Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Show and Tell Tuesday: Home Tour Edition

I've been looking forward to today because I LOVE getting a little peek into people's homes.

Welcome!!!  It's nap time and Jack Bauer says, "come on in!"


Our house was built in 1992 and originally these were the designated formal living and dining room areas.





This "free space" is kind of our playroom.  The bench is full of duplo blocks and the kids often like to play here.



This dresser is the only remaining piece of the original nursery suite we bought when I was pregnant with Luke.  At some point I'd love to paint it distressed white and add better hardware.



I feel like our paint color can look really bright in some pictures, but below is pretty close to the real color.  The previous owners had the walls textured and painted before we moved in (we're fairly certain that the rooms had been wallpapered previously) and the whole area (kitchen included) was a peachy color.


The "Love you Forever" sign is from Vine and Branches and it's everything ;)


My exact pillow I think I picked up on GroopDealz, but this one is by the same vendor (and comes with the insert)


I've mentioned Sid Dickens before - I started collecting them when I worked at a shop on the square that sold them.  I would work a Saturday/Sunday and spend my entire check on Sid Dickens and Free People :) hahaha



The wicker tray I've had for years (I'm pretty sure it was a thrift store find).

 

The rug is Pottery Barn and the large sign is a custom piece that Vine and Branches made using the lyrics of one of our favorite songs.


 
 
 

This area used to be a wet bar (with shutters), but now it's more of a little landing pad and desk area.  


During the day if I'm planning or writing thank you notes or other things like that, I'll work here while the kids play instead of in the office.



This is the hallway off of the family room - the hallways that we jokingly call our "family hall of fame" because it's where I hang our family canvas every Spring and Fall.


  


 The basket of clean laundry outside of the laundry room.  GAH!!!!!


And a peek into our laundry room (pic is from this post last fall)


Our hall bathroom is an area that we have plans of updating/expanding as the kids get bigger and really start needing more counter space.

 

The boys bedroom is one of my favorite rooms...


and it looks great decorated for Christmas as well :)


And Halloween too :)




 I recently put together Griffin's big girl room and blogged the details HERE.



 

Our office connects to our master bedroom and is a cozy spot full of photos and mementos.  It's one of my favorite spaces.



I recently gave it a light and bright mini makeover that you can read about HERE.


The view looking into our bedroom from the office and then into the office from the bedroom.





 

Our bedroom opens out into a little hall that connects to the kitchen.  The most recent pic I have of it is from Fourth of July.  But this is what it usually looks like (sans the giant flag).  Kids at the table, junk on the counters and lots of "busyness".  In the original design this was the family room, but we switched out light fixtures and made this a large dining area.
 

The next two pics are from last Spring I think...





The dining area now houses our kids table.








And that's it!  We've lived in our house for a little over 6 years and have loved making it warm and inviting. We have plans to change up a few things in the coming years, but nothing major is in the works right now.  

Now link up to lots of pictures so I can be super nosey and peek into your homes :)
   

59 comments:

  1. I love your house!! It's super cozy and inviting!

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  2. Love the office off the bedroom

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  3. Andrea, you do the best job of re-purposing rooms and making them function best for your family! I cannot imagine y'alls kitchen/dining table being anywhere other than where it is now! It's perfect! And you kid's rooms will always be my favorite. They both look awesome!

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  4. Um, you know how much I LOVE your house! If I had to pick my favorite room, it would be a tie between your kitchen and office. I could spend all day with a cup of coffee sitting in either one. Love you friend! Happy you're home now!!

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    1. SOOOOOOOO happy to be home! hahaha :) And you know you and your coffee are welcome anytime.

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  5. I love your home! So cozy and fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Seeing your house makes me think you should vacation here next and decorate for me....you can bring the kids and I will cook yummy food....and bake cookies everyday and do whatever else I need to bribe you.....

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  7. I love your house!! It is so cozy and inviting!! Love!! :)

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    1. Thanks, girl!!! Can't wait until your house is done! :)

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  8. I absolutely love your home! It is warm and inviting and screams love!

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    1. That's the sweetest compliment! Thanks, Kellyann!

