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Building a Dream: Over the Holiday’s [PHOTOS]

As the chaos of the holiday season has subsided, the activity within our new home is moving at a bustling pace. We have made...

Building a Dream: Door Dilemmas and Exterior Details

The most obvious development on our new home in recent weeks has occurred on the roof. First, the roof of the back porch was...

Building a Dream: Windows, Porches, and Trees

The planning has continued on our house during the last weeks. First, I met with a lighting designer in Lincoln. She sat down with...

Building a Dream: Roof Styles and Other Projects

Our building project has given me a whole new perspective of general contractors and their work. There is much planning and vision involved in...

Building a Dream: New Sights on the Horizon

Fall has officially arrived and the framing of the basement of our future home is complete. Much to Shepleigh’s dismay, her basement playmate, “Toady”...

Building a Dream: Decision Making, Exterior Selection, Walls

The home building process can teach a person a lot about how they make decisions and how particular their preferences. For example, my mother-in-law...

Building a Dream: Bathtub Mission

Our most recent house mission was to acquire a bathtub for the master and the girls’ bathroom. Our builder sent us to a kitchen...

Building a Dream: The Beginning of Big Projects

This week marked the beginning of some big projects for our new home. Our well was dug and our geothermal lines were buried alongside...