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Noell

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    How We Made Our Home a Smart Home with Alexa and Ring

    Here are the ways we made our home a smart home with Alexa smart home and Ring home security products. We collaborated with Amazon Devices and Ring to make our home more functional, convenient and safe. When we moved into our new home last year, we doubled our square footage. As a work from home, homeschooling family of 6, we spend a lot of our time in our home. I’m…

    April 9, 2021
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    Our Living Room Decor

    Home trends in NE Florida seem to be several years behind trends I see in other parts of the country. It seems to take a few seasons for new and exciting decor to wind its way to our part of the country. I found this very surprising when I first moved here as I thought surely being on the coast and close to places like Miami and Atlanta would mean…

    March 2, 2021
  • Our Build

    How We Built Our Home- Primarily With Our Own Hands, Even Though We Had No Experience Building A House: Part III- Instagram

    So far in this series, we have have discussed why we decided to build our own home, how we got financed as self-employed owner builders, and how we were able to frame the house ourselves. So now let’s delve into the how Instagram affected our build. After the house was framed in, the next projects we took on were not nearly as overwhelming. Daniel had vast general construction knowledge and…

    August 27, 2020
  • Our Build

    Our Clopay Garage Doors

    Words cannot begin to describe the rich character and charm our Clopay Canyon Ridge garage doors add to our home! As owner builders, we were responsible for choosing every aspect of our home, without the guidance of an experienced contractor. This meant research was an integral part of every decision we made. We chose our Clopay Garage doors because of their durability and the beauty they added to our home….

    August 27, 2020
  • Our Build

    How We Built Our Home- Primarily With Our Own Hands, Even Though We Had No Experience Building A House: Part II- Framing

    Research is key if you are thinking about undertaking a large project like building your own home. We spent countless hours researching every single aspect of our home. It consumed us for months, but it saved us so much money and allowed us to do so much ourselves, it was absolutely worth it! We did not take anything at face value or first answer, if we didn’t like the price…

    August 23, 2020