Sweet Escape: The Beach House

When my parents decided to buy this beach house about 13 or 14 years ago, we were thrilled. Our girls were young and we really couldn't afford to go on regular vacations involving planes and hotels. This house is about an hour and a half drive from … ** Read more **

The Beach House:
Wedding Countdown & Utter Insanity

This post is from June 2008 As many of you know, my daughter is getting married in two months (TWO MONTHS? Holy cow.) Five months ago it seemed like a great idea to have the reception at our family's beach house near Cannon Beach in Oregon. We've … ** Read more **

Creative Concealment: A Decorating Secret


Southern Living CREATIVE CONCEALMENT: THE SECRET TO DECORATING ON A BUDGET As I promised back in the day (sorry for my slowness), I wanted to share in more detail one of my decorating methods sure to shock anybody out there with money to burn. I … ** Read more **

Outdoor Rooms: Secluded Spaces

I spotted this lovely little secluded outdoor room on Choose the Write blog who saw it on Garden Rooms blog...isn't it pretty? I can't stop staring at it, I just love it. Such a perfect place for some morning solitude with a cup of tea! I just got … ** Read more **

Sweet Escape: Lovely Landscapes

I walked by this lovely yard the other day and thought I'd share it with you all! I hope you enjoy your weekend! I will have some more photos of the beach house next week, it is finally done enough to move the furniture in! Nick of time, too, since … ** Read more **

Outdoor Rooms: DIY Hanging Daybed on Sunporch

How fun is this? A kind blogging reader Dandelions and Daydreams pointed this lovely idea out to me (thank you!) and I loved it so much I wanted to share it all with you! Such a cozy spot for a Sunday afternoon nap! Click here to find … ** Read more **