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Sunday, March 25, 2012

New Topiary...

This urn from an old Christmas tree was left at GW.


It was marked a bit higher than I like to pay, but it went in my basket anyway.

It was nice and sturdy and had this left-over pole from the tree. perfect.


I added green paint to a styrofoam ball...


...and let it dry thoroughly.
Putting it on this dowel really made it easy to paint...
kinda looks like science fair project, doesn't it?

Then the green ball was pushed onto the leftover tree pole.


Next, I snipped apart the greenery and used a toothpick to make a small hole for the "stem" of the snipping.


After taking the toothpick out and adding a drop of hot glue, the topiary was taking shape.


It was kinda mindless work, great therapy at the end of a long day, right?

And here's the finished product.


Now, just look at this sad, sad arrangement.


I know, very sad...but the urn?
bea.u.ti.ful!

Yep.With the left over supplies from the first project and a new styrofoam ball, a second one was made to keep the first one company.


I'm joining Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for her Metomophosis Monday.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Texas Bluebonnets...

We took another little road trip today and along the way we had to stop to look at the bluebonnets. There were fields and fields of them...it was breathtaking! It's kinda a Texas tradition to take pictures amongst them...it's fun to see families making memories.

We didn't pose with the flowers but here are a couple shots...



Beautiful, wild, Texas tradition.

Date night...


Friday night was such a nice evening...perfect weather. So perfect, we decided to take a little road trip.
We drove down to Galveston and had dinner on the beach.
Gotta love sand therapy.



I couldn't help but think about the lyrics to Glen Cambell's song...

"Galveston, oh Galveston,
I still hear your sea winds blowin'..."

Such great memories!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Front Doors...

I currently have a front door that has a lot of glass.
I don't particularly like that anyone can see inside.


But....
when I saw this house, I loved the symmetry of the front elevation...

Southern Living

...and the double front doors.

Here's a pic from the inside looking out...

Houzz
I really like their width and height.

These are a bit too wide...

Houzz
...but I do like having a transom above the door.
I've never had double front doors, but they are very welcoming!

So, the questions are...
double front doors?
clear glass or solid?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Foyer...

From the inspiration house {Southern Living}, I also fell in love with the foyer.


The planked walls are neat..
dark floors...
wide baseboards...
and the puppy is cute too!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

It's here!

Happy first day of Spring!
Yea!


Inspiration...

About a year ago I ran across this house in a Southern Living Magazine.
I was looking for inspiration for a new home...
...this was it!
Hm...do we dare build ourselves?


I loved the simple elegance...
the doors...
the shutters...
the transoms...
the fans...
the steps leading to the front porch.
Hm...I think we should!
Stay tuned!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Hello again...

Well hello!
If you're still here at Reflections, I'm glad. Thanks for hanging around and checking every now and then for a new post. It's finally here.

I've been behind the scenes, looking at all the amazing things around blogland, Pinterest, and Houzz. I found this post at Maple and Magnolia and was immediately inspired. Can you even believe how beautiful her sleeping porch is? I too love the fact that she used a lot of what she had to make this work. It was the bed that really caught my attention, just look at all this comfy whiteness...




On a recent trip to Salvation Army I spotted an amazing bed. Sadly I passed on it... I hadn't thought about getting a new bed for our guest room until I revisited Maple and Magnolia the next day. When I saw the above picture, it hit me...that SA bed would be p.e.r.f.e.c.t! What's a girl to do? I hopped in my car and told myself that if the bed was still there, it was meant to be. Running through my mind was all the other great pieces I've turned down in the past only to go back to get them and find they were gone.

Well, halleluja...it was still there!

So, here it is...ready to be transformed. Stay tuned!




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