Feature Friday: Golden Boys and Me

HI friends, it’s Friday again and that means another Feature Friday!

I just love to discover new bloggers and share them with you.  Today, it’s Courtney with Golden Boys and Me.  Courtney is married, with 3 boys and 2 Golden retreivers, hence the Golden Boys part of her blog.  She and her hubby live in the NJ suburbs of NYC and are avid DIYers fixing up 3 homes in their 19 years of marriage.  She says she loves to read other blogs and get ideas on how to do it themselves.

They live in a 1950’s split level and even though it’s not their first choice in house styles, they found that with the high price of real estate and taxes in their area, that this house was exactly what they needed for their family and have lived here for 8 years, fixing up many rooms along the way.  I think you’ll enjoy Courtney’s down to earth, comfy style, so enjoy the tour!

Coming in the foyer.

Everything feels so welcoming just inside the door.

The family room.  Courtney is definitely outnumbered by the men in her family, but she has managed to make her home feminine and comfortable at the same time.



Courtney says she shops mainly at Homegoods and Target and anything she does has to withstand daily use by 3 boys and 2 hairy dogs.  I’d say she’s managed to balance that out well.

They renovated the kitchen 6 years ago and it looks so cozy and welcoming.

They added the farmhouse sink during the renovation and removed 2 walls, opening up the kitchen to the rest of the space.

The family room looks like a great spot for those Goldens to hang out.

Goldens are such family friendly dogs.

Love the master in blue and white.

The renovated their master bath for under $7K, so you can check that out if you’re interested in that project. I love to see how people save money doing things on a budget.  We all have budgets, don’t we?

One of the boy’s rooms.

Love their outdoor spaces including a pretty pool!  What a fun summer for them!

I hope you enjoyed this tour of Courtney’s home at Golden Boys and Me.  I love what she’s done with her home and thought you all would as well.

Have a great Mother’s Day weekend!  We’ll be celebrating with Lauren and the girls this weekend, so I’m sure I’ll have pics to share.

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- Rhoda


  1. Thanks for sharing Courtney’s beautiful home! She has done a fabulous job…love her Kitchen! I am going to check out her blog and thanks for introducing her to me! Have a wonderful weekend with your family!

  2. Great feature! Courtney is one of my favorite bloggers and I enjoyed seeing this tour of her beautiful home! Enjoy your weekend!

  3. I follow her blog and just love her home and Ofcourse Her Goldens since I have two of them myself. Yes they are wonderful dogs!
    Was wondering how your dogs are doing ? Any pictures of them ?
    Love your blog as well and your sweet Mom and Dad
    Have a wonderful week end.

    • HI, Linda, we only have one dog, Mark’s dog, Holly. She’ll be making an appearance soon, she’s doing well and loves her backyard.

  4. Beautiful home! I love the exterior and interior!

  5. Very pretty house! The bathroom is so serene. I love the Fresh Baked Pies sign in her gorgeous kitchen!

  6. I love Courtney’s blog … have followed her for several years…. beautiful & comfy home !!! So glad to see that you featured her today !!!! Blessings to you & your family on this Mother’s Day Weekend!!

  7. Beth Mayberry says:

    Rhoda, this is one of the prettiest homes you’ve ever shared. Split level homes are a challenge to update. Courtney did a marvelous job!

  8. Thanks for sharing Courtney’s beautiful home! I loved it and really love her kitchen with that awesome stove and pot filler! Every room of her space speaks to me! I’m heading over to check out her blog! I just love Feature Fridays!

    • Yolanda Gordon says:

      Rhoda I am so happy you did end up featuring Courtney on your “Feature Friday”!! Her home is easy to love , a family home done well always is. Hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day!!

    • HI,Yolanda, thanks for the suggestion, Courtney’s house is really pretty and she’s done a great job with it.

  9. I really like Courtney’s decorating style. We live in a split level also and it is good to see how others decorate their space. I love her foyer!

  10. Love her blog and digs. Her Christmas decorating is always the best!

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