Ben and I decided our front door needed a little face lift so we undertook a DIY project this past weekend. We used Ana White's square planter plans. Her site is amazing, such a great source for inspiration and ideas. Fortunately, my dad has a garage full of saws and tools, making these type of projects a lot easier. He can build just about anything - I'll have to share the window boxes he made for us.
We didn't add finials because I couldn't find any at Home Depot and also because the ferns would cover them anyways. Totally affordable and a simple afternoon project. I love them!
So, did Santa warp his presents in your house as a kid? Or as parents, do you wrap your kids' gifts from Santa? It's my opinion that Santa does NOT wrap his gift. Ben just suggested otherwise. Our kids will be getting their presents straight from Santa's workshop. Elf's don't wrap ;) I still remember walking down the stairs (when I was probably 6) to find Barbie's Dream House assembled under the tree. Fantastic! Gifts from Mom and Dad were wrapped up.
My nephew, Logan, with Santa and his wish list. He said he got too nervous when on Santa's lap to remember what it was he wanted. So my stepmom suggested he prepare a list. Cute!
Do you guys remember this house?! Oh, how I wish I had kept it and all the accessories! I just got really excited remembering all the furniture etc. I had all the stuff in this picture. For the most part I didn't "play Barbies" I just spent hours setting up her house in different ways! I also cut out carpet squares and carpeted her bedroom and living room. How cute were the window boxes with the flowers!