October 15, 2019

If you missed it last week, I went over how I go about taking great photos on my phone. You can read all about that here. Next, let's get into editing. Most of what I've learned has come from trial and error. It's not an exact science for me, and by all means presets can be a life saver, but it's possible to edit your pictures for free, and have them turn out crisp and clear.

I'm hoping that this post will be a type of "editin...

October 7, 2019

It can be frustrating enough to try to take a good picture inside, let alone to try to do that with a phone. While we have a decent DSLR, I'm still learning how to use it and let's face it, our phones take pretty great pictures and are significantly more convenient! 

It's not difficult to take a good picture with your phone. Here are my top tips. (BTW, these tips translate to all amateur phone photography, not just interiors!)

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July 22, 2019

Since Seth and I made the decision to move to California we've been slowly downsizing our home. I like to joke that humans will fill whatever container they are in, and we had definitely filled our 2,500 square foot home.

It was one of those things where I didn't even realize how much stuff we actually owned that we rarely used. It wasn't until we were clearing out our bedroom that it hit me. Obviously because we will be living...

July 10, 2019

Seth and I have talked about putting in a veggie garden for LITERALLY three years. Every year we say, "oh someday we will have a cute little garden and pick our own tomatoes" 

Well my friends, someday has finally come. We installed it around April and we're just now enjoying the first few harvests! It's exhilarating to snip off your own produce for dinner. Exhilarating might not be the most accurate word, but you get the point....

June 26, 2019

The thought of leaving our house made me cringe at first. I absolutely love our home, and truly imagined us growing old here. It's modest and charming, with enough history to make it interesting, and I didn't think we'd ever leave. 

But plans change, and now that I've had time to settle with everything, I'm truly excited for what the future holds! If you've got no clue what I'm talking about, We're Moving! 

Because we head out i...

June 25, 2019

Wha?!?! 

We're so freaking excited (and nervous, and anxious, and ready all at once)! 

You're probably like, "whoopdie-do, who cares that you're moving"  Well friend, the kicker is that we're moving across the country. 

To California. 

And selling our house. 

And living in an RV.. 

With three small kids. 

and a beagle. 

..

.....

Lord help us all. 

But in all seriousness, it's gonna be great. Right?? Please say yes. 

Let me...

June 21, 2019

It's been a really peaceful week here. I know most people tend to get busier in the summer, but for some reason we have always used this season to slow down. Summer's the best right!?

We celebrated Jonah's third (Gah.. how is this possible?) birthday this week! We always do low maintenance birthday parties; Sloppy-joes in the crock pot, store bought cake (because let's be real, Costco makes a cake way better than we ever could)...

June 18, 2019

Writing this post was actually inspired by our recent trip to LA. We rented an AirBnb and the host had an item in the rental that was a huge game changer for us. 

It was... a fabric steamer.

It might seem like old news to some of you, but we were still ironing the old way or just roaming about with wrinkly clothes. The horror! 

The steamer was compact, quick, and made our sad travel clothes perfectly smooth again! After we...

June 14, 2019

We've spent the better part of this week searching out an old beater of a fifth wheel. After seeing a few gorgeous renovations from @rvfixerupper and @ashley.joyfullygrowing we fell in love with the idea of inexpensively making one over! I mean... how can you pack this much stunning design into such small space..

Seth and I have always been adventurers at heart. One weekend *pre-kids we packed up and left after work Friday...

June 10, 2019

It's no secret that Seth and I fall under the minimalist umbrella. We're always searching for ways to be more mindful of our consuming habits, and one of our favorite ways is to lean more heavily on experience based gifts for holidays! 

On our boy's birthdays for example, we ask family to give a fun day with the birthday boy. They take them to a ropes course, zoo, or something like that. There are still physical gifts to u...

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