{pretty, happy, funny, real}: Spring (Almost Summer!) Edition

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SPRING!!!!!! (Or, almost SUMMER!!!!!)Pretty

I know. It’s all Georgia O’Keeffe and everything. I get lost in its center and can’t find my way out.


Sandals! No socks! On March 13! I know! It’s all Florida or something — certainly not south-central Pennsylvania…


Funny how a little thing like getting one’s hands in some dirt just makes the day. It happens every year, and every year you’d think it had never happened to me before, the way I grin.


Porch furniture and cushions cleaned and in place, weeks ahead of the normal schedule. This set, minus the Cracker Barrel rocker, hearkens back to the 1960s. The cushions were recovered in about 1990. I love them, except, and this is real…
…it’s well past time to cover them again, but I just cannot find ready-made replacements for them. Yesterday I got a local estimate for custom cushions and it was over $1300, so I guess we won’t be doing that! Ideas, tips, and leads appreciated, friends.

Many of you Like Mother, Like Daughter readers might enjoy my last post about a book that compares American and French parenting styles and has insightful things to say about both.

What’s Pretty, Happy, Funny, or Real in your life this week? Have you captured some contentment?

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  1. Posted March 15, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    You might check out my deck furniture rehab… a little spray paint and some clearance sunbrella fabric goes a long way! You can also use shower curtain material…
    Thanks for posting! Nice photos!

  2. Posted March 15, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    The sandals? – you and me, woman! Tuesday after work I got out some sandals and no socks – what a day!! Such a blessing.
    And I almost got out our little plastic chair we keep on the front step – but I admit that I’m still afraid we’ll get a little cold weather before it’s over. Hope not, though.

  3. Posted March 15, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    Happy spring 🙂

  4. Posted March 15, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    I love that first dirt feel! It’ll be a little while before we get to that where we are (PEI, Canada). But it’s nice to look forward to!

  5. Posted March 20, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Hi I’m Heather! Please email me when you get a chance! I have a question about your blog. HeatherVonsj(at)gmail(dot)com

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