building a dream life, not just a house

Author: keshdots

My First Mental Breakdown….

My First Mental Breakdown….

Well guys…. it happened. For the first time I officially and completely had a breakdown which consisted of me storming out of the house crying with Stephen frantically chasing after me (sorry about that handsome).  I was angry and frustrated and ready to throw my […]

Trying to Make a Change: My Letter to the Mayor

Trying to Make a Change: My Letter to the Mayor

Our blog has been silent for the past two months, I apologize! We have been so busy on our home and have made SO much progress it is incredible. I will write a separate blog about our final demo day and the progress that has […]

#DemoDay

#DemoDay

Can I just start by saying that Chip Gaines TOTALLY gave me unrealistic expectations of demo day. On Fixer Upper they make demo day look so exciting and fun, he takes down cabinets like it’s nothing, busts through walls like the kool-aid man and it’s […]

Fees, Fees, and more Fees. The Pains of Owning a Fixer Upper

Fees, Fees, and more Fees. The Pains of Owning a Fixer Upper

Warning: Rant Ahead… When we closed on the Dreamhouse it was like Christmas morning but instead of visions of sugarplums dancing in my head I was dreaming of subway tile, shiplap, farmhouse sinks, and sliding barn doors. (essentially just the next home to be featured […]

We Bought a House.. for $2500!

We Bought a House.. for $2500!

The Specs… The Barbee Dreamhouse is 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath with a finished basement, and we bought it for a whopping $2500. No… that is NOT a typo, that is TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS! (That’s less than I spent to go to Europe)… but […]

Finding Our Dreamhouse

Finding Our Dreamhouse

Lets start from the beginning… You know how they say when you meet the person you are meant to spend the rest of your life with you just know? I had spent the majority of my life believing that was just a hokey pep talk […]