Tuesday, March 11, 2008

spt



most people who come to my house come to the front door.



i also have a doorbell at my back door. this is one of my favorite things about my house - it seems so welcoming to one and all. i dream of having neighbors who would actually ring my back doorbell.



however, if you want to find me lately, you're going to have to come through this door.



37 comments:

D!d said...
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The monkey bunch said...

I would love a house with a nice back door and friends that popped in there all the time! At first I thought I would skip this SPT, but then I realized these little things actually tell a lot about you! Thanks!

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Amanda L. said...

I love that you have a doorbell on your back door. That is very cool. If I'm ever in NC I will ring it! Thanks for the challenge this week!

Courtney said...

A doorbell at the back door, ingenious! What fun! This was a fun easy challenge...thanks!

Becky said...

How fun to have two doorbells (my kids would ring the back door one all day long!)! Thanks for this nice, simple challenge.

Laurie said...

I like back door doorbells too. Our back one dings only once, while the front one is a "ding dong." Your house looks very inviting!

kacey@doodlebugspaper.com said...

Love it!!! I have a doorbell on my back door too but it doesn;t work HA! HA!

Amber Grannis said...

Very smart to have a doorbell at the back!! Noe that was probably a woman's idea! I'm always rolling my eyes at the design flaws and "duh" things around my house thinking A MAN DESIGNED THIS!! Great idea for an SPT. Thanks, Lelly!

Rachel said...

We had a doorbell on our back door growing up and it confused us more than anything!

I did have a friend that used a side entrance for friends and I always thought it was so cool.

Kelly said...

When I was little my aunt always used to come over for lunch through the back door. It's a fun memory for me -- I love that you have a doorbell back there.

Jenny said...

You can bet if I was headed to NC I would be most definitely be staying at that Hampton Inn!

My grandma has a back doorbell. My kids LOVE it. However it does drive the adults a little mad :)

She mainly put it in so she could tell the difference (the front one has a different ring)

Elizabeth said...

I would love to come ring you back door!

Windy said...

Thanks for the challenge. It was fun trying to find a way to be creative with this one.

Jennifer H said...

It just feels welcoming to see all those front doors!

Chris said...

I had fun! Thanks Lelly. I need a doorbell on the back door, we sometimes don't hear it. This was very easy.

Amberly said...

I'm back... thanks for your patience! it was nice to see reality in your pic at work.. hope to see more of you!

Melinda said...

That is really fun to have the doorbell. THat would be useful with friends also. I really enjoy visitors also. They are always welcome.

Katie A. said...

That is neat to have 2 doorbells. I have also always wanted to be good friends with our neighbors and have them just pop over...just not while we live on the South Side (bad part of town).

Warren said...

A back doorbell? How cool is that! (And Amber probably doesn't realize, I would've designed a doorbell in the back of ours!)

April said...

I've always heard that "back door friends are best." Blogging reminds me of this kind of friendship because it's often deeper than the "front door" image we usually portray.

Amy said...

I remember my first east coast visit. I was stunned at how open the neighborhoods are...we are absolutely fenced in here on the west coast. Not a possibility that someone would stumble upon your back door and hit the bell. I LOVE that your back door has a bell!

Amanda :-) said...

Ooh, I like your back door bell. That's so organized!

Really, I want one of those old-fashioned butler bell things, where you pull a big metal thing and it yanks a rope inside and dongs a bell somewhere. I think you get them in Hound of the Baskervilles type films!!

michelle said...

You are too cute in your hat! Most of the time, you go in through the garage or the back door (depending on the house) at my mom's house and it always felt so homey, so personal, to me. The front door was for the UPS guy, or salespeople. Friends & family never used the front door.

Beckie said...

I am very excited to join this fabulous web-site. I found it through my friend stacy{s} blog! You have such wonderful ideas!

Dacia Alba said...

I'm so excited to join the spt. I found it through Windy's blog. This challange was fun. I'm glad that I had an easy one to start with. I look forward to future challanges.

Alisa said...

I loved seeing everyones front doors-gave me some wonderful ideas as we are still redoing our home from when we moved in.

jenn said...

If I ever come to your house, I'm going to use your back door!

Good to be back with SPT! February was not good for me but I'm feelin' good about March!

Barb said...

The corporate baseball cap is a nice touch. Wouldn't it be fun to walk up to your door one day.

Jenmomof4 said...

Hey Lelly,

I love that you have a doorbell at your back door!!

We were making room reservations last night for our spur of the moment trip to St. Louis and guess where we will be staying??? I booked them at the Hampton Inn at Forest Park MO!! Wish you worked at that one...

Have a great Wed.

Sandi said...

No one can top your final door!

Jill said...

How nice to have double doorbells.

Holly said...

Isn't it funny how close friends just know to use the back door? Love that!

Sad you have to see so much of your work door lately.

Hannah said...

I have a front and back doorbell too and I love it when my back one gets used- mostly by Mya's little friends. It is just great.

patsy said...

Thanks for the no brainer- it was a good one!!! How do you do it? You are a clever gal!

stacy{s} said...

Now if you could just do this SPT for my entire house so I could have documentation that would be great. ;)

Ingenious idea to have a back doorbell. I need one so we wouldn't have to yell at each other to be let in when our hands are full.

Beckie said...

It really is a great idea. Can't wait to participate in more. And the doorbell at the back is great, we had one growing up, it drove my mom nuts!