Saturday, October 11, 2008

Getting my porch decorated for fall.

Well, I am finally doing my own blog. My daughter has a wonderful time doing her blog which is called Just A Girl. She is really good at it, so I hope all my viewers will be patient with me. You know "First Time" jitters!
I really enjoy flower arranging, so think I will start there. Here are my pumpkins ladies. I thought they needed some festive Halloween hats. A few feathers, berries, bows and leaves. "Voila" all dressed up just to sit on the porch.


This is my porch. It is rather long, but fun to decorate because I can have more than one center of attraction. My pumpkins ladies got moved to the front door just after I took this picture. Funny how everything is still so green. Best of both seasons!
I like berries in most of my fall arrangements. They seem so natural. I purchased the welcome pitch fork. I can't take credit for making that one.
Here is the floral arrangement I will take credit for. I had my girlfriend coming over for dinner and wanted to have it on the porch when she arrived, so I worked really fast on this one. I LOVE! airy sticks and airy flowers. They just look more soothing to the eye.
I hope you enjoyed your first visit to my blog. I am excited to see other people's handy work. I admire all kinds of ideas people come up with. It keeps me motivated to start new projects. Looking forward to FUN.....

58 comments:

Nancy said...

Barb, How cool that you have your own site or blog.

Chris said...

Looks fabulous, Mom! Good luck with the blog. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Nichole said...

I just started reading your daughter's blog about a month or so ago. Thought I would stop by and say hi :o)

Your pumpkins are very cute with their little hats! Love the flower arrangements too!!

AJ said...

Barbara, You are off to a great start! Your daughter has been a great bloggy friend and I have no doubt that I'll be back for more of your blog:) Love your front porch and all of your pretties:)

sandra/tx said...

Congrats on your first post to your new blog. Before you know it, you'll reach 100 posts! The pumpkins look great.

Natalie said...

Great job on the decorating & the blog! I can't wait to see what else you come up with.

Rachel said...

Visiting from Chris's blog! Congrats on starting your own blog, it's a little addicting & we hope you stay here with the rest of us "addicts".
Your porch looks so inviting you have done a great job on all your decor. Love it all. I'm sure I'll be back.

Yvonne said...

You are so talented!! I wish I had even half your artistry - my house would look so much better if I did! Welcome to blog-world!!

Jen M said...

I love your blog layout and your home is so pretty. Welcome to blogdome!

Rachel said...

Oh I forgot to add You remind me alot of my mom. She is always folding laundry or doing dishes or making a meal when she comes to visit. We daughters really appreciate having mothers like you.

Twice as Nice said...

A BIG WELCOME!! I know we were really nervous when we started our blog a few months ago but let me tall ya Barb everyone is so nice. Just be yourself and I am sure you will have one of the best blogs. Have FUN :o)

tidymom said...

Congrats!! I remember Chris posting some of your pictures!!! You will have SO much fun doing this!!! Can't wait to see what all you have to say!!!

Happy Blogging! and Happy Fall!

~Tidymom

Handmade Housewife... said...

I just popped over from Chris's blog. Your porch is gorgeous! You must have a green thumb, and those pumpkins...adorable! Welcome to blog land, you'll meet some great ladies :) Looking forward to more.

-Hayley

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Hi Barbara! Welcome to the blog world! I definatly appreciated your post on floral arranging. I have no knack for that sort of thing so I love to see what true talent can do. Awesome arrangements! And the outside of your home is so lovely. Can't wait to read more of what you are up to!

Rambling Girl said...

Great to have you here! Love all your decor and I am sure you will meet many neat friends over here in blogland. I look forward to getting to know you Barbara....I have been visiting your daughters page since I came to blogland and love all her cool tips and decor. Now we know where she gets it...So enjoy your stay here!

Beth

Lisa Ann said...

Welcome to blog land! Your decorations are awesome!

Barbara said...
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Barbara said...

Barbara, Love to visit your daughters blog and I know that yours is going to be one I visit frequently too. Love your pumpkin ladies!!! Hugs, Barbara

Laura said...

Welcome, new blogger! It looks awesome, and so does your fall decor!

Julie said...

Welcome to blogland! and I love your pumpkin ladies your porch looks great can't wait to see more.
Have a great day:)
julie

Bella Casa said...

I love your pumpkins, so pretty! And that flower arrangement you made is gorgeous!!! You can come to my house anytime and fix mine up real quick ;)

So nice to meet you!!

Bella

Making a House a Home said...

You are SO talented! I am jealous! I found your new blog through your daughter's blog. Can't wait to read more!

Magpie Interior Design said...

Gulp! I LOVE your porch! I would die for a porch like that! Beautiful arrangements AND blog. Keep up the good work, Chris's mom!

PS. You did a fabulous job with your daughter. She seems like a real sweetie with a fab heart. :)

~Stacy @ 19 Butternut

Annie said...

Welcome to Blogland! I hope you have a great time doing it....I have 'met' so many great ladies. I just found your daughter's blog a few weeks ago, so you are both new to me! I will definitely be back.

Natalie said...

Hello! Glad you joined your beautiful daughter in blogland :).

I'm excited to see what you'll be posting because you're very talented.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Barbara,
I've been keeping up with your talented daughter through her blog!

Looks like I can tell where she got her talent!

Your fall decor looks great!

Come see me sometime;
http://diane1876.blogspot.com

Welcome to the world of blogging! You have a wonderful coach to help you, and I bet you will get over the nervousness really quick!
Diane

Sandy Toes said...

