Tulips in February | An Early Spring Playlist + Blog Updates

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Poll: who else threw down wild flower seeds and planted an abundance of greens and more root veggies this weekend!? WE DID! Midwesterners, what is this weather we are experiencing? A part of me loves that we’ve been able to spend so much time outside & another part of me is concerned. February is usually our oldest month, and I cannot remember a February without needing wool scarves and hats. I was chatting with a lady at the market on Saturday and she said that it hasn’t been this warm in February here in Kansas City since the 1800’s. That’s somethin’ alright. So here’s a playlist to welcome spring a little early. For those of you who are in the same boat and are basking in higher temps right now instead of blankets of snow, listen while you walk outside or do dishes with the windows open. And if you’re somewhere where King Winter is still awake and kicking, I threw in some special songs for you, too.

The music I’ve compiled is on the instrumental side, which you know I love, with some beautiful folksy songs peppered here and there. I hope this playlist invites you to walk a slower pace outside of your otherwise bustling days full of distraction and to-do’s. Enjoy it and have fun discovering some new artists. There are quite a few on there.

And if you are a regular here, you may have noticed I have made some changes. How you do like them? I added more series and simplified the existing ones with hopes of make navigating easier for you here. Here’s a breakdown and description of all the series currently on Homesong:

  1. Clean & Tidy: Simple lessons on keeping the home clean and tidy, useful advice on organizing ones essentials from room to room, and variety of natural and earth-friendly cleaning solutions.
  2. Chop & Stir: Where seasonal meal plans & simple home-cooked suppers tell a savory story of family and togetherness.
  3. Craft & Create: A mélange of handcrafted home goods and creative activities for little ones that spark joy and grow big imaginations.
  4. Grow & Gather: Musings on the process of sowing seeds and seasonal harvest, along with goods grown, gathered, and preserved from the garden.
  5. Hand & Made: Featuring beautiful, timeless, everyday products for the home that have been hand crafted with care by thoughtful makers.
  6. Natural & Whole: Healthy living regimens using green products, sustainable materials, and essential oils with intention to reclaim one’s wellness through natural routines and rhythms.
  7. Nest & Nurture: Honoring the sacred art of homemaking with an up close look at the nooks, crannies, and rooms within the four walls we call home.
  8. Read & Listen: Celebrating beautiful music, inspiring books, thoughtful poetry, and other reflective art that invites us to pause and embrace a slower pace.
  9. Rooted & Raw: The ebb and flow of my journey through motherhood woven into stories of our everyday that knit together our family of five.
  10. Show & Tell: Amusing tidbits I’ve been ruminating on, rounded up to share with you!
  11. Slow & Seasonal: A peek into our days at home, connected to the beautiful and ever-changing seasons of the Midwest.
  12. Soul & Spirit: Reflections on big things – the meaning of life, the soul the stirs within us, and the beautiful complexities that draw us nearer to God.

Other new tidbits: 

  • I am starting a book club! Next month will be the debut of the Homesong Bookclub where we will spend one month reading a book, diving into it’s queries and themes, and thoughtfully discussing them as a community in this space. Would you join? Is one month doable for a book? More to come…I am VERY excited about this!
  • Homesong is now mobile friendly. Woo, woo!
  • Hand & Made is a new series that will feature artisans and their handmade products coming here soon. Think quality over quantity and timeless over disposable. I am so eager to share all the artisans we have on board for this coming soon!
  • I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the basics of essential oils. If you are from that curious camp, you can learn more here and here.
  • Lastly, I will be making printable and PDFs regularly for you to use in your home, something to look forward to this spring.

I hope you have a beautiful new start to you week and enjoy all the changes I have going on here. Let me know if something is hard to find or confusing. And happy listening! x Amanda



  • Angelina Mueller - I am so excited for all your new series, your printable, your playlist AND a book club!!!! I always love all your reading suggestions and since it takes me so long to get through one book, I think a book club would help keep me held accountable 🙂 Thank you and God Bless!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Angelina, thank you dear! I am eager to get these printables out to you guys, they are going to be so pretty! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Ashton - I love all of this, Amanda! As a lover of music as well I really enjoy your playlists. And it’s so much easier for me to catch up on your posts on my phone now with the new format. Lastly, the book club idea has me so excited. What a purposeful way to connect with other women and slow down at the same time.ReplyCancel

    • admin - Ashton, love that you’ll be joining this book club mama! It’s going to be so much fun! Have fun with your girls today. x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Rochelle Marshall - Found your blog a couple weeks ago via IG and it’s my favorite right now. So much good home & life inspiration! Thank you for all the hard work you put in; it shows and you make it look easy. Just a shot in the arm of encouragement I need as I’m adjusting to life with her new baby {number five} I feel like you’re teaching me how to homemake again. Thank you! 🌿ReplyCancel

    • admin - Rochelle, you’re so kind, thank you! Baby no.5! Congrats mama bear! Enjoy this newborn season, I miss it dearly. x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Kara - I recently came across your blog and Instagram and have just loved looking through it and seeing glimpses of your home and family. I love your heart for making home meaningful and slowing down the days. I so love the idea of a book club and can’t wait to hear more about that!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Kara, thank you for your kind words lovely! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Kristin - Beautiful changes Amanda! I think the new structure for your series is great and I just love these special names you came up with. I am an irregular reader (this thing with only 24h each day… Why aren’t there 5 more daily for each kid you have?!) on your blog from Germany but I just have to leave you a short comment this time. This little post and the changes you regularly make show so clearly how much you think about us readers and how much love you put in it all. Thank you for it all and for being such an inspiring woman! I am very excited about that book club idea and I hope I will find the time to actively participate in what you are planning.
    Love KristinReplyCancel

    • admin - Kristin, thank you so much! I’d love more days too 😉 I’d love it if you’d join the book club and if it’s too much, go at your own pace. Hopefully we will all settle on something realistic for everyone. x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Gina - I love your playlists: this has all of my favorites on it (including Rilo Kiley!).

