Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Yeah!

YEAH!! I own DIRT!
We bought some property today! I am excited because this means that we are on our way to building our house!! The house is still a little ways off but the first step is done!! We have been renting for about 2 years now after owning a home for 4 years. It has been tough going back to renting. We looked for a long time for houses to buy but could not find anything that met our needs or were a price that we wanted to pay. When we saw this lot I just knew that it was the direction we needed to go and so we began the process. So there is a lot of story behind my excitement over DIRT!!
Because of this excitement I thought it would be fun to decorate something to put our dirt in and then put it on the mantle.  I am sure that my Husband is going to think that I am weird, but that is okay.




I took one of my extra embellishment jars and glued ribbon on the sides and made a bow on top. 
I found some stamps in  my stash that I could use to make a tree and the dots! It was pretty quick and easy. I think that the kids will like going and putting a handful of dirt in the jar!! 


Thanks for letting me share my excitement with you!!

105 comments:

TropicalWon said...

Hey Karlee,
Congrats on the new property!! That sounds very exciting Karlee!! Hopefully you can get your dream house built soon!! I'm excited for you!!
Amanda

Got2BCrafting said...

Wow...how exciting for you Karlee! It will be so much fun designing your own home and making everything just the way YOU want it! I am so very happy for you! :)
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/

Erika B. said...

Squeeee! I am so excited for your family! I think the "dirt jar" is a great idea - I would be excited to see a jar of dirt if I knew it was mine! Congratulations and I'm glad you guys found a place!

Denise G said...

Karlee,

so happy for you and your family. I don't think I could rent again. Just a matter of time and you will have your home built and ready to decorate.

Kim said...

Yah! for you and your family!
Your dirt jar is the prettiest dirt jar I have ever seen! Of course I don't recall ever seeing one but if I did it must not have been as nice!!!
~Kim

Crafty Jogger said...

What a cute idea!!

Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs said...

Congrat! How exciting for all of you!!! Your jar is perfect! What a great idea. I think its great!

Crystal said...

horray for you how exciting and i love the dirt idea

Glora said...

Congratulations! That is VERY exciting.

Isela said...

CONGRATS!!!! Nothing better than to own your own dirt!! (property) =) Your jar ir a GREAT idea and beautiful!! Congrats again to you and your family!! May GOD continue to bless you!!!

xoxo- isela

handmadebyisela.blogspot.com

kate said...

Very exciting! Congrats!

craftymrs said...

Yay! We are in the very beginning stages of building too! We had surveyors out this past week looking at the lot.

McBDesigns said...

Your jar is too cute - and totally something I would do! We have pictures of every stage along the way when we built a house. I stood in the same spots each time, so you could really see the progress from dirt to finished. We no longer own that house - but the experience is unforgettable!!

I'm really excited for you!

Mrs.Debbie said...

How great Karlee Congrats I love the idea Our Dirt

Hugs

Dschrader said...

What an absolutely wonderful idea!!!!! Congrats on the property!
Donna

Scrappin Crafter said...

This is such a clever idea! Congrats on your new endeavor! How exciting!!

Nuts in a Tree said...

Yeah...dirt! We own dirt too...well lots of dirt and a house...you'll love it! lol I love this idea...and if DH thinks we are nuts then we are doing fine. :) Congrats on the dirt!

Rhonda :)

Silvia said...

So happy for you!

Angie said...

Congrats on your dirt and your new house to come Karlee! That is a true blessing isn't it? We basically did the same thing, but bought a small older home and remodeled it. Stayed there until we almost had it paid for and then started looking for a place. We wound up being able to buy a fairly good sized lot of land in a neighborhood we never thought we could build in and built our house the way we wanted. It took me almost a year to realize it was actually my home when we first moved in, seriously was like a dream come true. My dh is just as sentimental as I am and he brough two bricks from the remodel of our old home and had the brick layer place them in the front steps on our new house. Just something to remind of us of where we came from and what we accomplished! I hope you get that house built soon! :)

Hugs -
Angie

Suzy said...

