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Summertime on the Front Porch

It's summer at the Cottage and one of my favorite pastimes is to sit on the front porch enjoying the warm weather with a good book and a glass of iced tea.  

Here's the chair that my husband painted white for me:
It needed a cushion, so I grabbed an old one and some bargain bin fabric and made one.  You may remember me doing this for the rocker on the side porch.  Check HERE. I had some extra fabric, so I got out a travel pillow that was hiding in the closet and made a pillow, too!  Here's a close-up: The porch tour wouldn't be complete without a peek at the flowers: You may remember this upcycle from a few weeks ago.  If you missed it, check it out HERE.
Impatiens in a basket by the door.
Geraniums in the apple basket.
Morning Glories in hanging baskets.
The Summer Porch.


I'm in the middle of choosing colors for the front door and shutters. They both need scraping and painting desperately!  I'm thinking yellow for the door and dark blue for the shutters.  Let me know yo…

Liebster Award - Let Me Introduce Myself!

Last week, Kimberley at Seaside Ave nominated me for the Liebster Award.  This award is German in origin and is a great way for bloggers to "pay it forward" and make new friends in Blogland.



Thank you so much, Kimberley.  Let's get started on the details: The Official Rules Of The Liebster Award  If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you: 1. thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog. 2. display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.) 3. answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you. 4. provide 11 random facts about yourself. 5. nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers.  6.…