There’s something about a dazzling crystal chandelier that makes my heart flutter. I get all gah-gah when I see the sparkly rainbow that it throws against the wall. Add something unexpected like wrought iron or a splash of color and I’m a goner, totally mesmerized. I could easily spend a few hours in a lighting [Read More]
Build Your Own Home
It's always been there on my bucket list, building our own house. I just did not expect to get to cross it off quite so soon.
If you have dreamed of building your own home, then the following posts and pages will give you a fly-on-the-wall insight into what the home build project was like for us from choosing a plot to choosing lighting in our finished home.
I made it. I survived our entire family being sick the week before we moved. The week designated for packing — which did not happen. Much. I survived the move while having no voice and green gunk oozing from my sinus. I survived my computer melt down the following week. I managed to still pull [Read More]
So my builder Adam calls this morning and says, “I was checking out the concrete they poured for your back patio extension last night and wow, looks like a really big coyote left a paw print in it.” Yeah… I knew about that. The Princess Cupcake and I went to check on the house last [Read More]
It’s killing me that I can’t go to the house today because today, they are installing our granite. Wheeeee! I can’t wait to see it. I have nearly forgotten which granite I chose – I hope it looks good (insert nervous laugh here). Here are a couple of photos I took to remind me, but [Read More]
Annie Sloan could not have come into my life at a better time, seeing as how I am on a mission to relove our current “meh” belongings to make them perfect for our new house. I guess I should clarify. I am truly obsessed with Annie Sloan’s line of chalk paint and wax and what it [Read More]
Five things you should not put in your PODS or any portable long-term storage containers. So… it’s been 2 months since we PODS’d in the hopes of putting our house on the market. And after 2 months – and still not putting our house on the market (we’re building first) I can tell you with certainty [Read More]
The thing is, when you’re moving, you want everything to be perfect. Like Pinterest perfect and Houzz-worthy idea book ready. And that means getting rid of a lot of stuff, and even reloving some neglected stuff to make it look new again because you only want cool stuff in your new house. Therefore, I am currently [Read More]
As you know, we’re building a house. So last Friday, this is what our house looked like inside: Roughly the same as it’s looked for the last few weeks. I’ll admit I am becoming a bit anxious. (And hateful towards our PODS.) The kind of anxious I can only liken to being pregnant. Once you’ve decided you’re [Read More]
I now know what separation anxiety feels like.
Building a house is a mind-bending and thrilling experience but there are a lot of decisions to be made, sometimes in a very short amount of time. If you have never done it before your very first question might be – how to build a house? Where do you start? The following New Build Checklist [Read More]
After 11 years of complaining that our current house is too small, we decided to pull the trigger before interest rates went up again and buy a house. Except before we started looking at existing homes for sale, we just “went to see” some new builds in a golf community waaay north of where we [Read More]
So the Pink House is installing a new chandelier. They posted a picture of sweet Nan’s hubby adding crystals to it this morning and my heart just skipped a beat. I had to see it — as I might have a slight fascination with chandeliers. Well, hanging lights in general. I love indoor lighting. Whether it’s [Read More]