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{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}~ April 26, 2015

Let's dive right in, shall we?

{Pretty} and {Happy}
Jo-Ann had this darling vintage-inspired fabric on the clearance tables, so I bought all they had, three yards' worth minus an inch (!).  I used some of it to make a miniature pillowcase for a pillow for our bed.


Cute, isn't it?  The rest will be judicially doled out to worthy projects.  I'm thinking maybe another baby bonnet for starters.


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There are bluebirds living in our woods!  I love seeing the flash of blue as they flit around.  I hope they stay and have lots of babies!


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This is a pretty little spot, excellent for reading in good weather.  Hannah has been putting it to the most use as she reads or writes and soaks up some sun.  She's camera-shy these days, so you'll just have to take my word for it.  The sculpture/plant stand was sculpted by Dave's grandfather.


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We planted summer bulbs/roots~ glads, freesias, dahlias, and day lilies~ this afternoon and also …

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}~ April 19, 2015

I'm once again joining Leila at Like Mother, Like Daughter for {phfr}.
{Pretty}
Spring has thoroughly and completely sprung around here, so the scenery looks like this:


Sorry for the reflection, but I was taking this from the truck window.  We drive through some pretty nice country on our way to my mother-in-law's about twenty minutes south of town.  It was a perfect day.

Meanwhile, back at the homestead, this is the scenery currently:




This area lies between the house and the pond.  I am loving the wildflowers, which I think are a kind of phlox.  Such a gorgeous color!

{Happy}

Lizzie and family gave Dave, Hannah, and me each a brightly colored mug for Christmas 2013, and I was sad when the handle fell off this one.  It literally just came off in my hand with no bumping or whacking when I was washing it one day.  I knew I could glue the handle back on, but I worried about using it to drink actual liquids, especially hot ones, in case the handle didn't hold.  So I bought this…

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}~ April 12, 2015

Happy Second Sunday of Easter!  Here's to celebrating the Easter season~ all 50 days of it! :)  I have lots to share this week due to my missing last week entirely and the trip we took to West Virginia to visit my daughter and her family. 
{Pretty}
Here are two of the prettiest things I've seen in a long time.  Verity, 7 months, is a replica of her mother.  Those blue eyes! *sigh*



 Arane, who will be three in two months (!), looks so sweet and grown-up with her newly bobbed hair.

{Happy}
I can't let a {phfr} post go by at this time of year without showing what's blooming around here.  All in all, it's been a warm spring so far.  The yard and woods are surprising us by blooming in places we had no idea would bloom.  Since we moved here last summer, we didn't know what spring would look like, but it's been fun to watch.
These shouldn't have been a surprise because, well, I planted them last fall, but I forgot about them and so was surprised anyway! lol  They…