Spring Break Is On A Whole New Level

Michelle Waters from Scrapper’s Snips and Stitches, shared this photo of a pear tree in her front yard today. Isn’t it gorgeous? It is obvious that spring is definitely making its way in and it seems pretty early this year after a kind of strange winter. It makes me wonder if summer is going to roll in early also, and be long and hot? In 2020, the spring equinox falls on Thursday, March 19, which is earlier than it has been in over a century. It is usually the 20th or the 21st. This marks the astronomical first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. On the equinox, the length of day and night is nearly equal in all parts of the world. After the spring equinox, the Northern Hemisphere tilts toward the Sun, which is why we start to get longer, sunnier days here in the United States. Interestingly, due to time zone differences, there isn’t a March 21 equinox in the mainland U.S. during the entire 21st century! We won’t see a March 21 equinox again until 2101.  To most, the spring equinox signals new beginnings and nature’s renewal.  In fact, the March full moon is called the Worm Moon because it is at a time when the worms are beginning to come out from the winter. The flowers are popping their heads up and we are feeling the need to get outdoors.  March is a time to start gardens and sow seeds in many regions.

Meanwhile, many states face a shortage of tourism dollars due to closures of Disney parks and other destinations and layoffs are a big concern. This is a difficult time for everyone, and worries are surging. There is good and bad in everything. Even this. Although it may be an obstacle in the road, there is new growth coming also. The earth is healing and many active measures are largely in place to combat many affects of this virus. For some, this is a wonderful opportunity to slow down, recharge and spend some quality, guilt-free time with your family.

If you are looking for things to do with your family, here a few ideas for you!



Spelling Practice Spring Edition/Digital Download/Blending Activity/Teachers/Tutors/Homeschool/Parents/Language Arts Resource/BTS/Back to School by Teach K to 2



Moss Covered Letters DIY PDF Ebook Pattern Tutorial Monogram Last Name Wreath or Door Decor for Spring Instant download by GoosieGirl Small Shop School

Hand-painted Vegetable Garden Stones | Vegetable markers | Garden markers | Painted rocks | Perfect gift for gardener | Gardener gift, by Affinity

Herb Garden Stone, Painted rock, herb markers, Garden Club Gift, Gardening Stones, Painted Rocks, Gardener Gift, Garden Markers, Herb markers, by

Thank You Cards~Spring Flowers/Set of 12 Cards/Mom/Sister/Friend/Bridesmaids/Teachers/ by Allica Designs

Porch board, spring/summer reversible sign, door decor, welcome board, spring, summer, outdoor decor, porch decor, front porch sign, tulips, watermelon, seasonal sign, handcrafted by meeshspieces

Spring Aviary Headband by GoosieGirl – 6m – 6 years – Photo Prop Boutique Accessory Handmade , Free shipping – OOAK, RTS Pink Blue Yellow Pastels

Spring Flowers Hair Curlers by My Easy Curls


In other news, only 2 more days until the big showcase!! TWO DAYS!! It’s just 2 days until the GS Handmade (and guests) children’s boutique showcase! We have such BEAUTIFUL things in store for you. Stay in, and shop exclusive designs for Spring, that you won’t find anywhere else. Join the facebook group and shop on! https://thegslife.com/2Vq2EUJ.

GS Handmade supports artists and makers in their craft and helps them to learn how to grow their small businesses. Visit our Facebook Group to see our community members in action, and then if you like what you see, please feel free to apply to be a shop owner.