Colorful_spring_gardenThere’s a lot more to spring than just cleaning. Here’s a list of 10 ways to invest your time and feel great.

  1. Beautify the Outdoors: Add a splash of color to the outdoor of the home by planting some spring flowers like tulips, purple crocus and pink geraniums. A little color goes a long way.
  2. Tantalize the Taste Buds: Plant some new veggies, such as snow peas, herbs, spinach and green onions. Fresh veggies are the ideal way to ramp up meals with a culinary flair. It’s easy to whip some simple pasta dishes with these delightful veggies.
  3. Get Healthy: Spring always arrives with a breath of fresh air. Get those leg muscles moving and heart pumping with plenty of walks through the park or on hiking trails. Even a stroll around the neighborhood is worth a trek.
  4. Feel the Fun in Spring Outdoor Activities: Get those happy endorphins going with fun outdoor activities like kite flying, bike riding, kayaking and dirt-bike racing. It will put a smile on your face.
  5. Help Save the Planet: Invest in some jute bags, burlap tote bags or reusable grocery bags. These bags come in a wide variety of styles, shapes and colors. You’ll feel great knowing that you’re helping to save wildlife, keeping the water clean, promoting healthy plant growth and keeping the air clean. Jute bags, reusable grocery bags and burlap tote bags are completely biodegradable and naturally decompose while releasing nutrient back to the soil.
  6. Ramp up the Brain with Fun Crafts: Getting creative with spring crafts will get those brain cells and circuits moving. From painting spring scene pictures to making cute chicks out of crafts paper, the possibilities are endless.
  7. Become a Spring Photographer: With everything in full bloom, the springtime is the ideal opportunity to snap some pictures of your area’s flora and fauna. Bring the kids and create both scenic and fun memories.
  8. Head for an Outdoor Movie: While the old-fashioned drive-in theaters are hard to find, there are still a few left around. Enjoy the latest blockbuster in the great outdoors.
  9. Score a Find at a Local Flea Market: Enjoy the sun-kissed skies while searching for that must-have piece. From old stuff to new stuff, flea markets are great for a bargain.
  10. Enjoy the Town’s Spring Festival: Many towns sponsor arts and crafts festivals to celebrate the spring. Feel a part of the community by attending its seasonal celebration.

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