Friday, August 31, 2012

a trip down memory lane... 1 year later!

It's hard to believe that Bryan and I have now lived in our home for 1 year.
Building a house is an overwhelming, draining, enlightening and fulfilling process.
I feel settled, at peace and so totally connected to this home.

Here's a trip down memory lane...

January 2011 - Under Contract


January 2011 - our lot

Lot 262 is ours! (hardly any of the others were sold... they lied, and we had our choice :)
January-February 2011 - overwhelmed at the Design Center

March 2011 - Ground Breaking: foundation poured

April 2011 - Framing
May 2011 - Primed


May 2011 - Painted

May - Cabinet installation

May 2011 - garage doors, pillars, front porch

May 2011 - Love my double oven that I faught (the builder) so hard for!

May 2011 - Granite placed, appliances & lighting installed

June 2011 - painting... Bryan measuring for a refrigerator

June 2011 - Happy to see the master bath coming along

June 2011 - Our driveway was laid, 1st time car was pulled into driveway

June 2011 - We have a tree and planters

June 2011 - Finally decided on backsplash

June 2011 - making so much progress

June 2011 - plumbing

June 2011 - front porch complete

June 2011 - Flooring installation

June 2011 - Carpet installation

June 2011 - Pendant lighting installed and electricity on

June 2011 - We have carpet

July 2011 - Kitchen complete

July 2011 - Master bath complete

August 2011

August 2011- We officially closed and the house is ours! - Gift basket from builder and flowers from Bryan

August 2011 - Moving day shit-show
August 2011 - 8 days after moving in... this was our last day at home until CHRSTMAS!!
Fall 2011 - snuck in 2 days at home over Thanksgiving weekend

Winter 2011 - Love our Christmasy house :)
Christmas 2011

January 2012 - Wonder who made this mess?

Valentine's Day 2012

February 2012 - Most perfect door hanger ever!

February 2012
March 2012 - Our 1st snow

March 2012 - Master closet complete

March 2012 - backyard fun

May 2012 - Bryan painted our island green

March/April - Fence and Patio

The lived in look!


August 2012 - It's officially been 1 year since we moved in!

I am a part of my house and my house is a complete reflection of me!

38 comments:

  1. Your home is absolutely beautiful!! I know y'all are so proud to have been so involved in this process and making it happen! I am impressed!! (:

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  2. yay! can't believe it has been one year!!

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  3. building your own house looks like so much fun because you get to design exactly what you want! so awesome! congrats on being in your home for 1 year! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  4. building your own house looks like so much fun because you get to design exactly what you want! so awesome! congrats on being in your home for 1 year! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  5. Your home is beautiful! Love your kitchen :) That seems like such a long process, I'd be so glad when I finally got to move in!

    Lauren
    http://laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

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  6. I love this! Congrats on your first year in the house!

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  7. Kate! YOUR HOURS IS GORGEOUS!!! Oh my word!! I love it so much! The gray and the red front door...LOVE!!! :) :) :)
    And umm that photo of your first snow...beautiful! WOW!!
    And I just have to say I love that you put a christmas tree on the front porch, how gorgeous is that!! :)
    you are inching me more and more wanting to move out that way ;) Tony and I need to make our way out for a visit, seriously soon!!
    Beautiful photos and memories for you two :)

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  8. your home is absolute perfection! i love when i see pictures of it. my dream home :)

    have a fabulous weekend!

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  9. I love, love, LOVE your house!! And, that 'first snow' pic is adorable :) I'm so jealous, I can't wait to settle down in one place and do the same one day!

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  10. I love all the pictures! your house is so cute! :)

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  11. Beautiful Taste! Enjoy and cherish all the memories...

    Angela - (hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com)

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  12. Wow I cannot believe it's been a YEAR! How crazy fast does time fly by? What a beautiful home you've both created for yourselves.

    And I love the CB&TL mug :)

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  13. 1. Your home is GORGEOUS!!!! You all did such an amazing job putting it all together. I would have been so overwhelmed (and I'm sure you were).
    2. I LOVE that you live in Charlotte!! I am only about 2 hours west of you!

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  14. I LOVE your house! I think I've said that before too! Don't ever invite me to stay because I don't think I'd want to leave it! ;)

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  15. Congrats on one year in your home! It is absolutely gorgeous!

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  16. Wow, has it really already been a year?? I remember when you first said you guys were building! Your house is beautiful - congrats!! :)

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  17. Wow looks like a lot of work, but your house is absolutely gorgeous and definitely looks like all of the stress was worth it. I am IN LOVE with your front porch! It's weird once you become a homeowner what things excite you. hahah I want a big, covered porch like that on our next house. Very nice home!!!

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  18. you have such a beautiful home Kate. I am really looking forward to the day when we can purchase our own home! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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  19. I love your house! It's so perfect and gorgeous.
    I can't believe it's been a year! Time goes by way too fast

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  20. Wow. How am I just finding your blog? Love it! And love your house... Very jealous. I live in Chicago. Pretty sure my "house" is the size of one of your rooms.

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  21. You have such a beautiful home.. it's been fun watching it progress over the year!

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  22. So awesome, congrats on 1 year. this is me and my husband's dream! happy september!

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  23. Your house at Christmas is my dream!

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  24. stop yourself.

    this is freaking amazing. i just showed my husband and was all "OMG CAN WE BUILD A HOUSE?! LOOK! THEY DID IT! LOOK HOW AWESOME IT IS!" Haha, seriously though, it's gorgeous, well done :)

    www.dysfunctionaleverafter.com

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  25. Your house looks amazing and I love that it is a reflection of you! I have yet to have my own house yet, but my boyfriend is a home owner and builder so I was able to go through the process of building a home with him and it is a LOT of work! So good work and everything looks amazing. I especially love your laptop and puppy pick - looks so nice to work there!

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  26. LOVED seeing your home, especially through all the stages :) It's gorgeous!

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  27. Perfect! You guys are so blessed!

    Love it!


    Brooke

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  28. what a fun trip down memory lane...so much can change in a year, right??? you guys are just the sweetest couple ever and love how you've made your house a home together my friend ;)

    OXOX

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  29. Just found your blog, what beautiful photos and what a wonderful home! Newest follower, follow back if you'd like!

    http://www.stilettosanddiaperbags.com/

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  30. Ohh, it is simply gorgeous!!! Love the color of the kitchen cabinets! Love this post!

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  31. wow your house is gorgeous!!! i love the elements you picked out, you are definitely creating great memories in that house

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  32. I hope my hubby and I can do this one day.
    You and Bryan did such an amazing job!! I would LOVE to come home to that house.

    And don't even get me started on your closet. JEALOUS!

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  33. Your house is gorgeous!!! Love it!!

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  34. Your house is amaizng! :) Asbsolutely love it! You guys are the perfect couple!

    xo

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  35. I need your cute door hanger! Where did you get it? I'm a die-hard Chargers fan and my boyfriend loves the Steelers. Its perfect!

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  36. Just came across your blog and enjoying catching up! This is such a great post, your house is beautiful! What an adventurous, exciting life y'all have! So excited to join your fabulous blog! :)

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