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Curb appeal inspiration

After my post earlier this week about my new house exterior https://kellycornelsen.wordpress.com/2017/04/02/curb-appeal-rescue/

I received so many GREAT ideas and suggestions! Seriously, so many good ideas that never occurred to me! Why is it I can trouble shoot someone else’s project but not my own!  Some of you asked to see the entire front of the house- so here it is- very plain- new construction. The grass is just taking hold and should be much better in the new few months. As for everything else? Yeah….definitely needs some help! 

The consensus is that we need to do something with the box woods between the sidewalk and the driveway to widen the appearance of the sidewalk/entry in addition to the other side as well! We talked about the gutters and whether to paint them/ignore them or plant a non-destructive vine to hide them and soften the house. Did you know there is a vine cover for your gutters to train a vine to grow over it? Me either? Got a text from my friend Allisyn with so many great ideas including this one. 


So smart, right? Add that to, “why didn’t I think of that?”

Here are some other wonderful ideas and inspiration I received- which is your favorite? Comment below. I’d love to know. 



So many wonderful ideas from sweet friends far and near. I do have to check with my HOA because there is a list of approved plants and colors for the front yards (I know, I can’t even- but I get it). So before I shop, I want to make sure I don’t make an expensive mistake. We do have soaker hoses in all our beds so we need to work around the sprinkler system but I feel so encouraged. 

This last picture made my whole week! I have a sweet fb friend (whom I’ve only met once in real life) that I connected with when we both lived in Little Rock. Her family moved to Dallas before I came to east Dallas to stay with Lindsey. We connected through social media and, although we haven’t yet met for a coke, I feel like we are friends. She is a talented designer and thoughtful virtual friend. Here is what I woke up to on Wednesday morning. Thank you, Geralyn! 😘 


What great inspiration- and created just for me- down to the #hogs on the front door! Can’t wait to get started! Thanks everyone for your input! Keep commenting and sharing your ideas! You are helping to pull me out of my fog. ☘️kelly 

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