Upgrade that Builder Kitchen Island

You know when you are building a house and you have that thing called “a budget”? No matter how big or small it is, it never seems to cover everything you want. What I did before every appointment with our builder was think about the skills I do have and skills I don’t have. I went with…

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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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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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