Seasonal, Self-Care

6 Simple Ways to Celebrate Spring

Do you celebrate the change in seasons? Here in LA, our weather changes are subtle and yet, Spring inspires me to focus on my personal growth and re-awakening. These simple practices are a great way to celebrate the blossoming of Spring, no matter your location. Some are expected, while others may be a fresh idea that you hadn’t thought of. Keep reading to learn six simple ways to celebrate this colorful season.

1. Spring Cleaning

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Okay, so this may be an obvious one. Celebrate Spring by indulging in a little Spring cleaning! I tend to do a deep cleaning just before the New Year and it’s nice to return in Spring and spruce things up a bit. Reserve a few hours on a sunny Saturday afternoon, put on some good music, open your windows to the breeze and enjoy a good cleaning session. I suggest working room by room on different days so you don’t feel overwhelmed. Last weekend I got my living room in order, and this weekend I will start in the bedroom. Of course, for me, Spring cleaning also includes cleansing my crystals and making sure my houseplants are in good shape.

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Spring cleaning also offers the perfect opportunity to refresh your shelves, display different items, put some new artwork up and change out the pictures in your frames. Spring is all about renewal, so don’t be afraid to switch things up! If you’re looking for some new artwork, you can check out my art prints here.

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Love the look of this macrame? Visit Esmedesign.com to find the perfect piece for your home.

2. Sow Some Seeds

Is there anything more rewarding than planting a seed and watching it grow? During the longer, warmer days of Spring, seedlings easily get what they need to thrive which is why is it the prime planting season. Even if you don’t have a garden plot or a yard, you can sow some seeds in pots in the Spring and enjoy a summer harvest. Perhaps start a pot with seeds of your favorite herbs! For more information about sowing seeds, check out this article from the Black Girls With Gardens blog.

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My boyfriend and I celebrated Spring by building a garden bed! We followed simple instructions from this book. It was SO easy and massively rewarding. Just a few days after sowing some seeds we began to see shoots sprouting. Such a wonderful sight.

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3. Keep Fresh Flowers in Your Home

Nothing says Springtime like a colorful bouquet of flowers! Take the Spring season as a queue to begin keeping fresh flowers in your home (if you don’t already). I instantly feel a sense of cheerfulness from having flowers on my coffee table. There is something so uplifting about Mother Nature’s Springtime color palette.

Below is a bouquet that I made from my mom’s flower garden. Everything is in bloom and the colors are so exquisite! Don’t have a flower garden to pick from? No biggie! Simply add “flowers” to your next grocery list. When shopping for a bouquet for your home, look for bunches that still have a few buds that have not opened yet, this way you will be able to watch them bloom, and the bouquet will last longer.

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6 Simple Ways to Celebrate Spring | Joi-Knows-How.com

4. Add a Pop of Color to Your Wardrobe

Another fun way to celebrate Spring is to add a fun pop of color to your wardrobe. Here I’m wearing a bright pink skirt that I got from a thrift store ( I couldn’t be bothered with ironing lol), paired with a black and white graphic tee. I wouldn’t usually wear this shade of pink but it’s a perfect look for Spring.

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If wearing bright clothing is too far out of your comfort zone, you can opt for adding a pop of color to your Spring wardrobe with accessories. I love pairing these green cactus earrings and this vintage necklace for a fun colorful look.

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5. Work Outside

The weather is warmer and the days are longer. If you work from home, consider taking your work outside. I have been setting up an outdoor office in my front yard on my work-from-home-days and I feel so much more energized throughout the day from being outdoors. I love looking down and seeing my feet on the grass and looking up into a clear blue sky. I’ll glance up from my laptop to see Hummingbirds zip past to land on our feeders in the garden, it’s magical! Make sure your laptop is charged ahead of time so that you can enjoy a couple of hours working outdoors without interruption. If you don’t have a yard, a park works just as well.

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If you don’t work from home, consider taking breaks outside and eat your lunch outdoors. Or, enjoy a nice stroll around the block once you get home from work to soak in a few rays of that warm Spring sunshine.

