Monday, November 20, 2017

Farmhouse Framing Tour

 Good afternoon my dears,

Although autumn may not be one of my favorite seasons, mostly because of the shorter days, and early evenings, it is still in my top three. And there's no more beautiful backdrop to our farmhouse than the autumn glow

As you can see from the pictures, our farmhouse has now finished being framed - yay! They have also installed our windows and exterior doors, and the roof.

Because of the shorter days, it means its usually too dark to go see the progress after my hubby comes home from work, so we usually go on the weekends, when nobody's there to go peek and see the progress. 

We went yesterday, and they had poured the concrete on our wrap-around porch, and on three other stoops around the farmhouse. The wood columns are just temporary, we have white columns and a porch rail that will be added a little further down the line.

From the rising of the sun to its setting The name of the LORD is to be praised. 
Psalm 133:3

See what I mean about autumn glow? We are fortunate our windows overlook acres and acres of uninterrupted forest views. 

Last Sunday afternoon we went out for dinner and I took my yellow leather-bound-notebook, and pen along. I like to plan - way in advance - so I started 3 lists; Current home projects, order of moving, and phases once we've moved.

So far our planning has saved us thousands and thousands in picking out and selecting furniture in sales. Not a penny has gone onto a credit card, and I think in todays world, being 100% debt free and owning our current home outright, is an anomaly. We still have a few more pieces we'd like to get, but we'll get them little by little so when its time to move all the big pieces of furniture will be picked out and ready to move in, or have delivered. 

To say we are excited is an understatement! 

Thank you. To any of you who take the time to read my blog, or watch my vlogs. I enjoy seeing how other people live - and we all have one thing in common, we like to remember these little moments, because maybe, just maybe the little moments are what matter the most. 

Kiki Nakita

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

5 Questions And Pinehurst, North Carolina

Good morning my dears, how are you today?

Five Questions

Where do you get your news?

For many years I would read the daily news online. Eventually, the days news stories would creep into my nightmares and affect my sleep. Nowadays, I don't intentionally read the news, I know it may seem ignorant, but it really is bliss. Whenever I go onto social media I usually find out what the event of the week day is, and take a moment to pray

Where do you get most of the decorations for your home?

Since we are eight weeks into building our dream home,  I have been a busy bee planning out the interior design and decoration. For those who may not know, I graduated from design school which has helped me gain an eye for both style and function.

So far the majority of our home furnishings and d├ęcor are from Soft Surroundings, Home goods, Pier One, Kirklands, Value City Furniture, and Haverty's. 

What are you interested in that most people aren't?

For as long as I can remember I've always been interested in how other people live. I like hearing about someone's else's day-to-day routine. Maybe that's why I read blogs and watch vlogs.

What problem are you currently grappling with?

Those who've followed my blog for awhile know we've had unexplained infertility for a few years now. We took a year or so break and got distracted with buying land, and building a farmhouse, but are starting to think about and plan on our next steps. We've also had a lot of problems with family who think we're the only infertile people in this world, and show little to no empathy or support. 

If you were moving to another country, but could only pack one carry-on sized bag, what would you pack? 

My list may have changed a little, but I did just that in 2005. I moved to the US to attend college with two suitcases and sixty dollars. I still have my original packing list and it was one page long. 

Now you know a little more about me, maybe too much. 

We have been doing well in our little corner of the world. Building a home so far has made us feel extremely grateful for God provision, and humbled that we get to dream, design, and build a home to create memories. 

Last weekend we went on a day trip to Pinehurst, NC. We had high tea at Lady Bedford's, shopped for books at the Given Book Shop, and crushed on all the cute cottages in the neighborhood. It's also where we celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary a few years ago.

We've also had a lot of progress on our farmhouse. Last weekend, they finished the framing and we were able to see our plans come to life. With the time change, it makes it harder for us to see the weekday progress in daylight, so we've been going every weekend, which never fails to build suspense!

Our video diary

Hugs from me to you.

Kiki Nakita

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