CONGRATULATIONS KARLEE! What a clever and cute idea of the dirt jar!

JennyKozar said...

Congratulations! That is a moment worth remembering!

Pat said...

Soooo happy for you, Karlee! I love your idea on showing off your DIRT! I think it is great! You are putting your dream right where everyone can see it. And when you look at it, you just know your dream is coming! Hugs!

ShawnfromMN said...

Congratulations!!! Your husband may think it is weird but I don't!!! I have a rock that I picked up when we first found our property!! Maybe I should make a nice container for it!!

Andrea said...

Hey, I would be excited about that kind of dirt too. Congratulations!

Steve and Sarah Schmidt said...

Congratulations Karlee!! We just built our house 2 years ago and wouldn't do anything different. Have fun building!!

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for you all!! I love the Dirt Jar!! It is so cute!! :)
Melanie

Chrey said...

Congratulations Karlee! That is so exciting...and I LOVE the idea of bottling up the dirt from your lot! What a special way to remember this time in your family's life! Best of luck to you!

silly_girl_823 said...

That is so exciting!! I think it is a neat idea!!

Amy V

Sweet Dreams Quilting said...

Congratulations Karlee! That is so exciting.

Kimberli said...

How exciting - congratulations on your land!! What a great idea, I'm sure the kids will love helping you fill it!

terriennz said...

How exciting. Congratulations Karlee! And such a great idea.

Terrie Barroso
crafteecards.blogspot.com

...Frank-Lee said...

Congratulations! It's all about sacrifice for the greater good. I hope to be celebrating similar news myself either dirt or the new home. Love the jar idea. It's beautifully done. Smooches...

JenBenLola said...

I think the Jar is super cute!! :o) If i ever get the chance to buy land and build a house, I will be scraplifting this idea!! Super adorable! Good luck with the building! Hope it goes well and you get exactly what you want!

Court said...

woot woot Karlee!!! Did Robyn convince you to buy dirt in Oklahoma? Or are you still long distance friends? :)

Josie0602 said...

How exciting! We did this about 6 years ago with wooded acreage and it was the best decision we ever made!!

Scrappinbutterfly said...

awesome! dirt in our area is mud right now though. lol Congrats on getting property!

Anonymous said...

So happy for you and your family that you got so much dirt! Lol
Congrats
Jeanette

Ruth B. said...

very excited for you! congratulations! Make sure when you design your kitchen you put in pull out drawers on all the lower cabinets! They will save your back in years to come!

scrappingjoy said...

Congrats!!! Love to hear the story about your dirt. LOL Remember to plan a big SCRAP ROOM!!! That would be the first thing I would plan.

Crafting Katie said...

You are too funny! Congrats on your dirt!!!

alohalisa said...

AWESOME~! How exciting for you and your family! Looking everyday at that beautiful jar filled with dirt, is going to be so neat! You are making memories for your kids too! Just think about years from now, you and the family can talk about the day you gathered the dirt, all the planning, the construction, all the decorating and then look at where you are today and reflect! I think that jar will be a mantle piece forever and just full of memories to share. Cool and clever idea! God Bless you and your family!

CA Scrapper said...

That is great news Karlee!!! Congrats on the beginning of your new adventure!

jamme said...

Karlee, I think it's great that you celebrate everything and this is one step closer to your dream. So congratulations on your dirt (lot). How come there isn't any dirt in your pretty jar?

Angela said...

Karlee, that is so exciting! I love your dirt jar.

Angela
Simple Creations

Kelly said...

I'm so happy for you Karly. Congratulations. I love the whole idea with the jar. That's a wonderful family thing to do. Your goal will be looking at you every day. I look forward to hearing more of your story. Please keep us all posted.

Scrappymama Elaine said...

Congrats Karlee! How exciting for you and your family! Best wishes! Now the fun starts, designing what you want!

LilGreenBug said...

