Show + Tell Tuesday {Home Tour 2016}

I don't know about you, but I LOVE looking at other peoples houses.
I love going to Open Houses, I love looking at houses on the internet.
It's not just because I am nosey (well, maybe a little bit!) I just really love seeing how other people live & how other people decorate. I love how everyone's styles are so different & unique.
I have blogged about most of our house before, but today I am updating some of the rooms ...plus Claire's new bedroom re-do that we did recently.
Thanks for the fun link up Andrea!
 Let's start with the kitchen, since this is where I spend most of my time!
Here is our Kitchen/Family Room:
 Opposite View:
 Eating Area & Family Room:
Another view of Family Room:
Last week I got a new sign for my family room wall....I LOVE it!
  If you want to see Before & Afters of the Kitchen/Family Room from when we first moved in, check them out HERE

Living Room/Dining Room:
 Here is a BEFORE of our Living Room/Dining Room
We re-did this area in Fall 2014 to get rid of the nasty brick fireplace & conversation pit.
Our house was built in the 1970's when conversation pits were all the rage.

 The conversation pit was right in the middle of the living room & dining room. Totally awkward & waste of space. For the first 4 years we lived here, I just put all the kids toys in the pit, so it was like their playroom. 

We added a French Door so that we have more flow to the backyard.
I also moved the direction of our dining room table:
Got a new rug for the living room & some new throw pillows:
 This room is SO much more user friendly now!!

Now onto the bedrooms......
Here is our Master Bedroom:
You can see the Before & Afters from our Master Bedroom Re-do HERE 
(Last year we actually took out the hardwood floor in our room & put in carpet in our room, so that is another change we made since I posted the Before & After of our room)
Kate's Room:
I LOVE  her comforter!

This is the 3rd time we have given her room a facelift.
You can see the Before & Afters and more pics of Kate's room HERE
We recently re-did Claire's Room because she said her room was too "baby-ish"
Here is what it looked like Before:
This is the same paint color we had when her room was her nursery. You can see thoseBefore & Afters HERE
Claire wanted a BRIGHT pink room. Pink is her favorite color, but wanted something not so babyish.
This is what her room looks like now:
 Hello Pepto Bismo pink room ;)
 I'm not going to lie...I may or may not have started to have a panic attack when Kevin and I started painting her room. It's just SO PINK.
 It is WAAAAAY brighter than I would have picked. In fact, I wanted to re-paint it the week after we painted it.
 It's sooooo bright. But, it's also soooo Claire.
 She absolutely LOVES it and thinks her Bubble Gum Pink room is the greatest thing ever. So, the paint color stays :)
 Comforter {HERE} // Aqua Pillows {HERE} // Pink Pom Pom Pillow {HERE}

Luke's Room:
We also re-did Luke's room at the end of last year & switched his room from nursery to a Big Boy Room.
 Here is what Luke's room looked like when it was nursery:
Here is what his room looks like now:
We kept the same "theme" which is basically navy/red with a sports emphasis.
Those are Luke's favorite colors & he loves sports, so it worked perfectly to keep his room with the same theme. I LOVE his name "Scoreboard" {HERE}
Bed {HERE} // Dresser {HERE} // Bedding {HERE} // Lamp {HERE} // Toy Bin {HERE}
 His crib & dresser where white, but I for his big boy bed, I wanted to switch to dark wood.
 We took down the rain gutter bookshelves because we needed more storage & we were putting his bed along that wall. I got THIS bookshelf {HERE} and  bins {HERE} to store trains & cars.
The "L", baseball piggy bank & lamp {HERE} were from his nursery.
I kept the same canvas prints up (HERE) but updated the one in the corner (Homegoods!)
He got THIS chair for Christmas last year. His nightlight is also from HERE.
 I got his sheets HERE. They are SO soft!
I love Luke's room & bedding because it is classic & simple...I think it will work until he is in middle school/high school...if it holds up that long!

Here is our Guest Room/Office:
The other side of the room "the office" You can see more of our Guest Room/Office Before & After HERE

The final stop in our home tour..... our backyard:
Another view:

And, our side yard where the garden is:
These pics were taken 3 years ago, that is why our grass is so green. Now, our grass is DEAD since we are on water restrictions because of the major California drought we are in right now :(
  At Christmas, Santa brought a trampoline, so now that is there instead of the play structure.
   You can see more Before & Afters from our Backyard HERE
We are in the middle of another Backyard re-do....we are getting rid of some grass & we added more cement & we are adding an outdoor structure off our kitchen/family room.
Here is a photo of the construction:
We are letting our current grass die since we are still in a drought & we will be adding new sod later this Fall.
We are also going to be adding an outdoor kitchen area. 
Once the backyard remodel Part 3 (or is it Part 4? I can't keep track. LOL) is complete, I will do another Backyard post!
Hope you enjoyed our house tour!
We have lived here for 6 years and have done TONS of work on our house, but we like doing house projects :)
Be sure & check out the Before & Afters to see what it looked like when we first moved in.
If you want to see our old house, HERE is that home tour :)

As you can see from these pics, I am VERY simple (and kind of boring) with my decor.
I don't like clutter, so I try and keep things light & simple!
Thanks for coming along on the tour & I can't wait to go check out your houses!


  1. Your home is beautiful! I love all of your colors and style. My daughter chose the same teal/purple bedding that your daughter did except she chose to have the walls teal (they're VERY teal!). I love the color of your bedroom - do you know what shade it is? I'm so impressed you have so little clutter. My kids "stuff" is taking over our house, no matter how much I purge! Do you have any storage tips or ways to hide the toys?

  2. Wow! Removing the conversation pit was HUGE! I love all of the work you've put into your house...especially in the backyard! It's stunning!

  3. I love looking at other people's homes too. Your backyard is so beautiful. Love the work you've put into everything

  4. I love how open and airy your home feels. It looks so light and fresh. I am excited to see the finished backyard project. I love looking at other people's home as well. Have a great day!

  5. Gorgeous! I love all the before & afters!

  6. Your back yard is just amazing! I cannot WAIT to see what you do with the remodel!

  7. Beautiful home!!! I love your fresh uncluttered style!!!

  8. I love Claire's new room!! The pepto pink looks awesome!! And I love her comforter -- so cute. Also, beautiful pool!! Wow!

  9. Love!!! Looking for ideas...closing this week!!

  10. Love!!! Looking for ideas...closing this week!!

  11. Wow! I've seen some of the pictures from your house before but love this tour! You have a beautiful home



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