Today I’m joined by a FABULOUS group of blogging friends who are also sharing their Spring Porches as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Spring Series.

The Happy Housie // Lolly Jane // Blesser House // Modern Glam

A Pretty Life // Southern State of Mind // Taryn Whiteaker Designs // Zevy Joy

My Sweet Savannah // Life is a Party // Amber Tysl // Hallstrom Home

One of the things I loved most about this house in our days of walking by and dreaming about living here was the porch. I imagined sitting on a porch swing and watching the neighbors or the kids play in the front yard. I know that sounds so cliche but it’s true. I loved this house so much because of this porch.

When we bought the house, the porch was green. The shutters were green. The door was…you guessed it! Green!

So we quickly remedied that and by quickly, I mean Russ, my mom and dad and I painted the porch as fast as we could because the temperature was higher than it should have been on the day we painted it according to this paint’s “rules.” In other words, the paint was drying faster than we could paint!

(this was one of my first blog posts!!)

(And you can see my dining room table before it was finished, too!! It was a make shift work bench for a really long time!)

And today, slowly, we are making it our own. That post was SIX years ago. SIX! I can’t even wrap my head around that. And yet, here we are still doing projects. (If you saw my stories this weekend, you know we have a BIG project going on outside!)

So it’s true what they say, house projects never stop. They never come to an end. In fact, because we have been working outside and working on the porch, that means the kids’ rooms are a MESS. Everywhere inside is full of clutter because we have not been focused here. It’s one of those weeks where we have something every night but, tis the season and for that, we are so grateful.

These pillows that we love on the porch are from Hayneedle, as well as the planters. I love a stripe! I think the stripe adds that coastal touch that I love so much and gives it a casual vibe.

Last year, I really wanted to do these plants on the front porch but I talked myself into ferns instead. This year, when I saw them at Lowe’s I grabbed them and decided to make it work. (Did you notice I switched out my wreath to the fall wreath sans pumpkins? The eucalyptus didn’t really match the palms so I grabbed this one out of the attic, took out the pumpkins and it fit perfectly!)

My friend pointed out I needed a little trailer so I picked up some creeping jenny and added that. I loved that while I was checking out, I ran into Russ’ great-aunt and she said, “Is that creeping jenny?! Girl! You should come to my house and get some!” So now I know! Isn’t that the greatest!? Do y’all have friends and family that will share their plants with you. I think that is the neatest thing.

Thanks for being here, as always friends. Your presence means so much. Especially those of you that have stuck around through our journey to this house, through Cray’s diagnosis and as we transition to blogging about family, home AND photography all in this one place.

It truly means more than you will ever know.

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