Monday, September 26, 2011

our house on the hill

Things are really starting to take shape on Mt. Zion Road.  I go to work in the morning and stop by in the evening and I cannot believe how much they get done in a day!

Here's how things are looking now. Our house could be on possibly the highest point of Mt. Zion Road because it looks HUGE sitting on top of our little mountain.

I met our construction manager today to go over a few things before they start insulating and hanging drywall later this week.  Siding hopefully next week.  Seriously amazing how this whole process works. As cool as it is, I thank the good Lord it's not me that has to coordinate all of these contractors. 

We've also informed our construction team that we are slated to host Thanksgiving at our new house. Glutton for punishment? Perhaps. But, that's what I thrive off of, right? I've been pinning some EASY turkey day d├ęcor in case I have time to pull it together. You can check out my Holidays in Our New Home board here.  And p.s., remember I don't cook, so our house is merely just the gathering place for our friends and family.  So I am just in charge of decorating and drinks :)

Joey, Kate and I are counting down to about 6 weeks at this point. I'm sure my parents are counting down too :) 

So in the meantime, I'm busy drawing all over our blueprints arranging furniture, picking out paint colors and creating budgets for all of the things we'll need. I can't wait to share more with you about our budget details and how I'm going to rock this house out. I'm really going to push myself to think creatively and out of the box to stay within budget, or at least close! I'm about to burst with excitement about a GIGANTIC deal I score yesterday, but that will have to wait for another day in another post :)

Until the next update, I'll be continuing to get all of our ducks in a row for the Birds of a Feather Fair coming up SOON! Of course, there is a potential that we could be ready for closing...well...pretty much the same weekend of the Fair. If you haven't already heard about the Fair, check out the blog or check us out on Facebook by searching Birds of a Feather Fair (if you can figure it out with the new update....I'm still trying to!) and if you are even remotely close to the Cincinnati area, PLEASE come and shop on November 6th!!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

little bits

I have been a little negligent in blogging lately, but life sometimes just takes over.  But, that just means that when I do have time to blog I have lots to tell you! goes yet another random post about everything!

The countdown is on.  As of Monday, 9 weeks until our house should be done!!!  WOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!

Stop by and sit on our porch :)

 We took Kate to the zoo on Friday.   Probably the best day of her life even though she was having some allergy issues.

Started working on a little project for our new house.  It involves a whole lot of tile cutting and will eventually look something like this.  Have any guesses where its going? :)

Check and check some more fun stuff off of my Pinterest board. 

Completed another book, My Sisters' Keeper.  GAW!  So sad!

And on to something a little more lighthearted, Something Borrowed. 

Made these fun coasters for a friend for her birthday.  Tutorial from my pinterest DIY board

That's a quick recap for right now.  Off to enjoy the rest of my long holiday weekend!  Hope you are doing something fun and have a little time to relax!