Accent Reveal

Here she is!

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We trimmed up our Althea rose (Rose of Sharon) bush, removed the trampled irises (mentioned in this post), trimmed up our side tree, and renewed our planters (although they still need TLC)…  I’m already planning hay bales, pumpkins, etc. in front of the porch for Fall!

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Perfectionism Manifested in “Before and After”

I’m a perfectionist.  There, I said it.

It is a blessing and a curse in that I set these lofty (often unattainable) goals for myself and when I can’t reach those goals in the amount of time I have allotted, I get disappointed.  Does anyone else ever feel this way?

So, Aaron and I worked our tails off until the minute that I had to leave for work for a week.  We painted the whole house in one day (it had been repaired and primed in the 9 days beforehand).  It was both exhausting and exhilarating.  It looks good.  However, I did not get to touch up where the colors meet and did not get to paint my door and windows our “accent color” which I was looking forward to doing.  The list of “did not get to”s is daunting!  I’m back from work and unable to find the drive to finish what I started in the 100+ degree temperatures! Continue reading