Happy Easter! Have a joyful week.

Under the Oaks blog: Have a joyful week.

Every 11 years, Easter falls on my birthday. This year is one of those years. It also happened on my 18th birthday and will happen on my 40th. If things go as planned, this year will be pretty significant, a year of new beginnings, big achievements, and personal growth. Easter is my favorite holiday, especially when it happens on my birthday, so today is pretty epic in my book.

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2014 Buckets Lists: 3 Month Check Up

Under the Oaks Bucket Lists: 3 Month Check UpTime for a check up y’all! ::hums:: “he knows when you are sleeping, he knows when you’re awake, he’s knows when you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake …” Have you been sticking to your Bucket List and/or New Year’s Resolution? It’s been almost three full months since you’ve made them so don’t feel bad, just reflect and reset. No worries, our bucket lists aren’t perfect either. Sometimes all you need is a friendly reminder [or blog post] to help encourage you to get back on track. Continue reading

A Little Bit of Curb Appeal

Under the Oaks : A Little Bit of Curb Appeal

Happy First Day of Spring, friends! This [past] winter has proven to be a tough one and I couldn’t be more excited to bring on all things spring. As I mentioned in Tuesday’s post, we’ve been working diligently on our home’s curb appeal with one thought in mind: “if you build it, spring will come”.

We began our efforts this past fall by drastically changing the exterior color of our home. The last time the color had been touched was in 1999 when it was built and at the time the light blue color had likely been dictated by an HOA. Our home was in a desperate need for a coat of paint, and in a moment of bravery we chose a deep blue/green color with an antique white trim and black for the shutters and door. I’ll be honest [because that is what the internet is for] I had a panic attack when I saw the first coat of color; it was such a big change! Now that it has grown on me, we’d decided to tackle some other exterior projects to coordinate with the new color. Continue reading