Create a Pretty Fall Porch

When it comes to saying goodbye to summer, I'm like the girlfriend who doesn't want to let her boyfriend go and desperately clings to any bit of fading hope I can grab. I love summer and am always a little depressed when it comes to an end. It's a good thing fall bursts forth in riotous color and beauty. It helps heal the wounds that summer's departure leaves behind. The beauty of autumn decor also helps lift the spirits ... like a pretty fall … [Read more...]

Front Porch Dining with World Market

A few unseasonably warm spring days have graced our region and on one such day I took advantage of the balmy weather and created a front porch dining space using colorful and fun items from World Market.I love the color coordinating jewel tones I found throughout the store. And I'm super excited to say that World Market asked me to share my front porch dining scene on their blog!  For more photos and to find what products I used … [Read more...]

My Springtime Porch and $300 Giveaway

Spring is in the air and I'm lovin' it!  When it's nice outside, I love to be outdoors enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. My springtime porch is where I like to relax and unwind when the weather warms up. Today I'm joining some of my blogging buddies for the Outdoor Living blog hop where you'll find lots of inspiration for enjoying the warmer months ahead. And we're giving away $300 PayPal Cash to one lucky winner so be sure to enter at the end … [Read more...]

Summer on the Front Porch

Summer is front porch sittin' time ... that is, if you're not at the beach, peddling a bike down a shaded trail, or enjoying a picnic with family and friends. When I have a few moments to myself, I love to sit out on our front porch. It's peaceful and shaded and perfectly situated to capture summer's breezes. For today's Humpdays with Houzz, I'm sharing a collection of refreshing summer porches.   Beach Style Porch by Chicago Interior … [Read more...]

Summer Farmhouse Porch Decorating Ideas

Here I was thinking I wouldn't freshen the front porch for summer until we painted the house, but who was I kidding? I'm always anxious to add some color with flowers, whether it's hanging baskets, containers or flower boxes. So I went ahead and started planting and primping. We'll just have to be careful when we start painting. The porch isn't done yet but give me 2 to 3 more weeks and she'll be looking even better. For now, I'll share a few … [Read more...]

Cottage Curb Appeal

Summer is a great time to think about sprucing up your front door. I love cruising around local neighborhoods for inspiration. What's not to love about this little porch with its pink flowers and bright green mailbox? Little blue birds highlight the yellow, iron archway framing the entrance.I love a blue door with an iron knocker and chippy trim.This cute little duplex entryway sports adorable yellow mailboxes with a matching yellow … [Read more...]

Flirtatious Front Doors

Do you have a flirtatious front door? Does it entice passers-by to "come hither" for a visit? Or, is it more like mine and gives a cold shoulder? This will be changing soon when we paint our home's exterior this summer, but for now, have a look at some flirtatious front doors in the 'hood.Love the contrast of the red lantern by the green door.A beautiful transom crowning an old red door.Pretty pansies, pussywillows, and … [Read more...]

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