One of my goals this year is to replace some of the lighting around my house. We started this last year but never really finished it. We purchased our home brand new in September of 2008 and all of our fixtures are builder grade. We are not builder grade kind of people.
The first fixtures we changed were the lights by our front and back door. Unfortunately I didn't take a before photo. I thought I did but I guess my camera had other plans. We found these fixtures at Lowes for $24.99 each.
These lights reminded me of growing up near the Great Lakes. Such wonderful memories.
I love the color and shape of the light. These are by the front door.
Light by the back patio doors. SO MUCH BRIGHTER!
The second fixture we changed is the one by our front door. Normally this light faces the other direction but my hubby is tall and hit his head on it one to many times. I came home one day and it was facing up. :)
We found this guy at Lowes for $38.99. I fell in love with it instantly!
The light is on the wall straight :) When you are only 5'2" you need to hold the camera above your head. HA HA!
Such a pretty light! Very soft.
Our other change..... Meet Ladybird!
Ladybird is a 10 year old female Bloodhound we fostered for a week. We became so attached to her that we decided to adopt her. :) Yes we are big softies!
She is the sweetest thing and my husband is totally in love with her.
As you can see by our photo bombed picture we now have 2 bloodhounds. Never in a MILLION years did I think I would ever have a bloodhound let alone 2! I absolutely love this breed! They are the sweetest dogs! I wish I could just fill my house with them. If you are interested in rescuing a bloodhound please visit South Central Bloodhound Club.
As I am relaxing at home this evening listening to two bloodhounds snore I thought it would be fun to take some "what is my style?" quizzes.
The first one I took is from the ladies home journal online. My result was:
Your Style Is: Classically Chic
You're a woman who loves her life -- you've worked hard to get where you are, and you're darn proud of it! You are brimming with confidence and assertiveness, and friends and colleagues know that if they need help solving a problem, you're the woman to see.
Looking pulled-together at all times is a priority for you. That's why you rely on classic, simple items that don't require a lot of thought and have timeless style.
Your wardrobe staples:
Several impeccably-cut suits in neutral shades of navy, black, charcoal, and chocolate. Buy pants and skirts for more options.
Tailored button-down oxfords. They look great under a jacket, and just as good paired with weekend jeans.
Cashmere crewneck sweaters. Stock up on sleeveless versions for summer, long-sleeved ones for winter.
Glossy leather pumps with a manageable heel of 1 to 2 inches.
Man-style oxfords to wear with pants.
A stainless steel tank watch, which goes with everything.
I agree with everything except: I do not own several suits but I love pants and skirts. Also, my heels are WAY higher than 2 inches. I am only 5'2" and need all the height help I can get.
Simplicity is more than just your style, it's your approach to life. You firmly believe that it's better to have one perfectly beautiful piece you can wear for years than a closet full of "almosts". Quality rules in your world. The trends of the moment may interest you, but they never determine your choices. And that applies to more than just fashion. You are selective and deliberate in all your decisions. The saying "less is more" could have been written for you.
This is dead on for me. I like to think that I have classic style. I do like trendy piece but I hate wasting money on something I may never wear again. I would rather spend more on a quality piece and less on the trendy ones.