5 Bucket List Items for Spring

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Here is a quick summary of 5 bucket list items I want to do this spring. These are things I like to do to embrace the season.

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I have a confession. It’s sort of a nerdy confession. Every season, I make a bucket list of activities. These are things I want to do, experience, make, eat, see, smell and generally enjoy before time slips away. Have you noticed that time slips away too quickly? Unless, of course, you are preparing your own taxes in which case time slows down to a crawl. Also, if you are getting a root canal, time doesn’t go by that quickly. Anyway, I digress.

Today, I wanted to share with you my top 5 bucket list items for spring. These are activities that I want to do because they remind me of the season and help me appreciate all that is happening around me.

Before we jump into the topic at hand, I also wanted to share with you that I wrote a guest post on the MMS Milk Paint blog. The focus of the post, which was also shared in an Instagram Live Video , was all about using milk paint to create a spring center piece. If you are looking for some inspiration, you might want to hop on over to either the blog or video to check it out.

Now, let’s talk about the top 5 bucket list items for spring.

5 Bucket List Items for Spring

1. Host a Spring Brunch

Don’t you love brunches? Me too! It’s so fun to celebrate the season by hosting a brunch with friends and family members. I love having an assortment of food for folks to eat such as bagels, fruit salad, fresh coffee, scones, and an egg strata or a quiche. It’s a good excuse to buy fresh flowers for the table and to break out the vintage china. It’s such a beautiful time of year to enjoy with those who are closest to you.

2. Plant a Vegetable Garden

Garden tool wall rack painted white

We moved into our home in 2020 and our backyard was essentially a dirt lot and by “dirt lot” I actually mean “sand lot”. Slowly, over time we have been creating garden beds and a true backyard. This has required countless bags of manure and compost and has also resulted in numerous trips to the nursery as we slowly purchase the plants we want. This year, I am happy to say that we finally will have two raised beds that will be installed in the backyard and of course, I intend to fill them with vegetables!

Do you have a garden? If so, what do you grow?

3. Dye Easter Eggs

Gold leaf eggs

Technically, I already did this. I know. You may recall the post I shared about how to create gold leaf eggs.

However, I am inspired to try dying eggs again using a different technique. Specifically, I have seen people dying eggs using food coloring and shaving cream. I CAN NOT WAIT to try this! If you have experience with this process, please let me know in the comments.

I will share with you how this process works for me.

4. Make Rice Krispy Treats

Photo: Meghan Splawn for Kitchn

The truth is I saw a rice krispie treat recipe that incorporated some condensed milk which in turn makes the rice crispy bars very ooey gooey. I have been intrigued ever since I have seen this recipe. Last time I made rice krispie treats, they were rock hard after a few hours and believe me, they don’t taste that great if you feel like you are chewing on a brick. So when I saw this recipe, my hope in being able to make soft ooey gooey rice krispie treats was renewed. I have got to try this.

5. Do Some Spring Cleaning

Vintage cabinet with one door open

Admittedly, this is not an activity that is fun to do but the results afterwards are worth the effort. Our front entryway has sand, salt and dirt that has been tracked in over the winter months. The windows need to be cleaned and all the slipcovers could use a good washing. The coffee table needs to be scrubbed and the kitchen floor needs to mopped.

I love using Mrs. Meyers cleaning products because every season they come out with a new line of products with fabulous smells. Then after using these products for cleaning the floors, doing the dishes and wiping down all the surfaces – your entire home smells amazing.

Summary

What’s on your bucket list for this spring? Do you have any traditions? Is there anything in particular you are looking forward to? This spring I am most excited to have a garden. Being able to plant and grow my own flowers and vegetables is going to be such a treat. Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you enjoy the season.

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13 Comments

    1. Thank you Cindy. I hope this recipe works – the rice krispie treats that turned into bricks were better for construction than for eating.

  1. Love this list so much, Anna! It feels totally doable and like the perfect way to kick off the season. I can’t wait to share this post on Friday. Loving and pinning as always sweet friend, CoCo

  2. I have never thought to make a seasonal bucket list but I LOVE THE IDEA! Why should I wait until Fall or Christmas to savor the season? I will be making my bucket list before March 1 rolls around. Thank you for the idea and please let us know how those Rice Krispie treats come out. I haven’t had one of those in decades and remember loving them. Especially the ones with a little peanut butter. Happy Spring!

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