Tuesday, May 31, 2016

And Life Goes On

We had a great Memorial weekend!  After the renewal, we had to put things away and that was a job since it's been close to 90.  But I'm not complaining, I'll take the sunshine over the weeks of rain anytime!

Remember the arch we made?  I thought about selling it, but decided to keep it.  We have it sitting at the basement door  for now.  We have some work to do to make it permanent.  But I am loving it there...it'll be pretty at Christmas!  I always say that when I do something new outside...my mother does too.  We always think about what things will look like decorated for Christmas!

The flowers are enjoying the pretty weather we are having.  See that little tree on the stairs?  Well, Lucie kept digging it up from another planter I had at the basement door.  I finally had to put it here so she wouldn't destroy it.  Poor little tree barely made it out alive!

Just look at that sweet face.  You'd have no clue she is a digger would you?  

She has dug up our little garden and destroyed many plants.  She even started to dig up these hydrangeas!  That's when my sweetie decided to hook her up at night so she wouldn't have free reign to DESTROY!  lol  But she is a true sweetheart...we love her so much!

There is a song  by John Denver called Country Roads.  It's about West Virginia and we all love it!  This photo is a true sentiment of what a country road truly is here in our beautiful state!
It is HOME and I love it!
I snapped some photos one evening and thought about how much I adore living where we do.  

There is beauty all around us!

Our back deck needs some fresh white paint, but I still think it's beautiful all chippy in the setting sun.

All of our flowers are doing so well too!  

Keeping the porch clean is a task with all of the pollen, spider webs and birds...

But even the spiders are beautiful weaving their webs that glisten in the sunlight.

I finally broke over and cut some of the peony blooms.  They smell so good sitting on the porch with the warm breeze.

After making our bouquets that we carried, I had so many fresh flowers to do something with.  Adding baby's breath, to these peonies in this bird stand, gave that shabby touch that I adore!

I love the pinks with the aqua mason jars!

I have spent so much time on the porch so far this summer...it truly is a sweet place to sit and relax on the swing.  Much needed after this weekend!

I hope all of you have a wonderful week!  


  1. Dear Melanie 💞 Your pictures are so beautiful and I would love to sit and sip a cup of tea in your amazing home 😍
    I wish you a lovely day, and lots of sunshine 🌸☀️🌸

    Love Lone

  2. Looks like you are all settled in for summer. Peonies are just starting here in Chicagoland. Such a pretty house and yard. Thanks for sharing, Sandi

  3. The pictures and your home are just beautiful! Love reading your posts! Love the rug on the porch too, where did you find it? I know and love WV we live in Maryland but have family from the northern areas to the southern areas in WV. My mom has a place just about 1 mile from the MD/WV line in Garrett Co. Love it up there, we do a lot of riding there, lots of beautiful quiet roads with lots of twists and turns. So peaceful.
    Blessings to you,

  4. Peonies are my favorite flower and we rarely see them here in South Texas. I can almost smell the blooms on my great grandmas table💗 And all the little ants crawling all over them!
    Miss that🌺

  5. Dear Melanie, your home is breathtaking. I can't imagine the hours it takes to take care of it. I love the pop of the blue Ball jars with your gorgeous peonies. Thank you for the inspiration. :) Jo

  6. Melanie, you and your attitude toward life are always a breath of fresh air. Thank you for sharing with us.


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