Hi, Y’all! One thing that I had on my wishlist and prayed for in our forever home was to have six exterior columns and a porch. Yes, I was so specific on the number of columns…why? There was a gorgeous home in our previous neighborhood and I adored the six front-facing white exterior columns. So of course I always had the columns and a porch on my wishlist. What’s a Southern Belle without an awesome porch? I have so many memories of being on the porch with my NaNa and I had hopes of sharing long talks with her on my porch. Unfortunately, she passed away before we moved into our current home. I still feel she is with me when I sit on my porch bed swing. I often have thoughts of us fishing in the lake or better yet her fishing and me sitting on the porch, because I’m afraid of snakes.

That’s one of the reasons I make sure my porch bed swing is decorated seasonally, so she can look down and smile. If you guys remember this is the DIY Porch Bed Swing my husband and son made for me two years back and it is still holding strong. If you want more on the DIY it can be found here.

It is my goal to spend a lot of time here this spring and to enjoy a nice glass of wine or one of my favorite bourbons occasionally. I don’t usually spend a lot of time here when summer hits, because the porch swing is lake-facing and typically the snakes are on the move. A story for another day. So on to the spring refresh.

So what updates did I do? I added a fabulous new planter and potted a lemon tree. Now for a little secret…can you believe this tree is fake? I also flipped my rug to the other side and it is giving the porch a new life. This year it doesn’t look like we will have to do anything to the porch swing cushions; they held up well after we repainted the fabric last year. 

I hope this brings you all some inspiration to get spring ready! As always thank you for your support it means the world to me. Omniley

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