June 4, 2012

Home.

This weekend was one of the first weekends in a really long time
where we were actually home for a change. 

No plane flights. 
No road trips. 
No hotels.
Just me, Beau and our little town home.

Sometimes I forget how good it feels to be home.

We partook in a little bit of relaxing, a lot a bit of eating, a tiny bit of reading
and even a little bit of vino. Toss in a lil shopping and that just about sums it all up.

Oh! And by "shopping" I mean...

WE BOUGHT A FRIGGIN' HOUSE! 

Well-we bought a bunch of grass and dirt which will eventually have a house on it... ;)

Surely you didn't think our weekend was that low-key, did you?!

After a sh*t ton of research and hours of negotiating, the little Howard house on the prairie will be complete around December-ish and we couldn't be more excited!!

There's still floor plan reviewing, blueprint editing, design center choosing and  contract signing to be done before they even break ground so as someone who holds the middle name "Impatience" this should be a verrrrry interesting journey, to say the least. 

Our house will have a little different design in the front but this is the closest I can find to give you all an idea. Our bricks and stone will also be a little different, too, but you get the point...

Perhaps I'm bias but isn't she beautiful!? 

Excited is an understatement. I absolutely cannot wait!
Can't wait to call her "ours".
Can't wait to pick out the cabinets, the fixtures and the floors.
Can't wait to deck it out in all new decor.
Can't wait for itty bitty Howard babies to grow up here.
Can't wait to have all our friends and family over for dinners & parties.
Can't wait to share many wonderful memories in our very first home.

Prepare for this blog, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter to consist of nothing but house stuff for the next 6 months. And don't say I didn't warn you...  ;)

87 comments:

  1. Congrats!!! How exciting and fun! Cannot wait to see it progress.

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  2. Wow, Steph that is GORGEOUS! Congrats again!

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  3. That house is amazing!! I'm so happy for y'all!
    -Anna
    asweetsouthernmess.blogspot.com

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  4. Congrats! Be patient and don't over think your design decisions! It'll keep you up at night! Decorating is so fun!

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  5. Congrats! I can't wait to read all about it!

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  6. Congrats! Such an exciting time!

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  7. Omgosh congrats!!! Sooo exciting! :)

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  8. Congrats. That house is amazing

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  9. Yay to this! Yay to the Krysh wing being built in full force! ;)

    So excited to get countless emails for the next couple months about this and that in regards to the house hehe love you 2!

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  10. WOW - this is so exciting!! You are going to have SO much fun picking out all of the furnishings for your new home. Congratulations!!!

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  11. Holy cow, you bought a castle! Well, the land for a castle. But anyway, CONGRATS to you and Beau! So exciting!!

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  12. Oh.EM.GEE!!! That house is gorgeous! How exciting that you get to pick every last detail in the house - that's SO fun. Can't wait to watch the journey.

    Congratulations!! :)

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  13. YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY! Congrats girlfriend! I cannot wait to follow along through the process. The house is gorgeous!

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  14. Wow, it's gorgeous!!!! Congratulations! Let the fun designing your dream home begin!

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  15. Congrats! That's a beautiful house :)

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  16. Congratulations!!! Home buying (and building!) is a stressful process, but it's amazing at the same time! I can't wait to see it all finished!!

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  17. Congratulations! How exciting! My BFF and her hubs are building right now and they close early July. So exciting to pick everything out exactly how you want it.

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  18. Congratulations!! About a month ago, my husband and I did the same thing... ours will be completed at the beginning of October. I'm so excited to keep up with your house journey, too!

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  19. Sooooo awesome! I can't wait to hear all about every last detail, because I'm a total house whore. Meaning, I can't get enough of looking through blueprints, designs, houses for sale, land etc etcccc! Our next home will be one we build, so I'm thrilled that I get to stalk your process first! ;)

    Congratsss!!!

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  20. Congrats!!! Such an awesome experince for you guys!!! Can't wait to see how it unfolds!!

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  21. Congratulations!!! So exciting!! It looks beautiful, will be so much fun to pick everything out exactly how you want it! Looking forward to house posts!

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  22. big congrats to the two of you! I can't wait to see house updates!!!

