Monday, November 25, 2013

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

 I got out the Christmas d├ęcor!  I just couldn't wait any longer.  Tree is up, still want to find some twig garland to put on it, but have had no such luck finding any.  The stockings still need hung, mantle is not completely done yet but here is a little sneak peek!!







I love this sign from the Pinterest party!! It's perfect for the entry








This white dish was my grandma's...it looks so cheerful with candy canes in it




My family loves our hot cocoa during the winter, and these cute little mugs are perfect for our movie night treats! (ps: they are from Walmart and were only $1.98 each!!)










A few of my favorite ornaments





Love mixing in birch wood











It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

My Home Tour ~ Living Room and Kitchen

The Living Room and Kitchen

These two rooms are where we spend all our time as a family.  Comfy couches, distressed finishes on furniture (aka for perfect when you have 3 boys and 3 dogs) and an open layout were key for our lifestyle.   It is not a huge space but it is extremely functional.  I love having the kitchen open to the living room, it is perfect for our family and for entertaining. 

When we moved in it was in need of a facelift.  It's amazing what paint can do. :) 


Before:


Since moving in we have painted the living room and kitchen (twice), rebuilt the mantle and bricked the fireplace, built a barn pantry door, refinished all our kitchen cabinets in an antiqued ivory, added beadboard to the cabinet sides and island, extended the fridge surround and added corbels, a new fan, light fixtures and trim on the column. 

After:






























It's so crazy to see how much it has changed in the couple years we have lived here.   It has been a lot of fun and a ton of work, but it is now the heart of our home.

What is your favorite room and why?