Front door goodness.

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life41 Comments

I love opening my new front door to happiness.


I saw this doormat in a recent issue of Real Simple and said, "It will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine."


It's just a little placemat of happiness on my new front porch. (Note: as soon as our house is painted, I promise to share a series of before and after shots. We're still plugging away on lots of finishing projects.)

But maybe you can't top front door happiness like this.


You know what was in the boxes? White cardstock baby. Pure, simple, orange peel textured cardstock.

And the final dose of happiness just outside of my front door? The loss of winter.


The final vestige of a snow bound winter is officially gone.

Sure, we have a dirt front yard, courtesy of our remodel, but hey, at least it will be iceless dirt!

Happy Wednesday.

Cathy ZielskeFront door goodness.

41 Comments on “Front door goodness.”

  1. #2

    Um, are those boxes entirely *full* of cardstock? Holy mother. Me likey. Can you get a discount for ordering in bulk?

    I hear ya about the snow being gone. We live in snowy Oslo, Norway and went on vacation for a week last week. Came back and all the snow was gone (except the crusty stuff from shoveling, just like you guys). Couldn’t believe it. Happy spring!

  2. #4
    Nancy McM

    Wow you’ve got alot of of scrappin’ goin on! BTW, did you watch Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution last night? I may never eat another hamburger…

  3. #9

    Yep. Sure did. During the month I gave up meat, I made a commitment to learn more about where my meat comes from, and am no longer going to by from my local chain grocery store. Sigh. Its amazing what we dont know about food, huh?

  4. #14

    I am not a materialistic person, but there are surely a few items around my home that just make me smile every time I see them. Like my book-ends. Red marble, heart-shaped. And if I had a welcome mat like yours, that would definitely be on my “smile list” !

    Oh, and after taking your DYL course, I tried the orange peel white cardstock — and got hooked. Thanks for the tip!

  5. #20

    I’m with you on the white cardstock. Makes my heart sing every time – though not ever ordered it in those quantities! Fascinated by the blue object alongside the nearly-gone ice: part of a workman’s hat? a piece of frisbee? a discarded lid long buried under the snow? Please assuage my curiosity!

  6. #22
    Tammy B

    Love the doormat! Might have to get me one of those. You are so lucky to have most of the snow gone. We here in Alberta are expecting another 5 to 10 cm tomorrow and possibly some light snow on Friday and Sunday. Will it ever end?! This morning we had a wind chill of -7!! Even my bones feel cold today. I hope we have a long hot summer because we definitely deserve it!

  7. #23

    Oh you tease about the house remodel. I love those projects. Cute cute doormat. I should really find something better that that used tirelike black welcome mat that’s been there the last 14 years :0

  8. #27
    Linda J

    After you posted about the orange peel white cardstock –
    I tried, I love it – but I never get to order it in quanities like that!:) Enjoy!!!

  9. #28
    Nancy McM

    I’m back with another comment/question… do you do all your layouts on white bazzill cs? I’m thinking that might be a good idea, sure makes it easier, one less decision to have to make…

  10. #32
    gypsy chaos

    Yup. doormat = patterned paper! Perfect for your front door. … how often do you use your front door? Ours is used when the guys depart in the morning because garage door openers are LOUD and our 2nd floor bedroom shares a wall with the garage.

    Blue blob: Ok, if that is a sled, then that tree is r-e-a-l-l-y big and there’s lots of snow! I can’t figure out the perspective at all.

    Brazill cs. Hmm. I’m going to have to check into this. I am running low on white – 95% of my layouts begin with white. The other 5%? double sided paper that I insist on using both sides!

  11. #33

    we use it all the time, because of walking out to the busstop. : )
    Plus, our garage is not attached to our old house. Very old school, these 1918 designs!

  12. #34

    Love Love Love that you had Bazzill Boxes on your doorstep, and you put them on your blog!! You must know some people {wink}… can’t wait to see the photos of the remodel when you are done ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. #37
    Rolly Corvin

    Wow, my love would go crazy over your doormat! ๐Ÿ˜€ We both love to decorate our house with colorful stuff. Hehe. With your doormat, your front door looks more inviting. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. #38
    Teemu Myller

    I really love the doormat and also the design of your opening door,it look simple,this is reminds me of all my door in house in Finland country very lovely.

  15. #39
    Katie Nicoll

    We should make an effort to make our front door uniquely inviting. Aside from posting or hanging a โ€œWelcome signโ€, putting a beautiful door mat can also do the trick. I should find a door mat as adorable as this one!

  16. #40
    Ronald Miller

    The plain aesthetics of your front door was very well complemented by your polka dot doormat. By the way, itโ€™s been over a year already, how are your exteriors now? Whatโ€™s the new look of your front door?

  17. #41
    Maricela Milum

    Your polka dot door mat is so wonderful! Its very eye catching and just so lovely! I canโ€™t take my eyes off of your doormat! It complements well your plain door! Beautiful indeed!

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