Sunday, January 22, 2017

We're Building A House!

I'm excited to finally share this big news!  I've hinted towards it on some Instagram posts, and then some of you even noticed house plans floating around our kitchen table in a few videos.  So yes, YES we are building a house here in Utah!  This is just one of the many things that has already been keeping me busy this year!

Some people are surprised to hear we're moving since they know how much we loooooove our neighborhood.  Which is true, we really really do!  We love the people and the little pocket that we're in.  However, we really don't love the surrounding neighborhoods.  I don't take long walks with the boys, because honestly, it feels a little sketchy at times.  Plus, there have always been things about our particular house that we don't like (such as a main floor master bedroom).  And lastly, many people don't know this about Salt Lake City, but we have terrible inversions in the winter.  The air can get so so gross here!  We've always talked about moving up to a higher elevation to get out of it.  And since as of now, we plan on staying in Utah for another 2-3 years, we're ready for a new house.  We are truly thrilled with this new opportunity!

We're building up in the mountains a bit (yay for more snow!), but to do this, we are moving south of the city.  We'll be farther away from everything, which I initially had some reservations about.  However, each time we drive up to the lot, I love everything about it.  I think we will love being tucked away!  We'll be getting better air & a bit more space too.  Our lot as well as our house will be bigger, which is something that the whole family is looking forward to.  We're trying to get things moving as quickly as possible, potentially looking at a late summer/early fall move in date!  Eek!

But fear not...  this little space of mine will not turn into a design blog.  I'm not a designer nor a trend setter.  Nor a risk taker while we're at it.  But I do happen to love Pinterest, ha!  Conor & I have a similar style, and thus far we've agreed on nearly everything.  Our exterior will have a farmhouse feel, but the inside will be more contemporary with lots of whites & blacks throughout the house.  Ground breaking... I know!  I'll share things I'm loving here & there, and more I suppose if people are interested.  We'll see how the next 7+ months or so goes.

Here's a couple pics of us exploring our new spot! 





29 comments :

  1. So exciting! And even though you aren't a design blog, curious (nosy) minds would love to be kept up to date with all your choices ;). I would love to build a house and get to pick everything out!!!

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  2. Yay!! That's so exciting and holy view!! That is going to be amazing. I can't wait to see the progress.

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  3. Hey! Congratulations! I'm sure steve would be happy to share some of the insights (or oversights for that matter) that we learned in the course of building a new house.

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    1. Yes! That would be wonderful. We need to FaceTime this week!

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  4. Ahhh this is soooooo exciting! What an amazing spot you've found for your family. I'm so looking forward to following along with your journey.

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  5. SO, SO exciting!!! So, it's official! Can't wait to see everything you pick out and how you decorate! It's going to be amazing!

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  6. Lady!!! This is awesome news! I wonder if this is the same lot you shared on an IG Story? I just know this will be a great move for you and I'm really excited to follow along :)

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  7. Congratulations! You guys will never want to leave your house with that view! I wouldn't blame you if you didn't. :)

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  8. I can't wait to see the adventure unfold! I'm sure it will involve lots of beautiful photos and (even though you claim not to be a designer) hopefully some tips and tricks I can bookmark for the future :) Congrats!!

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  9. Ahhh congrats!! I want to hear more about the process! Nick and I have talked about this for the future, too. SO EXCITING!

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  10. Congratulations.. wow that looks stunning.
    Good luck with the whole process.. looking forward to following along.

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  11. Wow, your new place is in such a beautiful spot!!! That is so exciting!

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  12. I'm SO thrilled for you guys! I cannot wait to see your new place take shape. I know it's going to be nothing short of extraordinary!!

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  13. Wow! How exciting!!! What a fun adventure for you guys!

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  14. Oh my gosh this is so exciting!! You are going to love building your home, even when its frustrating/stressful/overwhelming, it will so be worth it in the end and I cannot wait to see the end result!

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  15. Girl, this is awesome!! What an amazing thing you guys are doing! And I love the view you will have from your house. WOW!

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  16. Congratulations! I can't wait to follow along with your house-building journey! That lot is dreamy!

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  17. Um, that view is dreamy!!!! How perfect for you guys! Congrats! I can't wait to hear more about it :)

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  18. I am so excited for you (and totally jealous too) but that's okay cause I love ya!

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  19. So SO excited for you guys!! I wanna hear ALL about it and see all your selections because your style is spot on and it already sounds A+, ha!! :) Also, I work for a homebuilder so I'm totally into that stuff.

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  20. That's amazing!!! I'm so excited for you guys. I would love to build a house, but I'm pretty sure I would be lost. Actually I might be better at getting a house built than decorating it after it is built. We are in the middle of buying a home right now and I'm so excited but every time I think of decorations or just where to put a couch...I'm at a total loss. Oy.

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  21. So exciting! Congrats to you guys! Can't wait to follow along in your building journey!

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  22. That is so exciting! Your spot is simply gorgeous!

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  23. I don't know how I missed this post! So exciting! Love your new design too!

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  24. OMG! I'm so excited for you! What a wonderful opportunity to build and design your own house! I don't mind if you share a few of your designs and decor ideas with us; you have such good taste, plus, this is truly a major life moment. Best wishes. I can't wait to follow this journey with you.

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  25. ahhhh how exciting!!!! can't wait to follow along :)

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  26. Oh that is so exciting! I am so excited to follow along ♥ We are hoping to build a home one day too :)

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