Tuesday, September 6, 2016

One Last Fling

First I want to talk about how  very blessed I am to have the best husband ever.  There are times I get so irritated (I'm sure I'm not alone) with him and I know he does the same with me....but to have someone that is always there to have my back, to help me with my projects, to pray for me,  there for me when I am down  or not feeling well.  To have someone that I know without a doubt that loves me no matter what...well, that's really rare in this day.  We've had some really difficult times lately, but no matter what happens, as long as we have each other and stay focused on God, then we will make it!  I wouldn't be who I am without the support I've had from my sweetheart!  

We have a major event happening here at our home this week.  More details coming later....but we've had to do our Fall cleaning and sprucing up a little early.  I've had plans on painting the railing and stairs outside but the heat has put the damper on those plans. So bleach was my friend until I can get to paint.  We always clean the house in the Spring and in the Fall, cut back the flower beds, throw away all of the dead flowers and so on.  But we take our time....we haven't had that option this time around.

Our downstairs needed painted so I bit the bullet and did it.  The nail holes alone were the hardest to take care of!  Between moving all of the furniture, taking things off of the walls, filling and sanding all of the holes and then painting....I thought I'd never get done!  

 The blue I had mixed is Skywriter by Valspar.
The original blue we had was more of a gray blue.  I wanted something a little brighter to go with all of the British Rose and white.  

It's a little bit of an adjustment, but I do this with all of my paint.  I even did it when I painted the living room pink...now I love it and wouldn't change it for nothing!

Sorry I didn't take a before photo before we made this vent cover.

I had wanted to make this for a long time!  The metal air return vent was a true eyesore and a hazard to our toes since it was slanted at the bottom.   This is so much nicer, takes up less space and is pretty!

 The house got washed along with the porch.  I took up the rug for Fall....I'm kinda digging the floor this time around.  I've honestly hated this floor from the beginning.....either I'm softening up and my tastes are changing or I am just not caring anymore, lol!

What's left of my flowers after the major heat we've had, is a true miracle!  They're hanging on!

While everyone is decorating for Fall...I am having one last fling with Summer and enjoying our porch!

There is no better after a hard days work than sitting on this swing and relaxing.  There is something about a porch swing to me that gives a sense of slowing things down a bit.

Life is short and bad things happen to good people...but God is the answer to it all and with Him we will all overcome...in this life or the next.  

Have a blessed week!!!


  1. Love that color of blue! Seems as though several FB friends are needing thoughts and prayers at this time! So I will ask God's mercy, Grace and peace for you and family.

  2. Melanie, everything looks great and the porch is awesome!! Wow, the surrounding view along with that porch are fabulous:-)

  3. I just enjoy reading your blogs they are so uplifting!! You're so beautiful with your wording and descriptions!! Your home is just beautiful!!

  4. Hola mi querida hna melanie, como siempre, quedo admirada de tu hogar, tan acogedor,agradable,encantador, romántico. Si , es una gran bendición el esposo que Dios nos ha concedido. Muchos besitos, Dios te bendiga a ti y a los tuyos


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