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Portland Summer nights

Goodbye Summer Nights

Summer nights in our home have had a drastic impact on bedtimes. The sun stays up later and so do we, and I’ve loved it! Late night walks to get ice cream and sunset SUP rides on the river are a few of the memories I’ve tucked away from these warm months of fun. Late summer […]

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airbnb

5 Reason We Airbnb Our Home

Thinking about strangers staying in your home or sleeping in your bed are always the top objections friends share when I tell them we rent out our home occasionally on home rental sites like Airbnb, HomeAway, Housetrip, and Couchsurfing. My first reaction is, “Well, you stay in hotels don’t you?” There’s nothing grosser than that really. […]

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Rethinking the Playroom

I often hear families express the desire for “more space” in their house, and they think that adding a playroom for their young children is the way to go. They fantasize that if their kids have a space to go, all their toys will be contained. The imagined play space is a joyful, Pinterest-worthy room, […]

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frugal lifestyle

The Benefits of a Frugal Lifestyle For Kids

My mum recently confided in me that she still suffers guilt from my brother and my very ‘humble’ childhood. My parents couldn’t really afford all the latest toys; instead we spent hours in the garden and fields with a host of pets. There were no overseas vacations, but we had many family camping trips to the English […]

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