Monday, June 6, 2011

Porch Pics--and a Winner

MOOD STATUS: "Determined". Only 5k more to write and I'll be done my First Draft.


So I finally have all my outside planting and decorating done in the front and back of my house.

<--I have a small front porch, as you can see. But there is a chair there. It just didn't make the cut in the picture. I should have gotten a better shot of my hanging basket but I just bought new cushions for my settee and wanted to make sure I got my pineapple lantern in the picture. (Also a new purchase)

I just ordered a battery operated candle for it which should come in this week. (But isn't it cute?)

Pineapple is the symbol for hospitality, in case you didn't know...


My front door. I actually have another planter on the other side that identical, but I wanted you to see what was in them. This year I decided to mix some pink plants in with the flowers. I thought it came out pretty.


Wait until you see my backyard. This was the first year the rabbits did NOT attack my flowers.
I'm waiting for a few things to bloom then I'll snap a picture.



Anyhew...thanks to everyone who stopped my on Friday to hear about The Character Therapist!
The winner of Jeannie Campbell's download of Creating Rich Back stories is...




Tamika!!




Congrats!! You'll be getting an email from me shortly and I'll let you know what to do to claim your prize.







Thanks and have a great week!

51 comments:

Jen Daiker said...

I love your porch, it's darling! Living in an apartment I don't get a porch and even this time I don't even have a balcony to enjoy some hot tea in the mornings.

This will definitely be something I put on my list of things to have while house searching!!!

Congratulations the winner!!!

Maria Zannini said...

Aw, it was nice to see a little glimpse of your porch. I love the pineapple lantern. What a great idea.

Looking forward to more pictures. I love seeing where other people live.

Richard said...

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Jessica R. Patch said...

It all looks lovely and homey! Great job. Now if the heat will let up long enough for you to sit outside and enjoy.

Anne Gallagher said...

Go you on only 5k left to finish. I just started a new one Friday and wrote like a maniac over the weekend. 15k I think. I'm tired but excited.

Love the flowers. And the pineapple.

Joanne said...

Okay, so I definitely rate your porch 4-Cups, Summerific! I'd gladly sit there and have a cup of coffee with you, talking writing and life and watching a summer day ...

Sarita said...

Gorgeous! Your front porch looks like the perfect spot to curl up with a good book. Thanks for sharing!

Tara said...

Oh, so pretty! I want to sit out there and read, mind if I drop by? ;)

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Yeah Tamika.

I'm on a pineapple kick myself. Eating it and decorating with them.

I like your style, lady. But this does not surprise me.
~ Wendy

Karen Walker said...

What a lovely front porch, Jennifer. Our house doesn't have a porch, and I'd love one just like this.
Karen

Laura Pauling said...

Very cute. Can you come over and do my front porch? :)

Suze said...

I did not know that pineapple is a symbol for hospitality but am glad I do, now!

Linda G. said...

Love your porch, especially that pineapple lantern. I did know the pineapple was the symbol for hospitality -- in fact, my entry hall wallpaper has a tiny pineapple print. :)

Lydia K said...

Your porch is so lovely! I could just imagine sitting on there and having a nice conversation over cold iced tea.
:)
I got a battery-operated candle recently and I don't know why I didn't do it earlier. It flickers and smells like the real thing, and no fear of burning the house down.

nutschell said...

Your porch is beautiful! It looks like a great place to sip some hot tea and read a book:P well done!
nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Elle Strauss said...

Dang! I missed out on the contest :) Looks like a great book. You're porch looks great too!

Colene Murphy said...

What a cute front porch!! From the lawn I can see, that's cute too!!

Terri Tiffany said...

Trying again---LOVE your porch and the neighbor's house! I want it!

Bossy Betty said...

I am coming over to sit on your front porch. Put the chair back out if you want a place to sit too.

Heather said...

Your porch is beautiful! Thank you for sharing the pictures with us. Now I'm in the spring mood!

