Chirp Chirp

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I know spring doesn’t technically start for another few days, but the season has definitely arrived in Charlotte.  The sun is soft and warm, the flowers are blooming.  Every morning, I wake up to the sounds of a choir of birds chirpin’ their little birdie faces off.  It sounds like the beginning of a Disney movie out there.





Spring is, by far, my favorite season.  Nothing feels as lovely as the end of winter (I hate cold weather). Spring was non-existant in South Florida and too short in Pittsburgh, so it’s awesome to actually experience a true, lovely spring.


A sunny breakfast – just stovetop oats.


In the mix:


2/3 cup oatmeal

1/2 banana

1/2 cup soy milk

1/2 cup water

2 scoops protein powder

Toppings: blueberries and sugar


Thought of the Day:


“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” – Anne Bradstreet



  • Ashley @ The North Carolina Cowgirl March 15, 2012, 9:04 am

    I love spring in NC! I can’t wait till all the dogwood trees start blooming. They are my favorite to look at. 🙂

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 15, 2012, 9:13 am

    I can’t stand winter, but I guess that quote is true – if we didn’t have it, we wouldn’t appreciate beautiful spring and summer days as much! This week has been gorgeous here too – well, minus today, it’s all rainy and gross – but the weekend is looking good! Have a great day Caitlin!

  • Alexandria March 15, 2012, 9:14 am

    Pittsburgh weather report: It’s actually been really pleasant and unseasonably dry here! Fingers are crossed that the sunshine holds out for the weekend.

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) March 15, 2012, 9:30 am

    Spring is definitely in Atlanta too! I’ve really enjoying it this year even though I wish it had been a little cooler this winter. I just hope the summer is not unbearable.

  • Amanda March 15, 2012, 9:34 am

    I was just thinking today how loud the birds were this morning! Spring never last long enough, it is the best!

  • Faith @ For the Health of It March 15, 2012, 9:36 am

    Gorgeous pictures! I think I’d like to take a long walk today as my active recovery and get some shots of spring in Orlando!

  • Laura March 15, 2012, 9:56 am

    Judging by the torrential downpour outside, it is definitely spring. Sometimes I really hate the PacNW 🙂

  • Sarahf March 15, 2012, 10:04 am

    Spring in Japan is amazing. We have the plum blossom at the moment, but the cherry blossoms are due in a few weeks (there’s an official government website to check the date they are expected to be in full bloom!), and I can’t wait.

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape March 15, 2012, 10:06 am

    We’re getting spring weather here, too!! I love it!

  • Katie @ Soulshine and Sassafras March 15, 2012, 10:13 am

    Spring just came to DC as well! I’m a dog walker, and I’m totally loving all the flowers and warm weather. If anyone’s in town in the next month, you should check out our Cherry Blossom Festival – they are absolutely gorgeous.

  • Kristin March 15, 2012, 10:14 am

    Beautiful pictures! Spring in Pittsburgh is usually non-existant; it feels like we always go from 3 feet of snow to 80, in a weird bipolar-weather dance.

  • Caroline @ After Dinner Dance March 15, 2012, 10:54 am

    I used to live in Houston where there wasn’t really a spring. Now I live in New Hampshire – it really makes you appreciate the spring more when you actually have winters!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 15, 2012, 10:57 am

    It feels like spring everywhere! This is such a HUGE contrast to “spring” (aka the continuation of winter) in Chicago last year!

  • Sonia the Mexigarian March 15, 2012, 11:09 am

    the birds weren’t singing this morning except for the crows 🙂 it’s been gloomy pretty much all week here in Bay Area but we still have blooms on the trees and they look beautiful. I’m hoping we get more rain before spring officially starts. we need it here.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 15, 2012, 11:10 am

    LOVE that quote!!
    And I’m also loving all the birdies chirping.. it just makes you feel happy!

  • Ashley March 15, 2012, 11:27 am

    Beautiful pictures-they make me smile! 🙂

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb March 15, 2012, 12:07 pm

    i agree with you on spring! the temperatures are perfect, the breeze is heavenly, and the sun is shining! so hard to make myself work inside!!

  • Tammy Root March 15, 2012, 12:38 pm

    I miss NC in the spring so much! New Mexico is so brown and colorless. 🙁 I loved looking at your pictures of the flowers — I guess I will live vicariously through you!

  • Lauren March 15, 2012, 12:52 pm

    Your pics of flowers are stunning! Looking at them made me calm and happy 🙂

  • FSC March 15, 2012, 1:21 pm

    Love the flower pics!!!

  • Amber K March 15, 2012, 2:27 pm

    I can’t wait for Spring to actually get here! I’m still covered up in a million blankets with the space heater pointed directly at me.

  • Stephanie @ Legally Blinde March 16, 2012, 10:02 am

    I love the hint of purple and green on the trees – so pretty, and I love the time when everything first starts blooming and spring is truly in the air!

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