I hope you all had a fantastic long holiday weekend! Labor day is always sad around here as it is typically the day everyone pulls their docks and boats out for the year. It definitely gets quiet on the lake once summer is over. We had a pretty lazy Labor Day watching movies with the kids. We introduced them to The Never Ending Story and my daughter said “When was this movie made??”
I replied “the 80’s”
She said “Well that explains why the music is so bad…”
As a child of the 80’s I can say truer words were never spoken…
Then I threatened to perm her bangs ;)
With the colder temps, I’m starting to think about fall decorating, but I barely have my house put together let alone adding in fall decor, so I don’t think I’m going to make it happen this year. One space I do hope to at least make a little fall-ish is the front porch. This made me realize I never shared the completed street side of the house with you all. The sun peeked out for a little bit this morning after the rain, and I snapped a few shots so pardon the puddles.
I love having these benches on the front porch. It’s the perfect spot to hang out with my coffee while my kids ride their bikes. All these pillows are just leftovers from the last house. I never quite found the right pillows for out here this summer, so the search continues.
I also was late to the game to buy planters for the front, by the time I got around to it back to school supplies were in stores! Thankfully I borrowed these old ones from my mom’s garage and plopped some clearance hydrangeas in them. I’ll probably transplant them somewhere now that summer is over.
The guys did such an amazing job building the pergola over the garage and I love the character it adds to this side of the house.
You know I had to have flower boxes again (check out my flower box tips here) although having just 2 boxes versus the 7 I had at the last house has been less time consuming thankfully. I went with a mix of double impatiens, regular impatiens, and creeping jenny as the front of the house is mostly shady. They are starting to dwindle a bit with the cooler temps, but they were really pretty.
I shared the lakeside of our home before, but I’ll share again in case you are new here. I’m really happy with how the dark siding turned out with the white trim, and I’m so glad we took the chance to go with a darker color.
Siding – Vinyl shake siding by Mastic in the color Natural Slate
Front Door – Thermatru
Windows – NorthStar