House Numbers

I really enjoy looking at blogger’s adoption timelines to see how everything went for them, time-wise. And since I’ve had a few requests to share more information about each step of our adoption process, I just wanted to quickly mention that I’m planning to create a separate page on our blog for anyone who would like to see how it’s all working for us. I’ll be sure and publish a post about where it’s located as soon as I’ve got it all figured out!

Which reminds me- you are never going to guess who our social worker is! Do you remember when I blogged about meeting Beth, and Iris, and Christine for lunch one day not to long ago?

Welllllll, Beth is going to be our social worker!!! (She’s sitting between me and Kevin in the photo above.) We are beyond thrilled that she’ll be with us for every single step of our adoption process, and we look forward to our first home study visit with her soon!

And speaking of visiting our home- we don’t have house numbers anywhere on the outside of our house yet because I haven’t really found any that I feel like attaching anywhere permanently yet. BUT, since Beth is definitely going to be looking for a number when she strolls down our street for the first time, I did think of a fun way to get some digits out front in the meantime. I started with a galvanized tub from True Value, and a small evergreen tree:

Then I added some of these house numbers…

They’re super sticky underneath the white paper backing on the back side of them, so I just peeled it off, and stuck ’em to the tub…

…and voila!

House numbers for Christmas…and Beth!

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  1. says

    Blogging has become “my comfort zone” when there are overwhelming happenings in the world, and personal life. Your blog in particular is like having lunch with a comforting friend. So excited for your family! ~Kim

  2. Kelley says

    I love little tiny evergreen trees! I’ve been wanting one for my kitchen table for Christmas – loving the bucket idea.

  3. connie says

    Hi Layla, Where did you get the house numbers? I have been trying to find something for awhile. Thank you. Connie

  4. Lisa W. says

    I gotta say your new home is SO warm and welcoming, it truly is. I am so darn happy for you two and pray every step of the adoption process goes smoothly for you!

  5. says

    Love, love your entry! Praying for you all during this adoption process as well as your future child. God Bless!

  6. Kris says

    This is a cute idea–just want to throw out an additional thought. A few years ago we needed to call 911 for an ambulance. Our house number was posted by our front entryway but the EMS team told us that wasn’t easily visible enough, especially after dark (when the EMS team arrived). We now also have our house number posted over the garage door in a well-lit area. My point? Emergencies happen. Make your house number easily visible day and night. Someone’s life may depend on it.

  7. Louise says

    Cute! Getting goosebumps at the thought of Beth looking for your beautiful home, and what this means for you both! Beyond thrilled for you both! Merry Christmas!

  8. Beckie says

    Congratulations on the adoption process. While the numbers are cute on the tub, please go out this week and get numbers for your house and for your mailbox. It is of great importance for the sake of a possible fire or emergency response. If you have curbing in your neighborhood, you might want to start a campaign to stencil the number on the curb in front of each house. Some communities do that and it adds to the ease of emergency personnel to identify each home.

  9. Katrina says

    I’m excited to follow your adoption journey. My husband and I have been going through fertility treatments for almost a year, and I’m so exhausted with it all. Adoption could possibly be in our future too.

  10. says

    Totally loving the house numbers and tree, what an awesome idea…you are just too clever….I love your new house……it’s so fairytale-ish – straight from a movie the lake pictures etc…..have a safe and happy Christmas. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia.

  11. says

    Really cute! I imagine painting it an off-white color and using the numbers as an outine.

  12. Steve says

    I love the numbers on the tub, very clever. It took me seventeen years to get the numbers on my house; before that they were just on the mailbox; finally got them on the house just this summer.

  13. Lucy says

    Love the galvanized bucket! Now, I know what to do with fun, little True Value, $5.00 coupon! Happy Holidays!

  14. Denise Gebalski says

    Great idea! Looks very festive. I am excited for you and Kevin. A child will bring you so much joy. I have and will continue to follow your progress on your blog. One of the few I look forward to.

  15. says

    Layla, I love this idea, I too have no house numbers on my house yet as I was re painting and haven’t found any that I Like, I like how you think outside the box it challenges me to come up with different ideas of my own, so thank you! I wish you and Kevin the very best with your adoption

  16. jolieAnne says

    That is very clever and I like that you added a bit of Christmas decor, too! Love that pail. I’ll have to find out where a True Value store is close to where I live in Florida. Great job with your house so far!

  17. Culpepper says

    You are so smart! The numbers and tree are adorable.
    Praying for you, Kevin and the newest Palmer. It’s exciting to be a part of y’all’s adventure. Thank you for sharing the journey with us.

  18. Jennifer@ Blissfully Ever After says

    I love it!!! Your new front porch is beautiful and the vintage feel of the galvanized bucket and house numbers is perfect!!