Red Door Reveal

It has been a long, but great week. I never thought I would hear myself say that with the girls out of school because of all the snow we have had. I don't like winter. I love how the snow looks when it's coming down and how excited the girls get because they get to go out and play in it. What I don't like is when they have to miss school because of it. It's hard I guess because I pay for them to go to school and when they don't go, I feel like I've flushed money down the toilet. That's been the hard part. The easy part is spending more time with my girls. Sure, I could have used Tues and Thurs to get a ton of stuff done, but that wasn't meant to be. My old self would have been incredibly ticked off and in a bad mood all day, but since losing Jonathan, I realize just how precious life is and what matters the most is spending time with my family. So this week, I chose to "be" with my girls and enjoy every moment with them.

I am thrilled that the snow is melting and the hubby and I get a date night. Yahoo! Thanks mom and dad! It will be nice to have some adult conversation and eat at some fancy schmancy restaurant, a.k.a. TGIF's, and let someone else do the cooking. Ok, so I'm in this money saving mode right now and I have coupons for TGIF's so that's what I picked. I have a hard time eating out when I don't have a coupon or deal days when the restaurant has buy one, get one free. Anyone else like that?

All right, on to the Red Door Reveal. Back in the Fall, I was contemplating painting our front door red, but I just wasn't sure if it would look good or not. I asked for your input here and almost everyone said go with the red. So I did and I loved how it turned out. Wanna see it?

We added new hardware to the door with a keypad for the lock. We love it. We no longer have to use a key. You punch in a 4-8 digit number you create and that's it. On your way out, you push one button and it locks. It makes it convenient for Brian when he runs in the morning, he doesn't have to worry about a key. The other nice thing is if there was ever an emergency, I could just give out the code and the firemen or police could get in easily. You can get the lighted keypad at Home Depot or Lowes.
I love it! I didn't know what the neighbors would say, but I've been surprised by how many have stopped me and said they love the door. They're either lying, just to be nice, or they actually really like it. I hope it's the later.
We added the brick planters around the flower bed and trees. I love how it turned out. It also keeps the mulch in the flower beds and not on the walkway. I bought two black rocking chairs from Lowe's and the iron bench on the right is from Walmart. This picture was taken in the fall as obvious by the October Glory maple trees. You can read about the cool way God blessed us with those trees and the meaning behind them here.

Thank you to all who commented a couple of months ago. You gave me the confidence to go for it and I'm so glad I did.


Allison said...

Your house looks absolutely beautiful! I love the red door. :)

Nutty Mom said...

It looks awesome! I wish our house had that much curb appeal!

The Comptons said...

I majored in religion and I remember learning that having a red door symbolized the presence of the Holy Spirit in your home :) I love it.

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