About Us

They met, parted ways, re-met, and then had a baby. At some point between then and now they got married, had two more babies, and moved into an adorable 1935 bungalow in Phoenix, Arizona. This is their story of urban homesteading and family life.


An architect.  A dad.  A writer.  A dreamer.  


Colleen is a special education teacher (by way of Teach for America) turned stay-at-home mom to three little ones - ages 3, 2, and 1. Her days are filled with laughing and tears, joys and frustrations, toddlers and babies.  The basics of gardening were gifted to her by her mother and father starting at a very young age and both parents continue to be a source of knowledge (and equipment!) to this day.  She hopes to lead her family down the path of leading a more sustainable, intentional, and full life.  

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