Continuing on the Christmas Tour of Homes

Have you been loving all of the Christmas house tours across the blogosphere? Sitting on the couch with my laptop looking at all of these beautiful homes sure beats driving around at night trying to sneak peaks inside of my favorite houses. Um, not that I do that or anything…

If you haven’t seen the the most recent houses on the 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes, let’s play catch-up. On Day 4, Cyndy from The Creativity Exchange welcomed us into her inviting Texas home where instead of snow, she’s got blooming camellia bushes in her front yard. Before you even walk in the front door, you know her house is going to be a beaut!:

And don’t even get me started on this amazing champagne bucket centerpiece:

Hop over to Cyndy’s home at The Creativity Exchange {here} to catch the rest of her tour!

On Day 5, Jennifer from Dimples & Tangles invited us into her stunning home. Her dining room is one of my favorites and it looks even more amazing all decorated up for Christmas:

Her living room is fantastic too – here’s a sneak peek but you’ll want to check out her blog {here} to see every little gorgeous detail.


On Sunday, it’s my turn to give you a tour! Hope to see you back here then!

Home Inspections: 5 Must-Know Tips

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Buying a new home is not for the faint of heart. From house hunting to negotiating a deal to inspections, contracts, mortgage applications, packing, moving….it’s stressful to say the least. With each of the three homes we’ve bought, we’ve learned a little more about what we should and shouldn’t do the next time around. From our recent home purchase, we’ve become a lot more savvy about real estate disclosures and home inspections. I wish I could say that our knowledge came from educating ourselves prior to our home purchase but unfortunately it came from several “now we know what not […]

Finally, a To-Do List I Can Handle…

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You know what it’s like when you’ve just moved to a new house, right? The to-do list is out of control. Find blinds for the bare windows. Set up garbage pick-up, cable, lawn care, & phone services. Register the kids for school. Paint. Find a place to put the boxes and boxes of things you’ve unpacked. The list goes on. And on. And on. Sooo overwhelming!So what’s the best way to manage an out of control, stressful new home to-do list? I have no idea because I decided to scrap the whole thing and take the girls on a last […]

House Tour: Guest Bedroom & Bath

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The tour of our previous home continues with the guest bedroom and bath! I went back and forth about whether to include this room in the house tour because it has a longer “to do” list than “done” list but we’ll take a look around anyway! My favorite thing about this room is the wall color – Benjamin Moore’s Kentucky Haze (AC-16). It is a soft, sophisticated greenish blue. You didn’t think I painted with anything but neutrals, did you? The upholstered headboard came from the Pottery Barn Outlet: Those of you who have had your morning coffee might have noticed that there’s […]

House Tour: Dining Room

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We Have a House!!

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Thanks so much for your comments and votes on the three houses that were our favorites from our Connecticut house hunting trip. I’m thrilled to tell you that we made an offer on house #1 and that after some back and forth negotiations, it was accepted! House #1 is the house that also received the most blog votes and positive comments out of our final three so we’re all in agreement here! There are many reasons why we decided on it, but the two most important were its excellent location (close to work, school, and my girls’ sports) and that it has […]