Fourth of July Porch!

Fourth of July Porch!

You’re a grand old flag………..


……….you’re a high-flying flag……….


………..and forever in peace may you wave!


Well, the Porch is dressed and ready for the Fourth of July!!!


All I needed to do was add FLAGS!!!


A trio in the fern is just enough!


Remember my unusual door “wreaths“…..


….adding a couple of flags to each and they’re ready for the 4th!!


None of the decor has changed from the summer porch….except for adding flags!


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Along with a flag pillow!


And, the swing is complete with another flag pillow!!

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Even my child’s galoshes received some patriotism!!


I placed some patriotic fabric in my patriotic basket….


….added some faux green apples, so the deer aren’t tempted to nibble!


My version of “as American as Apple Pie“!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Fourth of July!!!!!

Until next time…..


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Summer Porch!

Summer Porch!

I kept putting off this post until I had everything done on the porch.

Then I realized days were slipping by and everything may never get done!!!


So, we’re going with it “as is”!!!!  I’m sure I will continue “tweaking”, as Summertime rolls on!!!

That’s what we do, right??!!

Rooms are never done…..even outside rooms!!!

Remember how it all began……


……this was my inspiration fabric and pillows.  From there it just “evolved”.


My Pottery Barn slip covers went nicely on the rockers and are so comfy!!!


I purchased a new lamp and “changed it up a bit”!


You can read more about its makeover HERE.


My original pillows along with some simple slip covered pillows found their way onto the swing.  The same fabric for the pillows was added to my basket!


I added a simple patriotic basket with some lace and apples.  More will be added to the basket by the Fourth of July!!!


My sandwich board got a fresh coat of Annie Sloan paint and I added some simple chalk stars.


 My children’s red galoshes add that final touch.  I love using rubber boots in decorating outside.  You can see more ways I’ve used them HERE!!

The front door have a couple new “unique wreaths”!

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Some other little touches complete the look………..for now!




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In a couple of days, I’ll add lots of flags and celebrate this great land of ours!!!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!!!!

Until next time……..


My favorite seat in the house!

My favorite seat in the house!

I know y’all have heard of One Kings Lane………

…….if you haven’t, you are truly missing something…..



I’ve been a customer of theirs for a couple of years now but never realized that there is so much more to them than shopping!!!

Did you know that they have a Home Decor Resource Guide, which can help you find your style, or help you with pulling a room together to create the look you want!!!

One of my favorite things to do is find pieces I have in my home and try to figure out why I love them so much.

Case in point…….

This is my favorite chair in my home to sit in.


Surprised?  Did you think I would show you some overstuffed, fluffy, curvy specimen? I wish I had one of those!!!

But, I sit in this chair everyday…..sometimes, all day long.

You see, I sit here to pay bills, work on other business matters, and most of all, work on this blog!


Transforming my kitchen eating area to my office and moving my card room chairs down stairs was the best decision!!!  That’s right, I have six of these chairs and they’re all comfy but they also look elegant when I have company over!


One day, as I was browsing thru One Kings Lane, I clicked on their “What Type of Chair”? link, thru their resource center, to find out what kind of chair style suits me.

It was so cool!!!!  As I followed the graph according to my preferences, there was my chair…….a parsons slipper chair!


Notice the nail head trim?  Drool!!!!!

Then, as I continued to look, I saw what was Trending Now!!


Iris Tufted Chair

I’m swooning, now!!!

Or this one,


Avery Club Chair

Oh, be still my heart!!!

Don’t get me wrong, I love my favorite chair, but, a girl can dream right???!!!!!

Be sure to check out One Kings Lane and their Home Decor Resource Guide.  It’s fun to find your style and dream a little.  Who knows, their prices are so good, your dreams might just come true!!!

Until next time…………….


I was not compensated by One Kings Lane for this post.  I love their site and wanted to share it with all of you so you can have fun too!!!

New lamp for the Porch

New lamp for the Porch

In my quest to perfect my Summer Porch, I decided I needed a new lamp!


Although I love my bird lamp, (and he will be back), he did not go with my color scheme!


So, off to Goodwill I went in hopes of finding a lamp for cheap that I could paint!

I scored BIG TIME!!!Continue reading

More Rubber Boots!!!

More Rubber Boots!!!

I don’t know why but I have acquired this “fetish” for rubber boots!!

Maybe it’s from growing up in Oregon where it rains  A LOT and now, living in Texas where it rains VERY LITTLE, it reminds me of my childhood!

Do you remember last year when I took a pair of my husbands old rubber work boots, painted them and turned them into planters…….


…….and this year when I found these lovely beauties at the thrift store and added some faux flowers for the front porch.

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They’ve moved to the side porch as they didn’t really go with my theme but I really longed for more boots so, I found the cutest little pair of children’s galoshes on Ebay for $3!


Aren’t they adorable????!!!!

All I did was add some faux flowers, set them by my message chalkboard and they are perfect!!!!!Continue reading

Summer “wreaths”!

Summer “wreaths”!

I can’t believe it’s already June!

Only 6 months until Christmas!!

I know, I know!!!


Been working on the summer front porch and wanted to show you some progress!


Although I love wreaths, I wanted something “different” for the front doors.Continue reading