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Monday, March 23, 2015

It's On My Mind

Even though we officially have an extra hour of daylight, doesn't it still seem as though there's not enough time to get everything done? Lately I've been chasing my tail (not unlike one of my previous pups), spinning around and around and feeling like I'm no where near finishing anything. That's why this past weekend was a pleasant surprise. Here are a few of the tasks now crossed off my list:

Flowers in my foyer.


Plants migrating from a gloomy basement to glorious sun. 

And best of all, I did a BIG project.  I painted my front door in a color I'm sure has astounded the neighborhood. I tend to play it safe with calm neutral tones. But this time I decided to go wonky wild with a bright, vibrant color. 

I pored over paint samples and finally selected The One. I sanded my fingers to the bone to get off the boring cinnamon color. Then I locked Bogey and Indy in the bedroom (no need for paint on hair or hair on paint). My trusty brush and I had a date with destiny, and here's the finished product:

It's fun and glorious and maybe just a tiny bit Easter eggy, but that's okay. Overlooked is something that will never befall my front door. 

Can you tell I'm in a Springtime frame of mind? 


Two French Bulldogs said...

The wreath is so pretty. Agree, time is flying
Lily & Edward

Saku said...

It is very fresh and brings to mind spring. I think it looks great!

Unknown said...

No we think it looks very nice and very fitting for the season. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Astro & Mitzie said...

I think it's cheerful and welcoming.
Happy Spring.
xo Cinnamon

Sketching with Dogs said...

Love the door colour, that's so nice!
It is great to get things ticked off your list isn't it.
Lynne x

Sioux Roslawski said...

Pat--I think it's a marvelous color for a door, no matter what the season.

Linda O'Connell said...

Love the door color!

Lynn said...

I love the color of your door! I love the 7 things about you too (which I still have to do, one of these days! ACK). And let's see, I've read the previous posts (catching up) and now I can't remember them all. Good grief. But happy spring - I'm doing some spring cleaning and well, I guess I'm getting too particular because in two days I haven't even finished the kitchen cabinets.

Unknown said...

Happy spring, Pat! And yes, I agree that it always feels nice to make some checks on that ol' to-do list. Love the new color on your front door, and the wreath adds just the right touch.

Tammy said...

Beautiful flowers and plants, and I love the way your door looks with the siding. And thank you so much for your kind words for our loss. It helped.

Mary Horner said...

Love the color! I wish I were that confident about color - I'm always second-guessing myself!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

I love the door!