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Three Exterior Options for Our New Build

We signed off on our plans last week and couldn’t wait any longer to start dreaming up what the exterior of our home could look like! So, we opened up our 2D renderings in Photoshop and created patterns and overlaid them onto the home and created texture and colors. Note, we are not professionals at...

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  • Michael

    Difficult choice because each option is very nice. I chose by eliminating number 1 to start, simply because I thought 2 different colors between the brick entryway and laundry room did’t feel as uniformed as the others.
    I was particularly drawn to option #2 though with the dark accents around the windows with the grey board on the laundry room.ReplyCancel

    • Thank you for your feedback Michael! We see exactly what you are saying! I think we feel the all white brick is the safer option, but option 3 has a more english inspired aesthetic. However, the dark board & batten is something we are really drawn to! See our dilemma! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Michael

    I do! …and now I’m swayed towards option 3.. Best advice will be; trust your gut instinct and I think you’ve got this! ReplyCancel

Herb-Inspired Summer Dinner with J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

This post is sponsored by J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines. All content including opinions are always our own. Thank you for supporting our blog and the brands we love to share! We loved turning our backyard fire pit area into an outdoor dining space for an early evening dinner with our family! We created a...

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    DIY Fire Pit with String Lights

    This post is divided into two parts. Part I is the Fire Pit & Part II is the String Lights. Scroll down for Part II String Lights. Part I FIRE PIT AREA Materials Used : Spray Paint (optional) Weed Control Fabric Fabric Pegs No-Dig Edging Kit Irregular Concrete Stones River Rock or Pea Gravel Stepping...

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    Our New Home : The First Step

    If you missed our stories on Instagram last week, we shared we are in the beginning stages of building our new home (our forever home). You can see all of those stories saved in our “New Home” Highlight here. We answered some of your questions there, but wanted to share a little bit more here....

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    • […] her with our rough drafts and inspiration images for the vision we have for our home. If you missed the very first post about our new home, you can head there to get caught up and read all of our plans, and see a few […]ReplyCancel

    • […] our plan is, financial questions, and when we will move… while we talked a little bit about this here, we figured we would do a quick recap of our plan. Right now we are in the final steps of […]ReplyCancel

    Our Spring Favorites For Your Home

    It’s almost as if the year officially begins at springtime… We inadvertently get the urge to start “spring cleaning” by purging our home of things we no longer find useful or love and desire to start fresh whether that be indoors or out. Below we have curated over 20 items we are loving this time...

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