House Tour

Welcome to our Home! We built our lovely little lake house in 2010.   I have been enjoying decorating, redecorating, painting, gardening, cooking and crafting since then.

(click on the blue highlighted links to magically whisk you away for more info on each room)

Come on in!

Don’t worry about the sand I swear my kids have dragged half the sandbox in here already…

This is our entry front entry, I love decorating with vintage items and flea market finds, and the Mr. just LOVED helping me with this new planked wall.

Planked Entry

From there we head straight to my favorite spot the kitchen.  We all tend to hang out in here… home tour

The kitchen is part of 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.

Lake House Living Room

This is our dining area I recently added the plate wall and I love the pop of color!

Dining area -

From the calm and peaceful (at least when it’s not dinner time) dining room, straight into the mudroom - which is normally complete chaos.

Off the mudroom is this cute little half bath, see all the details here.

Striped Bathroom

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.

Laundry Room -

Let’s run upstairs and check out the bedrooms.

This is our master bedroom.  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.

How to upholster a bed -

Master Bedroom

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.

Lake House Master Bath

Relaxed yet?

master bath

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.

Window seat -

My daughter’s old big girl room, we had so much fun designing this colorful room together.

Big Girl Bedroom

And now the more “fancy nancy” new version

Big Girl Bedroom - Anthropologie Wallpaper

My son’s nursery just got a nautical big boy makeover too which he loves.

Nautical Big Boy Room

And since we are in the midst of potty training I’ll show you our kids bath too!

Kids Bathroom -

Well I think you have seen it all, should we head out back for some s’mores??

This is the lake side of the house. We have big plans for this space coming this spring – stay tuned!

Painting Patio Furniture


Painted Adirondack chairs and fire pit

Our Backyard – the very best part of our house!

The Lily Pad Cottage backyard

The Lily Pad Cottage Home Tour

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