our pool with our new Big Joe outdoor sectional | thelovedesignedlife.com #backyard
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late summer backyard hangs

When we first were shopping for houses last year, one of our priorities was a having a big backyard, so we could have room for the kids to play, and because we knew we wanted room add on the casita for my parents [more on that later!]. We spent many years living in apartments with

transitioning to fall style when it's still hot out | thelovedesignedlife.com | thelovedesignedlife.com #backtoschool #fallstyle
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transitioning to fall back to school style

As you guys know, my kids are already back to school. We go back early around here! But I remember as a kid, going back in the true fall. It maybe was still a little warm in the first couple of weeks of school, but always just around the corner was that crispness in the

our visit to SEALIFE and LEGOLAND at Arizona Mills | thelovedesignedlife.com #summer #indooractivities
motherhood

squeezing the most out of summer

As a kid, I remember summer seeming like it always went by way too fast. Now having kids of my own, it flies by at a dizzying speed! As a mom, I always have grand plans of all the fun things I want us to do together over summer break, and most of the time,

travel + adventure

how we summer travel on a budget

my hat | my suit | her poncho When my husband and I first started looking at our summer, we [ahem, he] were a little reluctant to travel because of how expensive it can be to do as a family of five. We did just renovate our home, so we are trying to be conservative

how we keep our home pristine with zevo bug control | thelovedesignedlife.com
natural living

how we keep our home pristine with zevo

This post has been sponsored by Zevo. As always, all opinions expressed here are my own!   This is our first home we have ever owned, and my husband and I have worked really hard to make it our own for our family over the past year. So I take a lot of pride in our

how we're getting summer road trip ready with a few mom hacks | thelovedesignedlife.com #roadtrip #firestonecompleteautocare
travel + adventure

summer road trip ready

Thank you to Firestone Complete Auto Care for sponsoring this post. Keep reading for a link to some great coupons below! Our family is all about road tripping in the summertime! We just arrived in Colorado and we are already loving the cooler temperatures. It is just too hot in our home state of Arizona