Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Front Doors of Iowa: Part 1

People seem to like their color here in Iowa.

In Utah, I felt like I was surrounded on every side by monotonous, uniform subdivisions. (Not that there's anything wrong with a subdivision...it's just all the houses tend to look similar.)

There significantly fewer subdivisions in our town in Iowa. Instead there are more what I call neighborhoods.

And in those neighborhoods, people are not afraid to show a little personality. Or a lot.

Instead of uniform brown, cream, and white, there is blue, purple, and yellow.

So, as my happiness photo this week, I bring you the first installment of "Front Doors of Iowa."

Because it's impossible not to smile when driving past these home.

There are lots more...I just need to get my camera out.

Stop by Leigh vs. Laundry for The Happiness Project and post a photo of what makes you happy.



  1. I love all these houses. So pretty and bright.

  2. I love colorful doors and houses. You captured very bright homes.

  3. Oh yes this would make me happy too. What a colorful neighborhood, wow. Have a happy day.

  4. Who needs the stifling Covenants and Restrictions of planned neighborhoods?! I love the uniqueness of a purple door!

  5. I love that purple door. I'd paint our front door a bright color if I didn't think B would have a stroke!

  6. I love it, really love it. What color is your front door? This definitely makes me happy too! Thanks for sharing.

  7. how colorful! did you take a shot of your front door?

    from SITS :)

  8. A dash of color here & there goes a long way toward brightening up the day. Thanks for sharing these Superior Snaps, and thanks for visiting on my BON Day!

  9. I want to come visit! I really love that purple door! Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. Please come back anytime.

  10. Yes! Show your front door. Its as charming as these!