Home Design + Decor

Piece by piece

May 5, 2016

We’ve seen some progress with the framing of the first floor in the past few days. It’s really helping me understand the scale of each room and  the layout a little more.

Mudroom frame 2

This is the mudroom. (Can’t you tell? Duh. 😉 ) I was really particular about this room in the house. We even designed a special place for Guy Harvey, our beloved cat we lost unexpectedly last Dec. We’ll still build that special spot for him, and one day perhaps another cat will join our family and occupy it.

downstairs framed

I have a post in the works that might be helpful to anyone considering building a home. I hope to have that up next week. The whole process is definitely not for the faint of heart. It’s a big commitment in many ways to build a home, and I kind of have a lot on my plate in general right now. I’m starting to realize maybe I’ve bit off more than I can chew in many areas of life, but I’ve realized that “good enough” is the best I can do on any given day and the only person who knows that I’m giving my version of “good enough” is probably just me.

This season of life is tough. I’ve been thinking about how much life has changed in the past 2 years since Braden joined our family. I’m exhausted, and all the decisions for the house make me even more tired. I know this season will pass and one day I’ll wish for more nights when Braden curls up on my chest to fall asleep.

Looking forward to the weekend. Are you?

More soon,




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1 Comment

  • Reply Jackie May 9, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Wow – things are really coming together with the house! I’m so excited for you, Ben and Braden! I’m sure when you see the finished product you guys worked so hard on, you will be so happy. 🙂 Love seeing Braden work on the house with all his tools. Definitely a Mr. Fix it like his daddy. 😉

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