So how are you? I’d love to know! For those with little ones in school, how are you feeling about the school year coming to a close? I absolutely love the boys’ schools but I am R-E-A-D-Y for summer. I am ready for a more laidback schedule, mornings that don’t involve a mad rush out the door, lots of pool time with friends, lake days, beach time and travel!
The next few weeks feel jam-packed with end-of-the-year activities and I’m doing my best to juggle three schedules and find childcare to make attending various school functions work. I used to be able to bring Rhett to the boys’ school events but those days are gone now that he has a mind of his own.
Long story short: Rhett joined me at an art event at Chase’s school last month and it was a horrific disaster. He wanted to play with the teacher’s ceramic school bus pencil holder and I wouldn’t let him and he dissolved into screaming tears. I’m the meanest, I know. Fast forward to a birthday party two weeks ago, I had a mom say I should bring Rhett to Chase’s upcoming Water Day and when I asked if she remembered the screaming child at the art event, she said, “Oh man! That was yours!?” and burst out laughing. It was… memorable… and I learned my lesson.
So, anyway, summer is clearly at the top of my mind! Another thing at the top of my mind: The new house! I promised to share more with you guys and, after a few months of not too much to share (aka plumbing, electric work and inspections), visual elements will begin to unfold again making sharing more fun again!
Up first: Our bluestone porches!
I love the way these are coming together and there are a few small details making me extra happy like our flush entrance (aka no step up into the house) and the thick bluestone slabs on the steps.
Also, the front door in the above pic and the side porch door below will match the other windowed doors you see in the pic above and the siding and brick in the photos still need to be painted. Selecting exterior paint colors is on our to-do list!
We know for sure we want a primarily white home but I’m very picky about whites and don’t want something too stark white or bluey. We saw one home in Florida we liked a few weeks ago and I creepily asked the owners their paint color and they told us it was White Dove by Benjamin Moore so that is a front runner!
In terms of exterior style, whenever people ask what our home style is I never know what to say. We’re planning on a mix of white painted siding and white hardy board, blue-green shutters, stained wood doors and a limewash brick foundation. We’ll see how it all unfolds! And if you know how to describe this style, please let me know so I can stop mumbling a bunch of different things that probably make no sense when anyone asks.
Also, here is a link to my Pinterest board for the exterior of our home which probably provides the best glimpse into the style we like: NB Exterior. (“NB” = New Build which is how I started all of the Pinterest Boards I created for this home since I previously had older home inspo boards.)
I’m trying hard to select things I genuinely love for our home and not be too influenced by current trends as this will be a home we hope to be in for a very, very long time.
And I think I’ve rambled along enough for one morning! I hope you guys have a great Wednesday and I’d love to see ya back here for Friday’s roundup of favorites. Thanks for stopping by the blog today!