My Home Tour & 25 More Blogger Home Tours

Summer-Showcase-of-HomesMaybe you’ve already seen my home tour, but maybe, just maybe you are new here.  And…maybe you LOVE home tours so much, like me, and you want so see a ton of home tours!  Well, have I got news for you…I am joining 25 other DIY and Home Decor bloggers for a Summer Showcase of Homes.  This week, you will get the chance to snoop around some of the most beautiful and creative homes I have ever seen!  Be sure to check out the schedule with links to the other home tours at the end of my tour below!Painted Parquet Wood Floors   Now, on with my virtual home tour…  It’s important to me that you know that we don’t live in a large home, and that we truly live within our means.  We are a happy, close knit family, and we firmly believe that you don’t have to have a load of cash or a large loan to turn a not so pretty house into a comfy happy home….

I have two kids, a husband, a dog, and a cat, and we all live happily in a smallish house in Kentucky.  I love to make inexpensive and unique changes as often as possible!  So, let me show you around.  When you walk into our home, you are greeted by my favorite colors…blue and white.  We had the standard green front door and parquet floors that were in desperate need of some help, so I painted my parquet floors them to add a fun touch when you walk in!

Mom 4 Real Living Room1

Our foyer is quite small and leads upstairs or directly into our living room.

Our home is all about being comfortable…I want my kids to crash on the couch after a long day at school and put their feet up, so slipcovers are a must…plus, I mentioned the dog, right?

Wine Cork Coffee Table

I recently made this cork topped coffee table…well, I didn’t make it, but I did give it the new top.

We definitely like to keep it unique and interesting around here.

Chalkboard Above MantelI adore decorating our mantel when the seasons change…right now, there is this huge chalkboard that used to be a mirror with some shells, a wine cork monogram, and a couple of plants.  You could come back tomorrow, and it may be totally different!

Dining Room at Mom 4 Real

Our living room leads opens up to our dining area.  I used a mix of aqua and white to keep the flow of the living room going.


I told you things change here often…not sure if you noticed that the table is completely different here, and you get a little peak into our kitchen.

I told you I like blues…baby blue, navy blue, aqua…

Open Kitchen Cabinets Painted on the Inside

I recently painted our kitchen cabinets white, and ended up taking some of the cabinet doors off and painting the insides a gorgeous deep aqua.

Chalkboard Menu

 I added beadboard backsplash and a fun little chalkboard menu.  You can see the full before and after by clicking HERE.

Breakfast Nook - Aqua and White

Our kitchen connects to a teeny, tiny breakfast nook that shares the same theme.  This is my favorite spot in our house!

Mom 4 Real Patio

Right outside our breakfast nook door is our patio…it is small as well, but perfectly intimate.  We spend all the time we can out here as a family.

I wish I could show you all of my flowers, but they are not blooming quite yet!

Cottage Bedroom Reveal at

I’ll conclude this little “snoop session” with a little peak inside my daughter’s new bedroom.  She caught the aqua bug as well, and I couldn’t be happier!

I hope you enjoyed peaking around our home, now I wish I could just invite you all to hang on our patio with me!

Now…go check out the other 25 fabulous homes…

Monday, July 22
Atta Girl Says
The Happier Homemaker
Rain on a Tin Roof
Better with Age
Top This Top That

Tuesday, July 23
Mom 4 Real
Cedar HIll Ranch
Practically Functional
While Wearing Heels
French Country Cottage

Wednesday, July 24
The Lily Pad Cottage
Marty’s Musings
Confessions of a Plate Addict
Town and Country Living
Adventures in Decorating

Thursday, July 25
Good Life Of Design
A Stroll Thru Life
Worthing Court
Back Porch Musings
The Rustic Pig

Friday, July 26
Our Southern Home
The Everyday Home
Recreate and Decorate
Vignette Design


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  1. says

    Love your home, really enjoy the light touches of blues around. Thanks so much for sharing it all with us. :-) Have a blessed day.

  2. says

    Your home is so pretty, Jessica! My favorite….the open shelving in the kitchen! Love that inside color….such great contrast! Thanks for the tour!…hugs…Debbie

  3. says

    You have a charming home. My grandaughter spied the American Girl dolls in Kates room.
    How Many does she have?

    • says

      Thank you so much, Linda! She has 8…we even built a house for them last week! That’s all she asks for when her birthday and Christmas roll around. How about your grandaughter?

  4. says

    I love how bold you went with your aqua blue. I smile everytime i see your kitchen nook since we have the same exact table. Thanks for having me over today. See you soon.

  5. says

    I love your home, Jessica! The colors … the character … the creativity that flows … and, your gorgeous pops of blue! Your beautiful kitchen makes me happy! And, I covet your inviting outdoor space! (And, what fun your daughter loves blue as much as you do … her room looks awesome!)

  6. says

    Your home is wonderful, thanks for sharing it with us. You made me chuckle….”remember I have a dog”….lol I can relate sister!

    Thanks again and have a great day!

  7. Peggy Thal says

    Sweet tour! Thank you for a peak in your home. Love the aqua color.

  8. says

    I’m loving the blues! You have a very bright and cheerful home… thank you for sharing! :)

  9. says

    Love your home. Love all those blue accents. You daughters room is adorable. So far it is the most cozy one I have seen. Thanks for the tour.

