Monday, September 11, 2017

Our Home

Today I'm sharing about our home and all the reasons I love it!

 We love where we live in Montana.  Even though I probably whine too much about not having a Target or a Starbucks... I am thankful for where we live!  The streets are quiet and the nearest freeway is about 60 miles away.  For the most part, we live in the country outside of a sleepy little town.

This is our little valley that we live in.  I took this picture from up on the mountain across the river from our house.  The only way in and out of the valley is to take the highway along the river in either direction.
Both my older sister and I built out in our parents hay field.  My Grandpa first acquired the land, and over the years, a good part of our family has settled in this valley.

 It's hard to beat these gorgeous mountains.  
This is the view from our front porch.

Here is our backyard.
We have tons of windows on the back of our house, because we don't have neighbors this direction.  We have tons of privacy unless someone is horseback riding or driving the tractor through the field.

We lived in town for the first couple of years of our marriage, and I missed living in the country so much, that Dan agreed that we could build out by my parents.  Bless his heart!  :)

We built this house 11 years ago.

Okay, so I've covered the outside of the house, now onto the inside of it.

My kitchen is one of my favorite spots in the house.  This where life happens.  Homework gets worked on, dinner is cooking, conversations are had.  No matter how comfy the living room is, the kitchen is the happening place in the house.

Even though white cabinets are the in thing right now, I still love my dark cabinets!  The moment I painted them white, dark cabinets would come back in style.  So I'm waiting this phase out.  ;)

Our living room...

I don't claim to be much of a decorator, but I like a simple and clean look.  I just want it to be homey.

Our bedroom is my getaway.  When I've had too much football, or Disney, or noise in general, I retreat to my bedroom with a book or my laptop.

Since this picture, we have repainted which I'm hoping to post pictures of soon.  It's long overdue.

All of these are reasons why I love our home, but the number 1 reason I love my home is because these people and their Dad live here.   Home is where the heart is, and these 4 have my heart!

Today I linked up with Erin.  Make sure and head over to her blog to check out the rest of the link-up. 

I hope you had a great weekend!



  1. Oh wow you have such beautiful views from your home! I agree that our family definitely makes a house a home.

    1. Yes! With them, my home could be anywhere! :)

  2. Build me a guest house so I can spend my summers there! This is insanely gorgeous! Love that you live on the land with so many family members!

  3. Oh my goodness, I cannot get over how beautiful your view is...oh my goodness. I tell you every time I have never wanted to come to Montana more. I have never asked, does your hubby work in town then? I am probably being too nosey but I am so curious. Your home is beautiful and I have dark cabinets too and I love them as well! I love that cozy fire place in your family room and all those beautiful windows. Thanks for linking up! xoxo ERIN

  4. What a gorgeous home inside and out. That view would feel like being on vacation every day. I love your fireplace and all the natural light. It's so wonderful that you live near family!

  5. Your house is beautiful! Montana is on my list, haven't been there yet.

  6. Your home is GORGEOUS!! We lived out west for 9 years and I miss it. Those views from your house are amazing. I love your big windows. My city doesn't have a Target either. I make due, but sure wish Target would come to me. haha

  7. Amazing views and you have a beautiful house!! Your views make me miss Montana ❤️

    1. Thanks! :) Oh man, we love our Montana views. I can definitely see how you'd miss it. Hopefully you have gorgeous views where you are!

  8. What a beautiful view!! And i love your style with clear surfaces and not too much clutter