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April 08, 2013

A Porch Kind of Weekend - Breakfast & Dinner alfresco

It officially feels like spring - thank goodness.  We took advantage of every peep of the sunshine this weekend having almost all of our meals outside on the porch.

When we bought the house the cozy little side porch was a huge motivation for us.  Like home buyers do, I had visions of us drinking our morning coffee out there and sipping on wine in the evenings - and this weekend we fulfilled that and more.  Unfortunately, I think to often people don't make an effort to live out their 'perfect life' visions.  

Emma and I spent the end of last week gathering various flowers, herbs and pots to plant outside.

These fern lavender were the best find of the weekend.  They smell great and will bloom like this all Spring/Summer.  Aren't they whimsical?

Our porch weekend started with a little get together with homemade pizza + friends + kids + dogs on Saturday night.  So, when we woke up on Sunday morning we were searching for something to eat with our coffee... 10 minutes later Cinnamon (pizza) Bread was ready.  Recipe coming soon.  It was sooo good and silly easy.

I planted a couple of strawberry plants in pots on the porch, too.  Because the strawberry plants were fairly minimal, I added some of these muscari that had already bloomed in our yard.

I love how they are peeking above the strawberry plants.

I got these G. Wolff & Co. pots this year at a fabulous local nursery called Red Cedar.

I had purchased these pots there three years ago. 

While I was fixing cinnamon bread and snapping photos, backyard wagon rides began.  Bunny ears and all.

After some yard work and many more wagon rides...

Dinner was served.  On the porch.

Seared Steaks with a Sweet Shallot & Wine Sauce (inspired by the Barefoot Contessa's, of course).  Recipes coming later this week!


  1. Can't wait for al fresco's hoping the warmer temps are here to stay!

  2. Your patio furniture is lovely! Where did you find it?

  3. Qué bonito y delicado!

  4. Love the drinking glasses .....may I ask where you got them ? Lovely porch !


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