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Are you a front door or a back door house?
A front door house is a little fancier. There’s usually a living room right off the entry that’s clean most of the time because no one really ever eats Captain Crunch in there.
A back door house is a little more all about coming on in and having sweet tea. There’s usually a recycling bin and some bikes stacked up and Christmas wreaths that have to be put up in the attic you have to wade through to get to the entry way.
If you had to choose, which one would it be?
Which door is your house?
Our house growing up was a back door house.
No one ever used the front door except the UPS man and a few random people who didn’t know any better.
I don’t ever think we locked it and it didn’t have a door bell.
It didn’t need to.
It had this old screen door that creaked and banged really loud whenever some stopped by.
There were five kids and all of our various roller skates and bikes and skateboards and left-over paint and styrofoam from when we created the nine planets in two days collected by that back door.
Generations and generations of stuff took up residence and never left.
I would walk by that door with all of its paraphernalia as a teenager and roll my eyes and kick a skateboard out of the way and tell myself that when I grew up I would never, ever, ever have a back door house.
Too many lopsided bikes.
Too many creaking and slamming screen doors.
Too many moments of keeping it real.
Not for me.
I was going to have a fancy house with a fancy front door where people knocked politely and I opened the door wearing a super cute outfit with banana bread baking in the oven.
And now I have it.
A fancy front door that is.
There are planters with roses and wooden boxes full of flowers and a painted runner and an old church pew fill of black and white pillows and the prettiest metal spheres flanking the front porch in black urns.
Meet my fancy front door.
Except hat no one really ever uses except the UPS man and a few random people who don’t know any better.
We’re a back door house.
And I wear yoga pants and messy buns and paint splatters most of the time.
And almost never bake banana bread.
So if you stop by to say hello, be sure to use the back door.
And watch out for all those planets. 🙂
PS This spring door decorating and flowers and tales of back and front door decorating was brought to you by my new front door handle provided by Kwikset.
You can see door handles and so much more over at their website here.
There are so many things I love about it, including the finish, styling and security.
But my favorite thing about this front door handle? The thing that makes me smile and bring out the sweet tea and sigh?
It matches the one on the back door….
….and they both open with the same key. 🙂
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