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  • Welcome!…

    to “A Step Inside”… our personal family blog, documenting the craziness of our every day life.. Sit back, enjoy, laugh, and share in the road we travel..

    I'm Bridget.. A SAHM (stay at home mom), wife, mother of 3, and a follower of Christ. I'm also a photographer, and passionate about life.. I hope to share that w/ you too! Life isn't always perfect, but it's perfectly created in His plan. I'm beyond thankful for God's grace and His many blessings!

Summer Evenings…

We have fully embraced our warmer temps…  Playing, laughing, running, tossing frisbees, throwing & catching balls, swinging, sand box, splashing, enjoying our neighbor friends… We definitely put our large backyard space to use, and the kids love every minute of it.. It’s those moments when coming in for the evening when the sun sets deep into the horizon, grass stained feet climb the deck stairs, and kiddos more than ready for baths that make me smile, and feel simply blessed.

Payton runs & runs until his heart is content these days..

I installed a plastic fencing all along our wrought iron fence for him to stay safely in our yard.. Little guy could fit right through the rails!

And these two are still best buds.. Although Kitty chases Payton around the yard way more than the other way around!.. It’s super cute. 

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My girls are playing “MASH”… Do you remember this game as a kid?  You write down all sorts of answers to questions, then count out numbers until you have one answer remaining in each category…

K:  Where do you want to live?
Ash:  Bloomington, IL, Disney World, Wisconsin

K:  How many children do you want?
Ash:  13 or 100

K:  Who do you want to marry?
Ash:  Preston, Sam, my brother

K:  What do you want to be when you grow up?
Ash:  tog-rapher, paintist, and I hear Kaylor add, “poop duty” o_O

There were lots of giggles shared w/ each question & answer… Such silly girls!


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Dying Easter Eggs, 2014…

W/ the long winter that we had, there was no WAY we were spending the afternoon inside to dye our Easter eggs… So out to the back deck we went!  The kids had a blast.  Lots of color stained fingers later, we had beautifully colored eggs:) Love, love, love watching my kiddos do holiday traditions like these..

Rowen kept licking the egg “dipper” into the vinegar & water… Ick!

Even Payton enjoyed the time outdoors… I think he’s smiling!;)

The girls dyed & then colored a couple of eggs w/ crayons.. I thought I would “melt” the crayon a little bit and put them in the microwave for 40 seconds.. Um, big mistake.  When I opened the microwave door, one of the eggs completely exploded… I almost lost an eye to an egg shell flying at rocket speed! lol

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Home Tour…

DIY painted mantle
DIY painted built-ins
Curtains & DIY hardware
DIY fireplace tile & surround frame build
DIY board & batten wall
diy family room update board & batten wall

And in the fall before mantel update:

DIY Countertops
DIY Kitchen Make-over Before & After
diy kitchen update redo

Staircase DIY
Wall Collage

Paint updates before & afters
Final touches
Buffet furniture piece re-do
Wall collage

1st re-do
2nd re-do w/ new hardwood floors

Paint updates

Paint updates



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