A Stroll Among the Flowers in the Yard

What happened to Spring? It seems as though it rolled in for a couple of weeks

and then told Summer to come on in! It has been unusually hot these past several days,

however, with the rains coming, we will get some relief with cooler temperatures.

In doing my daily watering on the porches,

I decided to take a stroll among the flowers in the yard and porches.

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Spring Porch 2018

I love fluffing my porches for each season.

The fluffing came a little late as I wanted to wait

for the pollen to completely end. It seemed as if it was going on forever!

Yellow yuck everywhere!

I intentionally decided that I omit the door wreaths this year for that

more simply stated look for my Spring Porch 2018.

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What Have I Been Up To?

I had full intentions of showing you my refreshed Sunroom for a little jump start to Summer.

It can truly double for Spring too.

Yes, Summer, as I think we may just go from Winter to Summer with the crazy weather

we have been experiencing.  However, the rain and gloomy days

have kept me from photographing the room.

So today, I thought I would give you a little bit of What Have I Been Up To?

I can honestly say that my life is always a bit on the hectic side.

There is always something going on, whether it be things going on around the house,

travels, and activities, and not to mention the occasional shopping excursions.

Let’s start with curing my Spring Fever by beginning to fluff the porches and yard.

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The Christmas Porch

All I have to say is better late than never!

It seems like I had been working on many Christmas trees this year,

that I did not have much time to decorate the porch.

Early in December, I placed the wreaths on the door.

I finally put the finishing touches on the porch, making sure not to overdo it!

So for my last post of this Christmas season, I present, The Christmas Porch.

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Beyond the Doors

They say it is always good to have a second pair of eyes.

Eyes that see differently ….. from a different perspective.

This is exactly what happened the day of the photo shoot

by ShowSpaces Photography.

I noticed the photographer kept opening doors. Hmmm, I thought, for more light?

The photographer stated that you need to see what is beyond the doors.

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The Backyard and Porches

An area of the house that I rarely show

is the rear view of the house and the backyard and porches.

Recently we put our home on the market.

The realtor’s photographer came over last week and took about 100 photos.

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Fall Porch Gone “Plum Crazy”

I have really been attracted to the beautiful Berry colors this Fall.

The shades of purple and plum have been seen throughout the house for Fall this year.

It was fitting that I go “plum crazy” on the porch too.

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Fall Porch Inspiration and a New Favorite

While I sit on my front porch thinking about how blessed I am

to be able to enjoy the mild weather,

I am thinking ahead on how I would like to decorate my porch for Fall this year.

I definitely need to keep it simple, yet festive and inviting this year.

So today, I thought I would just present some Fall Porch inspiration

and a new favorite of mine.

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Summer Porch of Cool Blues and White

Hope you all had a most wonderful 4th of July,

celebrating our Nation’s Independence Day.

We had a great day of celebration with friends.

Today I present to you my upper Summer Porch of Cool Blues and White.

Yes, the porch got a little bit of de-cluttering and staging too,

keeping the space pretty and simply stated.

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My Spring Front Porch in Pinks, Purples and Cobalt Blues

The painters have completed their painting and refurbishing projects.

I was anxiously waiting for them to complete the job, as one of the projects they had to do

was to re-coat the wood garage doors and front doors.

When the front doors were done, I began freshening up the front porch for Spring.

I knew I wanted my Spring Front Porch in pinks, purples and cobalt blues.

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