The entrance to your home is very important. Whether you are welcoming guests through your front door, or you think back door guests are best, the entrance will form your guest’s first impression when they walk up to your home. I think choosing the right exterior door color is the first step in making sure that the entrance to your home conveys your family’s personality before anyone ever steps foot inside.
When choosing a color for your exterior doors, don’t overthink it! Doors are small and easy to paint. You can change your door color once a year if you want to. Painting a door is an inexpensive project that will give your nest a whole new look! I have a friend in town that changes her door color all the time. In fact, I should have interviewed her before writing this to ask just how many colors it has been since she moved in. (Yes, Candace, I am talking about you!) It is so fun to drive by her house and see a beautiful new color waving at you from the front porch!
You may want to try something bold, if so, here are my favorite picks right now for a bold front door:
If you aren’t feeling so brave, here are a two hues that will give you a softer color pop:
I am a believer that your doors should all be the same color. You may have different style doors in different areas of the house, solid doors, French doors, etc. Painting them the same color will give the outside of your home some unity and consistency. I do have one exception to this rule. If you think you want to try a wild and crazy color on the front door to make a real statement, but you are not sure you can commit to this color on every door, then keep the other doors very simple. Black doors are great on most houses as a neutral and you can always paint doors your trim color, a white or off white. I hope this has inspired you freshen up the outside of your home and try a new look! Remember, it's just paint. You can change it if you don't like it! Happy painting y'all!
Fall is here y'all and I could not be more excited! This is my favorite time of the year. There is a crispness to the mornings, the sun sets a little earlier, the leaves start to change, and I am finally not sweating through my clothes by 10:00 a.m! Everyone (especially in the hot south) seems to have a little extra bounce in their step when the weather cools off!
When the weather changes I immediately want to spruce up my porch and my shop a bit. Today I wanted to share some pictures with you of how easy (and inexpensive) it is to decorate for fall with potted mums and pumpkins, as well as things you may already have in your home.
Most yards where we live are full of pecan trees. Whether you live in town, in the country, on a farm, or even in a subdivision, you will at some point spend time picking up pecans. They are too wonderful to waste so no one would dare leave them on the ground to rot.
I found myself at this particular pear tree about this time, ten years ago.
Ten years ago, I was getting ready to go on a first date. It was a beautiful day and he was to pick me up around 11:00.
I climbed into his truck, not knowing what the day would hold. He asked if I liked to fish, and I smiled and said yes. He packed us a picnic lunch and gathered the fishing poles while I talked to his Mama on the porch.
He had a gentleness about him, and a sweet spirit too. He made me laugh and allowed me to simply be myself. After fishing a while, he took me over to the pear tree and told me to pick as many as I could hold. He took a few bites and told me to follow him. We walked down to the cow pasture and he threw one their way. Once they realized what was being offered, one by one they came. We fed the cows until our hands were empty, and then went back for more. We laughed and talked for hours, not wanting the day to end.
Here we are ten years later, still making those old familiar rounds. We wish for the days to still be long, no rushing or running to ruin our mood. The things we talk about now are different--the laughs are deep and true. We've now grown to know each other's heart as if it is our own.
Though this may seem like just an old pear tree, it is far more than that in my mind. It is the place where I came to know Phillip, and realized who he could be. My favorite days are spent with him, talking, laughing, and dreaming wild dreams. I am so thankful for this special place, but even more so for where we find ourselves today.
You should know by now that I can find any excuse to bake--especially if fresh fruit is involved! I am sharing the recipe for my Pecan and Pear Breakfast Cake through our Recipe Club! Be sure to have joined our email list (subscribe on our homepage) or have a login and password to access our Recipe Archive! This delicious cake is perfect served warm with coffee, but I personally enjoy it with a scoop of ice cream on top!
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