Friday

How About a Little Tour?

I am hooked on houses.

I love getting a peek into other people's nests, with permission. I am not a peeper, just so ya know. But I find it inspiring to see how other people live in their decorated world.

My perfect day would include a looksie at the newest model homes in my town (camera and
notepad in hand) and a drive through the country, picking out my next house.  Really, just ask my hubby. (He likes doing it too).

I enjoy hunting the multiple listings of homes all over the United States. I dream of moving to an old home or a new home on old land. It's a hobby, And it's free! Weird, huh?

But when the day turns to night. There is one place I love to be: HOME.  

Welcome to my spot of the world, where all my little people live. Today it is here, tomorrow? Who knows.....

{The Kitchen, It's a nice place to heat up Take Out}


Here's how I painted my kitchen cabinets black!
And here's some other Do-It-Yourself projects.

{Breakfast Nook that opens to the Kitchen}


My favorite spot in my kitchen is my pantry!  My hubby built the screen door to give it the country feel I've always wanted!


More of our house:


81 comments:

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Very nice home...thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

I love the colors in your home! Mighty fancy kitchen that you use just for heating up take out!

Jessica D. said...

Cute! Just looked at all other other photos.Just wondering though. With all those little items, how often do you dust! Or should i say your kids?

Life of Preston said...

Looks like your stand mixer gets as much use as mine does! It's amazing the stuff I find in there after not looking in it for awhile :)

I really enjoy your blog - thanks for sharing!

springtreeroad said...

yay! fun tour. looks like you have a very cozy home. :)

ROXY said...

Love your kitchen. Those cabinets are fab!! Thanks for sharing:)

Karen said...

I love the 9 year old's bedroom. That quilt of so pretty.

Baby Tunnel Exodus said...

Beautiful! I loved the chandeliers in your dining room and your daughter's (yellow) bed room. Did you do them yourself?

Blessings, Whitney

Joy said...

LOVE house tours!!! You've got some awesome decorating skills. Your daughter's bedroom and the laundry room are my faves.

By the way, hubby and I were oohing and aahing over your kitchen cabinets. Totally stealing the idea (re-doing our kitchen within the next few years, sloooooooowly).

D... said...

You have a lovely home!

Wifeof1Momof4 said...

You have a lovely home. In your living room you covered the door window .. how and what did you do? I have a window just like that and the blinds ARE DRIVING ME CRAZY!

I don't like the fact that someone (if they desired to peek in on us) could through the sides of the blinds.

Dawn said...

Lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Awwww...I just love your little piece of the world! Beautiful and lived and loved in! Great blog too! Love your header. Fantastic!

Kate said...

Your home is just beautiful. I love all of your color choices. I could definitely spend hours in your breakfast nook - coffee in hand and laptop on table. What a peaceful space!

I love looking at homes too. We often drive out of the way wherever we are going just so we can look at the houses. And like you, my husband loves it just as much as I do.

Mrs. B. said...

You've used fantastic color! Thanks for the tour. :)

sandra/tx said...

Fun tour! Thank you for inviting us into your home. You have some really great decorating ideas. :-)

Patois said...

Such a grown-up, well-decorated, comfortable home. Thanks for putting the welcome mat out.

Amy from Texas said...

Wonderful home! Love your take-out kitchen:-) I have one of those too. Your daughter's room is so cute. Thanks for sharing with us on Julia's tour.

Mrs. Querido said...

Your home is decorated beautifully! My favorite room is your master bedroom...sigh. That's what I want ours to look like. Sadly, it looks nothing like that...lol. It is a work in progress!

Domestic Accident said...

You know what I like about it? It's so cozy and homey. It looks like a gorgeous but soft place to land.

Domestic Accident said...

PS- where are all the toys?

mishebe said...

A house with personality, enjoyed the tour. mishelle

Maria said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing!! Put together, comfy, warm and welcoming! Love it.

Lynn said...

You have a great decorating flair. Love it!

JanMary said...

I love to see inside other peoples' homes, and yours is lovely. So different from houses here in N Ireland! (and just like the TV shows!!! - they always have a staircase like that LOL!)

Maybe when my house is tidier, I might play along some time :)

Kim H. said...

I LOVE your house! Your daughter's room is really cute - it looks like something out of a Pottery Barn catalog!

Monkey's Momma said...

Very pretty house and so organized too! I also like to look at "Houses For Sale" online and for the life of me, cannot figure out why realtors bother with some of the pics they put on there. A picture of a window? WooWee!!! Pictures of the decorations in the home? So what? Show me the house!

Jenn said...

You have a beautiful home!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Great tour! I've seen photos from your house before, but never the "big picture" like this. I love your yellow and red kitchen--so cheery. And I think you did a great job decorating those two-story-tall walls, which are always tricky.

I could use an organizing piece like yours. Looks like it can hold a lot! My sister-in-law moved into a house with very little storage and bought something similar that she says has saved her life (or at least her sanity). :-)

Thanks for joining the blog party and for inviting us into your home! -Julia

LifeAtTheCircus said...

You have a beautiful home and a great sense for decorating!
I posted a video of inside my house, not the nice pretty tour like yours... more like an intro to me and my kids. It is loud. REAL.LOUD.

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

Your home is gorgeous! Love your kitchen and those black cabinets! You've done a great job!

3boys247 said...

Great house! Love the kitchen. Love the nook. Love it all. Nice job!

Shara said...

What a lovely home you have! It looks very inviting. =)

casual friday everyday said...

Adorable little house you have there!

frugallm said...

I absolutely love it!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Love your home. Thanks for sharing. I took a peek back at some of your previously posted rooms too. I have to ask...how do you like your black kitchen cabinets? I'm on the fence with doing this in my house, so I have to ask.

