Design and Inspired

how to get a stellar swing set

how to get a stellar swing set

When we had our baby boy, Andy couldn’t wait to put up a swing set. We both had swing sets growing up and our childhoods where shaped by our time spent outside on our “castles”, “time machines”, “mansions”. It was so important to give out little one the same imagination station!

BUT… have you checked out the prices of a swing set? Oh mercy! A brand new swing set can be over $1,000 and that’s not including all the cool add ons, and a custom one is even more expensive. We weren’t about to shell out the big bucks for one so we did something else… and we got one that’s infinitely cooler.

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Design and Inspired, Interior Love

At Home with Flourish and Hope: The Patio

At Home with Flourish and Hope: The Patio

We have lived in our house for about 5 years but it has taken us about that whole time to really make our backyard a place we love, and… like always, do it on a budget. This past summer, we finally put our finishing touches on our back patio with a “pergal-ita” and twinkles lights. It is now one of our favorite places to be. Even though I fall is coming fast and I am so excited for it, I’ll be so sad when we can’t sit out here at night. It was so fun to get to design a simple space and all for under $1,000. Come check out our favorite space outside!

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Life

the colorado state fair

the colorado state fair

This past weekend we had the joy of staying with Andy’s college roommate and his family in the Springs. On Saturday night, they took us to the Colorado State Fair. I had never been before and oh.my.word. It was filled with so much food on a stick, mini doughnuts, little animals, laughs, and LOTS of people watching.

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Faith and Hope

failure is not an option

failure is not an option

Hey sweet friend. How’s your day going? Has it been all sunshine and roses? Did your kids get up, get dressed on time, act like angels, eat all their veggies during their lunch, and tell you your the best mom ever? Did your hubby, boyfriend, best friend, boss, parents, tell you that you are amazing and that life could not function without you? Did everything you try on look amazing on you and it was just so hard to pick which one? Let me guess, you woke up with perfect curls, flawless skin, and you aren’t tired at all.

Yep. Sounds like every day of my life… except it’s not. Not even close. Not by a long shot.

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Emilie Casseday Photorgraphy

sweet dairy farm family shoot

sweet dairy farm family shoot

I have been so blessed to have married into a wonderful family. My hubby, Andy, comes from this huge extended family. When we were married, the invites to my side of the family maybe reached to a total of 30-40. We had 100, ONE HUNDRED, people from Andy’s side of the family from Greeley alone at our wedding. I just didn’t even know families could be that big! But what a wonderful family they are, including Andy’s sweet cousin Patti.

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Faith and Hope

hey girl, come sit by me

hey girl, come sit by me

Hey girl! Whether your a working badass, a mama who stays at home with her kiddos, or a local gal just looking for community, please, please come sit by me.

I am officially inviting you to join my Bible Study. Come sit at my table, or any table, and join in the community who wants to love you while loving Jesus.

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Design and Inspired, Interior Love, Offspring

easy children’s reading nook

easy children’s reading nook

One thing that Andy and I decided when it came to having children was reading was going to be an important part of our lives as a family. I grew up loving to read. I devoured books and trips to the library were endless opportunities of adventure. I couldn’t get enough of books. One of my claim to fames is earning personal pizza after personal pizza thanks to “Book It”! But I’m pretty sure my parents never let me cash in because of vegetables and health and stuff…

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