Good morning, sweet friends! Welcome to Saturday Morning Coffee Talk. Hope you have your cup of coffee in hand (tea or favorite beverage).
Here on Saturdays, I talk about random things going on over at White Lilac Farmhouse or little something about myself.
I thought the timing is perfect to start this feed. Today, we celebrate one year of being in our modern style farmhouse.
I had been dreaming about this home for many, many years. It was a semi-custom home. We had so many options to chose from and got to select all of our finishes, colors, etc.
All of my life, I had wanted a white farmhouse. I kept a folder in my nightstand with magazine clippings of homes. They were always white!
My husband on the other hand, did not want a white house. He wanted color but did say the color selections would up to me. He told me, you dreamed about this house. You get what you want on and in this home. Not many, husbands would be willing to let their wife make all of the selections.
We did consult with each other. I knew some of the things he really wanted in the house and made sure those options were incorporated. He also really wanted stone on the home. It was something that I loved as well.
It’s not white! Shocker!
The color of our home is Seagrass. In the sunlight, sometimes it looks green and other times it looks gray. The beauty of this color!
The day that I went to the design center, I had my mind made up on a white house. Snow is what the name of the sliding color that I had in my hand until my mother pulled out Seagrass. She said to me, “I like this one”. I turned around to look and instantly loved it. I placed it up against the stone. We both looked at each other and said at the same time, “this is it”!
No regrets on our color choice! Needless to say, my husband was both shocked and happy at the same time. That Saturday, we set out to look at homes by the builder in that color. He loved it as much as I did. A win, win situation!
Shortly after we moved in, a photographer went around during COVID to take photos of families on their porches in local neighborhoods. It was a wonderful idea and honestly a pick me up. Here we had been in our home for only a couple months. With COVID in the world, I could not go to stores to shop for the new house. Bummer! Like others, I kept the economy going through online shopping and kept UPS and FedEx very busy while working from home.
During this time, I was still coloring my hair and had not taken that plunge to let it go gray.
It was also a time that we were still mourning the lost of our 13 year old Boston Terrier, Baxter. He had died a month before we move into White Lilac Farmhouse. He passed away very suddenly from a brain tumor. Our family was devastated over the loss.
Baxter was such a good dog and super smart. He loved him some chicken nuggets and car rides.
Baxter “big dog” and Chloe girl always went with us over to see how the new house was coming along. We had sold our previous home and were living in 700 square foot apartment on a farm. So it was a treat for all of us to get out for a car ride!
We were sad that Baxter never had the opportunity to live in the new home with us.
The day we went to settlement was such an exciting day. I knew this would be our forever home. A home to build even more memories. A place filled with lots of love and even more laughter.
We look forward to COVID being over so that we can host parties here in our home with our family and friends.
I look forward to growing old in this home with my husband and making lots of new memories here!
Have a blessed weekend friends!