spring getaway kits + a giveaway

4.03.2015


Finally the time feels right. The precise moment where the spirit of one season gives way to the next isn't always neatly aligned with the calendar, and until this week, the spirit of Spring has felt just beyond my grasp. But the snow has now melted in the garden and our tiny white crocus are blooming with sweet abandon. The air nearly feels soft, benevolent. Though we'll surely have a few more chilly nights ahead, the balance has shifted.

This year's Spring Getaway Kit focuses on renewal and revitalization, and includes facial care to revive skin after a long winter, as well as one of my very favorite bathing tools for the body, the handwoven ayate cloth, which has just the right gentle scrubbiness to encourage good circulation and a healthy Spring glow. A bright and floral tea blend and a beautiful chunk of fluorite, supportive of cleansing, clarity and intuition, complete the offering. As always, everything comes wrapped in a cotton drawstring bag, ready to tag along wherever your travels take you this season, even if it's only an hour or two behind a closed bathroom door.

Each season I take great pleasure in giving away a getaway kit to one of you, as a thank you for your support. I'm so grateful to be able to do this work, and to have gotten to know so many wonderful people in the process. To enter, please leave a comment on this post telling me about your favorite signs of spring in the plant world. Alternatively, you can enter over on Instagram by posting a photo of your favorite spring flora, mentioning @marbleandmilkweed, and using the tag #mmspringflora. I'll choose a winner at random on Wednesday, April 8th.

Update: Tulsi just helped me pick a winner, and it's @tksloane (who entered via Instagram). It's been such a pleasure seeing and hearing about all the signs of spring in your neck of the woods. Thanks so much to everyone who entered!

Sending you joy as you greet this beautiful season!

xo Briar

22 comments:

  1. I love fresh peas and every spring I head to the farmers markets and buy enough of them to feed seven sailors, but I keep them all for myself. This season, I'm branching out into nettle though. So far, so lovely. - Elle (Michelle)

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  2. My favorite sign of spring is in my neighbors garden. While it has been in winter hibernation, it has recently started sprouting all sorts of goodies that give me a sense of hope and anticipation of what is to come as the weather warms up. By the time it's time to enjoy the harvest, I hope that I have taken advantage of spring and have enjoyed some quality time with mother nature. :-)

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  3. I love to see the first tulips make an appearance. They remind me that the Tulip Time Festival is just around the corner and spring has arrived!

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  4. Spring is my favorite season, & my favorite sign of spring is flower buds beginning to form on still bare branches of blossoming trees. For me, this brings such a hopeful feeling, a sense of magic & blissful enchantment. If a season could ever possibly embody that pure & beautiful thing known as LOVE, it would undoubtedly be spring. Thank you for the wonderful offering!!

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  5. One of my favorite signs of spring is Wild Garlic (aka Wild Leeks). It is the first edible plant growing around me in the spring & is a sign that the cherry blossom and warmer days are just around the corner.

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  6. This is such a stunning and well-balanced offering! I'm mesmerized by the extras- happy skin AND fluorite? Uh, swoon!

    A few weeks into March I became beyond giddy when I spotted last year's chocolate mint buds popping up through the soil. Spring means having a very serious herb and victory garden to support me and my v e r y plant-based lifestyle. I'll admit, things are looking a bit wild over here, as I'm covering my cottage's porch and land with all things green. But, I swear I'm putting my plant and rock hoarding to good use as this will be the year of flower and mineral essence making for me. Thank you for being such a dreamy inspiration, and for the chance to snag your beautiful work!

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  7. California Spring starts early and is already in full swing. I think my favorite part is in late January when the seed catalogs are here and I sit outside drawing a fresh diagram of my garden so that I can start planning. Right now, the seeds are already full sized plants and there is something so empowering about looking at what we've done in just a wee bit of time. The best part is the first salad made from what we've grown...ground pepper anyone?

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  8. Spring is definitely here when Sally, our lemon tree starts blossoming and little white and pink flowers start opening up a little bit day by day with an intoxicating smell on the terrace!

    Teresa from Barcelona

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  9. My favorite spring thing is the scent of orange tree blossoms! Citrus grows well here in Tucson so orange trees are common. I just love when they start to bloom.

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  10. I love the appearance of golden California poppies and these anonymous lavendar wildflowers that appear in the hills that I jog through several times a week.

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  11. I love the first sight of daffodils. They're such a nice pop of color. Still waiting for them this year...
    Lauren

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  12. Thank you for sharing your passion- your images are always lovely to see in my facebook feed! My favourite sign of spring is when the freesia pop up in our beds. Their subtle fragrance is so special. Happy Spring, everyone! (And may the winner enjoy every last bit of beauty in their package!)

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  13. i love when pale blossoms bloom on the bare, still-wintry branches.

    your new spring kit looks amazing!
    the containers you use are so thoughtful & beautiful - i save them and reuse them.

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  14. My very favorite sign is the crocuses and daffodils starting to poke their way through the cold mulch-y dirt, especially when there are still bits of snow melting into mud. My mother always says there were crocuses starting to bloom when she brought me home from the hospital after I was born (early March), and it remains one of my favorite sights. Thank you, as always, for the generous chance and for sharing your beautiful work.

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  15. For me, spring begins to arrive when the wildflowers reappear in the hills where I run, such as the California poppy. Additionally, I always look forward to seeing the variety of vegetables reappear at the farmers' markets when spring begins. mmm asparagus!

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  16. The crocus is the first sign I watch for, but I especially love when the apple trees bloom.

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  17. My favorite sign of spring is the blooming of cherry blossoms!

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  18. Living in Florida, the first signs of spring are revealed by the lovely Sky Blue Lupine taking residence and transforming my back yard into a light purplish and blue fairyland. I love to prepare a cup of tea and then sit outside to enjoy their company and beauty.

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  19. I enjoy seeing my crocus and daffodils bloom in the woods among rusty fall leaves. Sometimes the crocus will bloom among the last traces of cold Vermont snow.
    Laura

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  20. I enjoy seeing my crocus and daffodils blooming in the woods among rusty fall leaves. Sometimes the crocus will bloom among the last traces of cold Vermont snow.

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  21. I live in New Orleans and my first sign of spring is when the Azaleas pop open. Red, Pink, White. They are my sign that spring has arrived.

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  22. the smell of the earth while cleaning out the garden beds. - Leslie

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