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Roadtrip to Zion: Part III – The West Rim

We’re back! After completing the trek out to Angel’s Landing, we took a quick stretch break at the Scout Lookout, picked up our packs, and headed off on the West Rim trail towards our overnight campsite. We had about a 4 mile hike remaining to get to our campsite (Campsite 1 on the West Rim).…

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We’re Jordan & Kate.

Thanks for following us as we renovate our first home, purchase and build our forever home, work on numerous other projects, and share our adventures as well as day-to-day family living. We hope we inspire you to go on similar journeys with your own homes and families, and that you will share your stories with us along the way!

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Roadtrip to Zion: Part II – Angel’s Landing

We’re back with another Zion update! We arrived at Zion in the late afternoon on our third day of travel, and our first stop was the Zion Visitor Center to pick up our backpacking permits. Our initial plan had been to hike the Narrows top down, but unfortunately the threat of rain and the recent…

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What does a whole home renovation cost?

Hi everyone! As we prepare to close on the sale of our first home, we have been reflecting on all of the work that we have put into making this house our home. In just a few short weeks we will be collecting all of the equity from our home sale. We know what we…

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Roadtrip to Zion: Part I

Hi everyone! This week we embarked on our long-anticipated road trip to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon! For the past couple of years we have been discussing a backpacking trip with our family, and over a year ago we decided on Zion as the place it was going to happen. We’ve planned for months…

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The Vineyard House

Befores, afters, mood boards, plans, mistakes, successes. Find all of our projects from our first home here.

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The Cottage

Our complete gut, rebuild, and remodel of our 1940s homesteading cottage.

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The Farm

Remember that time we built our forever home? Watch us go from ideas to plans to reality.

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Aurora the Airstream

Follow along with our shell-off remodel on our 1970 Airstream Overlander.

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