Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fall Fix-Up

What a day I had yesterday! Here is everything I accomplished:

1. I cleaned the whole house top to bottom.

2. I landscaped the front yard and put out a new doormat.

3. I made new wreaths for the front door and hung them.

4. I made and installed new window treatments on every window.

5. Finally, I cleaned off the roof.

I would say that was quite a day's work! Take a look at my home makeover below.

OK, so technically, it was not my house, but the children's playhouse. Beaded candle rings fit together and tied with ribbon make a perfect double wreath for the front door, and quilted placemats make easy window valances and doormat. Potted mums and pumpkins add the final touches of fall. And we're ready to welcome guests!



We're on the lookout for friends of the preschool sort this week.



Everyone has pulled together and worked tirelessly to pull things together.



Well, almost everyone, except for maybe one 2-year-old who shall remain nameless.


23 comments:

Aunt Tea said...

Well now, I think you probably gave us all a heart attack. Moral of the story: keep reading. keep reading. whole entry. put.eyes.back. in. sockets. Ü

Your photos...so cute.

Thanks so much for coming by. Your visit was encouraging.

Becky Welch said...

Love the picture of Emma and the leaf blower!! I wish I could have accomplished even half of that yesterday!

The Quintessential Magpie (Sheila) said...

Boy, you really had me going, Melissa. I was exhausted after reading the first two sentences! LOL!

Cute, cute playhouse. Love the mums. I know your little ones have a great time in there.

When I was little, my father converted a building on our property into a playhouse. I loved having my own space, and it had many incarnations over the years. Such fun memories!

Happy Fall,

Sheila

Anonymous said...

Okay - Melissa I was starting to "hate" on you... LOL! :) BTW - is that really your girls playclothes or yard clothes? If so, I am back to "hating" on you... LOL!
Jennifer at JSL

missy j said...

Thank goodness it wasn't the "BIG" house! Still QUITE the accomplishment. We laid on the couch all weekend and watched Horror flicks. Kinda fun, NOT productive! Maybe next weekend!
Missy
P.S. New to your blog and LOVIN' it!

odomfamilyfun said...

This post just made my heart happy! It looks like the kids are having so much fun (and if those are their play clothes, they look just like my kids in their play clothes---I love it! those dresses are just darling and the play-house is so perfect for playing.) Thanks for making my day happy with this post!

An Accomplished Woman said...

Melissa, You are awesome but I thought you were now a superwoman. Whewww, I am relieved that you are just like the rest of us. Your children are adorable as is your blog. Love coming here everyday.

Carly Winborne said...

When you're done with those dresses, send them to me! And the playhouse, too. Love, love, love it. What a lovely setting!

Melissa Lester said...

Oh, your comments are making me laugh! If only I could have accomplished all those things in my big house. Unfortunately, my back seems to think I did do all that work in the big house, so the joke may be on me by the time Mary Ashley's preschool class arrives. I just hope we can fit everyone in the playhouse if I can't get everything together inside!

And Jennifer, those sweet fall dresses are not everyday yardwork clothes. But when we came home from church Sunday and the girls jumped in to help Carson with the raking, I couldn't resist grabbing my camera.

Come back this week to see all the party fun!

sweeter and the bubbas said...

I wish my house looked that purty!! :-) Seriously , when I get Aw one of these, you will HAVE to help me decorate! Where did you get your mums? I haven't seen any that look that great this season... BTW, the girls look darling in their dresses. :-) Did you see the pic of us on my blog? It's really cute!

Jennifer P. said...

Even if it WAS just a playhouse---that's a lot accomplished! Not to mention that that's the sweetest playhouse EVER!

Loved ALL the pictures!

Anonymous said...

You are too funny! I was thinking what time did she get up and get started and did she even get into the bed at all? Then how I laughed! I needed a laugh, so thank you.
My 90 year old dad is coming home from the hospital today and it has been a long week!
Thanks for lifting my spirit!

Laura McCann

Meredith Teagarden said...

You had me! I was feeling so guilty about my house as I read your blog :)!

christie said...

I was flabbergasted when I thought you did all of that for YOUR house. Talk about super-woman!
Your kids playhouse is adorable. What a fun mom they have!

Me said...

I always leave your spot feeling better for having visited. Tonight, however, I'm leaving holding my stitches for the giggling this post induced!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

You had me going there for a second...what an adorable playhouse!

Katy Lin :) said...

so very cute! at first i was like - geez, i haven't even put the dishes in the dishwasher today, and she cleaned her whole house, but then i read the rest of the post :) love the pics!

Mamasphere said...

You totally had me! I love that you spruce up the playhouse for your kids- what great memories they'll have of that.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That playhouse is just too cute! Your children are going to have the best childhood memories when they grow up!

MJ said...

Hi! I love the playhouse - do you mind sharing where you got it from?

Melissa Lester said...

Although Santa left the playhouse for the children last year, I hear he got it from Toys 'R' Us. I also hear that the regular price was around $500, but with a sale price and an additional coupon, the final total was around $350. I think that's pretty good for a wooden playhouse with a working doorbell. It was a big job to build it, though, er ... so I hear.

Melissa Lester said...

Although Santa left the playhouse for the children last year, I hear he got it from Toys 'R' Us. I also hear that the regular price was around $500, but with a sale price and an additional coupon, the final total was around $350. I think that's pretty good for a wooden playhouse with a working doorbell. It was a big job to build it, though, er ... so I hear.

Kristen said...

It looks like you guys had a a blast getting things all fixed up. You had me fooled at first, I thought you had gotten so much accomplished in your big house! P.S. I love love love the purple mums!

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