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Open or close doors....Ist Impressions

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I st impressions matter!

Will Your 1st Impression, Open or Close Doors?

You never get a second Chance to make a 1st Impression!

You CANNOT, NOT make a first impression.


People always form an initial impression about us, our homes, our offices, our businesses the 1st time they come in contact with us, in person, over the telephone or at our front door.

The experts differ on the number of seconds it takes to create a 1st impression, but between 7-17 !

Vision leads the pack of our senses used to make a first impression, smell is second.

Cleaning, sweeping, fresh paint, clean glass, cobwebs, etc (don’t miss up high)


“The 1st time I passed through the country of Switzerland, I had the impression it was swept down with a broom from one end to the other every morning by housewives who dumped all the dirt in Italy” Argentinean Journalist

A Welcoming Entryway

  • Pots
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    [caption id="attachment_1160" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Round Top metal pumpkin with purple and lime green dots! I love the way the green sweet potato vine pops against the orange[/caption]

Assorted sizes, proportion to entry way, freshly planted and maintained

  • Flower Beds

Cleaned, trimmed, planted, mulch

  • Furniture
  • [caption id="attachment_1165" align="aligncenter" width="225"] My bench with fall cushions, new fall wreath on the front door, notice the lime green berries that coordinate with my color scheme![/caption]

A bench, chairs, pillows, and rugs allows you to treat your front porch like an outdoor room. Leave plenty of access and don't overcrowd.

  • Lighting

Nice fixtures, sconces, all price ranges, sizes and colors or finishes,

  • Wreath, door piece or banner

What Season is it?

Everyday- coordinate with the color of door, house trim and brick. make sure the wreath or door piece is proportionate to the size door. step and view from the street.


Summer- consider a "fun"doorpiece to celebrate summer! flip flops, sunglasses, beach toys and garden tools


Fall/ Halloween- many wreaths and door pieces can be created to change from fall to Halloween and back to fall. adding some spooky is fun for trick or treaters. celebrate the beginning of fall and school starting with a decoration made from school supplies!

[caption id="attachment_1278" align="aligncenter" width="224"] Welcome Trick or Treaters![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1048" align="alignright" width="150"] Wire on fall garland and fall picks, add ribbon bow and a fall sign as your focal point[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1159" align="aligncenter" width="112"] Lisa Frost canvas banner coordinates brick and trim[/caption]


Christmas -this is the time to go all out! add the sparkle and shine!


Winter/ Valentines- a plain grapevine wreath accented with a large fun bow can be placed after Christmas, think about adding a valentine or oversized heart to celebrate Valentines Day

[caption id="attachment_2042" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Welcome to my home! Happy Valentines day![/caption]

Easter/ Spring- bright greens (St. Patricks Day) are a welcome sign after a cold winter, easter grass and easter eggs, complete with a basket and bunny can make a welcome entrance way!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Changing of the Seasons

  • Pick out a visible location or spot in your home (mantel, entryway table, island, buffet, etc.)
  • learn to tie a bow from our "How To" app! $2.99
  • [caption id="attachment_456" align="alignleft" width="150"] This Egg-tra special display celebrates Easter![/caption]

Storage Solutions

  • Clear  Store holiday and seasonal decorations in clear tubs clearly marked with the holiday or season will make it easy and convenient to decorate


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Happy Decorating y'all!

Kathy and Becky


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