Red Truck

Well it was a cold one last night. It got down to 37°. Now I know everyone is laughing and saying that’s not cold. I know, but it’s the beginning. Now this is what I love. Dropping at night then getting into the 60’s during the day. I am a grandmother again! Number 9 and it never gets old. It still feels heart filling. He is the first child of my youngest son. He was …

Finished Porch Project

A couple of weeks ago, I showed you a project that we were working on to redo our porch ceiling. We finished it, and I’m really very satisfied with the results. Here are some step-by-step pictures which show the progress. I added some curtains and plants; a twist and shout hydrangea which blooms from spring till fall. I love the color and the delicate petals. I don’t know about you but after a long winter, …

Porch Ceiling Project

I’m starting a project of a new ceiling for my covered porch. The wood is a tongue and groove knotty pine. I’m using an espresso colored stain because I’m trying to get it to match my outdoor furniture. Well as close as possible. It is a little darker than I thought it would be since I’ve used this color on other things before. I’m not sure I can add a second coat because then it …

Hello Fall! (Fall 2017 Front Porch Decor)

Well Hello Fall!  I’ts been a long year, and I’ve missed you. The metal bookshelf is all decked out to welcome fall into the house. The owls, scattering of pumpkins, leaf garland, and lantern convey the autumnal feel. And the lights running across the back add to the ambiance. Aww look at the lil baby owl just sitting there watching everything going on. I spend a lot of time on the front porch so I …