Is anything ever finished? I don't think so but I'm going to show you my niche makeover anyway. Let's remember the before:
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
We have lived in our house for 8 1/2 years and I have hated our outdoor light fixture since day one. It hangs by the garage door on the front of the house and since there are no trees to hide it, it is easily seen and sticks out like sore thumb. It's brassy and cheap and just not my style (I'm sorry if anyone has one like this and loves it. It's just not me.)
I've been wanting a new fixture and have been looking all over.
I want something that fits the style of the house, my style, but doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
I wanted something like this:
I love this place and will make purchases there in the future but I couldn't see spending a couple of hundred dollars or more on a small outdoor light. It is an awesome light though!
$19.98! That's it! I love it.
Who knew a $20 light fixture could bring so much joy and completely change the look of our house?
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
We are in our first heat wave of the summer down here in Texas. For days, we have had temperatures around 100 and just hot sun (no clouds, no rain, little breeze). Texans have three favorite ways to cool off...go to the lake or pool, drink iced tea or make lemonade. (okay, we have other ways too...crank up the AC, turn up the ceiling fans to hurricane force winds, run through the sprinklers, go shopping at indoor places, crunch on a cup of ice, eat snowcones, I could go on and on...). My son loves lemonade so I made some in my favorite vintage pitcher.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Thanks to everyone who entered my very first giveaway celebrating my little milestone of achieving 200 followers. Since everyone had up to 3 ways to enter, we had a total of 72 entries! That's amazing!
I would love to send a little something to each of you but sadly, that's not how it works.
I tried to think of some fun ways to pick a winner but just couldn't come up with anything that was both really creative and fair. So, I did it the old-fashioned way. I wrote out all the entries on strips of paper and drew one out of a hat.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
1. I love that my house is a cottage style and looks older, yet was new construction. We wanted an old house but didn't think we could afford the upkeep and possible renovations. We found new construction that looks older. It manages to pack a punch with 4 nice sized bedrooms, 3 baths and 3 living areas tucked away in that cottage. I like that it looks cute and cozy on the outside but it's 2500 square feet on the inside. Love that.
2. I love the front porch. LOVE it. It comes complete with a ceiling fan.
Monday, June 14, 2010
So, as promised, here is my first giveaway. Yep, I said it..."GIVEAWAY". I never thought I would have a giveaway but this 200th follower thing is huge to me and a giveaway seems like the right way to celebrate it. First up: What is the Giveaway you ask?