a day in the life | my front porch refresh

  1. Sue says:

    So nice that you can plant! It is too early for us! What plants did you put in your window boxes? Looking for something new for my planters. Love your porch!

  2. Susan says:

    Maybe you could switch the front door wreath with the smaller wreath you have by the antelope on the side wall? That way bird & everybody survives happily. Its only for a short period of time.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      if we stay vigilant and don’t let the nest get too far along in the process all is well. I’ve always had a wreath this size on the door but this is the first year a bird has zoomed in on it.

      • Dena says:

        Beth, I had to chuckle about the bird and your wreath because the same thing happened at my house except I didn’t have the heart to knock the nest down. I was horrified to discover there were eggs in it! We couldn’t use our front door until the baby birds finally left the nest and then we immediately bought a storm door! LOL

  3. Sandy stuart says:

    I have a similar problem with birds building nests in awkward places. A friend told me to put an artificial bird in the wreath and they won’t build there, i bought several artificial birds at Michael’s and it has done wonders. Good luck.

  4. Eva Popovich says:

    I haven’t done nearly as much as you have, but you’ve given me some great ideas! The best one is the olive leaf wreath. I have a 3-year-old olive tree out here that doesn’t bear but has lovely leaves, and I think I will give her a haircut and make my own wreath, as I used to do in California with bay leaves!
    Thanks for inspiring me, and I’ll have to come back out here with some iced tea later.

  5. Sheri says:

    I love your porch!! Makes me want to decorate mine!! Your new pup is adorable!! I think I have missed hearing when you got him… how old is he? I’m sure he’s tons of fun!!🙂

  6. Lisa says:

    Hi Beth,
    Love love the bunnies. Heading out to plant some today, too. Beautiful weather here in Florida. Congrats on new family puppy!
    Truly enjoy your efforts to inspire on my breaks from online instruction. Thanks for what you do 😘🙏.

  7. Andrea says:

    Oh Beth, Boston ferns are the epitome of summer as are bunnies…I’m drooling. Also love your thermometer, they usually look so sterile, but this truly does say Style! Doing the flowers and outside chores, will bring sweet memories alone with some healing tears, but also provide a healthy distraction from the world outside the gate…Mother Earth 🌷

  8. Becky says:

    Thanks for sharing your front porch. I don’t have a front porch, but I am looking forward to being outside a little more now that April is here, from a safe distance, of course. Your outfit is perfect for so many things. I miss shopping expiditions, too. I never got to do any spring shopping. A shopping trip is on my bucket list for when this is all over. Stay safe.

  9. Jeannette schacht says:

    Who is “pax”? Beautiful puppy?

  10. Eve says:

    I kept going back and looking at your rabbits. I love them. Very nice outfit. I’m seeing a lot of gingham and pink this spring. I really like it. I forget I have a camo bag because I never know when to carry it. Now I do? : ) Have a blessed day.

  11. Mary says:

    I have a pair of Sloggers and wear them every day for gardening. They are THE BEST! They even have a little support in the arch and keep my feet dry without being sweaty. Besides, they are cute and fun to wear. Here in Michigan the garden clean up is just beginning and it is so nice to be out working in the sunshine. Your porch looks wonderful and is inspiring me to get mine done…after I get the gardens done.

  12. Karen says:

    My sister has luck putting toy rubber snakes in her wreath to deter nest building! Happy spring, Beth!

  13. Beth Crawford says:

    You have a beautiful porch, thank you for sharing it with us !

  14. Sue says:

    Looks great! Still to much pollen here in South Carolina for a porch cleaning. Did buy some plants hoping to get them in their pots soon.

  15. Catherine Lennon says:

    Thank you for a lovely post. I live in Ireland and very few houses have this type of open porch. I think that it must be really nice to sit out and watch the world go by. Stay safe in these worrying times.

  16. Rory says:

    Looks really nice. It is still pretty chilly up here! I did refresh my porch to bring in a little spring. Tell us about Pax, the puppy. Take care. Stay well.

  17. Holly says:

    Everything looks great Beth! I love decorating my front porch as we just moved to South NC.

    Have a great spring🌸🌷


  18. Suzanne wicks says:

    Hello Beth from dunownder in Australia, long way from the USA.
    Just want to say love your posts, fashion, makeup, recipes and your positive outlook.
    Thank you.


  19. Sangita M says:

    Love the porch and the outfit, but especially love the guest appearance by Pax!
    Take care and be well

  20. Jan says:

    Your pink and green combo outfit is one of my favorites.
    Thankyou for sharing your porch makeover. What an awesome area to gather and relax. Oh yes, don’t forget your iced tea!
    Our temps were in the 70’s yesterday and today the high was 28! We have a new dusting of snow on my tulips and hyacinths. April is such a tease!!
    Thinking of you all, stay safe.

  21. The plants and decor on your porch look so appealing. Pretty!

  22. Bette says:

    Your porch looks lovely… thank you for sharing .

  23. Ali says:

    Ooooh Beth,
    Would you please show me a face shot of the little dog you had on your porch with you. What a little scene stealer! I just love dogs.
    I also love being let into your world through your blog/instagram etc. It’s just like going on a real visit.
    Hmm what will I do today, I know, I’ll drop in on Beth. What fun!
    Keep safe and healthy.
    Big virtual hug all the way from Australia

  24. Wendy thomas says:

    Always enjoy your blogs. Would prefer you use the term ‘stay at home order’. Our state does not refer to this quarantine as a ‘shelter in place’ as that refers to a shooter situation. Thanks for your part in keeping us all same with your tips for our stay at home order.

  25. Lauren says:

    I have 2 pairs of Sloggers….best garden and rain shoes! They wash so well that they look new for many years

  26. Alison says:

    Beth, I have only a small entryway at my front door, but I’m inspired by this post to start my Spring spruce up — thank you! I enjoy your posts so much, particularly now as the daily news is so bleak — so thank you again!

    (p.s. I’m not certain that “buggering on” is the exact term you want to use here?)

  27. Sherry Mullis says:

    Love your porch – mine is very much like it just smaller. I also have birds but they typically build their nest in my hanging baskets. I haven’t started my porch as the pollen is still quite bad. I know you are missing your husband this year – May will be two years since I lost mine after 52 years. I know how hard it is but we are strong independent women and can make it with our families help. I hope you are enjoying this time of staying at home. Unexpected but not totally unpleasant.

  28. Suzanne M Smith says:

    Your porch is looking good. Spring has really sprung here in our area, too. I’m amazed how many flowers I can snip and bring inside already, from lilacs to azaleas to cherry blossoms from our tree, to coral honeysuckle around our arbor, to clematis, and even the roses have started to do their thing! I even snipped some dogwood branches to bring inside. I’m so ready for it all. Enjoy it–your spring colors are pretty!

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