I'm a stay at home mom of 4 cute kids. I love anything that has to do with homes & decorating. My husband Steve often gets recruited into helping me finish things that I start! We are making our house a "HOME" one project at a time!!

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Thanksgiving/Fall Decor...

This year is zooming by, I can't believe we are already headed into the holiday season!
Before you know it, we will be decorating for Christmas.  
I love Christmas, but I hate to skip by Thanksgiving.
We took our Halloween decorations down yesterday.  
I had everyone in our family tell me five things they are thankful for... 
We hung them in our kitchen on this board.  
It's so fun to switch out pictures and quotes for different holidays.
I also loved hearing my kids' four year old couldn't stop listing things once she got started. 
 I love how she is thankful for unicorns, mermaids & butterflies!
This little corner is one of my favorite spots in the kitchen.
Here is our table...
I moved my lanterns that are usually on my fireplace to the table...
 Then I placed these little turkeys inside.
It's a fun change.
 This is the tray on our island...
Here is my view from the kitchen...
The family room...
 I kept my fireplace really simple, but I love it!
 Happy Thanksgiving!
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Home Tour {My Favorite Parade Of Home}

I absolutely loved this house...
 It's classic black and white, it has shutters, painted brick and a porch.
It was house #28 by Legend Homes.
I took a picture of almost every room, I'm ready to move in!
 The wooden corbels, garage doors and lights make this home so charming!
Here is the entryway...
The sliding barn doors lead to the living room/office...
 Don't you love the ceiling?
This is the fireplace in the great room...
White painted brick...Beautiful!
Here is the gorgeous family room...
Look at that beautiful window and beamed ceiling.
  The floor plan is so bright and open...
 The only thing I might change is the railing on the staircase, it was a little too modern for me.
This kitchen...
It is SO unique...
The industrial style open shelving, the beautiful stove, the subway tile backsplash and oven hood make this so pretty!  
This is the master suite...
 Don't you love the accent wall?  
 The master bathroom...
 I'm obsessed with the tile!
It also has a beautiful tub...
Once again...the tile!
Here is the loft upstairs...
 It's a nice space for the kids.
This is one of the bedrooms upstairs...
 I love how the walls have the same brick as the exterior and the fireplace.
This is an upstairs laundry room...
It's so charming with the wood walls, tiled floor and shelving.
This is the mudroom...
 A great place to hang coats, backpacks and shoes.  
The tile is AMAZING!
Here is a view into the bathroom...
Even the doorway is beautiful.
This house is filled with so many great details that add such charm.  
In the backyard, there was another huge garage and a nice covered patio. 
 This house was definitely unique.
I hope you enjoyed the tour!
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Friday, October 9, 2015

Halloween Decorations...

Happy Halloween 2015!
 I used a lot of my same decorations that I've had for years.
 Eat...Drink...and be...Scary!
I love the flying witch!

 I actually covered the pillow with a kitchen adds a little "Halloween" to the chair.
This is the real reason I love to decorate for Halloween...
 They get so excited and are super cute about all of the decor!

Here is our kitchen...
I love the little festive banner on the oven hood...
It's one of my favorite spots to decorate!
I placed some fall twigs in a container from Ikea, placed a pumpkin and framed wooden pumpkin with scrapbook paper behind it. 
This year we added a little "grave yard"...
 My boys spotted the tomb stones and hands at the dollar store.
 We attached them to wood stakes so they don't blow away.
Happy Halloween...
 I hope yours is full of "magic"!

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Salt Lake Parade Of Homes 2015 {5 Trends}

It happens every August and there were some beautiful homes this year!
We were able to visit quite quite a few, so there might be a bit of a picture overload.
Here are a few trends I noticed:
1-Fun Floors:
These tiles are so beautiful, it's like artwork for your floors!

2-Pretty Fireplaces:
  This is my's gorgeous!
I love the mix of stone and white woodwork.

Here is a more traditional brick fireplace. 
 It made the fireplace a great focal point by carrying the brick to the top of the ceiling. 
I also love the furniture in this room!

White woodwork...
 It makes the room so bright and beautiful.

This was from one of my favorite homes, I love the painted brick! 
The dark wood mantel gives it a nice contrast.

The paneled fireplace also makes this room stand out...
It's a beautiful family room.

3-Craftsmen Style Elements:
The exterior of this home is one of my favorites.
The porch and corbels make this house so charming.

The interior of this home definitely had some craftsmen style charm...
 Now that is a column, It is gorgeous!
I also loved this beamed ceiling with the ceiling fans.

4-Beautiful Kitchens with Unique Oven Hoods:
This kitchen is amazing... I love the stove and herring bone tile backsplash!
This grey kitchen was a nice change from all of the white ones.  
I'm a huge fan of a white kitchen, but this one is still bright and warm.
The shape of the oven hood is also pretty unique.

This kitchen was also from my favorite house, it deserves it's own blog post...
 GORGEOUS...It is so unique and that stove is amazing!
 Everything about this is beautiful! 

5-Beauty With Function:
A drinking fountain in the mudroom.  
{My kids want one}
The shelf with the laundry baskets is a wonderful idea.
The desk area off the kitchen with beautiful barn doors to hide the mess.

Here is another brilliant idea for your pantry...
Such an easy way to bring the groceries in from the garage.
A huge walk in pantry is also a great idea if you have the space.
This years parade had so many beautiful homes that were filled with LOADS of inspiration!
Here is the link to see more information about the homes:
Salt Lake Parade Of Homes
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