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Monday, April 1, 2013

Is it April Already?

We had a gorgeous Easter day...plenty of sunshine and warm temps....I can't believe it is already April!
We spent the afternoon lounging around the yard... hiding Easter eggs for Kyleigh...just enjoying the day!

We had been gone for a little spring getaway and it was so good to get back home....
I have so many unfinished projects in the studio...I need to get busy!

We have been busy cleaning the front porch, it gets so dirty during the winter!

One of our first projects this spring is to get the wood floor on the front porch painted...
I have added some spring touches around the yard...

Here is one of the vignettes that was on the front porch last spring.....

Spring.....I love it!

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  1. Glad you had a wonderful Easter, Penny! Oh, your outdoors areas are just gorgeous! I love all your sweet spots! You're making me want to spiff up outside too. Now where can I find some of those cute thingys you have! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Penny,
    Your yard and porches look so beautiful!! I am envious that you have warm temps. that you can get outside to "play"!!
    It rained most of yesterday even though they predicted that the rain would start after 6pm. WRONG!!!
    And today is no better. 48 degrees, rain and sleet off and on and a cold wind!! Still does not feel at all like Spring here.
    Now that the major Holidays are over, I am looking forward to putting the house back to normal, whatever that may be . I will do some decorating for the Patriotic Holidays that the Summer brings but I am looking forward to seeing something, anything bloom in the back yard and to getting the front porch and back patio decorated for the Summer . But I think that is a few weeks away yet the way the weather is going here. Below average temps. are predicted all week here...... Boo Hoo!!


  3. What a great garden idea for those vintage columns!

  4. I love your bird houses and the way you have them displayed. Everything is so very pretty. I would never leave the front porch.
    I have been working in my garden getting in order before we get our HOT weather.
    Happy Spring Penny.

  5. Beautiful as usual! I love all of your outside areas!

  6. OH WOW! I love your pretty style. That pink chair is amazing!!!! Is it an old potty chair... what a great way to use it!!

  7. Your garden space and porch are amazing. I love your style it is a very feminine outdoor space.

  8. Penny, your space looks so pretty and inviting. I wish Spring would get to my area soon. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin this week, do you mind adding my button to your party area?

  9. I can't believe it's already April either. Before you know it we'll be complaining that it's too hot. The outside of your home looks like you're ready to welcome Spring. So pretty!
    Mary Alice

  10. How nice that you were able to spend some time outside yesterday. Our temps weren't too bad {low 50's} but a little cloudy. I love your birdhouses and cages. They really add a nice touch to your outdoor spaces.

  11. Such lovely pictures of your garden... Makes me long for warmer days... We've been having the coldest spring ever in France.

  12. Your seating areas are all so beautiful and I love how you accessorize them. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  13. Beautiful! Can you come do Spring at my house?

  14. Hi! You were the link before me at Sugar Bee Crafts! What a wonderful post to be directed to. Beautiful porches! Thanks for sharing!

    It's Always Ruetten

  15. Oh my goodness! Your outdoor decor is wonderful. You can tell you put much thought into each piece. I bet your neighbors just love looking at your yard.
    Blessings from Still Woods

  16. I just love all your displays and the columns of birdhouses! I have some of the same iron brackets that I've been hoarding for a few years. Now I know what I want to do with them - if I can just find some posts next.

  17. Glad you had such a delightful Easter. Your yard is gorgeous. Were still under a foot of snow here so I've enjoyed this post. Can't wait until it warms up enough for me to go play in the dirt. LOL.

  18. Everything looks lovely, but the best decoration is that wonderful tree in bloom. What kind is it? I would love something like that in my yard.

    1. It is an ornamental pear tree....we have about 15 of them that line our circular drive. The smell is wonderful!

  19. You certainly look ready for spring...I need to get busy! I would love to have you share your lovely spring things at
    The Shady Porch! Blessings, D

  20. Beautiful garden, you are ready for Spring!!!

  21. Wow, I wish my deck and yard looked this good this time of year. I can't wait for warmer weather so I can spruce things up!

    Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week!


  22. Gorgeous outdoor area, Penny! Such a lovely space for a relaxing morning :) ~Pernilla

  23. Absolutely beautiful! You should showcase your home!

  24. Hi Penny,
    I have been having so much trouble leaving a comment here this evening. I will try one more time. I love your front porch. What a wonderful spot to sit in the warm weather! I love your birdhouses and columns too. Thank you for sharing this at my HOME and enjoy your weekend.


  25. Your flowering tree is gorgeous, is all your sweet vignettes. I love your 'studio' and the patio in front. What a lovely place to entertain.
    Happy Spring!

  26. Oh! Everything is just lovely, Penny! Love the bird houses the best! Especially the love the burlap ruffles under the large bird cage. Beautiful! Catherine

  27. Penny, your yard is so pretty! I LOVE your address board/decoration thing!! How wonderful to have such a beautiful spot on this earth to call home!
    Thank you so much for sharing,

  28. Everything is looking so beautiful and springy! You are blessed to have such a gorgeous place to relax! Thanks so much for linking up with our Make Bake Create party this week. You really helped to make our first week a great success! I am sharing my recipe for Fresh Strawberry Cream Torte at my Homemaking Party and would love to have you come join the fun.

    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  29. Hello Penny, so glad you had a terrific Easter - your front porch is so very charming. Your trees look lovely - Bradford Pear?
    I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  30. Hi Penny, Spring is my favorite season. Love your beautiful blooms and the touches of Spring that you have added are lovely. Thanks for sharing them with SYC.

  31. Hi Penny... oooh, your home and gardens are just so beautiful!... I could linger here all day looking at all of your gorgeous things... glad you are enjoying a beautiful Springtime... wishing you a blissful Sunday, xoxo Julie Marie

  32. So beautiful!! Love this spring scenery!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

  33. Penny, What a beautiful outdoor area and I love the birdhouses.


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