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  23. Congrats! Thats great news :)

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  24. Congratulations! That's so exciting - cant wait to see everything you pick out!!! We're looking at buying early next year so it'll be good research for me too :)

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  25. oh Stephanie congratulations!! What a wonderful season for you and Beau to be in!! And I am with you...so nostalgic thinking of all the memories we will make in the house...babies running around. It is GORGEOUS! Is it a Drees home?

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  26. Awesome!! I lived in Texas for a couple years and I miss those houses! I just loved them. So excited for you and I can't wait to read all about it!!!

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  27. oh my gosh!! SOO EXCITING! SO happy for you guys!!!

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  28. Congrats! Let the impatience begin!

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  29. Aww Steph how exciting!!!!! That house is B-eautiful! I cannot wait to see all your ideas & see it all come together over the next 6 months!! What a special time for you and beau! xoxo

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  30. That is sooo exciting!!! Congrats to you & Beau!!! & btw, the house is gorgeous!!!

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  31. omg how exciting for you both :) its SERIOUSLY gorgeous girl! love that you get to build it your own!

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  32. Holy moly that is one beautiful house! I like that it's a "she". Congratulations!

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  33. Holy moly that is one beautiful house! I like that it's a "she". Congratulations!

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  34. Congrats again!! Can't wait for updates!!

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  35. shutup, that house is gorrrrgeous!!

    house buying is super exciting, but i can't even imagine how fun building will be and picking out every little detail. omg!

    cannot wait to see how everything progresses!

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  36. Building your home will be one of the most stressful and fulfilling things you do in life. You'll NEVER want to move! Every little nook and cranny has your blood, sweat and tears in it. It's a profound experience, and one that you will be able to relish in for a long long time to come. Your Christmas will be amazing!! Good luck on this journey and try to soak up every step, as they're all SO insanely important. Cheers to a beautiful home filled with babies!!

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  37. Congratulations! Very very exciting :)

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  38. Yay!! Congrats to you and Beau, this is extra super exciting!! I am happy to offer my interior design skills if you need to bounce ideas around! Such a fun process!!

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  39. LOVE IT so much. You bet your bottom I'll be visiting with VINO and pups in hand. So happy and excited for you two! Love you so much Steph! MUAH!

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  40. CONGRATULATIONS! And holy cow that house is beautiful. It'll look lovely on your spot of dirt :)

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  41. Congratulations! I'm so excited for you and I can't wait to see how it all turns out when you're done!:)

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  42. Gorgeous! How exciting! Congratulations to y'all :)

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  43. Momma J couldn't be happier!! Can't wait to go see it a million times while its being built!

    We are piling in for christmas!

    Love you and so proud!

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  44. so exciting! an awesome adventure awaits! congrats to you and Beau!

    xo

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  45. Congratulations!! That is so exciting!!! I love the house & am sure yours will be BEAUTIFUL!

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  46. So freaking exciting, and the one you're modeling after is absolutely GORGEOUS!!

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  47. I'm excited and it's not even my house! I love decorating and cannot wait to see how you decorate everything....enjoy the process!!

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  48. Congrats!! That is SO exciting!!

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  49. holy cow that's gorgeous!!! Can't wait to see it finished. Congrats you guys!

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  50. yay, what a great weekend! Congrats!

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  51. Thats so exciting!!! Congrats! :) xx

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  52. CONGRATULATIONS! That's so flingin' flangin' exciting!!

    We built our house last year, and I thought it was going to be the longest 5-6 months ever and just like wedding planning, it flew by. Before you know it, you'll be at the design center picking out everything, then next thing you know you'll be moving your stuff in. It's such an exciting process, enjoy every second of it and take lots of pictures of the progress.

    My one piece of advice is even though you want to go visit the site every day, try to go once or twice a week so that you can actually see progress being made. If you go every day it won't look like much is being done ;)

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  53. Congrats!! so gorgeous. what an exiting time

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  54. that's so awesome! congratulations!! oh and btw i'm super jealous! it's so gorgeous!! can't wait to hear about the journey and the final outcome!

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  55. STEPH!!!!! I LOVE The design!! Omg....I bought lip gloss this weekend...you win! This is amazing! Congrats homeowners!

