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Welcome To Our Home: A Tour Of Sorts

It’s hard to believe we’ve been in our new home for almost a month and a half. Although honestly, it feels like we’ve always lived here. We were talking the other night about whether or not we missed our old home, and we both answered with a resounding ‘no’. Sure, we miss the people, but we don’t miss our actual old house. We have lots of special memories in that house, but I would never choose to live in it again. We were done with it by the time we moved, and I can’t imagine still living there. I’m beyond thankful to be in the house we are now, where Adeline can run and play safely and spread out as much as she wants! It’s truly been the best decision we ever made, and I’m absolutely loving all of the new memories we’ve already made here! It just feels right.

I figured it was about time to do a home tour, so I snapped some photos over the weekend. We’re nowhere near done decorating, or unpacking even, so these photos very creatively hide the boxes and the messes that are actually still lurking around most corners. We also have plans to do a few updates, but nothing that can’t wait. It’s been fun decorating a new place, and I’ve tried to put a lot more thought into how I want to decorate because I know this is very much a long-term home. I think we’re both really proud of this house – we worked hard to make it happen by golly!

Below are probably more photos than you want to see, but I also wanted to document it for my own sake. I think it will be fun to look back in a few months, or even a few years and see what changes we’ve made.

Front Porch

To do:

  • Add some sort of potted plant or small table with a plant
  • Redo the landscaping in the front flowerbed
  • Hang a wreath or an I on the door


To do:

  • nothing

Don’t mind the fact that our baby gate is held up with a piece of cardboard, a paper towel, and a brick. IT WORKS OKAY?! Apparently our stairwell is extra wide, so I need to order a special gate that will actually fit right.

Entry 1/2 Bath

To do:

  • Replace St. George Island sign with a Fort Worth, TX sign (will represent the city we got married in, the first city we lived in, and where we currently live – though SGI is where we got engaged!)
  • Replace mirror because of large crack (my fault, I think when I hung it I somehow cracked it)

Laundry Room

To do:

  • Purchase rug
  • Hang some sort of cute “wash” and “dry” signage about the washer and dryer, or something to give it a little more life

The laundry room is what connects the inside of the house with the garage so it gets a lot of traffic, which is why I’d like to find a durable rug. This also might be my favorite little part of the house because of the fun mint color we had it painted. It’s like a happy little oasis.

Formal Dining Room

To do:

  • Update light fixture with a more modern/rustic fixture
  • Replace carpet with hardwood (ideally bamboo)
  • Purchase rug for under table
  • Purchase two upholstered chairs for ends of table
  • Hang white curtains

We  LOVE our new dining table/dining room. I never thought I’d actually want a formal dining room but it’s so nice to have the extra space. The table is shown with the leaf in the middle.

Living Room

To do:

  • Replace carpet with hardwood (matching with whatever we put in the dining room)
  • Hang accent piece on right wall (when said accent piece is decided upon)

Breakfast Nook

To do:

  • Hang white curtains on both windows
  • Replace table eventually, but not until absolutely necessary (this is our old table, and is perfect for messy family dinners and crafts!)


To do:

  • Upgrade countertops to granite
  • Possibly paint cabinets white, or just lighten up (mainly a me thing, might keep them brown)
  • Upgrade sink and faucet
  • Replace dishwasher (only because it’s got obvious wear and tear from previous owner on the inside)

Master Bedroom

To do:

  • Hang curtains on end wall of windows (far left wall has 3 almost floor to ceiling windows that face the backyard)
  • Hang cute shelf above soaking tub in bathroom
  • Finish hanging prints above dressers on opposite wall
  • Find similar lamp for Adam’s nightstand (movers broke his lamp)
  • Build sliding barn door to replace french doors leading into bathroom

LOVE our master bedroom. It’s huge, really bigger than what I’d prefer, but it works. I also really love the paint color, because it’s slightly cozier than the grey in the rest of the downstairs. It’s called “perfect greige” from Sherwin Williams. So from this picture below, I’m standing right inside the doorway, which is just off the living room under the stairs. To my left would be the wall behind the TV, and it has both our dressers, and a whole bunch of boxes along it. Then to my right, are two french doors that lead into the bathroom. The bathroom is a great size, with a soaking tub, glass shower, double vanity, private toilet (or private pooper as we like to call it), a large frosted window, and then the door leading into the closet is also in there. Let’s be real, it was too messy to photograph.



