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This is the place where I get to share photos from sessions with amazing people, like you, tips for a smooth wedding, our family "Wilderness Mowers" adventures in frugal living and exploring where we live, and plenty of fun and real life. Start scrolling or click a category on the side to dive in!

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Once Cameron graduated, we set out to find our new “Big Kid with a Real Adult Job” rental after he got his first job. We ended up moving from a large 3 bedroom home on a ranch to a 1 bedroom home for a family of soon to be four. And boy was it a learning experience!

Lessons from the One Bedroom Wonder

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Picking blackberries at the end of summer is becoming one of our family traditions here, and this year was one for the books!

Picking Blackberries

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There’s not point to documenting a journey if the starting point isn’t set out. So this is what we’re doing here, in all it’s good and not so good.

Where We’re Starting From

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I posted on Instagram the other day about how our favorite summer plans this year is to NOT move. We’ve moved every summer for 5 years and I’m so excited to get to stay put. However, after moving so frequently, I developed a system that made the moves easier and better every time, and we’ve […]

From Uhaul to Fully Unpacked in 48 hrs: Our Packing System secrets!

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We all know that there is a big difference between being excited about an idea and being able to actually implement it and move towards it. This is how we feel with Radical Homemaking. This is our list of the next 10 baby steps we’re taking to more us closer to our goals!

Our 10 Baby Steps towards Radical Homemaking in 2019

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Maple tapping in Arizona? We had to see if it was possible, and we learned a lot!

The Lemonade Chronicles: Maple Tapping

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Businesses make business plans to line out goals, finances, and values…it only made sense to me to make a family plan for the same things!

2019 Mower Family Plan

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ONH: Optic Nerve Hypoplasia

Darrow’s ONH Diagnosis