Saturday, July 31, 2010

a whole lot of dirt...

Step 1 of our house building process is officially underway. Our offer was accepted on the land on Mt. Zion Road! Not a huge lot, but enough room to play a friendly game of croquet, which is about my only requirement for a yard. We will be on our way to closing at the end of August :)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

it's good to see you again...

Hi there! I'm almost embarrassed to say it's been an entire YEAR since I last blogged. As much as I enjoyed it, keeping up with the blog took a backseat to keeping up with an active infant, crawler, and now toddler! I've stayed in touch via Facebook, but have always wanted to get back to my Jar of Vintage Buttons. So, here I am. New motivation, new focus, new look! I'm going to switch my focus from me (how boring anyway, right?) to some really exciting things happening right now. Jar of Vintage Buttons will now be dedicated to a dream of mine that I've had since I was a wee one. Most little girls dream of their wedding days, and don't get me wrong, I did too, and had a binder with divided tabs for ideas. But, along with that, I have always dreamed of the day that I walked up the aisle of a different kind. More of a driveway the house of my dreams. Even at a young age I would tear up my mother's Country Living, Better Homes and Gardens and Southern Living magazines to save pages and ideas of things I loved for my future house. I have a binder chocked full of inspiration and I'm not afraid to use it!

For the past 5 years Joey and I (and now Kate) have been living in a split level house. At the time we were looking for a house we were only a few months away from our wedding date and had no place to live. The alluring smell of new construction sucked us in and although I said I NEVER wanted a bi-level, here we were moving into a brand new one. We have taken careful consideration in making our house stand out from every other bi-level on our street. We've given it all we could transforming it from a house to our home, but the time has come to say good-bye. We've had our house on the market for quite some time now and we are hoping that somebody will fall in love with it the way we did 5 years ago. We are ready to move on to bigger and better things. So, with that, we are buying some land in Union, and we are going to build!!!!

I'm inviting you to be a part of our journey. My new Jar of Vintage Buttons will be dedicated to the building and decorating process. I'll throw in some fun DIYs for all my crafty friends along the way, and some pictures of Kate sprinkled in :) There may be good days, exciting days, disappointing days,and definitely some where I want to pull out my hair. Nonetheless, we couldn't be more excited to begin this journey. It may be slow going in the beginning as we are just now in the process of purchasing the land. We have to wait for our house to sell before we break ground. Bear with us if there are long pauses in blogging due to a lack of activity on our house, but I'll try to entertain you with some projects, decorating inspiration or some good antiquing finds. Until then my friends, sit and stay's good to see you again.