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Monday, August 25, 2014

A Tour Through Blogland // Walker House

I'm really excited about today's post--I love all things home and decorating, and it's one of my favorite things to read on other blogs! Needless to say, I'm thrilled to show you a little glimpse into my home today. Welcome to the Walker house, I hope you feel right at home!


Madison from Wetherills Say I Do took us on a tour of her home last week, and this week, she's invited me to do the same! This house is so special to me--it's mine and Andrew's first home together, the first space that we called our own. It's been more than just four walls and a roof; it's a place where our marriage started, our relationship has grown, and where we've made countless memories already! I never knew how much I could love a place, but this space has a special place in my heart.

Our home is a constant work in progress--we may have lived here for a while, but there are still unfinished rooms, or rather rooms that I can't decide how to finish. So for today, I'll show you some of my favorite spaces in our house. And eventually, you'll see the progress we make as it comes. I love that about our home--I love that it's always changing. I always want our home to be a comfortable representation of ourselves, and I know I'm always changing, so I pray our home reflects that, too.


My favorite spot in our whole house is probably this couch. As silly as it sounds, that's where I do most of my blogging and where Andrew and I sit and talk at night. He makes fun of all the throw pillows I love, but I think it gives our couch character.


My first piece of furniture I ever bought was this coffee table--I fell in love with it and decided it was worth the money for a piece like this. It'll always be a part of my home! 

How to Spruce Up Your Space is one of my favorite posts I've written about how to freshen up a space on a budget!


My most recent purchase is this corner shelf--I've had a chair there up until last week, but then decided it needed something more. I perused a few local yardsales and found this almost immediately and had to have it! It looks perfect in that corner and adds just the touch I was looking for.


An area that I love spending time in? The kitchen. I'm not the greatest cook, but I sure try. This kitchen has seen some delicious recipes and some failures, too. Either way, I love that it's a place where the people I love can gather. 

A few of my favorite recipes that have been successful are my Chicken Enchilada Casserole and my Sugar-free Strawberry Pie! 


I collect pottery and love displaying it around our home. Just about any surface of our house has a piece on it, and I think it gives it a personal touch! When we moved into this house, I searched high and low for a hutch or display piece to put in our dining room. Right when I was about to give up, I spotted this one at an antique place here in Oxford, and knew it was the one. It's one of my prized possessions, too.


We have two guest bedrooms--one is still in progress and the other is the size of a shoebox, but we make it work. It seems to be the room people migrate to when they stay--it's cozy and comfortable, with warm splashes of color. 


A room that I wish I used more is our office/man cave upstairs. It's our "bonus" room, and a corner has been redone to hold my "writing space" but the rest is still unused and unorganized. Like I said, it's a work in progress, but we'll get there, one day! I do love my cozy office nook, though. It's so nice to getaway up there with a cup of coffee and a book. I do my best thinking in this corner.


I saved the best for last--our back porch. When summer rolled around, we decided it was time to clean it up and make it livable. It's been our favorite spot for get-togethers, date nights, and crafting. If I can't find Andrew, he's most likely out back, enjoying the porch. We've added a few things here and there, and my DIY pallet art fits right in out here.


I'm hoping to finish our bedroom and extra guest room soon! I can't wait to show you those as we complete them. I've got some ideas in my head, just haven't put them to use yet. But stay tuned, friends! 

Your next stop on the Blogland Tour will be with my blog bff, Brittany from Happy Is a Choice! We have so much in common--she's a newlywed who loves Jesus and coffee. I love her blog and love her heart! I can't wait to see what she has to share with us about their home.

What makes a house a home to you? Is it the things you fill it with? The person you share it with? For me, it's all of the above. I hope you enjoyed a little glimpse into my "behind the scenes!" Xoxo

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