... and good for your other mother, as a matter of fact. Yes, that's right. Covering your windows with awnings can drastically lower the amount of heat that builds up in your home, thus cutting the amount of energy you need to cool your house. (Yeah, us Americans love our air conditioners!) They can be solid colored, of course, but the ones that catch my eye are of the striped variety. (I adore stripes: on shirts, dresses, linens, umbrellas... whatever!)
Isaiah and I are almost close to being ready to buy a house. And over the past few days, we've sure had fun looking at listings online and daydreaming about our future home. One particular house we found doesn't have very much curb appeal, but I got to thinking about how darling it would look with some striped awnings over the front windows and back patio. My favorites are black and white with a pale yellow stucco. There's also navy and white or crimson and gold...
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Photos from top to bottom -- black and white beauty, black and white with pale yellow stucco, and crimson with gold.