Just Keep Swimming!

Just Keep Swimming!

We’re swimming, alright! In non-stop rain! Make mental note: Driveway installation will be tricky during the months of May and June! But it will happen- I have faith! Welcome to the frustrating part of home building. You cannot cry over weather and the way it brings work to a halt. You just keep on swimming […]

Almost Move-In Time!

Almost Move-In Time!

You know when the art work appears you’re getting close! It’s like the final step of getting dressed for the day- put on some jewelry! The reason why you’re looking out the bathroom window is because the blinds are being made as I type! Oh, I can’t wait to see them installed! I’ll be sure […]

How About That Gable Feature?

How About That Gable Feature?

I’m surprised the accent piece made it in one piece until this week’s installation. We stored it in the garage for several months, and I had plenty of opportunity to hit it while parking! But now she is hung! Jordan wanted to get into the decorating-before-you-move-in-action and chose this piece as her first personal touch to […]

Slow & Rainy Week

Slow & Rainy Week

The winter season provided plenty of great weather for our new build project. Everything progressed speedily, and once we got the house under roof, we didn’t battle against the elements. We did, however, have great amounts of mud tracked inside when the rain came. The rain came and it keeps coming. Everything is beautifully green and […]

Rustic & Modern

Rustic & Modern

Like I have said before, the kitchen demands the most attention in a new build project. I started to design ours seven months ago, and the decision-making continues! But, we’re getting close! Here is today’s update- a little something shiny the hubby picked out… When he found this feature there was no changing his mind. […]

Clean Shopping

Clean Shopping

Clean eating is not so much the challenge. If someone puts a plate of beautiful and well-prepared whole foods before you, I doubt you’d have any trouble consuming them. But if you are the chef, maybe you identify with the difficulty of knowing what to buy if you want to change your diet and eliminate processed foods. […]

Best Mother’s Day Ever

Best Mother’s Day Ever

Wonderfully difficult. Motherhood, from its inception, is beautiful and it’s painful. Whether you watched your body grow and change as you heaved at the smell or taste of food, or you awaited painful months of separation while the adoption process became finalized… motherhood is wonderfully difficult. I now have young adult children. Amazing people- Jacob (whom […]

Florida Vibes

Florida Vibes

It’s been a few years since I’ve traveled to Florida, and upon last weekend’s return, I remembered that I love every balmy thing about it! Everything but the gators, big bugs, sink holes, and hurricane path vulnerability, that is! The purpose for this visit was to celebrate my son’s graduation from Southeastern University in Lakeland. […]

Progress!

Progress!

What an exciting week and a half! I mean, when the kitchen is installed, you’re no longer looking at the shell of a house; you’re getting the first glimpse of home! But before I bring you the progress, let us first appreciate the days before walls… I had to write scripture on several studs throughout […]