how i tripled the size of the ferns on my front porch

June 15, 2018

Ferns on the front porch are an unspoken rule here in the south.  There’s just something about having them flank my front door in the planters my husband made me that makes me so happy to pull into my driveway every day!  I’ve been fortunate enough to have great luck with them in the past; I even managed…

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spring/summer porch refresh

April 4, 2016

Ah, Spring in the south –  the weather is warmer, the days are longer and everything is coated in icky yellow powder.  Every year around this time I get the itch to freshen up my front porch for the warmer months – nothing crazy, just a few minor changes that I think will make an…

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pretty up the front porch for fall

October 12, 2015

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I’ve been on a roll the last four days, cleaning, organizing and tossing a ton of crap in our garage during nap and bedtime.  Nothing feels quite as amazing as crossing off every single item on your to-do list, am I right?  The one thing I still…

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porch envy

August 6, 2015

Summer should be all about a classic blue and white color palette and super chic outdoor living, wouldn’t you agree?  I’ve been smitten with this covered porch by designers Lance Jackson and David Ecton and think it totally nails the quintessential summer aesthetic, from the incredible scalloped water hyacinth console table and collection of blue…

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a dreamy backyard retreat

July 20, 2015

Living in the South, the weather is decent enough to be outside for basically nine months of the year and so outdoor spaces are a big part of the way most of us live down here.  It goes without saying, then, that the best outdoor spaces are those that live like extensions of the indoors…

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outdoor planters to boost curb appeal this spring

April 14, 2015

Now that spring is in full effect it’s so funny to pass by and see the parking lots at Lowe’s and local nurseries packed to the gills while shoppers scramble for flowers, fern and mulch to spruce up their yards.  And for good reason: I’m a total believer that a good first impression to your…

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spring patio dreaming

March 27, 2015

Spring is here, hallelujah!  It was 75 degrees yesterday and the pines are all aglow; it’s just a matter of days until everything is covered in yellow.  I’ve got major plans for my screened-in porch and deck this summer, but until pollen season is long gone, all I can do right now is dream (and…

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knock, knock

March 2, 2015

I’m on the hunt for an antiqued brass knocker for our front door, which is proving to be no easy task, given the bevy of beautiful options there are!  With Spring right around the corner, a door knocker is a great way to freshen up your front porch or entry for warmer weather!  By now…

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front porch refresher

January 8, 2015

Welcome, January, in all your blustery cold glory!  I wrote this post with the intention of sprucing up your front porch and beating the after holiday decorating blah’s once the Christmas decorations have all come down, but that was well before I realized it was going to be one hundred degrees below freezing!  I’m going…

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super easy fix for leftover christmas tree clippings!

December 5, 2014

When the first frost hits and I have to relocate the ginormous Boston ferns that flank my front door to shelter in the garage, the front porch looks always looks so incredibly empty, so I’m always on the hunt for ways to add some greenery that will last throughout the winter.  The local nursery we…

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