A House in Progress

Hello friends!

No, the house is not complete….Darn it! But soon.

I was excited when the gutters went up. I chose a bronze color. Also, the trim around the roof line is painted Urbane Bronze by SW. I love it! Maybe you can’t tell but here is what it looked like before.

So the lighting is in, the driveway is poured and the hardware is on.

Remember when I wrote about how disappointed we were with all the front steps (link HERE)? Well, we had the walkway raised to cover two of the steps. It took a ton of dirt too but now there are only 8 steps instead of 10. Worth it, even though the front yard slopes a little more.

Much better.

It’s starting to look like a home.

The back patio is in.

I am so excited to have a patio and a backyard that is easily accessible, even though the front yard is less so. We’ve had decks with stairs going to the yard for years and this go around I wanted my backyard closer. (Besides, Mazi is so lazy that in the Winter she would not even go down the stairs to go potty – she went right there on our deck! This will help.)

I rarely share pictures of myself but this is my husband and I — Hello!

That’s the garage side door. I like it white but I think it’s supposed to be the same bronze color as the trim. We’ll see. Lately we just say – you get what you get. Some requests happen and some don’t.

On the inside – the floors are in but not yet stained.

The master bath is just about finished.

I chose the same granite as the kitchen for this room. I like the consistency throughout the house.

All the tile is white in the showers too.

I still don’t love the wall color but it will be a good excuse for me to put some personality into each room once I get our things in there. (Eider White by SW – it has a pink hue)

I realize this is sort of a boring post but life feels like it’s been turned upside down and I can’t seem to find fun words to write. I miss my Mom every single day however, I feel like I am finally adjusting to a new normal – slowly (link to that story HERE).

The house has been a good distraction giving me something to look forward to.

I took a picture of Mazi the other day and it made my boys and I laugh…

She wouldn’t look at me because she was watching out for a cute neighborhood kitty that likes to tease her. So, she deserves an un-becoming public picture.

That one isn’t really any better but she’s so dang fun! We take her with us almost everywhere. I love her.

We still have almost 6 weeks left before the move. I’m looking forward to getting settled and planting a garden.

I post more pictures on Instagram. You can follow my story there too – link HERE.

Hope you are enjoying the change of season. The warm weather refreshes my soul.

Thanks for stopping by!

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May 3, 2018 5:01 pm

Hi Holly- OMGOSH-the house is turning out to be just beautiful!!! I LOVE it. You have done a great job pulling things together. That is a shame that you aren't in love with the paint—but I have had that happen to me, too. You are right- sometimes you can get some things done just right and sometimes you have to make allowances.Now- I know that I am weirdo but do you know that in that last picture with your reflection in the car window that it looks like a person's body with a dog's head? LOL Don't mind me- you… Read more »

May 4, 2018 11:34 am

It is looking so great. The pic of you and hubby is adorable too. Love that Mazi is happy and excited to see the new house coming together. I had to laugh at the last picture it does look like a person with a doggie head too funny. I guess I am warped like Diana lol! Happy Friday.xoxoKris

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May 7, 2018 1:32 pm

It's going to be truly wonderful and no matter what does and doesn't get done, I'm sure you will make it over to be perfect for you. I give that white color with the pink hue a less than 1 percent chance of being there a year from now!

Katie Mansfield
May 15, 2018 10:23 pm

I love the kitchen. I hope the wall color looks better once your things are in the house. I think it will make a difference. The floors look amazing. Mazi is such a cutie.

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