This post is sponsored by Anthony & Sylvan. We haven’t even hit the year mark of our finished pool installation, but as the weather’s been warming up, the girls have been enjoying weekend swims in our heated pool, and I’ve been reflecting on our new life as pool owners. I never had dreams of having […]

We were not planning on doing an outdoor shower until our contractor asked if there’s going to be a shower in the pool bathroom. There’s only going to be enough room for either a stacked washer and dryer, or a shower, but not both. Lately we’ve been leaning more and more towards washer and dryer […]

Chris and I have been busy finalizing the plans for our backyard landscaping, including our pool! The plan is to do the pool and other updates over the winter months and have it usable by next summer. A few months back we compared the pros and cons of hiring a local landscape designer vs. working […]


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