SNS #40 brings you – curb appeal


~ Happy summer! ~

For this and the next SNS event, this mom and son team have some weekend summertime plans and computer time will be minimum. However, I’m still happy to host and will peek in when I can. Enjoy the party!


Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #40!

If you’re new here, join in! There are three categories to link to. Home Decor as well as Crafts, Sewing, Recipes, plus the themed link! Check below for this weekend’s theme.

Party starts Fri night and ends Sunday 11pm pacific, so you have all weekend to join!

I LOVE to highlight inspiring posts during the event on the sidebar, so make sure you check in several times over the weekend. You may be next. 🙂

~ This weekend’s themed link ~

curb appeal

What do you see when you drive up to your own home?

I think the front of a house says alot about us. This spotless symmetrical  wonder tells me this homeowner has impeccable taste and everything is most likely just so inside. Oh. And take off your shoes. Definitely take OFF those shoes!

I personally gravitate towards front porches. Doesn’t this one beckon you to kick off your shoes and come on in? Barefoot. Notice the gardening isn’t fussy, but more so natural. This place tells me these homeowners are relaxed and casual, and are most likely social. Sitting on a front porch invites roadside conversation. I could move right in!

(images are from Google)

Hmmm… this person wishes she HAD a porch but was innovative enough to sort of create one out of a simple roof overhang, likes junk and is internet savvy with that Espresso grain sack pillow goin’ on. 🙂

I mean, it sure beats this!! Ok.. just for fun, this person:

1. is a collector of junk. They have a garage that’s already full of like minded objects of desire. Before moving in beside them, observe how long stuff like this stays out. If gone within 2 months, they’re just busy but they DO acknowledge it looks terrible. If still there for 2 years, RUN.

(update: the junk is gone. I fall within the 2 month category… whew!)

2. is innovative… pretending to leave the garbage cans out? Not likely. This makes it much easier to unload the vehicle after a road trip AND cart it on out to the driveway on garbage day. Good thinkin!

3. is DIY blog savvy… check out that headboard that’s waiting for hooks. Yup. She’s on the net for sure.

4. is a pro stager… this is all about camouflaging parts of the exterior of this home that aren’t loved. Look at the junk instead of the dated brick posts. Brilliant!

5. is an outdoor/nature lover. Check out that old 200 lb bike. That’s the one she uses every day. You can tell because it’s got a rat trap and plastic fenders added on. If this were a garden decoration, it would be rusty white with a lovely front basket with cascading flowers. Bet she bikes within town at a snail’s pace to simply pick up a vanilla coffee on occasion or to check out the wildflowers on the dike. No speed demon here!

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I have to tell you something. Only when I walk across the road and visit a neighbour do I truly see what they HAVE to look at. It’s generally enough to freak me out into prompt action! Try it!

So tell me, does your own curb appeal reflect who you really are? What are some changes you desire to make? 

~ Upcoming themed linkups ~


kitchen islands

old chairs

your fav project

There! Now you can plan some projects so you can join in easier! I’ll post them in the order you see here.

What other themes would you like to see on SNS? Let me know in comments! 

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 ~ SNS blah blah linkup rules ~

1. Please link up your intended post, NOT your blog homepage url. (post, then click the title of your post, cut and paste that url)

2. Please put a link in your post that leads back to the party so others can see what’s up! (scroll button on sidebar if you wish)

 3. This party is geared for DIY type projects we can all attempt to make ourselves. Items for sale may be linked up IF your entry is posted on your blog and in tutorial style (unless making the item is self explanatory).

5. For Home Decor and Crafts, Sewing, Cooking, please link projects up that are new to SNS and within 1 month old. The 3rd weekly themed link may have older posts and not brand new to SNS.

If you can’t decide which category to enter yours in, please just pick ONE and go with it. It’s all good!

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21 thoughts on “SNS #40 brings you – curb appeal

  1. I need a new door…but I love rusty things so much that I’m kind of attached to it. So I have curb unappeal. But I have heard people say I have a cozy looking home from the outside…guess I’m relaxed and cozy.

  2. I was so excited last week when I saw your Curb Appeal category! Thanks!
    I’m also really looking forward to the Mantle category too!
    As always, Thanks so much for hosting! And enjoy your little break with your son!

  3. Hi Donna-
    xo for always hosting Sat Nite Special. I always enjoy going thru the links. Hope you have an enjoyable vaca with your son. He will have so much to tell you about his camp experiences. Have fun playing and relaxing.
    My best-Diane

  4. Hi Donna!

    I’ve been a lurker for quite some time now. I’ve been enjoying your blog for a few months and finally decided to get in on this fabulous linky party : ). What was a waiting for? Who knows!

    Anyway, just wanted you to know I appreciate everything you do and it gives me a lot of inspiration!

    Lots of love,

  5. ARG… do you have ANY idea how hard it is to not sit here for hours and plunk up features?!? I’m hurtin’! But plans are plans. I miss you SNS… 😛

    Thanks all for your wonderful visits and sharing what’s new in your corner of blogland. So awesome!


  6. There’s so much talent here! Thanks for hosting, and for the eye candy. Too bad my house isn’t–we have to fix the basement walls before landscaping. All in good time… (And all 5 farmers that pass our house really don’t mind!)

  7. Thanks so much for hosting this – I love coming here for inspiration every weekend, though this is my first time linking up.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  8. Thanks for hosting! This is a great collection of home decor makeovers, some of which I have similar items and I have now have some much needed inspiration.

  9. Hi Donna – I can’t believe how many creative people are out there! Your blog party is getting bigger and bigger each week. I could spend my whole weekend looking at each one of them. Thanks for continuing to host this party – I look forward to it each week even when I’m not posting something!

  10. Thanks Terry! That’s the reason why I chose to run SNS even though I couldn’t be a part of it in reality this weekend. You guys simply make this an outstanding event and make it most enjoyable to see what’s new.

    For anyone desiring to email me, my email is in the header navigation bar, About. I’ll tweak that heading in the near future to be more clear. Thanks for the heads up Leticia!


  11. I’m looking forward to the Mantels SNS! Also, I would love to see what people do with plant shelves…like those big shelf areas above the front door with a picture window. I have some old suitcases and a very dusty silk plant up there right now, but it’s looking very uninspired to me! Thanks!

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