Yesterday was my kids’ first day of school. My youngest started kindergarten. *sniff.sniff* We’ve been crazy busy for the last week getting the last of our summer fun in and ready for school. This means I haven’t gotten in any exercise. So…after dropping off my kids I took a nice looonng walk…
Please don’t get the wrong idea – I’m not one of those mammas with rock hard bodies who can skip around in broad daylight in cobalt blue spandex exercise pants without a single sign of cellulite. (If you are one of those mammas, please, please buy these from Athleta and wear them proudly for the rest of us who can’t/shouldn’t.)
Where was I? Oh yeah, walking around my neighborhood. As I mentioned before here the houses around me are amazing. So on my walk I snapped a few pictures so that we can all die of envy and so you know what I’m up against.
This first house is fairly close to me and I see it almost every day. Someone bought it a few years ago and painted the body charcoal gray with black shutters and orange trim. I jumped for joy because the houses around it and really all the houses between me and it are beige, brown, sage, cream…….oh sorry those colors are so boring I dozed off. I kid…sort of.
Don’t get me wrong: I, like 90% of the population, love neutral colors but I need them paired with a punchy, dramatic color. Like paint the body of your house off white but then paint the trim navy or indigo blue or vice versa.
I appreciate these folks, who went way out and painted their house charcoal gray with orange trim. I salute you! (Even though orange is not my favorite color. At. All.)
When we (Mr. Man and I) get around to painting our house, I hope to be brave enough to follow these folks’ lead. I salute you #charcoalcolonialbadass
And then I started walking up hill and well…you’ll see…
I love the front door of this house…I’m a sucker for doors. Hopefully you can see the windowpanes in the door with the frosted and beveled squares. I would have gotten closer but…well…I didn’t want to get arrested and while I love you all I’m not going to jail for you.
This house takes up almost half a block but it’s the frosted glass awning that gets me. The color of the glass is a perfect blue-green and the glass is the perfect thickness because it looks so delicate but not flimsy. (Have you noticed a frosted-glass theme?)
Okay, before I leave you can you help me answer a question I often ponder while walking amongst these lovely ladies: are these McMansions or real mansions? What’s the difference? I’m so confused by that term and the difference between them. Answering the hard questions on theycallherflipper.com…