If you were to walk into my front door right now, this is what you would see.
Well, this, and something like might also look like a tornado went through it. With four young, creative kids there is a reason why i didn’t take many pictures of the floor. So, with that, welcome to our homestead, and my fall home tour. We love having visitors, so walk around, find your favorite spot, and get cozy. I hope that everyone that visits can feel at home here.
When you walk in my front door you will see the olive green walls that were here when we moved in.
BUT you will also see some of the little touches I have added in the year that we have lived here. This cute mint green light adds some happiness to the space. I am looking forward to the day it will no longer clash with our walls. 😉 Don’t mind the dirt on the floor, or the strip of ducktape I found on the ground after the picture was taken. Creative kids. Remember?
We started a “thankful tree” several years ago.
The leaves you see here were bought at the dollar store a few years ago. I love a pop of color to the otherwise blank color scheme. And they only cost a dollar which is a huge plus for me! Throughout the season we add leaves to the tree as we go through our days and realize things we are grateful for. When my oldest son was in Kindergarten, someone taught him how to make leaf rubbings. Every November since then we make them on cardstock and added them to the tree. Since it is only September, those leaves haven’t been added yet this year. Originally the tree branches were in a beautiful mercury glass vase. Unfortunately it was broken a few years ago (yep, kids) and my old fashioned milk bottles from target seem to do the trick!
This holiday word block is a brand new addition as of last Friday evening.
My church has a ladies craft night once a year. This year there were so many projects I was excited about I signed up for almost all of them. Although I felt rushed (because I was running around like crazy trying to do too much) I am still in love with how this turned out. The wood and vinyl were cut for me and all I had to do was sand, paint, and apply the words. This block has Christmas words on the back so you will see it pop up again in my next Holiday Home Tour.
We recently moved our “kitchen island” into this space.
There was a desk here that I decided to move up to my room for my crafts. This poor thing was sitting in our garage neglected since we moved from our last house. We bought it on clearance at Target a few years ago because we were desperate for more cabinet and countertop space in our last house. When we moved here we weren’t able to find a spot for it until now. And I am so glad!
The chicken towel is my other absolute favorite new addition.
I bought this set of towels a few weeks ago so my towel rack wouldn’t just sit there completely bare. Since I won’t ever bring my chickens into my home, it helps me remember my animals every time I see it, and if you know me they make my heart happy!
From my entryway, feel free to take a stroll over into my kitchen.
It is the most often used room in our house. It is also only one that has been painted since we moved in. The walls were a dark forest green. With as many cloudy days as we have here I knew I wouldn’t be able to handle the color once winter hit. PLUS, the color completely clashed with all of my mint green decor and it was driving me crazy. 😉 It took a lot of people, a lot of days to prime over that color. We were finally able to finish it off before the beginning of summer this year. 😉 The next project will be painting what is behind that door. Our entire basement is a deep dark red and I’m hoping someday soon it will be a very light grey!
The paint color in my kitchen is a very light creamy yellow.
I love the bright warmth it brings into this space. Gabe voted for yellow so I figured it would be nice of me to oblige. 😉 Plus, yellow is a happy color! I used Benjaman Moore Natura paint in SEASPRAY. I fell in love with all of the paint colors on the Dixie Delights blog, and am not ashamed to say I am probably going to
copy use them all.
I absolutely love finding elements for my home second hand.
I found this file organizer on a buy-sell-trade facebook group. I am so glad I finally bought some chalk labels. Now each of my kids know which bin their school work goes in. This has helped a TON with kitchen table clutter, especially while homeschooling. Down underneath it you will see where our cute little cavapoo has his daily meals. Well, except when he gets too distracted to eat (most of the time) and I have to lock him in his kennel with his food. That way he won’t forget to eat. Being a puppy is hard work…
Our garden this year came to an unfortunate end, it included baby plants and goats.
Not a good mix. Well, good for the goats, just not so much for the plants… Since I kind of gave up on it for the summer I decided I wanted to bring some life into my home. Now that school has started and we are ready for new beginnings. Our fall herb garden has been the perfect way to keep summer alive while moving on to the calm of this season.
The chandelier is one we brought from our previous home.
We were searching and searching for the perfect light to put over our table and then one day we were walking through Lowes and found this one for almost 75% off. I think it only ended up costing us $40! I love it’s simplicity and elegance.
Now, back to those herbs. The bright and muted greens against the yellow walls is bright, cheery, and just lovely overall.
A dear woman from church (the one in charge of our fabulous craft nights) made this incredible herb planter and gave it to me when I was dealing with health issues this summer. It was the perfect gesture, and brings a smile to my face every time I see it. Which is a lot since I pretty much live in my kitchen. 🙂 Now if only I could get a self-cleaning table…
Stay tuned for Part 2 of the tour.
There are some spooky things going on around here. This is seriously haunted house material… My crooked pictures will attest to that. 😉
I am grateful to our tour hosts Debbie at Chatham Hill On the Lake and Karen at Dragonfly and Lily Pads. It has been so humbling for me to be a part of something as amazing as this. Make sure to send them some love. And don’t forget the 10 other bloggers who are also opening their homes to us. This is something you are not going to want to miss!
Make sure you head on over to the second half of my tour HERE. I wouldn’t want to miss you. 🙂
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