Friday, November 22, 2013

Home Tour: The Kitchenette

We love our kitchenette and we have definitely already put it to good use. This room is right off the kitchen and I absolutely love this space. 

We didn't have to do a lot to this room. My favorite part of this room are the plantation shutters. It was one of the first things I fell in love with about this house. We left the paint color the same and Kev added the television. We also re-stained and re-surfaced the hardwood floors and added new quarter-round. 

Not gonna lie -this is my second favorite room in the house. I got the idea from a Ballard's catalog to do a couch around a kitchenette table. I love the's cozy and comfortable. We eat the majority of meals in this room and I love that it feels so homey. 
Added bonus that our TV swivels and I can view it from any angle in the kitchen while I am preparing meals. 

Jute Rug: Pottery Barn
Couch: Arhaus (we actually bought it used from our sellers)
Pillows: Target and House
Lamp and Chevron Shade: Target
Table and Chairs: Overstock
Monogram W: House 
Horse Print: Local Art Gallery in Lexington 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Florida/Georgia Line Concert

Last month one of our favorite country music bands came to Lexington - Florida Georgia Line. Before the move, Kev and I had reserved a suite at the Whitaker Bank Ball Park for our friends to get together and join in on all the fun.

I made dinner reservations downtown at The Jax to get the party started. Although the service was a little below par, we still enjoyed each other's company. It was so good to see some of our nearest and dearest who we miss so much.

Was such a fun night. We got a little rowdy, but hey "that's how we do it around here" :-)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

1 Year Anniversary

Kevin and I celebrated our first anniversary over the weekend.
Our actually anniversary fell on Monday and we decided to celebrate a couple days early
Thanks to my Cincy gals Katie, Erin and Brittany for hooking us up with some great restaurant recommendations.
We eventually decided on The Celestial in Mount Adams and it was perfection. The amazing views of the city skyline were so pretty and so romantic.

I had shrimp and grits. We both got a laugh out of the server saying "well i sure didn't take you for a shrimp and grits kind of girl"
He clearly didn't understand that I am country gal living in the big bad city.
Kev had the most amazing balsamic chicken and risotto and ours sever brought us complimentary creme brulee. Yum!

My favorite part of dinner was when Kev pulled out a piece of paper that he hand written all of our 1sts in the past year, the highs, the lows and the most memorable moments. It melted my heart.

We then celebrated Monday with a happy hour after work and wedding cake.
We bought a fresh new cake top from the amazing Martine's in Lexington who made our wedding cake.
Her pistachio flavor is super popular and our fave. It was delish!

One year down and forever to go. I am so lucky to be married to this man. I love you Kev!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Home Tour - the living room

Welcome to our living room!
When decorating it I knew I wanted it to be neutral, homey and comfortable. I feel like we accomplished that. I love all the accents and natural light in this room

We originally wanted to hang our tv over the mantle, but it wasn't in the cards. It was going to call for some heavy work to make that happen. I love that it's not over the mantle now though. I love when you walk in through the entry that your eye goes to the mantle and a TV isn't there. I can just and fill it with seasonal decor. It also allowed for us to keep the room open and spacious. Added bonus - we have a small wet bar off of the living room. perfect for entertaining! 

Take a look around and let me know what you think. I adore this room! 

I still have up my neutral fall decor. This gal believes in no Christmas before thanksgiving :-) 

What we did:
Fresh paint - Sherwin Williams Nomadic Dessert
Re-stained and resurfaces all hardwood floors - color: dark walnut
New short shag carpet

What we plan to do:
back splash wet bar and add granite counter top 

Lamps: HomeGoods
Couch/Coffee Table/Media Table/Side Table: Ashley Furniture
Baskets: Pottery Barn and HomeGoods
Burlap Pumpkins: Pottery Barn 
Burlap Banner: Etsy Store - Party Patisserie
Leather Chair: Arhaus
Burlap Pillow: House (local lexington)
Clock above fireplace: Home Goods
Florals and Vases: Pier1
Round Side Table: Ballard Design 
Sofa Table: gift from my father and mother in law (local store) 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Old HouseTour

I still can't believe we said goodbye to our first home in 3 short years. 
I am so thankful to have these photos that Dana had taken for us for our real estate listing. I will forever have them as a keepsake of mine and Kev's first house that we mad a home together.

 Entry Way Foyer

Kev's office 

Front Entry and Office 

Formal Dinning Room 


Kitchenette Area 

Family Room 

1st floor Powder Room 

Guest Bedroom 

Guest Bathroom 

Laundry Room 

Guest Bedroom - served as the wedding planning room for a good  nine months

Guest Bedroom 

Master Bedroom 

Master Bathroom 

Master Closet 

Back Patio 

We will always miss the gorgeous farm that our house backed up to....nothing but green space behind us. 

and because i didn't have a blog back in 2010 when we built our house is a little trip down memory lane

Can't wait to start showing y'all pics of the new house.
Home touring starts later this week :-)

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