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Celebrate spring and this change of seasons, here’s how

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Celebrate spring and this change of seasons, here’s how:

It’s Spring Time, welcome spring, we’re glad you’re here. Everyone had a challenging winter. We here in Arkansas even had some unexpected ice storms (and snow) that kept these southern drivers on their toes, (or on the side of the road in a ditch!).

Anyway, we in the Natural State are glad it’s spring and everyone is dealing with their allergies to the pollen and moving on.

Anyway, we in the Natural State are glad it’s spring...

So, let’s change gears and do some things that are spring-time fun. Think about adding these into your life or at least modify them for yourself; check out the seven items on the list following.

1. Go to the Farmer’s Market
1. Go to the Farmer’s Market Courtesy of Clipart

1. Go to the Farmer’s Market

1. Go to the Farmer’s Market: Spring fruits and vegetables are moving into the market. Try to buy locally and support your fellow county growers. The strawberries are out. And such beautiful asparagus is awaiting a little olive oil and salt. When this stuff is fresh and available, most of the time it doesn’t even need prep—just wash and toss into fruit salads, or greens.

2. Hello, outdoor exercise
2. Hello, outdoor exercise Clipart.com

2. Hello, outdoor exercise

2. Hello, outdoor exercise: We can do our gym routine outside, finally! Whether you walk, jog, bike, roller state or take your dog to the dog park, do it. The sunlight feels great (don’t forget to sunscreen your face and the kids). If you have walking trails as we do, all the better.

3. Make a wreath
3. Make a wreath Image from Etsy

3. Make a wreath

3. Make a wreath. They are easy enough and the added color will make your front door more welcoming to everyone, you included. If there are blooms that have pushed up already, bring the daffodils, tulips, pansies, or other, even wild things in for a bunch that is parked on your table.

4. Plan a summer veggie garden
4. Plan a summer veggie garden cbenjasuwan/freedigitalphotos.net

4. Plan a summer veggie garden

4. Plan a summer veggie garden. If you have a small area that can be tilled, think about sowing some seeds for vegetables and herbs. It doesn’t have to look showplace ready by what you see in magazines, it just needs a place with good dirt, a little food and water to produce something.

5. Set future vacation plans
5. Set future vacation plans Reddit.com

5. Set future vacation plans

5. Set future vacation plans. Now is probably a good time to visit travel sites and even plan for next summer. Visit a travel agent and see what kind of deals are available on short cruises or other landmark sites.

6. Take your reading outdoors
6. Take your reading outdoors Image by Andrea Campbell

6. Take your reading outdoors

6. Take your reading outdoors. If you have a deck, a small patio or a sitting area in the front of your house, add a small indoor/outdoor rug. Put an all-weather chair out there, add a small table to rest your drink; put a pot of daisies nearby, add a colorful throw and just generally, make yourself a setting to relax.

7. Celebrate spring
7. Celebrate spring Courtesy of BHG

7. Celebrate spring

7. Celebrate spring. Whatever is ahead of you, just take time to deep breathe, appreciate your loved ones, make a spring-time cocktail and settle back for some time that isn’t planned. You deserve it, we’re sure.

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