Out with the Old, in with the New – A Mini Home Tour

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Friends. I’m BACK!!

I know, it’s been a long time.

A very long time.

But if you recall, I told you why I took a little break to get ready for all these new changes in my last post over a year and a half ago.

Since that post, there’s been lots of new things going on. A new baby, a new house, and if you’ve noticed, a new look to the blog. Sometimes new is just good for the soul.

My “short” break ended up being a little bit longer than I had anticipated, but let’s be real…

…Life is crazy having a toddler and an infant (moms of three or more kiddos, you are my HERO).

But I’ve been dyyyying to get back into making fun things and fixing our house up to be just how we want it. I’ve missed blogging and of course, all of you, so very much!

I thought it’d be fun to take you on a mini home tour, showing you some of the main rooms. But before we get to that…

First thing’s first; my baby! His name is Landon, and he was born on April 30th 2016, fashionably late by a week. He was much bigger than his big sister weighing in at 8lbs 2oz and 21″ long. This little guy is absolutely perfect and we love him to the moon and back!

Aaaaand now, he’s already 10 months old. I don’t even know how that happened. I remember just having him. Wasn’t it yesterday? While time may be flying, I’m savoring every single second of this baby and his sweet-natured self.  He’s a momma’s boy through and through and even though I know that will one day end, I secretly hope it’s that way forever. 🙂

Jade was so excited to have a little brother, and she is the best and most caring big sister. Well, most of the time. But I absolutely love watching them together. I think someday (very far off…) they’ll be best friends!

Ok, enough about the kids (you can read more about us and see a few more current photos in the “about me” section!). Let’s talk about our new house!

We are SO happy with our new home. There’s definitely little things here and there we’d love to change in time, but overall, it’s perfect for our little family. We have 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, but we now have the addition of a huge bonus room over the garage. This has been our saving grace this winter being cooped up inside! It has become the kid’s playroom, and all their toys are kept in the room.

The best part?  I can walk out and close the door. I never have to see the bomb of toys that went off in there if I really don’t want to. #win

We’ll start this “mini home tour” with a picture of the living room, which is what you see when you walk in the front door.

A Mini Home Tour - from Dwelling in HappinessI love how our living room and kitchen are open, yet there is still some separation. And I also love hardwood floors. It’s much easier to clean than carpet with two cats and two kiddos!

A Mini Home Tour - from Dwelling in HappinessThe T.V and the giant space underneath is not my favorite setup, so there will be some sort of DIY something happening up there eventually to cover up the ugly wires. We don’t spend a ton of time in this room since all the kid’s toys are upstairs, but it’s nice having a separate space to entertain an relax in the evenings when the kids go to bed.

A Mini Home Tour - from Dwelling in Happiness

A Mini Home Tour - from Dwelling in HappinessWe finally have a kitchen that we aren’t tripping over each other in! Jade loves running back and forth from the living room to the kitchen, and now that we have more space, I don’t even mind.

A Mini Home Tour - from Dwelling in HappinessWe also had this little random spot next to the back door, so we created it into a little coffee bar area using this super cute bar cart. The mixed metal and wood called my name, and I could resist. And, parents gotta have their coffee!

A Mini Home Tour - from Dwelling in HappinessIn our old house, our living, dining room, and kitchen were all one huge room. I liked the open concept, but it was too open. Now we have a dining room right off the kitchen, and it’s the perfect space to eat our meals as a family!

A Mini Home Tour - from Dwelling in HappinessNow on to upstairs!

We still have lots of work to do upstairs, but this little nook in the bonus room is one of my (and Jade’s!) favorite spots.

A Mini Home Tour - from Dwelling in HappinessIt’s not usually this clean. Like, ever. But Jade likes to sit and color (3 guesses on her current obsession??), and draw on her chalkboard. She even painted the “create” letters all by herself! I also hung up the words “read,” and “play” in other parts of the room too, all painted by Jade. It’s so fun when kids can be involved!

A Mini Home Tour - from Dwelling in HappinessAnd last is our master bedroom. I also have plans for this room, but for now its our relaxing retreat at the end of each crazy busy day.

Thanks for joining me on my mini home tour! I’m so excited to be back and share our home and future DIY projects with you. I’ll be posting around once a week, so be sure to pop back in and see what else is new around here!

Hope you all have a fabulous rest of the week! 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Out with the Old, in with the New – A Mini Home Tour

    1. Thank you, friend!! Yes, it’s been a looooon time but I’m finally back! 😉 We needed a little coffee area and that random wall space was perfect!! Hope you are doing well. 🙂

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