Saturday, May 7, 2011

front-porch feeling

"Inviting" is an adjective I've always aspired to, whether it be in the way I carry myself, or the way I decorate my home. And this house has "inviting" nailed down. I envision neighbors dropping by to drop off homemade banana bread and strangers pausing to say hello during their evening stroll -- I know I would. All I know is that I spend far too much time dreaming of a home like this one in my future... talk about curb appeal!


Are you a front porch person? It's a sentiment that reminds me of the Midwest, where the neighborhood kids play night games & the moms borrow milk for baking. I might be biased, but I think it's the best way to live, and I'm certainly missing Wisconsin these days. Spring is the most wonderful time of year in a land where winter lasts six months... shorts & flip flops are the norm when the temperature passes 50; the smell of backyard barbecues fill the air come May 1; and everyone's outside, grinning from ear to ear because they haven't felt the sun since September. So, here's to everyone back home, likely coming out of hibernation this weekend. Cheers!



{image via tinywhitedaisies}

7 comments:

Maddie said...

I always wished I had a front porch but not really. Maybe one day. I think I could definitely be a front porch person.

Nikki said...

I would most definitely borrow milk and bake banana bread for an invite on that porch!

M (at) Invoking Inspiration said...

This house is so inviting. I want to walk right in!
I am all about front porches, wrap around porches, any out door element of a house is amazing!

Krystal said...

Mckenzie- Your blog is beautiful, and your writing is fabulous. After reading this post I am homesick from Mequon!!

carrie {steinbeck says} said...

I love porches... doesn't matter if they are in front or back of the house. Love just sitting outside relaxing. My mom has a great one where you can sit and look out over the lake!

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

I'm definitely a front-porch, say-hello-to-the-neighbors, yes-you-can-borrow-a-cup-of-sugar type of person. The problem is that I live in an apartment in a city with no front porch and not much neighborly interaction. I'm really looking forward to that day that changes though, the day I can have my own front porch where I can sip iced tea and read and say hello as people pass.

Jenny said...

I LOVVVEEE porching it. One of my favorite activities. I don't have a porch, but many of my friends do, so that helps.