Monday, March 16, 2015

Building our Dream Home

Thanks so much for your congratulations on building our home. We are beyond excited to live in the finished product! Of course, I've taken to my "home" Pinterest board lately and have been dreaming away of what I'd like our place to look like.

Here's what has been on my mind lately...(click the picture for the source)

Warm white kitchens with golden toned granite



Round, intimate kitchen tables



Built-in mudrooms...



Grand entryways...





Cozy office spaces...



Organized pantries...



Inviting guest bathrooms with tall, to the ceiling shower curtains (genius, right?)...





And for the master bedroom, I'm thinking of....indigo ikat curtains with creamy-tone accents



Complimented with more indigo toned pillows


and a dreamy linen headboard



It's enough to keep a girl up way past her bedtime. I've just ordered my curtain fabric, and my fingers are itching to get some drapes sewn up! 

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Other Big News

Thank you so much for all of your congratulations and well wishes on our wedding! We are so happy to be in this phase of life. We do have a little bit of other big news that I have held out on. In October, Brandon and I started the process of building our first home together. We will be moving from the apartment to our starter home in mid-May! We are absolutely ecstatic and cannot wait to ditch the renter's life for  a more permanent residence that we can call our own. For me, that means I have stacks of DIY projects on my to-do list. Sewing up drapes for each room, building a small mudroom, and creating art to showcase in each room are just some of the projects I have up my sleeve. Yep, it's time to dust off the old sewing machine and put it to good use! 

In the meantime, I thought I'd share a few pictures of the house progress. I always love to see how quickly homes are built! It's been such a fun process so far. We can't wait to share the finished product. 




We started with a little bit of pre-foundation framing. It's amazing how exciting it is to see a few boards nailed together when you know it's the start of your own home. 





This one is looking at the back of the house, toward our neighbors across the street. 



Then, before we knew it, we had a real live foundation to walk on! 




Yay! Concrete is so exciting! 


Lou thinks it's pretty exciting too. 


Clearly...


Soon after the foundation was poured, they started the framing process.



Then, right after we got back from our honeymoon, we drove up to this beauty and just about lost it. It looks like a real house now! 



It's tough convey a sense of the floor plan with these pictures, but it will be a 3 bedroom (with an optional 4th that we will use as a formal living room) and 2 bathroom house. Brandon will have his in-home office, and I'll have an extra bedroom to do my crafting in. 








Of course, this is my favorite area of the house. This is standing in the main living room looking toward the kitchen. Six big, tall windows stand letting the natural light pour in, just like I like it.


This is standing in the "breakfast nook" looking into the kitchen. 



And here I am standing in the living room, giddy as can be. 


The master, again more natural light. There's even a small window seat there, ready for lounging.




Finally, here's a quick peak of the garage with the small storage area. 



I'll be sure to update you with periodic progress as we get closer to the move-in date. I can hardly contain the excitement! 

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