A Peek From My Porch – What I’ve been Up to This week

Here’s my week:

What I’ve decorated:

My mantle for Fourth of July!

The best picture I’ve taken:

We passed this old barn on a drive we took. Isn’t it picturesque?!

A favorite thing I made for supper:

Breakfast for supper was so yummy one night this week. I bought a used Belgium Waffle maker from a friend and it worked like a charm!

What I’ve purchased:

I went shopping with friends from church and found these cute bowls that I’ve needed. I found them at West Elm, a place that sells Pottery Barn merchandise. These were $3 each. I now have a set of 8! They’ll be perfect for cereal, yogurt, ice cream…pretty much anything that requires a bowl!

What I did with my hair:

Not a huge change, but just longer on top and less bulk on the sides. I can flip it out, tuck it behind my ears or wear it like I normally do.
The “tucked” style.

What I’ve crafted:

I’ve been having fun sewing up some “Taggie toys” for friends who are having babies. This soft fabric, the ribbon, the nubby wings and the ribbons all make for a nice tactile toy for a baby. The wings also have a sensory material inside that makes it crinkle. I have all kinds of ideas in mind for future toys!

What I’ve thanked the Lord for:

This is my husband sharing the Gospel with a man he met in this parking lot. He rarely ever misses an opportunity to share Christ with those he meets. He challenges my life every day.

Where I’ve been:

We had an impromptu picnic at this beautiful location on July 4th. It was peaceful, quiet, breathtaking, refreshing and fun!

God is so good to me.  When I look back on all that He allows me to do, I only see His hand of blessing in my life.  You are a part of that!  Thanks for stopping in to take a peek!

What have you been up to in the past week?

With love from my country porch,

9 thoughts on “A Peek From My Porch – What I’ve been Up to This week

  1. What a fun post Denise! Love your new do but you ( and your daughters) are so cute and hairdos do not change that!! I did purchase some Oneida forks at Ross this week. For some reason, we never have enough! So when I saw the Oneida brand and they were on sale, they came home with me. Today I have two of my grands and we are going to the park later this morning! School will be starting back before we know it.


    1. Thanks for your comment on the posts – I’m enjoying sharing snapshots of my week! Your comment about my hair was sweet, but oh my – hen my hair is a mess I feel like a disaster!!!! =0 Have fun with your grandchildren! I saw an aisle in a store yesterday getting filled with school supplies and I was jolted into the fact that school will indeed start very soon for some! Have fun!


  2. A few thoughts . . . Love the mantle especially the chalk drawing! Your hair looks like great; I know it’s not a huge change, but I like it! Love the picture of your husband sharing the gospel; that will stick with me as we go out later today to run errands. One other thing – I used both of your recipes for peanut butter pie and strawberry pie that you posted recently. For Father’s Day I fixed the strawberry for my dad and the peanut butter for my husband. Both were delicious, and the peanut butter pie was one of the best I’ve ever had. Hope your day is great!


    1. Hi Karen! My chalkboard is my drawing outlet. =) It gives me a chance to doodle, and I enjoy it so much. Thanks for the compliment on my hair…it’s always a work in progress! I’m so glad you tried those pie recipes. They are incredible, aren’t they?! Thanks for reading and commenting! Praying you’ll have a chance to share the Gospel today!


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