Here She Is!!!

  • The New House

probably thinking…. “Um Katelyn… are there going to be anymore house pics?! You kinda left us hanging!”. Well, there is definitely an explanation for that. The reason I haven’t been posting new house images is because well….. it’s pretty much DONE!!! Yea. Done. As in, we have running water, electricity, heat/air, flooring… all that is missing are a few pieces of trim. It’s CRAZYYYY!! It went from dirt to our dream home in a matter of three months! It’s just insane. Of course there have been some bumps along the road…. and before we close I’m SURE there will be several more but I’ve been told that is normal.

So the reason that I haven’t been posting pictures is because every day that we are out there, we hear about ONE more thing that will be installed and I think “Well, I’m not going to share images until the front door is painted….or until the grass comes… or until the railings are up!”  Basically I wanted to do a BIG reveal of the front of our new home and today is the day. It’s only one iPhone image but you KNOW there will be more to come! And goodness! Just look at those clouds? We’re beyond thankful for this huge project that God has allowed us to take part in. It’s a little scary at times to think about owning a REAL house…. as my sister likes to call it, a “Big Girl House”…. but I’m excited to see how God uses this building. We built this house for many reasons… one being that we want to have space to open our home up to a lot of people. Our little house has been MAXED out the last 3 years and now we’re so excited to have SPACE!!! Guys, I have a PANTRY! …. and a REAL closet! YAYY!!!!

So I’m just giving you a peak of the outside of the house… we’ll be sure to post more as we start the moving process but let me be honest… there is SO MUCH TO DO! I spend my free time searching for light fixtures, rugs and blinds! Michael spends his free time researching fridges, TV’s and Security systems. It’s a lot to handle but we know it’s going to be SO worth it come the end of May when we close!

So before I go, let me tell you about the front of the house! We’re a little obsessed with it… mainly because this STONE has been my baby the last two months. We had some issues with the wrong stone being installed…. and let me tell you, that wasn’t a fun two weeks.  However, they fixed it and we returned from our trip and LOVED the correct stone! So the garage, and the second story exterior are all stone and the porch is a tan brick. We fell in love with these craftsmen style homes because of all of the different textures! They’re just beautiful! So this may sound strange but while Michael’s FAVORITE part of the front is the porch… my favorite part are the GARAGE DOORS! I just LOVE them!!! We selected a “European” style elevation and so that means we got AWESOME garage doors that look like they are from an old carriage house! We also love our landscaping… mainly because we don’t have to maintain it. This is low-maintenance community…. which is PERFECT for us because really, when do we have time for yard work?! We despise it! So we’re thankful that that responsibility is taken care of.

So what do you think?! I’m so excited to share the rest! Have a fabulous Tuesday!


48 Comments Our Home, Personal
  1. katie yuen reply

    Its BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I am so so happy for you and Michael and Bokeh!!! :)

  2. Rebekah Hoyt reply

    It is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

  3. Alicia White reply

    It’s beautiful !!! I laughed bc we moved here Jan 25th and I still havent “shown off” the house yet because I was waiting for us to powerwash the outside and for our tree to bloom! So I understand!!!!! :-) You are going to make so many beautiful memories in that home!! YaY!!

  4. Michael Alsop reply

    Woop Woop!!! I am going to sit on that front porch all day long!!!

  5. Urška Majer reply

    Your house looks beautiful! And let me tell you i was waiting for a new house post! Can’t wait to see how you decorate the interior :)

  6. Abby reply

    It looks so good! We’re saving for a house and I desperately want to custom build something, and one of my stipulations is STONE!

  7. Mallory reply

    Your house looks AMAZING!!!

  8. Shelley Hohe reply

    I LOVE it! Reminds me of our home in oregon with the big porch! I love craftsman style homes as well…too bad now that we are in California we don’t see many of them. They really do have so much character!! Enjoy your new home!!

  9. Sarah Heppell reply

    The garage doors are amazing!!! :) Congrats on the beautiful place :) Cant wait to see the inside

  10. Alexandra {Heart Love Weddings} reply

    It looks so gorgeous, Katelyn! Dream house indeed!!

  11. Mary Marantz reply

    LOOOOOOOOVE!!! Those garage doors are to die for! xo

  12. Kat reply

    Yayyyyy it looks amazing!!! And I agree with you – those garage doors are to die for!! Can’t wait to see the inside :)

  13. Jennifer reply

    It looks great! I would have picked the same house elevation. It is great to find out I share similar taste with a woman of style. Enjoy your new home!

