I SPY: Around the Home

Eye SPY: Around the Home

This week’s theme–anything you feel inspired to take pictures of around your home. To get the caught up on the I SPY series, click here.

And now,
Welcome to the nooks and crannies of my home.

I Spy the first thing you’ll see when you walk into my home–a friendly reminder of my latest neurosis, no shoes inside.
{Stamped est. sign tutorial, hook shelf by Old and New Again}

I Spy our very first family portraits hanging over our couch.

{portraits by Brittany Davis}

I Spy baby-proofing on every door and cupboard.

I Spy lots of hidden treasures shoved under my TV stand by Baby W.

I Spy a framed picture of the “newlywed days”. 
The days of tan skin, no stretch marks and lots of date nights.

I Spy my favorite artwork.

{Family Rules sign by BOP, picture frame by Bed Bath & Beyond, Baby W painting by Modern Bird Studios, Cutlery Wall Art tutorial here}

I Spy leaves cut from old book pages.

I Spy a glimpse of my gray and blue bathroom.

{Sign by BOP, Anthro knock off ruffle shower curtain made by my grandma}

I Spy a sorry excuse for a pantry.  Sad, I know.
Are you craving Lucky Charms now?

I Spy the wall where I tested paint colors for our master bedroom…2.5 years ago.

I Spy a toddler playing, and the teeny tiny workspace where I write most of my posts.

I Spy a baby who wants his Daddy to feel better.

I Spy a baby who doesn’t understand what NO means.

I Spy the world’s fastest clapping baby–who is clearly very pleased with his disobedience.

I Spy the highlight of my day–a surprise brownie pop package in the mail, from a dear friend of whom I have never met face to face.

I Spy the power of a heart-felt note, and the thoughtfulness of true friendship.

{a special thanks to Britt and the surprise package she sent us this week too, it was oh-so-yummy}

I Spy a hubby determined to get out of the house, one way or another.

I Spy my forever, resting on our front lawn.

I Spy a home,
where love lives.

Please link up your posts below.
And pretty please include a link to LMM in your post so other can learn about our party.

Ashley Stock
I'm Ashley. Sometimes I craft, occasionally I cook, everyday I write, and I'm always Momma. This is my blog. I keep it real while still seeing the rainbows and butterflies in all of life's lessons.
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  1. Kimmie @ Sugar and Dots says:

    Super fun theme! When does the linky close? I'd love to write up a post on Thursday if possible…just discovered the party but have been a follower for a while. 🙂

    P.S. Tan skin and no stretch marks were way cooler than unwashed hair and flabby skin.

  2. Audrey Crisp says:

    So fun! What a cute home you have! Hope your hubby feels better!

  3. Ashley @ Little Miss Momma says:

    The party will be up for a week! So come join the fun Kimmie!

  4. Michelle says:

    such a great thing you have going! i am LOVING it!!! i'm already yearning to find out what we'll be doing next week!

  5. Oh I love this post! Hope your husband gets better soon!

  6. Romance In A Glance says:

    Wow…your decor around your home is beautiful! Love it! Such a great link up idea!

    I'm having a great give away if you're interested.

    Have a beautiful day!

  7. I love the collection of pics above the couch!
    Let me ask you: does your hubby let you have free reign in the decor department or does he give in put? just curious; mine definitely gives input!! (lots and lots…)

  8. Mrs. White says:

    Your home is just lovely! I linked up, but it is only a small photograph of my parlour. Thank you for offering this!

    Mrs. White
    The Legacy of Home

  9. It all looks great! And hey, you have a full pantry so it is not a fail!! 🙂 Hope your hubby heals up quickly and your son is adorable!!

  10. You have a very beautiful home. I like all photos. Love this post. Hope your hubby gets well soon.
    family pictures

  11. I LOVE this series. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share it with you! Did I miss the theme for next week? I hope there is one. I mean I already feel I would be lost without it! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE don't stop. (too much?) What I meant to say was, I'll be waiting patiently for the next cool thing you come up with.

  12. Ashley this is the sweetest post! I love this series! You tell the best stories!! 🙂

  13. wildchild says:

    the last two "i spy"'s are so sweet. a home where love lives is all kids need to grow up happy

  14. A Babbling Brunette says:

    I love that you still have paint samples on your wall! I tested paint in our guest room last weekend and felt bad that it was still like that! Ha! & your son is too cute!!

  15. Thid post is fabulous! You have a gorgeous home!

  16. Caroline says:

    How cute! I hope Hubby feels better soon.. knee surgery?

  17. I love this 'I Spy' idea! And also, I am in love with your home. So many cute, fun decorations.

  18. Hey- We have the same apron!
    Just linked up 😉
    pretty stuff!

  19. Mistakenly Misunderstood says:

    Love all of your pictures and the cutest baby! And now I am sitting at my desk totally wanting those Lucky Charms!

  20. Ry and Ally says:

    Stopping by from HowDoesShe! 🙂 Love your home! Can you tell me where you got your couches? I've always wanted white, but I've been too chicken! Do they stay white?

    Everything is beautiful!


  21. I can't wait to get home and take some snapshots of our house! this is so cute! I am in love with your blog- I'm a sucker for moms of little boys:) they grow up too fast!
    have a great day!

  22. such a sweet post. a few things look familiar {i could i spy them in my house too} baby locks!!! everywhere – im pretty sure your active baby and mine would cause chaos together.

