Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
– Doug Larson
“Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.”
– Lilly Pulitzer
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
– Margaret Atwood
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.
– Robert H. Schuller
“That is one good thing about this world…there are always sure to be more springs.”
– L.M. Montgomery
You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.
– Pablo Neruda
I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.
– Anne Lamott
Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day – like writing a poem or saying a prayer.
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.
Have you been bitten by the spring bug? There’s definitely something to the idea of spring fever…not only do we get more daylight but there’s something about that new-found spring energy! Here’s what we’re loving about the new season…
1.the sweet smell of fresh air wafting through the windows
2. trading our boots for cute flats & wedges!
3. opening the mail box & finding a friend’s beautiful wedding invitation
Happy first day of spring! It’s time for warmer weather, more sunshine, and time outdoors!
Spring is the perfect time to check in with yourself. Think about your everyday life for a minute. Is being busy a badge of honor for you? We place such a high value on being productive, that we forget how important it is to chill out. The truth is that taking the time to relax your brain and body will actually make you more productive and a happier person. Time off let’s you come back to work refreshed and energized.
We ALL need more down time – time to veg out, be lazy, relax, and rejuvinate! Here’s how to have more of it:
1. Schedule it.
Yes, you may have to actually put regular down time in your calendar or save an entire day during the week. It’s really easy to let other priorities take over, and before you know it your supposed relaxation time can be taken over by other things. This is why we suggest scheduling your time off. Take Sunday as your unplugged day. Or maybe spend every Thursday night in a cozy spot with a book and cup of tea and no other distractions!
And here’s another tip: you’ll also want to think about weekends away. We tend to schedule our longer vacations because we have to give advance notice at work or have other plans in place to make them happen. But weekends can slip by. So take some time now and plan a few fun weekend getaways – the mountains, the beach, whatever calls to you. Add those to your calendar as well.
2. Be vigilant.
You know yourself better than anyone else. What distracts you? If you know you can’t be trusted to layoff of email or social media, have a no laptop and/or cell phone rule on your relaxation days.
What creates stress for you? If you’re unable to enjoy time off because of things hanging over your head – work projects, house chores – schedule specific time for those things too. You’ll probably be able to rest and enjoy with much more ease once you’ve cleared your head and are conscious about how you intend to spend your time.
You’ll also want to be vigilant about protecting your time from other’s agendas. Once your down time is scheduled, make it non negotiable, no matter what!
3. Plan Ahead.
Consider what you’d like to do on your day off. Are you a stay in bed all day, lounger type? If so you might want to find a good book to read or stock up on some magazines for pure entertainment! Be sure your bed is extra comfy with clean sheets and plenty of pillows and blankets. Get your cozy on!
Do you spend most of your days in a cubicle and need more time outside? Hang the hammock. Pack the picnic basket. Search out some new hiking trails. Whatever you want to do, be sure you’re ready and you have what you need so you can make the most of your day!
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We absolutely love their playful prints – from sock monkeys to vintage sunglasses to chickens. Munki Munki pajamas are proudly designed, and distributed by Creative Apparel Concepts in Minneapolis, MN.
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Women’s “Teeny Pigs” Knit Classic Short Sleeve Pajama in Yellow
Women’s Poplin “Camper Vans” Pajama in White
Women’s “Hippos In Paris” Cotton Knit Pajama in Pink
Not surprisingly, one of our favorite things to do in our cozy PJs, is to settle in under the blankets with plenty of snacks and watch a good show marathon. Here are some of our favorite binge-worthy shows:
1. Gilmore Girls
If you don’t know this show, you’ll love the wit and banter of Rory and Lorelei – mother and daughter and best friends living in the small town of Stars Hollow. Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaides, Tammy) also plays Lorelei’s friend and coworker in a more tame, but still funny role.
We love that these girls are the queens of movie nights that usually consist of classic old movies, candy, popcorn, and take-out of kinds. What’s more, they’re often seen wearing the fun prints of PJ Salvage. Oh, and there’s seven seasons of this show so be prepared for the long-haul!
2. The Fall
Gillian Anderson (Skully from the X Files) stars in this thriller as a detective in Belfast trying to catch a serial killer. It’s dark, serious, and a great story. Prepare to be creeped out! Fun fact: The killer is played by none other than Jamie Dornan, of the Christian Grey fame.
3. Last Tango in Halifax
After 60 years apart, two widowed high school sweet hearts finally get together – reunited through Facebook, of course. This may sound a little sleepy, but actually quite interesting and entertaining – particularly the troubled lives of their grown-up daughters. Try it, you’ll be hooked!
Parenthood is a family show that actually feels authentic and close to real life. It has an awesome cast including Lauren Graham from The Gilmore Girls and really great characters. It’s surprisingly good and it will leave you totally wanting to be a Braverman!
5. House of Cards
A dark and devious political drama with Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright as husband and wife. You definitely have to have an interest in politics to watch this, but the relationship between husband and wife is pretty intriguing as well. Bonus? Robin Wrights’s character Claire can be seen wearing some pretty fabulous silk pajamas!
6. Heart of Dixie
Zoe Hart (Rachel Bilson) is a NY doctor who ends up in the small southern town of Bluebell, Alabama. So this show can be a little silly at times, but it’s simply sweet and charming. If you need something light or more family friendly, this is your show.
Olivia Pope plays a former White House staffer who opens her own crisis management firm. There are tons of twists and turns in this show and it’s admittedly a little Soap Opera-ish, but for some reason it hooks you. What we really love: Olivia Pope’s outfits, especially her fluffy robes and PJs and giant glasses of red wine!
Oh, and you SHOULD be forewarned of the dangers of binge-watching…here’s a cautionary tale from Portlandia: