Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July

Just a couple of patriotic photos to share with you.




Sunday, June 8, 2014

Front Porch Summer 2014

I was in the mood for color this year on my front porch.  I planted bright colored flowers and found some red polka dotted pillows from Target.  A small hail storm wrecked a little havoc on my red geranium blooms, but they still look pretty good. 



I brought my ladder back out because the corner looks boring without it.  One day I will figure out how to decorate it better. 


I shared this area recently.  My fern is growing bigger.  We have had lots of rain for our area which is wonderful because we have been in a drought for over a decade.  My plants are happy and so am I.

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My pots can cost a small fortune to fill with flowers.  It gets so hot and dry that they start looking sad by mid summer.  So this year I planted mostly succulents.  I love them and they are much easier to care for and cheaper than flowers. 

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My favorite one is the one that has pink edges. 


I found a little shop where a guy builds bird houses.  I had him build this one for me.  He uses the ends of pickets from fences that have rotted roof tops.  It’s my favorite thing about this. 

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I really enjoy coming out to my front porch this year.  I hope we keep getting rain so that my plants stay happy. 



Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day

Thank you to all those that served and sacrificed.



Friday, May 23, 2014

My 1986 Yamahopper

I love quirky things so when I saw my friend’s moped and he said he might sell it, I knew it had to be mine.  I bought it for our future farm.  We dream of living in the country on lots of acres in the next few years.  I thought my moped might be fun to use to drive down country roads or get the mail.  For now, we take our dog (Izzy) for rides in our neighborhood. 


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I got Izzy some goggles for her rides.  She sure looks cute in them, but she really doesn’t like them.



Sunday, May 11, 2014

Front Door Décor Spring/Summer 2014

I revamped my metal bucket that hangs by my front door after the baby birds left the nest and their poop all over the old faux flowers.  I added a punch of red to go with the red geraniums I planted in my front flower bed.






Happy Mother’s Day.  I hope you all have a wonderful day.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Inspiration with a Photo

I do some photography on the side.  This week I took some track photos for my friend of her son.  He is an amazing hurdler and is going to compete in state this weekend.  I found this perfect quote to go with a photo I took of him and wanted to share it.

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Spring time on the Porch

I love spring other than the wind in the Texas Panhandle.  I have done a bit of front porch decorating.  I am actually in the mood this year to do some planting so I will have more to show you as the threat of a freeze decreases. 

I found the cutest birdhouse yesterday.  It reminded me so much of my mom.  I put it on my porch along with her tall birdhouse I have has since she passed away 14 years ago. 


I love how off center the hole is and the colors of the wood.  The man I bought this from is working on something for me I will hopefully be sharing soon.  The idea looks good in my head and hopefully it will in real life as well. 

I also found the cute rosemary topiary bush yesterday.  I am gravitating more towards plants than flowers these days. 


I like the simplicity of them.  I did add my usual faux flowers to the metal container by the door. 

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A pair of  house finches left me a cute surprise inside of it.


I hope you have a wonderful Easter and Spring.



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