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    22 Ways To Welcome Spring Back With Open Arms

    🎶 Oh Mister Sun, Sun, Mister Golden Sun, please shine down on meeee 🎶

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    1. Buy yourself some fresh flowers to spruce up your place. It's been a while since there was a little brightness in your apartment and you 100% deserve it after the six month snow slog.


    Both bouquets come with free overnight shipping. Blooms fully open two to three days after delivery.

    Get them from Amazon: the hydrangeas for $34.64+ and the lilies for $37.41+.

    If these aren't doing it for ya, check out "15 Of The Best Places To Order Flowers Online" to find a bouquet that's more You.

    2. Take advantage of the warm weather and go on an outdoor date with a convenient and cute picnic pack. Netflix and chill has been cool, but there's nothing like spending time in the great outdoors with just your sweetie and a great sandwich.


    The backpack comes with stainless steel knives, forks, spoons, dinner plates, cotton napkins, and wine glasses for either two or four people, a cheese/butter knife and cutting board, a bottle opener, salt and pepper shakers, and a waterproof-back fleece picnic blanket.

    Promising review: "Such a cute idea at an affordable price! The straps are comfortable and it includes everything but the food for a nice picnic! Plates are cheap but lightweight and nicer than paper plates. My son has one and we used it while hiking. I fell in love with it and bought one for myself as well as nine more as Christmas gifts for my nephews and their girlfriends! I would definitely recommend this product!" —Theresa M

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available for two or four people, as well as six colors).

    3. Use an infusion pitcher to steep some refreshing flavored waters. Just pop the produce of your choice in the center chamber, sit back, relax, and await a delectable beverage.


    The pitcher holds 2.25 quarts, fits in most fridge doors, and is BPA-free as well as dishwasher safe.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $13.99 (originally $28.99).

    4. Don a devastatingly cute short-sleeved cardigan to announce the exciting news to the world: It's watermelon szn.


    Get it from ModCloth for $49 (available in sizes XS–4X).

    5. Tidy up your junk drawers with some interlocking bins. You deserve a fresh start this season and so do your storage spaces!


    Promising review: "Love it. What a difference it made to our junk drawer! Before, things were so hard to find and were falling behind the drawer. Now, the same amount of stuff is in there, but we can actually find what we need. Wish I did this earlier. Super configurable." —Alaina

    Get them from Amazon for $12.32.

    6. Set up a new grill and look forward to cooking outside all summer long. This 18-inch charcoal grill is perfect for whipping up some burgers, steaks, or veggies for a small group, and the charcoal will add a delicious smokey flavor you just can't get with gas.


    Promising review: "This grill was easy to put together and easy to use. I really like the way it's made so you can carry to any tailgating. I also like that the temperature is easy to control so food cooks evenly. And clean up is a breeze. Highly recommended!" —Jason

    Get it from Amazon for $50.99.

    7. Switch out your heavy blankets for a lighter one. Now that it's not 20 degrees below, you'll be sweating it out in your faux fur. Try snuggling up with this cheery cotton throw for your nightly reading.


    Promising review: "Lightweight for the summer, warm enough to keep me feeling comfortable in my apartment when the AC is on. When my parents came to visit, they both wanted to use it. I ended up buying them a throw for the house since it's just that comfy! Very easy to clean, and it comes with a laundry bag to protect it, which is great. You definitely want to be gentler with it since it is knit, but it's taken some abuse so far (with my little chihuahua) and has survived." —Tori

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in 10 colors).

    8. Get in the habit of applying sunscreen under your makeup everyday. Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen is a makeup primer with SPF 40 whose red algae-, frankincense-, and meadowfoam seed-packed formula will protect your skin from harmful UV rays without ruining your ~lewk~., Supergoop

    Promising review: "This is hands-down the best sunscreen I have ever tried!!! I won’t be using anything else after trying this. It feels just like a silicone primer and is invisible on the skin — no more white cast! I tend to have oily skin and this doesn’t look or feel greasy at all. Love, love, love it." —Chelle2228

    Get it from Sephora for $32.

