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The Homes That Inspired Our Exterior

I’m talking all about the homes that inspired our exterior and sharing several elements we’ll be incorporating into the exterior appearance of our home. In all my searching (and I searched a lot) there wasn’t ever a pre-made floor plan that felt right, which is why we decided to start from the beginning with an […]

I’m talking all about the homes that inspired our exterior and sharing several elements we’ll be incorporating into the exterior appearance of our home. In all my searching (and I searched a lot) there wasn’t ever a pre-made floor plan that felt right, which is why we decided to start from the beginning with an […]

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House Update: Laundry Room

Happy Friday! The laundry room has captured my attention lately. It could be because I haven’t used my own washer and dryer in over a year, and they were basically were brand spankin’ new when they went into storage. You may not be able to believe it, but I’ve missed them. Here’s a little surprise […]

Happy Friday! The laundry room has captured my attention lately. It could be because I haven’t used my own washer and dryer in over a year, and they were basically were brand spankin’ new when they went into storage. You may not be able to believe it, but I’ve missed them. Here’s a little surprise […]

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House Update: Master Bedroom & Bathroom

Hello! It’s all about the master suite today! The bedroom and bathroom are turning out simply amazing, it’s kind of surreal to see it happen. I know I say it all the time, probably more than it bears repeating, but it’s incredible to see a vision come to life. It seems like yesterday we were […]

Hello! It’s all about the master suite today! The bedroom and bathroom are turning out simply amazing, it’s kind of surreal to see it happen. I know I say it all the time, probably more than it bears repeating, but it’s incredible to see a vision come to life. It seems like yesterday we were […]

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House Update: Tile, Carpet & More!

I heart flooring. And doors. And trim. It really makes all the difference in the world. I’m a firm believer that it’s all in the details and that they make the biggest impact. It’s amazing to see all of our decisions and choices come together. And better yet, to see our completion date get closer […]

I heart flooring. And doors. And trim. It really makes all the difference in the world. I’m a firm believer that it’s all in the details and that they make the biggest impact. It’s amazing to see all of our decisions and choices come together. And better yet, to see our completion date get closer […]

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House Update: Garage Door

Who knew that someone could love a garage door as much as I love ours? I certainly wouldn’t have thought I would ever actually stand in front of a garage door and proclaim my love for it. But, that actually happened. In private. (Without contractors.) First, let me say that I typically think garage doors […]

Who knew that someone could love a garage door as much as I love ours? I certainly wouldn’t have thought I would ever actually stand in front of a garage door and proclaim my love for it. But, that actually happened. In private. (Without contractors.) First, let me say that I typically think garage doors […]

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House Update: Stucco & Rock

Hey there! It’s all about Stucco and Rock today. The exterior of the house is finished and looks incredible. Sure, there were several bumps along the way and a few times I thought that I might lose it. But…. every single strand of hair that was pulled from my head was worth it. 🙂 I […]

Hey there! It’s all about Stucco and Rock today. The exterior of the house is finished and looks incredible. Sure, there were several bumps along the way and a few times I thought that I might lose it. But…. every single strand of hair that was pulled from my head was worth it. 🙂 I […]

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House Update: Drywall Part Four

I’ve been missing for a while, but you’ve probably already noticed that. I’ve been a bit of a slacker, and I completely admit it. It’s not that we haven’t seen some massive amounts of progress these past weeks, because it’s amazing what’s been accomplished, but combine computer issues (insert sad face here) with a whole […]

I’ve been missing for a while, but you’ve probably already noticed that. I’ve been a bit of a slacker, and I completely admit it. It’s not that we haven’t seen some massive amounts of progress these past weeks, because it’s amazing what’s been accomplished, but combine computer issues (insert sad face here) with a whole […]

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House Update: Drywall Part Three

Excitement is in the air! It’s been a happy day at the house. So much progress has been made and the house looks entirely different. I actually walked inside the house expecting to see a few 2 x 4 walls… crickets…. I stopped dead in my tracks! There are no 2 x 4 walls inside […]

Excitement is in the air! It’s been a happy day at the house. So much progress has been made and the house looks entirely different. I actually walked inside the house expecting to see a few 2 x 4 walls… crickets…. I stopped dead in my tracks! There are no 2 x 4 walls inside […]

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House Update: Rock is Done!

