Sunday, May 21, 2017

Porch Sitting, yes please

It's been raining
my porch is the best place
 to enjoy the showers.

With every rock I rock 
 every sip I sip, 
it's like  taking
 relaxing to another level.

One thing a southerner
 "must have"
 is a porch. 
 It completes the ideal home.

We southerners enjoy porch sitting,
 at night with a glass of tea or lemonade.

If we say so ourselves, 
are great spaces to socialize with neighbors.

We take pride in greeting ALL passers-by.
 It's not important to know the name, 
we just speak.

I will admit, 
the humidity does limit
 my time outside in
 July and August.

My southern design porch comes 
with comfy black rockers 
with throw pillows

 My go to colors are black, white
 and fuchsia. 
The pillows are Hobby Lobby finds.
I purchased the rug at Targets summer end sale last year.

I added white geranium 
to complete the scene.

Versus investing in new lanterns,
 I spray painted to match the rockers
removed the broken glass.  
I love the larger size and shape.

My opinion,
if it works, keep it.
It may become a conversational piece. 

The smaller candles are timer candles I used
during winter,
  Christmas season.

Thanks for sharing a few moments
 with me.  
Until next time,


Monday, May 8, 2017

Moments with mom. The color yellow

I have a super mom to tell you about!

I must admit, she was awesome.

She  loved all ten of us unconditionally.
She spent quality time with each of us recognizing our individual strengths and areas of need.

Her hugs, her kisses, her love
are all memories we continue to treasure.
Mom always shared!

To know mom is knowing her children, her grands and great grands.
A piece of her lives on in each of us.

She deserves recognition.
  Being a Mom of ten, which included 2 sets of twins,
 she loved her job
exceeded all expectations of motherhood.

She wasn't  selfish
She wasn't abusive
All that unconditional love!
She provided us with a safe haven.

Being a mom of ten, she had the skills:

Time management

I remember the color yellow.
  It was her inspiration  for styling our 4 bedroom home.
  She had an eye for design.

I remember the times we gathered
 as she played the piano.
Our yard was surrounded with pecan
 crepe myrtle trees. 
 Her favorite annual flower was Zinnias.

My mother's day tablescape is a tribute to our "MOM"

That's our mom.

I'm sure I left out something.

Before I forget,
 we lived in a white house in DC.
 (Duplin County)

Mom thanks for being you. 

Happy Mother Day to all you moms!