Spring is the season of new beginnings, so why not indulge in some new spring must-haves? To help bring you five tried-and-true springtime staples, we've tapped our fellow staffers to share the things they can't live without right now.
1. AllTrails App
From Kim Metcalfe, Paid Search Manager
"I’ve been daydreaming about springtime freedom with all of this sunshine and warmth! This app shows you all the trails you can hike in your area!"
Download this cool app and enjoy the warmer weather with access to 100,000+ trail maps. You can even use your phone as a GPS tracker to follow your trail, record your pace, distance, elevation, and max speed.
2. Backyard Garden
From Stephanie Becker Özcan, Communications & Change Manager
"A couple of years ago, my husband and I grew our own backyard garden. It was really fun watching things grow from the ground up!"
If you're new to gardening or have a rusty green thumb, try this Better Home & Garden list that breaks down how to start a garden in 10 easy steps.
3. Pineapple Everything
From Ashley Hall, Director of Customer Service
"I love pineapples, and spring is the best time to find all kinds of pineapple home décor, accessories, clothing, and more!"
4. Iced Matcha Green Tea Lattes
From Brittany Jones, Digital Communications Specialist
"When the weather warms up, I usually ditch the coffee and reach for iced matcha green tea lattes. They're so refreshing but still give me that caffeine boost."
Widely popular at chains like Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts, matcha green tea is easy to find nowadays. Swing by your local drive-through to taste one for yourself or check out this simple recipe to create your own at home.
5. Blueberry Salsa
From Lizzie Richardson, Training Coordinator
"I first made this for a 4th of July potluck at my friend’s house a few years ago, and it was such a hit that I’ve been asked to make it many more times since then."
A major plus to this delicious recipe is that the ingredients can be adjusted to make it more or less spicy. If this sounds like your jam, snag Lizzie's recipe below.