OUR FAMILY ROOM.

In a previous post, I showed you our living room, which also serves as the room I bring photography clients for their Order Appointments following their photo shoots.  However, we do have a separate Family Room, right off our Kitchen, where we do most of our hanging out.  This Family Room and the Kitchen were a section of the house added on a few decades later after the home was originally built in 1951.

One thing  that we love in the Family Room is our projector on the ceiling.  Instead of having a TV, we project our Apple TV onto the entire wall.  And with the surround sound speakers Stephen installed, it’s fun because it feels like a movie theater in our Family Room at night.

What I don’t show you in these photos is the side of the room that has all of Bara Faith’s playmats and toys scattered everywhere.  Because who loves showing the actual mess? Haha! But this room is definitely getting taken over by all things baby, that’s for sure!

The previous owner used this room as a game room, and I’m still amazed that we were able to get the walls white after this room being blood red before.  The “before” photo is at the end!

Sofa from American Signature Furniture. “K” from Hobby Lobby. Coffee table from IKEA.

Pillows from Home Goods. Drapes by Vickie Morehead.

Tray from ZGallerie.

Most of the bookcase decor from World Market.

Bookcase from Target.

Lamp from Target.

And now the BEFORE photo of how this room used to look in all its red glory as the previous owners game room!

OUR FARMHOUSE KITCHEN

What a crazy week it’s been.  A few nights ago, we were getting ready for bed, and suddenly the sky lit up like daylight, thunder and rain started, and down came crashing another two oak trees in our backyard coming within feet of hitting our house!  A random and sudden tornado hit Jacksonville with the storm that swept across the south starting in Louisiana the day before.  We are so grateful that we are safe AGAIN after first going through Hurricane Matthew last October, but man, this little farmhouse keeps taking a beating with all these storms.  With debris now all over the place, I’m so sad to say that my yard no longer looks like it did in the first post when I gave you the outside tour.

Meanwhile… to continue on with the tour of the inside. One of the things I loved most about this house was the country kitchen. This kitchen was added on at some point later after the original house was built in 1951.  In the first picture, you are looking into the kitchen from what is now the butler pantry that used to be the original very very small kitchen.

In pictures I’ve seen of this add on kitchen throughout the years, it once had all pea green cabinets.  When we bought the house, the cabinets were white, but the walls were the pea green color still.  In my efforts to keep everything clean looking, I turned the walls white to match the cabinets. And of course added a chandelier.

This kitchen reminds me of my Aunt Ruby’s in her old Southern home up in South Carolina.  I have so many memories as a little girl running through that kitchen and sitting around with family at the middle table.  So when I walked in this kitchen, I saw the same happening for our family we were growing, and I knew this house was our new home.

Because, I mean, how could I not have a pink kitchen door? Or a chandelier?

We love this custom farmhouse table a friend of ours custom made for us!

A friend of mine made this sign to keep me reminded to always choose joy. And I love my Young Living Thieves dish soap, hand soap and fruit and veggie spray know I can clean toxic free!

I love these doors to the laundry room that came with the house!

I love my Young Living diffuser always sharing something yummy in the air to keep us healthy!

This hutch was passed down through the different owners of the home.

Our little coffee bar!

A day doesn’t go by that we aren’t using our Young Living essential oils!

The backsplash used to be superman blue. But I turned it black and white.

And as always, the BEFORE photos of what this kitchen used to look like!

Thanks for visiting!  More rooms in the tour to come next week…

THE BUCK FAMILY

A decade ago, I once shot this momma’s senior photos, and now she’s a wife and a mom to the cutest little girl.  Since her senior photos, she joined the military where she met her husband in Afghanistan and now are both back in the states with their little family.  I just can’t believe how quick time passes, but it was such a joy seeing this now mom laugh and snuggle with her sweet girl, who really enjoyed playing patty cake all through out the shoot!

Here’s some of the favorites below of this sweet family!