Ahhhhh, finally. Does it feel like this every year?? The need for Spring? Even though we in the Pacific Northwest weren’t experiencing the worst winter ever, it’s what we saw on the weather report every evening, as our rain kept coming down and our 3 days of snow and ice rendered us housebound and nearly helpless. It’s time to break out with joyous screams of delight as we watch our flowers emerge from our soggy soil.
On my list of things to do in the next couple of months:
- Walk, walk and walk some more. In November I bought a Nike + fuelband. If you’ve not heard of it, it keeps track of fuel, ie: any movement I do. I set a goal and have beat it every day for the last 112 days. Time to up my goal?? I can’t decide. I love beating it by a lot, so there’s nothing wrong with keeping it where it is. It also tracks steps, calories burned, and the number of 5 minute periods I get my heart pumping. Read about it here.
- Clean out the garden beds. For the first year ever, we have decided to employ a yard service. I love the designing, planting, replanting, harvesting, and creative aspects of gardening, but I’ve never rejoiced in the maintenance. This will give me more time to spend in my vegetable garden, and newly planned cutting garden. I’m quite excited!
- Recovering the worn out cushion and pillows on the long window seat in the kitchen. Choosing fresh green patterns to co-mingle in our only (dining) seating area is fun for me. I love mixing patterns and knowing when I’ve got them just right. So far these two linen/cottons are my front runners. I love the textural hand-printed look of both.
- Juicing- I’m quite enthused in learning more about juicing. Health benefits, new recipes to try, and flavors to embrace. I’m doing my research on juicers so if anyone has any suggestions, thoughts, or favorite combinations, please let me know. I’m finding recipes and storing them on my Pinterest site . It’s so easy to love all of the fruit juices; a bit more challenging to find the right vegetable combination that isn’t overly robust in flavors. Click here to keep to see what I've pinned so far. Our local juicers, Portland Juice Company is a bit out of my way, but I’m learning more from them each time I visit and taste a new favorite.
So until next time, Happy Spring!
If you need pillows I’m having a heck of a sale in my Etsy shop right now. The gray Wine Country pillow covers at $10! A great time to stock up for gifts! Many other markdowns too, including lower shipping prices! Check it out here.