Hello friends! I wanted to document this huge event that’s currently taking place in our family. After 14 years of living in our little home in Covington, GA, and after much praying, we’ve decided to take a big leap and build our dream, steel-frame farmhouse!
Yes, you read that right! We have finally broken ground on our modern farmhouse…our forever home! It’s been a long-time dream of ours to move out onto some land, where we could have a little space in the open air…a place where the boys could hunt from the back porch and where us girls could craft away in our own craft room! If you’re already following along with me on Instagram and/or Facebook, then you would’ve already seen some pics where we made our big announcement a couple of months ago.
Our property was freshly mowed that day. 😉 It took my hubby at least 4 hours to cut that grass. If anybody has any suggestions as to how we can finish up the job more quickly, please share! 😉
It’s not that we weren’t happy in our “old” home….Our little bubble of neighbors — They were great! Some of our kiddos’ best friends were right across the street, too, and we made lots of great memories with our neighbors for the 14 years that we lived there! And our view in the backyard was a dream. We lived on the 15th green at our local golf course. So, almost every afternoon after school, our son and my hubby would walk onto the course from the backyard to play 9 holes of golf. And since we lived so close to our town’s square, we had a golf cart that would take us into downtown any time we wanted. It was the best! Yeah….We definitely made some great memories in that little house of ours. If you’d like to take the house tour of our “old” home, click this link here.
And now, it’s time to make new memories at our new home! We’re moving about 20 minutes away into a small, Georgia town called “Social Circle.” There’s a quaint coffee shop at the downtown square, plus a trendy farmhouse shop and boutique. Guess what else?? There’s just ONE traffic light. Yes, just one. 😉 But the town is filled with gorgeous, colonial homes and friendly faces. We’re excited to see what God has in store for us!
Something I want to point out before moving to my next exciting announcement is that when we were ready to sell, we sold our home before we even put it on the market! AND the buyers made an all-cash offer that was too good to refuse!! It’s been so cool to see God’s hand in all of this!
For those of you who didn’t know about this new journey we’ve begun….The eye-candy-filled magazine Cottages and Bungalows is following us from start to finish and will be publishing about our journey in every issue for 2018 and into 2019! We’ve actually already been featured in their current issue! Woot woot!
So here we are…
At the moment, our steel-frame, exterior shell has been delivered in pieces.
We’ve already broken ground and had the forms laid in an orderly fashion to prep for the concrete foundation pouring!
We have lots of plans for our farmhouse, and we definitely have some lofty goals, I know. But my feeling is, if you don’t aim high, you’ll have to just settle. And I don’t want to settle. 😉 Like Bo Jackson (the former American baseball AND football player who was named an All-Star in BOTH sports!) said, “Set your goals high, and don’t stop til you get there.” Isn’t that good?! 😉