On Mother's Day, we tend to think of our own moms and thank them for all that they sacrificed. For as long as I could remember, my mother was always 'giving' - her love, time, gifts to others, her "shirt off her back", etc. This year, I made a couple of lemon cakes and gave them to some of my favorite 'moms' here in Louisville. In many ways, the act of giving reminded me of my mom. I was very thankful.
In other news, right before we left for vacation, I spruced up our front entry and back deck with some small updates. Nothing major. For our front door, I spray painted two terra cotta containers black and planted mini boxwoods and got a new doormat.
I don't love the black pots, but they are fine for now. In case you're wondering, my inspiration for our front is something like this….
I also planted two containers/planters (that I bought in CT for a steal) and planted them with my favorite flower - geraniums. My mom always had red geraniums planted in containers during spring time. I love geraniums and lavender.
I SO want to paint our deck gray, but it isn't high on our priority list of things to do right now. Our old house (in CT), the side deck was painted gray and I loved it. See below.
I love the color combination of honey brown with gray and touches of either green or powder blue. Rene, from Cottage and Vine, just painted her deck gray and it is lovely!
Ok, I know this post is all over the place so I'll stop while I am ahead. I hope you all have a wonderful Monday!!