No-Spend August: We’re Doing This Thing

You guys, Olly’s first birthday party was on Sunday and we’re STILL recovering. I’m going to be tired for a week. It was so so so so good. I can’t wait to show you ALL the photos and tell you all about it. Here’s one little sneak peek we got from  Kimberly Lane Photography, and it’s a framer for sure. Love love. His actual birthday is Friday, so we get to celebrate all over again. While we wait to see the rest of the photos, I wanted to tell you about this thing we’re doing this month: we’re going on… Read More

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DIY Modern Horizontal-Plank Gate

If we’re going to be honest here (and why shouldn’t we be), our backyard is a sore spot for us. It’s not what we want, but we’re working on it. But our gate seemed to always set the tone for what we were getting into when we walked into the backyard. The fence and gate that came with our house was a collapsing mess. Looking at it while it was closed, sure, it looks fine. But as soon as you got close, all the problems became apparent: there’s that board in the middle that is a different size, the posts… Read More

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Good Golly, Olly is 11 Months Old and Joey is 2.5!

On July 3rd Oliver turned 11-months old, and the following day Joanna turned two-and-a-half! It’s such a super fun age for both of them, and we’re having the best summer. Joey has just become the most delightful, hilarious, wonderful little girl, and Olly is starting to develop so much personality. There’s such an interesting thing that happens with babies where you actually go through a process of “meeting” your own children. Not just on the day they’re born, because let’s be honest babies don’t really do much for the first few months, but then there’s this sort of personality explosion… Read More

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