It’s my favorite color.


It’s abundant in my closet.

Katryn Kruger by James Meakin

Always my first choice in my home as well.


Blue is a gift from the sea.

blue shells from Slim Paley

{ thank you Slim Paley }

My first beach cruiser which I still ride is blue.


I’m always California dreaming!

K Swiss


Love both of these blue boys!

Ferris Bueller

One of my favorite artist captures my favorite color beautifully!

Patricia Van Essche

{ Thank you Patricia Van Essche }


One of my stylish & entertaining blogger friends brings blue into her garden with a nautical nod to the past.

Tamara Stephenson's Nest

{ Thank you Tamara Matthews Stephenson }


I smile every time I trip over these.  Last count, five blue pairs in the Porter house!

via browndresswithwhitedots

Every single shade of blue makes me smile.

via whereisthecool

It’s so all-American with red & white you know.

I love Jeeps too!

Erin Lauder for Vogue

In Kentucky we take great pride in our Bluegrass!

I had to say something about Kentucky!  We’ve had a serious case of March madness lately because come Saturday the Cardinals and Wildcats will meet at the Final Four in New Orleans! 

Kentucky Fans via Kentucky Kernal, photo Kirsten Holliday

I mean it folks, this is the grudge match to end them all!  To quote Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell from the Senate floor -

"Basketball fans from Kentucky have been waiting their whole lives for this game."

photo Kirsten Holliday for the Kentucky Kernal

Wish us luck!

On a personal note I want to say how lucky we are to have our #1 girl around and cheering with us this weekend!

photo Lisa Porter

One week ago today, she survived a serious head-on collision while driving through the countryside.  Her Jeep was totaled & she’s pretty black and blue but by the grace of God she & two of her dear friends all walked away.  Seatbelts, airbags and angels saved their lives.

Go Big Blue! AA1


Renae Moore said...

Miss Lisa,
I enjoy reading the stories you put together! You way is words is such a gift! I have not been following basketball, guess I had better get rooting for KY! To your #1 girl...the good Lord has something very special for her and her girlfriends. :). I am so thankful all turned out well.

Much love to all you Porter's!!


Coty Farquhar said...

I can't wait till I get to Kentucky Lisa!!
But most importantly that your baby girl is there.
My gosh, such a scare for all. Yes, the angels where definitely with 'T'.

I so love blue, I was quite lucky as a girl at school as our uniform was a royal blue with white shirts.

We MUST talk soon,
Good luck this weekend with the Basketball,

Sending hugs xxxxxxx Coty

pve design said...

Firstly, my heart was blue hearing about your no.1's collision...but happy to hear that she is back by the grace of God....
You know I am a "bluegrass" gal in my heart.
Working on a series of blue paintings...
Thanks for including my artwork here - I am so flattered.

Tamara Matthews-Stephenson said...

Lisa: it is so funny how we are on the "same page" in our thoughts and inspirations. This blue story is perfect timing with references to colleges, nautical themes and just my favorite color....thank you for featuring my blue glider - I had my hubby paint it last summer and it's our favorite sitting spot outside....I really do hope to meet you IRL because from the very first day I started blogging you were there with helpful hints and encouraging words. xo tamara

Tamara Matthews-Stephenson said...

and, most most importantly I am so so happy to hear that your lovely daughter Grace is safe with you and your family - I cannot imagine the horror of this situation...xo tamara

Chic Coles said...

Lisa! What scary news. So glad everyone is alright.

Love all the blue!

Have a wonderful weekend. xo Chic Coles

Linda said...

Love your blog. I'm a Kentucky girl but now live in the great state of Texas, Big D to be exact. I usually "read and run" but had to comment today on your post...GO CATS!! So happy your beloved daughter and her friends are safe...scary!!

Jeanne @ Collage of Life said...

Lisa..what a week! My heart skipped a beat when you mentioned your daughter's accident. This is every parent's worst nightmare. I am so glad to hear that all is well and she and her friends are safe. She has an angel watching over her, not question about that.

You have collected the perfect shade of blue. I have a beautiful organza long evening skirt that colour...tea length, think 1950's cocktail. I love it and wish I had more occasions to wear it too.

Sending you very best wishes for a wonderful weekend...good luck with the basketball game!

Jeanne xx

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh thank goodness #1 girl will be ok. Your heart must be so thankful.

My bedroom has been a lovely shade of sky for 9 years.

quintessence said...

Huge blue fan here as well - I think almost room in my house has some blue in it!! Love it everywhere else as well. And thank goodness your daughter is ok - teenagers on the road are every parents' worst fear. But all is good so wishing Kentucky good luck in the finals - so exciting!!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

OH! on your daughter! So scary! And goooooooooo team!

Paul Gervais de Bédée said...

I'm with you all the way with this blue stuff. I was just drooling over an old Rolls in dulled out blue wishing I could afford it! I love blue furniture, too. In my NYC apartment, many years ago, I had a luminous blue stained parquet floor: like walking on the sky!