7.27.2006

The First Ever And Only Tour Of Homes

Many of my faithful readers (all ten of you) have already seen pictures of my home. To you, I am sorry. I am participating in BooMama's first ever and only Tour of Homes. Since we are all nosey at heart, I didn't think it would be right to view others homes and not let them have a peek at mine. So bear with me all that have seen it before, and for you new people...

...Welcome to my home...Come, sit on the front porch and sip lemonade and rock the afternoon away, okay, so I don't have a wide angle lens for my camera, but there are some rocking chairs and a table just over from the door.






...Come, see where I spend two, wait three, hmmmm, maybe four....well, does it really matter how many hours a day I spend here?





...Our living spaces. Two for the price of one. This is where we play, and watch television, and play games. It hasn't been painted yet. I am having a hard time deciding what to do. Any suggestions? The second picture is where we pray, have Family Home Evening, read scriptures and read bedtime stories and just think. Eventually the circle frame above the piano will have "These are a few of my favorite things" stitched in it.











..."The heart of our home"...It was a miracle getting it to look like this and stay like this long enough to take a picture.




For my last and final viewing, I am showing you where I spend the most time when I am not typing. Lovely.





Thank you for visiting. I am so excited to see what everyone has done and how they live.

102 comments:

Nikkie said...

I seriously love your kitchen! You have a lovely home!

APRIL said...

You are brave and your house looks great! I wouldn't want to take pictures of my front porch (too boring), and especially not my kitchen or "office" area (TOO MESSY).

adwina - insparenting.com said...

Stephanie, you really have a very neat and lovely home...

shannon @ rocks in my dryer said...

So cute!

Trisha said...

What a wonderful home!! Too bad you have to spend so much time in the laundry, though!

~Jennifer said...

Your house looks light and cozy! Thanks for sharing.

Sue said...

Your home looks just so inviting!

Mama Duck said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Mississippi Girl said...

Beautiful kitchen!! Everything is so lovely!
Jennifer R.

Addie said...

Please tell me that your laundry doesn't look like that all the time. please?

Beautiful home! Glad to know I wasn't the only one grabbing my camera quick before a child came in and instantly transformed the room back to normal. :)

Michelle said...

You have such a beautiful home! I'd love to have rocking chairs on my front porch!

Anonymous said...

i love your kitchen. so roomy!

Chappyswife said...

Beautiful home! Thanks for the tour!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Lovely home. Great kitchen, beautiful cabinets and I'd love to have an island like that. Thanks for the tour!

Meagan said...

My jaw dropped when I saw your kitchen - like a dream and I love it!

Thanks for the glimpse!

Meg

Val said...

Such a tidy laundry, good thing I didn't photograph mine! Thanks for sharing.

Michelle- This One's For The Girls said...

Oooh--I loved your house. I especially love those black and white photos of your children. Gorgeous!

Mrs Blythe said...

Your home is just beautiful, I love the way you have it set out. Blessings.

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

hi Stephanie - i am new here - so nice to meet you :)

your home is so lovely - very tidy!!!

HORIZON said...

What a space for your kitchen! wow- wonderful. You have a lovely home. Thank you for the peek. :)

Jane said...

What a beautiful home and I LOVE the porch!

Jennifer said...

It's very nice! I love your square table. We looked at some square formal dining tables, but never found one we really liked. Paint? You could do with a deep red if you're bold. With the windows and the fireplace breaking it up, it would look great. In my last home, I did a sort of terracotta, and the fireplace really popped.

Autumn said...

Very pretty...I like your dinning area

Stephanie said...

Lovely home! I also feel like I live in the laundry room!

Miriam said...

You have beautiful taste in decorating. Simple, yet very cozy and warm. I love it!
BTW where did you get your black armoire? I love that it is small and short, just what I'm looking for.

Wendy said...

Looks great!

PEA said...

Thanks so much for the "walk" through your home...I love your furniture and your whole house feels very welcoming:-)

RANDI said...

You house is so pretty and it looks very home-y! I wish I would have posted a pic of my laundry room too, it is like an office for me!

Char said...

SO pretty! I think we have the same bricks.

:o)

Pickalish said...

lovely! We live in the same town! (don't believe me? check out my profile, hhaha!)

Tess said...

I love your kitchen and dining area! how cozy. If you like the colors there, maybe you should do that in the living room. :)

Dawnyel said...

This was fun! I can't believe tho that I'm like commenter #32....geez...
Love the house, you have a talent that some of us WISH we had! When I finally buy a home, will you help ME decorate!?

utmommy said...

You have a beautiful home. I'd take pictures of mine, but seeing how it is all in boxes it wouldn't be very pretty right now.

Belle-ah said...

