Archive for reasons to be cheerful
It has been so long since I’ve done one of these, and I thought it was about time for another! Feel free to play along on your own blog, and link to it in the comments. Here is a smattering of my own recent reasons to be cheerful: 1. Pumpkin patches in October, both recent [...]continue reading "Reasons to be Cheerful"
It’s a yearly tradition for me to go on and on about how much I love the fall, yet here we are in mid-October and I have yet to fill my quota of autumnal gushing. Clearly this must be rectified at once. One look out the window (or several errands out in the car) this [...]continue reading "Reasons to be Cheerful: Fall Edition"
Can it really be over a year since my last RTBC post? That just wrong – I’ve always got reasons to be cheerful! How about I share a few today? The return of my Friday Flickr Favorites. Aren’t these some beautiful photos? (You can probably tell I was looking for home-sewn shirt inspiration recently.) This [...]continue reading "Reasons to be Cheerful"
After spending Sunday nursing my congested head, I decided Monday would be all about the simple things that make me happy: Breakfast in bed, with a good book. Using the summer napkins for the first time this year. A gentle breeze blowing in the window during a warm shower. Plenty of back yard privacy. Perfect [...]continue reading "Simple joys"
My Underwood typewriter circa 1905. It no longer works, but it is the most often photographed (and heaviest!) piece of home decor we own. Mechanical pencils. Afternoons that are warm enough to spend on the front steps, eating pretzels and drinking root beer with the boys, after the school bus comes. Buttons: making them, hosting [...]continue reading "Reasons to be Cheerful"
I think I’m overdue for some RTBC around here, so I’m just going to go for it. 1. Feeling the fog slowly lifting after spending the better part of a week battling a cold (is it me, or do those nasty things linger longer the older you get?). I’m still congested a bit, and more [...]continue reading "Reasons to be Cheerful"
1. Thrift shop find: a white vintage sheet that has a border of flowers along the bottom hem. That said “make a shirt out of me!” So, I did, and now I have a lovely new Simplicty 3835 to wear, and a large portion of a plain white sheet with which I can experiment on [...]continue reading "Reasons to be cheerful"
1. Making RTBC a regular feature, because, hey! cheer is contagious 2. Bitter Betty’s Strawberry Lime Jam, which I feel I really must try. 3. Finding enough leftover pieces of a favorite fabric to cobble together a skirt at 11:00 Saturday night, to wear the following day. And, having time on that particular following day, [...]continue reading "Reasons to be cheerful"
1. New pillowcases, because it’s finally hit me that pillows and sheets need not be a matched set. I predict more of these handmade lovelies in my future. 2. Daydreams about new paint colors and cheery makeovers. 3. Strawberry jam, made with local berries I picked myself. 4. Bowls of after-supper ice cream. 5. Putting [...]continue reading "Reasons to be cheerful"