Organic Emily

Home Build Update! December 2021

Hi Friends! It has been a while since I have posted. We have been very busy as you know, focusing on the home build. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and we are moving forward with anticipation and excitement. The journey has been long, but a blessed one. The floors are almost finished and cabinets will be installed this week. Trim, doors and then paint go in next. Thankfully we are hiring out the paint job and can focus on other things. Once they paint and countertops go in, the finish electrical, plumbing and banister/hand railings will finish the interior of the home.  Our goal is to be able to finish the home build by mid to late January as we have the exterior we need to install next and connect to water. Here are some of the projects we have been working on over the last few months.

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The exterior doors and windows are all in. Final grade is just about finished. I love the rock walls for window wells.

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Septic tank went in and is connected to the house. We just need to install the leech field.

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Propane is our source of heat for the home.

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The process of putting in the rough electrical, plumbing and HVAC took 2 solid months. Ryan did a great job on the plumbing and electrical. We hired out the HVAC which was a big job by itself! It was such a huge relief when we passed the 4-way  inspection. Insulation came next! What was really cool about our insulation inspection was the inspector said it was one of the best jobs he has seen and it was our teenage kids that did most of it!

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My boys working late into the night breaking up the cellulous while my husband was up in the attic blowing insulation. That was a very long 3 days!

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Dry wall went in the week of Thanksgiving and took another week to mud and sand. It was such a sight to behold! Now it really is starting to look like a home! Each step means I don’t have to clean up that one thing ever again! LOL! I’ve spent so many days cleaning! I will go through each room when we finish.

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My amazing kids helping to put in the flooring this last week. It will be another huge project we will be grateful for when finished in the next few days! Ryan is putting in the tile in the laundry room/bathrooms and cabinets were just delivered today! We will be hanging doors and trim this weekend to get ready for the paint guys to come.  Hopefully my next post on the home build will be the finished project! Thank you for your continued prayers for our family! We have felt God with us through this whole journey! I pray you all have a wonderful Christmas and happy New Year!




Emily Saddler

Emily is first a wife to her best friend Ryan, homeschool mom of 7 awesome kids, Holistic Health Practitioner in the state of Utah and Traditional Naturopath outside of the state of Utah, master gardener, yoga/pilates instructor, certified clinical and master herbalist, licensed massage therapist, and doula. She is a very passionate advocate of all things Mother Nature! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Suburban Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients, herbal and natural home care product recipes and loves teaching classes on gardening, plant identification and herbal remedy workshops. Check out the events and classes page for more info.


  1. Wow! What a humongous accomplishment. I can’t wait to see the finished product and a picture of you and your family standing so proudly together.

  2. Laura Garcia says:

    WOW, that a lot of work but you and your family are committed, determined and loving!!! It will get done by your goal date!!! I’m so excited for you all!!! And Miss You!!!

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