Hello Lovely Signs of Hope, Quotes to Cope and Spring!

Hello Lovely Signs of Hope, Quotes to Cope and Spring! is fresh air for anyone feeling despair about the pandemic crisis, hopeless about the disruptions, or lonely with social isolation. Even if you have good coping resources, you may feel a touch of cabin fever or become stir crazy with so much time at home. Good news, laughter, and encouraging quotes may help us put on a new mind…to equip us for more rough days ahead.

Inspirational quote to encourage on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #encouragement #inspirationalquote
Hello Lovely Signs of Hope and Quotes to Cope as well as Spring!

This post contains affiliate links which I hope you will use since they won’t cost you a penny extra yet may earn this blog a small commission.

Hello Lovely Signs of Hope, Quotes to Cope and Spring!

Spring is Different This Year

Last year at this time it was cherry blossoms, Easter baskets, spring break vacation getaways, and egg casseroles blowing up the internet and in American consciousness.

This year it is handwashing, quarantine, death tolls, ventilator production, economic devastation, and …

Handshake and hug alternatives in the Coronavirus world

TOILET PAPER.

Day to day living is more uncertain now.

Yet so much remains the same.

Inspirational quote to encourage on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #encouragement #inspirationalquote
Hello Lovely Signs of Hope and Quotes to Cope as well as Spring!

We care about our neighbors and depend on each other to flourish.

One of the trickiest parts of navigating this chapter for me personally is trying to find grounding. How much of the bad news around the globe is healthy for me to let in and allow my heart to sense and grieve about? And how much should I carry on with my life as usual, with optimism and humor?

Surely these unprecedented times demand maturity to hold the paradox of this extraordinary season.

Today I hope to make it a tad easier for you to feel buoyant hope! Start with this amazing response to the virus:

Apparently We Can Live Without the Gym

People are wildly creative when it comes to getting the exercise they need in the small space which is theirs! Hahahaha.

Inspirational quote to encourage on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #encouragement #inspirationalquote

A Must Listen to The Entire Singalong

What a gift it is to be able to lift our hands in praise and maybe return to the music and Gospel promises of childhood to recover faith and assurance.

You’re about to be blessed…let your heart open to this soul fest, and do watch it all the way through!

Free Programs for Children on Amazon

My heart goes out to parents all over the world who are living a new normal with kids home from school. I cannot even imagine juggling work, chores, worries, and now education at home. And to teachers who are committed to their students’ learning – thank you for stretching in profound ways as you creatively pivot and instruct virtually.

Here’s a wonderful freebie from Amazon! For as long as school is out, watch for free, children can watch more than 40 new children’s shows, regardless of Prime membership. Audiobook platform Audible has also released a number of free audiobooks for users to stream from their devices.

Free programming for children on Amazon

CLICK BELOW FOR:

Free Programming for Kids
Funny quote humor on Hello Lovely Studio about social vegetarian definition. #quotes #funnyquote #humor #quarantine #selfdistancing

Take a FREE Virtual Museum Tour

GO HERE to to visit, learn, and enjoy art for free thanks to Google Arts and Culture until it’s safer to be in large groups again!

Funny quote and humor on Hello Lovely Studio about quarantine, self distancing and pandemic 2020. #humor #funnyquote #introverts

JOANN Offers Free Fabric to Sew Masks

Isn’t it heartwarming to see sewers and even non-sewers across the country get busy creating since there is such a shortage of protective masks for healthcare workers and beyond?

Photo: JOANN Stores

Do you sew at home? JOANN Stores now offers free curbside pickup or delivery for supplies to make them!

Waverly Ballad Bouquet in Platinum fabric
Waverly Ballad Bouquet in Platinum at JOANN

Think Green

While economic woes are surely on everyone’s mind, there’s another green I have in mind. The vibrant spring green background for the quotes today mirrors the approaching greening from April showers.

Rustic and whimsical farmhouse decor from Urban Farmhouse in Rockford. #urbanfarmgirl #farmhousedecor #homedecor
See this story spotlighting URBAN FARMGIRL

I am always eager to greet spring with an open heart proclaiming, HELLO, LOVELY!

Inspirational quote to encourage on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #encouragement #inspirationalquote
Hello Lovely Signs of Hope and Quotes to Cope as well as Spring!

Imagine the Greenery Possibilities in These Pots!

Inspirational quote to encourage on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #encouragement #inspirationalquote

Birdsong in the Air

Have you heard birdsong yet? It is one of the signs spring is on the way.

Bird Wall Art
Bird Wall Art, Anthropologie

I hope a sweetly lilting birdsong finds you and lifts your spirit up uhere it belongs. It’s not a small thing when HEAVEN AND NATURE SING TO YOU.