Congratulations, Karlee and family!!! How exciting!!!! Please take us on the journey with you!!

Blessings and hugs!

Di said...

Hey Karlee that is how we got our dream house. We started with the land than we built the house at our own pace. We just love it.

Kimberly said...

Congratulations on your dirt!!!! That is so exciting :) Good luck with building your new home!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Congrats! That is so wonderful and your idea is precious!

Country Twinkle said...

Congratz on making the first step in building your home. I think the jar is a super cute idea! I bet the kids will love it.

Sandy S. said...

Congrats..... how exciting!

4kids4 said...

Who doesn't love a bit of dirt?? Your kids will love to do this! Great idea...and congrats to you and your husband...lots of fun to come! :-)

~Sharon C.

Selena O'Donnell said...

Oh Karlee, this is sooo cool. Congratulations!!! Enjoy your dirt =)
~Selena

ownhomedog said...

Congrats on the new property! what a cool idea to jar the dirt!

Danelle said...

Congrats! Have fun building and tailoring your home to your needs!!

Libby Beach said...

Well, your husband may think you're weird, but I think it's a fabulous idea! Very sentimental :)
Congratulations on the new property too!! :) We're currently looking for a house to buy so I totally understand your excitement and wanting to make this step a memorable one :)

vikki said...

Yay....what a great idea! Love it...and congrats on your property purchase!

KWC said...

Fantastic, maybe take it a step further and plant a tree seedling and watch it grown along with the house? A thought.

Congratulations!

WhichCraft-Liz said...

how cute! love how that came out. Congrats on your dirt. Hope to be buying dirt soon too. :0

Liz

MomGoneCra-Z said...

I think that is a neat idea. I like it!

Dee Burns said...

Congrats Karlee. The dirt thing is a super idea. Hubby will appreciate. Wish I would have done that when we built. I have a great story about our House. When my "then" boyfriend asked me to go with him to look at a lot he wanted to build on....HE ASKED ME TO MARRY HIM...by the Lake at edge of our property. That was 10 years ago. Remember...your thoughts today will become Memories tomorrow. Congrats again. (Sorry so winded). Excited for you.

Maria said...

Congratulations on the DIRT Karlee! I think your dirt in the jar is a great idea! It is a perfect reminder every day of your dreams :-)
Maria

Janette S. said...

COngratulations on your very own "dirt"! That is so exciting for you and your family! I love the idea of your "Dirt Jar"!

EllenM said...

CONGRATS on the purchase. What an exciting time for you and your family!!! Best of luck with your "build".

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Yay, So excited for you. Congrats. Owning your own home is so fullfilling. No words could describe the wonderful feeling of a huge accomplishment.
Thanks for sharing and good luck with the process.

Amber N said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you and your family! It is great when you can actually build your house to fit your needs! Have fun and Good Luck with all the planning!
http://my3escrapbooking.blogspot.com/

Kris -n- Bailey said...

Congrads...... how exciting. and for the record I don't think your weird..... I think its a great idea.

Anonymous said...

Yay I know exactly how you feel. we owned a home for 9 years and when we couldn't sale it we rented it out but now we are renting due to not wanting two mortgage payments. It is a very hard transition...So I know exactly how you feel. I will store this idea into the back of my mind for when we finally are rid of the home we aren't even living in lol!!

motherto3girls said...

Congratulations Karlee, hope maybe you might show some progress pictures, without giving away your exact location. LOL

barbara said...

Cute idea Karlee!

Mandy said...

So excited for you!

Anonymous said...

So happy for you! It is such an awesome feeling knowing that it's going to be your forever and you're going to get to watch your kids grow up in your house. Congrats.
Sherry

spooky2356 said...

Congragulations Karlee ! How exciting for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Karlee. I am really excited for you. It is a lot of work but it will be so worth it in the end.

Do you know where we can order the wobbles. I only saw where you order through google but I can not order that way.

Rita
redheadhugs@verizon.net

CraftyShell said...

