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Friday, April 21, 2017

What’s Brightening My Day Vol. 6

Has spring arrived in your corner of the world?

I recently saw this charming pink gingham blazer and thought it would make a nice addition to my wardrobe. It was on sale for half price and I had one remaining gift card left over from Christmas. It arrived early this week and I am truly pleased.

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A bit of spring has arrived in our backyard as well. Two years ago I planted a half dead climbing rose found in the clearance section of our local gardening store.  It’s a lovely reminder that with a bit of love and care we all can bloom beautifully.

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The cutest model ever! Dear Nicola sent me a lovely photo of herself wearing her new apron. There are still a few left in my Etsy Shoppe.

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Not having cable I missed the Emmy Award winning mini series “John Adams” when it debuted on HBO a few years ago. My local library offered the 7 part series on DVD. It is indeed thoughtfully written and an amazing testament of the men and their families who founded our great country.

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I have a newfound respect for Abigail Adams. She was a tower of strength in a difficult time.

The costume and set design is also nothing short of spectacular.

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With warmer temperatures I enjoy recipes and treats of a cooler temperature. A recent decadent find is Graeters French Pot Ice Cream. My favorite flavor is Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip.

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What’s brightening your days?



Michele said...

Oh I absolutely loved John Adams - so much so that I bought it. Now I can't remember whom I lent it to - but I am always trying to get people to watch it - it's important.

Graeter's - oh my - did you know it started in Columbus, Ohio? Right here in my city. Their Toffee Chip is my favorite ice cream of all time. I try to never think about it, I could eat myself sick if I had it around. Better just not have it around, just saying, haha.

LOVE your pink and white gingham blazer! When I was a little girl my room was all pink and white gingham. I loved it till I got too old and too cool for such little girlie things and went with dark purple. BLECK. My mom did let us express outselves, but her inner designer had to have been hiding the gagging. lol. Rest in peace, mom. I sure wish you could've stayed long enough for me to come around. I know she'd love how I decorate now, haha. ♥

Have a wonderful weekend, sweet lady. Hugs.

Linda said...

That's a pretty blazer :)

Hmmm, have to think about what's brightening my days as I have many worries on my mind that wake me each night. I'm super glad that it's Friday and looking forward to not getting up at 5:30 a.m. tomorrow. Other than that, fun Friday nights out at our favorite little pub/restaurant where everyone knows our name (like "Cheers") brightens the end of each week for me, where we can let loose a little from the demands of the week and where I can simply be me - Linda - and not daughter/caretaker on call, etc. Spring has also been very much in full swing here for this month of April here in Central Illinois where everything is green and lovely.

Hope you enjoy a nice weekend!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love your pink blazer, it look like you. Watching the pool being built makes me happy these days. I can hardly wait.

Kelly said...

Wow! I love your beautiful roses on top of the arbor! We don't have an arbor anymore because it was damaged in a storm. I may need to replace it now after seeing yours. I miss it! Your checked blazer looks perfect for Spring!

Nikki G said...

Well, I love all your day brighteners! I will have to find that John Adams series. I have been watching all the English king and queen stories, so its sure time that I watch an American story.
:) gwingal

Jeanie said...

I love your new blazer! That's so cheerful and gingham makes me smile! And so does Graeters. It's "Real" ice cream -- so rich and wonderful -- never had a flavor I didn't like.

I felt badly to have missed that series too. Glad you have it on video. I'll keep an eye out.

Nancy said...

your list made me happy :) thanks for sharing. definitely going to put that series on my must watch list.

Barbara H. said...

I LOVE that gingham jacket! And those roses are gorgeous. My days have been brightened by the first roses blooming and the first hummingbird of the season stopping by, as well as planting pink geraniums and other pink and white flowers in planters on the patio.

Marilyn said...

Well, at this very moment I am sitting in my office with an apple within easy reach. But....I just came back from an office vending machine with a Snickers bar! It's Friday afternoon and it's time to celebrate with a Snickers. :-)

Love the pink roses spilling over the arbor. Is it a Peggy Martin rose?

A trip to a Nursery is on my to-do list this weekend. It's time to add some additional color to my garden.

Marilyn (in Dallas)

GSGreatEscaper said...

We had two nice days, and Easter was one but I am still wearing wool sweaters and jackets here in the NorthEast. All the rain is making things green though, and I was driving along yesterday thinking that one has no need to go to Ireland if this keeps up!

And there's the Midwives and Home Fires on Sunday nights on PBS!


Al loves the John Adams miniseries and owns the dvds.

Grammy Goodwill said...

That climbing rose is beautiful. You must have a green thumb!