10 Things I Heart in Spring

April 29, 2014 51 Comments »

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I decided that I would not write about Spring on my blog until it finally felt like Spring here in Charlotte, NC, however today, it’s going to be up in the 80s so I’m not sure if I’m allowed to write this considering the summer-like weather we are having. Then again, how can I not share with you things I’m hearting this Spring?!?!

Disneyland in the Spring MommyB
1. Traveling – Although we’re in the midst of packing for our move in June, we have been traveling a lot this Spring. We had the opportunity to visit Disneyland in California, where the weather was amazing and we had a BLAST! And we just returned from an amazing trip to Georgia where we visited the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola (I’ll have trip reports on both soon!) Where have you traveled this Spring or where are you traveling to?

Build-a-Bear Spring2. New friends – We have been making lots of new friends this Spring! We recently started going to story hour at the church we’ve been attending and making new friends there AND in stuffed friend news, we got a new Spring Build-A-Bear friend who is an ADORABLE Soft & Sweet Lamb ($18) She has fluffy white fur that’s perfect for cuddling. Our little lamb is all dressed up for Spring and tea parties AND at Build-A-Bear you can also add scents so your furry friends smell oh-so-sweet, how cool is that?!?

3. Outside Fun – We are blessed to have a nice, flat, and decent size backyard so lately we’ve been spending a lot of time outside. If it’s nice out I’ll let Miss A do her homework outside and of course lots of chalk, bubbles, running, scooters/bikes, and water table play. How about you??

4. Spring Cleaning – I know this sounds soooo strange, but I really do love organizing and cleaning, even though these days I don’t have quite as much time as I’d like to do either. Luckily, the move gives me a great excuse to do a little bit of both. I’ve been trying out a few new cleaning products including some Method products and Nature’s Kloth.

We try to be a little more eco-friendly here and there and both of these products help. We’ve been using Nature’s Kloth instead of a sponge and replacing the way we clean with paper towels to create less waste. I love that it’s eco-friendly (biodegradable, washable over 300 times, made from cotton and plant fiber, and more) and is great for many uses inside and outside the house. I definitely feel better about cleaning when there isn’t a huge pile of used papertowels in my trash.

5. Healthy Kiddos – I am super thankful for healthy kiddos. Lately we’ve been pretty healthy especially considering that we’ve been flying and traveling a lot. We have a lot of friends who have not been so fortunate this Spring. For those uncomfortable fevers and painful colds and aches we give our girls Children’s Advil. For Lil’ C who does not do well with any sort of pain, this does the trick for us. I love that they have so many flavors (and dye-free versions) too since she doesn’t care for most medicine flavors. Plus, they have some fun activities and tips for parents on how to stay healthy.

Garden Lites Collage

We also love that our girls like healthy foods like Garden Lites. Miss A surprisingly enjoyed these gluten-Free, veggie muffins. They’re high in fiber, and low in fat. Miss A’s favorite flavor was: Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip. They have loads more flavors and come in a box of 4 with an SRP of $3.99.

Lee Fashion Spring Capris

6. Spring Clothes!! – I love a good infinity scarf, especially the beautiful chevron one that one of my friends gave me for my birthday, but I really enjoy wearing comfy Spring clothes. I love wearing adorable maxi and sun dresses because they are so flowy and comfortable.

I am also loving the new Lee Spring collection that features bermuda shorts and capris that are comfortable while being dressy at the same time. If I need to dress up an outfit some of their capris and shorts come with adorable, fashionable belts as well. Here are a few of my other favorites from their collection:

Lee Spring Collection

 

7. Parties – I always love a good get-together and with the girls’ birthdays, holidays and end of school coming for us, Spring is always filled with fun parties and celebrations. We’ll have a small birthday get together for Miss A {since we went to Disneyland the girls aren’t getting their usual HUGE parties}, a class party for the end of the year {here’s an end of the year gift idea}, and loads of friends birthday parties.

Iesodo Video8. Good Message Movies – We were sent a couple of videos from Iesodo (pronounced Ya-Sa-Doe) that retells Bible stories with animated animals, mainly birds. My girls LOVED the videos and have been singing the catchy songs every day since we’ve watched them. We love sharing these videos with our friends because we know the language and content are appropriate for all viewers. Even if you have no religious affiliation, but want your children to learn good values, these videos promote wholesome character traits and morals and is good for children of any age.

9. Pasta Salad – Of course you can eat pasta salad anytime of year, but this is the season pasta salads shine! I really love cold, crisp salads with lots of veggies. What’s your favorite pasta salad recipe?

B girls with Genevive Goings Choo Choo Soul at Disneyland

10. Meeting Amazing People – Not that this is necessarily a Spring thing, but since we went to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, we were able to meet some pretty amazing people. One of our favorites though was Genevieve Goings from Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve.

Miss A says her favorite person/character she met the entire stay was Genevieve and we met a lot of people/characters so that says a lot. Of course we fell in love with Genevieve on Disney/Disney Junior with her Choo Choo Soul songs and realized she did more music for Disney as well as a round up of songs from Disney classic movies.

