garden beauties | biscotti & decaf snack | new mama bag | my view looking down Enjoying … the last days of pregnancy. Everywhere I go people ask how I’m doing. But it’s not like, “How is your day?” It’s more like, “HOW … ARE … YOU … DOING?” with a sly smile and a […]
Our Cozy Corner
Last month Dominic, Jemma, and I moved into my parent’s home. Since we’re in the midst of buying property to build, they so graciously offered up their spare room as our transition space. Initially, we thought we would be here for 3-4 months. But, thanks to the lovely county dragging out some details on the […]
Slow as a Snail With a Dash of Decor Inspiration
And … DONE!
Up, Up, & Away … It’s Moving Day!
I don’t think I ever gave our move a complete post.Now, moving day is upon us. It all started back in April. That’s when we purchased property to build. Then, Dominic was promoted to a Regional Account Manager at the building supply company he works for – his new territory encompasses all of Western Washington. […]
Girl of the Forest
The Brother Behind the Belly Button
This is the second installment from our family photo shoot on the property. It was a total side moment which resulted in my favorite pictures. I LOVE these few special moments between Jemma, brother, and I. There is no doubt in my mind that Jemma is going to be a fabulous sister. She already shows […]
Property Visit & Order Details
So … the county has everything they need for the setback adjustment and we’re just waiting on the official word/documentation that we’re good to go. Once that is complete we’ll move ahead with the septic design and excavation. As I mentioned, on Easter we visited the property again and I couldn’t help but take another […]
Dreaming of This House
We got the go-ahead from the county to have the property setback adjusted to 50 feet. WOOHOO! It will cost $1500 in paperwork (seriously), but at least we’re moving forward! Since things are progressing and I have the plans to swoon over I’ve been taking little walks through the house. Our home. These walks aren’t […]
Dear County, Let’s Be Friends
Uh … we’ve run into a few obstacles with our beloved property :( When we were marching around in the woods earlier this month we saw markers for 50 foot setbacks, turns out those expired a few years back and there are actually 100 foot setbacks on the property. A hundred feet makes the lot […]
We Have Land!
I’m brimming with excitement … WE HAVE LAND FOR OUR HOUSE! Here’s how it happened. I posted awhile back about how I was getting discouraged about not finding property. A good friend saw my post and told me that a piece of property across the street from her house in a lovely little neighborhood had […]