8110 Avens Circle Colorado-small-004-2-Living Room-666x444-72dpiI don’t know about you, but walking through Open Houses is one of my favorite things to do! I love looking at how other people decorate and getting ideas for my own house. This is sort-of our little open house tour for you. Welcome…please come on in! :)

Just a side note before the tour officially starts…

We lived in this house for over four years and did lots of projects on the house, but we have since moved into a new house as of the fall 2017.

A few of the projects that we did on this house included laying the sod and remodeling the kitchen. Most of my furniture/decor items you will see in my home have been gifts, family heirlooms or I have scored majorly at thrift stores, on Craigslist, at garage sales or found a killer deal at one of our local home decor stores.

Welcome to our house!

This cute little sign hung above our front door. It was a gift from my sister that she ordered from the talented Beyond the Brick girls. (PS. I have no idea why the paint looks so yellow in a lot of these pictures…it is actually a light beige…oops!)

Main Level

One of the things I loved most about this house is the flow and openness of the main level. It was great for hosting friends and family, one of the things we love to do on a regular basis.

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Sitting Room

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The kitchen was a total remodel. Click here to see the full DIY makeover!


Another shot of the kitchen…


Family Room

The Family Room was the TV watching, family game room. This was where most of the family hang-outs happened during the day.

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Also check out a few of our DIY Mantles by clicking on the picture below for the full article…

DIY Pallet Art:

Wall Art

DIY Book Wreath:

Book Page Wreath

Simply styled bookshelves:


Reading Room Loft

This was my favorite room in the house! We read books with the kids there every night on their cute little cuddle bear and lion lounge seats that we bought the kiddos at Costco (see below)! Erik and I liked to sit in the big cushy lounge chair and read too.

Sitting Room


Aren’t those little bear and lion loungers adorable!!! I wish they made them in my size!

The Basement

TV Area

The basement was a collection of all of our miscellaneous furniture items that we put together to ensure we had a TV watching area for the kids as well as organized toy storage.  We did not have to invest a lot of money in this space but it worked great for our family!


Play Area


Back Yard

This yard was a beast to sod but was soooo worth the work! The kids had a great space to play. Click here for a step-by-step on how to sod your own yard.


Hope you have enjoyed a little piece of my little home tour! I will be posting a new home tour soon so come back for updates!