My Street

I wanted to show you WHY we bought our ugly, little cinderblock house.
Check out some of the other houses on our street…








HOUSE 8 (the house directly across the street)

HOUSE 9 (the house across the street, to the left)

HOUSE 10 (the house across the street, to the right)


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  1. Deb says

    Wow, what cute houses. Has the feel of Wisteria Lane. Love the individuality of them all. You don’t see that often here in Texas.

  2. Kim says

    Great street! I love older homes & neighborhoods. The landscaping is established & everything isn't so cookie cutter.

  3. Linda at Lime in the Coconut! says

    Oh, come on, Layla! Are ya sure there isn’t one ugly duckling in the bunch????

    Gorgeous street!!

  4. Bella says

    Those are the best neighborhoods:)

    I should take pics of the homes on my street, what a great idea!


  5. Mim says

    ha ha that’s funny.. well it won’t be for long as beautiful as you are making things!
    Loving your progress and before and after pics.

  6. Cathy says

    I love that street too…and like you love watching all the changes!! Y’all picked a great house and you are doing a wonderful job.



  7. Cathy says

    Oh and the house across the street to the right #10…husbands sister in laws parents, LOL.



  8. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says

    What a great bunch of houses to hang out with! I can definitely see why you chose that street & that area. Beautiful!


  9. Nancy Hood says

    yours is NOT ugly, now the one for sale would be rated right now as such ~ sure hope someone kind fixes it up :) how about you and your mom for your new business? That street has got to be the prettiest one in town. It’s always been our favorite~

  10. chriskauf says

    Wow I wish I could show my street with beautifulhomes , not something I can do , lucky you I am totally jealous, you scored a great house and supreme location.

  11. Susie Harris says

    I can see why you love it so much… I could call that street home any day! beautiful! Susie h~

  12. Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ says

    What a great neighborhood. Reminds me of a movie. FWIW, I don’t think your cinderblock home is ugly at all. I think it has it’s own unique character :0).

  13. Diane@A Picture is Worth.... says

    Very pretty street and some cute houses. You know what the old saying in real estate…location, location, location!
    Have a great day,

  14. Kris says

    What a great street to live on! I’ll bet you love driving down it everyday, happy to know you live there!

    Even if your house is the ugly duckling, I doubt it will be for long!

  15. Connie says

    What a lovely street. It exudes so much charm. I can see why you’ve chosen to live there.

  16. Cindy ~ My Romantic Home says

    Those are all so beautiful! I think I like #8 the best! Lucky you getting to look at that every day!

  17. Spymommy says

    It’s official, I’m moving to your street! Fantastic views for you to and from your many decorators hunting trips!

  18. Deserae says

    You live on a fabulous street…I just wish my neighborhood was half as charming!!!

  19. Darlene says

    Wow…what a fabulous street. I can see why you would want to buy in that area. Looks like a great area to take long walks in and gaze at all the beautifully decorated porches and houses.

  20. Lori says

    Great houses!
    I dear dear friend of mine lives
    in Pratville along with her inlaws
    who have lived there forever and have a fab house.
    Loving your blog.

  21. Mim says

    Just checking in to see how your wk is going and what you’ve been renovating lately.
    Hope you are well.

  22. Chris says

    OH, come on! Where are you? I would send you an e-mail to harass you, but I think I deleted it!!

  23. Ashley says

    So – yea – I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and just realized you’re from Alabama. Actually it went more like this: ‘OMG! I can’t believe this beautiful woman, with the beautiful house, in the beautiful neighborhood is from ALABAMA!!!’ Don’t you just love these older neighborhoods?!? Obviously! I’m in North Alabama ~ let me know if you’re close!

  24. Willow Decor: says

    What a great street – no wonder you bought your house. I love it!