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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Our Trip To Los Angeles and the Real Daytime

It was a spur of the moment decision. I won tickets to a live taping of my favorite talk-show, The Real Daytime and my hubby saw how excited I was so he said he’ll make it happen for me. I’m a sucka forö TV. Especially dramas and comedy TV shows. In my other life, I would be a tv writer somewhere…lol.  So the opportunity to visit Warner Bros was exciting.  May I add that this was our first trip without the kiddos! Their wonderful grandmother was able to stay with them. Once we arrived in LA, the first area we […]

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My End Of the Year Reflections

It seems like at the end of every year, people say, “man, this year went by so fast!” Next thing you know we’re setting new goals for the new year that may or may not get accomplished.   2016 was wonderful and challenging  at the same time for me.  I had some scary things happen:  Like that moment I was in labor, pushing the baby’s head out when all of a sudden, dozens of medical staff stormed in and next thing I knew  I was being rushed to an OR for an emergency  c-section  because my baby’s heart-rate was nowhere […]

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End Of the Year Stress 

Why is it that the end of the year always comes  with its own problems? This is a stressful and drepressing time of the year for many,  and it has sadly personally affected me as well.  I’ve heard many bad news from loved ones this month: car accidents, hospitalization, sickness, death, incarceration…you name it! How can you stay happy when everything else around you seems to fall apart? How can you not be angry or frustrated when you feel like you should be? Let it go. When you let go, God has a way of stepping in and doing it […]

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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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Am I Not Good Enough?

Like almost every writer’s dream, I  was signed by a literary agent two years ago for not only one book, but my writing career overall. Writing is a very competitive field. Finding a literary agent to manage your writing career, and one who actually believes in you is just as difficult as people say. Here is the story of how I Found My Literary Agent here. As some of you may know, I have been working on a particular novel for what seems like a lifetime now. So, at first, I was so thrilled. My dream had come true. My book would […]

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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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