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Give Spring an Awesome Start: 3 Ways to Start Spring in a Positive Way

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Spring is here! Yay!  The snow is thawed and the birds are chirping.  This is a great time to jump start the season with positive vibes that hopefully last throughout the year.  Here are 3 things I love to do when this time of the year comes around.

Down Size & Organize– It is really easy to let things go between kids, work, school, and everything else life throws at us.  Piles of laundry and papers can put a damper on motivation to get things done.  Use your spring cleaning as a chance to get rid of stuff you don’t need in order to make room for new things.  Donating items is a great way to give back to the community and help in organizing your home. There are a lot of local places to donate to, like Goodwill and Salvation Army. If you can’t find one, there are also drop boxes for donations in various parking lots. This can be done anytime but I love spring cleaning because it means warm weather is here.

Make a Dream Board– This is a really awesome way to get your goals and dreams in a visual format for you to see everyday.  We’ve all had goals or tasks we’d like to accomplish that we’ve put on hold for what’s going on right now. That’s totally okay because life happens. Even if you’re not able to complete the goal right away, seeing it will eventually lead you to it. Your dream board is all about you and your creativity.  Super easy instructions on creating your own dream board are at the bottom of this post

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Make Amazing Memories– From visits to the zoo, to picnics in the park, there are many options in creating great memories.  Get outside and enjoy some of the sun we’ve all been dearly missing.  Going outside can increase happiness and is beneficial for everyone.  Fresh air is an instant pick me up on a bad day.  Another benefit is, bedtime is always easier when we’ve had a fun time outside earlier in the day.  Here are 3 of our favorite local places to go.

  • War Memorial Park located in Sewickley, Pa.  It’s a beautiful park with plenty of fun for kids all ages.
  • Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium located in Pittsburgh, Pa.  This will always be a long time fav, they always have fun kids events.
  • Right in our backyard.  Sometimes leaving isn’t always an option and there is no reason why you can’t have fun at home.

Tools and Directions for Dream Board

Tools

  • Durable base like poster board or cardboard
  • Magazines you like
  • Tape or glue
  • Scissors (kid friendly if tiny fingers are involved)

Directions- Cut out pictures and words of the magazines that you feel represent you, your goals, and the things you love.  Then glue or tape pictures and words on board in the way you please.   Boom! You now have an awesome dream board adding light to your day! Here is mine. Don’t be afraid to add personal pictures of you and your loved ones. You can’t see mine, but my family picture is above my dream board.

DIY Dream Board

DIY Dream Board

*Pro tip: Hang up if there are tiny hands around that like to rip things apart.  This is my second dream board. 🙂  It can also be a fun craft time idea for the little ones.*

Spring represents a lot of new beginnings, which is a great time to make a positive start for a new season.  I’m all about letting the good vibes in and the bad vibes out.  Give some of these tips a try and let us know how it goes.  Make a dream board and share it on our page; you never know who you’ll inspire.

Thanks for reading!

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5 Responses to Give Spring an Awesome Start: 3 Ways to Start Spring in a Positive Way

  1. Stefanie Hohl
    Stefanie Hohl March 30, 2016 at 2:02 pm #

    I love your dream board idea! I think this would be fun to do with kids too – maybe even once a year to see how their dreams change and grow. Very cool!

    • Brittany Allen
      Brittany Allen March 31, 2016 at 5:13 am #

      Thank you! That is a great idea!

  2. patricianicolas
    patricianicolas March 30, 2016 at 8:09 pm #

    I feel refreshed!! i have been lacking motivation on my house and this was a great read!!

    • Brittany Allen
      Brittany Allen March 31, 2016 at 5:15 am #

      Thank you! I’ve been lacking myself so you’re not alone 🙂

  3. Rosalynn April 7, 2016 at 7:04 am #

    Wonderful article!