A Tour Of Our New Humble Abode!

You’ve asked, so I’m delivering. 🙂 I’m SO SO SO super excited to finally give you all a tour of our new house, the one we finally just got all settled in to!  We’re still working our way unpacking all the boxes and it’s pretty much a disaster zone right now (I won’t be sharing those pics) but we’re so very happy as can be with it.  We’ve got a lot more space, live in a wonderful cul de sac neighborhood that is walking distance to an elementary school, and the closest shops are Target and Chipotle (can’t get much better than that)!

The front of the house, yay for a 3 car garage!

As you walk in, the first thing you will see is the living room with great big windows and a see through fireplace…

… that goes through to the hearth room (notice the hardwood floors, we got them refinished in a dark color, love it)!

Part of the hearth room is this beautiful built in desk which is like a mini mail collecting area, china display and working desk!

The hearth rooms opens up to one of my favorite rooms in the house, the KITCHEN… with granite countertops, a walk in pantry and double ovens!

We can’t forget about the little eat-in kitchen area where we have yet to find a table/chairs for~!

Here’s the formal dining room with beautiful wainscoting and ceiling details.

And it happens to be painted the same color as the master bedroom!  You can’t see it real well, but there’s a tall tray ceiling with rope lights if we want to make it ultra romantic and bowed out wall with 5 windows!

Here’s bedroom #2 which includes a full bath and a cool sitting area by the window.

Bedroom #3 is what we’re turning into the nursery! 🙂 Notice the painter’s tape as we are in the process of redoing this room before Baby a la mode’s arrival!

And Bedroom #4 which has a BONUS room off of it too, we’ll finish that room later~!

Hold your horses, we aren’t done yet!  Here’s a view of the walk out basement!  And yes, the old owners left us a pool table – suh-weet!  There’s also a mini-bar off to the left side as well.

The rest of the basement is a sweet entertainment space, that Marvin’s already been setting up to be his man cave.  Then there’s a whole other half of the basement that is all storage, but I’ll spare you of those pictures.

And lastly, are some views of the back of the house.  Here’s the deck off of the main floor and our BBQ grill’s new home.

Walaa!  There you  have it.  🙂

You can bet I’ll be blogging more about our home as we start decorating it.  It’s always so fun having a new space to design… although I know it’s going to cost us as we have more rooms and walls to fill then we’re used to.  We’ve decided that we’ll do it slowly but surely though, there’s no rush right now, except maybe the nursery!  😉


  1. August 29, 2011 / 8:21 pm

    I love it! Seems very bright and happy. 🙂

  2. August 29, 2011 / 8:38 pm

    Your house is gorgeous!! It is so beautiful as just a blank canvas, I can’t wait to see how it looks after you decorate it!

  3. August 29, 2011 / 8:38 pm

    Congratulations Sandy! It’s beautiful!

  4. August 29, 2011 / 8:43 pm

    wow it’s beautiful and so airy I cannot wait to see what you do with it

  5. August 29, 2011 / 8:44 pm

    It’s so beautiful! I love it. Can’t wait to see what you do with it 🙂 I’m already daydreaming about our next place – and we don’t even know where we’re moving in December! Ha!

  6. August 29, 2011 / 8:57 pm

    What an amazing house! I bet you’re super excited!! We’ve been in ours a month now, and we love it! Unpacking is proving to be a slower process than I would have hoped though… I hope yours goes much more quickly! 🙂

  7. August 29, 2011 / 9:02 pm

    Oh my goodness, Sandy! What a beautiful house!!!

  8. August 29, 2011 / 9:59 pm

    it is magnificent! i love all your open windows, room for tons of natural lighting. should definitely keep that wall color, too. can’t wait to see what will happen with baby a la mode’s room =)

  9. Sam Barbour
    August 29, 2011 / 10:01 pm

    Beautiful house Sandy!! Love all the windows in the eat-in kitchen. Can’t wait to see how you decorate it, especially the nursery! 🙂

  10. August 29, 2011 / 10:20 pm

    OH my goodness! I absolutely love it! It reminds me of my aunt’s home back in Atlanta, Georgia with the open basement and how the back of the house looks! I love it!

  11. August 29, 2011 / 10:26 pm

    Wow, what a gorgeous house!!!! 🙂 So many great memories will happen in your new house!

