This past Saturday I was cleaning house and Justus was putting up trim. It was kind of a gloomy day out and so I declared an official break, which meant a trip to the coffee shop for a treat and a stop at the nursery.
When we returned home I then spent a happy two hours planting mums in our front porch planters and putting out our pumpkins.
I wish I had taken some pictures of the girls helping me. We were all covered in dirt and it felt wonderful!
To be honest, I wasn't even sure if I was going to share pictures of our porch. I didn't even clean the porch before taking these photos... can you believe that? (smile)
Isn't it funny how we let our insecurities take hold of us every now and then... I kept waiting for our yard to look perfect before sharing any photos. But then I put everything into perspective and realized just how silly that thought was. I even looked at a photo from several months ago when our front yard was bare of grass in several places from some of the changes we made. Now it has almost completely filled in and I imagine next spring it will come in healthy and lush.
That's actually one thing I love about having a blog. Sometimes we forget how much we really have done... it's nice to look back and realize there is progress. I can't even begin to tell you how much your encouraging comments have meant to both my husband and I as we work around our old house.
It's just a simple fall porch, but its cheerful color is a bright spot in my day every time I look out the window.
Hope you are having a good day!
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