Summer Porch

There is nothing more southern than a porch, is there? They are birthed out of necessity, really. I mean, have you ever been to Alabama in July? It’s hot. Like, really hot. Porches provide us with a way to get outside and visit with nature and our neighbors, while keeping us out from under the scorching summer sun. They really are an extension of a home’s inside living space, and our family spends lots of time on our porch in the summer.

Our back porch was in need of a little sprucing up after the winter. We have the basics in place – a swing, a rocking chair, a side table, etc. But if the girls and I are going to spend the summer out there, we want it to be a little more luxurious than just the bare necessities. We like pretty spaces, and we felt like all we needed was a little inspiration and a little cash, and we could take our porch from drab to fab. Here’s the plan we came up with:

Summer Porch

 

I’ve already purchased a few of the accessories and am just waiting on a few more to arrive. Stay tuned for a porch reveal in the next few days!

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Fall Style

Our temperatures dipped to 43 degrees last night, so it’s time to start thinking about fall fashion. I’ve been perusing Pinterest and spent a little time in the stores yesterday afternoon. So far, this look is my favorite for this year. What trends are you loving for this season?

Fall 2012

Colors of Summer: Neutrals

Colors of Summer: Neutrals

 

Covered in Grace

Colors of Summer: Yellow

Colors of Summer: Yellow

 

Colors of Summer: Turquoise

Colors of Summer: Turquoise

 

Colors of Summer: Apple Green

Colors of Summer: Apple Green

 

Colors of Summer: Coral

Summer Coral

Covered in Grace