  23. Alana Karl says:

    Love this theme. Just linked up a post with some pictures from around our house.

    Baby W is just too precious. Love the pics of him with his Daddy!!

  24. Candace Boice says:

    What a lovely post! Your home is beautiful–I love your family pictures over your couch. You have such a beautiful family. Thanks for sharing this 🙂

  25. Lil Mama Stuart says:

    haha I (always) love your captions. your shoe sign is a lot cuter than my husband yelling at everyone upon arrival to our place. and love your wall above the couch. this is a great series, thanks!

  26. Girl of The Grove says:

    I love your decor, Ashley. I may just have to copy your picture layout above your couches. Hope your hubby feels better soon. Hopefully, I will link up soon. : )

    P.S. Baby W is getting so big!!

  27. Thanks for the linky party! So much fun. I had fun going around my house trying to take good pictures (i need to work on my photography) =)

  28. Natalie at Charming Bliss says:

    I just stumbled on your darling blog and Twitter account. I'm now a follower! I have to say I love your family portraits wall and your bookpage leaves. Super cute stuff!

  29. Laura @ live.laugh.photograph says:

    love it! i have a super cool photo that you won't want to miss. it's about a little girl who is naughty! i'll post mine later on!

  30. Michell @ Girl In Air says:

    How FUN!! I can't wait to link up here!! Must find time……to play I SPY!

  31. Maricel Aziz says:

    I just want to tell you that you inspire me a whole lot. I've been following your blog but I'm not the type to leave comments, but today I'm changing that. I love your creativity and wittiness 🙂

  32. You are a great decorator…your photo wall is beautifully done!

  33. Nichelle @ Vintage Wanna Bee says:

    I hope your hubs feels better soon!!!

  34. Poor hubs. Hope he's up and at 'em soon.
    Love your house. It just looks so warm and welcoming and Southern CA!

  35. I love that portrait of you and Baby W…it's so sweet 🙂

  36. Heather Mullin says:

    I have to post mine later. I didn't get to do it today. But I will post it.

    Your husband has the thing on his knee that I had when I had surgery. The ice water thing that attaches to the ice machine that is in the ice water. THAT THING SAVED ME! I LOVED IT!!!!!! Sorry, just had to tell you that!

    [email protected]

  37. Nance Mommy says:

    Your house is so cute. I love all the little details like the leaves from the pages of books. And I LOVE your pantry. Mostly because I am jealous. I don't even have a pantry…I have to stick my can goods in every little spot I can find.


  38. Jayna Rae says:

    I love this idea. Thanks for hosting. I don't know what happened to my title. I titled it I Spy Home Edition and it changed to a link title for a different party.

    I hope your husband heals quickly.

  39. This post was so creatively cute! I love your shoes stop here sign. We have a pretty strict no shoes policy in our house too.

  40. Julianna says:

    What happened to your husband?? I am on week number nine since breaking my tibia/fibula and ankle. I can finally walk again, so I literally feel his pain… and yours! It really is hardest on the spouse! Good luck and sweet post.

  41. LOVE this – I will join the party later this week! love ya!

  42. I need to write up my post. How fun! I love everything in your house. Will you come decorate mine for me pretty please?


  43. Sundresses and Smiles says:

    Great post…such a fun glimpse into your life!

  44. Lexie Loo & Dylan Too says:

    I love this theme! Great pictures!

  45. Lexie Loo & Dylan Too says:

    I love this theme! Great pictures!

  46. You have some very cute things around your house! 🙂

  47. PeaceLoveApplesauce says:

    awww– great post!!

  48. ajs {of MN} says:

    hi! im a new follower! loved the pantry FAIL.. hehe this is what mine looks like as well- i have it on my list to organize ASAP… someday, when i have time. and also, i VOTE the blue shade for the master bedroom 😉



  49. hotpants™ says:

    I love that you tested paint 2.5 years ago and have yet to decide. Ha!

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  53. Hi,
    i was wondering what size is the canvas you used in the family portrait post with all the pictures above your couch? i am in love with the way you did that and want to do that in my home.

  54. Beautiful

  55. I LOVE the decor above the couch! What size canvas and frames did you use if you don’t mind me asking:)

  56. I love the wall with your first family portrait! Do you mind sharing the sizes of the pics and the canvas?

  57. Hi, I am TOTALLY in love with your above the couch photo organization with the candle holders. Any idea where you bought the candleholders? I have been trying to recreate your gorgeous idea but all the candle sconces I have found aren’t “just right….Thanks for the inspiration!!

  58. Where did you get the frame above the couch “All because two people fell in love”? Did you make it or buy it? I love it!

  59. I love the pictures above your couch. What size photos did you use? Are they a 16×20 canvas and the other four 5×7? or are they 8×10? I too would love to know where you found the saying frame below the canvas. Thank you!

    • Yes, I too am very interested on the info of photo sizes and where you got the all because two people fell in love sign? Looks great!

  60. Yes, I too am very interested on the info of photo sizes and where you got the all because two people fell in love sign? Looks great!

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  66. Laurabbface says:

    I would love to duplicate, “I Spy our very first family portraits hanging over our couch.” It’s absolutely gorgeous! What sizes are the frames you used? 11×14 & 20×24?

  67. What are the sizes of the photos you used around the bigger picture over couch?! I love the sign below it too, did you get that online?!?!

  68. Super fun theme!


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