French Bistro set in Macaron Blue
French Metal Bistro Set in Macaron Blue…certainly lovely indeed.
Funny quote and humor about Neflix during pandemic on Hello Lovely Studio. #funnyquote #humor  #quotes #pandemic #netflix
Hello Lovely Signs of Hope and Quotes to Cope as well as Spring!

Plug Into Friendship & Laughter

While many of us have a love/hate relationship with social media, you can’t help but appreciate its existence in times of social distancing. We can share a funny thought (see above) with friends on FB or IG to make them smile, and then they can share it and keep the smiles going. (THANKS FOR PINNING FROM THIS SITE whenever possible since it keeps me bringing daily doses of lovely.)

Inspirational quote to encourage on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #encouragement #inspirationalquote

Spring Cleaning of the Nest

An itch to clean and organize or re-organize around the nest seems to intensify for all of us in spring, but THIS spring with sheltering in place??? Oh, my!

Find some closet makeover ideas in this post, and if love the scent of lemon, here is what I have been cleaning with:

Williams Sonoma Meyer Lemon Cleaning Set
Meyer Lemon Cleaning Set, Williams Sonoma
Williams Sonoma Meyer Lemon Candle
Scented Candle, Williams Sonoma

Spring Organization: Kitchen

I found some awesome items for sprucing up our pantries and kitchens!

Spring Organization: Bedroom & Bath

Over the Closet Rod Organizer for Shoes and More.
Over the Closet Rod Organizer, Set of 2 for $20

Here is the closet organizer I have used in several closets here at home. There are all sorts of way to customize it, but even the bare bones basic is a great on its own.

Inspirational quote to encourage on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #encouragement #inspirationalquote
Hello Lovely Signs of Hope and Quotes to Cope as well as Spring!

I honor how Pema Chodron paints a portrait of wakefulness with her words. Dying to self in order to live with more fullness is a paradox to contemplate within the cozy nest of my soul.

Spring Fresh Air

Whether it’s sports, gardening, or long walks in nature, spring draws us outdoors. Is there any scent on earth like the air after spring rainfall? Springtime for me means more exercise and more free flowing endorphins!

White Dutch Style 3-Speed Bicycle
Dutch Style 3-Speed Bicycle...certainly lovely indeed.
Inspirational quote to encourage on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #encouragement #inspirationalquote

To see the rebirth and budding all around in the season of spring is to feel shifts within. Some of them can be profound.

Inspirational quote to encourage on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #encouragement #inspirationalquote
English Trough Planter Basket
24″ English Trough Planter Basket...certainly lovely indeed.
Inspirational quote to encourage on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #encouragement #inspirationalquote

Courageous Inspiration

You are likely acquainted with the hand-lettering art of Lisa Congdon whether or not you know her name. Her beautiful book Fortune Favors the Brave is a celebration of wise words, colors, and magic.

If you find yourself longing for more courage, here is a prescription (offering side effects of joy and peace). It also makes a perfect gift for someone in your life who may be struggling.

Inspiring quote by Marcel Proust. "We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us." - Marcel Proust | illustrated by Lisa Congdon. #inspiringquote #proust #lisacongdon #handlettered
Inspirational quote to encourage on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #encouragement #inspirationalquote

Cultivate Wisdom

Like so many plants and hibernating creatures of winter, sometimes we fall asleep to our blessings and even our own lives. Pandemic has a way of waking us up (and even turning our world upside down). I hope we are able to grow in important ways and bloom as new wiser creatures.

Inspirational quote to encourage on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #encouragement #inspirationalquote

Brené Brown is a masterful teacher of wholeheartedness, and she often discusses courage over comfort. So many valuable reminders that doing the right thing is often not gonna feel good. There’s going to be fallout. Here’s the thing…the journey taken with integrity is likely to be a bumpy ride.

But let’s not let that stop us.

If we all pin this cheat sheet below, who knows what ripples we can create!

Braving infographic with wisdom from Brene Brown on Hello Lovely Studio. #brenebrown #braving #selfcare #personalgrowth
PIN ME IMMEDIATELY

Empathy & Blame

This is a great teaching and worth viewing!

Spring Staycations

For a lot of Americans, it’s strange to not be traveling for spring vacations. I have cancelled several trips (boo – it was going to be my first time at Round Top’s Antique Show!), and I can’t even imagine the folks who scheduled destination weddings, honeymoons, or moves.

Perhaps we will develop a new gratitude for the freedom to travel as well as a freshened appreciation for the gems right under our nose locally.

Pick Me Ups to Wear in Spring

One of my favorite scents to wear, Cleopatra’s rich amber patchouli blends royally with vanilla musk and hints of tuberose and grapefruit. 

If a sweet bouquet of sugarcane, vanilla bean and jasmine are more your spicy style, take Lollia’s WISH for a spin.