    I am a librarian and run a book club at work and a month is definitely doable. If you have any questions or need anything let me know! I love book clubs!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Gina, Rilo!!! And you’re a librarian, so wonderful. Will let you know if I need any help dearest! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Brianna Blacklock - Oh, this is all very exciting! I will definitely be joining you for book club! I would think 4-5 weeks is enough time to finish a book, right? It is difficult to set aside the time to read when little ones are running about, but the thought of the potential conversations that will transpire in this space feels like plenty of motivation to stay on track. Much love!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Brianna, so I am thinking 6 weeks?? I am going to set a poll out and see what others who want to join think. I also think it depends on the kind of book too…lots to think on! So glad you will be a part of it. x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Erin - Sounds delightful. I am new to your blog but enjoying it immensely. I am looking forward to things to come. 🙂


    • admin - Erin, thank you my dear! Happy to have you here. x AmandaReplyCancel

  • erica - i am so excited for this book club idea – i need that kind of motivation! I’ve been wanting to do a book club for yours.

    your blog looks amazing and this playlist is the perfect thing for the 73 degree day we’re having in nashville today!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Erica, thanks for the love girl! Enjoy this warm weather 🙂 x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Stefanie Phelps - So excited for all the new things you will be adding to the blog! Loving the playlist! So excited about the book club you can definitely count me in, not sure how to join but very excited. Always wanted to be part of one.ReplyCancel

    • admin - Stefanie, I am really excited too! More info to come…what kind of books are you interested in? x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Sarah - We here in Sydney Australia have had a HOT summer so many hot days that I have never really experienced until now. Hottest summer on record it was very uncomfortable we have hardly done beach or park to stay out of the sun. I wonder if your early spring is an indication of an equally hot summer to come! Our air has just yesterday changed it has gotten crisper and autumn is coming in a week I am feeling so relieved!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Sarah, I’ve heard about your insane heat wave, oh my goodness! I don’t know what’s worse, intense heat or feet of snow! Hopefully that autumn air comes sooner rather than later and you get some relief my dear. x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Kali - I’m so excited about a book club!!! And the blog updates look great. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • admin - Kali, thanks love! I am really excited about it too. I think it will really be a wonderful addition here. x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Peach - I am so excited for all the new + still loving all the old. Can’t wait to see the Hand & Made series!ReplyCancel

  • Meagan - We too have had a really warm weekend, and this week is looking like we’re going to see 70 degree days almost all week. The boys and I planted lots of flower seeds this past weekend, and they’re watching so attentively for those first little green shoots to peep up out of the soil. Can’t wait!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Meagan, I cannot wait for that too! We did radishes, beets, kale and other hearty greens. So fun!! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Libby - Very excited about the book club and PDFs!ReplyCancel

  • Libby - I love the new playlist, Amanda! I have it playing right now while my two littles are napping. *Sigh* It’s the perfect pre-Spring set of songs. I love the idea of a book club and I’m excited about the printables. Woohoo! Thank you for taking the time to make all the changes and updates. I love them all. You are doing wonderful things! So fun! Happy day to you!ReplyCancel

  • katie novikoff - Book club?! Can’t wait!! I have my library card ready to go.🤓 And I’ve so appreciated all these blog updates- I’ve referred to a couple of your ‘series’ lately as I’ve been trying my hand at making homemade cleaning things! Such a great resource this blog is!! Plus, it’s just delightful too.😘 Off to check out this new playlist whilst doing some (early) spring cleaning!✌🏼ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - Really enjoying your February playlist. Always enjoy your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Kate - So excited for the book club! Yay 🙂 Thanks Amanda!ReplyCancel

  • CJ - This is wonderful. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Gilda Persons - I’m new to your lovely inspiring blog. Thanks so very much for sharing! I’m looking forward to seeing more crafts and spring planting.


    • admin - Gilda, welcome dear! So happy to have you…spring planting is coming up soon! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Savanna - Book club, yes!!! 📚🙌🏻ReplyCancel

  • Molly Dodin - I am so excited to peruse the site and for your new bookclub!!! A month is the perfect amount of time for me. Love it all. xoReplyCancel

    • admin - Molly, perfect!! Will be sharing details on this sooooon! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Audrinajulia - Yey i love that it’s easier to navigate this time around. Congrats and more power to your ever growing blog. I love how big the transition of the looks are started with “it’s the little things” then and now. Love growing and “aging” reading your blog post through the years, it’s sisterhood in mothers life and educating as well. There’s always will be a teaching veins in your bloodstream, mama!:)

    Best regards!


    • admin - Angie, always and forever a teacher – you nailed it mama. Sending you love today! x AmandaReplyCancel

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