Disclosure: This spring conversation has been sponsored by Modern Mom and their client, Starbucks. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Last year we had so much fun checking off our Spring bucket list. We’ve gotten a good start on this year’s and excited to try a few new activities. Now is the time in AZ to soak up the beautiful weather. Days in the shade are still bearable and nights cool off. Soon it will be too hot to do things outside in the middle of the day.
We’ve been enjoying the weather and enjoying lots of activities like blowing bubbles and running through sprinklers. The Easter Bunny was quite generous this year bringing lots of water play toys. Both boys are little seals, they LOVE the water.
The #DentonGarden is blossoming with strawberries, peppers, and squash. The kids love rushing outside and stealing the last few strawberries of the season. Grandma discovered it wasn’t just the birds stealing her fruit. I love how involved the kids are with gardening. It’s a whole family affair and something we can do year round.
This year we are trying something new. We’d love to eventually do some real composting, but for now our garden is getting a healthy dose of coffee, fruit rinds, and egg shells. It’s a fun science experiment too as the discarded food slowly disintegrates into the surrounding soil, enriching and helping our plants to grow. As loyal Starbucks fans, my husband was a longtime Barista, this season our garden is getting a boost from the new Spring Blend. Fresh coffee grounds are the perfect mulch. They are high in nitrogen, a natural slug deterrent, and help to suppress fungal diseases. So before you dump your morning grounds in the garbage think about sprinkling them in your garden. Fun fact: most Starbucks save all their discarded grounds. If you are feeding a large garden pop into your local Starbucks to see if they have any grounds for you. Visit early in the morning as in some areas it’s a hot commodity.
Up next is taking Aiden fishing again. Perhaps escaping the impending heat to a higher elevation. What plans does your family have this Spring?