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[First] Christmas in #ourforeverflorida home

I share our home with you every year at Christmas. Heck, I share it multiple times a year. This year is a little different than the last five years though, because it’s our first one in #ourforeverfloridahome.

I’m still figuring out where to put things, and what areas I need to buy a little more Christmas for. Also, our kitchen. Barely decorated. Our kitchen in the old house was probably my favorite part of Christmas decorating and this one? Not so much. That’s only because the kitchen has had very little done to it since moving in. It’s actually the first big project I want us to tackle in the new year. Kitchen reno, here we come.

Without further ado, here’s what Christmas looks like in #ourforeverfloridahome…

Christmas front door Christmas tree #ourforeverfloridahomeEntry Christmas tree #ourforeverfloridahomeEntry bench Christmas tree #ourforeverfloridahomeLiving room at Christmas Christmas tree #ourforeverfloridahomeChristmas tree #ourforeverfloridahomeChristmas tree Christmas tree #ourforeverfloridahomeStockings Christmas tree #ourforeverfloridahomeStockings again Christmas tree #ourforeverfloridahomeDining room at Christmas Christmas tree #ourforeverfloridahomeChristmas table Christmas tree #ourforeverfloridahomeNativity Christmas tree #ourforeverfloridahomeChristmas tin collection Christmas tree #ourforeverfloridahomeChristmas playroom Christmas tree #ourforeverfloridahomeChristmas playroom more Christmas tree #ourforeverfloridahomeChristmas pillows Christmas tree #ourforeverfloridahomeMore Christmas pillows Christmas tree #ourforeverfloridahomeLilah's tree Christmas tree #ourforeverfloridahomeChristmas tree #ourforeverfloridahomeLexie's tree Christmas tree #ourforeverfloridahomeKitchen decorations Christmas tree #ourforeverfloridahomeChristmas mugs Christmas tree #ourforeverfloridahomeTucker's train Christmas tree #ourforeverfloridahomeTucker's tree Christmas tree #ourforeverfloridahome

Week 21-ish in #ourforeverfloridahome

The holidays are coming (what what!?) and I figured it was time for an update.

Our first set of holidays in our new home, our forever home. Bringing old traditions into this new house, making new traditions and new memories. Ones that will last a lifetime.

We haven’t done any projects since everything we did to get ready for the girls’ birthday party but I have plenty more I want to do right now. The kitchen is what I’m really dying to get my hands on but I think we’ve finally decided, after going back and forth over keeping the original cabinets, to put new ones in. That means the renovation will be a much bigger project that I was thinking it would be.

Life is so busy, I feel like I’m always saying that though. Because of this, and how must more busy the holidays make life, I think we are going to wait on the kitchen until after the new year (I say that now and watch me get a crazy whim to start it next week or something!?)…

For now, here’s what our house looks like right now (well, this is actually what it looked like just a few days ago, right now it looks like all kinds of Halloween has come to visit…those pictures to come soon!).

So come on in, take a peek


Week two in #ourforeverfloridahome

Two weeks in and it’s like we’ve always been here. What’s even better about that? The memories we get to make in this house that we really haven’t yet.

Most every room in the house is done. & by done I mean that the boxes for each room are unpacked and things are set up and we are able to function like life as normal. But done does not mean DONE.

Trust me, there is a list a mile long of projects I have for this house, to really make it OURS.

Right now, the biggest thing on my list is finding a sectional for the living room, because that room is no where near done in any sort of the word. It is actually just a collect all for anything that is not unpacked or put away, hung up or decorated with yet.

But, I thought you might still love a peek into the rooms of our new house. So, here goes the first tour of #ourforeverfloridahome….enjoy!

My office My office The kitchen Lexie's room Lexie's room Lexie's room Girls' bathroom Girls' bathroom Lilah's room Lilah's room Our room Our room Our room Our bathroom Our room The playroom The playroom The playroom The dining room The dining room The unfinished living room The kitchen Tucker's room Tucker's room Tucker's room Tucker's bathroom

7 things you can do to take your home from builder-grade to custom-built.

We’ve owned our home for almost five years now, and in the time we’ve lived here, we’ve done a lot to make it not just a house, but a home. I tell people all the time that we’ve worked hard to take our builder-grade home and make it more like it had been custom-built justContinue Reading

Weekend projects.

This weekend was our first weekend projects around the house for 2015. When I woke up Saturday morning, it was raining. The rain was bringing in a very nice cool front, and had brought me a little headache with it. I decided, coffee was needed stat and the urge to make a project list for the weekend came uponContinue Reading

A peek into the making of our backyard oasis.

Last weekend we started a big project for the kids. This new clubhouse has been our favorite part of after school during fall since it’s been built. Yes, in just a week, we’ve decided we love it so. This weekend, after Tucker’s soccer game, we headed to Home Depot again and picked up paint, mulchContinue Reading

My saving grace.

The kids used to have one of those prefab wood playgrounds. It was something my inlaws had gotten them one Christmas at our suggestion. It worked out well for a while, a slide, a few swings and a little “clubhouse” feel to it. This summer though, we realized it was on it’s last leg. MikeContinue Reading

The girls’ new room, almost.

During spring break, I started making over the girls’ bedroom. Since they’d be starting kindergarten, I figured it would be the perfect time to give them a bigger girl bedroom, with more space for them and desks to do work on. It’s still not finished, but we’re getting there. I feel like any project weContinue Reading

In need of a little project time.

I started redoing the girls’ room during spring break. We painted, rearranged the furniture, and put out their new bedding. Since then I haven’t done much more. A few accessory pieces here or there and that is about it. There is a lot I still need to do, I just haven’t had the time toContinue Reading