prep for spring

prep for spring

Guys, I am so excited, because this week, March happens! I don’t know about you, but I have been embracing these warmer temperatures in Nashville. I am fully ready to say goodbye to February and hello to spring.

And so, here are some easy ways to prep for a season switch:


1. Put the winter decor away.

I know, it’s technically still winter. But when it’s March, my mind thinks spring. I have already stored away all snowflake-scented candles and wintry decor. I have floral candles back out and placed fresh blooms on countertops. I finally stripped away the rest of the Christmas lights (yes, I did have some strands still out…just white lights!) Refreshing your home means refreshing your mind.

2. Switch out your closet.

I still have sweaters and coats at the forefront of my closet. But with temperatures rising, I need my warm-weather clothes! I will keep some sweaters out for cold spells, but I am ready for my springy tees and dresses to be back and prominent.

3. Do a deep clean.

Spring cleaning means literally cleaning, guys. I get a little lazier about my home in the wintertime (I blame the weather). I have been cleaning, sure, but lightly. Sometimes just vacuuming but not mopping, for instance. Now is the time to take it up a few notches. I mean clean out all those crevices you normally avoid. Clear away all the dust (this will help with allergies, too). Scrub the tub. Wipe down the refrigerator. Do what you don’t want to do, and then feel awesome that you did it. I personally prefer to take a morning and do it all at once while playing some favorite music to keep me moving, but do what works for you.

4. Declutter and donate.

Whatever you did not wear or use this past winter season, say goodbye. Don’t just store it away, once again, if you aren’t really utilizing it (whatever it may be). Declutter, let go, and breathe a sigh of relief!

5. Refresh your bedding.

I love to have separate winter and summer bedding. It feels so nice to switch out thick blankets or comforters for lighter ones.


Making these changes feels good because it signals to your brain that spring is coming, and spring just makes people happy! Enjoy switching it up, and spread that spring fever!

Love, Bee

4 simple ways to liven up your home with green

4 simple ways to liven up your home with green

I am a plant lover. I absolutely love rooms that are filled with fresh green life. That is why I currently have nine real (and one artificial) plants in my small one-bedroom apartment and even more decorating my balcony. Take the plants out, and the room looks empty and lifeless to me. Green brings energy, motivation, and verve.

Today, I am sharing a few easy ways to liven up your home year-round with long-lasting plants. Do not stress if you think you lack a green thumb; my suggestions are easy. I believe in you!

1. Switch out fresh finds

I found this dried lavender and eucalyptus from Whole Foods. The lavender smelled amazing when I first bought it, and although the scent has faded, I love the look in my apartment (and no stress keeping it alive, it is dry). I also recently got some eucalyptus. I am not sure yet how long it will last, but it is so pretty and fresh.

2. Windowsill succulents

I have heard from so many friends that they cannot keep succulents alive. Here is the key to doing so: keep them permanently on windowsills, and ignore them. Above, I have multiple succulents, a cactus, and an aloe vera plant. All of these are between 1-3 years old, and are still alive and kicking. They have moved with me multiple times and survived. Guys, I rarely water them. I maybe give them a little water once a month. And they have probably gone longer. Plus, they like the sunshine that my windows provide. That is all you need to do!

3. Get a peace lily

Peace lilies are beautiful and so easy to care for! They are resilient and forgiving. You cannot forget to water a peace lily because they droop so obviously, you instantly know it is thirsty. However, do not overwater these plants. I usually wait for mine to droop a little before I water. Plus, peace lilies like shade so they are perfect to keep indoors! Mine is mainly in the shade but near a window so it gets a little light.

4. Go artificial

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There is no shame in getting artificial plants! I have found some authentic ones – like the one above – at Michael’s. If you really struggle with keeping plants alive, this is a great option.

Hope this helps! Tell me how you are keeping your home fresh and green in the comments!

Love, Bee

5 Ways to Declutter Before the Holidays

5 Ways to Declutter Before the Holidays

The holidays are upon us: Thanksgiving is little more than a week away, and Christmas will come flying soon after. This weekend is the perfect time to declutter, clean, and rejuvenate your home before it gets re-cluttered with decor and gifts galore.

Here are my tips for refreshing your space before the holidays:

Store away your summer clothes.

