Faith, family and a little creativity. Keeping life simple in a complicated world.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Could it be? . . .

A sign of spring that I see?

After the snow melted, I saw this in one of my flowerbeds over the weekend-

Yes, my daffodils were peeking at me! These are a very early variety, but oh how I needed a sign of brighter days ahead!  I'm getting over a yucky head cold that has ZAPPED my energy for the past few days

I don't want to complain about winter . . . if we didn't go through winter, spring wouln't be half as wonderful! God's plan for the seasons is perfect and I'm thankful that I live in an area in which I can enjoy all four seasons, but I have to admit, winter is not my favorite! For me, it's a tie between fall and spring.

I can't wait for better weather to be able to spend some time on our screened porch! I know many of you have already seen my porch, but I'm joining Jill  for her first Porch Club Monday -

When we moved here, this porch was the first project we tackled. I had always wanted a screened porch! We did a lot of the work ourselves and it was definitely done on a budget. I live out here spring through fall!

Now, I PROMISE no more spring themed posts for a while . . . maybe. 


Christine said...

My first visit to your blog. I, too, have a brand new screened in porch that I can't wait to use this spring and summer. I've used it some this winter when the days are warmer than usual.

Kelly said...

So jealous of your porch....hope you get a chance to use it soon!



The Hoskins' Family said...

I can't wait to see those beautiful signs of spring in my flower beds but that's not going to be for awhile considering we are expecting another 30 cm of snow coming our way over the next 2days. But soon enough spring will be here!
Love your porch it's nice to have some place to go that is peaceful!

take care

Gypsy Brocante said...

What a lovely space you have lovingly created ... how nice to be able to sit out in the evenings {my favorite time} and NOT get eaten alive by the bugs! ... so much room here, I imagine the whole family enjoys it!

Thanks for sharing your 'spot' and meeting us all here at porch club ; )


Wendi said...

With an ice storm on it's way I could use a little hope of Spring! I'm with you about enjoying the seasons, but I am ready for some porch weather.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Mandy,

What a great screened in's just another room in the house is how it looks. :0) That's the way I want mine to look. I'd like to screen in a few small sections of mine..there's just something about a screened in porch that sets the tone for harmony.

I'm visiting for Porch Club Monday. I'd love to have you visit me on my porch!

Stephanie ♥

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies said...

Love a screened porch, I would even love a little white fence around mine, oh well I love my porch anyway, hope you can come visit and have some coffee or tea! Blessings, xo Marilou

Wanda Metcalf said...

I just love this porch! wish i could sit and enjoy some sweet tea with ya! I will be check back on this blog for sure new friend!!

BECKY said...

Such a lovely porch, gal! Definitely has your touch all over it!

Spring?? We are soooo ready! It has been unseasonably cold down here, and I am officially putting in my request for a reprieve!!

Have a great week!

Brandi said...

Love your screened porch, Mandy! We have a million gazillion mosquitoes in our back yard during the Summer which makes it hard to enjoy our deck. I would love to have a screened area to make the outdoors a little more tolerable. I bet it's nice and cool in there too with the fans. I can't wait for Spring either. Winter is overrated!! LOL

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Mandy, your porch is so cozy and inviting, thanks for letting me stop in for a visit!... love, love love the slam of an old screen door!... xoxo Julie Marie

Kindra-At Home With K said...

I WANT YOUR PORCH!! Such a nice space to sit and enjoy your surroundings. I know this is on my someday to-do list!

Can't believe those dafodils are coming up. We had "spring-like" weather last week now we're in a snow storm. LOL That's Nebraska for ya!

Claudia said...

We love our porch, but we often wish we had a screened in porch, as well. I bet you love spending time there.

Southern Belle said...

Yay, there is an end to winter in sight! I am looking forward to spring too.

What a nice porch you have to enjoy when it begins to warm up outside.

Creative Grammie said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I just love it. Your screened in porch is lovely! I have a screened in porch too; don't like to deal with the bugs, hehehe.

Amber said...

I do love that screened porch of yours! And I'm jealous that you're already seeing signs of spring. We're far from that up north here!

Sarah said...

oh my gosh your porch is awesome! I would love to sit out there with my hubby on cool summer evenings and relax. Cute blog!