Happy Labor Day! Hope you all are enjoying your three day weekend! We have been quite busy over here, kicking off football season, house hunting & trying to soak up every last minute of this beautiful late Summer weather by hitting the pool & staying out past our bedtime for live music & ice cream.
We spent yesterday morning checking out a few houses & meeting with another potential builder. In our area, you can get a lot of square footage for your money, which was a total shock to us after living in both Iowa & Florida where that is definitely not the case. Most of the houses here are a very traditional, southern style, more formal & decorative style than what I would normally be drawn to. We found a few houses that we really liked, but all would require some major projects that we just don't have the time & money to invest with three young kids. So after weighing our options, we have decided to build!! This is definitely the most exciting, yet risky option, as we don't get to see the actual house aside from floor plans & drawings, and it's always hard to visualize how the yard will look once there is a house & porch, but we are going to just take a big leap of faith and go for it!!
Our next step is to finalize the floor plan. We want to make sure that it is something very functional for our family, a lot of homes here have formal living & dining rooms (like our house now) or but that just makes for a big messy playroom with a dining room table in it. Ideally we would love for each of the girls to have their own rooms, as well as a separate guestroom (which we also use as a playroom) since we have a lot of out of town guests. We will know more this week & I can't wait to share more along the way.
Before I had this blog, I blogged for over three years (about nothing really) sharing all sorts of home inspiration & things that I loved. This was all before Pinterest existed, and I know all of the inspiration and pretty pictures in the world can be found there, but sometimes I think it can be a bit overwhelming. So I am going back to old school blogging for a bit while we are on our home search, I am going to share all of my favorite inspiration pictures rather than just pinning them. Starting today with a few mudroom photos that I love. I would love a space like one of these!
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Beautiful organization & laundry space like these are what mom dreams are made of! ;)
Enjoy your three day weekend, friends!!
PS. My chambray romper posted last week that I love so much is on sale with an additional 30% off today, it's my favorite & super convenient for nursing! XO