The weather is finally starting to warm up here in North Carolina; enough to be able to sit outside in a light, long sleeve top. Although as I write this it’s 29 degrees outside. Still, the grocery stores have wiped away all signs of Valentine’s Day and all things Spring and Easter have replaced their spot at the front of the store. There are so many things that I love about Spring that I just felt inspired to share them with you here.
Warmer (Sunny) Weather
The cool thing with Charlotte is that it hardly ever rains here. It seems like it’s ALWAYS sunny compared to where I lived in Tennessee. Even Florida wasn’t always sunny as it would seem to rain almost EVERY afternoon! I especially love when it’s 65-75 degrees and I can have the windows open or sit outside (as I’m doing right now) and enjoy a book or write. It’s also nice to get the kids off the video games or TV and outside playing with bubbles.
When all of the tulips and daffodils start blooming, I get a little over excited. All of the colors and aromas that come with freshly blooming flowers (and trees for that matter). I like to keep a blooming potted plant on the table on our patio. When I look out the french doors, it just makes me smile. I always look forward to Spring. After several months of cold, gray days, the bright colors and warm weather brightens my mood.
EVEN THOUGH I’m totally AVOIDING crap food I still like to partake in some of the Easter candy goodness. When I’m shopping for my kids Easter baskets, I selfishly add things I WOULD eat so that I don’t buy an entire package/bag for myself. 😬 My favorites are (in this particular order):
- Peeps (Original Blue, Yellow or Pink)
- Cadbury Cream Eggs (I have no idea why because they’re pure sugar)
- Jelly Beans
- Robin Eggs
- Godiva Chocolate Bunnies