Saturdays on the Porch #10 featuring lightweight linen & lace blouse with white jeans for a casual spring look.
Happy Saturday lovely friends!
Saturdays on the Porch #10
I hope you have had a wonderful week. We've had a bit of a cool spell here in the south. It's supposed to warm up again next week.
Y'all this silver hair thing is at a bad stage. I'm seeing hats in my future, possible temporary color or giving in.
I started painting again the week. I'm working in the guest bedroom. It's just too dark and drab these days. I'm priming all of the woodwork right now to paint Simply White. I am not sure about the wall color yet. I'll either go with the SImply White or Alabaster. The white walls will really brighten the room with the black bed, dark rug, and painted armoire. It's going to take some time to get it done but can't wait to share it with you.
Thursday my husband and I went dresser shopping for Woods. Now that he is back home, he needs a larger piece for his clothes. We had a fun day!
This was the outfit that I wore…..simple and comfy.
I ordered this top back in 2019 and still love it! It's a great Amazon find and comes in several colors including long-sleeved options.
FIT TIP: I am wearing a medium in the blouse, and 8 in the raw edge jeans and sized up to an 8.5 in the sandals from my typical 8.
We discovered a fabulous local store that I know we will go back to in the future. They have a Facebook page if you want to check them out. They are in Greenville, SC.
We took a lunch break and visited our local bakery called Strossner's Bakery and Deli. It was so good. I had the chicken pot pie and Max had the quiche.
My husband was such a trooper. We went to 4 furniture stores!
Get this…..would you believe that we ultimately decided to save about $600 and go with a $309 dresser from Facebook Marketplace that's from the 1950s. We literally spent all day in Greenville looking.
Ashlyn flew to Florida this morning with her boyfriend to visit his father for the week. When she returns, we are paying her to strip and sand it. She's a pro at that after completing the armoire. I'm pretty excited about the piece.
We are going to bleach the wood and leave it in its natural state using the original hardware. It's a classic design made of REAL wood!
Last Sunday, my mom came over for a wonderful Mother's Day dinner. We didn't lift a finger. Max, Woods, and Ashlyn planned, shopped, cooked, and did all the dishes! We had small fillet mignon, grilled shrimp, twice-baked potatoes, salad, and key lime pie! If you have Sam's Club, they are wonderful twice baked potatoes that they make there. Publix has an amazing Key Lime Pie to get in a pinch when you don't have time to make my homemade Lemon Meringue Pie.
My dress is from last summer from Amazon. It is short so be careful bending over! I love it, but really just wear it as a casual at-home dress. I wear it a lot. Remember that I prefer dresses over shorts. I am wearing a medium. I really need to get these sandals in some other colors. I wear them all the time. They are very comfy. Size up 1/2 a size!
Once per month, I hire Ashlyn to make and photograph one of our recipes for the blog. We LOVE tacos around here. I am not talking about your traditional ground beef taco kit. Nothing wrong with those. She made our steak tacos with raddish and avocaco salsa. It will be coming to the blog next week!
It gave us a chance to use these new taco holders. Where have these been all my life! It makes fixing your taco and eating them so much easier and neater. This is a fabulous Amazon find!
This week I went for a 9-month post-surgery check-up with my dermatologist at the skin cancer center. He was very pleased with how the scar is looking and doesn't see any new visible growth. I had to go in makeup-free so I thought I'd share a photo with you of the scar.
I drew a black line so you could get an idea of the scar line.
He suggested that maybe in September, I have a laser procedure to remove the redness caused by the broken capillaries around it. He said that would not go away. I really don't like having to keep heavily covering up the redness with makeup.
I've been using this tinted sunscreen with this concealer lately. I really need to cover it a bit more for photographs because the redness isn't covering enough, but I love this tinted sunscreen. I've been alternating between this and this to treat the scar.
What I'm Reading
I'm almost done with book 3 of the Elin Hilderbrand Series, What Happens in Paradise. I have really enjoyed it! Have you read anything great lately? I'd love to hear about it!
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I hope you have an amazing weekend! Lots of fun things coming up at OSH!!Buffer