07 April 2010

Spring Manifesto

Now that it finally feels like Spring has arrived here, it's time for a little manifesto.  Of course, we could still get a nice big April snowstorm, but I have a feeling that's not going to happen this year.

This Spring, I will...
} Pack a picnic on our bikes and ride somewhere sunny.

} Invite friends over for an evening fire in our chimnea.

} Plant two gardens and do a little bit of transforming of the landscaping at our house.  Make it our own.

} Start my wardrobe challenge project (more on that later).

} Work towards reopening my shop, which has been on hiatus for close to a year.

} Read a book, preferably while sitting in the sun on the back balcony.

} Eat as many meals as possible outdoors.

} Fill the house with lilacs from our two(!) lilac bushes.

} Enjoy the first fresh produce of the season...rhubarb (which is already coming up in our backyard), morels, asparagus, and maybe even try out some fiddleheads for the first time.

What are you looking forward to this spring?

ps: last year's manifesto, here


  1. your spring manifesto is wonderful. i cannot wait to hear about this clothing challenge! also, rhubarb sounds so good right now :)

  2. I am so excited to hear about your wardrobe challenge! Because between a post-partum body and being broke, I am wardrobe-challenged indeed.

    And oh, rhubarb and fiddleheads. The creek near my grandmother's house in Vermont had banks FULL of fiddleheads. They're divine.

  3. i'm intrigued by the wardrobe challenge too. yes to picnics, bike rides, lilacs, and spring produce! xo

  4. all of this sounds just so perfect...practically my exact list. :) happy spring julia!

  5. that is a great list, julia. i am adding picnic to mine!

  6. wonderful list! my plans are very similar to yours. i'm also looking forward to watching playoff hockey, investing in some new spring inspired nail polish, and spending as much time as possible near water.


    xo Alison

  7. here's to spring! enjoy fulfilling this list.