Spring is coming.

49 days / seven weeks.

I always count down for the end of spring. I love the scent and the promise. I love the fresh air and the growth. Winter is death and decay, spring is hope and life. I can’t wait for more light, sprouting plants and flowers and to say goodbye to Winter for nine more months.

Today it was warm. It was windy and dark and cloudy but warm. And I loved it.



You’re Invited to A Bridal Tea

My mom makes presents that look like wedding cakes.

My mom makes presents that look like wedding cakes.

My friend Shaylin is getting married in May and I’m her Maid of Honour. So on Saturday I, along with the other bridesmaids and moms, threw Shaylin an awesome Tea Party Bridal Shower. There were lots of cupcakes, star shaped sandwiches and presents. I wore that cute dress I linked in my last Things I Love Thursday post. I saw friends I haven’t seen in forever.

These are the ones I made

Shaylin & Melanie

Lisa's food

STAR SANDWICH! (too bad it was ham and tasted like yuck)

These cakes with edible lace were the table prize.

I hope everyone had a great weekend! What was your favourite part?

Things I Love Thursday

Thermacare Heat Wraps
Spending the first day of spring with people I like
Drinking Marylou’s Iced Coffee all weekend (mostly Peanut Butter Wonderful…)
Reading blogs and collecting links to someday share
I bought this dress. It looks cute. (Pictures probably after this weekend).
Vitamin Water Zero Mega- C
Catching up on Glee, finally.
Chocolate. I don’t even need to be specific about it. Just chocolate.
Wearing flowers in my hair to celebrate spring.
My awesome new sunglasses with a bow on the right side.

What do you love today?

Welcome To March


Take a big, deep breath in. Close your eyes. Exhale slowly through your nose. Do you smell that? It’s the scent of winter fading. It’s the smell of hope. Feel the warmth on your cheeks, sunlight will be amongst us soon.

March feels like a huge exhale after the long rough winter. “Spring” weather doesn’t even typically arrive here until April, sometimes later. I distinctly remember one year during elementary school we had a snow day on April First!

Anyway, in the spirit of what Penny from Star-Stuff did in her blog, I’m going to do the same. Goals for March.

Since it’s the third month of the year, my goals are themed by threes.

1. Go to the gym or work out at least three times a week.
2. Post here 3 times a week.
3. Launch my second blog. Post there (you guessed it) three times a week.
4. Sit down with my HP Mini, probably elsewhere, and write three times a week.

Hmm, this all sounds like work. (And, I have a lot of catching up to do, already!). I’ll add in some fun stuff like:

1. Pick up my bridesmaid dress and eat amazing pizza (check!)
2. go on a date
3. try a new kind of food
4. play on swings
5. celebrate the equinox with someone awesome (any takers? It’s SUNDAY MARCH 20th).

How are you spending your March?