Anonymous said...

If you like peeking, try this hilarious website: http://lovelylisting.blogspot.com/
Your home is beautiful!
Liz

Rue said...

You have a beautiful home! I love the breakfast room especially and your daughter's room is really really cute. Oh and I love old stuff too ;)

rue

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Your home is just darling! Did you paint your cabinets? They are great - we're thinking about paintin ours..hmmm......
The breakfest nook would have to be our favorite place to sit - so very happy (but then - we think all of your house is!!)
Thanks for sharing!
Karla & Karrie

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Your almost nine year old's room is fabulous! :-) Please do tell her that I am in love with her bed!

Thank you for opening your home to us. (and p.s. -- I'm a bit of a peeper perhaps. But I'm harmless. I just can't help it! ;-)

imjacobsmom said...

Thanks for giving us a tour of your home. You have such a cute style! ~ Robyn

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Your house is sooo cute!! Please come help me with mine! :)

Prairie Chick said...

Your kitchen has the exact cabinet color, handles, wall color and appliances I am planning for our kitchen remodel (and very strangely the exact same positioning of everything!) except I want shaker stole cabinets. My jaw just about hit the floor when I saw your pics! Very cool to be able to show dh who always frets the cabinets are going to be too morose. Love it!

Dee said...

your home is beautiful

Alexia said...

I love your house! You have some awesome decorating skills!

Susie Q said...

Your home is simply beautiful...but oh that sweet face at the bottom of your blog...now THAT is beautiful too! *smile*

Thank you for the tour!

Hugs,
Sue

Trista said...

Your house is GORGEOUS!!!!!!! I LURVE your kitchen!!!!

Le @ Third on the Right said...

love the room of the almost nine year old - divine colours - thanks le

tidymom said...

Thanks for sharing your home with us! It's beautiful and I love your style!!! LOVE what you did with your miscarriage hutch

~Tidymom

Bella Casa said...

Beautiful!

Love the wreaths on the eating area's windows, so pretty :)

I love a gal who is not afraid of color!!!

Bella :)

Muthering Heights said...

I love to do the same thing! There's just something very interesting about seeing what people will do with their space...

Carla said...

Great pics. Love that basket organizer, and the red couch in your living room. And your almost 9yr old's room is adorable!

Becky in East Tennessee said...

Your home is simply gorgeous!

KVC said...

I love everything about your daughter's room - the colors, the chandelier, the bed covering. It makes me want to be a little girl again. KV

Anonymous said...

Wow do you have talent!! The colors are so pretty too! Your home looks decorated but yet so homey and fun. Congratulations on a job very well done!! ;-) You like house hunting and looking at other's homes and we sure enjoyed seeing yours!! Thanks!!!! Jody

Linda Merrill said...

Love the kitchen cabinets! It's exactly what I want mine to look like!

Happy Mommy said...

I love your home! It is beautiful, you have a wonderful eye for decorating! The colors are wonderful and the babies room is just too cute!

Heather said...

Gorgeous! I think I'll just live vicariously through your pictures. Unless you make house calls??

Brandy said...

wow! your house is beautiful! I am inspired. Oh.my.goodness. I am in trouble now with that hooked on houses site...I am already up way too late!! That is cool!

C ♥ said...

thanks for sharing :]

Sarah Robbins said...

Your kitchen and your blog are soooo cute! We have similar taste in our kitchens. Isn't this so fun!?!

Wendy said...

I love your kitchen & curtains....I think I have the same ones. Are your curtains from Pottery Barn?

Thanks for sharing!

Maridith said...

Beautiful kitchen. Thanks for sharing. In your opinion is black cabinets better then white??? I want black my hubby wants white.

Stacy said...

Great Kitchen! Thanks for sharing!! I love the black cabinets.

Jennie said...

Gorgeous kitchen. I especially love your counters and your curtains!

Emily said...

I love the black cabinets! We're building right now, so I'm in the middle of picking out my cabinets. Can you tell me if that color is difficult to keep clean?

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

I really like the black cabinets. But, I have been reading your blog long enough to know that I pretty much like whatever you decorate! Sigh...if only you lived nearby and could help a girl out...

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Heather said...

I did the black cabinets in my old house and I miss them so much!! I love them and love seeing your kitchen, it is beautiful!!

Becky said...

I love your kitchen and I can't believe you did your cabinets YOURSELF!!! They look great!

Amanda (McNeely) Vestal said...

Thanks for sharing! I love your cabinets! That is great that you did them yourself.

blessedmomto7 said...

LUV your NOOK!

Kelley said...

You have a beautiful home!

Jill said...

I LOVE your black cabinets!!! I wanted to paint mine black, but my kitchen is waaayyyyy too small for that! Yours look awesome with the granite countertops!

Kristen said...

I would go every weekend looking at houses if I could - but the 3 kids sort of want me to take them to soccer etc! So I too look at the MLS all over the country - I just love houses! Your black cabinets are gorgeous, off to read how you painted them!

Brittany..Following my Bliss said...

I love your house! You have such an eye for decorating! I have so many pieces I like to collect but then I'm never sure how to put them to use so my walls end up being bare.. and we've lived here for 3 years!! Come to Ohio and help me! lol

Erica said...

Man the black cabinets look great. You did that yourself?? Wonderful pics.

http://ehaggins.blogspot.com/

Connie said...

Beautiful Kitchen! Connie

Ter said...

It appears you have the same mixer that I'm considering to buy... I posted about it today on my blog.

Dawn said...

I love your distress black cabinets!!! Great job!

I also love the wreaths hanging in the windows of your breakfast room!

Hugs from Eventually Cottage!

Meghan said...

Sigh.
Can I move in???
Please?

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