Blog | Page 2 of 22 | Jewel Images | Photography & Education By Julia Kelleher

blog

welcome to the

blog

Jewel Images

Our Farm House

Oh it’s so slow. Weather really put the brakes on things for a while. While I was at WPPI, 3 FEET of snow fell in Bend. It happened right as the guys needed to install the trusses on the garage. The trusses are those roof beams. And it’s super dangerous to do when it’s icy. […]

Framing I

READ MORE

Our Farm House

The ONE thing I have really hoped for this entire process was a La Canche French range. I love to cook. The kitchen is the heart of the home, and cooking on a high quality range is my dream. Good gear makes your hobby fun and exciting.  Today, hubby said yes to my stove. He […]

My Stove…

READ MORE

Our Farm House

I went to Portland this weekend to find my bath tub. We need it now because the plumbing lines are about to be installed into the foundation and Rob needs dimensions of the tub I plan on picking. I’m a huge bath person, so this tub is important. Who knew shopping for a bath tub […]

Bath Tub Shopping… 🛁

READ MORE

Our Farm House

So here it is! The final house on paper. We got permits and it’s full speed ahead! The house will sit up on a rock outcropping, giving it some height. It’ll be almost directly in the middle of our lot. This will allow us to capture the views.  The color renderings really give you a […]

Final Plans & Renderings

READ MORE

Our Farm House

So, we can’t really build the new house until we sell the old. The money has to come from somewhere, right? So today, we said good bye to our sweet house on the butte. It’s the house where Rob and I officially married in the backyard, and where Dean was born. So many memories here, […]

Moving Day!

READ MORE

Our Farm House

We finally got our creative jam on. I think we may have it right this time. It’s not my number one choice, but Rob says the roofline is much easier/cheaper to build, plus the master is on the main which means I can live in this house even when I old and decrepit. LOL. So […]

The New Plan Is Coming Together.

READ MORE

Our Farm House

Eight months into design and we scrapped it all. Back to square one. WHA?? Yep, we hated it. Well, not hate it. But Rob says it’s going to be waaaay too expensive to build with its complicate roofline, plus we could NOT figure out how to shrink it down. We really can’t afford to build […]

We Scrapped It All

READ MORE

Our Farm House

If you’ve ever designed a house or remodeled anything with your husband, you can primly relate to my problems. Now add on the fact that my husband is a contractor. He’s literally Mr. Fix It and knows EVERYTHING about building. So, he’s always telling me, “we can’t do that.” “That’s too expensive.” UGH! What a […]

The Start Of My Marriage Problems. 😜

READ MORE

Our Farm House

I can’t believe we did it. We totally took a leap of faith and purchased 10 acres of land just outside Bend, OR. The most came on the market the day after Thanksgiving. We put our offer in on Saturday.  This journey has been a long one and it took 3 years of searching to […]

We Got Land!

READ MORE

Education

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a voracious reader. Anything- from fiction to factitious- I’m all over it. I’m not sure what it is, but reading liberates me from my day and allows me to sink into a world that’s not my own – an escape of sorts. When I was young, my dad dragged […]

The Best Business & Self Improvement Books

READ MORE

Mom Articles

No matter what kind of provider you choose, it’s important to ask questions up front. It helps you feel more comfortable with your provider and helps them get to know you too. We came across some websites that had some good tips on interviewing a doctor and evaluating your comfort level so we thought we’d […]

Interviewing Your Doc/Doula/Midwife.

READ MORE

Mom Articles

Being such baby lovers, and mommies ourselves here at Jewel Images, we decided that it would be fun to share some research with you in one convenient place. The first thing we think is important is trying to figure out what kind of care to get for your pregnancy and through delivery and post-birth? Who […]

Deciding On Prenatal Care

READ MORE

top BUSINESS posts on
the blog

read the post

WHAT TO DO WHEN
BUSINESS IS SLOW.

Ready to Dive In?

read the post

what products
should i carry?

read the post

THE BEST BUSINESS BOOKS: 
add to your library.