Imagine citrusy bergamot, island mimosa, and almond with notes of sandalwood and jasmine petals…imagine the fresh scent of MIMOSA!

Inspirational quote to encourage on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #encouragement #inspirationalquote
White Slipcovered Sofa
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black Metal Accent Table
Galvanized Console Table
Gabriel Chevron Quilt Set
Metal Martini Table
Marble Subway Backsplash in My Kitchen
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Handmade Sunburst Mirror
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
French Panel Mirror
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
Helmsley Bronze Door Hardware
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Gertrude Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
San Jose Handleset for Front Door
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Campaign Style End Table
Louis Upholstered Bench
Oak Laminate Flooring
Knotty Alder Interior Door
French Accent Chair
Alabaster 30″ Lamp
Louis Ghost Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Linen Dining Chair
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
PARIS Framed Print
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
Tulip Style Modern Round Dining Table
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Holborn Lantern Pendant
Rustic End Table
Cedar & Blossom Candle
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
Jute Area Rug
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
Venetian Etched Mirror (24″ x 36″)
White Ruffle Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Polished Carrara Subway Tile
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Round Woven Placemat Set
Antiqued Sunburst Mirror
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Boheme Madera Bench
Round Marble Side Table
Linen Slipcover Dining Chair
Wicker Patio Chair
Teak Farmhouse Stool

What New Growth Awaits In Spring?

Allow yourself to sink for a moment into the lavish hopefulness of the season…new creation is coming to bless and lift you right where you are.

Don’t miss the good news shared about the pandemic HERE.

Scripture verse about prayer on Hello Lovely Studio. #prayer #scriptureverse #scripturequote #faith #christianity #prayers

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting this blog by reading with tenderness, pinning liberally, shopping for what you already intended to buy, and sweetly saying hello to the lovely.

If this post moved you, CLICK HERE TO PIN IT and share the love.

I independently selected products in this post—if you buy from one of my links, I may earn a commission.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

Shopping for items you already intended to buy on Amazon RIGHT HERE (not just items mentioned in posts) or home decor keeps decor inspiration flowing on Hello Lovely!

Hello Lovely is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

White Slipcovered Sofa
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Linen Slipcovered Chair Set
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black Metal Accent Table
Galvanized Console Table
Gabriel Chevron Quilt Set
Metal Martini Table
Marble Subway Backsplash in My Kitchen
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Handmade Sunburst Mirror
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
French Panel Mirror
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Accent Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Cedar & Blossom Candle
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Ruffle Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool
Subscribe to Hello Lovely Studio!
click to subscribe!
Follow:

10 Comments

  1. Kathy Cooley
    March 27, 2020 / 6:30 am

    Thank you for a beautifully written, uplifting post! Instead of going right to the news in my inbox, this morning I put on some classical music, and while savoring my first cup of coffee, I read your blog. It fed my soul, and reduced my anxiety. Thank you, and know that you are making a difference.

    • Michele
      Author
      March 27, 2020 / 3:43 pm

      Your morning sounds lovely, Kathy, and I’m so grateful to have been a part of it. Thank you for visiting me each day and for the kindness – it matters so much. Peace to you.

  2. Mary Karol
    March 27, 2020 / 7:43 am

    Thanks once again Michelle. It’s always a lovely pleasure to read your blog, especially in these difficult times for all.

    • Michele
      Author
      March 27, 2020 / 3:42 pm

      You’re so welcome, Mary Karol. I’m so happy to bring a few moments of daily peace – blessings on you. 🙂

  3. March 30, 2020 / 4:48 pm

    Michele,
    I have to agree that I stay home most days, but now that I have to be home, I want to go somewhere. I know that we will get through this. I loved the Carol Burnett skit. She is so funny.Love all of the humor.
    Stay safe and healthy.
    Hugs,
    Bev

    • Michele
      Author
      March 31, 2020 / 1:49 pm

      I know what you mean, Bev. The restriction of freedom does something to us psychologically and causes an unease. You are not alone in feeling like that! Thanks so much for reading and laughing. Wishing you well-th today and always. xox

  4. April 7, 2020 / 4:25 pm

    I love the post, and the Carol Burnett bit had me laughing so much! Thanks for the calm and fun break from the day! xo

    • Michele
      Author
      April 7, 2020 / 7:47 pm

      I loved her then, and I love her still – she’s just a treasure to the planet! Thanks for reading and the encouragement, Pam. Peace to you, friend.

  5. April 9, 2020 / 11:41 pm

    Can I just say that I agree with all the above comments!? You are so fun to read and so funny and deep at the same time! Thank you for all of that and for your post today! Exactly what I needed! ❤️ Take care!

    • Michele
      Author
      April 10, 2020 / 9:57 am

      You’re such a light, Barbara. Thank you for reading and hanging out with me here – it helps to feel joined! xox

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *