Thursday, May 7, 2009

My LIVING ROOM-Show us where you live FRIDAY!

NOTHING HAS CHANGED FROM LAST YEAR SO I am REPOSTING-ENJOY!

I am once again joining KELLY and participating in...... This week is LIVING ROOM WEEK! As you walk in our front door, this small living room is to the very right of the front door. I got this piano FREE off Craig's List. We covered our old popcorn ceilings with wood to match the new part of our house.Another view of the old living room. Hard to remember back to when all 9 of us crammed in here to watch TV and rock babies!Our house is ALL OPEN-this is the view of our GREAT ROOM from the front door. As you can see our kitchen, dining and living room is all in ONE-BONUS!
The thing I remember when I look at this pic is when THE CAPTAIN and I laid all this flooring (1600 sq ft) with 4 babies in tow-VERY INTERESTING to say the least.
I LOVE my black leather sectional-a MUST with 4 toddlers. PUKE, POOP, MILK, PEE, it all just wipes right off-so worth it!To the immediate left as you enter the GR is "THE PARKING SPOT" for all the riding toys. YES, we let our kids ride them all over this room like maniacs!
The ECHO will give you an instant headache if you aren't careful!I love our wood burning fireplace...MANY a S'MORE has been made here! ANOTHER VIEW.The view from the kitchen...One of my favorite items... Since my hubby is a pilot, we got these nifty "propeller" ceiling fans.
The blades go opposite ways when they are on-very COOL!I love our twig themed lighting from MENARD'S!I love the personalization of our fireplace with the "K" in the center.This cow skin rug came straight from BRAZIL..OFF EBAY :) LOVE IT!We found this clock out in one of the grain bins shortly after we moved here. My FIL can remember it being in use. Looks great on our mantel.This picture taken from the fireplace. You can see my command center in the background.
Behind the hanging star are 3 more rooms that we want to finish off one day into a loft.The name of the town we live in is actually HOME-yes its true. So anything with the word home on it, I snag up. This is one of my favorite signs. I get most all of my signs, home decor from either Gordman's or TJMAXX.The Captain and I give God all the glory for our beautiful home.
For none of this earthly stuff belongs to us anyway.
It is all truly HIS.
Thank you Lord for all you have provided for us.
Hope you enjoyed the TOUR!


51 comments:

Sugar's Mommy said...

I love the "having both" sign. Your room is HUGE. How much fun do your kids have there??? Ha. Thanks for letting us look.

Hope said...

That is an amazing layout! Beautiful!

Rachel said...

I love all that woodwork!

Mare said...

Oh my goodness I'm so happy you posted your home! It's gorgeous! =)

Heather said...

Your rooms are awesome!! So pretty and so very open!! Love it and you do such a great job!

Michelle said...

I love your great room - It is so open and spacious but probably needed with 7 little blessings !!

Thanks for sharing !

Stephanie said...

Wow! You're amazing and so is your home! I'm an instant fan!

Embellished Bayou said...

Wow, beautiful! I love the ceilings and the fireplace.

Jenny said...

What a fun room! I love it

Kristen said...

your living room is beautiful! just stumbled on your blog and wanted to say hi! Your children are beautiful as well!

creative gal said...

Beautiful!! Beautiful! :0) I love the parking area for the riding toys.

Cheri said...

Wowza!! Stunning. You must be so thrilled!

Midwest Mommy said...

I am in love with your great room!

Kelly said...

LOVE the huge open space - how perfect for your family!!!!!
Love the monogram on the fireplace!
Beautiful home!

Amanda said...

Wow! I just love how big your space is!!! It's wonderful!

Molly said...

Thanks for the comment on my living room. Your story is amazing, I'm definitely going to start following and keep up with you guys. It's amazing what God has done in your life with all those children, you are truly blessed! What part of KS are you in?

Andrea said...

ok, I can no longer come visit your site. It causes me to sin....LOL I am SO coveting! What a beautiful home you have, love the open spaces and the wood. And most especially the parking spaces. I'll bet the kids LOVE it! ;o)

Kristine said...

Beautiful Living Room
Beautiful family!

My favorite part is the fireplace!

Kristine

Watts Family said...

Wow! Just gorgeous....family and home! We are about to build our home in the country and I can't wait. You have given me some great ideas. Have a Happy Mother's Day!

Many Blessings,

Amanda

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Loved taking a peek inside your beautiful home again!

What fun the children must have riding around. We certainly don't have that space in our home - but we do enjoy our property!

You did a great job together redoing the house! It is gorgeous!

Love and HAPPY MOTHER"S DAY!
Jill

THE Stephanie said...

