That's what he said

I took a day off work yesterday. Just because. Do you ever do that? I can't remember the last time I took a day off that wasn't a holiday; I even went to work during my herniated disc debacle. I don't get sick (knock on wood); we haven't taken a vacation in an eternity. It's nice to just take a personal day, not go anywhere, and just regroup. I highly recommend it.

In my efforts to usher in spring, I finally put those suffering poinsettas out of their misery.
So I potted this fern............
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in this lovely urn...................
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which in turn (hi Dr. Seuss,
I'm FC).............prompted this when the Husband came home:

Me: Look what I potted.
Mr. FC: It looks like you potted Side Show Bob's hair.

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{ Ewww, obviously I need to give our stoop a good scrub-down. Sorry for the unsightly stains.}

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I think Side Show Bob would approve.
fiberglass urn: HomeGoods $30 (purchased w/ a gift card so free for me)
real Boston fern: Lowe's $10

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26 comments:

  1. Lovely! It's not quite warm enough here to put potted plants out...possible snow in IL today. OY!

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  2. I love the fern! And against the new paint color, yum!

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  3. So not only do I think we are sisters but our husbands MUST be related. That is exactly what Mr. B would say!!! When I finished my battan board treatment he said, "Oh..our walls not have ridges." Oh well...I love it (now I just need to finesse it)..and I love that fern. :)

    Cheers~
    e

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  4. Ferns are so classic. I wish I could use them on my porch, but everything gets baked there.

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  5. I laughed and shook my head at your husbands comment....seriously, our husbands may be twins seperated at birth. I bet if I show my husband your fern the same words will pop out of his mouth :)

    The fern looks fab. I have a ton of boxwood in the garden right now, but I'm loving the feel of ferns and may just need to snag your idea of one by the front door! Enjoy your personal day...everyone needs a "mental health day" once in awhile.

    Karla
    blog.kerrisdaledesign.com

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  6. You know, I never would have thought of Sideshow Bob's Hair, but now that you mention it... hahah

    I really love the urn. I might have to check one out- and add another pot to my collection of 12,384,294,729 on my porch.

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  7. Looks lovely, though I would probably kill it in a hurry. Not really good at remembering to water thing like that. =)

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  8. I love the color of your front porch. Did you use a concrete stain or paint to get it to that color? I just bought my first home, and the front porch is covered in gray paint that's chipped and peeling. Not cute.

    Thanks! Love your blog!

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  9. this looks great, I'll have to consider ferns at my entryway. thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. Now that's a man who thinks outside the fern, er, I mean box. I respect. And now I can only think of Side Show Bob when I pass the ferns in the garden department, thanks Mr. FC.

    :-)

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  11. Looks great! Now... if you can only keep it alive... I've killed two of those Boston ferns. ;) Maybe you'll have better luck!

    I'm so envious of your exterior paint job. Gorg. :)

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  12. Love it and your gorgeous front door. I took a day off yesterday too but was nowhere near as productive as you. Moved furniture...that was it! You're surely going to have to name that fern Bob now aren't you?

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  13. Oh, I love Side Show Bob's fern! It's such a small "thing" but makes such a world of difference. You've got major style, girl.

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  14. Makes me realize I need to get crackin' on our porch!

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  15. Yeah for personal days! And I love the fern...it looks great on your porch!

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  16. It looks great, FC. Dave would have said the exact same thing, another reason why I think we'd be great friends in real life. : )

    Oh, and I'm wanting a plant for my DIY hamper turned planters and ferns just might be my go-to choice.

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  17. I am sooo in the mood to buy some Spring flowers :)

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  18. I always think of Side Show Bob when I see those! The animator had to have used them for inspiration. I see no other way around it. The fern brings a bit of quirkiness to your door stoop and I like that!

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  19. Hello! I left something for you at my blog today! xx

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  20. What a fabulous urn for a fabulous chick. Even better that it was free! I always feel guilty when I use personal days for no reason... I almost can't enjoy myself - I seriously need to get over that!

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  21. I love ferns. I had two hanging last year in full sun. And, they totally survived. All my nosy neighbors kept saying, you cannot hang them there, you cannot hang them there. Boo-yah! Lord of the plants! ;)

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  22. I love the fern! Your front stoop looks really nice. So elegant and that fern adds a great pop of color. :)

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  23. Its beautiful and its perfect. I love it.

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  24. Chic entrance! Lately I can't get enough of ferns. They look great everywhere.

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xoxo
~Freckles Chick~