Day 14: Our Front Porch Garden

Today we are giving a big thanks to our ever so beautiful front porch garden.

Can you believe its all still alive? Lol.

No, seriously though.

I am going to speak in first person because I do not think you understand how big of a deal this is…

I, Amber Clore, have a front porch garden. And it is growing – it ’tis!!

On the corner of thirteenth and park this little house sits,

with a perfect end of the day spot for calling it quits.

The smell of fresh growing basil permeates the air,

funny, its for cooking – but I think it looks just fine right there!

Around the sign, we planted some sweet potato vine.

Not the kind you can eat, but vibrant green leaves that grow through your feet.

The pink and orange bougainvillea are in full bloom, as they reach for the suns energy like a top hat plume.

The purple bell flowers are getting ready to sprout!

While thees little mum’s are all tuckered out.

The buds may be gone, but the greenery still lives on!

The table’s center features a whimsical orchid treat, and the hanging petunias are eye candy for the street!

This happy little fern, her name is Delilah.

And happily she lives above these happy weeds.

I just can not bare to pull them, even though they say to in all my reads.

This ledge on the porch gets little to no sun.

They are the only thing that grows – so I’m going to ignore that bit of advise from the pros.

My mom found this rocker on the side of the road,

one man’s trash is another man’s gold!!

And maybe a fun DIY project!

The palm had been there since before I took hold,

 it shares it’s pot with a neglected little Hosta that needed a home,

I nursed it back to life and now its twofold!

These beautiful hydrangeas grow in decorative pots, and the butterflies sure do love them, lots and lots!

Perhaps my favorite, the Vinca, also known as the Periwinkle,

grows in vibrant shades of pink, and smile when they receive a sprinkle.

Dont mistake this guy for a pineapple,

even though the same family, my guess is it tastes more like grapple.

Boxwood topiaries will greet you at the door, come on inside and see whats in the store!!

With petite roses in bloom, I smell them every day —

— and snip them occasionally for a beautiful display!


Thanks for stopping by today, are you as proud of my garden as I am?? Do share!

Day 13: Chandeliers

We’ve been dying to give our thanks for chandeliers all month.

Are you as excited as we are?

Chandeliers are unique lighting fixtures that are both functional and stylish. And who an deny their refined sense of elegance and sophistication?!

Whether it be classic or whimsical, a great chandelier has the ability to not only provide ample lighting, but also to set the ambiance and tone of an interior that can transform an entire space. With intriguing curves and endless embellishments, they are they most appealing type of ceiling art for any home — and can turn any drab atmosphere to a warm and inviting one with the flick of a switch.

Bronze chandeliers add character and rustic beauty, while silver and crystal lights make tend to be more classic and understated.

The size and scale of a chandelier is crucial to the overall look of a room. For small rooms like bedrooms and bathrooms, a chandelier with a diameter of less than 20″ is ideal. Larger spaces, including dining rooms and foyers, are more equipped to showcase lights anywhere from 20″-36″ or larger.

Take a look at some our favorite chandeliers from a few vendors we represent:

Regina Andrew

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Cyan Design