  14. Dana Fleck reply

    Your new home is beautiful!!! This is the epitome of a “perfect dream home”. Enjoy it!

  15. Ashlyn reply

    Wow, it’s amazing!!!! Love love love it, the exterior is beautiful. Love the garage doors. Can’t wait to see what you do inside!! :)

  16. Gabrielle C reply

    Your new home is STUNNING!!! I love every bit of the front. I’m a huge fan of the stonework as well. When my husband and I upgrade to a bigger house down the road I would love to incorporate stone. Congratulations, it’s an amazing feeling to have a ‘big girl home’. :)

  17. Stephanie Messick reply

    CONGRATS Katelyn! Love it!!!

  18. Angela Snyder reply

    Awesome! my favorite part is when you get an instant yard after they put the grass in!

  19. Rachel May reply

    SO pretty! Congratulations y’all!! It really does look like a dream!

  20. Renee @ savoring life through the lens reply

    CONGRATS!!!!! you two deserve this beauty!!! it’s fabulous!!!!! SO happy for you and i’ve loved following your house journey!!! :)

  21. Blythe K reply

    Beautiful!!! love the house!!! I cannot wait to see what y’all will do inside!

  22. Elizabeth McClung reply

    I Love it!!! I cant wait for ours to be done.

  23. Elizabeth reply

    wow gorgeous — it is so exciting to see the house go from a sketch to the real thing…congratulations and enjoy every moment in your new home….cannot wait to see how you decorate it.

  24. Rachel reply

    It looks GREAT!!! Congrats on the new house!! :)

  25. Evie Perez reply

    I love it katelyn!!! is so beautiful!! congrats to you michael and bokeh!! i am pretty sure bokeh will have no problem taking ownership of his new home.

  26. Amy Jo reply

    Check out, they rock! You’re house is beautiful. I pinned it because it is so pretty. i love the garage doors, and the rock work is beautiful. I wish you many a happy night relaxing on that porch!

  27. Julie @ Table for Two reply

    It’s absolutely STUNNING!!! I can’t wait to move in! Haha juuuust kidding ;)

  28. Jennifer Krieg reply

    Congratulations it is beautiful!!!!

  29. Tori Watson reply

    sooo beautiful, katelyn! i’m really excited for you guys! aaron & i are in the process of closing on a house, too. such a fun, exciting time in life! (definitely hear you on the bumps in the road, though….our’s is currently delayed because of some paper work between banks….oh joy)

  30. Joel K reply

    Gorgeous you guys! Absolutely love the garage doors. Excellent choice.

  31. Caroline reply

    oh my goooossshh!!!!!! SLUMBERPARTAAAYYY :)

  32. Shauna Ploeger reply

    So cozy and cute. I love it, especially the stone work. Congratulations! You deserve it! You work so hard :)

  33. Emily Koska reply

    I absolutely adore your new home! This is exactly what I envision my future home being. I think when all is done you should do a blog post on the process of custom building your own own! Like how you found a contractor and tips/advice :)

  34. Allie reply

    Ahh! SO excited for you, Katelyn! The house is beautiful:)

  35. Lateisha reply

    Wowza!!! Talk about curb appeal. This house is devine, Katelyn!!!! Congrats and God bless you in your exciting endeavor! :)

  36. Kristina W. reply

    It’s beautiful! Can’t believe it’s done already, it seemed so fast! I can’t wait to see interior pictures! :)

  37. Tira J reply

    Love it! Can’t wait to see more! xoxo

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  39. Sarah Adams reply

    Wowwwww!!! Its sooo gorgeous!!!

  40. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    Absolutely amazing! That stone you picked out is gorgeous…it’s what I’ve wanted (picked out :) when/if I get my dream home. :)

  41. Terri baskin reply

    I’m in LOVE!!!!!

  42. Abby Grace W reply

    WOWZERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its sooooooooooooo gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):) I bet y’all are super excited!!! Cant wait to see more pictures:):) God bless!!!!

  43. molly stillman reply

    GAH! it is beautiful!!!!

  44. Annetta reply

    I love it Katelyn, it’s beautiful!! Love all the stone and brick but I agree those garage doors are the icing on the cake!! Enjoy this home and I hope you will have lots of happy memories in it.

  45. Alexis reply

    You have a beautiful home! :) Congrats! :)

  46. Kristen Parnell reply

    Hey. I love your new house.where did you build it at

  47. jenn of hello|inspira reply

    OH MY GOSH! i am late in posting this but congratulations!!! THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!

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