16 Things All Southern Girls Know and Love About Spring in the South
Southern winters might not get too cold, but our summers get real hot, real quick—so we savor the springtime weather, spring flowers, spring fruits, and spring vegetables while we can. Between the derbies, outdoor luncheons, and music festivals, some of our all-time favorite events happen during the spring—and that’s not to mention the lazy time spent lounging on a breezy porch, or riding around the neighborhood on our cruiser bikes. Here’s what we love most about spring in the South.
Asparagus, carrots, beets, fennel, mint, peas, and all kinds of leafy greens come in season in the Springtime. We love using the season’s bounty to brighten up our vegetable side dishes, like this Lemony Green Bean Pasta Salad.
Nothing soothes a Southern girl’s soul like sipping sweet tea under a shady tree, gossiping with the gals.
Instant Springtime Upgrades You'll Love
When the sun begins to shine a little longer, we love brightening up our homes to celebrate the colors of spring. You don't need to totally renovate your home – try these quick and easy spring upgrades that add instant life to your current decor. From livening up your dining room with a fun, patterned tablecloth to adding white slipcovers to dark furniture, a fresh, clean house is just what the new year calls for.
Spring Cleaning might seem like a daunting task to some, but a closet refresh is exactly what we need once a year.
Sundresses and Sandals
Southern girls live for sundress season. It’s a good thing we just cleaned out our closets – all the more room to fit a few new, breezy sundresses and sandals.
Outdoor Drinking and Dining
This activity combines every activity near and dear to a Southern girl's heart: eating, drinking, and socializing. The minute restaurants turn off those outdoor heaters, you can bet we’ll request an outside table. Why even ask?
Our porch swings were made for springtime perching.
Aka, driving around with the windows rolled down, blaring “Cowboy Take Me Away.”
And, Really Cruising
On a super-cool, retro-inspired bike that will turn heads (and corners).
Get the Huffy Cruiser Bike on amazon.com.
Give us a cup of boiled peanuts, a ball cap, and a sunny day and all is well.