You must see the way I decorated my front stoop for the garden party summer tour!
I’m joining a fabulous group of bloggers today for a Garden Party Summer Tour hosted by Ursula of Home Made by Carmona. We’re all inviting you in (or should I say out) to check out our favorite summer outdoor spaces!
I should start my tour by saying that I’m much better at decorating and maintaining my indoor spaces than my outdoor spaces. Outdoor spaces are so much work, am I right?! Every time I go outside to pull weeds or water the flowers, I end up having to chase my dog out of the neighbor’s yard, or trying to convince my 4-year old to stay where I can see her. It’s just not my favorite way to spend my time. So, I end up with some pretty low-maintenance outdoor areas to save myself the headache of keeping them up.
Today I’m sharing my front stoop with you. Low-maintenance and easy are the key words here. 😉
I created this super-easy Pallet Wood Welcome Sign a few years ago, and I still love how it looks here.
I really like how yellow flowers look with the blue front-door, and for most seasons I end up with some type of yellow flower here. These sunflowers are perfect for late-summer, no?
Have I mentioned that low-maintenance out-door spaces are best for me? 😉 These fake boxwood topiaries are great for a person who lacks a green-thumb. I can’t kill them! Woohoo! I like how manicured and official they look too.
When I am attempting to keep flowers alive, I like to plant them in repurposed buckets. This antique galvanized bucket is one of my faves, and I find that I use it year after year!
One more shot at my pretty sunflowers!
Thank you so much for stopping by my front stoop today! I hope you enjoyed!
Click on the photo links below to visit all of the gorgeous outdoor spaces included in the Garden Party!
Ursula @ Home Made by Carmona says
Beautiful! Haha, I would have never known the boxwoods were fake… great to know for a black thumb like mine! 🙂
Love all the little personalized touches, and galvanized pieces! <3
Beautiful April! Could I ask where you found the artificial boxwoods? They look sooo real!
April Hoff says
Of course, Rosa! They are from Balsam Hill! I actually have a sponsored post coming up very soon that will have full details on those! xo
hey girl love the outside! So pretty!
Everything looks so pretty, fresh and bright 🙂
Everything looks great. That sign and boxwood are really nice! I have the worst black thumb so I totally understand about killing plants. Thanks for sharing your pretty porch!
Stephanie @ Casa Watkins Living says
April this is amazing!!! So beautiful. I love the plant inside the wire basket. I just love putting anything in a wire basket. Beautiful porch.
Chelsea Coulston says
Love your porch, April! Those pretty sunflowers + the galvanized metal are the perfect combo! Love it!
Such a completely inviting space April!!! Happy summer 🙂 🙂
I just love your pretty blue door, April! So friendly and inviting! xo
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I really need to up my game when it comes to a welcoming front door. This is just lovely!
Aniko @Place of my taste says
Your blue door gets me every time! So beautiful! Enjoy summer:-)
Melissa George says
I love that blue front door! And seriously, outdoor spaces DO feel like so much more work.
Ashley Thurman says
Such a beautify entry April!! I need some fake plants for our outdoor space too, I always forget to water stuff, lol!!
Iris Nacole says
Such a pretty space! I hear you about all of the extra care it takes to keep spaces in order. I’ve been pulling my hair out trying to keep the three spaces I have under control. Haha! Glad to have been a part of the tour with you!
Jen @ The Striped House says
I’m so glad to hear I’m not the only one who has a black thumb! (I’m seriously the worst!) Love your porch, especially those black pots! Where are they from? Thanks so much for being part of the Garden Party! XO
Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says
Love your porch, April! Such a beautiful and welcome to your home! xo
Emily @ Table & Hearth says
Such a cheery and bright summer entry April!!!
Corey Willis says
I so agree, April! Outdoor spaces are so much more work but yours looks lovely! So much fun hoppin’ with you.
Yes! Inside spaces are much easier to decorate and maintain! Your front porch is gorgeous and inviting. Who needs more?