Spring is officially here! This time of year is a time of renewal; the flowers are blooming, the foliage is coming back to life, the clouds are parting and giving way to the glorious sun – as the new season is beginning it feels as though hope is just beyond the horizon for things to come.
I love decorating for spring and Easter is my favorite spring holiday. Not only are we celebrating new beginnings of the season and the new life it brings, but we are reminded of the joy and hope of Christ’s love for us through His resurrection. We celebrate life on Easter Sunday!
This past week, I had the amazing opportunity to prepare 1,000 Easter Baskets with the LA Dream Center and Planet Hope Organization. It was such a beautiful blessing to see this amazing love for children and community and all the people who came together to see this vision a reality.
I am so honored I was able to be a part of it all. What an incredible gift to be able to give back to the community of Los Angeles. I love to celebrate Easter and remember how lucky I am to have a savior who died for me.
Spring cleaning is a great way to purge your home of all the things you’ve held onto over the winter months. There are a ton of local organizations that will take donations of clothing, furniture, toys, and other well-maintained items you would like to clear out. These donations are also tax-deductible, so ask for a donation receipt!
Have you ever organized a massive project in your home? I’ve built, organized, remodeled, and decorated so many homes I’ve lost count! Taking on a project like spring cleaning is not an easy task and can become overwhelming; we are not talking weekly cleaning, here. From making repairs and changing light bulbs to cleaning out your pantry and scrubbing the floorboards, it can be a daunting list.
But here is the key – make lists! I love lists and find myself feeling so much more accomplished when I can check them off. This is definitely not something you can do in one weekend. I searched everywhere and I found this amazing spring-cleaning guide that breaks everything down into smaller tasks/lists from The Spruce. The best thing is that you don’t have to break your back doing it all in one day – it is a 30-day project. You can check it out here. Imagine how much better you will feel, and how much cleaner and more organized your house will be after you’re done!
As we are stepping into a season of new beginnings and renewal, a lot of people start looking for ways to change their daily habits. Now especially, as we are coming out of over a year of lock downs and restrictions and people want to feel their best as they venture out in the world again.
If I had to recommend just one new book to read this spring, it would be Vibrant, by my friend Dr. Stacie Stephenson. Full of energy, life, vitality, and vibrancy, this book is full of inspiration for how to own your health and live a more healthful life by making better choices. Her nutrition and health information is highly advanced—yet easy to understand and apply to your everyday lifestyle. Full of great advice, interactive assessments, and delicious recipes, this book can set anyone on the right path to a vibrant life!
You can get more life changing information at vibrantdoc.com
Speaking of spring and renewal, I am updating my website and blog with a new, refreshed look and feel. With that you can expect new information and new blog topics like beauty and anti-aging, home design and decoration, faith, and more about my philanthropic efforts with the Jonathon D. Fischer Foundation.
He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’