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Celebrate July 4th on the Porch!
Issue #103 June 2019It's time for fireworks, sparklers and watermelon slices! Do you have good memories from your childhood summers? We sure do and one of those is eating ice cream on the porch.
I remember our neighbors would make homemade ice cream on their back patio for the families on our end of the block. My mom would make the delicious fudge topping to go on it and that was pure joy.
As kids, we would decorate our bikes with colorful streamers and baseball cards clipped to our spokes with clothespins. Oh, the simple things are the best things. We hope you have great memories to savor too.
As we write this newsletter, it's the first few days of summer 2019. The beginning of frolic and fun in the sun.
Our grandchildren here in Tennessee have already enjoyed a month of their summer vacation. Our grandchildren in Virginia just began their summer break. It's funny how school calendars vary so much from state to state.
And in this issue we celebrate the 4th of July in the USA. Celebrating our freedoms and blessings in this wonderful land of the United States of America. Time for picnics and baseball games and splashing in the sprinkler.
We recently celebrated Father's Day and wish to send out a bunch of love to all the dads who are here. Thank you for being a bright light in your family's journey. We thank you, Dads, for all that you do in this world.
Our thanks to Jefferson Ross for sharing his back porch with usThank you so much for being here with us; it is YOU who makes it all worth while as we love to meet you here each month. May you enjoy a few relaxing moments as you browse through our topics this month...
Inside This Edition...
Decorate Your Porch for the 4th of July!
The whole family can join in the fun this July 4th, decorating your porch for all to enjoy. See our projects and ideas here.
Beautifully decorated Tucker Hill (McKinney TX) home for the 4th of July. What might you be putting out on your porch for this festive holiday?
Please take a quick moment to see all of our patriotic ideas gathered here.
Check Out This Porch Swing BedSwing beds have become quite popular and this one from our friends and sponsor at The Porch Company is the ultimate in comfort. They have ingeniously solved the problem of the bed swing by making the back adjustable - perfect for a relaxing summer nap or for sitting and swinging the day away.
Hand crafted for both quality and comfort
Imagine this porch bed swing in YOUR homeOur sponsor, The Porch Company, designs and custom builds these porch swing beds - which has a major advantage - an adjustable back. See much more of these adjustable swing beds right here.
Sliding Screen Door Issues Solved!Our sponsor, PCA Products, has designed and constructed a sliding screen door that will blow you away. We've never had a sliding screen door that we didn't have to fix; they can be a real pain. No more!
PCA Products has found a way to solve sliding screen door issues like bent frames, screen blow out, and derailing from the track. We hope you check them out and treat yourself to something wonderful in sliding patio doors.
Amazing sliding screen door by PCA ProductsDo yourself a favor and check out this fantastic screen door today!
The Beauty of Handcrafted Vintage Porch PartsOur sponsor, Vintage Woodworks, has been reproducing handcrafted solid wood porch parts since 1978. We love their family.
Take a look at this home - one of their customers - and notice how the Vintage Woodworks handcrafted products make such a lovely difference. The porch posts, brackets and gable decorations!
The beauty of vintage trimoworkA customer sent in this photo of their beautiful home with handcrafted porch posts, brackets and a gable decoration from Vintage Woodworks. Love what you see? Then please stop by Vintage Woodworks's website for much more porch-related products!
A Half Umbrella is Sometimes What You NeedWe have a side deck that is perfect for morning coffee, but it receives sun in the afternoon and early evening. It isn't wide enough for a full umbrella so we opted for a half umbrella. We use it over our seating area and move it over the grill when needed.
If you have a similar problem this may be the solution. We use our half umbrella often to extend our outdoor time in comfort.
We even made an umbrella holder to maximize our space or you can purchase one along with the umbrella.
Half umbrella on deck
Half umbrella on deck over grillWe purchased our half umbrella through Amazon. You, too, can find different styles and colors along with an umbrella holder at Amazon (affiliate).
Red Half Patio Umbrella
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