Red Oak Stair Treads Plus Favorite Sofas

We have red oak stair treads! Yes!! We were out of town for most of last week – for a funeral and then a wedding. It was a bittersweet week. It was so good to get home on Sunday afternoon. We immediately went over to the new build to check things out. I guess I’m… Continue Reading Red Oak Stair Treads Plus Favorite Sofas

Fall Favorites For The Home 2021

Yes, it’s August. Yes, it’s extremely hot outside (high of 93º today!). However, it looks like it will be well into fall before our new house is finished so I’m sharing all my fall favorites today. This post, Fall Favorites For The Home, contains affiliate links. I earn from qualifying purchases at no additional cost… Continue Reading Fall Favorites For The Home 2021

Inside Trim Work – Tips and Thoughts

Inside trim is going up this week and the exterior siding should begin next week. I’ve been anxiously awaiting the inside trim. For me, trim/millwork is like jewelry. It completes a room. I shared a step-by-step guide to building a new house when I shared my favorite dining room chandeliers. According to the guide, we… Continue Reading Inside Trim Work – Tips and Thoughts

Custom Home Building Is Not For Sissies

Custom home building is not for sissies! Especially during these trying times. Lumber prices are sky-high (they are actually beginning to fall a tiny bit). Building materials and large appliances are on backorder. Plus, there’s a shortage of helpers (at least in my area) because they had rather stay home and receive that stimulus check.… Continue Reading Custom Home Building Is Not For Sissies

Brick Foundation Wall – Farmhouse Update

Brick Foundation Wall – Farmhouse Update

The brick masons worked on Saturday and got a lot done on the brick foundation wall. I was a happy camper except for the fact that I don’t like to camp. But I was happy. If you’ve been keeping up with our empty-next modern farmhouse building process, you’ll know that it’s been raining every day… Continue Reading Brick Foundation Wall – Farmhouse Update

Favorite Bible Verses For New House

Favorite Bible Verses For New House

Yesterday, in the freezing cold, my husband and I blessed our new build by writing our favorite Bible verses on the doorposts of just about every room in the house. It’s been so cold and rainy here in SC! It started raining last Thursday evening and rained the entire weekend. Thankfully it was sunny yesterday!… Continue Reading Favorite Bible Verses For New House

Foundation Blocks And Brick – Farmhouse

Foundation Blocks And Brick – Farmhouse

We visited my dad in my GA hometown last week (the week after Christmas) and the foundation blocks were delivered. Yes, it’s time for the foundation blocks and brick. Yay! Happy New Year 2021. Foundation Continues All the rainy days delayed progress on the foundation for a couple of days but hey, we must have… Continue Reading Foundation Blocks And Brick – Farmhouse