Just beautiful, Jen!!

Tickled Pink Talk said...

What a GREAT great room! It is really beautiful. Thanks for opening your home for us. :) Oh, the "K" in the fireplace is a great feature.

Mary Ellen said...

You've done an amazing job with the house. It's spectacular, but I have to say the best part is knowing all the love, fun and faith that is within.

A Happy and Blessed Mother's Day to you!

Frugal Jen said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! What a beautiful home you have!

Chelsa said...

love the big fireplace! love the openess too!

Dianne said...

First of all, thank you so much for stopping by my place. I love the layout of your home and what fun you guys must have there. Yes, all is from God's hand, isn't it? He has blessed us also but I love the old phrase that says, "The man who has God and everything else has nothing more than the man who has God alone." How true!

bearhugs2u said...

Hmmmm...this room looks familiar...have a great Mother's Day........love you more!!!

Miss Lila in Atlanta said...

Good afternoon from Atlanta, GA

I found your awesome blog from Kelly's Korner. I don't have blog
yet. I'm hoping to start one soon.
I have spent the entire morning going back to the beginning of your blog and reading all about your family. I'm in AWE. You are some kind of family. God Bless You.
I hope you don't mind me following along with your family. My name is Lila Huggins and I live in a little suburb of Atlanta. My hubby and I have been married 36 years. We have two grown daughters and 8 beautiful grandchildren. We are also all Christians and so I feel a kinship towards you and your family.
I can't wait till your next post.

God Bless you, the Captain and the wonderful kids.

Miss Lila in Atlanta
lilahuggins@gmail.com

Pam said...

Wow, huge. I love it. Nice fireplace. If you ever sell I hope you find someone with a K. I would live there anyway though.

Angel said...

Your house is beautiful....I love the open-ness of it! And I love that you let your kids ride their toys around. What's a house if it isn't a home first right?!

Lindsey said...

Your GR is AWESOME and perfect for a big family!!!

Tessa said...

I love the K on the fireplace ... and the treasures that you find on your property! I truly cannot imagine having such a huge space or trying to lay that much floor with that many children! Amazing!

Sar(Mrs.Teddy) said...

That great room is amazing! You have done a wonderful job!

Pink Slippers said...

You have GREAT space.
Your home is very spacious.
Wendy

Jen said...

I love your house!!! I especially think it's fun to see your "old farm finds" - seems like you're sitting on a treasure chest there. Fabulous!

Hicks Family said...

Love your big space! We are big fans of Menards, too!
Thanks for the nice comments on my blog! Thanks for the great ideas!

Sarah Dawn said...

Loved the tour ... so cozy and full of God's light. Thanks for sharing your home, your life, and your heart.

Hugs from Costa Rica,
Sarah Dawn

Summer said...

What a beautiful home! Looks so cozy!

Christa said...

Thank you for stopping by my page! I love the high ceilings in your living room and the open space! Its huge! Also, the lighting looks great!

Christa

Kim said...

WOW! Thank you for this peek inside your beautiful home! I love the "having both" sign! The woodwork is so warm and of course I love the "wide open spaces". Even with a house full you would never feel crowded! What a beautiful job you've done making your house and home! Happy Mothers Day!

limegreenmodern said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Kimberly said...

LOVE your living room and its openness! how on earth did you score a FREE piano off craigslist?!?! i am mighty impressed! blessings and happy mothers day!

Laurie said...

Your addition is spectacular truly! I enjoyed visiting! Love the K above the fireplace--so personalized! Awesome!

God bless you and your family!:)Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

Jen said...

what a great tour!

Kathleen said...

Amen on the couch. I love my pleather chairs and I can't wait to get rid of my couch. It will have to wait until all children are potty trained though. :)

Marian said...

Hi Jen, I'm new to your blog and I have enjoyed reading some of your older posts! You have a beautiful family~a living testimony of God's goodness! Your home looks warm and cozy...like I could come right on over and hang out and chat! I look forward to following along in your FULL journey. Stop by and visit anytime. Grace & Peace

Flamingo Mama said...

i just love it! we have a great room too...just not quite as great as your great:) we too have hardwood floors everywhere and we too allow our children to ride things and we too have headaches from the echos. good times:)

Lesli said...

Your great room is AWESOME!! I would LOVE to have a room that big!! You do a great job decorating, everything looks so nice!!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

GORGEOUS _ I LOVE LOVE LOVE that huge room!! and open kitchen!!!!

Wife to the Rockstar said...

OOOH. Love your house and the fact you let your kids ride around in there.

~SHO~ said...

What a perfect house for a large family! Love all of the wood. Simply beautiful!