Sunday, April 1, 2012

"Just a Swinging"

Hello everyone!

I've been enjoying the beautiful sunshine and warm weather we've been having and working outside.

My husband and I went to Lowe's today and bought a new porch swing.  Our other one was 16 yrs old and had a broken piece of wood on it.  It was also in need of a paint job.  So, we decided to just replace it instead.


Since this one is black, it matches our rocking chairs. I like this one much better than the one we had before.


I'm looking forward to sitting out here after the pollen season subsides.


Now, I have to clean and repaint the rocking chairs.  Also, we plan on buying flowers for the porch railing planters this week.

I was able to put out more pine straw in the front yard too.  Still, more is needed!


As you can see, everything is greening up nicely.

Some more flowers have bloomed since I last took pictures.
We have light pink knock-out roses blooming.


Also, some deep pink knock-out roses in bloom.


Our hosta came up.


Our nandina is nice and green now too.


Our one remaining azalea bush in the back yard (that the dog didn't kill) is in bloom too.


You can see all the pollen on it.

So, that's what I've been doing this weekend.  How about you?  Anything exciting or something that has been on your "to do list"?

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

32 comments:

Lori said...

Lovely yard. We just planted two knock out roses. They say full sun. We put them in partial sun. Are yours full sun or do they get some shade?

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Your swing looks great and the yard looks good, too. I worked in the yard all day and now have 40 bales of pine straw to put out. Guess I will start in the morning.

Babs said...

I'm loving your porch and would like to be "swanging" and "sippin" a glass of tea right now. Your plants are looking great.

NanaDiana said...

What a pretty front yard you have. I love all your plants. We can't get pine mulch here at all.

Your new porch swing looks great. I love a porch swing and so do the grands when they visit. xo Diana

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love your new swing Kelly and your front yard looks great!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your swing is darling...I love your whole front porch. It looks like summer is almost there for you. Blooms in April are rare up here. But the grass is greener than I have ever seen! It looks like a meadow!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, Kelly!

XO,
Jane

Cindy said...

Oh, I love your front porch and the new swing. I adore the stacked stone I see in the front on the steps. I would love to live in the south...

Debra @ Common Ground said...

nothing quite as relaxing as sitting in a porch swing, brings back memories of my youth...love the black!

AntiqueChase said...

Everything looks gorgeous! I wish we had a place for a swing....

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love your porch swing...I am still debating if I should buy one for my porch once I am done painting! Your flowers are beautiful!

This weekend I worked on finishing up the paint on porch, next is the porch floor!

Debbiedoo's said...

Love your new swing Kelly. It does look great in black. Your garden is looking fab. Those hostas are huge!

Debby said...

Beautiful home. Love the porch and the new swing. You have alot of green already. I'd be on that swing all the time sipping some sweet tea.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how fun and so pretty. Love your porch and your yard looks amazing. Hugs, Marty

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Everything is looking lovely, Kelly! Love your new swing and those rockers! I wish I had just a little more room here to add a rocker.

Shelia said...

Hi Kelly! I just love love porch swings and I know you're gonna love it! Your yard is looking good too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Holly said...

I want a porch like yours.... so sweet!

bluebird1959 said...

Charolotte Johnson would to swing on your front porch! Lol! Looks terrific Kelly. Jane

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Kelly: What a sweet summer you will have swinging on the porch. Your house is beautiful and your garden is looking so pretty already..Happy Monday..Judy

bluebird1959 said...

Typo! Charolotte Johnson would love to swing on your porch!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love your black swing, we bought one from Lowe's a few years ago only it's white, I've spent many hours on it swinging and reading!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I miss the front porch we had in our previous home. I wish all houses came with them! Your home is lovely, and the porch looks like the perfect place to relax.

thistlewoodfarm said...

I love it! That's what's blooming in our yard, too! I need to get some more hydrangeas and hostas and a few ferns for the shade garden!

Hope you had a good weekend!
blessings,
karianne

Melanie said...

Lots and lots of pollen at our house too!! Love the new swing and your front porch! Looks like a lovely place to enjoy a tall glass of sweet iced tea!

Mrs.Marie Lester said...

Such a beautiful porch!! I love it! My husband and my father are currently building one on to our home, we had to get a new porch swing for my parents as well there's finally broke after all these years! But your new one looks so nice! Have a great day! Can't wait to see more of your lovely home! and enjoy the Sunshine :)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

There's nothing like swingin' or rockin' on the porch... especially with such a beautiful view!! blessings ~ tanna

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

So love porch swings...yours is so inviting..just a glass of great ice tea and a good swing...ahhh life is good...

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You're landscaping is coming along nicely. Beautiful blooms, and the porch looks so inviting.

Pat said...

I am a big fan of porch swings. We had one on our porch at the farm.

Your new porch swing is beautiful Kelly. I also loved seeing the photos of your flowers.

ImSoVintage said...

Your yard looks beautiful. We are thinking about planting some knockout roses. They seem to do really well here in Kentucky.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

wow, its really springy over there! Love the new black swing....its time to enjoy it before it gets too hot out!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kelly, your swing looks great! Now you can sit and admire all of those gorgeous flowers! Things are really blossoming there! All of my knockout roses are blooming now, too! Looks so pretty!

Designs By Pinky said...

We have never used pine straw as mulch, do you like it? I guess so since you use it, LOL!!! Your HOUSE IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! What state are you in???? LOVE your porch. That is one thing I will MISS terribly in the new house, we won't have a front porch:( Happy Spring!!!!