Kimberly Franklin said...

Your porch is so cute! I love it! I need to do some planting. Actually I need to do some major planting, but it's so hot here now! I think I waited too late (for my own comfort! LOL)

Sarah Forgrave said...

Woohoo! Congrats on almost finishing your first draft! And I love the porch pics. Jealous because I just have a front stoop. :(

Cheryl Klarich said...

Lovely! And Congratulations on yout first draft!

Congrats to Tamika, too! Let us know what you think of the Character Therapist! :)

Cindy R. Wilson said...

Jennifer, your porch is so cute! Very welcoming - I'd love to sit there :)

And congratulations on almost finishing your first draft! It's always fun to celebrate those moments.

Carol Kilgore said...

I love, love, love your porch! I want to sit there and read.

Rebecca Kiel said...

Digging in the dirt is good for the soul. We have loads of seeds just beginning to peek outo f the dirt. But our garlic and potato plants are in heaven! Sadly, the bunnies are too. they seem to like my peas. :(

Kara said...

I love your front porch! It looks so quaint and cozy:) I finally have a little bit of a front porch and I can't wait to decorate it. Anxious to see your backyard photos!

Lynn said...

Welcoming front porch and congratulations to Tamika!

Sandra Cox said...

Nice porch. Nice pics. Warm and welcoming.

Kelly said...

I love front porches! Yours looks beautiful!!

blueviolet said...

Your porch looks wonderfully inviting!

Karen Lange said...

Love your porch! So inviting.

Congrats to Tamika! Great giveaway. :)

Craig Edwards said...

Wow, what a wonderful looking porch! Reminds me of the ones I used to play on as a kid - and that is the highest compliment I can give!

Tana Adams said...

Love the front of your home! I love pineapples because they remind me of Hawaii. ;)

Carolyn V said...

I love your front porch! The pineapple is awesome! =)

Theresa Milstein said...

Congrats to Tamika!

I've tried to grow pineapples too. Very cool!

Liza said...

I want to sit right down on that porch!

Nancy said...

I just finished planting my small row of flowers last week, too. Yours are so lovely. And I adore the pineapple lamp. I bet you have some great summer evenings on that porch.

Tamika: said...

Lovely porch! Did you do all this yourself?!

Thanks for the win, Jennifer. I couldn't be happier:)

Lauren F. Boyd said...

Your home looks so inviting! And I did not know that the pineapple is the symbol of hospitality! We're trying to sell our townhouse and buy a house, and once we finally do, I can't wait to make it our home.

And many thanks for commenting on my blog earlier!

Name: Holly Bowne said...

Gee...I wish you'd come help me with my weeds, er...flowers. I haven't even started yet and unfortunately I did NOT inherit my mother's green thumb.

Your pics make me want to come curl up on your settee and inhale the lovely fragrance of your blooms while I read a good book.

alexia said...

What lovely pictures! And good luck with that last 5k :)

alexia said...

What lovely pictures! And good luck with that last 5k :)

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Cute front porch! I want one, can we trade? Hooray for finishing up your draft, I'm rooting for you, girl! ;)


Btw, I'm holding an MC Blogfest in Jeannie's honor! Drop by and join us, please! <3

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YA Paranormal Romance, Darkspell coming fall of 2011!

Andrea Mack said...

I'm jealous...I still haven't planted my pots for my front porch, so it looks dreary. Yours is lovely!

Keri Mikulski said...

Adorable porch! ;)

Congrats, Tamika!

Julie Musil said...

I'm very impressed with your planting abilities. Your porch flowers are beautiful! And no, I didn't know that pineapple was a symbol of hospitality. I learned something new today :D

Diane J. said...

Your porch looks very inviting! Unlike my doorstep with an overgrown maple tree and my children's rock and stick collection.

Congratulations Tamika!

Susan Fields said...

Congrats to Tamika, and what a beautiful porch! Don't you just love getting the flowers planted and being able to sit back and enjoy?

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