  12. August 29, 2011 / 10:32 pm

    Oh my gosh Sandy! When can I come visit?

  13. August 29, 2011 / 10:56 pm

    um, i’m soooo jealous! i’m going to bring a sleeping bag and camp out in the basement. i loooove your house, friend!!!!

  14. August 29, 2011 / 11:05 pm

    WOW what a beautiful big house, sandy!! love the deck and all that land in the back! i bet you’re really excited to decorate your new home now. 🙂

  15. August 29, 2011 / 11:15 pm

    it’s gorgeous!! we miss our old 3 car. i love the formal dining! the wains coating is awesome. and the backyard looks great (and like it needs some dogs 🙂 …ok, it all looks great! hope unpacking and decor go smoothly! can’t wait to see how it turns out.

  16. August 29, 2011 / 11:33 pm

    Your home is absolutely gorgeous! I cannot wait to see it with furniture and decorated! You are truly blessed.

  17. August 29, 2011 / 11:43 pm

    Your new home is absolutely gorgeous, Sandy! And soon you’ll have a cute little baby to put in it!! 😉

  18. August 29, 2011 / 11:50 pm

    IT IS GORGEOUS! Oh my goodness! Talk about a dream home. Congrats to you and your beautiful family!

  19. August 30, 2011 / 12:39 am

    look great and a place that you can fill with love!

  20. August 30, 2011 / 1:36 am

    What a gorgeous new space! Congrats on this purchase/investment!

  21. August 30, 2011 / 2:51 am

    wow you will have the most enjoying time to decorate that house in the next month now. i often dream to go living in a bigger place (bigger flat would be enogh) but this house is just soooo amazing! cograts!

  22. August 30, 2011 / 6:41 am

    What a gorgeous house!! It looks perfectly for your growing family! Congrats!

  23. August 30, 2011 / 6:57 am

    Holy giant house, Batman! It looks awesome! Congratulations!

  24. August 30, 2011 / 7:02 am

    Your house is super beautiful Sandy! I love all of the hardwood floors. So pretty. Just a suggestion to keep them looking nice, make sure you have the little pads for moving furniture without scraping your floor. A tip learned from our friends who just moved into their first house.

  25. August 30, 2011 / 7:21 am

    sandy your new house is GORGEOUS! and SO big! congrats!! you are going to have the best time decorating! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  26. August 30, 2011 / 8:00 am

    WOW! that is an amazing house, sandy; can’t wait to see what you do with your clean slate so to speak 😀

  27. August 30, 2011 / 8:08 am

    What a fabulous home! So much decorating potential :). I love the walk in basement and the man cave!!!!

  28. August 30, 2011 / 8:13 am

    such a beautiful house! have fun transforming it into a home. xo

  29. August 30, 2011 / 8:44 am

    Sandy, this is just beautiful! I love the kitchen layout 🙂 I can’t wait to see it with your decor in place! Especially the baby’s room!

  30. August 30, 2011 / 8:54 am

    oh my gosh, sandy, your home is so amazing!! have you ever seen the show house hunters? those photos look like all the homes the people on the show look at…really beautiful! 🙂

  31. August 30, 2011 / 9:14 am

    oh I just love it my dear!!! It is so beautiful and spacious!!! I can’t wait to see your little one’s room, I am sure you will decorate it just smashing!!!

  32. August 30, 2011 / 9:30 am

    Congratulations! It’s beautiful! – and huge! : ) I love the dark wood floors and all of the light. And wow, all of that space. It has really beautiful woodwork detailing too. And the trees are gorgeous.

  33. August 30, 2011 / 10:50 am

    This looks so amazing, congratulations!! Are you gonna post more pics when you get it all decorated and moved in?

  34. August 30, 2011 / 11:20 am

    a wonderful spacious home to start your growing family! it’s lovely Sandy 🙂

  35. August 30, 2011 / 11:20 am

    It looks gorgeous! I’m in love with your backyard!

  36. August 30, 2011 / 11:26 am

    It’s gorgeous!! Those type of houses in ca for run for major bucks!! I love that the basement goes right to the outside and all the architectural details. My husband’s company sells all those columns, wainscot, ceiling medallions, crown molding, etc. So it’s neat to see that stuff inside a home. Enjoy it!! It sure is beautiful~

  37. August 30, 2011 / 12:40 pm

    Sandy!!! It’s a beautiful home and I know you will do great raising baby a la mode there! Have fun decorating!!!

