chicken coop and run DIY build #thelovedesignedlife #theldlhome #DIY #backyardchickens
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our desert chicken coop and run

Before we left for our summer travels, we were hard at work getting together our desert chicken coop and run so our girls could be safe and sound while we traveled about. Our Arizona desert heat presents some unique challenges when raising chickens, so I wanted to share what I’ve learned after hours of research

springtime in the backyard at #theldlhome #thelovedesignedlife #backyard #poolside #resortstyle
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springtime in the backyard

After almost a full year of staying home and plenty of time spent here, I never thought I would write another blog post about this space in our home, but here I am with springtime in the backyard. 😉 Famous last words, I guess, haha! In spite of the amount of time we spent back

wine tasting in temecula, california with my girls! #thelovedesignedlife #winetasting #californiawinetasting #travel
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girls’ trip: wine tasting in temecula

Recently, some girlfriends and I got together and planned a girls’ trip: wine tasting in Temecula, California. I was getting some questions in my DM’s on Instagram about the trip, so I figured I would just compile all of the information for you here! Like so many things last year, this trip with my besties

beachside all day every day in the riviera maya! #thelovedesignedlife #theldltravels #beach #mexic
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navigating foreign travel during covid

Our family just recently returned from traveling to Mexico after navigating foreign travel during the current COVID pandemic. As I had anticipated, I received a lot of questions from those of you who were following along with us via my Instagram posts and Stories about how we were able to navigate traveling to Mexico among

how we updated our big boy's room to get him ready for home learning and homework #thelovedesignedlife #theldlhome #bigkidroom
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the ldl home: updated big boy room

I am very excited to finally reveal my latest project from the LDL home: our updated big boy room for my oldest son today! As with most of my home projects, it took a bit longer than I anticipated. Especially in this crazy year, where we also ran into delays with ordering furniture and things