Here’s a sneak peak into my Fall home for 2016. Be sure to watch the video for decor inspiration, and subscribe to my YouTube channel! 🙂
This is the first year that I’ve decorated THIS MUCH for Fall, but I’m really loving it! I was really inspired this year by Pinterest! I’m loving the coziness of our home with candles lit, while sipping Pumpkin Spice Latte, and snuggling under a cozy throw.
This year I’ve done a ton of DIY projects that have been really budget friendly. You’ll see a few of those in my home tour video. I’ve also been loving Dollar Tree as my go-to Fall decor store!
Comment below and let me know what you’ve been doing to get cozy for Fall! 🙂
I love home décor, interior design, and wine. I can’t just drink wine at my OWN house all the time, right? Good thing I have some great friends with some gorgeous homes! I just love visiting my friends’ homes for good times and design inspiration.
This is my good friend, Lily’s house. Lily is a busy mom to 4 young children, and she still manages to stay looking beautiful, super organized, and keep a sparkling clean house. #supermom! 🙂
Welcome to our second home. Ahhh…the memories. A lot happened here! Remodeling projects, bringing home new babies, TV shows, sleepovers, trees falling down during storms…It’s truly bittersweet looking back at this 100 year old, two-story gem!
This home was decorated on a DIME, and I think I did a pretty darn good job, if I do say so myself! 🙂
Enjoy these photos!
Hey ya’ll…welcome to the front porch! Won’t you come sip some sweet tea with me and sit a spell? 🙂
Here’s our cozy, bright living room.
Aren’t you just in love with the character and charm? I just love old homes!
As I said before, this home was decorated on a dime. The home decor you see was all purchased at Gordman’s, Walmart, TJ Maxx, and Goodwill.
And now for my baby…my pet project, the kitchen reno! I designed this kitchen myself, and we gutted & had it remodeled while I was pregnant (FUN!) The project was completed just weeks before our little bundle arrived.
We actually got the opportunity to have a TV show, Alliant Energy Power House, film the whole project! What an experience! It was so interesting and fun to get behind the scenes of a TV show. A lot goes into each episode! Here are some clips! Check me out in all my pregnant glory! 🙂
This is the cute butler’s pantry within the kitchen. Check out that that MONSTER KitchenAid refrigerator! Pretty amazing, huh? We actually had to remove and replace all the molding in the doorways just to get it through. Worth it? Um, YES! 🙂
I absolutely adore this huge farmhouse Kohler sink. An apron sink is definitely worth the splurge when remodeling your kitchen!!
Here’s the Alliant Energy Powerhouse clip of the finished kitchen project.
Stairwell leading to the upstairs.
Check out the character in these amazing built-ins! You just don’t see this stuff anymore! I always planned to do something cool to the inside of this, like paint a pretty color and add chevron shelf paper. But, alas, we kept having babies instead. 🙂
Here’s the master bedroom, designed on such a tight budget…I can’t even tell you. Can you say, “Craigslist, Walmart, estate sale, and Goodwill”? Good, then you get a good picture of my budget! 🙂 Be sure to check out the chevron throw over the chair..my mom crocheted it for me! Love it.
This is my shared office/kid’s playroom…because creativity always flows when you’re surrounded by your kid’s mess, right? 😉
Here’s the baby’s shared room. And, I use the term “shared” lightly, because the two boys literally never slept in that room at the same time. Second home was mom & dad’s bed. Because who needs sleep? Not me. :-/
Even though their cribs were mismatched, I really wanted a cohesive, matched look in their room. So I made a little DIY Art Project to hang above each crib, and I used the same yellow chevron pillow in each crib.
Here is the upstairs bathroom (the only FULL bathroom in a family of five) BEFORE:
And here it is after some simple updates. Paint, adding an extra long shower curtain, replacing fixtures, accessorizing, and removing the old brass 1970’s medicine cabinet and replacing it with new lighting and a mirror.
Here’s the quaint little sitting porch off of the bathroom. Such a great spot to sit, read a book, sip some coffee, and smell the lilacs (they grew right beneath the porch and you could smell them all spring…SO SWEET!)
Thanks for looking, and I hope these photos gave you some design-on-a-dime inspiration!
I love interior design, and I thought you guys might like to see exactly where I create all my recipes, where I drink all my cheap wine, and where I change all those poopy diapers! Here’s a little peek inside our home, which is a work in progress because we’ve been here less than a year. I hope you enjoy! 🙂
Here’s the exterior
And here’s the exterior shown in our 2014 family photos.
Here’s the kitchen, where the recipe magic behind this blog happens. This is the heart of our home, where we congregate, graze, have happy hour, and lots of laughs together as a family.
My kitchen cabinet that houses many of my antique mason jars. In case you didn’t know, I’m OBSESSED with antique mason jars! 🙂
After a few decor purchases from one of my favorite decor sources, GORDMAN’S!!
More decor from Gordman’s.
Our peaceful cornfield view, which we LOVE!
Here’s our foyer. I feel like it’s so welcoming. I got the mirror at Pier 1 Imports, the console table at Target, and the red vase on clearance at Gordman’s (for only a few bucks, because it was chipped…which I fixed with a red Sharpie). #frugal 🙂
Here’s the master bedroom. Tinsley the dog says, “Hi!”
Here’s the master from the other side. Oh Look! There’s a Hallmark Original Movie on! Sidenote: I watch Hallmark’s movies NONSTOP through the holiday season. They make me SOOOOO HAPPY. True story, they honestly improve my quality of life, and make me a happier person. 🙂
Oh look, it’s a cute basket full of fluffy blankets! I keep these everywhere in my house for added coziness! They don’t stay looking this nice for long, though, because the little boys can’t resist snuggling. 🙂
Here’s the Master Bath, clean and simple.
Oh, and here’s the master bedroom again, with some pops of red that I added through the holiday season. I love adding new accent colors and little holiday touches in every room. I got these pillows at (you guessed it) Gordman’s.
Hope you enjoyed our home tour! This is just a small glimpse into our home. Stay tuned for many more photos of more rooms and decorating ideas!