Oh, Sweet Spring, Come Hither

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How desperate am I for Spring? We had a long, cold, painful Winter, and each year I go into major hibernation mode, slowly growing more pale and sullen, until right about now. The euphoria that I feel when the temperature begins to climb is scary- suddenly I’m Miss Chatty Springtime America, and I prance about my house, singing at the top of my lungs.

You know what else I do? I kick the kids out to play, pour myself a giant bowl of chocolates, recline luxuriously on my favorite couch, and dive into Springtime magazines. They are FULL of flowers and healthy recipes, bright colors, ideas for cleaning and reorganizing. I relish the inspiration, and I’m lost to the world for a few hours.

Last week, during one of our thousand trips to Target, Beckett said to me, “Mom, you work really hard, feed us all day long, watch me flip on the couch 45 times in a row, and don’t even lose your cool when you have to ask me to get dressed for an hour straight. Let’s get you some magazines so you can relax today.” No he didn’t.

But that’s what I did, anyway. Pow! Who’s the boss?

In fact, I grabbed my magazines and didn’t wait to get out of the store to start reading them. They’re starting to put out the patio furniture, folks, and to me that’s an invitation to lounge.


I’m sure no one minded that I squeezed in a little naptime.


Then we worked on Beckett’s reading lesson.

readingtobexThe Easter chocolates were one aisle over, so we nabbed some of those on our way out, and raced home so I could read the Real Simple. See the bowl of chocolates? See the nail polish? See the giant glass of whiskey green iced tea? How many of you want to make those cupcakes now?


Happy Spring! And here’s a little enticement to buy these magazines:

  • In Store Offer (No Coupon Needed): Save $2.00 when you buy any TWO (2) participating magazines titles (All You®, Real Simple®, PEOPLE®) from 3/15-3/28 while supplies last.
  • Secondary Cartwheel Digital Offer: Save 15% on select special issue magazines which include PEOPLE® Crimes of Passion, National Geographic® 100 Journeys of a Lifetime, TIME® Mark Twain, LIFE® Lincoln while using the Target Cartwheel app. Available until 4/17/15, while supplies last.

P.S. If you get the All You magazine, check out the Cuban Pork and Black Bean Stew and Chicken Apple Salad with Orange-Mustard Vinaigrette recipes. They look like a little bit of heaven.


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