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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Knock~ Knock: Is Anybody There?

I have the BEST readers in the world. You guys leave SUCH kind comments. I apologize that I have not been over to visit you.

pretty door.

Over the weekend I had a visit with my sister and her two lovely children from California. I also hosted a luncheon for 14 and a dinner for 8.

Green heart door

The Fashionista arrived home from her internship in California and we have just two days to get her ready for her last semester at ASU.

Turquoise door is so pretty.    The French Tangerine: ~ turquoise

Sweet Boy loves his new school. The good news is that he is being challenged academically for the first time. But there is a lot more homework.

pretty great door

I am also dreaming of fall. I so want to begin tackling both my front and back yards. The front door is in desperate need of paint. But those dreams quickly end each day as the thermometer climbs to 115+ BLAH!

Fall leaves blue door

I wonder if you can guess what colors I am contemplating? I learned from my friend Linda over the weekend that hollyhocks actually can grow here in Arizona so the image below can now possibly be a reality.

burgundy hollyhocks and vines surround a pretty little tiny pale green door.....

But until it cools downs outside I am instead heavily contemplating what color I should paint my interior standard grade doors and trim. But that is entirely another post in and of itself.

Turquoise door. Lots of fun. Pretty too!  -from Hooked On Houses

I hope to visit you all VERY soon!



openid said...

You have been a busy woman. I think anyone entering your home will leave their blues at the door. : ) The locals have dubbed my studio the "Hollyhock House" . I'll include some seeds in my next package.
Your Friend,

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

great samples.

I'm looking at the inside of my front door and doing a few mock ups in psp to get an idea of what I want to do with it..

seeing it Before I spend any money or physical effort always says me time , money and work..

chris mckinley said...

I would love a new front door too! You can't see ours from the street, but I still would love to paint it a great, welcoming color.
Can't wait to see what you decide to do.


Kathy B. said...

So glad you are settling in fine in your new home and are busy making plans to put your spectatular personal finishing touches in place! Hard to believe where you were just a few short months ago with NO home! If only we'd stop worrying in this life and realize God's got it under control, but's so hard when you don't know what is going to happen in the future!!! We now find ourselves in the ridiculous situation of having TOO MANY houses instead of not enough--after my dear MIL's unexpected passing earlier this year we now have THREE! And not enough time (not to mention extra money for taxes, upkeep, etc.) to spend at ALL of them! Which do we keep? Do we move? Do we sell one? Two? All three and buy something else? (Of course, they are all in different towns, three hours apart in each direction from where we live now!) We love the vacation house layout, the location and yard of our main residence, and have family back where my MIL's house is! If only we could combine them all into ONE house! Decisions, decisions!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Laura, you have had a lot on your plate! We've been busy getting our daughters off to college, as well. Now, it's the perfect time to start all of those projects that we have been putting off. You seem to be settling in nicely.

Vicki said...

So glad to hear that Sweet Boy is settling in at his new school. I have fall fever too, but as you stated these super hot temps the past few days make it difficult to do anything that requires effort!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I'm glad that everything is going well in your new home. There may be lots to do around the house, but I am dreaming of all the great posts we will be treated to!

Kelley Highway said...

So helpful to spell it all out, isn't it? And with friends? Icing on the cake. And now you have seeds headed your way. Incredible friendships. God's so good.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Your doors will be lovely Laura - I can tell from the inspiration photos! So happy that SB is loving school :) And that you could spend time with those you love!

Teresa said...

Always a pleasure when you drop by. Always so full of good news and hopeful projects.
Like a door always making us imagine what's behind, what holds, who welcomes.
I painted my kitchen door in a dark cerise. Daring, I know but the overall result - a gaier room.
Take Care,

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

We are finally getting a break in the heat this week. It is wonderful, but our yard is so far gone that it is depressing to step outside. We actually lost 3 or our 4 huge, beautiful Bradford Pear trees do to the drought. They just fell over. The dead grass and flowers, the trees gone...I may stay inside until spring! Iove the colors of the doors...we are thinking about doing a new "do" on ours too.

Barb @ The Everyday Home (formerly Grits and Glamour) said...

Laura, isn't it irritating when life gets in the way of blogging. LOL I know how you feel, I have been pulled in a million directions it seems.

Gorgeous doors!!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It was such a great get together and lunch Saturday, so nice to meet some of the new ladies, and see some great friends. The swap was great fun. Whover got the tureen, I just discovered the try for it today. I am sorry, just let me know and I will get that to you. Thanks again, your home is stunning. I love it. Hugs, Marty

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

I think the colors for your door are great...I love the deep blue pots in the back.
Just let me know when you want to come out. We will do lunch and go to Garden Ridge.

It's All Connected said...

The most important thing is that Sweet Boy is happy in his new school! It's great that this move has worked out so well for you! ~ Maureen

Jennifer Watkins-Jones said...

Busy can be good! It sounds like things are going really well for you and your family! I love a painted door and can't wait to see what you do with your own!

Have a wonderful week!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I truly enjoyed your luncheon Saturday! Just loveeeeee these doors and glad that your son is loving his new school!!!


Happy to hear that sweet boy is loving school...
Anxious to see more of your home!!!
I know that you'll find the perfect color for your front door!

the language of design said...

so glad sweet boy loves his school! We did not get much chit chat time Saturday but I sure enjoyed meeting all the talented ladies, what a treat to be lavished on by you and meet such great ladies! simply wonderful. I appreciated all your fine details, You are talented and unstoppable.Blue doors are so you, go for it!

Danielle Bailey said...

Those door designs are very stunning! Each has their own unique feature that makes it so awesome! After I saw the 4th and 5th designs, I suddenly felt like changing our doors to something like these. It would surely make our home more beautiful. Are these designs available in the market as well?

-Danielle Bailey

linda t said...

Thank you for such a lovely luncheon in your beautiful home. I can't wait to blog about your home and all the inspiration gleaned while meandering through each and every room ~ your son's room being my favorite!
So excited to see the Hollyhock seeds explode in your backyard! You will never have to plant another, as they reseed so well, or you can harvest the seeds each season and plant wherever.