We’re excited to hear that her first Independent Children’s Album for pre-schoolers is called “Do You Know?” and releases June 3, with the first single “My Telephone Number Is” available NOW on iTunes.The album focuses on learning key fundamentals with Genevieve’s unique brand of “Kids Music with Soul.” I got an exclusive preview of the songs on her new album and wow!

My girls love to dance and sing and they get that from their mommy, this is one album you will not be able to contain the dancing. Our favorite songs are: “My Telephone Number Is” {great for helping your child learn your phone number, a MUST}, “Inside Voice” {which is rockin’ and rowdy in the best possible way and teaches kids when and where to use their inside/outside voice} and surprisingly, “Gotta Do My Business” {a potty song with swagger}.

I love when kids music is both appropriate and enjoyable and Genevieve definitely accomplishes that with the album. I can’t wait to buy a copy for our family and give one away on the site along with a few other goodies! In honor of Spring, I’m giving away a $25 Build-A-Bear gift card, 2 copies of Iesodo DVDs (Faith and Love) and once it’s available on June 3rd, a copy of Genevive Goings’ new album.

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This is not a compensated post, however I did receive samples of some of the above products/brands and chose to tell you about them. All opinions expressed in the post are my own honest thoughts.

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51 Comments

  1. Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama April 29, 2014 at 9:33 AM - Reply

    Going to Disney at any point in the year is awesome. I, too, love a purge. Getting cleaned out is the BEST, but I’m really dreading my closet this year.

  2. aimee fauci April 29, 2014 at 10:29 AM - Reply

    I would GIFT the BAB gift card to for a child’s bday OR I might surprise my girls with it this summer…

  3. aimee fauci April 29, 2014 at 10:34 AM - Reply

    Genevive has ALL good songs. We’ve listened to her for years… Of course ‘All Aboard the Choo Choo Train’ is the best. I watched the Telephone video and it is cute and the song is great!

  4. Robin Ruehrwein April 29, 2014 at 11:19 AM - Reply

    I am uber jealous of your nice weather. It’s rainy and in the 50’s here in MA. They say April showers bring May flowers, so my fingers are crossed!

    • MommyB April 29, 2014 at 8:07 PM - Reply

      At least it stopped snowing right?!?

  5. Krystal April 29, 2014 at 11:23 AM - Reply

    Spring clothes are the best! Those colorful capris are awesome.

  6. Brandi April 29, 2014 at 11:38 AM - Reply

    I love getting outside more in the Spring. And the airy flowing clothing that appears in the Spring.

  7. Melinda April 29, 2014 at 12:57 PM - Reply

    those are great colors for spring. Glad you and the girls had so much fun at Disney

  8. Shell April 29, 2014 at 2:21 PM - Reply

    Looks like you’ve been having a fun spring! I’m so glad the weather is finally cooperating- because I love my spring clothes and spending time outside.

  9. Scott April 29, 2014 at 2:30 PM - Reply

    My girls have had their eyes on one of the Smurf dolls – that’s what we’d spend it on!

  10. Rachael April 29, 2014 at 3:53 PM - Reply

    I heart Spring because the weather turns warm. I can wear my flip flops and shorts.

  11. Amanda Her April 29, 2014 at 4:14 PM - Reply

    Looks like you’re a pretty busy lady! I love traveling too and hope you get to do more this year.

    • MommyB April 29, 2014 at 8:06 PM - Reply

      We will be moving this summer so no huge trips other than a possible blog conference.

  12. Louida April 29, 2014 at 4:23 PM - Reply

    Oh how I love Spring! The weather is prefect, the flowers are blooming, and lots of fun things to do! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun this Spring!

  13. Carly Bellard April 29, 2014 at 4:43 PM - Reply

    I also HEART spring cleaning and pasta salad. Great list!

  14. Katy Rawson April 29, 2014 at 4:47 PM - Reply

    I admit that I am a huge fan of Disneyland, here in California. I don’t really care if it is fall or winter. However, there is something refreshing about getting out in the Spring weather and enjoying it before it get really hot. Let’s celebrate!

  15. Meagan Ivie April 29, 2014 at 6:24 PM - Reply

    I’m with you, I LOVE spring clothes! There’s something just so refreshing about a light weight cardigan!

  16. Alesha @ Full Time Mama April 29, 2014 at 7:07 PM - Reply

    Those are lots of great reasons to love Spring! 🙂 I can’t wait to hear more about your recent trips; I really want to go to the Georgia Aquarium!

    • MommyB April 29, 2014 at 8:05 PM - Reply

      The aquarium was fantastic. If you make it out. I Highly recommend it.

  17. Keikilani April 29, 2014 at 7:46 PM - Reply

    What a great spring you have had so far! I love your list. Especially the comfy spring clothes too!

  18. Liz Mays April 29, 2014 at 7:59 PM - Reply

    I just heard about Genevieve recently. She’s a new one to me. I’m so glad the girls loved her so much, and that your spring is starting out on such a beautiful note!

  19. Debra April 29, 2014 at 9:05 PM - Reply

    I love being outside too during spring! We like to play with chalk and run around the yard!

