Le Ooba Tuba

Ta-Da! Our house is just a mere three weeks away from being move-in ready and we are gearing up for the big move. I’ve been collecting boxes from work for about 3 months now and we will most likely still need more (read: I’m a pack rat). After visiting the house yesterday, we can definitely tell that they are getting close to completion. It feels like just yesterday that I was complaining about our hole in the ground and how they weren’t moving fast enough. Now it’s HERE! 

Below you can see how wonderful the inside of the house looks now! 
The first picture is of the entryway, and although it looks like nothing, underneath the paper covering is our WOOD FLOOR! We chose to add some wood flooring just to the front door entry way to add some color contrast in the living area (so it wasn’t just laminate all the way around). As you can see along the base boards, they painted the walls white as well and added trim. The very bottom segment of trim still needs to be painted, but the rest is finito!
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Next photo is of our living room- painted and trimmed
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I have told some folks, but our house will be all white even when we get the certificate of occupancy. Allen Edwin would have charged an arm and a leg for any additional colors and so we just decided it would be less expensive to paint the rooms ourselves. The paint on the walls and mantle are flat coat white and the ceiling is a textured white. We are in the process of figuring out what color we want in this room as well as the rest of the house. Let me tell you… HARD. DECISIONS. More to come on that later.

Next photo is the BEST ONE YET (also the reason for the title..). We got the shock of our lives when we turned the corner into the kitchen yesterday and saw that our countertops were in!!!!! The Ooba Tuba granite is finally here!!!! This was one of my most favorite decisions to make originally so its great to finally see it in the flesh. Its a deep green color with flecks of gold and black in it. Check it out!
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I was a bit afraid that with dark countertops and cabinets that the room would look too dark but it is great and wonderful and everything I hoped it would be 🙂 Yay for ooba tuba! Also, you may notice, our sink is in! Its a 60/40 design with a disposal in the left side.
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That is all the updates on the house that I can think of right now. But it is really really starting to come together! The next few things to be completed are mechanical finalization, carpet, plumbing finalization, our tile backsplash as well as tile hearth for the fireplace, and electrical finishing touches. 
WE. ARE. SO. CLOSE.!!!!!!!!!
Josh and I also took some silly photos at the house yesterday that actually turned out kinda cool. They are panoramas but we ran into certain frames of the shot to get multiple poses in each time. Hard to explain.. but check them out!
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Kinda snazzy, right? Gives you a good view of most of the first floor as well. 

I will leave you with this: my car ride buddy whenever we go visit the house 🙂 
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Yes we were stopped at a light and no you may not have him 😉

Check back soon for our moving plans!!!

A house to live in!

Friends! It has been too long! And FAR too many updates are needed! We have four weeks until our house is completed (Eee!) and so many things are getting done in rapid-fire succession. I was going to do a “Hey the dry wall/flooring is in and completed” blog post but then they painted and put in cabinets so quick, I thought that would be pointless. So I think I’ll put photos next to each other- one with dry wall completed, and one with the stuff like fireplace mantel and cabinets. Bear with me, there’s a lot of glorious details coming up here!!

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I’m SAYIN’!!!!!! This is our kitchen (obviously..) and it is starting to look SO good! 

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Different angles, but this is the living room with painted walls, and a fireplace mantle (which will be painted white eventually).

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All of our interior doors are in as well. They are four panel, flat finish doors (no wood grain- which I am so excited about). The door on the left is one guest bedroom closet door and then the door on the right is the door to the room that is open. 

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The kitchen cabinets are above (minus the one by the sink, which I just have in the main photo up top)
Next down are the bathroom cabinets!
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Guest bathroom on the left (with my all-time favorite- the linen closet!) and then the master is on the right. These both have marble on them now, so I already realize I’m outdated… but like I said… I CAN’T keep up! I suppose its a great problem to have. 
I will end this post with an uber-cool photo of our staircase leading downstairs:
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I promise to show more photos in the future when life settles down a bit. Thanks for reading! Hopefully we will have our OOBA TUBA granite countertops in sometime soon as well!

Siding and Shuttas!

Hey everyone. Wow. Feels like its been forever! With going back to work full-time, continuing physical therapy three days a week AND having a puppy… we are busy folks around these parts 🙂 

I don’t have muuuch of an update, because we don’t have many pictures from this stage, but it is an exciting one! Josh and I were under the impression that siding would be one of the last things done to our house (that’s the way all the houses in this neighborhood have been built), but one day we showed up and they were nailing the first few layers on! I am NOT complaining! Now not only does the inside look like a house, but the outside is finished! Check ‘er out 🙂

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Before and after! The color is pebble and we LOVE our choice! So sharp with the white trim.

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My goofy parents showing off our address on the garage!!! Yay!

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One side totally done, one side still construction zone. A little Loxley Lane love here in this photo 🙂

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Our front door, folks! And you see a sneak preview of our SHUTTERS!!! Below is the final product: siding aaaand shutters:

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TA DA!!!!!! Outside is complete 🙂 🙂 Apart from our moss green front door that will come in at the end of the project. 

Also- we are about 5-6 weeks out from completion of our home. Yes, seriously. THAT IS SO SOON. Stay tuned for the fun fun fun updates like cabinets, counter tops, and flooring!