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6. Revisit Your Goals From the Beginning of the Year

We are a few months into the year now, so it’s a great time to revisit the goals that you set back in January. If you read my post about choosing a theme for the year, you may want to see if your theme has begun to take shape thus far. By checking back in on the theme you chose for the year, you will renew your focus and be reminded of why you chose that theme. If you didn’t choose a theme for the year back in January, it’s not too late! A year is 365 days and you can set new intentions anytime, not just on New Year’s Day.

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Of course, if you have specific goals, this is a great time to check in on those as well. For example, one of my goals was to create art prints inspired by my blog, and I’m happy to report that I have accomplished that. My decision to spend more time in nature this year has taken me out into the garden, but could I dive deeper? Perhaps setting aside more time for hikes or going camping? Checking in on how the year has progressed creates an opportunity to re-focus on our vision for the year, and make adjustments as needed. Consider this your mental Spring Cleaning.


Those are my 6 simple ways to celebrate Spring. I hope you enjoyed them! Which tip resonated with you the most? Let me know in the comments.

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As always, thanks for reading! Until next time…

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18 Comments

  1. Jo Harris

    April 24, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    What a wonderful read! I’m definitely going to take your advice and work outside this weekend. Also I have some seeds that i received in February as a bday gift that I totally forgot about!! Those will also get planted this weekend as well! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. D'Ana Joi

      April 24, 2018 at 7:54 pm

      Hey Jo! Thanks for reading and yes, sow those seeds! You will absolutely love watching them grow. Working outside is so refreshing too. Happy Spring!

  2. Marsa Alam Desert Retreat

    April 27, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Great post and really nice bright colourful pictures, perfect for springtime.

    1. D'Ana Joi

      May 3, 2018 at 8:52 am

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Marsa! I’m glad you enjoyed the photos. 🙂

  3. Neha

    April 30, 2018 at 3:13 am

    Beautiful read!!

    1. D'Ana Joi

      April 30, 2018 at 7:09 am

      Thank you lovely!!

  4. simplyshannonagins

    April 30, 2018 at 9:45 am

    I think the start of spring is one of my favorite times! It just feels like life is returning to the world! I’ve been gardening and working outside a bunch! Haven’t quite gotten to the cleaning thing yet though…

    1. D'Ana Joi

      May 9, 2018 at 10:13 am

      Well technically we have until Summer starts to get our Spring Cleaning finished, right? 😉 I agree about the life returning to the world sentiment.

  5. thesweetteaspoon

    April 30, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    I am so ready for some sunshine but that’s not happening here yet so I am going to implement these in my home! I can’t wait to start working outside!

  6. thehouseplantmomma

    May 1, 2018 at 7:44 am

    These are great ideas…and I’m so glad that Spring has finally arrived here in Ohio! Now to take advantage of the beautiful weather! Totally a boost for my body and soul!

    1. D'Ana Joi

      May 1, 2018 at 10:12 am

      Yayy I’m glad Spring has arrived for you too! It’s such a beautiful season.

  7. angwhitmore

    May 3, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    Great tips. I’m moving into a new place next month so I plan to use a couple of these.
    The tip that resonated with me most is revisiting goals for the year. I’ve been doing it almost on a daily basis here recently as I am still working everything out. My theme for the year is one word….”Different” and I’m stepping into a lot of new beginnings so this post was a nice little confirmation for me on many levels. Thanks!

    1. D'Ana Joi

      May 3, 2018 at 6:41 pm

      Hey there! Checking back in on our goals is so important, I’m glad that advice resonates with you. Great theme for the year too! Wishing you continued success with your new ventures. 🙂 xo

      1. angwhitmore

        May 3, 2018 at 6:43 pm

        Thank you!

  8. Sheila Price

    May 23, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Great ideas! I love working outside this time of year. 😊

    1. D'Ana Joi

      May 23, 2018 at 11:54 am

      Hey Sheila, thanks for reading! Yes working outside is so energizing. 🙂

  9. throughherhespeaks

    May 23, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    These are all great tips! I definitely need to do some spring cleaning and get rid of a lot of stuff, as well as revisit my goals from the beginning of the year. Spring is the perfect time to refresh and refocus!

    1. D'Ana Joi

      May 23, 2018 at 2:02 pm

      Exactly! This season offers so many opportunities to refresh. I’ve been going slowly but surely through my spring cleaning. It can take longer than we anticipate sometimes! Thanks for reading lovely.

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