Sunday, October 2, 2011

Laying The Foundation... For the Blog AND the Loft

First things first, I must give a shout out to my Uncle Jon for helping me, and by helping I mean pretty much setting up my blog. It has taken me about 3 weeks to get this bad boy up and running. I hope you like the layout! I chose a brick background since I am building a new loft and the cute yellow header because I had to throw in some of Casey's spunky-ness (you will learn that I talk about myself in the first person... just one of my quirks). :) I did learn a lot on blogging though... like coding and adding CSS! WTH is that?! So, many, many thanks to Uncle Jon!

After years of searching for the perfect home, on July 21, 2011 I made the biggest decision of my life (thus far) and put earnest money down on a little piece of land to build a new loft! It's located in Edenton Lofts and it is the CUTEST community. There are rain gardens, common green areas where you can relax or play with your pups (Yay for Lulu and Me!) and so much more! It really is affordable luxury. Click here to see some community pics.

I am so humbled that the Lord has blessed me beyond measure in which I have the opportunity and means to build a house in this economy. It's so hard to explain my excitement watching my house "grow" but I will try to do my best in the blog!!!!!!!! Since July 21, it has been quite the journey. So much has happened in the past 2 months with the loft. I have been a "smart blogger" by taking many pictures to share with my followers once my blog was up and running, so here we go!!!!!!

I'll start from the beginning...
On the day I signed my contract, I signed with a new home consultant named Laura. She works with Signature Homes (which is who is building/has built my community and they are simply amazing!). She helped me strategically pick my lot, and let me tell you that was quite the ordeal. I wanted to know where the sun rose and set, where the parking spots were, where the trash dumpster was.... you know, a classic example of the Business Consultant coming out in Casey - I must know ALL OF THE DETAILS. Once I picked the lot, we moved on to interior selections. I selected mocha cabinets, a beautiful granite (I forgot the name of it) brown hardwoods throughout the house, light grey wall colors, black exposed beams, wall of exposed brick, metal industrial stair railings and so so so so much more. As soon as these selections come to life, I will post about them WITH pictures! 

After all selections were made, it was time for me to wait. and. be. patient. Casey, patient?!?! My friends and family are probably laughing at this, as me being patient is very hard to witness. BUT I have been patient and the experience of feeling little-girl-giddiness each time I go to visit my loft and see new additions is indescribable. 

I thought I was the happiest girl in the world when I selected my lot, then when gravel was poured, then when footing was put up... 

Then when plumbing was installed and foundation was poured... 

Then with framing being put up and a roof installed... (don't mind the port-a-potty. Ew.)

And now I currently have windows and doors!!!! 

That's insanity and one day very soon, I will get to call it mine! I am hoping to close on November 15th. Please keep your fingers crossed for me.

On the day that I discovered I had windows and doors, I actually did my first walk-through. I GOT TO WALK AROUND IN MY HOUSE! It smelled so new and looked gorgeous, well gorgeous to me, even though it's just a bunch of well put together 2x4's. I even got a quick pic of me on what will be my stairs. I thank Brooklynn (my brother's girlfriend) for this, as how she stated it "She risked her life to take that picture" due to the conditions of all the construction around us. Haha! I know, I look a little cheesy, but remember I get the little-girl-giddiness when I visit my loft...

I want to give y'all a sneak peak of what my brick of my house and trim will look like. Plus, you can see what a semi-finished loft looks from the outside. *NOTE - this is NOT my house, just one of my neighbors. The brick is called "spanish moss" and the wood work will be black with white trim. I AM IN LOVE. It is so classic. 

I hope you enjoyed my first post on the blog! I am very much looking forward to all of my upcoming posts. NO, this blog won't be pictures of just my house and its progressions. In my "about me" I say that I love DIY-ing and I already have numerous crafts in my back pocket ready to share with y'all. :) I can't wait to share all of my tips and tricks and money saving techniques so stay tuned!



  1. So excited for you!! Congrats on the new home! You're officially a big girl now!

  2. Lovin' it so far, Case! Want to see a pic of the room where L and I will stay when we visit ;)

  3. Casey, I'm so excited for you! Getting to pick out all of the goodies for your home is so much fun! Can't wait to see the finished product!