I hope that each of you mothers out there had a wonderful Mother's Day!
I sure did. :)
Instagram helped me document it, since my camera battery was dead.
(Do you Instagram? You can find me at JACKIEKIRSCHE.)
My family took me to Fresh Market after church,
where we picked up some special things
(and a few staples).
Then we came home and had a picnic in our backyard.
Berkley played a bit for us on his birthday present.
I just love the sound of a mandolin!
Simple and wonderful.
My heart was full.
I'm so blessed to call these three my children.
We also worked on the front porch this weekend.
I'm so excited about our progress!!
Here's what it looked like on Friday:
Here's what it looks like this morning:
Isn't it amazing what painting the front door can do
to change the feel of the whole house?
I just love it!
I hung a grapevine wreath on the door and
moved our mudroom rug out here, too.
I love the texture of it and I think this may be the decision
that prevents me from doing that questionable thing
I was considering in my last post.
(Painting the tile. There. I admitted it.)
We decided to hold off on painting the steps too until
the next phase is completed...
Installing the cedar shutters that Kevin built over the weekend.
I'm very excited to see what these will look like!
We have ordered the hardware and now have to decide on the stain.
We are also replacing the light fixture with one of these:
and adding the screweyes and wire up the columns for the
Confederate jamine to climb on.
I'll post pictures again and list all the sources when we have eveything finished.
These little changes make a nice impact
and personalize a house in a big way.
And these little things are taking 61 from being a house we love
into being a house that feels like our home.
And that makes me happy.
What little things do you do to make your house
feel like your home?