the 10 foot frame update | personal


5 years ago I had an idea for a frame in our foyer. I wanted something that said “a photographer lives here” because at that time we had very few photos hung up in our home. I was horrible about printing (shame, I know). Thankfully, that has changed and our home is now filled with photos that make me smile. The frame desperately needed an update to add Jonah though. Finally! I’ll miss the pic of Kylie, but so happy to have my Jonah Bear up there! I loooove it! Oddly, the original photo of the frame on my blog has sent more traffic to my website than any other. It’s had almost 400K pins from Pinterest and we still, 5 years later, get almost weekly requests from people wanting Jason to build them one. If he could figure out how to ship it, he’d probably do it!

2016-05-27T16:57:47-05:00May 27th, 2016|My Family, Our House|

diy backyard digger construction zone for kids | personal

diy fun backyard dig zone for kids

After 7 years of living in our house and having our backyard be a boring empty slate….we’ve started a few projects in our backyard.  Ty decided he wanted in on it and build our first project, a backyard digger construction zone for the little kids.  He did an amazing job on it too!  You can see the before shot HERE.  This was a low cost DIY project, coming in at around $75 for the whole thing, including new digger trucks, the wood frame, pea gravel and stones!  And Ty did it all, start to finish, including purchasing all the materials (driving his new truck of course), picking out the trucks and the gravel, leveling the ground and building the frame.  The little kids LOVE it too!

build a backyard gravel dig space

I think I’m going to have a hard time getting them to come inside.  I’m pretty sure Ty wins the award for best big brother EVER.  Our new custom swing set is being built now and will be installed next week!  After that, we will be embracing the slope in our yard by installing an in ground hill slide.  More pics to come as we go!

2014-09-09T20:02:46-05:00September 4th, 2014|Jonah, Jude, My Family, Our House, Taryn, Ty|
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