The Mountain Baker

I never considered myself a “high altitude baker” until it was pointed out to me years ago. I have always baked no matter where I lived, and living at an altitude of 8,000 feet just came with a few more challenges but I always persevered. A few years after I […]

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Painting the Walls with Clare Paint

Painting means you’re getting close to your house being finished! I am so excited to see paint on our walls, it feels like such a long time coming. If you read my previous paint post about choosing paint, then you know we’re using Clare paint for our home. I knew […]

High Altitude Baking

Something that I believe doesn’t get enough love in the baking world is the discussion of high altitude. My bake shop is located at eight thousand feet in elevation! It might not be something that you think about when you walk through our doors into a mint green wonderland filled […]

Breaking ground on my house.

We Broke Ground on our New Home

FINALLY!!! This is the point where every home owner (well still just land owner at the point) is jumping up and down and is relieved that they are starting the process of actually building a home! Everything up until this point has been theoretical, to a degree. You’re envisioning your […]

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Getting a Construction Loan

Wow, where do I even begin with a construction loan? There’s so much I want to go over about this, so I guess I will start at the beginning. First, before you get a construction loan you do have to have quite a few things completed. 1. You must own […]

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How to Get Town Permits to Build a House

Submitting your plans to the town means you are close to breaking ground on your new house! I was so excited to get to this stage, you have no idea. What do you need to submit your plans? Always check with your local town office to make sure you have […]

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Choosing a General Contractor

When building a home, you must hire a general contractor. This is who will be managing your entire project and making sure things get done. This was actually one of the very first steps Delaney and I did in our process. Although, it doesn’t have to be. We are lucky […]

Breaking ground on my house.

How to Choose an Engineer for Your Home

So, this is a super boring but necessary post to keep you all up to date on my house that I’m building. If you are following along or if you are planning to build your own house, then this might be very helpful to you. Otherwise, it’s pretty boring and […]

Cookies for Everyone

Today I am so excited to announce that I wrote a book called Cookies for Everyone, and you can preorder it now! It will be released on November 5, 2019. This has been a secret project for the past year, and I am finally able to share details with you! […]

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The Best Eco Friendly Paint

While I have been waiting for a lot of boring (but necessary) things to be completed for our home I have been trying to think of the fun stuff that we will get to choose for our home. One of the things I’ve been thinking about lately is paint. My […]