Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Front Porch Makeover


 I promised photos 

of my front porch makeover.

 I went from reds to blues and greens

and did it on a budget . . . 


I bought this little basket

of silk flowers to hang 

on the front door,

but first I painted the door

a soft aqua blue.


I spray painted the 

old red glider,

aqua blue.



and our old milk can 

table base as well :)



Then spray painted this 

old terracotta and metal

plant stand, white.

I should have taken a before

photo of this,

it was ready for the junkyard.

It is amazing sometimes

what a little spray paint can do :) 


The outdoor rugs 

I purchased at Walmart.

I still have a couple of things

to do, but this is

basically, my transformation.


All I need is a warm day, 

a pitcher of lemonade

and a friend to share it with.


Come join me :)



I want to thank all of you 

that prayed for me,

my surgery went very well. 

I did have a little scare,

and another problem arise,

(may share about it later)

but all in all the surgery was 


I will be having it done on my

right eye next Thursday.

Please pray for me again.

I truly appreciate it.




Thank you for visiting . . .

come again, 

my welcome-mat is always out.



Your blogging sister,

Connie :)

Monday, April 5, 2021

Senior Moment & Porch Makeover


The first thing I want to do is apologize 

for a mistake I made two posts ago. 

I had the month and day of my first post

 correct, but I had the year wrong. 

I started my blog on January 6th 

my mother's birthday. 

But the year was 2012 and not 2006 

(2006 was the year she passed, 

one day before her 100th birthday). 

We'll call it a senior moment 

I got my years mixed up.  

So, I've actually only 

been blogging for 9 years.

I've been working on a 

front porch makeover.

So, first I'm going to show you

some of the changes to our

front porch since we purchased 

our country home in  April 3, 2014



This is how it looked when we bought it.


After painting, but before railing.


After we built the railing.


Our porch is a place to sit 

and watch the world go by.

We loved sitting together there in the 

morning and evening and when

the farmer across the road bailed his hay.

It's not the same now . . .

but life goes on, and the Good Lord

has a plan for us that are here.

We loved our little porch,

and I still do.


In my next post I'll show you my

Spring 2021 Front Porch Makeover.

(hint: blues and greens)


Have a lovely day . . .

Wednesday morning I'll be having

cataract surgery.

Please send a little prayer my way.

Thank you so much.

Your blogging sister,

Connie :) 


Friday, April 2, 2021

I Know He Lives

 Happy Easter 

I Know He Lives

Enjoy this beautiful song, 

sung by David Archuleta

God bless you sweet friends.

Connie :)


It can be found here on You Tube