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The Covered Porch is all about shelter...what we love about creating a beautiful refuge for our families. Great design inspiration, a little DIY, frugal finds, gardening and food, while attempting to keep life simple.

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Latest Blog Posts for The Covered Porch

  • Autumn Inspiration
    on Sep 30, 2010
    Just a little Autumn loveliness to start off your weekend. It's a beautiful day here in Atlanta, and I can't wait to head into the activities of this weekend...lots of outdoor time: school event tonight, soccer game, a day trip to the mountains, and...
  • Going out on a limb
    on Sep 28, 2010 in Fabrics DIY thrifty finds Graphics Design
    I've been doing a lot of thinking around here lately about what I really want to do, who I want to be when I grow up...that sort of thing. Been there? Creativity must play a role, but income has to find it's way in there as well. I'm continuing to co...
  • Your home is your refuge.
    on Sep 27, 2010 in Colors Design guests
    About a month ago (wow...takes me a while to get to things lately!), Liz from Dovecote Decor and I were emailing about colors, color trends, thoughts and favorites. We both share a love of blues. Her advice: "Your home is not a statement. It is...
  • Chandeliers
    on Aug 26, 2010 in Lighting Design
    I really love beautiful crystal chandeliers. Old or new, fine or run-of-the-mill, they all seem to add just a bit of sparkle that can make a room really beautiful in the right light. I recently made a trade with a friend. Her chandelier was on its wa...
  • Seeing Red
    on Aug 19, 2010 in Colors Design
    With tomato season in full bloom, we're seeing plenty of red around here. It's been tough to keep up. We've been making sauce, freezing, eating tomato sandwiches and so on. Country Living emailed a recipe for homemade ketchup, and we just might have...
  • ABC Love
    on Aug 17, 2010 in accessories furniture Design
    When I opened my inbox this morning, I was greeted by a sale announcement at ABC Carpet & Home. I learned about ABC on my first trip to New York in 1992. It was Thanksgiving, so all the shops were bustling and decorated for the holidays. It was v...
  • Perfect Presentation
    on Aug 11, 2010 in Graphics Design
    As a graphic designer, I certainly notice a well-presented piece of prose or advertisement. Let's face it, even a road sign has a purpose and looks best when it's easy to read, clear and concise. Presentation can't be over-rated. That certainly does...
  • 3 Simple Steps
    on Aug 10, 2010 in Bedrooms Design
    Did you get the email today from Ballard? The one that leaves you with three simple steps to a beautiful bedroom? If I had all the time in the world, as well as an unlimited budget, here is how I might walk through the steps outlined by Ballard... 1.
  • Realities of Life
    on May 7, 2010 in family
    This week has been a doozy. A whopper. Full to say the least. My dear grandmother, GG as we all called her once she became a great grandmother, passed away on Saturday. She was 92 and lived a long life with family by her and faith in her heart. She s...
  • A Little Bit of Luxury
    on May 3, 2010 in family relaxing
    What does luxury mean to you? I've learned that it can mean so many different things to so many different people, then throw in a different day or season, and it all changes again. I did a google image search for "luxury," and there were so...
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