Here at Dust & Things HQ, we're over the moon that there are signs of spring peeking through the cold, cold weather.
Yes, there's been snow and frost and the chilliest winds, but we've also spotted snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils - there's even been a hint of warmth in the sunshine. Thank goodness!
Somehow, there's that instinct deep inside that sees snowdrops and new little buds on the trees and thinks, 'There's hope!' Blue skies and bright sunshine and getting home before it's dark - it makes us want to do better, do more, and look forward to more.
This has got us thinking about the things we associate with spring. It's such a beautiful time for renewal, for a fresh start and a spring clean. We're thinking about investing in some new journals and notebooks - the promise of a clean white sheet of paper offers so much.
We're also using the subtle shift towards a new season as a great time to try out some new recipes. Time to move on from heavy soups and stews into something a bit lighter... Like this clean-eating spring roll recipe, or perhaps whizzing up some of our own pesto (still comforting and delicious, but fresher than winter fare).
We're thinking about Mother's Day and Easter - two lovely and home-centric events that feels synonymous with spring. Plans are being hatched and confirmed for us to spend time with family and friends next month to celebrate.
And, of course, a fresh season means we're also looking at new design ideas, new ways to think about our little business and our products. We can't wait to show you more, but right now we're still tending the seedlings...
What do you love about spring? Are you feeling inspired? We'd love to hear!