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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Home Sweet Home!

It's time for Boomama's Tour of Home's and I'd like to welcome you all to Casa kpjara...

I wasn't sure I'd recognize my front door. We always use the garage. This is the picture I took outside our home...and I'm pretty sure it's the front door!


You know me...I did a special effect on it..."Fresco" I think.

Come on in. Let me take you to the office, where I do my writing (when I write from home that is). It's where I'm writing this now. You've seen this room after we painted it in the spring...the "Green Room".

I love this room. I still feel the same peace I did when we originally painted it. The desk is 'new'. It's a $7.00 garage sale find that fit in my car...so it became my 'new' desk. It's got great bones and a nice shape with a beautiful color. I'm still looking for a reading chair for this room, so keep your eyes peeled!

The next space is the main 'living area'. In our home it's the only living/family room, and yes those are the 'girls'. That beauty in the front (the yellow one) is Mimi. She is a Golden Retriever -Cocker Spaniel mix. The little black and white 'runt' in the back is Bubba and she is mostly Rat Terrier, but mutt at heart. This is where we watch movies or 'veg' while daddy is at work or in school. I tried home-schooling them, but they only got to counting and basically just wanted to play...so clearly the brain function comes from their 'dads' side of the family, LOL!

Next is the kitchen and frankly this is more my husband's stomping ground. He does the majority of the cooking...though I do the 'baking' (uh, and I covered the refrigerator with magnets and pictures and 'stuff'. I DO love to bake: cookies, cakes, pies and pretty much anything on the sweet end of the food chain (chocolate or coconut are a bonus).

Finally is the "my choice" photo of a favorite room or spot in the home. I decided not to take you into my bedroom or the 'spare bedroom' because they just aren't done yet. The spare bedroom is actually a work in progress as we speak and I will 'blog' about it upon completion. Suffice to say it's going turquoise (walls) with a 'scripture' border (yes I did say Scripture, as in the Holy Bible). Hey, don't freak on me, I was originally going to do all the walls and the ceiling in the whole Bible, but decided it was too much work and I found this new comforter that is turquoise and lime green and royal blue! You'll see soon! It's slated for the Labor Day weekend project.

One of the favorite 'spots' in our home is the 'cross wall'. I collect crosses from places we've been and some are gifts and some are just unique 'finds'. Without further ado...the cross wall! I 'fresco'd' it as well! Strange how that light circle formed around them isn't it? I didn't do that intentionally, it just turned out that way in photoshop.

Thank you so much for visiting! I hope you enjoyed this visit to Casa kpjara...and ya'll come back! Next time we'll have coffee and fresh cookies, k?

Have an awesome Friday!

50 comments:

Chaos-Jamie said...

I have another friend with a cross wall and I love both of them!

You've gotta come over. I have a scripture border kitchen. "Let the words of my mouth and the mediataion of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, oh Lord my strength and my redeemer." Just because I can type it by heart doesn't mean I read it nearly often enough!

Tess said...

as one blogger to another, your desk looks quite warm and inviting! I hope you find a good easy chair.

my post will be up tomorrow sometime.

Morning Glory said...

Thanks for the visit into your home. It looks so comfy and friendly. I'm especially jealous of the the fact that you don't have to do most of the cooking. Where did you find him???

Joy M. said...

Beautiful home KP! My mother has a faux beam across her vaulted living room that is about 8 ft. high. She painted a scripture on it and has angels all across the top of it.

Rebekah said...

KP - beautiful home! I especially like the cross wall. My husband and I had a life-transforming experience a couple of years ago at a conference and while there we bought a cross to remember the moment. We had talked about starting a collection but whenever we've travelled we just haven't found anything we liked. BUT - I now see what my future wall will look like!

Jane said...

this is lovely, thank you so much for sharing

sarah said...

Your home is beautiful. I love the office - that green is awesome. "Homeschooling" your dogs - LOL! My parents have a cross wall, too. Crisses from special events (weddings, baptisms, confirmations) and trips (I bought one for them in Jerusalem), and gifts from friends. Your collection is great - lots of variety. Thanks for sharing with us!

HeyJules said...

I love, love, love the cross wall! I've been thinking about doing that down my main hallway. Now you got me thinking...

I also love the spring green room - beautiful color!

GiBee said...

Wow! Love the cross wall ... what an awesome idea!

Mrs Blythe said...

I enjoyed my tour, lovely pictures and I love your cross wall. Blessings.

shannon @ rocks in my dryer said...

Oh, the wall of crosses is fantastic. And that green wall? GREAT!

Overwhelmed! said...

The cross wall is my favorite! I love it! And I like all the fridge magnets too! :)

PEZmama said...

I have found a kindred spirit - someone who like to bake, and loves chocolate and coconut! (Now if I could just get MY husband to do all the other cooking...)

This is the second cross wall I have seen. And I have only clicked on three random "tour" participants. How funny. But they both look great.

Thanks for sharing!

Kristen said...

Love the cross wall! Love it all! Looks like you have a nice home! Maybe I should have participated in the bloggy tour of homes after all. Oh, well.

Jennifer said...

I love your $7 desk!! I was proud of my $10 or $15 tag sale find (also pictured in my tour), but you have me beat! Love the doggies, too.

Pickalish said...

I have a 'cross wall', also. Thought I was so original. Ha! Come by and check it out, looks like we may even have a couple of the same ones!

Michelle- This One's For The Girls said...

Loved your home--especially your green room! Thanks for having us.

Sue said...

Thanks for the tour! My hub loves to cook too! We actually do 99% of our cooking together...

Mama Duck said...

Just beautiful, thanks for sharing!

kaliblue said...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing:-).
Have A Great Weekend!!

His Singer said...

Oh darn. YOUR HOUSE IS CLEAN, TOO!! What's the deal here??? Doesn't anyone live in chaos anymore??? ;0)

Tammy said...

You have inspired me...I had been thinking on collecting crosses and this cinches it!!
Lovely, lovely place you have there!
:-D

Grafted Branch said...

So funny about your front door! I only wish we always came in through the garage...double strollers and other stuff are taking up my space. Ugh.

The lady who lived here before us had a wall for her cross collection. That wall has always seemed strangely bare since.

Grafted Branch said...

Ah! I didn't finish yet...

Sweet home, Kim. I especially like the kitchen color and...is...is that a STAINLESS STEEL fridge?! *happy sigh* Lovely.

Autumn said...

very pretty I love that bright green

PEA said...

Thank you for giving us a glimpse of your home...it's lovely and very welcoming:-)

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

So nice to see where you live. It is a cozy, wodnerful home!! I love the cross wall - and that green paint in the office is so fun! good score with the desk!

Chilihead2 said...

Isn't it great to see everyone's homes? I love the green room (that desk was find!) and the walls in the kitchen.

MommaB said...

Okay, am I the only one that is even slightly curious enough to ask? What the heck is that green 4-pronged thingy on your desk? Looks like a great therapy tool or something. I LOVE the color and wish I was in my own place to paint like that. Alas... my most daring color is the yellow and I'm sure I won't get my deposit back for it either!!! Thanks for the tour! Can't wait for my next visit!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Thanks for inviting us into your home! I LOVE your cross wall. It looks so cool!

We had a rat terrier when I was growing up. She was a good little doggie although a little high strung. ;-)

Wish I was brave enough to paint a room a nice exciting cooler - like your office.

Serenity said...

You have such a beautiful home and thats pretty amazing that the circle is there on your wall of crosses

Zephra said...

Thanks for the view of your home. Lovely fireplace.

Beckie said...

What a great, cozy home!!
I love your fridge.
Thanks for having me over.
Blessings! :o)

Lauren said...

Thank you so much for inviting me in and sharing your lovely home. $7 desk, that was a great find.

Sonia said...

What a beautiful home, KP.
Love your PC table and love to see Mimi and Bubba. I have a lovely mutt, Flora and she is part of the family too.
What a beautiful crosses collection and what an amazing light circle!

I am glad for your visiting at my home and I am also glad I "meet" you.
I have another blog, "Leaves of Grass" where I post another photos of my house and of my country, Brazil.

Have a nice weekend!

MugwumpMom said...

Enjoyed the tour! Your home is very nice, warm and inviting. Thanks for visiting mine, and am glad I got to visit your's. Will be back!

Heather said...

The cross wall effect is rather - um - effective isn't it? Thanks for the tour

~Jennifer said...

Beautiful home! Thanks for the tour, oh and I love your cross collection.

Laura said...

Awesome yardsale find! I love yardsales too. Thanks for the Tour, your house is very nice. I love the cross collection!

Susanne said...

Love the cross wall and that desk is a treasure!! Thanks for the tour!

Mountain Mama said...

Lovely home. I think the green in your green room is beautiful. It's so spring like. Thanks for the tour

smhgrace said...

Your home is so open and spacious! It's great. Thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

I love the way you've used color in your home. Very inviting. Thank you for sharing your world with us.

Faith said...

I love it all, but I really love the cross wall! AWSESOME! Thanks for the tour!!

Sarakastic said...

Like everyone else I love the cross wall, it tells everyone who comes in what you are all about, neat idea.

Nancy said...

Your $7 desk is great. Beautiful color and shape (as you said)!

I'll be back to see that scripture border. Neat.

I have two crosses in my office. I don't know how well they show in all the junk. LOL, But I really like finding colorful ones.

Jessica said...

Very pretty! :)

Shalee said...

That cross wall is a neat idea. I want to come and pet the girls! Thanks for sharing your pad with us Kim. That green wall is sooo you!

Stephanie said...

Did you find a premade border with scripture or are you making your own? I had a friend who had painted a verse around their door. It was very pretty and encouraging at the same time. Thanks for the tour.

Sally said...

thank you- love the cross wall