Welcome to our summer home tour 2015! No time of the year makes me happier than summertime, so when Marty from A Stroll Thru Life asked me to be a part of her summer home tour series, I’ll be honest, I was really honored and also really glad to have an excuse to spruce up our home for summer. If you’re linking over from Thrifty and Chic, how did you ever leave her home tour?? Her clean and fresh style make me want to redecorate all over again……. 😉
If you haven’t noticed the not so subtle hints on my Instagram, today is my birthday! When Marty told me I was assigned to this day, I knew it would be a good day. I’ve never had thousands of people show up for my birthday, but really guys, I’m honored!!! 😉 Grab yourself a cup of coffee or a glass of wine (depending on what time of the day it is), and come on in for this virtual party.
We just moved into our house a short 3 months ago and finally got the porch in decent condition to entertain. A mosquito repellant bath is definitely a necessity before spending time out here.
I actually brought this space on the news with me to talk about outdoor living. I tried really hard to appear like it wasn’t my second time ever to talk on tv. You can see the video on my new press page.
Through the front door…
And our living room where all of the lounging happens.
Our sofa usually has less pillows and more blankets, which are piled behind the sofa right now. Even if they are nonfunctional, throw pillows are my favorite accessory. I change them out at least once a season.
This arrangement was an IKEA hack (I kid you not). It is a real/faux flower arrangement as I call it, and I’ve decided it is more of a life hack. I started with a faux wreath from IKEA and went to town from there. I shared the tutorial and sources here.
Onto the very old kitchen that oozes personality. We rent, so there’s no updating in our future, although it sure does make things less complicated.
Our kitchen cart gets lots of use as we have close to no counter space. I found it for $20 on Craigslist and shared the makeover here.
Our master bedroom…
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