Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Summer Front Porch

It's officially summer at my house! Yesterday was the last day of school for my kiddos. Now I have a 6th grader that will start Middle School in the fall and a Junior in High School who is about to get her driver's license! 

I'm sure you've noticed that I haven't been posting
as much lately. The end of the school year is always busy around here. I've been dealing with some personal/health issues too. I don't know if I will share all of that here on the ole-blog or not. I like to keep things fun and not delve too much into my personal life. If I decide to share then you will be the first to know!!  : )

Okay, enough of the chit chat and onto some fun
decorating! I finally finished sprucing up the front 
porch for summer.



I didn't make a whole lot of changes from last year.
I still love the wood box I found for $5 at a garage sale! Do you see the rock next to the plant? I wrote "No soliciting" on it with a sharpie! Most sales people ignore it and ring the doorbell anyway but it looks cute!


Here is the wreath I made for the front door. It was
super easy and cheap!

I purchased a wood "S" from Hobby Lobby for $3.49 and some sunflowers for $5.99 (after 40% coupon).
I clipped off the flowers and hot glued them on
the "S". Then I added some decorative ribbon to
hang it from the door. 

New and unique wreath for $9.48!


We're still working on the backyard and patio. The
mulch is finally finished and I've planted lots of flowers. We moved the furniture around on the patio and I really like it! 

I think the next project for the patio might be this . . .

http://myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com/

I LOVE that pallet table! 
Anyone know where I can get a free pallet? 





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14 comments:

  1. Hi Lori,

    Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. I know what you mean with the end of the school year, C A R A Z Y! My kids finished last week. My son graduated middle school and my girly will be entering 3rd grade. Boy was I an emotional wreck. They are both leaving the school they have been at for 4 years. I must have cried at least half a day on Friday.

    Love your summer look. Love those "Up North" porches and look of the homes. The lettered- wreath; super cute!

    Have a great summer and hope you feel better soon.

    Blessings,

    Marie

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  2. such a pity you are across the ocean, i jsut finished making a pallet coffee table for my son and dil for their new home and they dont want it!! i also have another four pallets just itching to be made into something fun, i love what you do on your blog and follow everything!
    smiles
    Paola

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  3. your front porch is so beautiful. Love the sunflowers.

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic
    www.blissfulanddomestic.com

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  4. Oh I know the feeling with the kids too. Mine have been out for about two weeks now so finding time to do anything is a chore. Now they want to go to bed at 10pm, I'm praying for patience :)
    I hope you are feeling better and that it's nothing too serious. If you decide to share you know we all support you :)
    Your porch looks so nice and so inviting. I want to come up and sit on front porch and chat!

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  5. I love your summer porch. It is beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  6. Thanks for sharing your porch! Loving the curb appeal - especially while we work on our own! :) That S wreath is FAB! Sorry you're not feeling well.
    xo,
    Shannon

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  7. Now pallets are one thing I can get just about any day of the week around here. I have yet to go and get one because they do not fit in my car (one of the few things) and I always figure I see them all the time that they will be there when I want them. My luck the pallet troves will run dry right when I go looking. Your front porch is so inviting. I hope you find a pallet soon. Find a warehouse area or anywhere industrial or even the back of the grocery store or plant shops, etc. Found your post at At The Picket Fence.
    Liz

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  8. Super cute porch. Love what you've done. Ha! and I really like your subtle message on the rock. Good thinking.

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  9. Jeanie A. @ msdaisy86.comJune 9, 2012 at 12:47 AM

    Your porch looks very inviting. Love the letter wreath, how creative you are! I do have a question did you write the WELCOME on the door, or is it a transfer? I would love to have one on my door.I followed you from At the Picket fence.I will follow you from now on, I love your post. Hugs! Jeanie

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  10. Hi Lori! I'm featuring your Summer Front Porch tonight at Project Queen's Highlight Party. I LOVE IT! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  11. So welcoming, I'd love to come sit and visit a spell!

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  12. You have given me an inspiration to get my front porch, at our old house, spruced up and...the "S" monogram is what we need.

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  13. Wish I was sitting there a 'rockin away right now!! So lovely. Thanks so much for linking up at Mop It Up Mondays. I'm featuring you tomorrow!
    {HUGS},
    kristi

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  14. Really love this space, I will be featuring it tomorrow. Hope you feel better.
    XO
    Kristin

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