I am so blessed in so many ways. I am just surrounded with the nicest people.
I saw these adorable Mason jar measuring cup sets on Facebook. Everyone who saw them knew I would so want them. :) They were sold out online so when my childhood friend found them at World Market near her home as a random act of kindness she set me one--and to make it even more sweet and thoughtful of her she sent me one for Janae too!
Isn't that just the cutest set of measuring cups--and so practical too!
It just makes me happy every time I see it not so much just because I think it is cute but because my dear friend gifted them to Janae and I . So sweet of her!
Another kindness shown to me this week was from a neighbor. Every year I spend a lot of time sprucing up my front deck and repainting my wicker settee which gets very weathered over the long Oregon winters. Well my settee had had it this year and I put it out in front with a free sign. The next day the neighbor came over and said she had a settee stored in a guest bedroom for the last 20 years that she would love to give me.
I love it! So nice of her. Can't wait to make some pillows and make it all cute. You can see what I have been working on---trying to get all the paint off the front deck and get it back to wood. Oregon is just not cut out for exposed painted wood. I am planning to rent a sander to get the rest off. What a job! I have been fighting this paint for the last few summers we have lived here. So much outside work to do the next month or so! I am hoping to get it done so I can just enjoy the outcome during the summer :)
What a beautiful day it was to get some of that work done today!
It was in the low 70's today--I thought it was perfect. My kids complained it was too hot and even my Mom's dog didn't want to walk. Us Oregonians are such heat wimps.
The spring flowers are blooming but the beds need weeding. So I worked on that most of the day.
When I was outside in the back I was put in charge of babysitting the Guinea pigs who came out to enjoy the beautiful day and eat some grass.
Our dog Daisy has never had puppies but she tries to Mother everything. She totally Mothers Gage and when the cats were babies she totally Mothered them. Now I think she thinks she had a litter of Guinea pigs! Chantel brings them out in this basket and she was just so worried they were going to get out.
Chantel always puts a bow in Mama Paisley's hair--she looks so cute :)
I have been working on our "outdoor room"--otherwise called the covered patio. Since we have a small house I like to use this outside area as a place to hang out. I have lots of ideas this year and I think it is going to look the best yet!
Janae gave me this wicker settee for the back patio--yet another act of kindness! The piano bench coffee table I have had for years and I love.
The table had really weathered so I primed it and painted in pink...which looks so pretty peeking through the lace tablecloth.
I have had this Cath Kidston fabric for years and I knew someday I would find the perfect use for it. I am going to make a ruffled bench pad with it.
Won't that be perfect?!
The Wisteria covers the top of the covered patio--it always looks pretty but this year it looks like it is going to bloom more than it ever has. It has never had this many buds before!
I can't wait for it to bloom!
This is such a great time of year---everything is new again--including the weeds. I made a huge dent in the front yard and parkway today. In Oregon we grow beautiful green grass and lots of healthy weeds too!
Have a wonderful day -- Thanks for visiting!