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  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…



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.

Cottage Style Living Room


This is our dining area.

Summer Cottage Home Tour

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

Cottage Grey Mudroom

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.


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 Faux Headboard. Stay tuned for more changes in here.


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…

Colorful Playroom

This hallway leads down to the kids rooms – anyone need a ski ride?


Our cozy reading nook.

Window seat -

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

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 -

Our new sunroom addition is still in the works but here is a sneak peek in the meantime.

White Sunroom

Sunroom Ideas

Painting Patio Furniture

 Our Backyard – the very best part of our house!

The Lily Pad Cottage backyard

 Thanks for taking the tour!