20 Little Things To Look Forward to in Spring

20 Little Things To Look Forward to in Spring

  1. The hope of bright sunshine for a few days in a row
  2. The first pretty little spring flowers poking out of the dirt
  3. Waking up to tweeting birds outside the window
  4. Seeing the rain through the rays of sunshine
  5. Sweeping away the dead winter leaves from the front porch
  6. Cleaning out the planting beds & pots
  7. Replacing the crunchy plants by the front door with happy spring flowers
  8. Walking out the door with just a sweater on instead of a down parka
  9. Putting away the layers of cozy winter decor and lightening up for spring
  10. Smiling at the tulips on the entry table
  11. Opening a window for fresh air to clear out the stale air of winter
  12. Feeling energized for spring cleaning
  13. The happy moment you first notice pink blossoms in the trees
  14. Decorating with nests, eggs, bunnies, and other springy things
  15. Easter
  16. Inhaling the fresh smell of spring
  17. Taking a walk without shivering
  18. Spring vacation
  19. A Spring Drive By (Coming soon, by popular demand!)

#20 What would YOU add to the list?

Share the signs of Spring YOU are looking forward to in the comments!


  1. Happy Spring Melissa,
    I’m so hungry for spring I can’t stand it….its 19 degrees this am and we had 3-4 inches of snow yesterday…and I live in the MidSouth….whew…this time of year always finds me so impatient. Loved your list.

    Beckys inspiring blog post..SHABBY CHIC MAKEOVER

  2. And after our Southern Snow yesterday…I’m ready for Spring! Happy Monday!
    Robin Rane’
    All Things Heart and Home

    Robin Rane’ ~ All Things Heart & Homes inspiring blog post..Spring is Coming!

  3. I’m looking forward to picking a big bowl of asparagus-
    and your #17 would also be great-
    Have a wonderful day-

  4. I’m loving the sunshine! Makes it easier to deal with the cold temperatures!!

    Kims inspiring blog post..Spring?

  5. We went to a kite festival yesterday, which is the true sign that Spring is here (in Texas, at least!).

    living with lindsays inspiring blog post..DIY Moss Balls

  6. Shopping for summery clothes instead of heavy winter wear.

    Sitting outside a cafe …people watching… :-)

    annes inspiring blog post..Congratulations and Well done……

  7. I’m looking forward to seeing the first spring flowers open up! Melissa, thanks for the breath of fresh air. Spring will come…the winter has felt so long.

    Laryssa @ Heaven In The Homes inspiring blog post..Use What You Have Spring Decor

  8. Spring arrives slowly in the mountains of western NC. Here are some sure signs that winter is fading into spring – bright yellow forsythia branches, peach blossoms, busy bluebirds building their nests and a pond full of singing spring peepers !!

    Denises inspiring blog post..The Geek Squad hits Seattle

  9. Cadbury mini eggs~one of my favorite signs of spring :)

    melissas inspiring blog post..a springscape…

  10. I’m loving that it’s now warm enough to get out into the garden and seeing the new buds on my roses. Happy Spring!

    Liz@VioletPosys inspiring blog post..Spring is here

  11. Sundresses!

  12. Debbykay says

    It is 10 BELOW zero this morning! But, I feel like spring is just around the corner with your listing. I can’t wait to hear the bluebirds soft songs, and Jenny Wren singing all sorts of good morning songs in the trees outside the bedroom windows!

    Happy spring!

  13. I would add the smell of freshly cut grass or searching the farmers market for a beautiful spring bouquet as well as fresh fruits and veggies. Ooooo…now I just want our snow to melt (yes, it snowed in NC on the 1st of March!!!) and our trees to bud! I love the list, Melissa!

    Kristens inspiring blog post..Rain, Rest and A Snow Storm

  14. I am looking forward to a spring rain that is slightly cool, but not freezing! And to green green grass, instead of this brown dry grass!

    I’m even looking forward to trying to get out grass and mud stains from my kids clothes, because they have been outside playing.

    Taylor at Household Management 101s inspiring blog post..Mar 2, Grass and Mud Stains

  15. I cannot wait for my tulips to bloom! I also adore Easter. It was one of my favorite holiday’s as a child and I still love it to this day.

    Victorias inspiring blog post..Spring?

  16. The thing I love about Spring most is the sunshine and that the light stays longer at night. Oh and the birds chirping and opening the windows.

    Sues inspiring blog post..Signs of Spring….

  17. Spring for me is about getting into the Garden…planning, tilling, planting…OH, I can’t wait!

    Shawn/Lifeatbuttercupfarms inspiring blog post..Mirepoix au gras

  18. This was a fun list to do. Looking forward to warmer days, butterflies and sunshine. I hope you are feeling more settled into your new life in Washington now. B

  19. I am so ready for spring-it made me happy to think about all the things on your list. I can’t wait to wear flip flops (without getting cold feet!) and to play in the garden!

