Minimal Gardening for Spring

I love finding intentional ways to connect with my kids. I find that creating spaces for these activities not only refresh them and fill up their love tank, but it fills me up too. Being able to celebrate the changing seasons is extra special for us this year.

I lived in Phoenix, AZ my whole life and there was not much of a seasonal change. Texas has given us a new perspective on truly having four seasons each year and lots of day-to-day change in between, too.

As most of you know, we downsized last year and decided to intentionally simplify and minimize all aspects of our lives. This season of downsizing has lasted longer than we anticipated. We have two choices, though. We can dwell on the fact that we don't have the ideal spaces that we want and let that ruin our current experiences. Or we can be content in our current season, knowing that we are striving for change. And as we all know - change is inevitable.

We chose contentment.

As spring approaches and my secret dreams of living on a farm here in Texas are pushed back, we decided that a little herb garden at home would fill that void, and still allow us to celebrate the season.

We headed to the store, bought some supplies and spent a morning planting our own herbs, and reading our new book by Joanna Gaines, We Are The Gardeners. We got Basil, Mint, Rosemary and English Thyme. All perfect for some of our favorite recipes! Our little patio will house our new herbs, perfectly placed close to the kitchen so we can use them as we cook.

If you haven’t done so yet, download the cutest, FREE, spring printables from Magnolia HERE.

What are the springtime celebrations that you do with your babies? Do you guys garden or plant anything (and can you actually keep them alive? It is questionable with us! Ha!)


Make sure to enter our giveaway that starts today over on Instagram! We Are The Gardeners is included in our Easter Basket for Mom Giveaway! (a couple goodies for the kiddos in there too!)