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Spring is Coming. I’m Almost Positive. {Free Printable}


posted: 03/14/13

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It occurred to me today that the number one reason I am ready for Spring is because my kids are ten times more obnoxious when they are being forced to bundle up and put on boots. For the 80th time in one day.

I love ’em, but man.

The other day I took Quinn grocery shopping. She was completely bundled. Heavy coat. Hat. Mittens.

And bare feet.


After the 14th time of putting her socks and boots back on, I just couldn’t do it again.

Dear Trader Joe’s customer who gave me dirty looks because my one year old was in bare feet on a day when there was snow on the ground:  Would you like to babysit? Besides the dirty looks you are giving me, you seem like a nice old woman. Just an hour. One hour. I’ll go to the bathroom by myself. Maybe respond to some emails. And you can put socks and boots back on seven hundred and ninty-three times. We good?


Spring! Please come quickly!!

I’m going to close my eyes tonight and dream about sandals, short sleeves, and margaritas on my deck while the children run around the back yard.

In the meantime, how about a free printable?

Or free iPad wallpaper?

Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    LOL, busybody old ladies. I often wonder what they think when they see me in the store with Jordan and she’s wearing three colors, four patterns, lace, sparkles, sunglasses, and boots with holes (‘cuz I ain’t buying you more when you rip them in five minutes).

    Love the printable!

  2. Cathy Trochelman says

    Hahaha been there….so many times! And I always get called out by the crabby ladies at the store. I hope to never be one of those crabby ladies. Let me know if I start heading that direction :)

  3. Andrea Reed says

    Thanks for the printable and love your blog name! Generally, I end up drinking more wine than I do crafting :) Stopping by from Skip to My Lou!


    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Andrea!! Oh, I for sure drink more wine than I do crafting!! Lol! Thanks for stopping by!

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