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Friday, May 5, 2017

What’s Brightening My Day Vol. 7

Happy Cinco de Mayo friends!

Temperatures are beginning to climb up into the 80’s here. My favorite warm weather uniform is sandals paired with a cotton or linen dress. Short sleeves are preferred. It seems like a simple thing but finding such a dress is anything but easy. While in Marshall’s hunting for pillows I spied a rack of Vineyard Vine frocks at a price well below retail. Hello happiness!

 Embroidered Tunic Dress

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Earlier this week our PBS station begun airing a new series. It features modern-day people recreating the 19th-century in London's East End~ a truly hard life. If you liked “Edwardian Farm” and “Victorian Farm” you’ll love:

 “Victorian Slum House”

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As I continued to work in the garden beds this week I noticed that residence had been taken up in a decorative birdhouse in the front yard. Mama Finch is a bit nervous so I’ve stayed away as I didn’t want her to abandon her nest. Still the joy is familiar from when we had a mother hummingbird nest in our patio chandelier a few years back.

This nest is best

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Five sweet tweets, although one was hiding.

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The word must be out because the past two times I’ve gone to Trader Joe’s to stock up on sparkling mineral water in the mixed berry flavor the shelves have been empty. But luck was on my side yesterday and I made sure to leave some for you.

A delicious 99 cent concoction

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What’s brightening your day?

Laura

9 comments :

Linda said...

80s sounds wonderful. It's 42 degrees here this morning, but I'm happy because at least we have SUN for the first time in over a week of consistent flooding rain.

We don't have Trader Joes in this area, but we have Aldi which is owned by them and sometimes carries similar cool products. :)

Hope you have a nice weekend.
Love, Linda

Julie Reinwald said...

That dress is really cute. I can't believe you had a hummingbird nest in the past! But, then, hummingbirds are less common where I live so they are a joy to see. Have a good weekend!

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

Oh, those sweet baby birds, I love that they nested in that teeny house!! The closest Trader Joe's is over an hour away, which is so sad.....sigh. Needless to say, when I get to one, I go a little crazy! I hope I remember to look for that sparkling water next time I'm there! I love Sparkling Ice in the black raspberry flavor....yummmm!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

What brightens my day today is that I finally realised that for some reason I wasn't getting updates from your blog in my inbox anymore! SO I'm going to resuscribe!

Barbara H. said...

What brightened my days most this week was a visit from a blog friend who moved to the area. We have a Trader Joe's but not near our house, so I have never been, but my son and d-i-l love it.

Botanic Bleu said...

Hi, Laura,
A bird nesting in your bird house!!!! What fun. That brightens my day. Sitting on the deck also brightens my day... the weather this spring has been wonderful, and I am soaking up every minute of the balmy days before the heat hits.

Judith

Blondie's Journal said...

Love all of these dresses, Laura, and I'm sure you will rock anything that keeps you cool. And feeling cool ! ;-D

Love TraderJoe's. Mine is 45 minutes away I shop infrequently there.

Jane x

Jeanie said...

I thought of you when I started watching Victorian Slum and hoped you were watching too. It's fascinating. I remember ages ago they did a series called the 1900s House or something similar and it was the same concept as this and the farms. LOVE that kind of stuff.

And love your sweet bird babies. Pretty darned adorable. I've had a wren nest in a decorative house but never saw the babies and robins once, in a wreath over my kitchen window I couldn't take down till they flew the coop, so to speak. It's such a little miracle.

Happy weekend!

Elizabeth at Eiffel Tells said...

One's spirits are always lifted when Spring is in the air! Amicalement Elizabeth