Love your tour! BTW, I need to get inspired and my the "room I spent most of my time" in as neat as yours!

sarah said...

I love your home.

My paint suggestion for the living area: Berh Premium Plus Eggshell in "Red Red Wine". We Loooove this color. It's the perfect red, in my opinion. Not too bright, but not too dark. It looks like it would go well with your couches. We also have a chair rail in our living room, with Behr "Brown Tepee" painted on the bottom. It helps the red not feel too overpowering, and makes the room feel more elegant. Hope you are happy with whatever you decide to do. And if not - you can always paint over it!!

Nancy said...

You have a beautiful home. I love the curtains in the laundry. It's nice to spruce it up when you have to be in there a lot. :)
You should definitely paint the living area, but I am terrible at picking out paint. I usually have to do it twice. At least they now make those testor cans!

itybtyfrog said...

I love what you have done with your laundry room since I was there. I would love to spend hours on that front porch rocking with you.

Bright One said...

Love your home, AND your laundry room! Gosh, I've never had a plant in my laundry room! I believe my dryer currently has 4 unmatched socks, a laundry basket and 2 loose buttons on top .... I mean where would I put the plant! : )

Grafted Branch said...

That's a might clean laundry room...now I'm rethinking my own candor! lol.

Very nice home. Your front porch is very pretty.

Kelli said...

I am taking the home tour with my 8 year old daughter and we enjoyed taking a peek inside your beautiful home!! Your front porch is so pretty!!
Kelli and Grace

Kristen said...

Very lovely home. Dang, I wish i had participated in this. Oh, well.

As a first semester interior design student (so don't take too much stock in what I say...) I think your living room would look lovely with a nice beige or light-brown toned paint or paper with some texture. That's my suggestion. :-)

Lauren said...

Very, very pretty home! I love your table and chairs. Thanks for the tour.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

I love the kitchen too, especially the table and chairs!

kaliblue said...

You have such a lovely home. Thank you so much for sharing with us:-).
Have A Great Weekend!!!

Dianne said...

Nice to meet you through your warm home tour. I love the wood in your home. I don't even have a laundry room-the w&d are in the basement.

TOSPUBLISHER said...

Your kitchen is absoutely gorgeous! Thanks for the tour, your home is beautiful and it is fun to see the inside of other people's houses!

-gena

Sheri said...

Fabulous Kitchen!

Tammy said...

I love your front door! Your whole house is very lovely!

keri said...

love your kitchen table!

txmommy said...

I love your square table, your home is very nice. Thank you for sharing.

LZ Blogger said...

Came over here after seeing Sue's home blog. Very welcoming front door and nice looking house, you should be very proud! ~ jb///

Barb said...

Your remark about your kitchen cracked me up but it's a lovely kitchen. Thank you for sharing with us.

Gina said...

52 comments???? Wow, you are so popular!!! What fun!

I love your decorating style! Thanks for the tour!!!

Everyday Mommy said...

You have a warm and lovely home. Your front door is very inviting. My first visit to your blog...um, your Oz. Wondering if you're in Kansas.

Ashley said...

i love your home! i'm so impressed that your laundry room is so clean. mine is always a disaster! thanks for sharing

smhgrace said...

Your home is so tidy and beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

CHEL said...

I love your home... seriously. I'm from Utah and really miss that particular style. I went tan with a Japanese theme for my family room.. Japan is where my hubby served a mission. I love neutral walls, it seems so calm and cozy. Love it!

Tammy said...

Nice to meet you and thank you for sharing your beautiful house with us!!
:-D

Amy said...

Love your house - especially your entryway! :)

Karla said...

What a beautiful home! Thanks for the tour. :)
I love the vaulted ceiling in the kitchen. It makes it so airy & bright.
Love the "family area"!!
Thanks for stopping by to take my tour. Come back & visit any time. :)

Laura said...

I love your home! The kitchen is beautiful, and I love the pictures above the piano :) Thank you for showing us!

yerdoingitwrong said...

BEAUTIFUL home!!!

Pattie said...

I love your home, Stephanie! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos with us. I would post mine, but I just moved in and I am not quite ready to receive guests just yet! :)

Sandra said...

Love your house, it's beautiful :)

Beckie said...

What a lovely house!!
Thank you for sharing the photos.

Blessings! ~Beckie

Southern Girl said...

Ooo, your kitchen is great! The whole house is very pretty. Thanks for the tour!

MommaB said...

Your home is simply beautiful! I wish my laundry closer (er, room) looked as neat and tidy... please, please tell me that was for "company's sake"!!! Thanks for the visit... it was beautiful.

Joy said...

Beautiful! Love the tour, thanks for sharing!
Blessings.