To do:

  • Hang possible curtains, or a fun window treatment of some sort
  • Continue to add more toys! Would love to find Adeline a kitchen and a teepee to fill out the empty corner.
  • Add more canvas photos eventually
  • Hang giant growth chart

The playroom is at the top of the stairs, and has a balcony that looks down into the entry way. Everything else upstairs basically lives off the playroom – 3 bedrooms, a bathroom, and Adam’s office is on the other side of the playroom. His office used to technically be a theater room with stair-stepped flooring and we almost had it leveled out before we moved in but decided it just wasn’t a priority. For now, his office works fine in there and he’s since added a couch and TV.

cute playroom decor

cute playroom ideas

Upstairs Full Bath

To do:

  • Maybe paint it one day – we only painted the shower area because it used to be navy blue

Adeline’s Room

To do:

  • Update as she grows
  • Purchase and install a fan (desperately need to do this!!)
  • Eventually replace remaining knobs on her armoire
  • Organize her closet – currently also has a stack full of boxes

There are actually two more prints in her room now since I last shared her nursery. It took me forever to find them but they finally surfaced!

Adeline’s lamp has special significance because it was actually destroyed in the move. But, it’s always been one of my favorite parts of her room so I was thankfully able to find it again and replace it!

2 Guest Rooms/Future Nursery

To do:

  • Actually decorate the guest room (the largest of the upstairs rooms – two pics on left)
  • Nursery will one day go in other room, similar in size to A’s room
  • Eventually paint – the beige is leftover from previous owners
  • Purchase new bed frame for guest bed (also destroyed in the move)
  • Reupholster the ugly grandma chair in the guest room

These two rooms have gotten the least amount of love since we’ve moved in. The guest room is considerably bigger than the other two rooms upstairs, but since our guest bed is a queen and I sometimes like to work at my desk we decided to leave the smaller room empty for a future nursery. It’s not decorated AT ALL and still has a wall full of boxes. My thought process is that we could always have kids share the larger room, and make one of the smaller rooms the guest room if we needed to. But for now, it’s just fine and not at all a priority.

And there you have it! Our humble abode. I didn’t photograph the backyard because well, I forgot. But the back patio is completely covered, and we’re planning on hanging some string lights and maybe some outdoor curtains on the side that the sun sets on.

I’m no interior decorator, but I’m loving how everything is slowly coming together. I’m a firm believer that “home is wherever I’m with you” and I think we’re both feeling right at home.

Thanks for following along!



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    August 24, 2017 at 4:42 am

    Your house is more put together than mine, and we’ve been here two years! It’s lovely and I love everything you’ve done!
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    August 24, 2017 at 7:01 am

    Love love!! I think your kitchen looks great and wouldn’t touch it! Mostly because it’s been almost a year and ours isn’t done, lol Everything looks great and I’m itching to redo all of our decorating.
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    August 24, 2017 at 8:10 am

    You’re house is gorgeous! The entry way is goals for when I have a house. I’m right there with you with taking the time to decorate a space. I would rather have some bare walls then hang something that I don’t love up.

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    August 24, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Beautiful! It is funny how you talked about adding a fan to Adeline’s room, because that was a huge wish list for our house. None of the extra bedrooms had a fan at our last house, so we knew to include them this time around. I just feel like bedroom fans are a must! I like the look of sweet little chandeliers and lighting better, but there is nothing better than cuddling up under the covers at bed while a fan is on!

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    August 24, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Your house is gorgeous!! And I lOVE hardwood!! That will look so pretty 🙂
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    August 24, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Omg, such a beautiful home. I am so jealous, I can’t wait to buy a place to decorate it nicely like this! I love the playroom 🙂

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    August 24, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    I love it! You have such a knack for decorations and making it look super homey! I hope you enjoy many years in your new home! Can’t wait to own a house someday and paint/decorate and make many memories!

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    August 24, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    That’s a really pretty house! It took us a while to completely unpack and really decorate our home so I totally understand! I really enjoyed your photo tour!
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    Kelly Runs For Food
    August 24, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Your house is so gorgeous!! I love your kitchen. Honestly, I think granite counters are so overrated. Yours are so pretty! We don’t have granite and when I hear about how much upkeep they need I’ve started questioning if we want to invest in it. Of course, my ideal countertop would be marble, which is crazy expensive and super impractical, so who am I to talk? Haha.

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    August 25, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Your house is beautiful! I love your decorating style 🙂
    We moved 2+ months ago and are still getting everything put together – you are a rockstar!
    Enjoy your weekend!
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    Aduke Schulist
    September 21, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    You have a beautiful house! Love the way you have decorated it.

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      Sweet Miles
      September 27, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      Thank you so much! Still a work in progress 🙂

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