Treat Yourself: Little Bits of Spring

I live in a northern climate, where snow is still thick on the ground, and there is no sign of spring. In fact, here in Minnesota, we could easily see a snow storm at any point until the first week of May. I find myself longing for spring, so it's time to find ways to keep it alive in my head while Mother Nature sleeps in.

One of my favorite things to do is to smell some plants, whether it's a mossy terrarium or some fresh dirt in your indoor plant pots. I also love the moment when I realize I'm hearing birdsong everywhere. Here are some of my favorite finds to usher in the season:

What about you? What reminds you of spring?

(Images: as linked above)

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Mari Richards is a product designer, shiny object addict, writer, and professor. With 400+ designs and 30+ industry awards, she is a freelance designer and design blogger at She is also a contributor at and