    Ginas inspiring blog post..Bring on Spring

  20. Thanks for all the beautiful thoughts today. What a beautiful time of year. I added a list of things for March. The thing I’m really excited for comes in April… seeing my parents! Being away from them is the hardest thing in Germany.
    Hope you have sun today.

    Katie at makingthishome.coms inspiring blog post..Spring Craft Project

  21. More fun! I did put my little Easter rabbit away for another week or two. Today is nothing like spring and everything like winter so I’ll have to put my imagination on for certain. Some fresh spring flowers are the best and that can only be achieved here with a grocery store visit.

    Vees inspiring blog post..What’s in a Name Game

  22. Sounds like we are all ready for spring!!

    darlenes inspiring blog post..Bring Spring Indoors

  23. For me, it is planning out a new garden!

  24. I just recently discovered you and am so glad I did. Checking out your ’08 Spring Drive By post (and the Coast Drive By) was like making a trip home. I grew up in Vancouver, WA and currently live in CO. While we love it here, I sure do miss all the green beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

    Off to catch up on more of your old posts!

    Beths inspiring blog post..It’s Friday Night…

  25. Oh yeah! It’s time for me to get out my bunny decorations. Remember those? :-)

  26. I can’t wait to see what everyone else is doing to welcome Spring!

    Shannans inspiring blog post..Spring Fluff

  27. I live in a warmer climate (already 80 degrees here). So things are a little different. But here’s my spring list:
    1. Spring Cleaning-I don’t like doing it, but I love the house when it’s all done! 2. Spring Break-I LOVE when my kids are home with me! 3. The Rennaissance Festival-It comes to town only once a year and it’s running right now through the end of March! 4. Easter 5. Mother’s Day (here that feels more like it’s summer already, but technically…) 6. St. Patrick’s Day 7. Orange Blossoms-they are already driving my allergies bonkers! 8. The seedlings in the garden sprouting up!! 9. Putting Away the bulky Winter coats. 10. Camping and Hiking. Oh the list could go on forever! What a fun idea. Thanks for letting me be a part of it!

  28. Just what I needed to get more in the mood for Spring despite the cold weather we’re having.

    The Tiny Homesteads inspiring blog post..Spring is coming after all

  29. I always look forward to sitting outside at a cafe, instead of gazing longingly from the inside.

    Jolie Musicks inspiring blog post..My next costume

  30. What a wonderful list.

    Maybe I overlooked it but, I like to take flowers pictures.

    So maybe I could add that to this list.

    Spring is a great time to take new flower pictures

    ForestWander Nature Photographys inspiring blog post..Blue Wisteria

  31. I’m looking forward to all the flowers that bloom in the Spring Time.

    SoBella Creationss inspiring blog post..Springtime

  32. There are so many wonderful things to look forward to in spring. All that beautiful new life! It makes me smile! :)

    Sabrinas inspiring blog post..Longing for Spring

  33. I am looking forward to the flowers!!!!!! and my jasmine blooming again soon and the honeysuckles. oh my I can smell them now! haha

    I am having a give away at my blog. Yall come enter! http://www.traversaloflife.blogspot.com

    Jens inspiring blog post..200th POST!!!! & giving back to you!

  34. Oh, this was fun…..makes me realize how many things I have to look forward to!

    Tamaras inspiring blog post..20 Little Things I Look Forward To In Spring

  35. I can hardly wait to hear the songbirds sing me awake.

  36. great list. I would add — packing away the nebulizer (no more colds for the little man) and family walks every night (b/c it will be still light out when daddy comes home).

    Courtney from Mommie Blogss inspiring blog post.."live your life on less", plus a giveaway…

  37. No more cabin fever!!!!! these little guys are ready.

    Darlene@WorthWalkingTowards inspiring blog post..Stop and smell the Winter.

  38. Vitamin D high! I always feel so alive with some serious sunshine on my face. I call my energized, sun happy days… vitamin d highs. I love them.

    Amys inspiring blog post..A moment…

  39. I made my list, but reading some of the others made me remember a bunch more! New leaves on trees, lilacs, new veggies at the farmer’s markets…. *happy sigh*

    Dyanns inspiring blog post..Spring things

  40. I loved the 20 Little Things in Autumn post so I joined in on this one as well. So ready for spring…

    Barbaras inspiring blog post..20 Little Things in Spring

  41. One of my favorite things about mild weather is being able to slide into flip-flops and walk out the door at a moment’s notice! Oh, and I’m looking forward to having my patio furniture set up again so I can enjoy the backyard. *Sigh* I know Spring is coming soon, but on a day like this, it sure doesn’t feel like it!

