Friday, May 22, 2015

Moving On.........Again {and a summer porch}


Well, after yesterday's deep post on repentance, I'm doing a 180* and moving on to summer porch decor. Did I forget to mention that I'm a little scattered like that sometimes? No, really, one has a whole lot to do with the other. This is me, picking myself up {again} and brushing myself off {again}, and moving forward {again}. Focusing on God and joy in my every day. So see, not as scattered as you thought, huh?



It occurred to me a couple of days ago as I was sitting on the front porch, that summer is upon us, shoot, this is the first big weekend of summer for goodness sakes, and I'm totally not ready, like at all. Our porches are filled with "the talcum powder of spring" {aka pollen, yuck!}. And I mean covered,  like inches y'all. It was time to leap into action and get these porches in tip-top shape. 



First on the agenda, they needed a bath. Out came miles and miles of hoses and my trusty side kick, Matthew, and we made quick work of it all. A little spray paint here and there to freshen up some worn spots, a quick trip to our local garden center to pick up a few cuties, and voila, a summer porch, beckoning weary, hot souls. 






I'd been remembering an old, sad little picnic basket I had stored down in the basement and thought I'd turn it into a planting box, love it! I took an old, worn enamelware pot, and converted it into a little home for succulents and herbs, throw in a little chair for some height and I was very happy with the end result. 




Well, that's it, it's not a Southern Living spread or anything, but it's all comfy and cozy for all those upcoming warm, summer nights. I think I'll head out right now and enjoy that clean, fresh porch!


Y'all have an awesome Memorial Day Weekend!

I'm jumping in here this morning to thank you ALL for your sweet comments and messages about my post yesterday. No worries, I am GOOD.  Sometimes in this great big world we can lose our anchor, but when we recognize it, and leap into action, oh, what a glorious day! I'm grateful that I know a life FILLED with God and I will accept no less! Sending you all the biggest hug and a hope that if you are feeling lost, or wondering who you are, or where 'you' went, God is there waiting, walk back to Him!

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11 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful! That turtle is the best! Glad things are brighter for you today:)

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  2. The succulents in the enamel pot is GENIUS!!! I'm in the process of updating my back patio, and royal blue will be a main color...I can do this!

    I just love the vibe...so relaxing!

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    1. And, I've been having a secret love affair with sweet potato vines...*grin*

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    2. Lord have mercy, be careful where you plant those sweet potato vines! I adore them too and decided last year to plant some in my flower gardens, they were such a tiny little thing when I planted them, but then they took off and ate half my gardens, oh my! I still love them to death but I'll only plant them in containers from now on or in humongous empty spots in the garden! They are beautiful though, their color, that leaf shape, I think I'm in love too ;)

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  3. A glass of tea and a good magazine and I'm there. Better yet. Put down the reading materials and we'll have a nice chat.

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  4. I didn't think you were scattered at all- I knew you were just re-grouping and 'starting anew'. The porch looks wonderful. I haven't touched my own yet this Spring....too much going on here. Enjoy your Holiday xo Diana

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  5. It looks beautiful! I love the picnic basket planter the best with that awesome pink plant... what is that? A hosta? I want one!!

    Tania

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    1. Tania, it is a pink Caladium. They enjoy the shade and are just lovely in any container. Thanks so much for visiting and have a joy-filled Memorial Day my friend!

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    2. I'll have to look for that here. I just bought some plants at Home Depot but didn't see any that looked like that. I did find a kind of ornamental grass that's pink so I bought some of that for an area I'm working on in my backyard today :o)

      Tania

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  6. You're ahead of me...lol. I haven't even started summer decorating outside yet :-( I love the yellow chair with the plants in a pot. Super cute!

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  7. Oh my goodness! This is so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing such wonderful ideas. I will have to borrow some of these ideas...our front porch just isn't beautiful and cozy (and I'd love for it to be that way). Great inspiration!

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