If you haven’t done this already, it’s time. Pack up your summer wear or rearrange your closet so that winter clothing is front and center. As you move your summer pieces, make a pile of items you didn’t wear this past season to give away. I always donate summer clothes in the winter and winter clothes in the summer, based on whether I wore them the previous season or not. If I didn’t, I say goodbye.

Clear out the fridge.

You’re going to have double the food in your fridge over the holidays, so it’s time for a deep clean. Take each item out, toss everything old, and wipe it down. It’s an easily procrastinated task, but if you buckle down and do it, you’ll feel so satisfied when it’s done.

Switch out summer items.

Scan your home. If you still have summer magazine issues lying around, lightweight blankets, and floral candles, put them up in favor of cozier decor and cedar scents.

…But don’t junk up the closet.

It can be easy to put everything in a closet, and feel like you’ve decluttered. In fact, you’re just cluttering up a closet. Be disciplined and donate anything you haven’t really used in the past year. Things like candles, vases, and purposeless gifts are often stored and forgotten. Don’t just put things away – get them out of your home completely if they aren’t being used.

Take it in small bites.

It can be overwhelming to tackle everything in a weekend. If reading this stresses you out, then you probably just need to take it in stages. Give yourself five minutes per day – that’s it – and accomplish one task. For instance: Clear out one drawer. Pick just five items to give away. Designate a clear spot for Christmas cards.

Just focusing on one task per day for five minutes will give you instant satisfaction and get you into a routine of slowly decluttering day by day.


When do you like to refresh your home? Do you have any tips for doing so? Tell me all about it in the comments!

Love, Bee


The Beauty of Impermanence

The Beauty of Impermanence

The current state of my balcony

Each season, we seek and purchase the impermanent: tulips in spring, hydrangeas in summer, mums in fall, pansies in winter. We relish blooming trees, falling leaves, pumpkins on porches, holly draping windows. We know these things will vanish, that we will have to toss them aside. But we want them anyway.

Every December of my childhood, I watched my dad bring the Christmas tree into the living room through wide eyes, full of joy and wonder. I decorated the tree with such care, fully immersed in the experience, as though nothing else mattered and the holiday would never end.

It always did. My eyes would fill with tears as I watched my dad carry the tree, dry and starting to brown, to the curb, where it would lay, still and cold and somber.

But this process would repeat year after year, and I was a willing participant. I knew what would inevitably happen after the New Year. I celebrated with gusto even so, because it was transient, and I didn’t want to miss a thing.

To have something that lives and breathes in your home can feel refreshing and sweet – perhaps flowers from a loved one. It can be emotional and melancholy – a consolation arrangement. Or joyful and nostalgic, like a Christmas tree.

The potted plant, the tree, the bouquet – these bring real feelings into our homes. They never last, but they are welcome and enjoyable for a time.

The things in life that seem sweetest are often fleeting. And they are beautiful because of their impermanence.

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What beautiful, impermanent things have you welcomed into your home lately? Tell me about it in the comments.

Love, Bee

Welcome to the Honey Print

Welcome to the Honey Print

Hello, new friends!

I’m Blythe, and welcome to my brand new blog, The Honey Print. If you haven’t yet, you can read a little about me here. If you have, here’s a little more:

I am a 26 year-old teacher and writer who loves to get cozy with a cup of tea, spend a whole day reading, diffuse lavender and peppermint (diffusers can be life-changing), and practice home yoga (hello, Adriene!).

I try to dress in both comfort and style every day.

I love to write poetry and majored in creative writing in college (see my favorite poet here).

I love getting lost in a book just as much (currently reading this and this).

As much as I am introverted, I also love to have new adventures and to travel. A few years ago, I spent a summer studying theatre (another passion of mine) in Arezzo, Italy, and totally fell in love with Italian culture.

I was born and raised in Nashville, TN, and have lived here my whole life, except for college and a year of working for a magazine in Arkansas thereafter. The city has changed so much from when I was growing up.

I am currently a reading teacher in an elementary school, but I still write daily, whether it is poetry, journaling, or blogging. Writing is so important to me, and it’s why I’m starting this new blog, The Honey Print.

I’ll be covering navigating life as a young, single, female professional: what inspires, what simplifies, what moves, what improves.

That’s a little about me – I would love to hear about you in the comments. Tell me: How are you navigating the professional world as a female? How do you stay healthy, happy, and balanced? What drives you?

I can’t wait to come together in the future of The Honey Print.