• Our Build

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

    I shared our why in a previous post, and now I will start delving into the how of building our own home with no experience. First of all, let’s talk financing. If you will be paying cash, none of this part applies to you, but there are some helpful tips further down! However, if you plan on getting a construction to perm loan, depending on where you live, you may…

    August 21, 2020
  • Home

    Outdoor Living

    Living in Florida, creating outdoor spaces for our family to enjoy year round was just as important as creating indoor ones! While intense heat, humidity, heavy rain and bugs are all thing we deal with, we made sure to create spaces we could utilize throughout the year. With three different porches and a sitting area next to our pond, there are plenty of options to choose from when looking for…

    August 17, 2020
  • Our Build

    Our Why

    When I met Daniel, he shared that it had been his lifelong dream to build his own home with his own hands. In fact, we were cleaning our garage out recently, and came across a paper he had written in high school about his goals for life. One of the five listed was to build his own home! He is very creative, artistic, loves working with his hands and definitely…

    August 17, 2020
  • Our Build

    Our Flooring Choices

    When building our new house, we knew one decision that would set the tone for our entire home was our flooring. Considering it is the first thing you see when you open the door and is the foundation for every other design element, we knew it was important to choose something we loved and would set the correct tone for everything else we did. Since we have a very open…

    August 7, 2020
  • Home Tours

    The Old Barn

    Today, I am so excited to share a home tour of @the.old.barn with you! Designed, self-contracted, decorated and photographed by the homeowner, Jessica, you can see the detail and thought that went into every single space! I asked Jessica to introduce herself to you and here is what she had to say: “I am Jessica and my husband is Cody. We have 2 boys, Barrett (13) and Kyle (12), and…

    May 7, 2020