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P is for Porch

Although there were a lot of reasons I did not enjoy living in Oklahoma, my back Porch was something that I absolutely loved! If you couldn't find me in the house, I was very likely sitting on my back porch with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, reading a book, enjoying the nice breeze and quiet while the dogs either napped beside me or played in the yard. It was heaven. Our view was lovely and peaceful!

Living in Missouri I do miss the serenity and privacy of that back porch. Unfortunately, our views here just are not much to look at. BUT, I have worked hard to make our front porch all I want it to be. In fact, it was the first thing I did when we moved here. I had it set up before I even had our beds put together. THAT'S how important a peaceful and enjoyable porch is to me.

Here are some photos of our front porch. I still have some things I would like to do. We are going to paint it white, stain the floor, change the mailbox and exterior light fixture, paint the front door (maybe even replace it with something more vintage someday). But, for now, I love it!

This post is being linked with Blogging Through the Alphabet at Ben and Me.


  1. LOVE your porch. We also have a front porch and that is the main focal point of our home as well....complete with the porch swing. To me a front porch says, "You are welcome here".

    Have a wonderful 4th in your little home town!

  2. How inviting! It looks so relaxing! We don't have a porch here at all. I miss it! I always enjoy seeing your decorating pictures! You have a talent for pulling things together and making them look so cozy!

  3. Our front porch is a bit smaller, and, in our area, people don't usually sit outside (it's rare to even see neighbors for days or weeks), but we love our swing and sitting out there in the evenings. I love the rustic cozy look of yours! I'm inspired to work on ours a bit. :)

  4. Our front porch is TINY! We just stick to the back yard. I love your porch, though! I would sit there and drink my coffee or tea in the morning!


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