    9. Pop on a spring dress and take over the world. Nothing says "Be GONE, horrid winds of winter" quite like a floral maxi.


    Promising review: "Okay, I am in LOVE! This might be my favorite Amazon purchase EVER. It's the perfect length, the winged sleeves are beautiful, and far more flattering than I thought it would be. I want this dress in every pattern!" —TA

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 24 colors).

    10. Make your weekend day drinking a little more grown up with a Winc subscription. Every month, they send you wines based on your palette preferences, and their amazing rosé and white wine selections are perfect for porch time.


    If you order at least four bottles, shipping is free! See our glowing review of this wine service.

    Get it from Winc with bottles starting at $13.

    11. Finally cash in on all the times you said "This would look great with a denim jacket," while shopping this year and actually get one. Alas, the time is finally here to actually get to wear one of these babies 24/7 (yes, I sleep in my denim jacket, whatever).


    Promising review (left): "Love this jacket! It looks great over a maxi dress at work — very crisp and professional but still comfy. I roll the sleeves up twice and go. It's a bit roomy, but that just adds to the comfort level for me. I would definitely suggest you buy this!" —Karen Shoemaker

    Get them from Amazon: the one on the left for $19.29+ (available in sizes 12–38 and nine washes and colors) and the one on the right for $29.99 (available in sizes S–2XL and five washes).

    12. String up a hammock and get busy relaxing. ENO Double Nest hammocks fold tight for easy transport, are super easy to hang, and can be placed anywhere with two sturdy supports. Perfect for all of your upcoming porch, backyard, and park naps.


    Reviewers recommend also getting the ENO Atlas straps for simple set-up!

    Promising review: "My most treasured item! This has seriously changed the quality of my life! I use it for backpacking, day hiking, taking naps, and car camping. Fun to go backpacking with friends who all have ENO hammocks too! The Atlas straps are a must! Comfy with my boyfriend in it too." —--

    Get it from Amazon for $41.97+ (available in 17 colors).

    13. Get outside and play some dang games! Cornhole is always a crowd pleaser, and this collapsable version will be easy to transport to all the BBQs you'll be hitting.


    Promising review: "Simple game for hours of fun. The bag easily fits all the equipment. I was able to get it out of the bag and playing in five to seven minutes. The PVC and materials are cut well and held up to toddlers' shenanigans. This isn't competition ready, but it's great for recreational fun." —Watson

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in three colors).

    14. Or REALLY get your game on with some giant Jenga. Honestly, this is so extra and amazing, how could you not want to play this every day until October?


    The tower starts at two and a half feet and can grow to over five feet throughout the game! It comes with a carrying case for easy transport.

    Promising review: "These blocks are awesome. I've used it at many gatherings and it did not displease. Everyone was around this with a beer in their hands. Even the kids loved playing against each other. I don't understand why I didn't purchase one of these sooner. It's made our holiday gatherings more entertaining." —Art

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

    15. Quick-clean your bathroom with some biodegradable all-purpose wipes. These are a lazy spring cleaner's dream and will have your sink, toilet, and shower sparkling in no time at all.

    Amazon, Natalie Brown / Via BuzzFeed

    These wipes are naturally-derived and compostable.

    Promising review: "Okay, so I'm lazy. Using a reusable cleaning cloth and a spray on cleaner might save me a little money, but these are easy to use, don't require washing, do a good job of cleaning up the kitchen and bathrooms, and are compostable. What's not to like?" —bargain hunter

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $14.45.

    16. Brighten up your dishware with some adorable pastel bowls. All the delicious fruit that's coming into season will taste even better when eaten out of a springy bowl, that's just a fact.


    Get a set of four from Anthropologie for $24 (available in five colors).

    17. Hold a funeral for your worn out snow boots and then throw on some adorable sandals. Your little piggies will be so happy to see some sunshine, and in these Steve Madden stunners no less.,

    Promising review: "If you're looking for a sleek, minimalist, good quality sandal, these are for you! I was worried that they'd be too narrow for my wide feet, but the sandals fit perfectly. Genuine leather and speedy delivery!" —kay p

    Get them from Amazon for $49.95+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in six colors).

