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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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Carving Pumpkins At The Farm

Boo! 

How are you?

This past week or so, the weather has begun to get cooler, and its finally starting to feel like Fall. I don't mind the autumn and winter seasons, as I like getting cozy and having less bugs to contend with, but I also don't like that it gets darker earlier. How about you?

We recently carved some pumpkins on the farm, and so without further ado, here's some pictures. 




Our pumpkin carving station, which looks like an altar

Before




During


After




Our sweet Sophie came and joined us at the farm for the day. She was so well-behaved, and didn't mind a few pieces of pumpkin as a snack. 




Before I go, I'd like to ask for prayers for our cat, Boo. She recently had blood work taken, and we're hoping her results will come back okay. 

Have a blessed week,

Kiki Nakita

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

We Went To See Rent

Good afternoon my dears,

A few weekends ago we had a delicious brunch at The Asbury, before going to see the Broadway production of Rent. It wasn't our favorite of shows. My favorite part was when the whole cast sang seasons of love at the beginning of the second half. We (and a few others) left shortly after that. 



Kiki Nakita

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Five Things To Remember About September

Good afternoon my dears.

I have been a little behind on my blog lately. Mostly, because I've been distracted with building our new farmhouse. I gave myself the challenge to both film, and make weekly updates of the progress - which you can follow along here. I know I'll want to look back at the other moments and memories that we've made too, so I've written five things to remember about September. 

One

These pictures were from an early September brunch at The Gallery.



Where we unintentionally matched.



Two

On Labor Day Weekend we celebrated seven years since our first date. We met ten days after I graduated college, and I remember thinking at the time "what's next?" I was left wondering for less than two weeks before that question was answered.

Three

On Thursday, September 7th we went to our lawyers to sign all the paperwork for the construction loan for Wright Farms. Afterwards, we went for a nice dinner at George's to celebrate.

Four

On Tuesday, September 12th we met with our builder and project manager to discuss the grading and the staking placement. We shared about this in our video diary.

Five

On Saturday, September 16th we went to the 45th annual Dilworth Home Tour, where the homeowners graciously open the hearts and their homes, to raise funds for the Dilworth Soup Kitchen


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Until next time, have a blessed week. 

Kiki Nakita

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