our back porch & a giveaway!

we're slowly moving into the season of spending more of our days outside than in. we're sharing more meals outside on our back porch than at the kitchen table. 

we're sweeping off the deck, wiping down furniture, replacing our patio umbrella & adding pretty outdoor pillows. we're also planting spring flowers & making our little backyard space our own. 

my sweet friend, becky of olive branch designs, sent me this adorable custom-made, weather-resistant farm sign for our back porch. i absolutely love it & it's cheeriness!

becky designs & handprints signs for your home & outdoor spaces. becky offers a wide range of signs to add a little happy to your home. i especially love this one!

i am so happy with the cozy space we have created right out our back door. with a couple of cute chicks, a pile of old wooden frames, rainbow chairs, happy pillows & a handpainted farm sign, we are daily reminded of this sweet, good life we're creating. 

sweet becky is offering you the opportunity to win one of her large handpainted signs & a $20 gift certificate to her shop!

to enter, simply -

1. take a look at becky's shop.
2. follow olive branch designs on instagram or like them on facebook.
3. comment below with your email address & one way you plan to spruce up your outdoor space this spring!

i will pick a random winner on tuesday, april 7th, & share the winner's name here!

happy winning!

p.s. receive 20% off your order at becky's shop with the code "GIVEAWAY" at checkout! yay!

--- giveaway closed!! congrats to jmoore... we will contact you shortly! xo ---


Nicole Anema said...

We plan to restrain our porch and repaint the furniture! Yay for spring!

Anonymous said...

We started last week sprucing up the potted plants, power washing the wood deck this weekend, and I'm making new pillows for the outdoor furniture. .

Kimberlee Powell said...

I always change out my kitchen table decor :)

Leah said...


I plan to paint my concrete patio with a Mediterranean inspired pattern, buy lots of plants (you can never have too many) and repaint our picnic table.

I love the You Are My Sunshine sign from her shop. We are supporters of the Sunshine Sacran project and it would make a perfect gift for the family of the little boy who inspired the program.


angie said...

I love all of the signs in her etsy shop! But your cheery yellow farm rules is my favorite. I followed olive branch on IG, too.
We are moving to CA this summer (!) so I anticipate setting up a second living room outside. with colorful lanterns and pillows and flowers!

Heather Pass said...


My husband is going to repair a few of our back deck steps and I'm going to try my hand at container gardening! I'd love to have fresh tomatoes and basil to make mass amounts of caprese salad this summer :)

Lori McFarlane said...


I'm terrible at gardening and lawn care, and I don't have a patio, but my goal this sitting is to at least weed and remulch the landscaping in front of my house, and repaint my picnic table!

Amanda said...

LOVE her shop! We are sprucing up by getting ppur garden box ready and yesterday we planted wild flowers and herbs ♥

Anonymous said...

We have a screened in porch, so lots of room to hang things. I tend to always find a new spot for a pillow or plant or hanging pottery.

Kim said...

Random question: We are going to purchase an umbrella for outdoors. Are there any tips I should know, such as how heavy a weight do we choose, is there a diameter that is just too large and doesn't work? Any pitfalls to avoid? Don't know why I am so hyper about this, but I think we bought a crummy one about 20 years ago.

Monica Heide said...

I would love to hang up some fun lights and get some outdoor furniture!

Veronica said...

We just moved into a new apartment with a beautiful stone patio! I can't wait to buy some vintage furniture, plant some flower pots and a patio herb garden and hang string lights! Summer can't come soon enough!!

Whitney said...


We live in a rental, so can't do near as much landscaping as I would like, but this year we plan to plant lots of brightly colored flowers in thrifted pots and hang some strings of outdoor lights :)

Leanne said...

Leanne1388@gmail.com We're moving soon, but once we move I can't wait to get a garden started, and create a gorgeous porch! Yours is inspiring!

Jannette Presson said...

Lots and lots of flowers!

beth said...

I just found your blog and am DYING... I have so many friends who are going to love it too, so I can't wait to share it! I grew up on a farm and being a county girl is in my roots... (and I want chickens too). : ) I live in MN. and it's just starting to get nice here so I've begun to bring out the summer cushions, pots and everything that I have to tuck away for the winter. By next week I hope to start putting out some pansies and herbs pots... I would absolutely LOVE to freshen up the deck with one of the beautiful signs like yours... that and a new tablecloth to match and pots of flowers everywhere would make my heart sInG!!! Have a great day, xo beth
Oh, p.s. I followed OBD on IG and I love the You Are My Sunshine sign so much~ : )

Anonymous said...

I want to paint my furniture and make new fun cushions!

Anonymous said...


We plan to add some color to our deck with outdoor lights and lots of green plants!

Holly said...

hollydcoker@yahoo.com. I plan to plant lots of colorful flowers in pots on my front porch along with brightening the space with fun and cheery outdoor pillows and a pouf! Love spring time! :)

Hannah Ross said...

I definitely want to plant some flowers to spruce up our bare yard.

Jenny said...

We've been using our screened porch constantly these past few weeks. I'll be painting some of the furniture out there to clean it up some. I'd love to add one of these beautiful signs as well!

ryanandlaura247 said...

We are moving at the beginning of this summer across the country so we are tidying up the yard to sell our house. Don't know how much yard stuff I will get to do after that as we don't have a place to move into yet, but we did just repot our house plants. :)


Kristin said...

The front porch is on my bucket list for the summer. Finding a few chairs that the Bull Mastff can fit in without leaving all her hair behind...that goes for the cats too! I love eclectic, junk type decor so I don't want just any pieces. :)

Brittany Koelmel said...

Yay Spring! I plant flowers all around my moms house with her every spring. Its a tradition:)

email is bkoelmelb at gmail dot com

Erin C. Young said...

We live in CA and we are pulling out a bunch of our grass b/c of the drought. :)
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