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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

My Holiday home tour

Welcome to our home, I'm starting in the kitchen because that is the way most people come into our home.  That's okay with us because friends always use the back door :) We have been working on the tile in the kitchen for months and the tile is finally finished.  I chose this walnut tile because I loved the color and it really made the granite look so much better.  I'm debating on what I should do with the cabinets and if you look close you can see some paint swatches on the side of the cabinet.

I love my kitchen though because there is enough room for several cooks, and the cooks in my family make really yummy food!

When we get together everyone works on their "yummy" dish and the food is really good.
( I just noticed that I spotted one of Ryan's secret hiding spots for his almond chocolate bars, can you see them hiding on top of the cabinet?)

You can see why it has taken us so long to finish the tile, we replaced this area with tile and pulled up the carpet.  So, now there is lots of tile in here.

Having it all in the same flooring has made it nice to clean and now I can see all of the dirt, instead of it hiding in the carpet.

We decided to have a real tree this year, Mel thinks it looks like a "Charlie Brown tree, but it was great to decorate, because I had room for those large ornaments to hang.

I was glad we placed it on this side of the room because of my "vertically challenged body" I was able to reach through the top railing and decorate the top of the tree. We replaced the carpeting in here as well and I love how this stain proof carpet cleans up!

It's funny when you look close at the pictures you took and you spot things that you don't notice everyday.  This arrangement on this low table has been rearranged several times, (because I have a little 18 month old that loves to check everything out.)

We found these topiaries in Washington and they love all of the light they get here on the piano.

If you look close at the Christmas tree you can see that all of the ornaments are above the reach of an 18 month old :)

This arrangement used to be on the low table in front of the couch, but we got tired of finding the glass ornaments everywhere, and he broke a few so we didn't want him to get cut! So it's up higher now, out of his reach.

This is in the front entry.

and more of the front entry.

I should have started at the front door but we are all friends so we started at the back door.  But if you formally came to my house this is the door you would come to.

Hmm, I can see me in the window. Can you see the view we see out the front of our house in the reflection in the window?

There I am again

This is in the front entry too, I have a big room in my entry.

more of the piano 

This is really an outdoor tree but I decided to leave it inside because I was afraid it would blow off the side of the mountain and end up down below with any kind of wind.  So, I left it inside.

I'm glad that I did because it gave me a place for all  of my snow globes that we made a couple of years ago.

And because it is up on a table they have been safe from little hands.

Just a shot of the master bedroom and the holiday pillows.

Another view of the down stairs.

I finally had Ryan mount the doors on the wall and I like them so much, they look like works of art to me. ( I love old doors.)

Hope your holiday season is fun filled and family filled with lots of joy and happiness. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

A free printable

This week I have been very blessed and when anyone says to me "Oh, you are so lucky!"  I always want to correct them and say, "No, I am blessed."  With this lucky holiday coming up I wanted to make a saying to put in our home and because I couldn't find what I wanted, I made my own in photoshop.  I'm going to share, so if you right click and save this image to your computer you can then print one of your own.  Because aren't we all blessed?
Have a Happy day!!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

My new Home Christmas tour

We moved recently so it has been a very busy fall.  Today I will show you a Christmas tour of our new home so come in for a visit.  Just to let you know this tree has been up since it was moved because it was near the end of October when we moved the Christmas trees and I could not make Mr. Jones  put it away and then get it back out in a few weeks. (It wasn't decorated if that helps).  Now it is decorated and so come on in!
I found the big metal tub at an antique shop and when I saw it I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it, put the tree in it!  We have very high ceilings in this house so I had to put the tree up on something or it would have been dwarfed in this room.

A place for my nativity.

I had this chalk art up for Thanksgiving and I do have one up for Christmas but I will show you that one later.

This is coming in the front entrance.

The other side of the entrance.

This is going up the stairs in the living room.

Here is the kitchen and I really love how open this home is.

The kitchen is just off the dining room and the living room.

That door comes from the back door and into the laundry room.  There is still I want to do in this house but for now I am pretty much exhausted from just unpacking so my projects will just have to wait.

This is the dining room and these large french doors are one of my favorites in the house.

The doors are 8 feet tall and they were great to have when we were moving all of our large items.

This is the view from the kitchen.

This is right off of the front entrance and there are large french doors in here as well.

This is the view from the living room and the rooms up the stairs.

This is the family room upstairs, I loved that there was already a built in for our TV.

This is the other side of the stairs.

This is the view from upstairs.

Now you can see the front entry with the french doors coming into the living room.  And a perfect place for my piano!

You can not beat the views in this house, you can kind of see out the front, through these large windows.

It's kind of brown right now but this view out the back still takes my breath away.

Can't wait to see all of the seasons out my windows.

Now you can see where the railing looks down over into the main floor.

I lost my grandkid room but gained this cute spot just perfect for all of the toys.  (I couldn't get rid of the boots or I would lose my title, "Grandma Boots," the name my little grandson calls me.

These little cubbies all along the top are perfect for toy storage and whatever else I couldn't find a place for.

This is the first place the grandkids come.

I didn't lose my sewing craft room either.

love the breathtaking views from this room as well.

My bedroom is still my safe haven and I sometimes feel like the bed is in a hobbit house.

I love standing on the bed and seeing the views out my hobbit window.

This is the view from the bed.

I should have taken  pic of the closet, it is big and so I don't need many drawers 

This is the master bath, with a tub that you can get lost in.

This door goes out to a large deck at the back of the house.

The antique drawers sink has taken some getting used to but it is pretty functional even with the wood top.

This is one of the guest bedrooms, but since this is a Christmas house tour, I haven't shown you all of the bedrooms and the rest of the house.  Come back later for a visit, and I will show you the rest!
Thanks for coming, see you later.


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