacks of old magazines sitting under my television? Enough of that. Reorganize your computer files, your nail polish collection, or your old t-shirts. Out with the old & in with the organized!

5. Embrace the outdoors. Walking to my favorite sushi restaurant with Maile, running along the river, happy hours at the patio cafe, puppy-sitting Lexi & puddle jumping... Any opportunity or excuse to get outdoors must be taken! The summer may not render the same opportunities and the spring weather is always so diverse, you'll want to enjoy these moments before they are gone. 

6. Renew yourself. Adopt a new eating style, commit to a gym schedule, listen to a new Pandora station, swap out your winter sheets, finish up your winter book & crease a brand new cover... whatever you need to do to feel refreshed and energized do it. Small lifestyle changes may be just the right leap into a new season. 

7. Think.Open your mind up to new possibilities & ideas. Start doing whatever you can to approach your work or life in a new way. Write it all out in a notebook and plan out actions. Let your mind release all of the great ideas it's been keeping all winter long. Who says change only happens at the start of the new year? Create moments of change whenever you want with all of the great ideas you posses. Start your own challenge for yourself- don't wait for someone/something to start it for you. Maybe pick an astrological time frame? Set your vision, create a game plan, make it happen. The more you act on your ideas the more they will expand. 

savor spring-


  1. thank you for sharing your amazing thoughts with us readers!
    you inspire me to be a better person and radical self lover.
    #4 i will gladly take your Hand-Me downs ;)
    ship them over ;)
    -TERESA M.

  2. Love this! Spring is such a great season! We can't forget the projects we need to tackle this season- thanks for the inspiration and the reminder! xo

  3. This past weekend I had planned to Spring Clean my room...but the weather was too nice and the beach was calling my name!

    Great list!

    1. If I lived near a beach I imagine I would have experienced a similar distraction. Enjoy the warmth!

  4. Love your positivity! I imagined myself doing all of the things and it felt like a spring cleaning for my mind! I fully intend on embracing these ideas after I conquer my upcoming exam!

    1. <3 <3 <3 Thanks lady. BEST OF LUCK on your exam. You're gonna rock it- I can just FEEL it!

  5. I bet your hair looks awesome!!! I would love to have the guts to go from blonde to brown. The ombre trend may be a safe starting point for me. :)