Porch Progress {Weeks 4-5}

With all the goings and doings to wrap up school, baseball and celebrate a three day weekend, I’ve been neglecting my porch progress updates.  So, here we go…

Most of the last couple of weeks were spent waiting on inspections.  Boo!  On the flip side, the roof is on, the skylights are in, the electrical is started and the exterior of the fireplace has siding.  We’ve been sitting out there enjoying the shade morning, noon and night.
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The porch has also inspired us to spruce up our landscaping (or lack thereof) in the back.  I shared the long bed a few weeks back and I can hardly believe how much things have grown in such a short time.  And last weekend Honey ripped out the awful liriope in this corner bed and we added three divinely scented gardenias.
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In the vein of keeping it real, here’s what our garage looks like during the construction process.  Needless to say, Honey cannot wait to get his car back in the garage.  While I am beyond ready to get all this in place on the porch, I just might be more excited that the donation truck comes TODAY to pick up all the toys, clothes, bedding and random things just hanging around with no purpose!!!
May 2012 781I’m going to go grab a cup of coffee and sit out on that porch for a spell before the littles awake.  They wore me out yesterday - Target, the library, dominos on the PORCH, the pool and all sorts of outdoor craziness.  Aint summer grand???


  1. Your porch is coming along beautiful!! Love how you added a fireplace. Can't wait to see it finished!

  2. The porch is looking fabulous and so is the yard. I am sure you will really use and enjoy it. Hugs, marty

  3. Hi, Amanda!!

    I was wondering if you have an email address at which I could reach you? I forget how I came across your blog but y'all are just an adorable family and I keep trying to get things in order and decorated like how I remember from home in Virginia but struggle so...lots of life changes, I reckon. At any rate, I would love to correspond with you if you'd be willing...you can reach me at JCSchommer@ charter.net

    By the way, y'all's porch is coming along right nice! Can't wait to see the finished product!


  4. don't give away the knot doorstop in the garage - bring it to your friend B :)

    Porch looks awesome!!!

  5. Don't worry B! I just bought it ($12) at world market to prop open the kitchen door once the porch is done!

  6. Can't wait to see your porch all finished, & I know you must be beyond excited to be "done" with the building process.

    Just wanted to let you know that I posted about my tiered , ruffled table cover today. I hope you will take a look. Again, thank you so much for the inspiration!

  7. Your porch is going to be beautiful when it is finished!
    Have a great day!

  8. Lookin good! Amazing how long it takes to build something decent. I ordered some pillows today and bought another cute outdoor chair from IKEA. I still need to hang the curtains and TV. May be a 6 mnth project by the time I am done. Lauryn G.

  9. Miss Dixie..Loving your porch! The fireplace makes it a 12 months a year room here in ATL.

    I am still back and forth with my contractor, and I was hoping I could ask you a few questions? I have already spoke with Susan (BNOTP) several times. My email is bluemtnrise at g mail .com...Would love to get your in put!

  10. How exciting! What fun it will be to sit out there and relax. Your backyard already looks pretty with all those nice shady trees. Can't wait for the next update!

  11. I was wondering if you could show a picture from the second story window? I am trying to think of a way to put a porch on the back of my house and would love to see how your roof line looks from above.

  12. I love seeing construction in progress! It will be beautiful! I'm also loving those wicker chairs:)

  13. I love seeing construction in progress. I'm also loving those wicker chairs. I'm sure this addition will be just beautiful!

  14. Another great project from Mrs. Dixie Delights! I am like others as I cannot wait to see the end point! xo Your Uptown Acorn


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