If you’ve been following me on Instagram or Facebook then, you’ve probably seen loads of pictures of my front porch this fall 2017! Full disclosure, the current state of my front porch doesn’t look this bight and cheerful anymore. More like, brown and wilting….. BUT I am making strides to bring some mums back to life!
This weekend I plucked EVERY. SINGLE. mum from my porch. On our street, there is a very large common area which allows you to very clearly see all the houses that directly face yours. It does look oh-so quaint, charming and like a “little english town” but sometimes you can feel like your in a fish bowl because chances are, someone be staring right at you! I KNOW all my neighbors have seen my dead mums. How can you not? They’re huge and poop brown ….and against a white siding! Oh and ya… they’ve been dead for about a week… I’d just tell people the flowers were “spent” and they’re “budding new ones”. Nope dead. She long gone. It’s all quite embarrassing. I also know I was not alone when I was doing the “walk of shame” plucking all the deadness off what was supposed to be “easy to maintain……” Yes, some blinds quickly closed 😉 See what I mean? But hey, I’d be doing THE EXACT SAME THING. So after I worked to get those mums plucked off in record speed (so I could retreat back into the privacy of my own home hahaha JK! ) The mums looked like healthy (and very short) green shrubs! Much better! Thank goodness you don’t need a green thumb to have kids!
Also, remember these super cute outdoor pillows? And how they only cost me a dollar?! AND how I told you all that I was working on a DIY tutorial for you so that you could make YOUR OWN over at A Blissful Nest? Well, IT’S HERE!! Go on, and head over to my incredibly sweet and very talented friend Rebekah’s website, show her some love and find out how you can make your own Outdoor Pillow With Reusable Bags!
Green thumb or not, this beauty will outlive the fall season, when everything turns brown and yucky, rest assured this baby will not! So be sure see more pictures of my front porch this fall and visit me as I share my DIY tutorial over at A Blissful Nest!