Hello, hello! Welcome to the Summer Showcase of Homes. I’m so excited to have you all over for my house tour along with the 25 other fabulous bloggers participating.
Let’s get this show on the road – come on in! You may want to start on the lake side which is the best part of our house – don’t worry about the sand I swear my kids have dragged half the sandbox in here already :)
We live on an inland lake here in Michigan and were blessed to build our house here in 2010. It’s still a work in progress much to the Mr.’s dismay and you never know what will be rearranged/repainted/re-purposed on any given day.
This is the (never before seen on the blog!) lake side of the house. We have big plans to add a pergola on the back for some shade in the future.
Most people come in thru this door, because we are always out here splashing in the lake with our kids. So I’ll bring you this way too, straight into the mudroom – which is normally complete chaos.
Off the mudroom is this cute little (never before seen) half bath. I’m working on some finishing touches in here and I’ll be sharing it all on the blog soon.
We can also take a swing thru the laundry room, which NEVER looks this clean, I can’t actually see the floor in this room in real life at the moment – so feel special that I spiffied up in here for you all.
Let’s head to our main living space which is pretty much one big room with our kitchen, dining area and living room. We wanted to keep this open so we could all hang out together when I’m cooking, the Mr. is working on his computer or the kids are chasing the dog around the couch.
I inherited a couple of hand me down chairs from my mom a few weeks ago so they are making their blog debut today too. This room is so cozy especially in winter. I especially love all my built in bookcases for storing my vintage finds.
The kitchen is one of my favorite spots since we all tend to hang out in here…
Especially our dog Buddy (he loves to photo bomb!) who is always hunting for crumbs.
Let’s run upstairs and check out the bedrooms.
It’s under construction at the moment but here are a few sneak peaks of my new DIY upholstered bed. Stay tuned for more changes in here.
In the meantime we can just enjoy the view!
My absolute FAVORITE spot in the whole house, is my bathroom. It’s so calm in here, it’s definitely my place to restore my sanity after a long day with the kiddos.
You are now entering the kid land section of the tour, beware of stepping on stray legos! Everything in here was designed around our 5 year old daughter and 2 year old son and they love to play in these spaces.
First up the playroom – which never, ever looks this clean, if you open those big toy closets you will be buried under an avalanche of barbies and matchbox cars…
This hallway leads down to the kids rooms – anyone need a ski ride?
Our cozy reading nook.
My daughter’s new big girl room, we had so much fun designing this colorful room together.
My son’s nursery just got a nautical big boy makeover too which he loves.
And since we are in the midst of potty training I’ll show you our kids bath too!
Well I think you have seen it all, should we head back outside for some s’mores??
Thanks so much for stopping by, don’t forget to stop at the rest of the houses along the tour – just click on the links below!