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The Timeline of Events So Far

Published by Megan on Wed, 02/18/2015 - 13:46

Oh my goodness, it is definitely time for an update here! I wanted (and still plan) to blog each step of the home building process for us. What I didn't realize is how NOT exciting some of those steps really are - not so much on the plan side of things (I've been really enjoying that), but on the banking side. We've had a number of issues with the bank, but they are all resolved now. Darn paperwork.

Selections - Exterior

Published by Megan on Fri, 11/07/2014 - 22:07 in


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Yesterday we met with the builder to make our first round of selections for our new home. We chose to start with the exterior, and things actually went more smoothly than I anticipated. With so many decisions to make and numerous options to choose from, I wasn't sure how long it would take us to make selections and whether or not we would agree. Luckily, we only had differing opinions on a few things.

We're Building a House!

Published by Megan on Mon, 11/03/2014 - 21:47 in


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Some big news for our family! I know it has been forever since I have updated here, but I really want to keep a record of this process to look back on later. Tonight we signed the paperwork for a new build. The agreement is contingent upon the sale of our current home and financing from the bank, but assuming everything goes according to plan, we should have a new home to move into around the middle of next year. We are beyond excited. This is something we have been working toward for months and it is finally coming to fruition!

New Year, New Plan

Published by Megan on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 22:32 in

Happy New Year!

Spring Cleaning

Published by Megan on Sun, 03/25/2012 - 21:49 in

Today was exhausting. We spent most of the day outside taking care of tasks around the house that had been neglected for far too long. Pulling weeds that had taken up residence in our flower beds, cleaning out cobwebs and dirt from the garage, and trimming back trees and bushes that were so overgrown it was hard to see what the shape was supposed to be. Now that Mackenzie has gone to bed, Ben and I are just sitting here: achy + sore + tired.

Open House + Generosity

Published by Megan on Sun, 03/11/2012 - 20:04

Ben, Mackenzie, and I went to look at a house today that I had seen online. It was a four bedroom, two and a half bathroom house. We aren't ready to purchase a home now but we do hope to start building our dream home in 3-5 years. It was a builder's model; the home was gorgeous and made me that much more excited to start the building process.

Great Find! New {to me} Blog

Published by Megan on Fri, 03/02/2012 - 14:19 in

I came across the list for Best Home Design Blog nominations on Apartment Therapy and saw The Lettered Cottage listed. It had quite a few votes so I decided to check it out - and I'm glad I did!

Craft Organization

Published by Megan on Fri, 02/24/2012 - 13:04 in

If you're anything like me, you get these grand ideas for craft projects and then spend the next 30 minutes trying to find that perfect sticker/cut-out/piece-of-paper/name-any-kind-of-craft-item-here that you know you have but can't find anywhere. You don't have that problem? Maybe it's just me.

Dessert Table Inspiration

Published by Megan on Mon, 02/20/2012 - 14:12 in

After posting about Mackenzie's first birthday celebration, I started looking around for other great party ideas. You can never start planning too early for the next event! I came across these fantastic dessert tables created by Amy Atlas. They are stunning!

Dessert Tables

An Under the Sea Birthday Bash

Published by Megan on Sat, 02/18/2012 - 11:42 in

I know that there haven't been many posts uploaded in the past couple of weeks, but a lot of work has going on behind the scenes. My husband (AKA the computer guru) has been going back through everything and making hundreds of changes, even though many of them aren't evident to you. The blog is in much better working order at this point - you'll just have to trust me. Anyway, as he was going through everything, he realized that there were a couple of posts that were written but never published - this post is one of them.