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  56. It's going to be beautiful! Congrats on this huge step in your life. I can't wait to read and see all the progress.

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  57. Wow this house is beautiful!! Congrats to you guys, I am so excited for you!!! And a bit jealous :)

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  58. so exciting! Congratulations Y'all! It is a beauty for sure!

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  59. Congratulations!!! How exciting!! It's gorgeous! Even if it will be a little different :)

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  60. that is so AWESOME steph and beau! that house is beautimous! And I can see lots of little beau's and steph's running around on all that property!!!

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  61. You totally fooled me...I was reading this thinking, I had a real laid back uneventful weekend too...except that you didn't! Congratulations!! Your planned house is beautiful!

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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  62. yay!!!! aww steph i am so happy for you. you will love every second of it. i cant wait to see all the photos. it's going to be fabulous!

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  63. YAYAYAYAY i was looking forward to the new home blog post so I could comment and be like WOOOOHOOOOO I WAS WITH HER TWO DAYS AFTER SHE BOUGHT IT!

    ok that was obnox...but true ;-) hahah! I cant wait for the house posts! I love that you bought a washer/dryer that you instagrammed! EEEK i always envisioned buying those as a first step to being wicked cool and grownup (or a fridge)

    im visiting. no doubt about itt!! I will bring a love fern. Or a jello mold. or some plant. or maybe just booze and a kick-ass good time!

    eee so excited for you both!
    xoxoxox

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  64. congrats!! super exciting. the house is a beauty.

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  65. WOOO HOOOO!!
    Congrats girl. :)

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  66. Congratulations!! That is SO exciting! It's going to be beautiful!! :)

    Clarissa

    loveeachdayblog.blogspot.com

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  67. Congrats that is so awesome!!

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  68. Congrats that is so awesome!!

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  69. CONGRATS! how exciting and fun :)
    I cant wait to buy a house!

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  70. Yayyy!

    I'm a little late on showing my excitment for you && Beau on le blog of yours - instagram is not good enough - Whoooooo-hoooooo!!!!

    BIG BIG moments! This is just awesome & I can't wait to see all the different styles & OooOoHHH'S & AwwwWwww's I get to do.

    Welcome to adult-hood. I mean, if marriage didn't count. We are still children living in our little itty bitty grandfathered in home ... that we LOVE!

    My SIL & BIL are building at the moment and it's just as exciting to watch them build - so I'm ready to watch you two!


    Xo, Jess

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  71. PS: how could I forget, it's TO.DIE.FOR!!! Love the texture.

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  72. I liked this on instagram but a BIG congrats to you guys!! Being a homeowner is AMAZING!!

    We are hoping to start building late summer/early fall. We have been meeting with different contractors in our town to make sure we pick the perfect builder!

    Can't wait to follow you on this journey! You have great style and taste so this home will too!! :)

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  73. I know I already told you but DAMN that is one pretty house. It is such an exciting time - enjoy EVERY SINGLE MINUTE of it! Make it your dream home!! SOOOOO happy for you!

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  74. This house is absolutely beautiful! I have mad respect for you because I do not think I would have near enough patience to BUILD a house. My husband and I would probably end up divorced before it was finished...because I'd drive him freaking nuts! :P CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  75. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
    Such an exciting (and crazy) journey that lies ahead for you! We bought land last year and are just about to start building too - we cannot wait to be living in our own little space!
    x

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  76. Congratulations!! We just built a house in The Woodlands and we absolutely LOVED the building process...it was so fun getting to choose everything and make it exactly how you want it! So exciting!

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  77. Absolutely stunning! Congrats you two! I'm super jealous and hope that Shawn and I can join in the land of house-on-the-prairie ownership sooner rather than later! So friggin' excited for you, and you picked out a beautiful house :) YAY!

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    Casey

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  79. How exciting for you guys! We are at the end of the building process and can't wait to see how it goes for you guys! It is definitely time consuming and stressful but so very worth it! p.s. Trust your first instincts! =)

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  80. OMG Congrats!! Thats so exciting!!

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  81. gorgeousssss!! so excited for you guys!!


    xoxo

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