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Planning a new construction home

Hey ya’ll! Long time no see!

The new house project has begun…kind of. So, we put our house on the market. Link to the listing is below the photo for anyone looking in the North Little Rock, AR area.



Once our house sells (I’m praying and hoping it will soon) we will move into the small apartment that is connected to my dad’s granite shop. With a 100 pound golden retriever and a toddler that should be interesting; the apartment is maybe 500 sq ft. Please pray that I don’t go completely nuts! I’ll need to buy my wine by the case. HA!

Once we are in the apartment we should be able to start the build. One of the benefits of the apartment is that it is close to our land so going to and from to check on this or that will be easy peasy. I’m dying to get started and so excited I might pop!

Here is a refresher of what our little piece of land looks like:


It’s right under 4 acres of trees up on a hill. If we plan it just right we should have a view of a small lake.

We have been working with an architect to get our house plans just right. We started with just a picture of the floor plan of Southern Living’s Sugarberry Cottage and are making changes to fit our family. I love the cottage/farmhouse look!

Here is a screen shot of what we have so far. First draft of floor plan with my notes for changes.

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1st floor

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2nd floor

What would you change/add? This is our first house from scratch so I’m new to all this!