My family asked what I wanted for my 31st birthday last month and I kept telling them I really wanted a new front door. Mom and my husband could tell you stories for days about how incredibly particular I am and how painful all of the returns of miss-the-mark gift returns are on both the ego and the confidence. And, in hindsight, I regret being 'picky' (is that what you'd call it? yes, I suppose that will work) with other's gifts. I wish I just crammed a sock in it and lied that I liked it. Ahh, must be the age speaking. Where we were? Oh yes, the door.
So my lovely family pulled together and gave me some gift cards and some cold hard cash (for fear of making this huge decision themselves) with which I purchased my new front door!
My aunt Carolyn has a french-door leading from her kitchen to her laundry room and I've always thought it was so distinct because the glass was beveled and there are always beautiful light prisms amid the lites. I set out to find the same feature in my new front door. I don't do 'decorative' and I wanted full light through it, so I am super pleased with my new door. Mine will be black, but this will give you an idea.
We also bought the whole lot of Endless Summer hydrageas that the local neighborhood garden store carried and are planning to plant these suckers tomorrow. Pray for me, peeps. I kill all things green.
We're also hanging the new shutters and just getting our hands good and dirty. Mom and I saw a beautiful petite Lutyens bench at Home Goods while accessory shopping this week, but sadly it was broken in a few places. And the price wasn't right enough. This sure would look good in just about any yard, eh?
And I keep deliberating on adding an awning to our side entrance. Practicality-wise, it'd be really nice on rainy days. But I don't know if they are just too busy. Then I saw this pic, and I think they are charming! What to do, what to do!
Oh, after a long winter indoors, we found out we've got MOLES. Anyone know a pet-friendly way to get rid of them (oxymoron?)??
What are you up to this weekend? I hope you get to enjoy some beautiful weather.
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