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Spring Aesthetic

It was hard to know when to schedule this experimental blog post, because Spring is such a relative term for so many people.Some of you are still recovering from freezing cold and are holding onto the hope of spring because of a single feeble patch of green in your yard (poor babies!).  Some of you are already so embroiled (emphasis on broil) in summer that Spring is already long gone.

 

 

A blogging break in April helped me decide, and anyway, May seemed like a happy medium to post this Spring Aesthetic.

I’m not going to try to explain it, just read it already!  😉

 

 

MOVIES:

 

FOR ADULTS:

Type:  Romance and Classics

Suggested moviesYou’ve Got Mail, Sabrina, I.Q, Spring Parade, Heidi and Anne of Green Gables.

 

FOR CHILDREN (or the young at heart):

Type:  Coming of age and whimsy

Suggested moviesDolphin Tale and The Peanuts Movie.

 

 

 

 

BOOKS –

Classics:

Type:   Whimsical and wise

Suggested reading:   The Secret Garden and Little Women

 

Adult:

Type:  Historical Romance and Gentle Fiction

Suggested readingThe Gresham Chronicles by Lawana Blackwell and The Mitford series by Jan Karon.Children:

Type:  Fantasy and Contemporary

Suggested reading:   Oz books by L. Frank Baum and the Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

 

Comic / Graphic Novel:

Type:  Light and humorous.

Suggested readingHagar the Horrible and The Peanuts.

 

 

 

FOOD AND DRINK –

 

shrimp and pasta with a fresh salad / veggie and cheese quesadillas / yeast rolls / strawberries and cream / spring cupcakes / Lemonade / caramel frappuccino / white chocolate truffles

 

 

 

MUSIC –

OPERA:

                       Suggested song:  La ci darem la mano by Mozart (I love the recording by Anna Netrebko and Bo Skovhus!) and Je Veux Vivre by Charles Gounod.

CLASSICAL:

                      Suggested song:  Voices of Spring by Johann Strauss or Invitation to the Ball by Carl Maria von Weber.

POP:

                      Suggested song:   “L’Amoureuse” by Carla Bruni.

THEATER:

                      Suggested Song:  Wonderful, Wonderful Day from Seven Brides For Seven Brothers.

 

ACTIVITIES –

Sit outside at Panera and sip coffee and listen to music.

Plant some flowers

Have a picnic

Visit a record shop or a antiques store

Watch old musicals like Singing in the Rain, Top Hat, Mary Poppins or My Fair Lady.

 

Host a tea party.

Ride a bike

Find a playground and utilize the swing sets

Walk in spring showers

Go to an Art Festival or Farmer’s Market

 

 

So what did you think, guys?  Was this completely lame?

 

 

So far this Spring, I’ve gone swinging, sipped coffee at Panera, I’m going to plant some flowers very soon.  I’ve eaten Spring cupcakes and veggie and cheese quesadillas, drank a caramel frappuccino, and I’ve watched You’ve Got Mail.

I’m going to have to boogie if I’m going to squeeze more Spring aesthetic into this month.  😛

 

Anyway, TELL ME YOUR VERDICT.   Do you want me to do it for all four seasons or just pretend this never happened?  *Force wipes*

 

 

One way or another – I’d like to hear about your favorite things to do in spring.  Give me your quintessential Spring books, movies, food and activities.  I’d love to hear about it!

 

 

 

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14 thoughts on “Spring Aesthetic

  1. Oooh I love it! It’s fluffy and springy and you should absolutely do more!

    Only thing on the list I’ve done is plant flowers, which were promptly devoured by snails…I get spring points for trying, right??

    1. AW , thank you, Emma! <3 I’m glad you enjoyed it! 

      OH NO! That’s terrible!! Evil snails! Don’t they realize you’re trying to ACCOMPLISH something and add beauty to the world?? Rotten little stinkers. Yes, you ABSOLUTELY get points for trying, and if you try again, I hope you have success and those snails vacate the premises!

