Archive for June, 2015

Colorful Doors

This past weekend, I went up to Seattle with the girls to check in on my best friend and the new house she and her husband are building.  Flying solo with the girls was a challenge, to say the least, but it was worth it for some quality time with good friends.

My friend is to the point where they are finalizing paint for the exterior of the home.  They are going with this very pretty dark gray blue that will be gorgeous.  The front door is currently white and it is now up to me to convince them to paint it a fun pop of color.  I think it’ll be so lovely and it’ll really add to the curb appeal of their already beautiful home.

Imagine all these homes below without a colored front door; they would all lack the fun pop.

My top choice is currently yellow –

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My second choice is a classic red –

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My third choice would be a green – either kelly or moss

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My fingers are crossed they will take the plunge with a color.  I personally love a glossy door and if you go that route, I highly recommend using Fine Paints of Europe in high gloss; it works great when painting wood.  I’ll let you know if they go with a color and post an after pic.

What color is your front door?

 

June 24, 2015 at 5:06 AM 2 comments

Checking In

Thought I’d check in on the personal side today.  It seems the blog and I are at odds with each other.  I love the written word so I’ve been clinging to this dear old vessel.  But this ship is going down and I’ve begun to toy with waving the white flag. For now though, I’m sticking around and blogging when I can.

Here’s a shocking suprise – life is tough with two little ones.  It’s also incredibly dear.  There are days I’d like to scream for help and others that I silently whisper, “really, I get to do this all day?”  Just like the emotions of a two year old, it’s a pendulum swing of pure joy and crazy frustration being at home.

But, I’m incredibly blessed to have the choice and to be able to be here.  And the good far outweighs the bad. Josie is hilarious.  She’s started to parrot things I say in full sentences.  The other day on a walk, she pointed at a house (a rather run down house but we’ll let that slide) and said, “Mommy, I just love that house”  Ha!  You think she’s the daughter of a decorator?  I do point out my favorite homes on our walks – she’s my buddy and I feel the need to share. Gracie is coming into her own more and more every day.  She’s crawling machine and she’ll race ya up the top of our stairs. Baby girl has no fear. This child has got some tenacity in her.  Grace is also quick to laugh.  Josie is hilarious in her eyes.  I don’t quite get all the jokes yet – I think it’s a two year old, ten month old humor.

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When we put these sandals on Josie this morning, she looked at me and said, “mommy, these are my jogging shoes”

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On the business side of things, I recently got a completed project professionally photographed.  It’s truly a treat getting the professional pictures.  I’m looking forward to getting the photos back and then I can share them here.  Id also like to get my website redone to something more clean and streamlined.

I also have the girls bath updated and I love the transformation.  I’ll work on getting some pictures taken and blog all the little details.  Until then here’s a little peek from my Instagram shot of the bathroom.  You can follow me on IG at Kate collins Interiors.

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Above all else, I just wanted to say thank you so much for reading!  You keep me grinning from ear to ear.

June 10, 2015 at 5:24 AM 5 comments


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