Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Say hello to my little photographer!

As ya'll may have figured out by now, I am not real artsy or crafty.  However, Emma got her dad's (and my dad) artistic gene!  She just started taking pictures around the house recently and I thought I would share some of my faves!  Here they are, enjoy.....

Oops I did it again!

No, no, no this post is NOT about Britney Spears!!!  You're welcome.  It IS however about the fact that I bought this for Emma Jean today.....

Seriously how cute is it?  As a matter of fact it must be really cute cuz (as you all know) THIS is going in our master bedroom.  

Awwww we're gonna be twinkies.....I am sure she'll be thrilled ;)

Monday, July 29, 2013

We're getting close.....

to being safe from the rain!  Annnnddddd I assume that once we get the house roofed, it won't rain again until October!  You think I'm kidding?  I am pretty sure that is how things will unfold.  

Anywho, back to our progress.  The house is *this* close to being ready to be roofed.  Our roofer is planning to start on Thursday or Friday (maybe sooner if he can get this party started)!!!

Front view from the road

North side looking from the barn

Another view from the barn

Back side of the house

Wow that's alotta windows!

And one of my favorite things....the back patio

The south side of the house.

I believe that little square thing is called a Queen Anne.  Just a little added detail to the peaks.

Front porch

Sooooo there ya have it.  I should have finished pictures tomorrow if the weather cooperates.  Wooohhhooooo, let's get this show on the road.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Looky what was delivered on Monday....

I got this for over the dining room table and I LOVE IT!!


You wanna know what else I love??  Joss and Main!  They have the best deals EVER!!!  Obviously that is where I got my pendant.  Can't wait to have a dining room to hang it in :-)

***P.S. Sorry for that high quality photo but you get the point!!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

We've got a basement floor!

Yup we are making progress!  Wow it was a scorcher yesterday and there was a ton of activity happenin' at the house.  The guys were working on the rafters and the crew was there to pour the basement floor.  

Here are all the action photos.  Wow that looks like one helluva messy job let me tell you!!  Anywho, they got 'er done FINALLY after a long day.  I will post the finished product after I stop on my way home.  Rumor also has it that they set the trusses on the garage today.  Can't wait to see it......

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Front view as of July 8th!!

Here was what the front of the house looked like as of yesterday afternoon!!

Oh and wow I can't believe it....it was cloudy yesterday!  BIG SHOCKER!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Annnnddddd the master bedroom!

Up next is the master bedroom!!  Ya know, where all the magic happens ;)  Bwwhahahaaaa I couldn't help myself!!  Sorry about that little joke if you were eating your dinner while you were reading....

Here is the view walking into our master bedroom!!  I absolutely love it!  You wanna know what is going in front of that window straight ahead???

Yep my favorite chair and ottoman that I bought 150 years ago!!  Woohhoooo I cannot wait to put it in front of the window so I can holler out at Ryan when it is time to get his fanny in from the barn ;)  Eh, who am I kidding, you know us girls will be out there setting up the karaoke machine.

One of the other things I really love about our room, is our tray ceiling......check it out.  Hey look the sky was even blue once this summer!

I do believe I posted the ceiling fan that I am getting on FB a couple months ago but here it is in case you care forgot!

Finally here are our walk in closets.  I only got one decent picture but they are the same size.  Believe me, Ryan gives me a run for the money with all of his crap!  So it doesn't break my heart that we will both have our own closet.

Do you remember these that came from my Grandpa Ike and Grandma Jean's house?

Yep I am putting the door knob on my closet door.  I can't wait to see how it turns out <3

There ya have it.  I will show you the master bathroom tomorrow......

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Let's start the tour!

Let's start with the front!  Here is where we are as of this evening!

I am thinking we will go room by room so let's start with the foyer.  Here is the front door (and the dining room window to the right)!

Annnnnddddd just a shot of the front door.  The front porch will be concrete but they won't pour that until close to the end.  

Here is the view from the inside of the great room looking through the foyer out the front door.

The entry way will have 11 foot ceilings.  Here is a shot to give you a little idea of the height.

I've got my eye on a couple of chandeliers and now just have to be patient and wait for either of them to go on sale!  Come back tomorrow and I'll show ya the dining room.....

It NEEDS to stop raining....NOW!!!

Ohhh Emmmmm Geeeeee!!!!  Seriously I have had it with all this rain.  Of course it is going to be the year of the mother effing monsoon the year that we decide to build a house!!  You wanna know what's not good?  When inches of rain lay on the floor of your brand new house every mother bleeping day for weeks on end!!  We've all taken a turn on the end of the push broom for the last few weeks trying to keep the deck dry.  Wow, it is making me crabby.  Not to mention we had (according to Ryan) 6-8 inches of water in the basement today.  So you know what he decided to do today?  He decided to dig the rest of the trench and run the rest of the tile.  Once he did he said the water just started to run like crazy.  Now it is going to delay the concrete floor being poured early next week cuz it is like a wet dungeon in the basement!!!  Grrrrrr!!  Sorry about that but I feel much better.

I mean it could ALWAYS be worse, there could be snow on the ground.  But come on this has got to stop......so we can start whining about it being too dry :-)