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May Porch Pride - Issue #77 May 2016May - month of showers, all kinds of other weather too, flowers in bloom, and birds and bees doing what birds and bees do! As the weather progressively gets warmer, porches blossom also.
There are many inexpensive and easy ways to create a magical spring time "curb appealing" porch which we will gladly share. Our cottage porch garden is blossoming this spring
If you haven't already, spring up your porch. If your porch is spring ready then find joy in simple things: the sound of chimes, the songs of birds, the jingle of ice in your glass...
WOW! We Did It! One Million ViewsThis month Mary and I reached one million views on our YouTube Channel. We really appreciate each of you who has watched some of our videos. While we are not professional videographers, we have fun making them for you.
We started creating videos for you way back in 2010 or so. Many of them are not fancy in any way, but we enjoyed making each one for you. Our latest series is our own Porch University.
One million views of our videos! We are very appreciative!On our channel, we have over 200 videos and 10+ playlists. Thank you for watching, subscribing, and commenting.
Timeless Garden BenchesWho doesn't love a nice garden bench? The two of us surely do.
This bench was allowed to weather. Lovely!Whether for taking a much-needed rest on a brisk walk or a comfortable place to observe birds or butterflies, a garden bench is a timeless piece of furniture seen on porches, on trails and back yards.
Garden benches are perfect for families strolling in the park and for friends who want to stop and visit for a while.
What a peaceful view from this garden benchSee more beautiful garden benches including a couple that I handcrafted myself.
Consider Yourself Porchunate?
Dave and I coined this word "porchunate". We think it's very fitting for all of us porch loving people. Do you agree?
Create Curb Appeal FastFor those on the go - or for those "porchunate" not to be so busy - we have plenty of spring and curb appealing updates you can do on and around your porch.
Spring porch ideas
Home Plan of the Month - and a Gazebo Style Porch
See this wonderful floor plan - Family Home Plans #86226 -(Amazon affiliate link for which we may receive a commission)Can you imagine living in this home with its wraparound porch and farmhouse charm? Oh my! Talk about welcoming. And that garage, too. Family Home Plans has a wonderful selection of home plans with porches.
Plan #503498 -( affiliate link for which we may receive a commission)How about this ultra charming gazebo-style porch? It was once featured in Better Homes and Garden magazine. Take a look at these plans and more.
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Introducing Porch University
We welcome you to Porch University!
Mary and I created our own Porch University and developed an awesome course called Porchology 101. As self-proclaimed Porch Professors, we like you, don't have time for lengthy courses as it takes away from our porch sitting time.
So we created short videos that provide invaluable information all about porches. You don't need to take notes and we don't take attendance. Just enjoy.
First Two Videos of the Series
Porch University Introduction
Porch University - You Have 8 Seconds
Learn about ways to extend your smaller-sized porch
Welcome to Our Cottage Porch GardenWe love cottage-style gardens and decided to create one in front of our porch. How about you - is cottage your style?
Our garden is filling in nicely having started it last spring. We primarily use perennials but also add in showy annuals in to create extra pops of color and interest.
Our cottage-style porch garden in springtimeOur porch landscaping has evolved. Did you get to see how we put in our pea gravel walkway?
We have enjoyed it and have been very pleased with its durability and low maintenance. Granted, a few stones end up in our yard but we just sweep them back. We like the informal feel of the walkway.
The individual flowers are a lovely sight - we love these purple star flowers.
If you go around the corner of our porch, you see the vibrant pink azaleas in full bloom.On that topic, here are some other pretty porch steps for you to enjoy.
Video: Our DIY Cottage Walkway
When we installed our pea gravel walkway, it was during the wintertime. We can do things like that living in the South.
Mobile Home Exterior Ideas
Enjoy our podcastEveryone loves a porch! We enjoyed talking with Tim Peele, owner of the Mobile Home Parts Store who shares his ideas for improving the exterior of your mobile or manufactured home. From adding a porch to upgrading your skirting, Tim shares some wonderful ideas almost any homeowner can use.
Listen to our podcast with Tim or one of our many other podcasts!
Our friend Pam painted her porch ceiling blueDoesn't this shade of blue really boost the charm of Pam's porch? We were happy she shared her photo with us.
There's a story behind blue porch ceilings. Read it here.
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