Very few things in life compare to having a lovely place to escape to. I am not talking about Hawaii, or any other far-off place. I am talking about the places in the midst of your chaos. Mine, as I have mentioned before, is my porch. Yesterday I spiced it up a bit. Swept it and what a change that made! I moved all the furniture that started to accumulate there and sold some of it! I hung up a swag of fabric that was just long enough and had sat without purpose for too long! I added mason jars filled with pearock from our patio and fake fall leaves. Have I mentioned that raffia is an amazing decorating tool? I moved potted plants to my front porch for a punch of green amongst the oranges, reds and yellows. My porch floor is purple, so I added purple accents too, some ribbon, some purple flowers. I rearranged the furniture I wanted to keep and viola! An amazing transformation that cost me NO MONEY WHATSOEVER! It was so lovely I have been watching ladies all morning walk by admiring it! It makes me feel great to inspire others!