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Thursday, August 9, 2012

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the bottom left picture is how the house looks this week.

it felt like forever before work started on our house. and now, it's going by so quickly. we were told once the siding is on, it'll feel like forever again before we see progress. i guess the insides take the longest. but we are excited!

this has been a dream of ours for SO long. it was on my 3 year bucket list and it was something i threw on there because i wanted it but thought it would never happen. sometimes i need to pinch myself to know it's real. and then i freak out about cleaning that monster!

i don't remember if i posted about the design appointment we had weeks ago. but we picked out all the colors for the house & some other details. the siding will be a gorgeous gray with black shutters and the windows & pillars out front will be white. seriously, it's going to be THE pefect house for a big ole' orange pumpkin and a yard full of kids running around in their halloween costumes. 


something like this. with some light colored bricks on the bottom half of the house. this house makes me swoon. after we picked our colors, i started second guessing our choice. it's hard to design your whole house on teeny little samples that look one way in the office and totally different outside. so i started googling & came across this house. my heart knew, right then, we made the right choice. i love this historic, new england style home. reminds me of the movie hocus pocus. which reminds me of Fall and i'm a sucker for for both.

so there it is. as of now, we're hoping to close the second or third week of november. another reason november will always be my favorite month. i can't wait...

8 comments:

  1. swooooning over here! Its beautiful!!

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  2. wow, it's amazing to see everything coming together! :)

    <3, Mimi
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  3. Wow it's beautiful! so exciting! How did you even begin to start the planning process of building etc.

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    1. thanks! we knew we wanted to build a new home, not buy something just on the market. there's lots of growing neighborhoods where we live that do the build-to-suit homes. in fact, it's much easier to find these than anything on the market.

      so we drove around to a few, toured some model homes, looked at prices and once we found a home that would be big enough for us to grow our family & was in our price range - we signed contracts! all of the houses are made to fit a certain plan the builder has already designed. usually there's only a few house styles to choose from but our neighborhood had at least 20! so while there are people in the neighborhood with our same house, ours will still be different with the bricks and the grey sidding was new when we picked so we're the first to build with it! we get the pick the details (paint colors, floor colors, cabinets & colors, things like that). so our job was pretty easy :) stressful haha but not hard! now, we just wait!

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  4. Oh wow Kisty!! This is amazing! What a great experience to go through. My parents built my childhood home and it was amazing watching it all unfold, so I can only imagine what it would feel like as an owner. I hope to one day have my own property. Best of luck with the home stretch. I bet you're so excited!
    x ~Yesenia

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    1. it IS amazing :) thank you!! i can't wait to keep sharing the progress here with you all!

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  5. How exciting! The Mr. and I have a dream of building one day. Already have some beautiful land picked out, just need to put the house up. Easier said than done! Someday though. Congratulations on your forever home, that is really special.

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