The blog has begun! I’ve started and abandoned many blogs in the past. I think this one will be different, though, because my reasons for starting it are different.

First, I want a record of the whole home building experience.  This has been a dream of mine for so long and now it’s *almost* happening. The blog will be a great scrapbook of the whole process, and I think it will be a lot of fun to look back on it years later.  Also, my sister told me that there are sites like this one that will turn your blog posts into an ACTUAL scrapbook.  How fun would it be to have a coffee table book about my house in my new house?!

Secondly, the blog will be tremendously helpful in keeping me organized. There are literally thousands of decisions to make when building a house. I’ll be able to document my decisions and search my own site to refresh my memory. The blog will also be a great place to record key information, like how the heck my elfa laundry room system is configured and which parts I’ll need to buy.

Finally, maybe this blog will be a helpful resource for others out there who are embarking on a home building adventure. I’m sure I’ll make some mistakes, and if I can share my “what-not-to-do’s” and save someone else some trouble, that’s awesome.  Maybe I’ll even make some great decisions that are worth sharing as well!  And if any of you reading the blog have already gone through this process and have advice of your own to share, I’d love to hear it!

Thanks for reading… Please leave comments, questions, and encouragement!