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Front Porch Sittin’

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We didn’t have a front porch growing up… our views were in the back, where we could see  row after row of pecan trees, and farm land for miles. Even now as an adult in my own home, our porch is non-existent, more like a front step with a wall to hang the doorbell…

So these days I dream of having that front porch some day, with the swing, the lemonade, the friends gathered, and the well-behaved hound dog who snores quietly on the steps (well I guess that’s one thing I have already. Check!).

Below are a few inspirations to hold me over for that “someday” porch.

front porch photographyPhoto from Beautiful South; by Derek Swalwell photography.

front door lemon wreath, pennant flags, front porch swing Lemon wreath from ; pennant from ; country porch swing photography by ; front porch swing lemonade candle from truetexasscents.

charming shabby chic birdhouse

Birdhouse and tea cups photography by .

nostalgic photograph front porch milk carton

Nostalgic milk crate on the front porch photography by TheCrookedCamera.

“No front porches. My uncle says there used to be front porches. And people sat there sometimes at night, talking when they wanted to talk, rocking, and not talking when they didn’t want to talk. Sometimes they just sat there and thought about things, turned things over. My uncle says the architects got rid of the front porches because they didn’t look well. But my uncle says that was merely rationalizing it; the real reason, hidden underneath, might be they didn’t want people sitting like that, doing nothing, rocking, talking; that was the wrong KIND of social life. People talked too much. And they had time to think. So they ran off with the porches.”

Ray BradburyFahrenheit 451

front porch sticker - girl sitting on the front porch

Front porch rules sticker by GirlyMommaDecals; yellow chevron straws from AisforApronStrings. Continue reading

Engagement Photos in the Orange Groves

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rustic wedding - engagement photos

For this Texas farm girl and my Nebraska farm boy, it was a no-brainer to take our engagement photos in the wide open spaces. We picked the orange groves on one of the pretty spring days of the year in late March, with the smell of orange blossoms all around, and had so much fun with our incredibly talented (and patient!) photographer Kristen Swanson.

scottsdale engagement photo session


rustic wedding - orange grove engagement photos

rustic wedding - orange grove engagement photos

Can you believe I get to marry this handsome guy?!  Lucky girl.

engagement photos in orange groves

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Rustic Finds for a Cloudy Day

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Beautiful blues and greys, all handmade finds on Etsy.

vintage rustic wool stool

Vintage rustic wool stool by Vintage Haven

handprinted bird tea towel

Hand-printed bird kitchen tea towel by Pony and Poppy

frosty nature photograph

Frosty nature photograph by Karina

rustic wooden crate

Rustic wooden crate from Haven Vintage

felt hair bows

Stitched felt hair bows by Loft Full of Goodies

circle infinity scarf

Circle infinity scarf from Viola’s Boutique

rurstic kitchen decor vintage flour sifterRustic kitchen decor, vintage flour sifter from TFD on Etsy

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Everyday Neon

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Colorful matches photography

Colorful matches photography by SarcasmSpeaks

neon abstract oil painting

Neon abstract oil painting from MM’s Abstract Art

gorgeous colorful grapes

Gorgeous colorful grapes photography by deboraaplante100Neon yellow clamper bracelet with rhinestones from FULHAM jewelry

handmade vintage afghan with neon chevron print

Handmade vintage afghan with neon chevron print by Used & Abused

Neon friendship bracelet with goldplated nuggets

Neon friendship bracelet with gold-plated nuggets by For Amelie

Neon Paper Circle Garland

Neon Paper Circle Garland by HookedonArtsNCrafts

neon yellow heels

Neon heels by Suecomma Bonnie on The Glitter Guide

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