- In an effort to consciously live with the seasons we have decided to share a few of our Spring favorites.
It finally feels like Spring in Ohio. The smell of rain and the warmth of the sun are coaxing me into clearing out the old and making room for the new. To support me in kicking off the dust, I will be revisiting The Queen Sweep program by Anna Kunnecke declaredominion.com. I invested in this helpful program last year and it has created new little.habits. My plan is to ride the momentum of the 9 brooms she has created and open up some new windows in my life.
One of my biggest take aways from the Queen Sweep is the Five Minute Timer. You will be amazed at what can happen in five minutes! Give it a try and invite everyone in the household to join you. No deep cleaning allowed! Just pick up and clear the counters and pathways! Fold and fluff and be amazed!
I see Judy and I both reached for the same book for our Spring recipe (imagine that). The French Radishes from the Forest Feast by Erin Gleesen is my go to recipe. It’s a simple Keto friendly recipe from a gorgeous book! Think Spring radishes and grass fed butter. Try it with Maldon smoked sea salt! Yum! @theforestfeast
My instagram Love for Spring is The Love Letter Library for all the love Nicole Ahr spreads (did I say Love). I won this beautiful canvas from her weekly giveaway with @canvas_hq when I subscribed to the Saturday Love Letter Series. I cherish it and hope to fill a wall with more of these canvases.
The book Style Statement (live by your own design) by Danielle LaPorte (a shout out to her new book, White Hot Truth) and Carrie McCarthey was brought to me through Anna Kunnecke’s program, the Queen Sweep. This book helped me dig deeper into finding my true self by guiding me to choose two describing words that resonate deeply with my personality and values. The two words that describe me are Scandinavian and Magic (Scandimagic). This book has changed my life. It keeps me grounded and has helped me to simplify decision making. I just ask, is this Scandimagic?
￼What Scandi means to me: the art of being a woman, the Nordic theory of everything, being perfectly imperfect, do everything with ease, gently (or making it look that way), keeping it simple.
What Magic means to me: the world needs more fairy tales, trusting the universe and believing (again and again), fostering sensitivity, expecting the best and twinkle lights. You can never have too many twinkle lights.
For twenty years I have been randomly calling the S.A.R.K hotline. (415) 546-4742 Planetsark.com @planetsark photocredit:Sark
Susan’s voice has become a comfort to me over the years. On her April call, she reads the poem, from John O’Donahue, “For a New Beginning”. I fell in love with this poem and wanted to share it. I find it very fitting for Spring with it wonderful blessings of hope, grace and promise of new pathways and fresh starts.
In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming,
Waiting until you were ready to emerge.
For a long time it has watched your desire,
Feeling the emptiness growing inside you,
Noticing how you willed yourself on,
Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.
It watched you play with the seduction of safety
And the gray promises that sameness whispered,
Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent,
Wondered would you always live like this.
Then the delight, when your courage kindled,
And out you stepped onto new ground,
Your eyes young again with energy and dream,
A path of plenitude opening before you.
Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life’s desire.
Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.
With a little.love, Joanne