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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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4th Annual Kraft Family Vacation: Exploring Durango

After our big adventure to Mesa Verde on Sunday, we were ready for a change of pace and a little R&R. Monday and Tuesday we wandered around the adorable downtown Durango. We also walked the Animas River Trail. The kids enjoyed checking out the river, and the weather was just about perfect. Gma and Gpa…

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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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4th Annual Kraft Family Vacation: Mesa Verde National Park

Our first few days in Durango were pretty quiet, cruising around town, stocking up on groceries, and taking walks with the kids. On Sunday morning, however, we headed out to Mesa Verde National Park. This would make our third trip to Mesa Verde, but since we’d never actually done the ranger-led hike down to Cliff…

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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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