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New House Progress

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We stopped by the house last night on our way to dinner to check up on its progress. We were blown away! Just a week or two ago just the framing was up, but now we have walls and a roof! All the plumbing has been wired, but not electrical. I was giddy! I just can’t believe how fast its going up.

This is a view from our great room looking into what will be the kitchen and breakfast nook (the nook is where you see the window). My sink looks out into the great room (it will be where you see all that plumbing), which I’m really looking forward to. I just love the layout of this house!

Jackson and London loved running through the rooms. This is Jackson’s room. I think the bedrooms are going to be the biggest space adjustment for us; our bedrooms now for the kids are h-u-g-e, and these are much, much smaller.

London checking out the lack of view from her window. 😉 The girls will share this room, and it will be quite the adventure. London is super thrilled to start sleeping with Brooklyn!

This is the view from standing in the kitchen looking out into the great room. Such a wide, open space. We are losing 700 sq ft by moving into this house, but the layout keeps it from feeling that way. Most of the footage we lost was in the stairs (praise the LORD!), the bedrooms, and the loft that we currently have but don’t use. So, really, we will only feel the sting in the bedrooms.

Still to early to hang a “M” and a welcome mat, but here is our front entrance!

There are currently 3 homes occupied on our street, and about 7 going up around us…a few ahead of us and a few that have just been started. I’m hoping that most are almost finished by the time we move in so we can avoid most of the construction hassles (and the port-a-potty that is located right in front of my house, lol!).

We were originally told that we would have an early February move in, but Cachet recently finished a different housing project and moved all their crews to this one, so things are going up really fast. We should get a call for a walkthrough soon, and then an email/call with our anticipated close date. I can’t wait for that date to come in so we have a better idea of timing for our current house. We have so many projects to do, and at the most we have 12-14 weekends to do them (some of those being holiday weekends, which means nothing gets done)!

Which means I should get started. Off to pack a box or two! 😉


New Home Project: The Little Ladies

Photo credit: Daffodil Design via Pinterest

A few weeks ago, I found the perfect room for my Littles. Like, I fell in love the second I saw it kind of perfect.

Luckily for me, Daffodil Design was crazy awesome and wrote a post on her lovely little room that contained a source list so my less than creative self could just copy it as much as I could.

Why do I love this room so much? First, I love how simple it is, yet charming. The girls’ room in the new house is almost exactly the same size as this room, so seeing it cemented in my brain that putting the girls in two twin beds would be perfect despite the small space and more ideal than bunk beds. I am in love with the color scheme and will copy it exactly (she even gave the paint color she used!), and lucky enough for me, most of what she used came from Ikea or Etsy! Woo hoo!

I ran into my first obstacle a few days ago. These absolutely charming beds are from Restoration Hardware. Even IF I could convince myself to unload that amount of change for beds, I couldn’t; they’ve discontinued these. Sad face (husband says happy face). So, I did the next best thing without having to break the bank:

Adorable, right?! This is the MINNEN children’s bed from IKEA. I love how I was able to find something that had the basic shape of the iron bed from RH. This bed is about the size of a twin (about 3 inches shorter, 3 inches narrower) so the girls will be able to use them for quite awhile. Best part? $149. So we snagged two of them up. I grabbed two white duvet covers as well that have a bit of texture to them; not the same as Daffodil’s but similar; I wanted to stick with white so that the duvet isn’t what draws attention to the room. I already have some of the white ledges for bookshelves, I just need to pick up a few more. I also already have a white bedside table from Crate and Barrel that will fit perfectly between the two beds. So, the only thing left I have to do is recover some pillows (I already have them, I just need to pick out the accent fabric I want), make some tissue balls for above the beds (I’m also going to add paper garland), grab a few white frames and the wall mounted lights from Ikea, and of course, paint…which funnily enough won’t be until last!

Love it? I do.

Speaking of the new house, they started working this week! 


If only February would come a teensy bit sooner! 🙂 However, I am super thankful for the timetable in that it gives me plenty of time to plan, prepare, craft and save for all my new projects! That house you see almost completed behind it is a spec home and has almost exactly what we picked to go inside our home, so I can’t wait to tour through it and see what it will look like (that house is not our model…ours is a bit bigger). Such fun stuff!!!