Congrats Karlee, nothing like having a place that belongs to you. Wonderful you get to build it and you pick what works for you and your family. Our friends did that took them awhile but there home is very pretty. And they took photos all the time of people working from foundation up. And she has a whole album of her home being built...lol

Rhonda said...

Ohhh my that is awesome to hear and what a great idea to put your dirt in I think that is such a neat idea, congrats to you and your family.

eileen said...

How exciting! Best of luck.

Snatertje said...

congrats on buying the DIRT, i do love the Jar, I think it is a great idea.
Have fun
Linda

Kim. said...

Congrats on the dirt purchase although I think you should add the value of the dirt to the jar lol, that would certainly get a reaction from visitors.
Kim xXx

Monica said...

Ahhhh congrats on your new dirt!!!

Crafty Katy said...

I love that your kids are going to help fill the jar! This will be a wonderful keepsake!

Brandi said...

Congrats! I am very excited for you. What a wonderful idea to celebrate this occasion. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Heather R... mousemomma said...

Yay Karlee! I'm so happy for you. I love your dirt jar. What a great way to remember this day for years to come. Congratulations!

Diana said...

Congrats Karlee!!!!! I hope you can soon have your ownhouse. Time fies so you will see soon you will making videos from your own craft room. Lots of luck.

Julia said...

Congrats on the new dirt! It is a wonderful feeling!

I hope your new home will have a huge craft room in it!

By the way, my craft room is purple :D With white furniture and pink accents.

Sanwanya said...

congrats that is so exciting! Cant wait to own my first home!
♥sanwanya

oh very cleaver idea!!

Sparksgal said...

Congratulations!!!

RAP said...

What a cute idea. It will encourage you at sometime along the way when things aren't going quite like you want that yes it is OUR dirt. The house will get there eventually.

Rachel

Anonymous said...

Karlee,
Congratulations, let that jar be a reminder that you have a vision and it is in the process of being fulfilled. It will be a constant reminder.

esterperez73 at yahoo dot com

Sanguinartears said...

Congrats on the dirt! Really, how exciting to be able to build your own home. I think the dirt jar is a great idea and sentiment.

mema said...

Karlee.
I think that is a real sweet thing for your dirt..
Pam

Diane Herr said...

What a super cool idea for your dirt, I love it..How exciting, so happy for you and your family.

LaLa said...

Congrats on your "dirt" Karlee!!! That's awesome that you are on your way to making your ideal home! I think your jar is a cute idea, and it's probably something I would do as well!

~Lauren
http://scrappinwithlala.blogspot.com

Debbie's Dooie's said...

Hope you had a totally awesome birthday. I know you are getting ready for CHA. Boy I wish I was able to go and meet Robyn and you . Love you both. Have fun.

keithdeb@bellsouth.net

Susan said...

You are so creative! Love your blog.

Hope your birthday was amazing!!

Chris said...

Happy Birthday, Karlee! Hope your day is wonderful!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Karlee!
Hope that your day is great!
God Bless
Sherry

Theresa Jensen said...

Hope you have had a wonderful Birthday. Congrats on the dirt. It is an awesome feeling. We got ours about a year ago. Now live in our new home on the lake and we love it. I have used some of my knowledge with my cricut and done some wall designing. looks great. you will enjoy it alot.
Hope you get this message. having trouble getting them to post..

Magen said...

you make some really cute stuff.. i like them..

Lydia said...

Karlee, I just read that you have a birthday today! Have a super day celebrating you birth and life.
You've been fun to follow!
Lydia

kodeblue@earthlink.net

Kristi said...

How exciting. I am sure you will keep us posted. Good luck.

lflines said...

Happy Birthday! What a great way to celebrate with your best friend at CHA. Can't wait to get the scoop from you and Robyn.

TheScrapDiva said...

congrats on your dirt. That is great and so exciting. I love the idea of putting some of it in the jar and on the mantel. I don't think you are weird. LOL

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