Some blogger's like to live in quiet anonymity. Other's like to think that they're local celebrities and stick subtle stickers on the back of the family van hawking their website. I'm married to one of these two types. You can guess which.
The front of our suburban home is fairly low key. Maybe that's why it needs a little sprucing up. Enter the front door decor. For some reason, each holiday requires new door candy. Wreaths. Paper pin-wheels glued to frames. Large bows. All very non-practical accessories intending to say to the world "within these walls dwells a crafty soul."
I'm really not into the front door decor. I'm more of the practical type and don't see the function that the decor is playing. Now, I'm OK with the house number stickers on the door - they may be a little cutesy for my taste, but at least the ambulance will know where to stop when one of our kids dials 911 by mistake. Pinwheels, on the other hand, are not so practical. Put them on a stick with a spinner so that they'll move in the wind and I'm in.
Note: the Fourth of July pinwheels are still up. Mandy now claims she is supporting the US Olympic team