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Friday, February 25, 2022



Spring has sprung! and oh how we are ready!

The beautiful tulip trees (japanese magnolias) are in full bloom and I couldn't wait to get out and make pictures of them.

The hot pink azaleas are here too. Some valentines day they are in full bloom, this year they have waited a few more days.

Tansy has put on her spring skirt and her new jean jacket to go out and "stop to smell the flowers". LOL
We did have a lovely Valentines day and hope y'all did too!

Here's some things I put into little Fairy Granddaughter's valentine bag:

Books in ribbons
cute little dolls with plastic dresses LOL


Big red rings! and tiny teacups.

magazines and roller skates for her American Girl doll

There were lots of pretty flowers at the store:

My valentines were lovely..........I was treated to cards, a book, big shiny balloons, and (my favorite!), a steak and smoked salmon and shrimp supper from the grill.

With the good key lime pie for dessert! yum

I got these beautiful sparkly drawer/cabinet knobs.......they are the borealis ones with all the rainbow colors, I just love them! Well, they are just as pretty as real jewelry, aren't they? ha ha LOL

I've been collecting old cameos for many years now. My favorite one is my seahorse one.
And I DID get some real jewelry for valentines, ha ha LOL!---this cameo ring that I just love!

and these fun bright colored bracelets!---they look fun, can't wait to wear them!
 Mr. Front Porch also gifted me with many packs of hollyhocks.......one of my favorites!

and surprised me with a full pot of pretty spring flowers, already planted--here they are enjoying a rainy spring day.
Treated myself to a new lipstick for Valentines day:

it's a good true red

and this----------has anyone else tried Dolly's new perfume yet? I didn't want to buy a whole bottle until I tried it, so you can order this sample for $10.00. Then if you like it, you have a $10 coupon off to purchase the full size bottle, which I thought was a fair deal. It does smell good, and it LASTS a long time, longer than my normal scents.

Been busy catching up on my magazines:

I subscribed to this new one. Have y'all tried it yet? It's about all the old movies and stars like Clark Gable, Lauren Bacall, Lucy and Desi, Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Ozzie and Harriet, Judy Garland and the like.

And catalogs! So many to go through..........

This one has so many pretty things..........fun to look through! Gloves and teacups and trinkets...

love this beautiful lamp shade! Not the $130.00 price though!

and they have the prettiest RUGS!!! SO MANY CUTE ONES.

The rugs are so pretty, but they look very very small for the $60.00 price tag, what do you think?

Picked these up at the grocery............haven't tried them yet but they sure look good!
Mr. Front Porch is busy getting the garden going! He has the small kitchen garden planted with the good red peppers, green peppers, and onions.
Hope y'all have had a great February, and wow!---March is nearly here and we are  happy for that---perfect walking weather. Is is spring yet where you live or do you have Winter?


  1. We are having a cold spell which is unusual for us here in 'Arizona. Enjoyed all your blooms and my you have been busy.

  2. Wow! You really had a fun Valentine's day! Now I wish we celebrated it too! lol It's beautiful weather here and I know the azaleas are blooming. I'll have to look again at the trees! Hope you have a beautiful day. Sweet hugs, Diane

  3. Blooms? All I have seen here so far is daffodils. Trees are not even looking like they are ready to pop out in bloom yet. I can't wait, this cold wet winter is doing a number on me. Looking like you had a great V-day. Nice stuff. Hoping you have a great weekend.

  4. OOPS....FYI...I have not tried Dolly's scent yet! Bet it smells amazing. I have to go with light smells, and really no flowery smells. Tears my head up. Those rugs are cool but prob would not fit with my decor.

  5. Hi Debbi! Girl, you do it in style! Love it all. Thank you so much for popping in to see me and have a great weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Good Morning Debbi! What a fun Valentine's/early Spring post! Always so much fun here, and so many pretty things to look at and dream about! I love the rugs but wouldn't want to step on them and get them dirty! LOL. We have so much sand around here that even though we try to always take off our outdoor shoes when we come inside, somehow we manage to track in dirt, leaves, acorns, etc. Just crazy! I love the cameo jewelry! So dainty and beautiful. I bet Fairy granddaughter loved all the sweet gifts...I hope you were able to give them to her by now? I hope your hollyhocks grow up to be big and tall and beautiful. be sure to take pictures when they do. So much fun stuff here, I love it. You are amazing!! I hope you have a blessed and beautiful weekend. Give my love to all your pretty little girls...Tansy, Tracie, Amybelle, and Fairy Granddaughter when you see her! They are each so special! Have a blessed day my friend.

  7. We are freezing in Texas!
    I LOVE seeing you with your balloons and all your BLOOMS!!! And what a selection of magazines! I don't get many anymore.....just what my friends give me from time to time. Amber takes a lot of magazines. Mother had tons of catalogs and shopped from them a good bit.
    We have the ranch garden all ready to plant - but then we had Arctic weather move in and it won't be pretty here until Monday and that's when we go home.
    Your Mr. Front Porch is a jewel! That ring is gorgeous and everything he gifted you looked FUN!! Ya'll make a great couple!

  8. we are a bit behind you but we are getting closer and i am excited. i have been looking at seed catalogs and i have been planning out my garden!!

    i enjoy reading magazines but i only get 2 now, through the girl scouts fund raisers. i enjoy supporting my girls!!

  9. What a lovely post, Debbi! Those rugs do look tiny, but so cute!! WOW you loaded fairy granddaughter down with so many fun girly things! And your valentine treats you like a queen, and I love that. Love me a Maybelline red lipstick! My Erica used to endlessly discuss red lipstick shades with my mother, haaha! They were always comparing lipsticks because we all wear red. The redder the better, haaha! Our azaleas won't be out for a few weeks yet but oh, the flowering tulip trees! Breathtaking. My favorite is flowering cherry. xoxo

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