I so am.
And I’ve just decided I’m going to start thinking about spring—pastel colors, flowers in bloom, Easter crafts for kids, birds singing, sweet strawberries, and gardening barefoot—no matter what the weather is doing outside.
This winter has been longer and colder and snowier than I would have preferred, and we’re still wearing our winter coats (despite a few tantalizingly warm days a week ago), but I’m looking ahead. I’m planning and dreaming about when the dogwoods will be in bloom, the birds will be busy building their nests, and we can grow strawberries in the garden (Maia has requested we give them another try).
Sometimes I need to remember that spring is inevitable.
I like this quote by Hal Borland which I put on a photo of my daffodils from last spring:
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.
So anyway, I’ve decided to switch into spring mode and I welcome you to, as well. I’m getting out my spring clothes, looking through spring recipes, planning yet more fun new Easter egg decorating techniques, and even starting in on some spring cleaning.
I also wanted to share my eBook, The Artful Spring, to help you get in the spring mode in case you don’t have a copy yet.
In it you’ll find 109 pages of ideas for celebrating spring and Easter with your kids.
17 Easter crafts for kids…
including 12 Easter egg decorating techniques, artful bunny ears, and Easter egg suncatchers
9 spring recipes…
including bird’s nest cookies, fruity spring pancakes, and strawberry shortcake muffins
12 spring crafts for kids…
including leaf print stickers, a bluebird paper chain, a spring drawing game, and a forest diorama
10 family garden ideas and crafts…
including a beanpole teepee, garden wish flags, and painted birdhouses
and lots of children’s literature recommendations…
for Easter, spring, Earth Day and Arbor Day
The Artful Spring is a full-color, 109 page PDF eBook and can be read on an iPad, tablet (including the Kindle Fire), computer, or printed out.