We are finally feeling a hint of Fall in our area of North Carolina! I updated our front porch of the house with Mums, pumpkins, wheat, and doormats to celebrate. We don’t have a roof over our front door so I can’t really put out lanterns, or anything fabric because it will get wet. But I worked around that and am pleased with how everything turned out!Read More
We've lived in our home for 4 years and it turns out we really love our screened porch. As a family we spend more time on our porch than we do in the living room. And when friends come over we naturally walk out to the back porch to catch up.
My husband Lee works from home and he has adopted the screened porch as his secondary office. He had a lot of say in the redesign/refresh of our porch look and requested the porch have a masculine, cabin feel. And I think we pulled it off! The space feels cozy and welcoming with a lot of wood tones. We spent just under $400 on a new outdoor rug, 2 barrel chairs, a coffee table, speaker system, bamboo shades, and an updated ceiling fan for our screened porch.Read More
Our screened in porch is my husband's favorite spot. He spends a lot of time out there, and a few weeks ago he decided to paint the ceiling fan. I admit when he told me the style plan I wasn't sure it would turn out--I was wrong! My husband used a rug pad to create a checkered finish on the fan blades. The fan turned out great and looks like a new fan.
Scroll down for directions on how to refresh a dated ceiling fan with spray paint! We spent under $25 on materials (new outdoor fans cost over $100). And while we took these steps for our outdoor fan, the same process would apply to an indoor fan, too.Read More
It is officially Fall, y'all! Although if you live on the East coast like me it doesn't feel like it yet. But I assure you I bought all the pumpkin & apple flavored things to book club last night. Speaking of book club, two friends and I decided it was time to start a local book club relating to special needs parenting. We had no idea what to expect, but last night was our 2nd meeting and we had 12 ladies attend! I have personally really enjoyed the study and see God at work in it.
Last night we touched on the topic of seasons in life. In some seasons it feels like you are giving the family 150%, while friendships, sleep, and showers become optional. But then there are other seasons. Like the one I am currently in, where my kids go to school and I take that time to recharge, use my brain & creativity in work, and get together with friends for coffee.Read More
This post was written in partnership with World Market.
Are you as excited as I am for summer? I cannot WAIT for longer days, hanging out on our screened porch, eating on our patio, and grilling out. Memorial Day weekend is the perfect way to kick off summer and World Market is the first place I look when shopping for outdoor furniture, decor accessories, and entertaining pieces.Read More