  2. Please, please do it for all four season! I love this, and I’m definitely going to be looking up some of these things.

    I’ve already got an art festival scheduled, something I do every year with my grandparents, I love it. And I’m thinking about renting or even buying some Cary Grant movies I can’t seem to borrow or (ethically) find for free. I need to throw in some nature related things to do.

    1. WELL THEN! *big smile* Thanks so much, Livia Rose! I’m so glad!

      Ooo – an art festival! And how fun that you get to do it with your grandparents! Ahh, and there’s nothing like an old movie! I was just watching a Cary Grant movie the other day. What are some of your favorites?

      I need to get outside more too. 😛

      1. I love all the funny ones he’s in; Bringing Up Baby and Monkey Business are my current favorites. I want to get Holiday and The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (which I learned about from one of gifs on your last post). I also want to see Operation Petticoat (I’m thinking that one is more risque like I Was a Male War Bride which while hilarious isn’t for everyone).

        1. I am ashamed to say that while I’ve know ABOUT all these Cary Grant movies the only one I’ve seen is Holiday! #oops I need to amend that. HAHA – I LOVED that gif. 😛

          I thiinnnk I MIGHT have watched Operation Petticoat a long time ago? *ponders* My favorite Cary Grant comedies are Arsenic and Old Lace and Father Goose! Arsenic and Old Lace is very bizarre – but hilarious! Father Goose is not a typical role for him, but he does it brilliantly and it’s one of the most unique (and undefinable) movies I’ve ever seen!

  3. I am reading a 10 part children’s series “Adventures of the The Northwoods” by Lois Walfrid Johnsom. They are mysteries. I am also reading a magazine on Robert F Kennedy.I am watching The Irish Tenors in concert on DVDs. I taking care of my front lawn. I mowed the lawn and weeded a little with help form my sister.
    HAPPY SPRING
    Marilyn

    1. Lois Walfrid Johnson!! Oh my goodness, it’s been so long since I’ve read any of her books – I’m homesick now!!

      I do believe I’ve heard at least ONE song by the Irish Tenors, but I must check out more. That sounds very Spring-y! Well done on the yard work, too!!

      HAPPY SPRING, MARILYN!

  4. Yeeps!!!!

    This was VERY ingenious, Allison!! I loved it!! You MUST do one of these for all seasons! ^^

    Ummm…to be honest, Spring here on the ranch gets so busy I down generally have time to theme my activities and books, but I’d love to try to do it!!

    ~ Lily Cat (Boots) | lilycatscountrygirlconfessions.blogspot.com

    1. AW, wow! I’m so surprised, but thank you very much, Boots!

      But you have spring time on a ranch! Which is a wondrous thing in and of itself (at least to my sadly citified mind). Do you have a blogpost about daily life on a ranch? I must stalk further, because I am so curious AND impressed!

  5. This was sweet and fun. You should totally do more!

    In Spring I like to get outside and enjoy the warmth before it gets humid and especially before the mosquitoes come. (We’re officially past the beginning of mosquito season now. Humidity is still off and on.) ALL THE DOG WALKING MUST HAPPEN. Helping my mom plant stuff is a must too. I planted an almond tree last weekend kind of unintentionally. It actually planted itself in the backyard, da crazy puppy declared it an invader because it sprouted so fast, so I had to move it to the front yard and there it hopefully will grow. (No idea where the nut that sprouted came from. Maybe a bird dropped it?) And of course one must sit on the front porch and read/write. 🙂

    1. Aw, thanks, Beth!! <3 I will!!

      Mmm - that ephemeral moment when the weather is perfect and it's not too buggy - we must jump on it when we get the chance! Ahh, yes the puppies will wait for no man! 😛

      I love the sheer coincidental serendipity of that almond tree - that is awesome! I hope it grows!

      Ahh - a porch for reading and writing, that sounds lovely!!!

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