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Painted brick and pumpkins

I’m dreaming of white painted brick! And a new home! Ok- I’m dreaming of many things! I’ve wanted a painted brick house for decades! Our last new construction HOA didn’t give us the option. So now- anything is possible. We are in a huge moment of transition- which means- the possibilities are endless!!! The house is sold, everything still in storage and nothing holding us back. To catch you up, if you are new here- Jeff was transferred over an hour away from our new home. After making the commute for a year- we sold the house and moved closer to his new territory! Just as that home search began- he was laid off. I know….. Right???

But……The job search is strong and God is in control! We can’t wait to see where He places us. We know this- He has covered us and protected us in this crazy phase of life we were not anticipating and even put a temporary roof over our head when we didn’t realize how we would need it. So grateful we hadn’t purchased another house. So everyday- we dream and work with intention -asking God to open the right doors and give us wisdom as to which to walk through. I can’t wait for the day to tell you all that God did during this time in our lives. He doesn’t waste a single thing- especially the hard stuff! We know He has gone ahead of us and has worked out all the details. Life is hard but God is good! Everything is going to be ok!!

RepostBy @mylightingsource: “Countdown has begun at our house. Cutie festive porch by @kindredvintage. 🎃🕸🍂🧡”

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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