guest house update

well, the framing is done! now comes the slow and depressing part. it is so deceiving how quickly this part goes, then everything slows down from here.

but look how pretty it is! the garage feels HUGE. it will be so nice to have someplace to store things. oh, and a place to park a car. imagine that! a garage where i can park a car, never had one of those.

so if you look at the picture above, the front section is the living area, and the back opening on the right will be french doors opening to the bedroom with a garden view. now i only need to fix up the garden. good thing my mom is a genius in that area.

the framed in part above the eave will be covered in cedar shingles to match the front of our house. the big opening in the front will be all doors (right, mom?). i can’t remember if its going to be a huge slider or french doors.

the porch is just deep enough to put a twin bed out there for napping. if you look out my girls’ bedroom windows, they look right at the guest house, and i’m sure there will be many days that they’ll spy my dad asleep on that porch bed.

oh, if only i could fast forward through this next part! i have been loving having my parents here so much lately. something about them “living” with us feels so natural to me. hmm… can’t imagine why it would feel natural to live with your parents? anyone? but it will be great for them to have their own space when they visit, and also soooo great to have the space available to the rest of our huge family and our friends when they want to visit. and i’m sure it will be adorable inside, too. my mom is an incredible decorator. i should have her show you all some pictures of their loft they live in at the lake. its adorable – very french, filled with vintage finds she has scoured thrift stores for. mom, send me some pictures of your loft, ok?

so, thats it for now. i’ve got some really fun stuff brewing up that i am so excited to share with you soon (no, i’m not pregnant)!



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    Sara@ Butterville says:

    I am so excited to see this when it is all done.
    Why am I not surprised that your mom is a decorator? MMMM. :)
    Can’t wait to see what you are brewing.

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    How great that you have the space to build something so nice!
    The creativity/decorating blessing must be a family thing? :) Maybe some will soak into my fingertips from my posy pins and then I’ll magically have “it” too! LOL

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    Lisa Leonard says:

    it looks amazing!! can’t wait to see what you are cooking up!

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    Stephanie says:

    it’s looking AWESOME! How exciting to have it up and coming along.

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    Momofgirls says:

    OOHHHH keep the photo updates coming..what a cute place that is going to be! I can’t wait to see how you decorate it with your mom!

    Your cupcake invitations are precious!

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    Actually I can see myself sleeping on that twin bed on the porch!! Looks awesome – can’t wait to see it in person :)

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