It has been a CrAZy week around these parts! Today is this sweet girl’s birthday!! She turns 11 years old today, and I can hardly believe it! This is her second birthday with us in America, and this girl LOVES birthdays!!!
I’ll be waking her up with a candle in a doughnut this morning, just like last year…which she made sure to remind me of last night! haha!
Tonight, Sania is having a party with a few of her friends from school, Saturday night Jonathan is going to the prom, Sunday is Mother’s Day AND Eli’s 11th birthday, and we are having a fish fry that night with my side of the family for Sania and Eli’s birthdays! #whew! It’s going to be a busy, but fun weekend!
I wanted to share a few pics with you of our front porch. I wanted to spruce it up a little before all of the festivities this weekend, so I went and got a new rug and some flowers for our window boxes.
I have been wanting to get green gingham rug from Target for a looooong time, and I finally got it this week. It’s 20% off right now, and I love how fresh and “Spring-y” it is! It really brightens up our front porch, for sure!
Bentley likes it too! :)
I got the “come on in” rug from Marshall’s.
For my wreath’s, I layered a tulip wreath from Marshall’s on top of a magnolia wreath from Hobby Lobby.
The bench was a garage sale find from many years ago. It was green when I got it. I spray painted it an aqua color and put it in Sania’s room from a while, and then I spray painted it black last year for my front porch, and I love it. I have really enjoyed having a place to sit on our front porch!
I filled our flower boxes with simple white and blue/purple flowers and a couple of sweet potato vines.
I love the simplicity of these flowers. :)
Our front porch gets a ton of sun, so I will have to make sure I keep them watered.
Now, I’m looking forward to welcoming my family through these doors this weekend to celebrate two birthdays and Mother’s Day!
I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed weekend!
(I’ll be sharing some highlights of the weekend on my Instagram stories, so I hope you follow along. You can find me on Instagram by searching “beneathmyheart.”)
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