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  9. Your house is so cozy and inviting! Love all the colors, exposed brick, etc.

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  10. I love your house! It looks so cozy, welcoming, and so "you" :-)

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  11. I love it all, that was fun. I'd never leave the office. Those shelves are adorable. I'm a sucker for boys rooms too.

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    1. Thank you!!! The office is definitely one of my favorite spaces :)

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  12. I love your home, it looks so inviting. I love, love your office space.

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  13. Love your home Andrea! Do you know where you got your canvases in your hallway from? And do you know what size they are? Thanks so much!

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    1. They're from Canvas People and they're all 16x20

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  14. Your house is so cute! For some reason I can't see the link ups. Maybe it's user error (me, haha).

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    1. If I'm on my phone I can't see them sometimes either. I have to click on "an in linkz link up" at the very bottom of her blog post and then it shows the link ups!

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    2. hey, girls! I create the codes the same way every time and sometimes the thumbnails show up on the bottom and sometimes you have to click on the "Inlinkz Link Up Here" link. It's so weird and I can't figure out why it does it differently. hahaha #bloggerfail

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    3. Lol! Thanks for responding, Andrea!! I honestly thought it was just my phone doing that :)

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  15. I love having my morning coffee and doing what the girls in McKinney, TX are up to. Thank you for sharing your world with us! As a mom to 3 and school counselor, I have no idea how you get it all done! Thank you from TN πŸ˜€

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    1. Oh, goodness! Well, it's summer and so that helps :) hahaha

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  16. Your house seems so perfectly suited for your needs. I love that your mix of color still makes it very cozy and inviting. I would love a 10th of your creativity!

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  17. I love that your office is right off your bedroom...the perfect place to hide out! And the brick wall in your kitchen is everything - love!

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    1. It works really well for us because if Dave is watching TV in bed and I'm working we can still talk and such. And thank you!!! We love the brick wall and we crack up because when our realtor showed us the house she prefaced it with, "now.... don't worry about the Italian restaurant brick wall... that can be changed" :) hahaha

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  18. Beautiful home! I agree with the others, you do such a good job of making the space work for your family & make it unique to your style. Love!

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  19. Your home is so warm and cozy!!! I just love that dining room with the brick wall. Your office is to die for also :) I love it all!!!

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  20. LOVE your home! It is so inviting and truly has that cozy feel to it! Where did you find your hall bathroom paisley shower curtain? Love!!!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! I picked it up at World Market about a year ago

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  21. Aw I just love y'all's yearly family pictures, so precious! I love your kitchen too!

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    1. Thanks, Robyn! We have so much fun looking at how much everyone has grown :)

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  22. LOVE home tours!! I am obsessed with looking at peoples houses! Love how bright & cheery your house is. Thanks for hosting this link up :)

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  23. What a beautiful, happy home! This is my first time joining in the fun- thanks for hosting! Checking out people's houses is my absolute favorite thing!

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  24. Love your house and all the personal touches!!!

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  25. I am going to echo lots of the previous readers: your home is cozy, inviting, and totally you. Your kids are going to have so many amazing memories in your home!

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  26. You have such a beautiful home!!!

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  27. I love your home!! I love that you have canvases and family pics all over instead of art/decor. That's my goal in my house. Love your posts! (And made your delicious pulled pork for dinner tonight!)

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  28. Your home is adorable! I love how you have changed up the rooms to make them work for your family, great idea!! Love the kitchen brick, love the dining room with the fireplace. Every room is so cozy! I love, love, love your "oh happy day" lyrics on the wall!

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  29. I love your home. It's so cosy and cheerful. Love !!!!

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  30. I love your house!! Where did you get the rug that's in your dining room? I'm looking for one just like that!

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  31. Andrea, I'm so thankful you leave your link ups open beyond the day of... I have had a busy week and I just now go to it... I was most excited about this post when you released the prompts for this year...
    Your home is so inviting and homey, I love seeing your home and home decor posts.
    Thanks for hosting.

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  32. Where do you store all the kids artwork and the tons of craft supplies you so often do? Ours are under the kids table but it's driving me crazy. I need to figure out a better system. Thanks!

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