hello thursday! it’s time to grab a cup of coffee, iced tea, or glass of wine depending on what time of day you’re reading this post. ‘cuz we’re taking a tour of the front porch. yep, i hauled the leaf blower out of storage and dusted my hose off to spruce up the porch. this year all of the spring cleaning duties fell to me, myself, and i. mr. style was sorely missed, as we both tackled spring cleaning chores together. but keep buggering on, right? so, i slipped into my gardening clogs and planted the window boxes with flowers. join me and take a tour of my front porch refresh.
to kick things off today, an editorial note. the first few photos of the post were taken several weeks ago on the streets of Athens. as you’ve probably noticed if you follow this blog regularly, our editorial calendar shifted gears mid-march. with shelter-in-place edicts handed out, we shifted content. but we have a a few spring outfits like this one that i wanted to share. it’s a cute outfit to wear on a shopping expedition (kind of miss those), but it easily transitions to a day-at-home. all you have to do is exchange the leopard flats for sneakers and ditch the camo tote.
spring cleaning begins! the house is scheduled for a paint job that’s been held up since January due to rain and more rain. and i cannot wait since the front porch is in desperate need of a facelift. but fresh paint or not it was time to plant our window boxes, hang a spring wreath on the front door, and fluff the pillows scattered on the rockers and glider.
funny story! an ambitious bird kept choosing the wreath as her first choice to build her nest. every time i opened the door, the mama bird would fly inside. then we’d have to chase her back out and knock down the nest. fingers crossed she finally found a new spot.
the urn, boxwood topiary, and the topiary dog are all from Grandin Road. they add a touch of whimsy to the porch.
pax is helping? or hindering the photo shoot? he’s adorable, so get’s a pass.
the bunnies from Grandin Road were added last year to the front porch.
every year i purchase a boston fern for the front porch. this baby will be transplanted from the plastic planter in a day or two. but by July, this plant will have doubled in size.
a little artwork on the walls adds personality.
pull up a seat and sit a spell as we while away the hours on the porch and watch the world go by. don’t forget a glass of iced tea.
thanks so much, ladies, for stopping by. and i hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! but don’t forget to put a smile on someone’s face today, including yours.