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Sunday, September 13, 2009
Met. Monday - Fall and a Giveaway
Thanks to Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for hosting this wonderful event. Be sure to visit her to find out what she's been up to and see a list of all the participants. You will surely see some wonderful creativity.
It is still in the 100's here in the desert and I am still thinking fall, trying my best to wish some cooler weather our way. I really needed to do something to the front door to spruce things up a little. I'm not showing you some pots that had dead plants in them, and no sense in planting anything new yet, so out came the $3.99 wreath form from Michael's and some Dollar Tree flowers and leaves. Surely I can make something out of this since I already have it all.
Ta-Da!!! This may not be the greatest but it is better than nothing and everything is just stuck through the twigs so I can change it out later.
Here it is on the door. Now don't laugh at my basket of faux flowers on the porch. I will replace these with something real if the weather ever cools off. It is better than nothing for now and believe me it looks better than what is in the nursery right now.
Next project is to paint the two rockers on the porch, but you can't paint in this heat either. We have a lot of restrictions on what we can do in our subdivision, we can't use white, but I did find out I can use the cream color on part of the trim. So, the question is whether to paint the rockers cream or brown like the shutters. What do you think. Once this is done and a nice table is added, some hanging baskets with pretty flowers and things will look much more inviting. Give me your ideas. (I guess I should explain the no white. If you've ever been to Arizona you will notice that probably 90% of all the homes are painted white with red tile roofs. Our development is all done in tans and light browns with brown tile roofs. This rule is so one house doesn't all of a sudden stick out like sore thumb being painted white. It really does keep the community looking cohesive.)
Thanks so much for stopping by. I always enjoy your visits.
Be sure to see my Giveaway Post. I am celebrating my 100th post and also doing a Pay It Forward giveaway. You can find it here.I have 4 gifts to giveaway, so you have a lot of chances of winning something. I hope you will all enter, I would love to give you a gift.
Also, be sure to vote on the poll on the sidebar for when you would like to have another "Cloche Party".