Full weeks after short holiday weeks are always a bit rough. Luckily, this week has been going by pretty fast for me. I feel like the weekend will be here again before we know it – which is pretty great. And you can find me chillin on our front porch!
You may remember in previous posts last year that we had a plastic white bench out there. Well the wind got it one day and broke one leg and while three-legged dogs can still survive, the same can’t be said for a bench. We decided on some white Adirondack chairs to fill the empty void that we were left with. If you’ve never sat in Adirondack chairs, you’re missing out. They are more comfortable than they look and are the perfect angle of reclined while still sitting upright. Plus the wide armrests are great to set your wine glasses on! ?
While the chairs would have been enough to replace the bench, I really wanted to make an outdoor living space. Sure we have our deck, but that thing faces south and we have no trees. On a hot day, our north facing front porch is a good four degrees cooler. Yep, I checked. It’s also out of the sun, perfect for avoiding weird tan-lines because you don’t feel like changing your clothes. So to make this a true living space, I found this cute runner for under our feet, added some throw pillows, a blanket, and a lantern for light when the sun starts to set. Bonus, it all matches my hat wreath I made. The view across the street is currently soybeans but next year will be corn – and then we’ll see more deer! ?
This space also serves as a bit of an escape. In case you haven’t noticed between my posts about setting yourself up for success and the one about our robot vacuum, I have really tried to slow things down this year. I wrote a little bit in the beginning of 2018 about my health. I had more doctor appointments in June. It seems things will be worse before they are better so I am trying to be as kind as possible to myself. This includes taking time to relax. Which is good I give myself permission because, honestly, I don’t have the energy for much else. This outdoor space has been perfect. Anyway, enough sad stuff. Here’s a few more pictures!