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Roadtrip to Zion: Part V – The Watchman and Bryce Canyon

Our first freeform day was also our first day hiking with the kiddos. Thus far our trip had been planned childfree, as we were very concerned about safety at Angel’s Landing and in the Narrows. We decided to start with an easy hike for the kids, 1.3 miles up The Watchman Trail. Although reviews stated…

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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 IV – The Narrows

Good morning! Today we’re sharing our trip through the Narrows, one of the most iconic places at Zion National Park! We planned to be on the trail to the Narrows from the Grotto parking lot by first light, about 7am. Our plan was to hike out to Wallstreet, see how we were feeling, and decide…

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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 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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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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