    Julia @ Hooked on Housess inspiring blog post..Before & After: My Home Office Gets a Fresh Look for Spring

  42. Love your list and am enjoying looking through all of the links! Look forward to your spring drive by post.

    Christinas inspiring blog post..Spring?

  43. I had really hoped to have my Spring inspiration post up and ready for you, but I totally FAILED! So I will just have to check out everyone else’s post instead. I do love your list, my favorite sign of Spring is the Forsythia bushes. I saw my first blooms while driving this weekend!
    Gotta go do some bloggin…

    Misti @ Studio M Designss inspiring blog post..Put some Light on the Subject

  44. thanks for hosting! so ready for spring!!!

    Lauras inspiring blog post..20 Little Things to Look Forward to in Spring

  45. Looking forward to getting outside and hiking among other things. Snow hit the Northeast again, Spring can’t arrive quick enough.

    Gennaros inspiring blog post..San Marcos La Laguna: A Peaceful Retreat

  46. I am most looking forward to the return of color in the world! Green grass, blue skies, red robins, pink blossoms!

    Jessicas inspiring blog post..20 Little Things to Look Forward To – in Spring!

  47. …a brand new white cotton t-shirt…ahhh

  48. Aw spring – I can smell it and dream about it. I am sooooooooo ready!

    Tamy ~ 3 Sides of Crazys inspiring blog post..20 little things to look forward to in spring

  49. Spring. So close I can almost taste it!

    Deidras inspiring blog post..68506 :: Monday Meanderings

  50. I finally had a chance to come catch up on all the posts I missed. Fabulous fun stuff as always! I was feeling like Spring with our sunshine a few days ago, but now we have days of pouring rain and it’s hard to have those cheerful thoughts. I’ll have to get inspiration here!

    Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolatess inspiring blog post..I’m Listening to Yanni Voices Right Now

  51. Valerie (Belgium) says

    Hi Melissa !
    I hope you’re fine !
    Can you tell me why there is a smiley beside my url ?
    Happy Spring and see you soon !


    Valerie (Belgium)s inspiring blog post..Y aurait-il des voleurs à LA POSTE ?!

  52. I am really looking forward to Spring! Love the weather, the newness, the colors!

    Vanessas inspiring blog post..20 Little Things I Look Forward to in Spring

  53. This looks like fun! I enjoyed reading your post :>)

  54. My middle son is a college student. He’s thrilled about the dresses and shorts (he’s a leg man) showing up on the girls ;D

    We’re in northern CO and have had some gorgeous days over the last week, but will probably have cooler weather by the weekend. In the meantime, we’ve got 70 degrees!

  55. Decorating with bright pops of color!! In fact, I just blogged about this, I’ll have to add myself to Mr. Linky. :)

  56. I so can’t wait for Spring.

  57. wonderful post. we had a few warmer days yet, but not enough. hope there will be more, soon.

  58. Hmmm, I’m looking forward to seeing those first few flowers and green blades peeking up through the ground.

    Also no more school snow days for the kids-lol.

    Enjoy your day, Melissa!

    Lisa @celebrate CREATIVITYs inspiring blog post..Spring is in the Air

  59. Thanks Melissa! This was so fun. Even though we have many weeks left of winter before spring it was very refreshing to know it really is coming!

    Heathers inspiring blog post..20 Little Things. . .

  60. Always love your parties! Thanks for hosting.

    Southern Fried Gals inspiring blog post..20 Little Things To Look Forward to in Spring

  61. This is my first visit to your blog and I love it. I am new to the blog world, but am loving all the new friends I have made.

    When you have some time, drop by for a visit.


    Teresas inspiring blog post..MY BOY

  62. I loved your list! …especially # 11!!! I would add:
    More salads and less soups
    Puffy White Clouds
    A new Springy-colored polish for my toes :)
    Wisteria…mine are blooming!

  63. SimplyMe says

    Excellent list! As a Las Vegas resident who strives to live simply, here’s what I would add to the list:

    1. Driving with the windows down.
    2. Wearing peep-toe shoes when people in the rest of the country are cursing their boots :)
    3. Planting my garden by St. Patrick’s Day.

  64. I know your post was written some time ago, but I just added my list from this year . . . 50 things to do while we await spring. I just moved from Seattle (where spring comes early and is long) to Chicago (where spring comes late and is short.) This signs of spring are finally coming, even to Chicago. I saw my first crocus and robin yesterday. Yahoo.

  65. Ya it rained 41 inches today where I am….

  66. Sure


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