as gold as it gets

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I’m not really lukewarm about anything.  I either ignore it or love it so much that I want it/gotta have it/ can’t live without it.  This character trait of mine is turning out to be a big problem, and I’m blaming the Internet.

Photographs on Flick and projects on P-interest and the creatives on Blogger provide inspiration that keeps me wanting to try this that and the other.  With Minneapolis positively melting, the desire to be outdoors and making the most of the season is in full spring (pun absolutely intended).
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To make sure spring doesn’t pass me by, I’ve made a checklist (which doesn’t include cleaning) to make sure that the days and weeks are filled with memories.  Inspiration for my checklist came from all over the web, and so it got ambitious pretty quickly.
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  • Apple Blossom Scenic Drive – The Great River Road along the Mississippi River boasts gorgeous views and colorful blooms during the spring.
  • Farm Babies – Does the name say it all, or do I need to explain?  The Wells Fargo Family Farm will showcase baby chicks, piglets, lambs, calves, and bunnies during the month of April.
  • Road Trip – With the masses of men planning summer trips, now is the perfect time to pack up the car and see the sights without the crowds.  Jon and I have heard promising things about Duluth?
  • Plant Something – Can you believe I’ve never done this? I have an urge to create something either a) bouquet-worthy or b) salad-worthy.
  • Baseball Games – Opening day for the Twins is scheduled for April 1, and so the excitement starts now.
  • Tulips for a Stranger – I love flowers, you love flowers, and yes, I’m planning to share some flowers.
  • Pizza Farm – Two words that make me oh.so.happy.  Locally sourced pizzas shared under the blue sky? Yes please.
  • Hikes and Bikes  – It’s not too hot and it’s not too cold – just right for spending the day on the trails.
  • Celebrations – St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and Mother’s Day.  Time to drink green beer and hide some eggs and plan a champagne brunch.

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25 thoughts on “as gold as it gets

  1. Florida is practically bipolar, we’re in the 40’s one day and then mid 80’s today…it’s wreaking havoc on our allergies.

    Love your pictures as always. Oh and I wanna join in on the champagne brunch!

  2. Love this. Duluth is fun in the spring or summer! Having a garden is awesome. I hope you guys get some warm weather soon. Mn winters are brutal. Don’t miss that about the Midwest or Wisconsin!

  3. I spent part of last weekend with my wife creating our own private oasis in the backyard. There is something very therapeutic about planting something and watching it grow, whether in a garden or in your own life, don’t you think? 😉

  4. I think I will make myself a summer list now! What a great idea! Spring is filled with wedding planning, but summertime will bring sweet freedom! 🙂

  5. These are fantastic ideas! We can sometimes be caught up in the sole fact that the weather is wonderful, but it will be helpful to plan memory-filled activities ahead of time 🙂

  6. Duluth is beautiful but COLD in the spring. We went Memorial Day weekend two years ago – it was in the 80s in the cities, but it was 20 degrees with the wind down by the lake in Duluth. Everyone there was in winter coats, but we had packed for nice weather. Be prepared for cold mixed in with your fun! 🙂

  7. I absolutely LOVE Duluth! I’ve only been there in the fall, but the scenery is beautiful and the tourist areas are a blast. Also, I’m planning on making Minneapolis a must-stop-destination sometime within the next couple months so maybe we could check a couple of these things off your list together 🙂 Love your blog ❤

  8. Love this list!!! Daniel got a lot of new camping gear for Christmas, and we’ve been dying to use it! It’s definitely on my spring bucket list!

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