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8 ways to celebrate spring

(BPT) - From enjoying longer days to the sweet smell of flowers in bloom, there's nothing quite like springtime. While cleaning the house may not be on the top of...
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(BPT) - From enjoying longer days to the sweet smell of flowers in bloom, there's nothing quite like springtime. While cleaning the house may not be on the top of everyone's to-do list, most can agree that the sense of renewal as the season changes is welcomed after a long and cold winter. Take a look at a few of the ways that you can celebrate the season, whether planting flowers and enjoying the outdoors, or baking yummy treats and entertaining with family and friends.

1. Take advantage of more daylight.

Mother and son sliding down slide

We're no longer stuck inside from the cold winter. Springtime means we can play in the warmer weather and soak up the sunshine and warmth we craved since the fall. Plan a day trip to a favorite outdoor destination, or check a new spot off your 'must see' list.

2. Try something new in the kitchen.

Delicious monkey bread

With Easter on the horizon, your house is likely full of sugary candy and cookies, so why not enjoy a classic savory yet sweet treat, Monkey Bread! Oozing with warm caramel and cinnamon, it's a simple brunch idea and Pillsbury can help you make one in less than 30 minutes.

3. Take time to stop and smell the flowers.

Child smelling a yellow flower

After months of cold and snow, flowers come out to say hello and the trees and grass are green. Roll up your sleeves and give your garden or favorite park some post-winter sprucing, planting flowers that will be enjoyed throughout the season.

4. Go puddle jumping.

Three kids splashing in a water puddle

April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring big puddles for splashing. Go puddle jumping and see who can make the biggest splash! Just don't forget your rain boots!

5. Wow your guests with a fun and festive treat.

Really cute bunny cookie

This spring, treat your guests to an extra creative, yet simple and delicious dessert - bunny cookies, made easy using Pillsbury sugar cookies. Making is half the fun, so get the whole family involved and truly 'wow' those who will enjoy eating them!

6. Get through your spring cleaning checklist, room by room.

Woman cleaning kitchen counter top

Spring is a period of renewal, which makes for the perfect occasion for spring cleaning. Open the windows wide, let the fresh air in and tackle your list room by room. Out with the old and in with the new!

7. Plan a getaway retreat.

Palm trees on a lovely beach

Enjoy some rest and relaxation. Whether you're traveling to a far off destination, a quick weekend away or taking a staycation in your living room, spring is the perfect season to hit that reset button. You deserve it!

8. Sleep late and bake a fun breakfast surprise

Fun bunny cinnamon rolls

Before the Easter bunny arrives, surprise your family in the morning with adorable, yet easy to make, bunny rolls that are made from Pillsbury cinnamon rolls - a simple and sweet breakfast treat to enjoy on the weekend.

There are endless ways to celebrate the arrival of the new season and no matter what you do, it's sure to be fun! Take note of activities you enjoy so that you remember them for when next spring rolls around.

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