Foyer Gallery Wall

The entire time while building this house I was imagining this wall with a console table along it with  a simple mirror or horse picture above it. BEFORE: (sorry it’s blurry) The hall widens up nice here but there’s a cold air return, electrical outlet, light switch and temp control on this wall. Ugh! I…

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We Own It & the Office Comes First

WELCOME to our new home! Since I checked in with you all last we closed on the house. Yup! This is a picture of my sweetie signing his life away. Isn’t it great that the title company comes to us now? The move has been a whirlwind! It’s coming together though and it’s already feeling…

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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…

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How the Paint Really Looks

Are you ready for an update on the house? Over the last couple of months the house has come pretty far along. My mind was in a different place for most of that time but it’s exciting to see it coming all together now. See the window box on the garage? I am so glad…

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Let Your House Shine & a Glimpse at the 2nd Floor

As I drove through the neighborhood tonight I noticed some exterior lights that seem to come on automatically at dusk. Some people turned on their porch lights which I think makes a home look like friendly place. The house above has five hanging pendants on the porch. Wow! They must be extra friendly. I loved…

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Framing Update with a First Floor Tour

Does it feel like this house is taking forever to get done or what? Sigh…I haven’t had much to share about it because it just looks like this. The roof, windows, plumbing and heating are all in and now the framers are back to fix a few things. Want to peek inside? Here’s a little…

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Framing Progress and Kitchen Selections

Hi Friends! Hope you all had a very Happy Christmas! This post has been sitting here unfinished for a few weeks. This time of year is so busy. I don’t feel bad saying that I am so glad it’s over. We put up a little artificial tree, supposedly it’s 6 feet tall. This season seemed…

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A Birthday, Foundation and Kitchen Beginnings

Here it is…the foundation of our new house. (link) I love the variations in the brick colors. It’s exciting to watch the progress, well, for me anyway. My husband, Marc, hates building houses! Guess what our one request was for the front porch? “As few steps as possible”! Whoa? Yeah, and we only got …. 10!…

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Choosing Light Fixtures

This week has been one of those that every day has been packed full. Now that it’s Friday, I am glad we are done with it. On Monday I chose plumbing (future post) and Tuesday I chose lighting for our house-to-be (link). Here’s a little run down… I tried to keep within our budget but…

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Living Down to Earth and Our Appliance Selection

My boys and I are the type of people that stay home on holidays and hit popular vacation spots off season just to avoid the crowd. Since Sunday was gloomy and rainy we found our opportunity to tour these Massey Street of Hope houses with a little less foot traffic to compete with (link). Look…

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My Kitchen Crush

Photo by Don Ziebell Browsing around the internet for kitchen inspiration can be overwhelming. There are so many beautiful kitchens that I can see myself loving to make dinner in. Photo by Redbud Custom HomesWhite kitchens have been especially popular for several years and they look so super fresh and clean. I loved my nearly white…

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Choosing a Home Style

Are you wondering how we chose to go with a colonial style home to build? Sometimes I do too. The photo above is most likely what I had been envisioning for my future home. It’s cottage-like look and easy living floor plan is what I thought would fit our family best…at first. But, of course,…

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Wood Floor Color Choice

My wood flooring appointment took maybe 10 minutes max. I had an idea what I was looking for….brown. Just brown. Three samples were pulled out to consider: 1 – Walnut 2 – Provincial  3 – Spice Brown I liked the warm tones of Provincial. I liked the lightness of Walnut. I liked the brown-ness of…

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Tulip Hill Lot Walk

Hello blog friends! The building process is moving right along. This week we picked our exterior colors (link) and did our lot walk with the builder. We met with the builder to see how our house is going to sit on the property (boring – I know). There are lots of trees that will have…

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