Hello Friends! It’s a happy day! As you’ve probably already seen from my post title, the rock is finally finished! How exciting, right? I am in love with it’s color variation and the general look that it gives to the house. It really is beautiful. And the rock guys were so wonderful to work with! […]

Hello Friends! It’s a happy day! As you’ve probably already seen from my post title, the rock is finally finished! How exciting, right? I am in love with it’s color variation and the general look that it gives to the house. It really is beautiful. And the rock guys were so wonderful to work with! […]

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House Update: Drywall Part Two

Whoa! We have walls… with drywall on them! The house looks completely different. Initially I thought that the inside of the house would get much smaller once drywall was added. I’m here to tell you that it didn’t happen and it looks absolutely wonderful! Completely wonderful! Outstanding in fact! But, enough chit chat, let’s look […]

Whoa! We have walls… with drywall on them! The house looks completely different. Initially I thought that the inside of the house would get much smaller once drywall was added. I’m here to tell you that it didn’t happen and it looks absolutely wonderful! Completely wonderful! Outstanding in fact! But, enough chit chat, let’s look […]

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House Update: Drywall Part One

Well, it’s official! We finally have drywall! It’s such a beautiful sight and I could spend hours staring at it. *Sigh* We’re finally to the point that I never thought would come. I’ve felt like we’ve been waiting 5 years for this, but in reality it’s only been 9 months. Practically the same difference, right? […]

Well, it’s official! We finally have drywall! It’s such a beautiful sight and I could spend hours staring at it. *Sigh* We’re finally to the point that I never thought would come. I’ve felt like we’ve been waiting 5 years for this, but in reality it’s only been 9 months. Practically the same difference, right? […]

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House Update: Insulation & Rock!

Who would have ever thought that we would be THIS excited to see insulation? After a week and a few days of waiting for mr. electrical inspector, we are finally making some more progress! And it feels AMAZING! The house completely changed today… it got much smaller… in a good way! The walls are covered […]

Who would have ever thought that we would be THIS excited to see insulation? After a week and a few days of waiting for mr. electrical inspector, we are finally making some more progress! And it feels AMAZING! The house completely changed today… it got much smaller… in a good way! The walls are covered […]

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House Update: New Front Door

I’m back with a great update! Our front door has been installed. Sorry for the delay, the builders were busy finishing up a few other projects and helping the Geo-Thermal fella’s start their install! Yes! Back to the front door, I just gotta show it some love. It’s real pretty. Super pretty. I’m loving it! […]

I’m back with a great update! Our front door has been installed. Sorry for the delay, the builders were busy finishing up a few other projects and helping the Geo-Thermal fella’s start their install! Yes! Back to the front door, I just gotta show it some love. It’s real pretty. Super pretty. I’m loving it! […]

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House Update: We’re Covered!

Well, I’m happy to finally announce that our roof is finished! Yes, you read right, finished! And it looks terrific! We heart it big time! In other great news, our front door arrived! She’s a total beauty. I’ll share pictures of her installed tomorrow. Plumbing is moving right along and is basically finished, Geo-thermal is […]

Well, I’m happy to finally announce that our roof is finished! Yes, you read right, finished! And it looks terrific! We heart it big time! In other great news, our front door arrived! She’s a total beauty. I’ll share pictures of her installed tomorrow. Plumbing is moving right along and is basically finished, Geo-thermal is […]

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The Making of Something Beautiful!

It’s amazing to see something change so quickly. For some, change can be hard, but when it’s as exciting as this, it’s hard to not be ecstatic as the building progresses. In fact, I’d like it to change quicker. 🙂 In just a few short weeks (ha, it’s definitely felt longer) we have went from […]

It’s amazing to see something change so quickly. For some, change can be hard, but when it’s as exciting as this, it’s hard to not be ecstatic as the building progresses. In fact, I’d like it to change quicker. 🙂 In just a few short weeks (ha, it’s definitely felt longer) we have went from […]

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