a day in the life | a tour of my remodeled porch

  1. Arna says:

    Very nice! So homey and comfortable looking. We are starting an addition on our house (first floor master bedroom and enclosed porch (windows/screens so it can be 4 season here in New England.) Lots of good ideas here. Thank you! (And your knee looks great!)

  2. Holly says:

    Just absolutely beautiful Beth….love the shorts too.

    Take care of yourself.


  3. Suzy says:

    Hey Beth,
    What a cool, comfortable and inviting porch. Thanks for sharing your home with us.
    Your knee recovery is remarkable. What a relief, but any suggestions for those of us of a certain age who have legs covered with spider veins? A cover up makeup? I just wear capris and crops now.
    Speaking of which, please don’t tell me pleated pants are trying to make a come back! Ack! I’ll have to go out and buy forty pairs of plain front to last me until I die. Thanks for your wonderful blog. — Suzy

  4. Cute shorts, great color. Have you seen any that are longer, say at the knee? Thanks.

  5. Mary Beth Duke says:

    I love this. Very welcoming.
    It looks like you are ready for company when you can have it!

  6. Kelly says:

    Your porch looks beautiful. We are loving eating outside on our deck several times a day. I have a question related to your wearing shorts post… I have a fair amount of spider veins from having 3 children and being on my feet a lot for my job. In a perfect world I wouldn’t care, but I do and almost never wear shorts. Have you or anyone in this community ever had the surgery to remove them and if so, did they come back? Thanks!

  7. Anne says:

    Love getting updates

  8. Andrea says:

    Love your remodel…and the porch is awesome too. You can still rock shorts, Beth. Love the outfit and your determination. Dancing at the summer camp steak night, with my ‘boot’ for the broken foot, a total stranger came up and told me I was amazing. I pass that on to you, Beth – you are amazing. Attitude in life is everything. 2 years later you would be hard pressed to see where all the nails and bolts were installed …haha. Have patience…and rock those shorts. Tenacity is a strength worth modelling.

    • Sylvia Espinoza says:

      Wonderful blog today! You look fabulous. Your porch is so inviting! To the blog sisters, Suzy and Kelly, who had spider-vein related questions…invest in a consult with a leg vein specialist–a good one. You’ll learn whether make up to cover them is okay, or if they come back after surgery. Here’s to great leg health!~

  9. Deirdre Ceasa says:

    The porch looks lovely. So inviting with beautiful colors and accessories. Cheers!

  10. Pam says:

    Where did you get your wonderful candle chandelier?

  11. Eve says:

    When we set up the place we have now after the hurricane, all I wanted was three porches, one on the side, one in front and one in back. I love porches! I remember running dine our porches at home growing up and Mama yelling at us because we always slammed the screen door. Yours is beautiful and although I won’t wear shorts, I do like these. Great color. I can’t wait to see your finished patio.

  12. Donna says:

    God bless you! You have been through so much. Beautiful redo of your porch. Love the nautical touches.

  13. patricia lemunyon says:

    Beth, You and your knee look great. The porch matches the rest of your home-lovely. Take care and stay safe.

  14. Iris Speed says:

    What a cozy space. That’s what outdoor living should look like. Well done!

  15. Ginny says:

    Front porch, back porch, it doesn’t matter, I love them all. Your remodel is beautiful! What a perfect area to gather with family or friends or just snuggle up with a new novel.
    You are recouping so well from your knee surgery and the ootd is perfect.
    There is so much inspiration in your blogs. Thankyou for keeping our spirits up.
    Stay well, be kind and remain so grateful!

  16. Margaret A Mann says:

    love your porch ….great job, but how do you keep your big umbrella from rotting or coming apart
    We have had 3 in the past 20 years.
    Where did you get yours?

  17. Gwen Marie Ewing says:

    Very nice and cozy porch! Looks so relaxing! Glad your knee is healing nicely!

  18. arlene says:

    Can you please tell me about your silver bracelet? I looking for one like it, it’s beautiful. Thanks!

  19. arlene says:

    Please tell me about your silver bracelet, Ive been looking for one like it, it’s beautiful. Thanks!

  20. Sangita M says:

    Love the patio, very inviting. Great to see your healing and looking great. Enjoy the lovely weather!

  21. Suzanne Smith says:

    Your knee is looking terrific. I felt like mine was swollen for a while in the beginning, and I did have to ice it a lot. But now, they’re fabulous, and I do also wear shorts proudly! Good for you.
    And your porch looks terrific–it looks like you have a pretty yard to look out over. In the south, you can really make use of a porch for several seasons, which I love. It makes a house so much more open to be able to do so. Thanks for letting us see the re-do!

  22. Love your new porch! Looks wonderful and inviting. Your knee looks as if it is healing well…I have also had a knee replacement, and, lost my husband last July.

    I so appreciate your writing and ideas. You are just what we need in all areas of our lives. I have decided that I am going to live and look for ways to enjoy life. Thank you, Beth.

  23. Nancy A Reed says:

    love the porch and your outfit

  24. Kristi says:

    As a future knee replacement candidate, I half-jokingly wonder if I can pick a smaller knee than the one I was born with?

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