Organic Emily

March Home Build Update

Hi Friends!

I can’t believe it has almost been a year since we got our permit to start building. We have come so far and have grown and changed so much! I look forward to the day we move in! We just have 2 more things on our list to finish over the next few days. We should be able to get our certification of occupancy next week and then it’s home sweet home at that point. I wanted to post some updated pictures for now and then post the completed project when we move in.


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Cabinets were installed back in December before the paint. If we could change 2 things in the house it would have been to make the kitchen smaller by three feet and decrease the size of the island, but hey, who needs a kitchen table with that thing in the middle of the floor! Lol!


stairs without carpetgarden prep roomupstairs hallway and bathroom

Here are a few pictures with the home painted. We decided to go with crushed ice as the color. Ryan did such a great job with installing the trim and shelves.


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After painting was finished we had the countertops installed. We chose the same ones we had in our last house.


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Pantry and laundry room almost finished here. The pantry is my favorite!


stone install prepstone install 1Stone installation

Ryan hired some of his guys to come install the stone. I couldn’t believe the going rate for just labor on installation of stone. It took them a whole month to put it all in.

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Here is the back of the house with stone finished.

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The hardie board install was a huge job for Ryan and my son. It took them the entire month of January. They rented a man lift to do the job. We still saved thousands on labor by doing it that way.

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Here is the hardie board all installed with the trim. I am so grateful I ordered materials back in September. The store I bought it from isn’t even selling it anymore. The mud is unreal up there, but just today Ryan was putting down gravel in the driveway so that will help. Decks are going on, water line is in and water is running through the pipes! We have working toilets! YAY! The exterior is being prepped for paint and the balusters and handrail are being installed this weekend. We are on the home stretch!

I will post the final pictures in the next few weeks when it is all finished! See you next time!

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.

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