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20 Little Things To Look Forward to in Spring

by | Mar 2, 2009 | 20 Little Things, Seasonal Decorating & Entertaining, spring decorating

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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. Becky

    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. teresa

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

  3. Kim

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

    Kims inspiring blog post..Spring?

  4. living with lindsay

    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

  5. Laryssa

    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

  6. Denise

    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

  7. melissa

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

    melissas inspiring blog post..a springscape…

  8. Liz

    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!

    [email protected] inspiring blog post..Spring is here

  9. Debbykay

    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!

  10. Kristen

    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

  11. Taylor at Household Management 101

    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

  12. Victoria

    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?

  13. Sue

    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….

  14. Bonnie Mattson

    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

  15. Gina

    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

  16. Katie at

    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

  17. Vee

    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

  18. Nicol

    For me, it is planning out a new garden!

  19. Beth

    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…

  20. AmyE

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

  21. Shannan

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

    Shannans inspiring blog post..Spring Fluff

  22. Rebecca

    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!

  23. Jolie Musick

    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

  24. ForestWander Nature Photography

    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

  25. SoBella Creations

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

    SoBella Creationss inspiring blog post..Springtime

  26. Sabrina

    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

  27. valerie

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

  28. Amy

    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…

  29. Dyann

    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

  30. Barbara

    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

  31. Julia

    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

  32. Christina

    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?

  33. Misti

    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

  34. Yasna

    …a brand new white cotton t-shirt…ahhh

  35. Lisa

    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

  36. Valerie (Belgium)

    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 ?!

  37. Carol

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

  38. Susan

    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!

  39. Erin

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

  40. Micha

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

  41. Lisa

    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

  42. Heather

    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. . .

  43. Teresa

    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

  44. Janneh

    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!

  45. SimplyMe

    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.

  46. Glenda Childers

    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.

  47. Pamela J. Naylor

    Several years ago I was reading a comment by a friend who had posted on facebook she had just seen her first Robin of the year. I thought what a great way to mark the season. Every spring I look for my first Robin. When I see it I smile and I think of the coming season and of my high school friend.

  48. Jillian

    Ya it rained 41 inches today where I am….

  49. Miranda




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