How fun!!! I love your daughter's blog and visit daily! Your decor is just beautiful...I love those pumpkins!

Welcome to the blogworld...you will love it!!!
-Sandy Toes

Stacey said...

Welcome to blog land. I absolutely love your porch and garden. :)

Nikki said...

Your porch is beautiful! Welcome to blogland.

Jodee Leader said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! It is soooo addictive! I love your fall decorations!

Shauna said...

I love your decorations - the flower arrangement is beautiful! I look forward to following your blog - I love your daughter's. Best to you!!

Tara said...

I love your daughter's blog - had to come visit yours, too! Love the hats on your pumpkins - too cute!

Heather said...

Welcome to blogland! I love your daughter's blog and I'm looking forward to your inspiration.

Mimi Sue said...

My daughter helped me start my blog too. It's so great to get to see her and more importantly the grandkids who are 12 hours away. It really helps to see their daily doings. Welcome to blogland it's very addicting and time consuming and I love it. Come by to see me sometime. Mimi Sue

diXymiss said...

I can see where your daughter gets her creative talent! Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging.

Jennifer said...

Awesome start to blogging! Found my way here from your daughter's blog. Can't wait to see more from you.

Brian and Kirsten said...

I found your blog through my regular stop over at Just A Girl. So I thought I'd stop by and visit your site. It's looking great! Although I am super jealous of your floral arranging talent.

Kirsten of B&K

Lynette said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of Blogland - its a blast here!! My blog isn't hardly a week old yet and I'm lovin' it. I stumbled across Chris' blog somehow and have loved it and her ever since. My mom lives next door to us, but still manages to find something at my house to do or clean when she comes over!! Do you know she cleaned the INSIDE of my washing machine the last time she was here for an extended period of time ( half the day), which was to help MY daughter pack for college after I didn't do a good enough job helping her pack! How do you moms do that?? Anyway, welcome! Your porch is fabulous and I'm sure you'll love it here. I'll check back often.
Lynette

Kris said...

All your holiday decor looks wonderful!! You'll do fine with the blogging - I remember when Chris was worried that no more than 10 people would comment on hers, now look at her go!

I'm guessing that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree and that you are her source of creativity! :)

Tranquility said...

Wow - I love those arrangements and your yard looks gorgeous!

Angela said...

Welcome to Blog Land!
Your decorations are beautiful (I love the Pumpkin Ladies' hats!).

Lacy said...

Your daughter is one over my fav bloggy friends and that is so cool your on board mom! Lok at you 41 comments already!!!!!!!! I love the flower arrangement and your beautiful new blog!!!! I cant wait to see more. Welocme.

Cindy said...

Hi and welcome to blogland. As everyone has said, you will love it here. It's a little scary at first, but be yourself and folks can't help but love you and your site. Like they said..."write it and they will come". :) I have been reading your daughters blog for awhile now, she is in my google reader, and now I will place you there so I will be back whenever you post.
Your fall goodies are simply beatuiful. Can't wait to see more.
Have a great time.

Stop by for a visit...I'll put the tea on.
www.homesimplehome.blogspot.com

Hugs,
Cindy

Vicki Clifton said...

Beautiful flowers!

Jenny S said...

Yeah! Welcome to the blog world!! I am new too!! I have only been blogging for about a month and am amazed at how welcoming and fun people are!! Enjoy and come visit my blog!!

Erin said...

what a beautiful porch! Front porches are my favorite! Hey I heard you are a fabulous mom!

Leslie said...

Welcome to the world of blogging. You'll love blogging and meeting so many wonderful people. Love the pumpkins on the porch.

Susie Harris said...

Welcome Mom!!! Can we call you that now, hehe? I must tell you though... you have one blessed daughter. When my Mom comes to visit she just wants to play with the kids... no laundry cjores for her. Oh .. Im sure if I asked really sweet she would but the kids always get to her first. Im so exicited that you just jumped in and wanted to join us. Im also exicited that you are so talented and maybe will share some of your greatness with us! So just wanted to welcome you in and be prepared to get addicted. Look forward to many great post... Bienvenue!

Jessica said...

I am so glad you have a blog! I love your home...and your arrangements are wonderful!
welcome to the addictive world of blogland!

Jaime said...

The pumpkins are adorable and the arrangement you made is beautiful!

Laura said...

Oh I am so excited. I love your daughter's blog and I can't wait to follow yours too and hopefully soak in some of that creativity!

Vickie said...

Barb,
I found your daughter's site a few months ago. I am so happy that you have your own site now. I love the wreath you made! I will add you to my google reader!
Blessings,
Vickie@PursuingSimplciity

Rob and Deanna said...

I love your pumpkin ladies. So cute on your beautiful porch.

Kristen said...

I came over from your daughter's blog.
Your blog is very nice so far. With all that you have posted I know you will have more to come soon.
I'll check back often.
Happy blogging

Biteofpunkinpie said...

looks great!

and...

welcome to blogging!

santamaker said...

Hi I just came across your blog through your daughters (she's so cute) and thought I'd pop in and say hello.
Your home is decorated so pretty! love the idea for ribbon storage as well.
Happy blogging and if you have a chance come on over to my little blog home for some coffee!

Nancy said...

Hello Barb, Love all the dishes. They are beautiful.

Nancy said...

Barb, I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog and Chris"s blog. I will have to check them out frequently. Lets go shopping for your Birthday gift soon.