Thursday, 3 July 2014

A Little Birdie Told Me....


This unusual bird dropped by our front yard yesterday for a visit.
I don't know what his name is, do you?
He did come with a message though...
He wanted to inform me that my Budget Porch Décor post was a smash where it was featured on Hometalk's Facebook page.
In fact, when I last looked, it had 3,463 likes, 602 shares, and 237 comments.
 If you would like to read through the comments here is the link to the page.
Now, on top of this good news my Repurposed Lamp post was featured on two blog parties this week.

Both of these ladies have awesome blogs. I think you would really enjoy visiting them today, right now in fact!
I have spent the best part of this week in the basement trying to spiffy up my laundry room.
Honestly, I hope I am done by Friday, because I really and truly do not like painting.
Tomorrow I want to show you a special gift I received in the mail all the way from California.
See you then!


  1. It looks like a red heart on his back too! A "sign" that every one loved your post! I knew it was a winner as I wanted to ditch the pickles I was making and go right out and work on my porch! LOL! I am naming you my top budget minded decorating advisor which means I can afford to incorporate your ideas but I can't afford to pay you for them! LOL! It gives such hope to those of us who don't have much cash but lots of "finds" we can put to use.

  2. Wow! That is pretty cool, told you your porch was awesome ;>)
    I have no idea what the bird is, I have seen more unusual birds at my feeder this year, birds I have never seen before. We usually go to The Cornell University Ornithology Lab webpage to look up birds. Here's the link:
    Are you going to show us the laundry room when it's done?

  3. Congratulations! That's fantastic!

  4. How wonderful!

    Okay, I'll trudge off to two MORE blogs. I only hope that I don't like them, but you know me...I'll LOVE them. Ha!

    Now this laundry room in the dungeon reveal is what I'm really interested in because that's my situation. I hate it down there!

  5. Exciting news!!!!

    Love the bird :-)


  6. So much trouble with signing in to make a comment! :) Not sure what is going on. lol!

    Just trying to tell you that I believe the bird to be a Northern Flicker. :)

  7. Your bird is a Northern Flicker. :) That's great to have all the attention to your sweet sunporch! I'll have to check out that Facebook page too. Have a great day Kimberly.

  8. Yay that your porch decor was such a big hit! I know that I loved it!

    I was going to say Northern Flicker, but I see that others have already mentioned it. I love the woodpeckers and we have them here, too.

    Looking forward to seeing your laundry room!

    I can say, I knew you when...

  10. I agree with the others, its a Northern Flicker. Well done on your front porch.

  11. I agree with the others, its a Northern Flicker. Well done on your front porch.

  12. what a great week for you, congrats and well deserved. xo laura

  13. Your little bird friend is a Northern a woodpecker but eats off the ground. Your porch make over was so darn cute and homey, I love it. Hope your 4th is fun , xoxo,Susie

  14. What an interesting bird. He's very pretty. Congratulations on your porch post. I really enjoyed it. It looks like a homey place!

  15. Congratulations to you! That is very exciting! I would check Facebook but I don't have a personal fb page. Glad the others have solved your mystery bird question. The flicker is so pretty! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  16. I agree, northern Flicker, love them, great picture. Congrats to you Yay, Francine.

  17. I am not surprised that your porch decor has been an internet sensation! And the bird looks like a flicker, a type of woodpecker.

  18. Fun features! I thought your porch was great, too! I have seen those birds in our yard here, too!


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