For those of you that know me, you know how much I love my porches (I know that sounds very 'TEXAN', but I really do love MY porches).  I love to have that homy feel when sitting on the porch hanging with Hubby and friends while watching the kids play.  In fact I set my porches before I set up anything else in the house.   I'm sad to say that I did not take any before pictures of either the back or the front porch.  But just to create a picture for your mind....when we moved in the grass was...well, none.  What was there was brown.  Housing blamed it on the drought, I beg to differ.  I lived in Texas during the hottest summer on record and I still had green grass.  Beat 80+ straight days of temps over 100 and I *might* excuse brown grass.  Anyway after much negotiation housing put sod in for us.  They didn't think we could keep it alive.  HA!  They must have forgotten what my yard looked like the last time I lived here.  This is only the beginning.  Next year I hope I remember to post pictures of what is happening in our back yard when I actually have time to plant things.   For now, this is what I have done:
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I still have quite a bit to do, but I'm happy with what is going on back here so far...
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Hubby dislikes peacocks very much, so I bought this one in San Diego just to mess with him. However I think he likes this little guy.
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Hubby gave this to me for my birthday last year. I love her. She was handmade by an Afghan woman.
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I just love my back porch, I will love it even more when the weather cools down and I get the twinkle lights up.... Next time you see me sitting outside, I hope you feel welcome enough to swing by and have a glass of vino with me!
Erica
8/2/2012 11:03:26 pm

I would love to stop by and have a glass...or two... ;-)

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Tracy
8/3/2012 01:12:54 am

I wish I could have one of your Basil Lime with you...It looks great!

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Didem
8/3/2012 07:01:45 am

It looks amazing! I love the birthday gift you've gotten last year, I can't wait to check it out closely. Did you paint the back door?

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Kimberly
8/3/2012 07:02:14 am

It looks so inviting!!!

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Cindy
8/3/2012 07:21:58 am

I love the Afghan woman! Beautiful! Vino? Anytime!!!

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Sharon
8/4/2012 01:43:48 pm

You're inspiring me...but our house is still empty...The porch will have to wait for now :) Great job!

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Cyndi
8/4/2012 01:44:43 pm

OMG...I LOVE IT!!!! Can't wait to come over for a basil lime martini!!!!

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8/6/2012 07:41:57 am

It looks wonderful! We're in a high rise apartment, and - while I've sort of enjoyed my break from lawn care - the thing I miss the most about home is my back deck!

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MIL
8/9/2012 04:15:58 am

Love the peacock! And you have your CO lanterns....looks good.

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