Friday, December 2, 2016

First Friday Home Tour Featuring Our Craftsman Cottage

Good morning! I have such a treat for you with this month's First Friday Home Tour. 

Today I'm welcoming Sonja whose home I spotted on Instagram.  Sonja's Instagram feed is the kind that makes you stop in your tracks and stare!!  Her gorgeous home caught my eye quickly because it is the perfect Craftsman style cottage loaded with beautiful details. 

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Sonya and her husband, Ronnie, were high school sweethearts and have been married for 27 years. They studied and planned before building this house in 2012.  It is meant to be their forever home with careful thought given to what might be needed as time passes.

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When you enter in the house you immediately see beautiful woodwork along the walls and the ceiling too. This was all completed by Sonja and Ronnie.  They are true DIYers who enjoy design, planning, and construction. This is not the first project for this ambitious couple!

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Sonja chose all the lighting from Rejuvenation. I love the schoolhouse style lights mixed with the Craftsman style woodwork. Perfect, don't you think?

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This room just makes me swoon!
 The monogram on the chair and that plate rack with the Spode Woodland collection is amazing! 

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Sonja is a fabulous decorator. I believe she has the found the perfect balance of space and furnishings to make the house feel cozy yet open and comfortable.   Don't you love the soft colors?  This master bedroom seems so restful and inviting.

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This house is all about the details...
I spy beadboard in the shelves and look at the chunky pulls and knobs on the Shaker cabinets. Perfect!

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Be sure to pop over and follow Sonja and Ronnie on Instagram at @ourcraftsmancottage.
I promise you'll love it all!

Thank you Sonja for sharing with us. :)

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Hello December!

Good morning friends!

Didn't mean to drop off the scene but then again it happens to me every year!
I love every single bit of Christmas but I'm not as speedy and with it as some. 
Things are far from perfect here and that's ok.

Christmas is for J O Y!

I'm taking my time, digging through boxes, and bringing out little bits of Christmas here and there. We are ordering pizza and watching Gilmore Girls. We are staring at the twinkle lights and marveling at the ornaments that our kids made when they were tiny. No perfection...just joy. 

I'll be back soon with pictures of our imperfect Christmas
Please visit tomorrow for an absolutely amazing First Friday Home Tour. :)

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. Be back next week. ♥

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Dreaming and Planning

Happy Monday Y'all! You all have been so sweet to congratulate us on building a house.  Last week we were notified (sooner than expected) that the lot prep had begun. So we popped right out there and took a video. Do you follow me on Instagram? You can see it there.

Would you like to see some of the things we are dreaming of and planning?  First let me tell you the style we are shooting for....think Southern Living with a little French farmhouse cottage charm for good measure. Do I know what that means exactly? Nope! But I'll know it when I see it.  

We are definitely using this brick which is a blend of red, gray, and brown. We love the traditional look of it. We are mixing this stone, called Buff Lueders, on the front of the house. We will have shutters on the windows which will be painted Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black. 

We had Tricorn Black on the shutters and front door of our Oklahoma house and loved it. Speaking of the front door, we are getting this one in mahogany but painted Tricorn Black. Love!!

Those are the only decisions we've made so far. The rest is icing on the cake. Want to see some of the items on my Pinterest board?
The lighting is something I'm extremely excited about since it's the jewelry of the home. There are so many beautiful choices! What would you choose? Bronze, brass, nickel?  My thoughts are all over the place with this category.

How about the kitchen. Would you choose white or stained cabinets? White for me please. 
This one stops me in my tracks with the white cabinets, granite, and that light fixture. I swoon!
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This really is a dream come true for us. We are getting our little piece of Texas with a house to last for years.  Thanks for following along with this process which should take about 6 months. 
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Thoughts of Home Stunning Thanksgiving Vignettes Recap

Here's another peek at all the beautiful posts shared last week at the 
Stunning Thanksgiving Vignettes gathering.

Rustic & Refined

Poofing the Pillows

My Kentucky Living

Sharon Joyce Interiors

At Home with Jemma

Remodelando la Casa

Sew a Fine Seam

Rattlebridge Farm

Patina and Paint

White Spray Paint

A Stroll Thru Life

Simple Nature Decor

The Painted Apron

Ramblings of a Southern Girl

Life and Linda

Thank you so much to all of these ladies for sharing with us. 
Thank you to all of you who joined us on Thursdays for Thoughts of Home. 
We enjoyed our time with you!

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