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A Peek into my Casa

The house stagers came to our house the other day. I was so nervous. Its so strange to have people come to your house knowing their job is to tell you everything that’s wrong with it. I cleaned and organized my little heart out in hopes of keeping their suggestions to a minimum.

Once the house was sparkling from head to toe, I realized I had never taken any pics of it before. Our home is nothing fancy, but over time, we’ve slowly filled it with things we love.

Here’s a peek into our living room. This is where we spend most of our time talking, watching television, and where M does most of her horsing around. My favorite part about this room is the fireplace. Its so cozy and heats up our entire house.

Pillows on the sofa hand sewn by yours truly 🙂

Our living room opens up to our little kitchen…

This where all the Weekly Bite meals are prepared….

My favorite part of the kitchen are my storage baskets on top of the cabinets. I purchased those baskets in 2003 from Pottery Barn.

I found the old school locker numbers about 6 months ago at a local antique shop. I attached them with picture wire.

My favorite oven mitts…

Our running grocery list…

My Texas license plate key holder. Inside are M’s bubbles and my apron. Hanging is M’s apron and a little bucket filled with chalk.

A view of the living room from our dining room…

And finally our dining room…

I have close to fifty more pictures of the house, but I figured its best to keep this post a respectable length 😉

All in all, the house stagers loved our house and the only big thing we have to do is move a piece of furniture upstairs. What a relief.

Stay tuned tomorrow for a simply & easy Valentine’s recipe 🙂

26 Responses

  1. Melissa Massett said on February 10, 2011 at 7:21 am

    You have a gift for decorating. You are one cool cat! So excited for your future endeavors. Change is good, remember that. I know you know that because you have handled it with grace, every time. I hope to see you guys before your move. We may be moving too, this summer. Still waiting for those silly orders.

  2. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on February 10, 2011 at 7:36 am

    Estela, the site looks great! Your house is incredible! I love the layout on the bottom floor and the decorations are beautiful. I had no doubt it would be. I love your style!

  3. Estela - Weekly Bite said on February 10, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Thanks Sarena 🙂

  4. Blog is the New Black said on February 10, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Your house is so gorgeous! I want to but it! 😉

  5. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on February 10, 2011 at 8:01 am

    i loved this! you should show how-tos on how you decorate, especially when y’all move!

  6. Estela - Weekly Bite said on February 10, 2011 at 8:03 am

    That would be fun to do 🙂

  7. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said on February 10, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Oh man, your house is awesome! You’ll have no trouble selling it, I’m sure! Especially if you post those picture on MLS.

  8. Amanda said on February 10, 2011 at 8:20 am

    So cute! I want a house like this when I grow up!! Can I just buy it now!? haha

  9. Rebecca said on February 10, 2011 at 8:31 am

    I love your house! It is just so cute inside. Those baskets are great. What do you put in them? I also think you are great at decorating. I will be needing your help in our new house. 🙂

  10. Lauren at KeepItSweet said on February 10, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Your house has such a warm feel to it, love that!

  11. Laura said on February 10, 2011 at 8:54 am

    What a great space you’ve got! Your house looks truly lovely but also very homey and comfortable. I especially like the above cabinet storage and the warm colors. Very sweet!

  12. April said on February 10, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Your house is warm! 🙂

  13. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on February 10, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Your house is gorgeous. I love your taste. It’s modern but also rustic–just how I want mine to be when I start buying grown-up furniture. (I won’t let myself do that until I stop moving every year!)

    I do have a question, one that I always wonder when I see these picture-perfect homes. Where’s your TV? Granted, they’re the ugliest part of a living room, but it appears you’ve hidden yours well, especially since your couch looks out at the kitchen. Reveal your secret!

  14. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said on February 10, 2011 at 9:47 am

    I love your space. I can see why it’s going to be hard for you to leave it. 🙂

  15. Nicole, RD said on February 10, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Love your house and love the new blog design!! Gorgeous on both accounts!

  16. Sarah said on February 10, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Your house is gorgeous, cozy, and inviting. You’ve done a great job making your house a home, and I have no doubt you’ll do a great job doing the same with your next house.

  17. Eliz@The Sweet Life said on February 10, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Your home is gorgeous–clean, crisp, warm, and lovingly decorated!

  18. Jen @ keepitsimplefoods said on February 10, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Your home is so gorgeous and inviting. Impressive decorating abilities! Love the baskets up top. I use something similar in my kitchen (vintage wooden crates) because we have zero kitchen storage space.

  19. Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) said on February 10, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Your home is so warm and inviting! Looking at the pictures makes me want to hang out in there. I love your fire place too! What a great job you did 🙂 My mantle has 4 black frames with pictures from our honeymoon in Yosmite and could use some Estela charm.

    I reorganized and cleaned the door of my fridge and was so proud I almost took a picture of it to post on my blog, but wasn’t sure how that’d be received since it’s a ‘recipe blog’ … I dunno, maybe the peeps would want to see what I keep in there…?

  20. Estela - Weekly Bite said on February 10, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Tracey – Our TV on a dark wood buffet table on the opposite wall of the fireplace. Its a standing flat screen. I’d prefer not to have it in there, but we have no choice. Putting it on a nice piece of furniture makes it look a lot nicer 🙂

  21. Lawyer Loves Lunch said on February 10, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us 🙂 I love the open layout between the kitchen and family room.

  22. Michelle said on February 10, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Love the pics…but do you STORE in the kitchen storage baskets?

  23. Michelle said on February 10, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    okay, that’s supposed to say WHAT do you STORE in the kitchen baskets…. sorry

  24. Estela - Weekly Bite said on February 10, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I store a lot of back issues of Food Everyday. Its one of my favorite recipe magazines.
    I also store some seasonal kitchen decorations like Valentine’s and Easter.
    We have a lot of silverware that we save for special occasions that stored there, as well as kitchen linens 🙂

  25. lynn @ the actor's diet said on February 10, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    i LOVE your house. can i sleepover?