Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I LUV bright colors

Wow! It's really been awhile since I've blogged. Not alot going on......just trying to keep cool.

A few weeks ago I painted our shutters black and brightened up our front door a little. You know us girls and our paint. A little paint always makes everything feel new. Here's just a few pictures of the front porch area.

I painted the bench black......it was kinda rusty and added a couple of brightly colored pillows from Target. I luv my Live..Laugh..Love sign so much in my laundry room, I thought I would purchase another one from Hobby Lobby and hang it above my bench. I think it looks so cute there!

My sweet neice Lou make me this wreath!
Our Tiger Lillies were prettier this year than they have ever been and the color blended right in.

My daughter, Cortney bought me the "M" flag for Christmas and I couldn't wait until spring to put it in the flowerbed.
The flowers around the mailbox are also extra pretty this year.

I'll try and blog soon about the backyard.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Before and After back porch

We've been in our house now for about seventeen years and for seventeen years our screened in back porch has been an eye sore.

It's long and skinny and basically, pretty gross.

I decided this spring, I had, had enough. No more ugly back porch.

So I go to Walmart and buy some spray paint (ya gotta luv spray paint). Anywho, I bought the above table and four chairs from a neighbor about 20 years ago and paid $20. We have gotten our money out of it.......believe me. When I bought it, it was black. Since then it has been creme, dark green, red and now lime green (well, not really lime, just a soft green).

I painted all the wooden lawn furniture white. Alvin and the girls bought me the two chairs with hearts and our porch swing that matches for Mother's Day probably 20 plus years ago.

I am just tickled pink how the porch turn out, so what do you think? Pretty, huh?

This is the view when you walk from the back yard into the back porch.

Opposite end.

I bought this chest from Lucky's for $40 dollars a few months ago and painted it black.

I'm not really happy with the things on the shelf, but am still looking. Any suggestions?

And my favorite part of all. The porch swing. My hero and I have swung many a hour in this porch swing. Isn't the cushion darling........TJ Maxx special!

I luv the way the chairs turned out and the cute black and white pillows........well, another bargain, Target $4.50 ea. What a deal!!

I'm still not quite finished yet. I want a floor lamp and a rug to bring it all together. However, it's sooooooo much better than it was and I LUV IT!!!!

I hope you enjoyed my little project. Do you have any summer projects going on? I would LUV to see them.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Finally......a beautiful weekend!

This past weekend was absolutely beautiful in the great state of Arkansas. Seriously, Alvin and I neither one could remember the last pretty weekend we had.

Usually the weather is nice enough in April for us to take the boat out. Not this year.....until last weekend we hadn't even seen our boat since last fall when we winterized it.
We got to the lake around 10:00 Saturday morning and cleaned her up and got her all ready to take out for a spin and looky who showed up. SOMEBODY BRING ME A SPOON.....PRONTO!!! Couldn't you just eat'em up!!!!???

And just look at this sweet thing. Seriously, is Ridge not the cutest thing ever. This is the happiest baby I have EVER been around.

Reid and Cade were pretty excited to find out Pop and Mimi had bought them a new tube to go tubing on.

Again, Mr. Happy Britches!

Reid and daddy trying the new tube out.

Cade got in on the action too!

Boy, can a day at the lake wear some little guys out. As matter of fact, it's Monday and I'm still worn out from all the fun! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!