Friday, April 22

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real ~ Thanks to Like Mother, Like Daughter


From my friends' house. When I watered their
flowers, these bloomed for me.

Have you seen Like Mother, Like Daughter?  Tis a grand blog.  Auntie Leila was a big help to me when I had to take over the care of a household.  Her down-to-earth but kind advice and wisdom are usually directed toward women who have small children and babies to take care of and not enough time for a shower, but it helped me, too, a twenty-something college student taking over her ill mother's around-the-house jobs.  Auntie Leila is truly a blessing.

And she's recently started this, Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real series, another encouragement to me.  Things at home haven't gotten any easier, and honestly I fall behind on a lot of things.  As such, it's harder to see the pretty that's around the house, and I appreciate the photos and the idea behind them.  We all have those pretty, happy, funny, and most certainly real moments.  Sharing is part of the fun, and it's encouraging.  My situation may be a little different than the target audience for Auntie Leila's blog, but I know I'm not alone.

A winter meal that made everyone's tastebuds and tummies happy, and I was learning that, yes, I can cook.

I may or may not be able to participate and contribute anything (worthwhile) to the {phfr} posts, but now, at least I'll be looking to recognize those moments in my life.  I'll get to enjoy others' moments caught on camera, and I'll look for my own, even if I can't catch them in a non-blurry photo.  What's more, I'm looking for the little things that are pretty; it's a nice distraction in which rest can be found instead of being overwhelmed by the mess and to-do list that don't go away.

On the morning I saw this, I understood perhaps where the inspiration for Cars came from.

For now, I'll share some pictures from the past.  They fit the bill at the time, why not share them now?

This was simply very real.


  1. I have come to realize that many different sorts of people read Like Mother, Like Daughter! I hear from students and single ladies all the time. You have captured the idea of the {pretty, happy, funny, real} posts exactly! Glad to have been of help!
    Well done.

  2. I love your contributions! I think when we can find the pretty, happy, funny, real stuff in our days it's always worthwhile to share :)

  3. Thank you so much, ladies! I'm glad you approve. :o)