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A Colorfully Stylized Front Porch


This weekend I gave a sneak peek on Instagram of where I go to relax almost every night … usually with a glass of wine and a magazine. Our front porch in the new town-home is very colorful and comfortable. We’ve received numerous compliments on how inviting it looks!

a colorful patio arrangment

Our patio rug was used in our last house under the dining room table, but when everything was starting to come together outside it quickly found a new home. We simply folded it in half (provides even more cushion under our feet!) and stuck it under the chairs to coordinate the entire look.

Orange Patio Stool

My Mom picked me up these fabulous orange & yellow patio stools at TJ Maxx a few months back. They really add an additional pop of color, plus are very functional as a side table or a foot stool.

Yellow Patio Stool

I picked up this ikat welcome mat from Target shortly after moving in. As you know, I’m obsessed with anything ikat so this had to come home with me!

ikat welcome mat

Even when Dexie and I aren’t sitting out front, the neighborhood knows who rules this house!

Golden Retriever Yard Flag

And last night, in celebration of my birthday week … I treated myself to a delicious plate of Wisconsin cheese curds (thank you Mom!), summer sausage, and crackers. This arrangement brings me right back home as one of my favorite go-to snacks for the summer!

Cheese Curds, Summer Sausage & Cracker Plate

Don’t be “put-off” by the word cheese curd. It is simply cheddar cheese taken before it’s formed into a block, salted and then chilled. They are at their best when brought to room temperature so they have a bit of a “squeak” when biting into them. Eat them fresh out of the bag, or as we like to do in the Midwest, deep fry them for a really decadent snack!

Wisconsin Cheese Curds

It all paired well with a wonderful glass (or two!) of La Crema 2011 Chardonnay. And yes …. that is the cork chillin’ there in the wine. I apparently was a little too excited to get to my wine and was careless when opening it. Oh well!

La Crema 2011 Chardonnay

La Crema Chardonnay

La Crema 2011 Chardonnay

Cheers to the remainder of a great week!

– Kristin


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