Getting the porch ready for summer

Getting the porch ready for summer

It’s time for a change on the front porch.

As you know, I like to change it up with every season or special holiday.

Last summer, I had it looking like this………..

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If you’d like to see more, you can see the whole thing HERE!


This year I’ve decided to go a different route………

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Working on Spring

Working on Spring

One of the things that sold us on our home were all the live oak trees in the backyard……..twelve (hence, “Twelve Oaks Manor“)!

They are a thing of beauty and create a beautiful canopy from the summer sun, especially in July and August when our Texas temperatures are usually 100 degrees or better.


Yes, they are beautiful………..

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Rain Boots on the Porch

Rain Boots on the Porch

Last summer I took a pair of my husbands rubber boots and spray painted them…… can see that HERE!

This year I found a pair of rainboots at the local thriftshop for $5.00 (no painting required)!!

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I love the “sunniness” and color they bring to the porch!

Filling them with some flower sprigs I found on sale at Hobby Lobby made them complete!!!


Such a simple change and update!!!

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I’m anxious to keep them out during summer and change them around with tall sunflowers, bluebonnets or Indian paint brush (all things TEXAS!) Any type of flower will do!!!


Keep your eyes open for sales on sweet rain boots like these!!!  They are everywhere!!!


Happy Spring!!!


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