Posts tagged ‘spring break’
It’s spring break in northern Michigan. We took the weekend to have a mini “up north” getaway with some good friends. We weren’t basking in the sun with a cabana boy bringing us fruity beverages, but it was nice to get away. It was particularly refreshing to be away from ye ole Internet too so I’m going to extend that a bit this week. Happy spring, lovelies!
Almost 50 and sunny here today! The robins are twerping, the crocus are blooming, the puddles are growing. Bye bye, winter, bye bye. Wait a minute! Didn’t we already go through this?! Ahem. We’ve got some fun things planned for tonight and Saturday, but Sunday? Nothing planned, just how we like it. Any fun weekend plans, lovelies? Thanks for clicking in on me today. Here are a few things I thought you might like. Enjoy!
- Have any paint chips in your junk drawer? Thought so. How ’bout making a simple DIY Easter egg garland?
- Looking for a new computer desktop picture for April? Check this out. Adorable!
- I think you might love maps as much as I do. Here’s a reason to get yourself a new bottle of Mod Podge!
- Still got the spring break blues? Spread the love like I did earlier this week.
- I’ll tell anyone who will listen that I just can’t find a good bagel north of Detroit. Thinking about making my own this weekend. Have you ever?
Happy April, friends. Was that the longest March EVER? Whew.
One thing that always helps me to get out of a woe-is-me funk is to cheer someone else up. So a few days ago I decided to make a “Spring Break… in a box!” for a good friend who also lives in the frozen, crusty, will spring ever come?, upper midwest. She just started a new job and you know what that means, lovelies: no vacation any time soon. So I shipped off this fun box to her this week and I can’t wait to hear her response. Hopefully she has a spectacular trip and sends me a postcard! Shhh, it’s a surprise!
Contents? The basics for a DIY living room Spring Break! Crank up the heat, pop in some cheesy music, throw the drink on ice… Relax!
- a flowery lei
- orange flip-flops
- a couple shells
- a fun cup
- some tequila and orange juice
- a few drink umbrellas
- beach ball
- and a coconut!
Full disclosure: I was inspired to make this gift from You Are My Fave’s Birthday in a Box idea. So cute, right?
P.S. Lovelies, don’t tell the USPS that I sent alcohol in the mail…
Since it’s Spring Break here in northern Michigan, we decided to go to the beach. And it wasn’t crowded at all! I guess everyone decided to go to another beach a little further south? Although it was a bit chilly, the sun felt so good on our cheeks. And we actually enjoyed what’s left of this wacky winter without bemoaning being home when seemingly everyone else is someplace warmer and sunnier and more exotic.
Speaking (err, writing) of exotic. I’m not sure what the scientific name for this wild natural phenomenon is, but check it out. It’s just plain weird, no? And beautiful too. Oh how we love you, Lake Michigan. You and all your strange and wonderful ice formations.
It was a treat to find some open sand to walk on too – not even frozen! Before we know it, we’ll have sand in our sheets again. And probably complaining about the heat… Ha!
Do you find that when you spend time with a child, you use your imagination more? It’s fun to pretend that it’s summer sometimes, no? Chris and the little birdie decided to lie down in the sun for a little while… Such squirrely people, I love those two.
Happy Spring Break, lovelies, wherever you may be!
So I decided to stop feeling so sorry for myself that we weren’t lounging around at an all-inclusive resort this week. And I picked up a bottle of pina colada mix and some fun drink umbrellas. Voila! Instant Spring Break. Funny how just having a tiny taste of the tropics can be enough for some family fun at home. And my grumpy pants are gone. This is something for which everyone in our nest is very thankful…
Have any other ideas for a fun Spring Break at home?