While we were walking, I decided to take a few photos of some of the cute little houses around the neighborhood. We live in a really great area - lots of small houses, friendly people, beautiful yards, and a sense of peace and quiet even though we're about smack dab in the middle of Lincoln. (Okay, okay, Lincoln is no bustling metropolis, but still - it's quieter than it seems it would be.)
The weather was a gorgeous 65, the sun was setting (at 4:00, yayyyy winter), and it was one of the most refreshing things I've done in a long time. I was silently kicking myself for not getting out of the house to do it more when the weather was nice so many days in a row in the past few months. Nothing like the onset of winter to kick your butt in gear, am I right?
I love taking walks, and this one was so beautiful that I had to share some of it with you all. There are a few houses (pictured below) that are some of my favorites, and I love to walk the same routes to get to see them every time. So I thought I'd share!
There are a few for sale around our house too, so if you're looking to move to the greatest city/area/neighborhood in the world, feel free to look them up. (This one is my favorite but there aren't any pictures of the inside, and I don't understand why so...take with a grain of salt. :))
anyway! to the house tour.
|The brickwork on this house is swoon-worthy. I love the white grout/mortar and the wreath just pops on that door.|
|This house is somewhat unassuming but the shutters are beauties.|
Just writing this post makes me want to go take a walk and get some more sunlight, but we've been treated with a load of wet spitting overcast skies and some biting wind today, so that's not in the forecast (weather puns! only the best around here).
Switching gears slightly...
Today I'm featured as part of a group of "brides who've been there" at Captive the Heart, the hard work of Stephanie who runs a Catholic brides/wedding planning blog. She's on maternity leave with her daughter Lily Grace and had a brilliant idea to ask brides who've been there what they did for their own weddings to fill the time while she's snuggling her new little one!
The post today talks about stretching your budget, something David and I talked a lot about during our wedding planning process. I could have probably written a novel about my advice for stretching your budget during wedding planning (ahem, English major with a financial advisor for a husband), but I kept it to my top bits of advice for this post. Head over there and check it out, and keep your eye out for future posts in the series!
Poor Kitty is either teething something fierce or has the onset of a cold, because she has been crabby as all get out with a faucet for a nose, so we're trying to take it somewhat slow today. Plus, tonight is long-awaited saint peg doll exchange, so I'm sure I'll be writing more about that later this week!
Have a sparkling Tuesday, friends.