Friday, March 25, 2011

Welcome, dear scrumptious Spring! ♥

Spring has officially arrived and brought with it sunny skies, marshmallow clouds, and beautiful breezes. The days have been spent taking leisurely walks outside, watercolour painting, and for me (Rachel) on the warmest days reading my new and beautiful Beatrix Potter's Art book outside beneath the trees. The air and the way the sun sits is completely and utterly like Spring--I simply adore it! I love Spring and the freshness it brings, a time to make clean starts. 
As for me, I have lots of plans for my bedroom to freshen it up and make it more airy to welcome Spring and Summer. I plan to hang breezy silk white curtain panels on my window, buy some panes to give my windows a French look, get new white sheets and pretty pale flowered pillowcases and pillows for my bed, and buy a luxurious white canopy net for my bed which I've dreamt of doing since I was young.
We've spent our weekends together swinging on Erika's beautiful swing hanging from an old maple tree, sipping smoothies and eating salads while laying on a blanket on the soft grass, and reading lovely books. I've been so passionate about embracing Spring and everything that's celebrated about it! Especially embracing the pink, which is currently my favourite colour. 
I plan to fetch some whipping cream, beat it until it forms soft peaks, and plop a few fresh strawberries in it for an afternoon treat. Erika and I plan to have a picnic outside soon (and hope to have them all throughout Spring and Summer) and I am planning to set up a whole huge beautiful table with tablecloths and fresh flowers and china. We are  planning to make a beautiful cake and dainty snacks! Reading my mum's beautiful new Victoria magazine filled to the brim with Spring inspirations has very much ignited all of these ideas in me!
And also with Spring's arrival comes the need to update your wardrobe. Erika and I have yet to take immediate action but come April we will have to. Because you see we both literally have nothing in our Spring and Summer wardrobe because we've grown out of things both fit and style-wise. We first plan to go to Salvation Army to score some finds such as shorts, breezy button downs and belts and then we plan to head off to H&M and Forever 21 to get some more unique and must-have pieces. I did score a great piece at a consignment shop though. My mum and I went out after I'd been swooning over J.Crew's new Spring catalogue and what do I find for $7?!? Chino shorts from Gap just like J.Crew's! I'm so excited to wear them this Summer. 
April 1st is just around the corner and we're so excited! Spring has come so swiftly and it's just simply wonderful, and with Spring's coming our excitement for Summer has arrived because it also is just around the corner. We cannot even express our love for Summer--it is pure bliss! 
Well, I'm off! I hope your days have been as magical as mine and Erika's. Erika, my sister, and I are all having a sleepover tonight and are going to see the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid tomorrow! What have you been doing to celebrate and welcome Spring's beautiful arrival? 
Before I leave, I must mention the arrival of the newest Deathly Hallows: Part 2 clip! It came on Thursday night airing on ABC Family and after watching it, getting major chills, and speed demon heart rates, I called Erika and we expressed our excitement to each other! We simply adore Harry Potter. Part 1 comes out on DVD April 15th and we plan to watch it together! ♥
You can watch the clip: here. AH! It's amazing♥ 112 DAYS! We can't believe it's coming so quickly!

Happy Spring, my lovelies! Hope your weekend is magical and filled with special memories! 

xxx -Erika&Rachel xxx
{written by Rachel}


  1. i really wish it was more spring-like here. we just got 5 or so more inches of snow! it was warm, but then it snowed. i just got a pair of shorts & a skirt. i'm so excited to wear them! :]

  2. Cannot WAIT until warm weather- but I did see 3 robins and a bluebird yesterday at Grandma Ann's, so I know it's inevitable...

  3. You guys are beautiful! I love the photos. I wish I has a swing like that. It was very warm last week, then it got cold again. I'm patiently waiting for the beautiful flowers. :)
    Thank you so much for the email. I woke up to the Noah and the Whale photo,and smiled all day! :)


  4. It all sounds so magical...
    And I love the thought of marshmallow clouds - what a magical combination of words!

  5. There's a lot of effort going on here in your blog, I love the creative direction of what you're doing, and... Welcome Spring, finally, it's here!!

  6. I am so happy and excited spring has finally come! If only it could stay this way forever!
    Lovely post, Rachel!



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