Front Porch Appeal Newsletter
Celebrating Ten Years of Porches
Issue #100 March 2019
It's already been 10 wonderful yearsThis porch is a favorite of ours and we've seen many over the past 10 years.
This is our 100th newsletter issue and we're so grateful for you, our fellow porch friend. Ten years ago when Dave and I came up with the idea for our site, would you believe we didn't have a porch nor a single photo of a porch?
All we had was wonderful memories of growing up with porches, a great worth ethic and visions of ways we could share porch ideas with you. Back then in early 2009, there wasn't much on the internet about porches.
We started with a few photos we purchased, an outline of topics we wanted to share with you and many hours of burning the proverbial midnight oil. Dave brought to the table years of beautiful woodworking experience and a natural instinct for knowing how to visualize designs and fix problems around our home. I came with a creative heart and the label that Dave gave me, his "IT guy".
Together we've traveled many miles throughout the states, photographing porches of many types of architecture, meeting fellow porch lovers and creating a business that has enabled us a great deal of flexibility.
Our site wouldn't be anything without you! We are very appreciative of your participation - from sharing pictures and porch ideas, to asking thoughful questions and sending good thoughts our way. We sure enjoy hearing from you.
And what we've learned is that some of you live vicariously through us because your home doesn't have a porch. No worries, we haven't always had the luxury of having a porch. And some of your have amazing porches. No matter which end of the spectrum you are on, we warmly welcome you here for friendly porch talk and sharing of ideas.
We are looking ahead to the next ten years and what's in store here. God willing, we'll continue to share our passion with you a good ten more years. Thank you a million times over for visiting us here, on our Facebook page, youtube channel and pinterest boards. We're aptly called Front Porch Ideas everywhere.
And yes, we do have a porch now that we enjoy and decorate. A back porch too. We truly feel "porchunate"! We wouldn't have it any other way.
What's In This Issue
Has Spring Sprung Where You Live?
What are you seeing bloom in your area?March 20th is the first day of spring.
Whether you live in mild California, sunny Florida or still have snow in your driveway and cold winds blowing, spring is a welcome season to just about everyone. There's a universal love of seeing the first tiny blooms in spring. As they say, hope springs eternal.
We have several hyacinths in full bloom in our backyard and see spring green leaves popping out on trees around us.
So whether you're in full springtime mode, like we recently experienced in Florida, or still shoveling snow and enjoying the warmth of your fireplace, just know that spring comes on its own time. But it will come.
Dave and I embrace these last cool days of the season because soon it will be very warm and humid in Nashville. So don't call us out on it, but we both like, especially me, the cooler months of winter. But for sure, living in Nashville isn't like having a winter up north where you may live.
We like this saying by Hal Borland: "No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn." Isn't that the truth about so many things? May it come in handy next time you feel blue.
Beautiful Southern Porches
Dave and I visited Florida in the past couple of weeks for time with family and on our trip we had the wonderful opportunity to visit St. Augustine, Florida
What a wonderful, historic town. Did you know it's the oldest city in the US? Founded in 1565 - over 450 years old.
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