Friday, April 2, 2010

I've been a busy bee! I'm lovin the warm weather!

The weather is FINALLY warming up, so it was time to give my yard some love!

Look what's popping up!

My tulips have decided to come out and play for the spring!  I love tulips!

My grass is getting green, my Kwanzan Cherry tree is blooming!

I added red mulch and the contrast with the green grass just makes my yard pop!

I bought my ferns today and cleaned off my porch!  Boy, my porch was dirty!

My front porch!  We spend a lot of time out here!

I love swinging on our swing and the wind chime sounds so nice!

I bought some plants for my planters, and now they need to grow!

I hope the weather is warming up for you as well!  Have a Happy Easter!


Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Oh my goodness, I am in love with your house! Is has such character. Your yard work has paid off because everything looks fabulous.

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

I LOVE your home - what a beauty it is! I am just dying to get my annuals started, but it's still too cold here :( I always have to wait until the end of April - so I'm waiting - impatiently!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I luv the style of your house and that porch is sooooo COOL...I would live out there:) Hope you have a wonderful Easter with your family!


Jamee said...

I am sure you put your neighbors to shame!! your home looks beautiful

Lisa @ Another Day Today said...

It's beautiful! I wish I had a porch :)

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

Your home and gardens are fabulous.
Enjoy the weather.

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Lori,
Your home looks beautiful and the porch is marvelous, I would be out there all summer. I see those great topiaries you posted about.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Easter weekend,

Darcie said...

Beautiful Lori! Looks like a perfect porch to have a morning coffee, and an afternoon lemonade on. Beautiful.

Enjoy your week at the beach my dear!

too Blessed to Stress said...

oh my word! I so want to live on that porch :) it looks so comfy! beautiful job sprucing up your yard for summer :)

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Sandra said...

Your home, yard and front porch look so inviting...happy spring and Easter to you...thanks for stopping by my blog and for hosting your parties!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

LOVE your porch! It is so inviting! Aren't you so glad it is spring!

Barbara Jean said...

We are having lots of rain, with intermittent sun. =)
But, we are also enjoying all the lovely Sping blooms you are.
Tulips are about to bloom, trees blossoming, grass growing, (and needing mowing!).

Thanks for such a pretty post, and for coming by. My delight to do your Thursday Meme, as long as I can. ( we are making some changes at my store so very busy, and, my wrist and arm are killing me from being on this comp. so much!). =(

Will try to get by next week and say hi to all your hostesses.

Barbara Jean

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BeautifulDees said...

Your home is so beautiful. I love your porch,I have one I live on in the summer, I could even sleep out there, but Utah night's even get cold in the summer (I love it) we still have snow, and I cant wait to do yard work.
Love ya,Debbie

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

Your yard is gorgeous! So beautiful!

Dianna said...

The warmer weather is certainly
welcomed. My husband has been very busy getting the outside ready, it's a nice change.

Low Tide High Style said...

Your house is simply charming and it's one of my favorite styles of architecture! I would spend all day, everyday on that beautiful front porch!

Kat :)

Lynn said...

You have a beautiful home, enjoy!

Allison Shops said...

What beautiful flowers. Love your front porch. Be sure to stop by AtticMag this week for a Giveaway!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your home and yard are gorgeous. Love your porch, so pretty. I would love to have one like that to just sit out and enjoy. Wonderful. All the flowers are fabulous. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

Your home is so very charming and your plants and yard are just so lovely! I would love to come for a visit! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

It all looks so wonderful and inviting, what a lovely vintage home, you are so lucky to have such a beautiful big porch....

Sarah said...

I loved it! Thanks for sharing!
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Come check it out
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MrsJenB said...

I adore that porch and the entire house and yard - really beautiful!

We did a lot of planting over the past weekend in preparation for Easter and for guests, and I'm really enjoying looking at the flowers and planning more things to plant. I think I might be a little bit obsessed now! :-)

Found you @ The Girl Creative!

MessyMissy said...

Isn't this time of year the BEST?? I love getting my hands dirty in the garden. Not quite warm enough for planting outside in Maine, but I've got lots of seedlings in every sunny spot available. Your house is lovely....and I WANT that swing. And, your porch. :-)

Debbie said...

Beautiful home Lori, I am a front porch gal myself!~ Yours is nice and big, and clean now too:)

Tootsie said...

LOOK AT YOUR GRASS!!!! I am so jealous!!! it's so pretty in your garden girl...I love it!
thanks for linking in this week...sorry it took so long for me to get here!

Paula said...

Your porch is lovely! Thanks so much for sharing - love the swing and the ambience!
Paula from Idaho

Laura said...

Your yard looks immaculate.
I just put in red mulch and I love it.

i am linking to the same party-
stop by if you have time.

White Spray Paint

Cottage Dreamers said...

Beautiful!!! Your yard looks so wonderful and alive! And your porch looks amazing! I love big porches on old houses!
☺ Celeste

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

My goodness -- this is all stunning. I am looking forward to the full blown floral beauty.

If you get a change to join us on Friday~~Finding Beauty I would love for you to share your Beauty! Its lovely.

If you get a chance would love for you to stop by and say hi.

TTFN Claudia ♥ ♥

I'm Just a Southern Girl said...

Wow! Your house is absolutely gorgeous! Hope I get really inspired by you...I'm coming back again and again, keep it up!

Marina Capano said...

Ohh! Lori nice to meet you!!!
wooooo! wahta fantastic porch!!!

I love it!



Shannon@ One Crafty Mommy said...

Thanks for linking up to this week's Super Crafty Saturday!

Ms. Bake-it said...

You have a lovely home. I too spend a lot of time on my porch. Your flowers look very pretty.

~ Tracy

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Absolutely beautiful porch.


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