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Front Porch Appeal

Issue #39 October 2012

Porch News and Ideas for Porch Lovers

October is our favorite porch month. Mary and I love what autumn has to offer, cool air, beautiful colors, and of course, decorated porches.

Although some of you may have experienced snow already, those of us in middle Tennessee are enjoying the brilliance of the season. Warm days and cool nights - perfect for porch sitting.

halloween decorated porch
Front Porch Dressed for Halloween

Fall is a perfect time to do a few porch crafts with your kids or grand kids. We had fun making a scarecrow for autumn and a black cat for Halloween with our grandchildren. We've included links to download free instructions for both below!

Halloween has never been more popular and will be here in less than a week. Get ideas for decorating both your porch and yard this year - more details below.

Are You Decorating Your Porch for Halloween?

front porch decorated for halloween
Photo courtesy of Birshykat

We have lots of fun and spooky Halloween decorating ideas for you this year!
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Scarecrow Project Update

Last month we featured the beginning of our scarecrow making project.

Glad to report our scarecrow, whom we call Willard, is finished and has been standing guard on our porch.

We've posted the tutorial for building a scarecrow on our site if you would like to make one for fall or Halloween. It's a fun project for the entire family.

Willard and Tom the Scarecrows

Make Our Black Cat Too!

Easy to make and perfect for any front porch or yard - use our instructions and download our free template

black cat, moon, and bat

Happy Halloween from

Pumpkins Galore

Tis the season for pumpkins and pumpkin decorating. We thought you might like to see a few uniquely carved pumpkins.

Be sure to check out our many other pumpkin decorating ideas.

Featured Front Porch

log cabin with red metal roof
We love the look of metal roofs on porches!

Metal roofs have must be popular; we see lots of them on our travels. We would love to hear from those who have metal roofs on their homes or porches (photos too!). Tell us what you like or don't like about them. We'd love to hear from you.

Send Us Your Pictures
Two people will receive a $75 Amazon gift card

Our Autumn and Halloween Picture Fest!

Autumn and Halloween Photograph Fest Would you share some of your autumn and Halloween porch pictures with us? We're looking for fun and inspirational pictures to share on our website and Facebook page.

See how you can send your pics to us.

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To show our heartfelt appreciation, we will randomly choose two lucky souls to each receive a $75 Amazon gift card.

Just in time for holiday shopping - or to treat yourself.

Available Now!

Autumn eBook cover There is still time to get your copy of our eBook, Autumn On The Porch, containing over 250 pages of autumn porch decorating ideas from 40 bloggers.

You will find a myriad of ideas to use this fall, everything from pumpkin topiary ideas to a cute owl wreath. We've even included a treat or two to enjoy on your porch.

If you love decorating or don't have a clue as to how to dress your porch for fall, we know you will find plenty of ideas in this colorful eBook.

To learn more or to order a copy for yourself or someone you know who loves to decorate, please check out our Autumn On The Porch
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Update - Kitchen Table Entrepreneurs

Last month we divulged we were writing an eBook about how we work together as a couple and how we created this informational web site from our kitchen table.

Foxnews Interview with Front Porch Ideas

We received lots of good feedback from being featured on National TV for a segment on Kitchen Table Entrepreneurs. Many people expressed an interest in being notified when our book is written.

Mary and I have been diligently writing our book and are making good progress. If you'd like to be notified when our eBook is ready, enter your email address here. We won't use your email for any other purpose.

From The Porch Steps

Mary and Dave on front porch steps Mary and I know you are busy but see if you can add one more thing to your To-Do list for fall:

Porch Sit for one morning or afternoon, all day preferred.

Watch a leaf fall, a bird fly, the breeze blow.

Count your blessings, remember enjoying a fall day from your youth, recall a childhood friend.

Smell the air, watch the clouds float by, be grateful.

Lowers blood pressure, clears the mind, increases your joy.

Time well spent.

Hugs from the porch steps,
Mary & Dave

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Join our Porch Community on Facebook

You're invited to be part of our Facebook community. We share ideas with one another for decorating and using our porches.

Mary and Dave

Happy porch sitting from your friends,

Mary & Dave

Life is short. Enjoy your porch.


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