Front Porch Reveal (Updated)

It’s starting to feel like spring over here!

We moved into our house six months ago, so it was about time I did something! Plus, the weather has been amazing lately!

Before

And…

In progress
After

Can you believe I got this bench at Ross for only $60? All the plants are from Lowe’s.

I still want to add a small table and a few more things (spring colors pillows, welcome sign, and no soliciting sign) but so far it has come a long way!

Like I said, it is not done just yet but I had to share the progress!

** edited to add pictures of my table! My kind neighbor read that I was looking for a table, so she blessed me with one.**

My boy is really enjoying watering the plants! I look forward to many days reading out on my front porch.

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Tips On Cleaning a Large House

OK…so if your house  is considered large–by large, I mean 2000 sq ft or more, bless your heart. I’m  with you. I know how difficult it is to clean such a massive house. When we originally decided to move from our 2000 sq ft house ,  I didn’t  necessarily want a huge house, but I wanted something more updated with an open floor plan in my preferred school district. My husband on the other hand,  was like… either we go big or not at all. Lol. Overall, I’d like to think I am a pretty clean and organized person, but […]

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Happiest At Home

Sometimes I overhear conversations of other parents with well planned out trips and activities and busy weekends planned out for the rest of the year filled with fun and I can’t help but feel as if our lives must not be that exciting. I was just telling the hubz that I think we are totally becoming homebodies. But… I was not always one. Before  motherhood, I was always adventurous and spontaneous, so staying home most of the time is not something  I always loved or imagined I’d be doing someday. I always wanted to be on the go and discover […]

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Decorating For Fall On a Budget

Who says decorating for the season has to be pricey? Given that we just moved into a new home, I decided not to go all out with the fall decor this year. But I had to do something! So I’m sharing what I have so far…nothing fancy–just a few simple decor I picked up at Ross and the Dollar Tree. It’s all about how you make it/customize it. Think outside the box and be creative when your budget doesn’t allow! Just to clarify, I do not celebrate or participate in anything Halloween, but I do enjoy decorating for Fall. The […]

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Enrich Your Space With Flowers

Disclaimer: I am by no means an expert on flowers. But no one says you have to be one or that you should break the bank to have some pretty flowers around the house. I bought these at my local martketplace and was instructed on how to properly care for them. I’ll try to change them up a bit every two weeks or so. Many people have misconceptions about flowers such as: Flowers are girly. You shouldn’t buy yourself flowers. Flowers are expensive. Flowers are only for special occasions But I’m learning that floral centerpieces  can brighten up any room […]

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The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. – Maya Angelou                                                     Moving can definitely be bittersweet. I honestly did not feel sad at all at first. it was all joy, peace, and happiness. I didn’t really miss the old house until today.  I don’t miss it in a “I want to move back” kind of way, but I just […]

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Once you wake up and smell the coffee, it’s hard to go back to sleep. -Fran Drescher   Let’s talk about something I love so very much: COFFEE. Today I’m going to share my Coffee Bar/Station and give you details on how it came to be. Also, I will share how I make the best espresso right from my home. So, I knew I wanted a coffee bar in our new home, but I originally wanted it near an empty wall near the breakfast room /dining table. I had it all wrong in my head. I saw some inspiration on Pinterest, […]

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How I Keep My Living Room Neat and Tidy With Kids

Keeping a living room neat and tidy can  be a challenge if you have kids, especially toddlers. For the most part, my living room and kitchen are kept  very clean throughout the day. They may get messy a bit but I always clean as I go. And storage such as baskets, totes and etc have become a necessity  for a clean house in general. Although we have a playroom upstairs, we mostly remain downstairs. I allow my 2 year-old to have a few toys downstairs and the rest are in a bigger basket upstairs. The more toys he brings downstairs […]

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