  38. August 30, 2011 / 12:43 pm

    Well, it’s just fantastic, Sandy! You are going to have so much fun decorating and setting up for Baby ALM. I know you are going to make it beautiful and I can’t tell you how happy I am that you and Marvin have such a lovely home in which to welcome your first baby. Congratulations! xoxo – g

  39. August 30, 2011 / 2:08 pm

    omgosh i am so jealous right now Sandy! the house is just fantastico! i love it! so when can we come to visit?!

  40. Cynthia
    August 30, 2011 / 2:27 pm

    Looks beautiful Sandy!!

  41. Amy
    August 30, 2011 / 2:38 pm

    What a gorgeous home!!!

  42. August 30, 2011 / 3:02 pm

    sandy, the home is gorgeous! i’m so excited for your little family! i can’t wait to have parties! congrats, you deserve it.

  43. August 30, 2011 / 5:48 pm

    wow beautiful!!! thanks for inviting us in! i looove your kitchen! yay congrats~!

  44. August 30, 2011 / 6:22 pm

    DANG WOMAN! Your house is GORGEOUS! I love every little detail about it and you are blessed! Love that you have a new home and expecting Baby a la mode soon. Such beautiful and wonderful things are going for you right now and I’m so happy for you! Can’t wait to see the process of you decorating either. HUGS! 🙂

  45. Mimi
    August 30, 2011 / 6:38 pm

    Your home is sooo cute!!

  46. August 30, 2011 / 8:13 pm

    Wow Sandy, what a beautiful house! Where are you living now? I can’t wait to see all your decorating projects!

  47. August 30, 2011 / 8:25 pm

    Sandy, the new house is gorgeous! Congrats again. Ah, new beginnings.. imagine all the new happy memories to be made here.. : )

  48. August 30, 2011 / 8:56 pm

    Boy, this is an amazing house. You sure get a lot more house when you don’t live in California. LOL

  49. Brandi
    August 30, 2011 / 9:10 pm

    You had me at Target and Chipotle but still that place is amazing! The things I could do with a kitchen like that…I totally love it. Congrats!

  50. steph
    August 30, 2011 / 10:26 pm

    Love love love!

  51. sooae
    August 30, 2011 / 11:22 pm

    HELLLO?!!! Can we say GORGEOUS~~!!!????! OMG!!!! Your new home is absolutely stunning, how blessed are you guys???? I can’t wait for the arrival of your very firstborn <3~~ sending lots of hugs and well wishes your way!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxxo

  52. Theresa
    August 31, 2011 / 7:03 am

    holy cow, Sandy! Nice digs!! Double ovens!!! The dining room is my favorite =) Guess I’d better plan a trip down your way to see it in person. Miss you lots!! Can’t wait for the baby!!

  53. August 31, 2011 / 9:43 am

    wow, what a great (big) house!

  54. August 31, 2011 / 3:19 pm

    Such fun! I can relate to the disaster zone as my husband and I just moved into a house a few months ago. Wishing you the best as you make it your own piece by piece!

  55. August 31, 2011 / 3:47 pm

    wow it is gorgeous!!! that back yard is to die for!! just made my cute little flat feel so small, haha!

  56. September 1, 2011 / 8:41 am

    What a beautiful home and it’s so BIG! Will you be showing more photos when it’s fully furnished?

    I can’t believe the amount of TVs in your house, so far I saw three.

  57. September 2, 2011 / 11:00 am

    Beautiful home Sandy! Omg its huge!!! Can’t wait to see it decorated. 🙂

  58. September 2, 2011 / 3:52 pm

    Your new home is gorgeous!!! I love it and know you do too! 🙂

  59. September 9, 2011 / 3:11 pm

    What a gorgeous house Sandy! Congrats! Can’t wait to see more of it.

  60. September 13, 2011 / 7:28 pm

    Congratulations! The place looks so amazing!

  61. Rebecca
    June 27, 2012 / 5:53 pm

    I just came across your site when doing a search for wainscoting. Your formal dining room is absolutely gorgeous. Love the details and the color is beautiful. I am thinking about ideas for redoing our master bedroom and your dining room totally inspires me. Thanks for sharing!

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