Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

House progress!

So if you've been following along with our househunting saga... you know we're buying a new house that's being built as we speak.  We have to wait until mid-July and pay a little more than we would for a short sale or something, but it'll be brand new and energy-efficient and we get to tailor some of the design details.

(The waiting is killing me. But I'd bore you if that's all I said.)  One cool thing about watching this process is we can see it in different stages--I've driven by the past few weekends and taken pics of the progress!  Wanna see?

First it just looked like a lot of mud and some concrete...

Then it we could see our garage/basement taking shape...

And now, as of today, I can see where our door will be, and almost look through the living room to the kitchen and dining area!  Amazing!

Ours will be the second doorway in from the left.


This is so crazy.  I can't believe we're going to own that.   Yaaaaaaay!!!!  (*decorating already in my head, going a little crazy when I go to stores and see things and don't have anywhere to put them...)

Oh, just wait till July!  There's gonna be DIY home projects all over the place!


  1. Anonymous4/01/2012

    Congrats! A new home is always exciting.

  2. Anonymous4/02/2012

    Is it in the city?

  3. ... and that is where Pinterest is gonna be so good for you, with all those ideas etc.

    It will be deciding what to pick tho' that will be the hardest thing! ;O)

    1. I KNOW, I don't know how I'll decide on color schemes, styles, etc!

  4. Wow, so exciting! Must be so neat to watch!
    ♡ Lexi
    FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
    WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings

  5. Wow! So exciting! I can't wait to see the finished product!




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