I don’t know about you, but I’m getting a little antsy for spring. It is a brisk -4°F this morning here in Northeast Indiana. For my southern friends, that little dash in front of the 4 is not a typo. It is actually negative four degrees. We’ve had snow on the ground for a while, but have only been able to take our littles out to play a couple of times because it has been just. so. frigid. As you can imagine, we are getting a bit of cabin fever around here. Little Miss S has even been asking me to roll down the car windows! The poor girl is craving fresh air!! So I’m sharing some easy and frugal ways to cure cabin fever (that don’t involve bells, cow or otherwise).
Plan Your Garden
Get out some paper and a pencil and start sketching! What do you plan to plant this year? Are you a vegetable gardener (we just started last year and learned some valuable lessons!), a flower gardner, herb gardner? Pick your pleasure and start planning. Get some seeds started indoors if you are planting early veggies.
Last year, I shared a printable square-foot garden planner if you want to snag one for yourself!
Getting the creative juices flowing is a surefire way to get me out of a rut. I’ve been busy making toddler clothes out of some of my old t-shirts that are now too small (ahem). Check out this sneak peek at a tank top I’ll be sharing next month (and if you’d like to, you can follow me on Instagram at @Laura_LBoG).
Wear Bright Colors
It might seem like a small gesture, but wearing bright colors and patterns can brighten your day a bit!
Decorate for Spring
If it’s not going to be spring outside, you can certainly make it spring inside! Take down your winter wreath and put up a spring-inspired one, update your mantel decor with spring colors, maybe even make a pretty macrame garland in spring colors like this one by A Beautiful Mess!
Plan Your Spring Wardrobe
Spring really is just around the corner, and if you are doing seasonal wardrobes it’s probably not too early to go ahead and start planning what you’ll include for spring! I’ve got some tips for planning your spring capsule wardrobe if you need a little inspiration.
Get a Bouquet of Flowers
Nothing says spring like fresh flowers!
Pot Some Houseplants
Houseplants add life to your space, and they have air cleaning and other health benefits too!
Spring Clean Your House
I know it doesn’t sound like fun, but getting a head start on your spring cleaning will at least get you moving and busy and hopefully get your mind off the weather! And it really does feel so good when you just finish deep cleaning a space. If you’re a working mom, I’ve got some tips just for you!
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How do you beat the winter blues? I’d love to hear from you!