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Freshen Up Your Space with Spring

The sights of spring can be refreshing and uplifting. Springtime represents rebirth and a fresh start. Here are some ways to freshen up your surroundings this season.

· Declutter your space. Less is more when it comes to a fresh look.

· Add some color. Lighter shades are uplifting. Changing your tablecloth, lampshades, pillows, dish towels, or art can give your space a facelift.

· Curtains can block or reveal. Opening the curtains or changing to a sheer curtain will brighten your space.

· Rearranging your furniture can give a new look to your room.

· Keep spring produce on the counter for beautiful and healthy snack.

The smell of spring is my favorite aspects of spring. Rain, fresh cut grass, and flowers are some of my favorites. Small changes around your house can impact your day in a big way.

· Open the windows.

· Bring the outdoors in.

· Change your soaps.

· Burn wax melts.

· Use diffusers.

· Make home-made potpourri. Get Green Be Well has great recipes for home-made potpourri using herbs, fruits, flowers, and spices.

The feel of the weather warming up is amazing. It is time to ditch the heavy blankets and clothes. As you pack away your winter wear, consider getting your hands on some new sheets, soft throws and get your hands in some dirt. Plant flowers or a garden to connect with the earth.

There is nothing like hearing the sounds of nature right outside your window or on a walk. Listen to nature in the form of the wind, rain, rustling leaves, birds, frogs, bonfires, and bar-b-ques. I love walking around the Pine Village pond and watching our residents fish. We have a beautiful campus and the spring colors are amazing. Take a look at some images of our campus here: Pine Village Campus

As nature wakes up and emerges from its slumber, make strides in your own home and life to emerge as well. What changes can you implement to feel revived? Sometimes changing small things can brighten your day. Take that first step today.

"For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land." Song of Solomon 2:11-12

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