    18. Keep your winter clothes safe *and* out of the way with some trusty storage bins. Now is the time to get negativity — aka big 'ol sweaters and parkas — out. of. your. life.


    These bins have wheels so they'll be easier to transport wherever you choose to store them.

    Promising review: "I am trying to get things in my house organized. I picked these up and they are made very well. There are so many things I have that I want to put into storage like seasonal and household décor I don't want to get rid of now but will use down the road. You are still able to see through these which makes these great when your looking for something. I plan to use these on storage shelves in my basement, but they are really good to use just about anyplace you may have." —Amazon Customer

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $72.05.

    19. Let your legs be FREE in a pair of killer shorts. Snag some denim ones for a perfect everyday look or some floral cuties for when you want to be the verified Mayor of Spring.

    Urban Outfitters, Forever 21

    Get the denim shorts from Urban Outfitters for $49 (available in sizes 24–34) and the daisy shorts from Forever 21 for $13.93 (originally $19.90, available in sizes 12–20).

    20. Leave your mugs behind and make the glorious switch back to iced coffee (if you even stopped). This cold brew maker makes it SO easy to make an overnight batch at home, saving you time and money by skipping the coffee shop in the morning.


    The cold brew maker is BPA-free, has a non-slip handle, fits in most fridge doors, and produces four servings of the good stuff. The coffee stays good for up to two weeks.

    Promising review: "This is amazing! I bought this for a gift for my husband who drinks iced coffee all year long. He says it makes such a smooth-tasting and strong iced coffee. He gets two drinks out of each batch that he makes. It's easy to clean and can go in the dishwasher. It's durable — I know as I'm clumsy and have dropped it several times without an issue. We are considering getting a second one!" —rnnichole

    Get it from Amazon for $24.69+ (available in two sizes).

    For a glowing review of this baby, check out "If You Drink Iced Coffee Year Round, You Need This Under-$20 Cold Brew Maker".

    21. Treat your apartment like the queen she is and get a vacuum that *actually* works like this Hoover. I finally got one last week and, no lie, my place became sentient, cried tears of joy, and thanked me for finally cleaning up all mud and salt I tracked in this winter.


    The vacuum has up to 16 feet of cleaning reach, an on/off switch for the beater brush, a retractable cord, a five-level height adjustment feature, and a performance check indicator. It comes with pivoting dusting brush (pictured with the ceiling fan), an upholstery turbo tool, and a crevice tool.

    Promising review: "Our Old Hoover Wind Tunnel died after 12 good years of service. We thought why not try another Hoover Wind Tunnel and we are very happy with our purchase! It is way lighter than our older vacuum and with my bad back that was a very welcome Bonus. We are also very pleased with the retractable cord. It is super powerful and the attachments all work great. Overall, I would definitely recommend this as a great work horse of a vacuum that's very reasonably priced. It is lightweight and has a very strong suction on both the main vacuum and when using the attachments on the hose. They really get the dirt out from all crevices!" —John

    Get it on Amazon for $99.99.

    To scope some more vacuum options, check out "22 Dirt-Destroying Vacuums That People Actually Swear By."

    22. Keep your lips poppin' and chap-free while adjusting to the warmer weather with Clinique Chubby Sticks. The lip balm gives you a major dose of hydration throughout the day *with* amazing color payoff.

    Promising review: "I much prefer tinted lip balms to traditional lipstick, and I couldn't wait to try this. It lives up to the hype, is very moisturizing, and lasts longer than I expected. I got Whole Lotta Honey (a pinky-nude that I think would be great on anyone) and Fuller Fig, which was the perfect pink-brown color I was searching for. It leaves lips soft and smooth, and I will definitely buy more." —sephoraholic30

    Get it from Sephora for $18.50 (available in 11 shades).

    Real time footage of my Spring Self @ my Winter Self.


    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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