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Show and Tell Tuesday: House Tour!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Hi!! How was your Monday? I hope your week is off to a great start!!
Today I am linking up with Andrea for the Home Tour Edition of Show and Tell Tuesdays!


I have mentioned in several other posts, but we are renting our current home. We are not sure where Aaron might get a job at the end of his residency (2 more years to go!)- so we did not want to be tied down to a house in the event we might pick up and move!  
Despite the fact our house is not technically "our's," it definitely feels like "home" to us for right now and we feel so blessed to have found such a wonderful house to live in for the time we will be living in Indianapolis!
***Disclaimer, while I feel like I can do some things pretty well, home photography is NOT one of them! HA! Please bear with some of my pictures!! I had a hard time figuring out how to work around the bright sunlight pouring through our windows!!***

Now- let's get this tour started!!
Here is our front porch!
When you walk into our house from the front door, there is a fairly large entry way and what is meant to be a formal dining room on the left and a formal living room on the right.  We use both rooms as play spaces :)  This is our "downstairs" playroom and it is to the right when you open the front door.
I love having a dedicated play space downstairs...especially since my youngest daughter loves to play with her all of her toys...BUT...
she likes to be in close proximity to mommy too :)  She has a ball in her playroom and will periodically just run and come check in with me...then go back to playing!
James also has a ton of fun destroying this room :)
Moving upstairs, this a view of our master bedroom!  My husband made this bed for me!!
This is Charlotte and James' room!
This is Celine and Cora's room!
This is our upstairs playroom.  It is pretty large, so I did a panoramic shot to show all of it :)  If you are coming up the stairs, our bedroom is on the left of the playroom and the other three bedrooms on are the right of it.
Now moving downstairs again! This is a fun panoramic shot of our family room.  It is a REALLY big room- so it is kind of hard to photograph!  
Here is the view of our living room as you are walking in from the front door.
This is the view of the fireplace looking out...my husband made our coffee table and the side tables on either side of our couch.  Yes- he is pretty amazing :)  We got our couch and love seat almost 8 years ago at a consignment store!! They were in almost brand new condition for $700 for the set! Down the road, we would like to have all leather furniture- but for right now- they are SO comfy, actually clean up VERY easy (they are sueded micro-fiber) and still look really nice!

This is one of my "favorite" areas of the house.  My parents made me the top shelf, my husband made me the bottom shelf AND the console table.  I am a lucky gal :)
I change out the decor on the shelves throughout the year...this is currently my summer scheme.
Love my mantle!!
At first, I wasn't sure how to "style" a corner mantle, but I am just always switching things out and messing with different "looks." 
I made the print on Zazzle.com for $8 (I had a 60% coupon code at the time!) and my husband made the frame from scrap wood in our garage! :)
Now onto our kitchen!
Sooo...our kitchen is one of those rooms in our house that I would change in a heartbeat if we owned this house versus renting it.  The pro's of our kitchen is that is it HUGE and very open- perfect for a big, young family like our's.  The con's of the kitchen are: it is outdated, I do not care for the color of the cabinets, it needs new counter tops and I do not like where the refrigerator is located.  ALL of these "issues" are obviously first world problems! If anything, this kitchen has helped me develop a very specific vision for my kitchen once we settle down and buy a home!
This is the view of our kitchen from the family room.
 This view is from the pantry...
 Our kitchen table used to be my husband's family's table when he was growing up! A couple years ago for our anniversary he re-stained and painted it for me! I LOVE it!  My parents gave us the end chairs about 6 months ago- we (obviously) still need to get them stained/painted- but honestly- I kind of like the eclectic look! :)  You can see James' high chair the background- that was the high chair my husband and his siblings used growing up- except it wasn't painted turquoise until we got our hands on it! ;)
 This is my command center :) You can pretty much always find in this nook of the kitchen :)
And that concludes my house tour :)  I left out a few rooms, but they are boring- so you aren't missing out on anything- HA!

When we were looking for a house to rent prior to moving to Indianapolis, Aaron and I both were praying for a safe, spacious home with a fenced in yard and parks within walking distance of our house with a dedicated guest room for my parents (and other family/friends) when they come and visit us (I didn't photograph it- but we have a finished basement that has a big bedroom and it's own bathroom-which is our guest bedroom).  This house met all of those requests!! So while I am not a huge fan of the carpeting or the brown cabinets, I am SO thankful for this home! It is everything we need and much more for this season of our life!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!! :)


28 comments:

  1. You had me at the red front door! Your house is great. :)

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    1. Hi Stacey! The red door is super fun- isn't it? Thanks for your kind comments and for stopping by my blog!! :)

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  2. How special that your husband made that bed for you, it is so gorgeous!

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    1. Molly! Hi! Yes- it is SO special he made our bed- it is one of my favorite pieces of furniture! Thank you for stopping by and commenting!! :)

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    1. Hi Jocelyn!! Thank you for your kind comment!

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  4. Love your bed! Its beautiful! =)

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    1. Hi Mandi!! Thank you!! I love it too :)

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  5. What a beautiful home! I especially love the bed that your husband made. It's gorgeous! I love your styling around your home as well. It just looks so "home-y"!
    The Busy Brunette
    http://thebusybrunette.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi!! Thank you for all of your kind comments!! That is exactly my goal- to have my home look nice- but to feel comfortable and "homey!" :)

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  6. I love the front of your house...looks so welcoming!

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    1. Hi Emily! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I am a big fan of our little porch too! :)

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  7. I love your welcome sign and your front door!

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    1. Hi Lindsay! My husband made the welcome sign for me!! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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    1. Hi Erin!! Thank you!! I love my porch too :) My husband made me the bench and the sign!

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  9. Your Welcome sign on the front porch is adorable! Did you make it? I love your decor design! You have fabulous taste! :)

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    1. Hi Amanda! Yes- my husband made the sign- my girlfriend made one and I copied her! Thank you for stopping by and your kind comments!!

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  10. I love your red front door! Amazing. :) The mantle is also very cute.

    Jasmin
    www.jasminlovescoffee.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Jasmin!! The red door was one of my favorite things when we first looked at this house! Thanks for stopping by!!

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  11. Your bed is gorgeous!!! Loved touring your house!

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    1. Hi Mel! Thank you!! My husband is really talented when it comes to wood working/carpentry! :)

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  12. Beautiful! And how lucky are you to have such a handy hubby!!! Love it all!

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    1. Johannah! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! You are SO right- I am VERY VERY lucky to have such a handy husband!! I really am so grateful for him!! Thanks for your sweet comments!

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  13. I just stumbled across your blog today from Momfessionals. I have four little ones too, three girls and a boy all 5 and under. Your house is so clean and charming! I know from personal experience how hard that is to maintain!! Good job mama!!

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    1. Hi!! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!! I love that you know first hand about the craziness and JOY that comes from having 4 little ones at home! Thank you for your super kind comments!! :)

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  14. Gorgeous home! Love the sign on the mantle. Where did you come up with the saying?

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  15. You are indeed a lucky girl! So awesome that your hubby made all of that furniture. I have my eye on a coffee table that I want my hubby to make. We also painted my husband's high chair turquoise for when we had our first baby!!!!

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