Hi . My name is Stephanie and I am new to being an author on a blog. I have been an avid follower of many decorating blogs and have become, well addicted. I have found inspiration from many of these sites and thought I would give this a try.

I am a Mom of two wonderful young men. I am married to an amazing man who is in law enforcement. Which is why I named my blog No Place Like Home. After a long, intense day we all like to come HOME where we can feel safe and release the pressures of the day.

Welcome and buckle up for the ride :)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Place Where I am Most Happy .....Home.

I promised to show you photos of my humble abode at its finest.  The gardens are now in full bloom.  The porches are set and ready to go and the place where I am most happy and relaxed. 
Our home with "her" gardens in bloom.  Not full bloom as there are flowers to come later this summer. This is taken on Memorial Day Weekend.  Notice the vintage American Flag.  A gift to my Dad from an old neighbor.  The flag has only 48 stars.

Our side porch.  This porch is on two levels and both levels have wonderful ceiling fans.  The back bank of shutters do open to allow more breeze.  It is so nice to have the privacy and we generally keep them closed.
This is where we spend the majority of our oustide time.

A small photo of the cozy front porch.

The garden at the front porch/entry.

Another garden directly in front of the house.  We have mostly Hasta plants here with a few "bloomers".

A fun little vignette on the front entrance.

This bench was my husbands grandfathers.  I painted it and add a little handpainted bird.  (see below)

Beautiful purple/blue Hydrangea.  I love these flowers!!!!

Well that is our little abode.  Hope you enjoyed the tour.
Hope you and your family have a fun and safe Memorial Day.
Remember to thank a Veteran for all they have and will do!!

Happy Memorial Day!


  1. Hello!!

    I LOVE your sweet home!!
    The porches and the gardens are wonderful!!
    I wish I had porches like yours! I am so jealous!!
    Please feel free to stop by and visit a bit...


  2. What lovely porches. I can see why you spend so much of your time there. I'd be out there too with my feet up on a stool and a cool drink in hand.

  3. You have a beautiful porch. You also have a green thumb. I love the little vignette!


  4. What a lovely home, I can see why you're so happy there.
    I'm a new follower. Pop over for a visit sometime!

  5. Cute Cute Home.......I love older homes.....and the flowers are lovely.

    From your newest follower, Joyce

  6. Thank you all for stopping by and now I am wandering over to your blogs. Come back. You never know what you will find.