April 24, 2015


With spring here, I am dreaming of a few more things I would like
to do to the front of our house to add more of the cottage charm that I love.

For a long time, I have wanted a new front door.
The one we have is okay, just not really my style and I don't
think it fits the style of our house all that well.

I have found two styles of front doors that I like
so I used Picmonkey to help me visualize how they would look.
And just for fun, I added a pendant light, shutters, paint on the porch
and some pretty flowers which are all things I would like as well.
You know how it is - the list goes on and on!

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No. 4

Do you have a favorite out of these four options?
Of course the color possibilities are endless.

I'm trying to talk hubby into a new front door as my Mother's Day gift.
Maybe you can help me convince him.
I can't wait to hear what you think!

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April 17, 2015


We have been working on sprucing up our second floor hallway.
New doors and railing were added back when the bathroom was remodeled
and we finally got new carpet just a couple weeks ago.
The bookcase at the top of the stairs got a fresh coat of paint.

Since this is really the kids floor,
I wanted to style the bookcase with their books and things that have
special memories for them while looking nice at the same time (for me).

I tried to stick with the colors red, white and blue
as much as possible for somewhat of a cohesive look.

"Harry Potter" and "Star Wars" were big hits at our house.

Both of my kids made a ceramic turtle in 4th grade so I included those.

They loved the "Diary Of A Wimpy Kid" books.

Using baskets and containers to group some items
helped to keep it looking organized and not too cluttered.

And here are the darlings now looking so happy and appreciative
that their mother put so much time and effort into
styling their bookcase - ha ha!

April 10, 2015


This week I fixed up my little bench in the kitchen.

I found the pillow back in the fall and I thought it would be
just right for spring so I saved it until now.

Then I saw the tulips at the grocery store and I thought they
would look just right with the pillow.

And I thought the tulips would look just right in my
galvanized bucket.

I think it all came together for a simple cottage look that's
just right for this time of the year.

There's not much that doesn't seem 'just right' when we
start having sunny days and warm breezes.
Don't you agree?

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