I've Got a Secret

October 1, 2015

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So...I've been keeping a little secret from all of you. We are building a house! And we've already started! Because we don't have enough going on already...let's add a major project, right?


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I'm finally coming out of the fog of new baby + new house decisions + current house showings....which means I finally get to share our big news. Here's little Sadie on our land just before they broke ground. Yep....this California girl is going to be living in the woods. It's a big change for me but I'm so excited!

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My husband and Hudson at the "big giant hole." As you can imagine, this process is basically Hudson's dream come true.

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Dirt + trucks = Hudson is the happiest boy EVER.

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So far they've put in the foundation for the house, the basement, and have started working on the first floor. 

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I've picked out every single fixture, appliance, flooring, and hardware in the house already....so all that's left is to decide on paint colors! Well, and for the guys to actually build the house. But still. Making ALL THE DECISIONS (plus getting our current house ready to sell and dealing with showings too) just weeks after having a baby was no joke....but it's done and I can't wait to see it all come together. I'll be blogging about the process for anyone who is interested. Once we get some walls up I'll be sure to share a little tour with you all!

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If you have any questions please let me know...I'll try to include the answers in an upcoming post. I'm nosy and love these kind of details from other bloggers...but I have no clue what you all want to know, so be sure to ask! Also, we are moving out of our current house next week. Yikes. Send prayers. And wine. 


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28 Responses to “I've Got a Secret”

  1. So exciting!! Congrats!! We just finished a tear down/rebuild, and it was SO FUN to be able to pick out everything!! Cam loved being around the construction, so I am sure Hudson is in heaven! I cannot wait to see it!!! Good luck! :) (And drink LOTS of wine!)

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  2. Cheers to a new home, lady! There never is the perfect time right, might as well mesh it all up together :)! I second drinking wine <3!

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  3. oh yay! congratulations. Selling a house with kids is HARD! We have been thinking about it as well but with two dogs, and two children - ACK! I dont even want to go there, yet!

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  4. Congratulations! I have to say, I am SO jealous! It's my dream to build our own house and pick every single tiny thing for it. I wouldn't even know where to start on finding any of the information out, so I can't WAIT for your info post! Questions... I have TONS! Mostly financial if you don't mind. Just wondering how you even go about buying the land, and then getting the loan to build the house, while owning a house, and how do you figure out if you can afford it all at once? I'm assuming there's some person that will hold my hand through this and walk me through it, maybe?!

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  5. Huge congratulations! That's so exciting! Noah would love the construction site too and I would love picking all the finishes :).

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  6. Congrats! We also sold and bought a new home while I was on maternity leave and it was no fun in a car during a showing with a 3 week old and two dogs lol. Good luck!

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  7. how exciting!! can't wait to see it!

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  8. So exciting!! Congratulations! Can't wait to see the progress :)

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  9. Yay! So so so happy you're building your dream house! It's going to be perfection- I just know it!

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  10. YAY! So exciting. And stressful. And chaotic. And amazing :) Congrats!

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  11. Congratulations!!!! SO exciting! You're basically living my dream so share all. the. details!

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  12. Congratulations!!! What a fantastic venture! By the time its done youll be so happy to move in it wont feel overwhelming at all (or it will be overshadowed by the excitement.) Cant wait to see how lovely its going to be!

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  13. Congrats!!! What an awesome (but crazy) time for you guys!!!!

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  14. what a dream! and how VERY exciting!!!

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  15. Wow! How exciting! And how brave of you to be building a house and selling yours just after having a baby. I've done it before with one baby, and it was no joke. I can only imagine doing that with a toddler and a new baby! Hopefully your move goes well and you all are able to see your house soon. Can't wait to see the progress that is made on your home and the house once it's finished. We've been talking about building a house in the somewhat near future, so I'm all about you sharing the fun [and some maybe not so fun] details about building a house.

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  16. We just got done building a house, and it is a lot of hard work picking out all the finishings. Good luck and hopefully it all goes smoothly. I'm sure it's going to be awesome in the end :)

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  17. Congratulations, I cannot wait to see the finished result :)

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  18. Congratulations, mama!! How awesome!!! I cannot wait to see how it looks!! Hope the build goes smoothly!

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  19. Holy COW this is exciting news! And super interesting to me, as we have been thinking about building for a few months. Except for every 20 minutes when I have a heart attack and decide we can't afford it. LOVE the lot, it's so gorgeous and I'm way jealous!! Can't wait to read more!

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  20. I am so excited and can't wait to hear more! This is my dream for one day:)

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  21. Oh I love this so much! We bought a lot but have yet to break ground. SUPER interested to hear how it goes for you and any tips/trucks you can share! Congrats!

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  22. So exciting!! Are you moving far from where you are now? When are you set to be able to move in (I always wonder how these things are timed when winter is in the mix)? And, what is one thing in the new house that you are most excited about?

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  23. Sooo exciting!! Congrats to y'all!! I can't wait to read all your post because I love these kinds of things too!!

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  24. So exciting! We're planning to build within the next 5 years. I'm excited and honestly a little scared! Did you guys do custom plans?

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  25. congrats! excited to see it come together

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  26. Congratulations! So exciting for your family! It is a dream of ours to one day build our own house to our specs. There is so much opportunity to make it exactly what you want!

    Annie- All Things Big and Small

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  27. Congratulations! What an exciting time and adventure ahead! Wishing you all the best x

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