Monday, February 8, 2016

Progress Continues!

There has been so much progress since my last post! The whole family has been sick with various illnesses since Christmas so it has been difficult to find time to post. Here the house is being wrapped in Tyvek barrier. Little beans are standing in the future stairwell. Hopefully I can get you more updated in the next few weeks. The entire project should be done in only 4 more months! I can hardly wait :)

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Ready For A New Year!

Hard to believe I will be writing my blog from our new home not long from now. Once I became a mom it felt like my life was in a holding pattern as every moment was spent caring for the children, working, or cleaning the house. Now that my youngest bean is 2, things are really starting to change. I feel like I have some time to catch my breath and relax (well a little at least). Even with all of the house excitement in the coming year, I am most excited to see my little beans grow. It is bittersweet to have them depend on me less and less, but worth every moment to see them start to depend on each other more and more.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Starting To Take Shape

Framing is up, and rooms are starting to appear. It is surreal to see the spaces you created on paper start to take shape. The beans are still not that impressed. They are way more excited about the surrounding dirt. There is a subliminal message on baby beans shirt (digging up dirt everywhere). I swear I did not plan that. :)

Sunday, December 27, 2015

From Sticks to Concrete

Progress continues on the Little Bean Homestead. Again, we are a lot further along than these photos, but I wanted you to be able to see the progression. Who does not love a good before and after?!?! The little beans can be a challenge when visiting the home site, but luckily there is lots and lots of dirt and mud to keep them busy. We are so excited to have a real back yard with woods and wildlife. Other homeowners say that the deer will ruin your plants, but Mr. Bean and I would be so excited to see them in our yard! (I guess I should reserve the right to change my mind about this down the road lol)

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

I am still here!

One of the best things about blog land is that you can come and go as you please. Remember my post about saying goodbye to our old home? Well we did, and life has been CRAZY ever since. House sold super quick.  I am talking the first day on the market quick. (i thought that kind of stuff only happened on HGTV) We had a beautiful lot in mind to build a home but had not even finalized our plans when it sold. So we all squeezed into a small condo and the great builder search was underway. It took a LOT of searching, but we finally found the perfect one.

As you all know I did not finish my project 52 :( However, I did take WAY more than 52 photos with all of this new house building. Just did not get around to posting them because life was so crazy. One thing that I have really enjoyed during this process is searching for other people building houses to see what they are going through and see some of their photos. I figured it was only kind to share my own for anyone else out there searching for some new house inspiration as well. There have been a ton of developments in a short period of time but I figured it was best to start at the beginning. Here are some before photos of the most beautiful lot and the start of our foundation. This is just the beginning! :D

Monday, August 24, 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015


Well, you got to see Superman. Now it is time to reveal Batman. :) Life with boys - so special in its own way.