  10. says

    Love your home! Love how you’ve created a home that his charming, warm and loved. Thanks for the tour! ~Delores

  11. says

    Pretty.. pretty!!!
    Thanks for allowing me to peek in Jessica. Luv the pops of blues.
    Hugs, Gee

  12. says

    Yep I love your home! Of course the colors are he same as mine but your home is so sweet and welcoming! And how did you get your daughters room so uncluttered? You don’t want to see my daughters’ rooms!

  13. says

    I adore your home. . .family friendly decor, indeed!!!
    Your continuation of aqua blue accents is stunning throughout your living spaces!
    Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us, dear one!

  14. says

    Jessica, I love your use of blue and white in your home. The checkered entry floor is a favorite of mine. LOVE checkered floors!! Such a good idea to remove the doors in the kitchen and the turquoise backdrop was a perfect choice. Love to see a home that has been lovingly decorated for the family that lives there!!

  15. says

    Your home is so pretty and full of life! You can certainly tell a happy family lives there!~~Angela

  16. debbie says

    As a fellow Kentuckian – bravo!!! I don’t have blues in my home, but love how clean and cool your house feels. Love the pop of color in your kitchen.

  17. says

    Your home is lovely. Your living room has a YHL feel, it reminds me of their first house. I love that cork table. Your daughter’s room is a happy bright space. I think your breakfast nook might be my favorite, though. Really lovely, inviting and warm house.

  18. says

    Hello, I came over by way of Pat’s Back Porch and am glad I did! Your aqua touches are lovely and I especially love your kitchen and breakfast nook–I can see why it’s a favorite spot in your home.

  19. says

    Your home is beautiful! We don’t have a large home either and I couldn’t agree with you more – you don’t have to have a boatload of cash to make something beautiful! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  20. says

    I adore your home and style~so pretty!! The colors are gorgeous together! Sharing away!! :)

  21. says

    I love your home!! We have a small house too and live within our means, as we have 5 kids and some pets as well.
    Your home is very warm and inviting !!

  22. says

    I have always enjoyed your home and tour Jessica. Your colors are so warm, fun and friendly. Just the way a home should be.

  23. says

    Love your precious home – you have made it so cozy and cute. I love your daughter’s room so much, too!

    Well done, just love it.

    I myself just yesterday started sharing my home with blogland…..a true first for me, as my home was always just part of the backdrop before yesterday. What fun, you all inspired me to share too!

  24. says

    I love your home Jessica…from the time you walk in that beautiful foyer with the floor you so beautifully did, to the amazing transformation of your kitchen cabinets, to your daughter’s most adorable room….you have done an amazing job decorating your home!..Love it!

  25. says

    Jessica, I always adore seeing your home and the special “Jess” touches that I love about you. You are the perfect example of creating a beautiful space on a budget. Love it! Thanks for sharing…xxoo

  26. says

    So fun seeing everything in one place! Can you believe you’ve done all that? What a great reminder huh? You’ve done so many wonderful projects!!

  27. says

    Jessica! Your home is gorgeous and so inviting. I love that cork coffee table you made. Off to check it out ;)
    Jamie @

  28. says

    Loved seeing your home tour! I really love all the aqua / blue it’s so peaceful and relaxing!

  29. Denise Z says

    Just found your blog from the home tour and have to say…I think your house is my favorite! It’s cozy, it’s welcoming and I’d feel right at home here. I’ve bookmarked a couple of your projects and will be giving them a try! Thanks for the tour and letting us visit.

  30. says

    Your home is lovely. I love the blue front door and the way you painted your foyer floor. I really like how you have continued the blue throughout your entire home as it really ties everything together. Thanks for the tour!
    Thanks, Patty

  31. says

    You know I love your home! But what I love most is that you are content with smaller and less expensive! You are teaching your kids such a great lesson in contentment and that’s so much more than all the DIY projects! Can’t wait to see you, girl!

  32. says

    Okay love, love your home!! It looks gorgeous but like real people live here. Your chalkboard over the fireplace is my absolute favorite photo you have shown. Loving being on the tour with you!!

  33. says

    Hello — I thought all through your home that I had never been here before and then when we got to your kitchen nook — aha! I had been here through a link party. I enjoyed the tour and thanks for having us over!

  34. says

    I so enjoyed peeking around inside your lovely home, Jessica. You’ve done a masterful job of creating an oh-so-pretty and inviting home for your family!

  35. Denise Z says

    OK, it’s official…after a week of touring all the homes…yours is still my favorite!

  36. says

    I love your house. Thanks for showing it and I pinned your kitchen. I am moving into base housing in Tx and can’t really change anything permanently. So the thought of taking off some cabinet doors and maybe lining the back with paper will give it a personalized look.

  37. FABBY says

    Your house is beautiful Linda, so warm and inviting at the same token! I totally love your kitchen, it’s lovely! Thanks for the wonderful tour. Big hugs,

  38. says

    Jessica, I’m just getting around to seeing your home tour. Your home is just beautiful! I love how you say that you want your kids to be able to crash after school and just relax! You have one of the most awesome and well recognized kitchens in blogland, and you know what? I bet that oven door is super clean!!!



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