Gabriela said...

Nice house Steph! Love your kitchen.

Cheryl said...

Your front door is very inviting. Lovely home. Thanks for sharing.

GiBee said...

Lovely home! As for paint, I wouldn't do red, because the couches would blend with the walls. I would paint the ceiling and trim true white, and the walls a warm "cafe con leche" (milky coffee) look ... not tan, not almond, not brown ... as if you took a mug filled half way with coffee, and filled it the rest of the way with heavy cream...

My inlaws have the same couches! Very nice!

Dee said...

thanks for sharing your home with us -- i have thouroughly enjoyed this tour of homes! i look forward to "meeting" many more fellow blogging mommies! :)

Jane said...

Your house is Beautiful! Makes me miss Utah-- loved the front porch.

My fave color is the whole world is fendland green by kwall howell. It is a beautiful sage color.

Carol said...

Your front door is so inviting and it just gets better from there. I love the black toille. That memo board on the side of the fridge made me smile.

Thanks so much for your hospitality!

Big Mama said...

My laundry room has never been that clean! I love your kitchen and your front entry. They are really nice and very welcoming.

Peace & Happiness said...

Oh My Stars! Your laundry room looks like a model house *smile* Here is a picture of my laundry room... now stand back we don't want anyone losing an eye... You might want to put on protective eye wear....
Click the link to see the laundry room if you dare:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/danalee/foofoobunny/kid247.jpg

*snort laugh giggle*

Have a great night!
http://little-bunny-foofoo.blogspot.com/2006/07/tour-of-my-home.html

Free In Christ said...

Your home is very welcoming. thanks for the tour.

Marti said...

What a beautiful kitchen! Thanks for the tour.

Alice said...

Thank you for allowing me to visit your lovely home. Especially love your front door.

Zephra said...

I love the laundry room. Mostly because I don't have one!

Robin said...

Girl, I am so with you on the laundry room. Why oh why is there always another load?

Loved the tour. Cute house!

Kara Elmore said...

uhhhhhhhh 81 comments - I'll just email you :0) GORGEOUS, as always

MugwumpMom said...

Really like the red and white sofa's!! Your home is lovely.

Mountain Mama said...

A very pretty home. I love the idea of having a special room for prayer. That is great!

Maggie Ann said...

I love your kitchen...its beautiful and looks like the ones featured in magazines. Thanks for the tour, it was fun!

Glass Half Full said...

Don't you love open space kitchens? I sure do!!! :)

Sarah said...

I think a khaki color would be great with the red, white and black in your family room!

I like your taste a lot. Thanks for sharing.

Tori said...

Your have a very nice home, very cozy!

theresa said...

S, it looks great! I love your taste in furniture.

Merle said...

Hi Stephanie ~~ Thanks for allowing us to see your home.It's lovely adn so
tidy. Thanks for your comments. I am glad that you liked the zucchin recipe.It makes up into something nice
to east a slice anytime or for meals.
I love it in Summer with salads.
Take care, Merle.

Susanne said...

Lovely home! I love your red couch and your kitchen, I'm drooling over your cupboards!

No Cool Story said...

I'm bringing the lemons and sugar!
Love your living room(s)!

Thanks for the tour

Jen3 @ Amazing Trips said...

OMG - you have 92 comments!! HOLY SMOKES!!!! Have you ever received so many comments on a post? When do you have the time to read them???

Your house looks beautiful, which makes me think that:

1) You have a house elf. Or,
2) You don't really have any kids.

Is that a plant on top of your dryer? That's got to be staged, right? I feel like I'm looking at a model home!

You know what's on top of my dryer? Two loads of laundry that have yet to be washed. Although - the kids haven't yet figured out how to climb on the dryer - so that might be a fantastic spot to keep my plants safe!!

Sa5ra said...

I love that even your laundry room is decorated, we spend so much time in there it mine as well be pretty.

Shalee said...

That is one beautiful kitchen! I really can relate to your astonishment at keeping it clean long enough to take the picture. It's just not right.

Mrs. C said...

Lovely home! You can come clean mine anytime!

Blessings,
Mrs C.

Debi D said...

I love your kitchen and the way you put greenry above the cabinets! And I like the valance in your laundry room too...

Meredith said...

YOu home is very cozy! Thanks for letting me look around!

~ Tracy ~ said...

I enjoyed seeing pictures of your home. Lovely!

Sonia said...

Lovely home, very charming!!

Dorothy said...

I am so loving this home tour! The kitchen was the best!

Shionge said...

Whoa Stephanie - I just have to be the NO. 102 guest to comment on your blog.

Thanks for 'inviting' all of us into your beautiful home.

I'll be back :D