  20. Jaime April 29, 2014 at 9:11 PM - Reply

    What a great spring you’re having! We’re wanting to take our son to the Georgia Aquarium this summer. Would love to get your take on it!

  21. Maggie @ The Love Nerds April 29, 2014 at 10:12 PM - Reply

    It looks like you had a fabulous spring. I wish we had been able to travel a little more.

  22. Jessica April 29, 2014 at 11:02 PM - Reply

    I am totally with you on the love for Spring Cleaning. I love being able to get rid of the old and bring in the new. I love organizing my daughter’s room and my own!

  23. Christie April 29, 2014 at 11:41 PM - Reply

    Yay, what a FUN Spring for your family! And thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Cam | Bibs and Baubles April 29, 2014 at 11:49 PM - Reply

    So much fun for your family!

    Spring cleaning is driving me bananas!

    Those veggie muffins have me intrigued…

  25. Veronica April 29, 2014 at 11:50 PM - Reply

    Spring is such a great season! I love that you love Spring cleaning

  26. Danielle April 30, 2014 at 12:16 AM - Reply

    I am a huge fan of Spring Cleaning too – just did my bedroom and working on the kitchen next!

  27. Kerry Cairns April 30, 2014 at 1:08 AM - Reply

    This is an awesome list! If only we realllllllly had a spring! We have 3 seasons. Hot, hotter, and cold. 😀 lol! But it looks like you’re taking in as much as possible, and it looks super fun! 🙂

  28. Pauline C. April 30, 2014 at 2:50 AM - Reply

    Great list. Seems like a FUN spring for you and you’re family. I visited Disneyland years ago and would love to go again!

  29. Tracey April 30, 2014 at 8:47 AM - Reply

    Spring clothes and spring colours are what I love! Spring cleaning is what I hate doing but it’s worth it after!

  30. Amanda April 30, 2014 at 9:12 AM - Reply

    I would take my son to Build A Bear! He loves that place!!

  31. valmg @ Mom Knows It All April 30, 2014 at 9:30 AM - Reply

    Pink and purple are my two favorite colors. One of the things I love about spring is how well they fit, as opposed to winter.

  32. Jenn @ The Rebel Chick April 30, 2014 at 9:31 AM - Reply

    I agree! Pasta salad, very delicious, is very much a summer dish!

  33. Amanda April 30, 2014 at 10:28 AM - Reply

    Our Spring has felt like Winter the past couple of days, thankfully some warmth is coming soon! I love all of the flowers popping up

  34. Rosey April 30, 2014 at 12:09 PM - Reply

    I’d love to see the 15 in. Winter White Polar Bear make its way into our home. 🙂

  35. Kate K April 30, 2014 at 2:06 PM - Reply

    I would buy a birthday gift for my little neighbor Ellie who is turning 3 this month.

  36. Kate K April 30, 2014 at 2:07 PM - Reply

    I can’t get that song out of my head, good thing it’s a fun song. 🙂

  37. Kate K April 30, 2014 at 2:14 PM - Reply

    Birds of a Feather, Fish Together I love this video. Perfect for my girls!

  38. Katherine G April 30, 2014 at 2:59 PM - Reply

    This is an awesome list! We share a lot of similarities about our favorite thing about spring. Looks like you are off to a great start to enjoying the warm weather.

  39. Toni April 30, 2014 at 3:23 PM - Reply

    I love all those things too. Traveling is one of my favorite things to do in the warm weather.

  40. Chelsea April 30, 2014 at 3:30 PM - Reply

    I am super happy about sun, being outdoors and spring clothes. The best!!

  41. Autumn April 30, 2014 at 8:47 PM - Reply

    Your girls got to meet Genevieve! SO COOL! I think we were hanging at the *wrong* end of Toontown that night, because we missed a few things 🙂
    Those Lee shorts and capris are too cute (especially those pink ones! Love!)
    I’m looking forward to taking my daughter back to Build-A-Bear soon. She really enjoys making her own furry friends. I think we’d pick up one of the new Disney Princess Palace Pets next time.

  42. Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest April 30, 2014 at 10:53 PM - Reply

    I’ve never heard of World of Coca-Cola before. I can’t wait to see your write-up on it.

  43. Dawn May 1, 2014 at 4:11 AM - Reply

    Traveling and spring cleaning are definitely my favorite parts of spring. I love looking at the nice clean house in the summer!

  44. Virginia @thatbaldchick May 1, 2014 at 6:33 PM - Reply

    Those veggie muffins look delish. My favorite part of spring is the birds coming back!

  45. Felicia May 1, 2014 at 11:48 PM - Reply

    Yes for healthy kiddos! We also love that movie 🙂

  46. Christina S May 3, 2014 at 4:11 PM - Reply

    I have no idea what I would make at Build-a-Bear, but my son loves it!

  47. K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy May 7, 2014 at 11:46 PM - Reply

    So glad to have our warm weather back. I’m looking forward to more outside time after our move.

  48. Susan November 14, 2014 at 11:38 AM - Reply

    Spring – Is my favorite too!

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