IMG_0331I 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 moved into this house almost a year ago – crazy how time flies! A few major projects we have done have been laying the sod for the house and remodeling the kitchen. There are still a lot of DIY projects we want to do (note the fence in this picture) and will post those projects as we finish them! 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. Hope you enjoy!

Welcome to our house!

This cute little Est. Sign hangs above our door as you walk in. 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 love most about this house is the flow and openness of the main level. It is 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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Dining Room

Update coming soon.



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




Family Room

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

Update coming soon but check out a few of our DIY Mantles.

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The Upstairs

Reading Room Loft

This is 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 like to sit in the big cushy lounge chair and read too. The bookshelf is DIY project for the future:)

Sitting Room


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

Ok, bookshelves are my DIY future project! IMG_0347


The Basement

TV Area

So, this is a total mis-mosh basement set-up right now:) Everything in this room was thrown together for the purpose of just having somewhere to sit in the basement and watch TV. We have big dreams for this area but in the meantime it works as it is and is fun for the kids and parents to hang out in.


Play Area


Back Yard

This yard was a beast to sod but was soooo worth the work! The kids have a great space to play, we can relax but the fire pit and enjoy the lush yard. Click here for a step-by-step on how to sod your own yard and see what it looks like today!


Hope you have enjoyed my little home tour. Will post more pictures as I have them!