February 29, 2012


Our house has been framed!

They weren't supposed to start the framework until this past Monday but I received a text from my builder on Saturday that showed a picture of the framework going up (I guess they wanted to start early!) so I stopped by on Sunday to check it out and this is what it looked like after one day:

February 28, 2012

Barstool Battle

We have a little snack bar/island in the kitchen of our new house:

I've made some modifications to it so the illustration in the floor plan isn't as accurate as to what it'll end up looking like but that's another topic for another day.

February 27, 2012


The house's foundation has been poured and the framework that was supposed to start today actually started on Saturday (YAY!) so I'll have a framework update later this week :)

Garage and front entry:

February 24, 2012

Dexter's Domicile

I'm constantly looking for new pieces to add to my oh-so-small art collection and I'm happy to report that I've added a new one:

[ Image via Fab.com ]

In case you can't tell what it is, it's a blueprint drawing of Dexter's Miami apartment! My boyfriend and I are addicted to Dexter and when I saw this print, I knew it'd be a great conversation piece to add to our new house's future gallery wall :)

I ordered it on Tuesday during one of Fab's flash sales so it's no longer available on their website but you can buy the floorplan of your choice at the artist's site, www.fantasyfloorplans.com. It's going to take 5-6 weeks to arrive but I can't wait!

PS: There were some setbacks yesterday so today's the (new) day my house's foundation gets poured :D

February 23, 2012

Pre-Foundation Update

Yesterday I stopped by the house to take some photos of the place before the foundation gets poured today. It was kind of fun to see everything all framed out but honestly, it's much smaller than I was expecting and I'm kind of disappointed :(

February 22, 2012

Plumbing's In

I meant to post these photos last week but time got away from me. Our house's plumbing went in last week and I snapped these photos last Thursday:

February 21, 2012

Bedroom Bench

A week ago I showed you the mood board I had in mind for my new master bedroom:

I had mentioned how I still needed to purchase the bench that's shown at the end of the bed and well, I have! I ordered it yesterday during Overstock's President's Day sale and managed to save over $45!

 [ All images via Overstock.com ]

I wasn't planning on purchasing it for a while since I have no where to store it until we move but the price has gone up twice now and I was afraid that it was going to go up again. It's scheduled to be delivered on Friday and I'm really looking forward to seeing it in person since it's received so many great reviews!

What's an unexpected purchase that you've made lately?

February 20, 2012

Secondhand Settee: Part 2

I'm a little late posting but as promised on Thursday, here are some additional pictures of my secondhand settee:

It's currently hanging out in my living room since our storage unit is full and we don't have anywhere else to store it until we move.

February 16, 2012

Secondhand Settee

Yesterday I stumbled across these images on Pinterest:

[ Image via House and Home ]

[ Image via Flutter Flutter ]

I liked the combination of the large settee paired with the sling chairs, simple rug, art and mix of tables. I immediately thought that the set up would be a great option for my future loft so I started looking for settees on various sites like Overstock, Amazon, Wayfair, etc.

Quickly into my search however, I learned that most of them ran between $500 - $2,500 which is wayyy out of my budget so right before heading to bed I checked Craigslist to see what I could find and ... BINGO!

February 14, 2012

Sweet Dreams

Back in December I ordered a new bed for our new master bedroom. I purchased the bed shown below from Joss & Main during one of their flash sales.

It's no longer available from them but you can get it on Amazon here. Unfortunately it seems like the bed has gotten some bad reviews in regards to the quality of it but I won't be able to see what kind of quality it is until I move into my new place since I have no room to set it up and check it out now. I'm hoping everything will be OK because I'll be unable to return the bed when I move so fingers crossed!

February 9, 2012

The Beginning

Work on my house has finally begun!!! My builder got the 100% go ahead yesterday and today the crew started setting up temporary forms on my lot:

My neighbor's house is almost done!

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