I am so glad Spring finally decided to make an appearance! The warmer weather has had me really motivated to try and create somewhat of an outdoor living space on our front porch. Of course, the husband has very strong opinions, and wrinkles his nose at quite a few of my ideas, for instance drop cloths for porch curtains, and he is NOT on board for using any sort of a rug out there... since he thinks the wind would blow it all over the place. He might be right with this one (not that I would ever admit it, but the wind does funnel right down the side of the porch) but I think it would be just fine... Anyhow, he is presenting some challenges, but nothing I can't handle. ;)
Lately I am daydreaming about building a dining table for one end of the porch, so we can eat our breakfasts out there. I'm on a very limited budget so I'm trying to keep everything very affordable. I will most likely be attempting to DIY a bunch of it... and sharing those projects here on the blog. :) In fact, I need to make a running check-list of things I want to do, so I can budget everything out!
This picture (above) shows where I want to put the table... right up there in that sunny spot of the deck. The kids have been spending quite a bit of time out there coloring and petting our cats. Journey is still "learning" to play the ukulele. I have the sweetest video I took at this same time, that I really need to upload. It is sweet.
Trinity has been practicing, and she has actually gotten better. She can play bits and pieces of "happy birthday" :) I love that playing is something her and Jaydon can do together! Even though it isnt completely finished I did sort of finish the pallet sofa "bed." I prop the backdrop we made for photographing the posters behind the pallet bed and it makes it look somewhat intentional, and it is easy to grab when I need to use it inside for new posters. :) I may or may not have sprayed the back of it with home defense. ;) I'm not a spider lover.
The string lights were my mothers day gift, and I love them! The wind chimes I made from driftwood, and I will do a separate post on those in the very near future. :) I can picture a bunch of cosmo flowers, and shasta daisies planted in the front flower bed. However, I do worry about the deer eating them. Maybe if I can get a really good deal on some, I would only be out the labor? ;) I did buy some hens and chicks yesterday while at Wal Mart. I have an aunt that lived in Coos Bay, WA and she had a million of them planted in her flower beds... good memories!
These are the ones I grabbed. :) Talon couldnt understad why I would rather take pictures of these "things" instead of pet him:
I've been researching them online this morning, and after hearing they are in fact deer resistant... AND cold hardy I think I will be adding to my collection, and scattering these all over our yard! :)
What plants have you recently rediscovered, or acquired a new appreciation for? :) Started any outdoor projects lately?
P.s. My heart goes out to all those in OK who have lost their homes. I have a BUNCH of family in Oklahoma, and a cousin living in Moore. So thankful she and her son were safe. For all those not so fortunate... they will definitely be in my prayers!