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My parent’s new treehouse and a bit of organization

I have to share something so fun with you all today!  My parents were just on the news in Utah talking about the treehouse they’ve been building in their backyard!  It has been in progress for a while and I was going to take some pictures to share last time I was visiting them (remember when I helped with their new outdoor furniture!).  But I decided to wait on the pictures until the treehouse is finished so those will be coming.  My dad decided a few years ago that he wanted to build a treehouse for all of the grandkids and like most projects, this one kept getting bigger and better.  We tease my dad  that it’s actually more of a luxury guest suite for the kids than a treehouse.  Ha!  My mom was so bummed we couldn’t all be in town the weekend they filmed this.  My two nephews who live by my parents are in the clip and the other two kids are the news anchor’s little ones.  When they mention dedicating the treehouse when the out of town kids come, that’s us.  :)  We are going to have a dedication ceremony next time we are all in town together!  I will take some pictures to share then, but for now here is a fun clip of my cute parents and their treehouse on the news!

My Parent’s New Treehouse.


In other news, I’m over at 11 Magnolia Lane today sharing pics of my organized craft cupboard for their fun back to school organization series!  So many great posts lined up for their series to help us all get organized!  Whether you have kids going back to school or not, there are a lot of great ideas being shared.

You can read my full post about how I organized this space here: Organized Craft/School Supplies

You can also read my post on 10 things to do now to get organized for back to school if you missed it!

K – that’s it for today because my kids are in their suits waiting for me to take them to the beach for the last time this summer.  School starts on Monday!  I think we are all ready.  :)

Enjoy your day everyone!

xoxo, Erin
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42 thoughts on “My parent’s new treehouse and a bit of organization

  1. I have been following you for over a year. :) This post with your family just really touched me and it makes me want to go play at your parents’ treehouse. (We live in Idaho) Love all your posts!!

  2. That is one deluxe tree house! Your parents are very special grandparents, which I am sure you already know :o)

    1. I know right Shelley!? It kept getting nicer and nicer until I told them it was more like a house than a tree house! Ha! They are the best. Love them so much. :) Thanks cutie! xo

  3. That treehouse is awesome. How much fun is that going to be when your kids visit. They may not want to come home. Your mom is so cute and I think you resemble your dad. It is os much fun being grandparents. :) Can’t wait to see the pictures!

    1. Thank you Cathy! So much fun right!? My parents love being grandparents. I will take lots of pics! I’m anxious to play in that treehouse myself! :) xo

    1. Seriously right!? I have been waiting and waiting for that thing to get finished so I can go play and sleep in it myself! Now a bloggers night.. hmm.. even better idea! I need to get going on that idea! ;) xo

  4. HOW FUN IS THAT?!!!!
    Such lucky grandkids! Wow.
    My kids got ripped off when it comes to grandparents. Both my husband’s parents are deceased, and my father is deceased, and my mom used to live just an hour away but a few years ago got married and up and moved four states away, making it nearly impossible for our family to visit. So, just one grandparent for my kiddos, and they hardly ever see her. She spends most her spare time traveling all over the country & the world with her new husband. Great for her but sucky for my kids :( Ah well.

    1. Oh no Katrina! That’s so hard. My grandpa’s both died when I was really young so I was more in your kids’ boat growing up. I definitely appreciate that my kids have such fun grandparents who love to spend time with them! Thanks cutie! xo

  5. ERIN!!! That treehouse is incredible!!! Now I see where you got your eye for home design / building – lol!!

    Love love your parents too – just so darn cute! And what an amazing way to create memories with their grandchildren. Those children will never ever forget these times!


  6. Erin, your Dad is adorable! That is some tree house! It makes me laugh just thinking about it. Talk about over the top. That is just the sweetest thing ever. You can see all of the love your Dad and your Mom have for those grandkids. What a beautiful story! P.S. If I was there, I definitely want to slide down the pole. That looks funI

    1. It makes me laugh too Sue! It seriously kept getting bigger and bigger and now it’s like they have their own luxury house in a tree! Ha! I want to sleep in it. Thank you! We think my dad is pretty adorable too. :)

  7. Erin, you have the most FUN parents!!! I am amazed at the treehouse your Dad created – it is incredible!! It will provide hours and hours of entertainment for their grandkids! I can’t wait to see the photos of the finished treehouse when you dedicate it. Hugs, Jane

    1. Thank you Jane! I’m so excited to see it all finished when I visit again! Hours of fun ahead for sure. Lucky kids!! Thanks again. :) xo

  8. What a fabulous tree house! What a fantastic couple your parents are as well. They are very dedicated to their grandkids and it shows. What a huge outpouring of love from them. I adore that you mom insisted it be a place for creativity! I have a feeling the kiddos in the piece were not at all told what do to. The play came completely naturally. How sweet to hold off on the dedication until you all could be there, too. Thank you so much for sharing, Erin. this is so heartwarming. I hope you all had a great time at the beach, as well. Congrats for the post on the other blog. That sounded like fun, too. :)

  9. Your children are so lucky to have such amazing grandparents. I would never want to leave their house with all that fun! Love your family! :)

  10. WOW, this treehouse is amazing, Erin! Congratulations to your parents for truly living the dream of many grandparents! It will be so much fun to see the photos you take at the dedication.

    You always have such great organizing ideas, Erin, and such lovely spaces to organize!

    1. Thanks cutie! We should make a trip to my mom’s together sometime! Take the kids for a weekend and play. OR leave the kids home with husbands and go for the weekend. Even MORE fun. ;) xo

  11. Wow! Wow! WOW!! Incredible!! How lucky are your kids to have such wonderful grandparents!! They’ll build memories in there to last a lifetime!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. Absolutely darling! Best grandparents ever! Talk about every child’s dream come true. Your children are going to be thrilled! (and you) I don’t think your dad could be any cuter! The way you have always talked about him over the years really shines through in the video and in that tree house!

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