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Grand Tour

We watched as boards and bricks turned into a home so we wanted to share a little Grand Tour with you.  Thank you for sharing this special time with us and for celebrating a vision that became reality by the very real blessing from God.  We pray that the house will be a place that […]

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When things go wrong…

PROBLEM #1  Really weird, crooked globe on pendant In my dream kitchen (picture from a magazine), I loved the schoolhouse pendants over the island. Small and quaint. So when I found them, I thought “great – just what we need!” We made a lot of internet purchases for the house and this is the only […]

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Making progress

  The painters have worked their magic. When looking for a paint, my philosophy is always to “copy”. One of the first blogs I found during one of my late-night web frenzies was www.thingsthatinspire.net. I now feel I know “Holly”. She has given me a lot of inspiration. Granted the website is on a higher […]

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Brick, doors, floors and more

There are two ways to pick out brick (maybe there are more ways, but I only know of two!). Look at the samples, then find houses that have that brick on them OR find a house you like and see if you can find out what brick it is. We did a combination of those […]

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Building a house in January

When you start building a house on January 2, the first thing you think of is cold, bad weather. The kind that not only shuts you down, but shuts down the whole city or state. History bears that out. School systems build “snow days” into their schedule. You don’t have to live in Oklahoma too […]

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La Tabla Rosa – a clean slate

On December 26 we celebrated Sarah’s birthday in Norman. First stop was 815 Cruce to show Taylor the site of the new house. We didn’t have a key to the old house, but no problema. When we arrived, Sarah had already broken a window and was inside. She said it would be her first, last […]

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Vision casting

  This is a picture of the vision for the house. I would describe it as “sophisticated charm”. And our new word for small is “charming”. The design was completed in July in time for a meeting with the Norman Board of Adjustments. The lot size does not meet the current minimum lot size requirement […]

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Welcome to our new home…

Well, actually this is where our new home will be. We loved this house; but alas, it had to be torn down. It had a lot of structural damage. We were told it was originally an old farm house that had been been moved to this site about 75 years ago (don’t quote me on […]

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