My Kitchen Tour & 25 More Blogger Kitchens Too!

Kitchen Tour and 25 More Blogger's Kitchens Too!Maybe you are thinking, Jessica, I have already seen your kitchen, why must you share again?  Well, today I am participating in a fun kitchen tour with some of my best blogging friends, and we have a super awesome giveaway for you.  Last month we did a tour of homes, and it was so much fun that this month we decided to do a tour of kitchens.  I hate to tell you, but you may be getting the short end of the stick with me.  My kitchen is not magazine worthy…it’s family worthy.  We live here.  We eat here.  We pile up dirty dishes here.  And…right now our kitchen is kind of a disaster…it’s going through a few changes…again.

You’ll notice that our kitchen is quite bold.  It’s fun!  I had painted our cabinets white a few months before this photo was taken, and loved it.  I kept seeing open cabinets every where and decided one day to see if I could make them work for our kitchen.  I took the doors off of the cabinets, painted the insides my favorite shade of aqua, and immediately felt vindicated!

Granite Painted Countertops

This photo was taken when I painted my counter tops with faux granite paint.  It completely changed the look of our kitchen, but didn’t stand up to the wear and tear of our kiddos.

Our kitchen is constantly changing…like every single day.  In fact, right now, the upper cabinets look the same, but the counter top is being changed as we speak, a new sink is being installed, and well, who knows what else will be changed by the time I’m finished playing around…I promise to share by the end of September!

Chalkboard Menu

This little menu chalkboard is one of my favorite details in our kitchen.  I had been longing for a window above my sink, and since the only view I would get through a window here would be my living room, I decided to add a chalkboard instead.  Kate added a little message to the left hand corner that makes me smile every time I see it.

Frosted Mason Jar Vase by Mom 4 RealHere is a little before and after of the faucet…this one I didn’t love, but lived with…

Pfister Faucet Pasadena

And here is the one I installed all by myself a few weeks ago…isn’t she a beaut?  This is the Pasadena by Pfister, who is offering a faucet as a giveaway at the end of this post!  I am installing the sink next week which is actually kind of backwards, but that’s just the way I roll.

openkitchencabinetsaquawhite1That’s the just of it for me…practical, functional, and fun!  So now that you see that our kitchen is smallish, I am going to share our dining area and breakfast nook since they are extensions of our kitchen as well.


We have a square bar height table that we just love.  It’s so us.


This is where we laugh, share our day’s stories, and enjoy time together.  Sometimes you will find a few giggling girls here whispering about Nial from One Direction, and other times you’ll find a few teenage dudes inhaling pizza like they aren’t going to make them anymore.


Then there is the breakfast nook…once upon a time it looked like this.  Just the perfect space for a mom to have her coffee in the morning, but alas, it was not meant to be.


Since our home is smallish, I ended up needing some space to do my crafting, so I turned it into a temporary office.  Then….

Back-To-School-Homework-StationI missed my little round table so much that I brought it back in and turned our nook into a homework station, and well,  a sweet space for me to do my crafting as well!

Didn’t I tell you that things change around here A LOT?  I wasn’t kidding.

Before Middle After

This is a before, after, and after again shot.  So what do you think?  Much better now, right?  And totally real.

Thanks so much for hanging with me…I hope you’ll hang out for a bit and take a look around!

Blogger Kitchen Tours and 2 Giveaways

Be sure to take a look around at some absolutely beautiful magazine worthy kitchen tours…

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While Wearing Heels

The Creek Line House

Back Porch Musings

A Stroll Thru Life

Recreate and Decorate

Worthing Court

The Happier Homemaker

Rain on a Tin Roof

Mom 4 Real

Town and Country Living


Friday, August 23

The Everyday Home

Good Life of Design

French Country Cottage

Marty’s Musings

Adventures in Decorating

Cedar Hill Ranch

So Much Better With Age

Our Southern Home

The Lily Pad Cottage

Fox Hollow Cottage

Stone Gable

And now for the giveaway!

Kitchen Tour Giveaway!

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  1. says

    You do not think your kitchen is magazine worthy? I certainly do! It is beautiful and it is real!

  2. Ric says

    Love the Kitchen……so you don’t recommend the faux granite? I was planning to buy some this weekend.

  3. says

    I can tell this is happy kitchen and it made me smile as soon as I saw that bright happy turquoise on the back of your kitchen cupboard. You have made it fun and functional, Great job,

  4. says

    Thanks for the great tour of your kitchen and I can’t wait to see the updates when they are finished. I like what you did with that pop of color in your open cabinets!!


  5. says

    You know I adore your kitchen Jessica, every last detail, color and craft you have done and shared!~ My tour goes live tomorrow, not today:(

  6. says

    Vindication noted–LOVE the aqua! I’m visiting as many kitchens as I can today…just the pick-me-up I needed after a long day of teacher workshops!

  7. says

    You aren’t kidding, things do change a lot around your kitchen. With each change, it seems to be even more interesting and stunning. I love the turquoise in the cabinets and the little accents of turquoise throughout. Your kitchen just makes me happy. It’s bright and colorful. And, I adore your crafting area…and that your girls enjoy creating there as well.

  8. says

    Wowee! I didn’t realize that you’d made so many drastic changes to your kitchen. Go you, lady! You’re a painting machine!

  9. says

    I love you are real and love your family and are such FUN!

    I also love you keep changing, because, well, it is FUN!

    Your girls are beautiful – and that was pretty danged sweet of her to write that message for you to see while doing the dishes. Totally good Feng Shui! : – )

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  10. says

    What precious little girls!!! It was worth giving up your little spot for them… oh, look how sweet they are working!!!! WHat a bright, full and fun-detailed kitchen! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the accent colors with the white and how you make it a true heart of your home!!!! Jessica, no wonder your blog is Mom 4 Real! You are the real-decorating deal! LOVE IT!

  11. says

    Love your kitchen tour! You can just feel all the laughs and love that lives in your space! Love the aqua!!~~Angela

  12. says

    I love it when bloggers show their “real” rooms because truth is…we all LIVE in our homes and they have to function for us! I believe in practical spaces that function…and they can be beautiful too — just like yours! Very pretty! I love your colorful touches and I’m anxious to see your new counter tops and sink! :)

  13. says

    Your kitchen is lovely, and not a short end of the stick either lol. I love how fresh and bright it is and aqua just happens to be my favourite accent colour as well.

  14. says

    You did a fantastic job on your kitchen, I can’t believe your counters aren’t real granite that is so amazing! I love the white with the blue so pretty!

  15. michelle says

    ur kitchen is amazing!

  16. says

    I just love your kitchen, Jessica! Every time that I see it, the strikes me as such a happy, bright and fun space filled with lots of love. I had no idea that was a granite paint treatment on your counters. Interesting that it didn’t hold up well. Can’t wait to see what you’re up to next in there.

  17. says

    You have done an amazing job, gal! And I love that you don’t hide everything away for the pictures. I might possibly have done that ~hanging head in shame~ A place for everything and everything in its place. You’ve done that efficiently and beautifully.

  18. says

    Hi, Jessica

    What a beautiful kitchen and I love your nook area too. Hope all is well.



  19. says

    Oh friend I adore your kitchen! I love blue and love that you use it all over your spaces (like I do!)…just perfect. Your daughter thinks your pretty…..aaaaawww!!! Precious! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  20. says

    Loved your kitchen tour, Jessica! Love the pop of color ;)
    Jamie @

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