Outdoor View

Spring was here and now it's kinda gone, but it's suppose to be back again later this week.  Yeah, this has been our spring here in the Midwest.  On that note, take a look at this!

Our front porch.....

When I think about a front porch I think about how neighbors use to gather there to talk and visit in the warm months.  Do you remember the countless hours that were spent just swinging on the front porch?  I sure do with my grandparents.  
Before there was central air many used the porch to escape the heat of the house.  The cool breeze from the front porch is a memory I will always carry with me. 

I can honestly say we have tried to carry on those same traditions with our family, friends, and neighbors.  We spend hours out on our porch talking, hanging out, and watching the kiddo's play.  We are so blessed to live in a close nit sub-division which is not as common these days.  Our neighbors really are top notch and have become great friends.     

 Some random pics of my container plants just getting started...

I'll be sharing more outdoor projects with you soon.  What projects do you have going on outside?     

Home Mayd Kate


  1. Andrea it's gorgeous... I really love your front porch and I'm dying that I don't have one! I love your blue and green chair cushions, lanterns, plants... everything! The tall branches in the back corner are fabulous- what type are they?

  2. Well if it would ever stop raining here I have to finish my planting : )

    It looks very warm and inviting out there. Nice job.

  3. I think I have the same lanterns . . . mine are from Homegoods. Your porch is very welcoming.

    I am popping over from the party.

    Glenda (#206)

    Gg - Notes on the Journey

  4. Oh I hear you on the spring here an gone again... we had snow on Monday and I am in California so that is not usual in our area at all! Your front porch is lovely- I love the lanterns and your plants. :)

  5. What a blessing to be able to sit out on your front porch and enjoy not only how lovely it is but also to have that real feeling of community! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week~

  6. We are in planting limbo with this weather. Come on Spring, you can do it! But you are off to a great start!
    Would love for you to join the Mission Decorate Facebook Party this Friday and show off some of your magic. Just "like" Mission Decorate on FB and link up to share. Hope to see you then!


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