Archives for June 2019

Drive By: Lake Oswego

Drive By: Lake Oswego
Drive By: Lake Oswego

Most of my life I lived in Lake Oswego, Oregon. It’s where I feel most “at home.” It’s not only where I grew up, but it’s where my husband and I lived when we were first married and where we raised our girls during their early years (until we moved to Eastmoreland, where we had our son!).

My parents still live in Lake Oswego, so it’s nice that we are able to “go home” to visit, even though it’s not to the same homes we used to have.

I thought I’d give you a little peek at just a few of the houses we drove by as we were buzzing around our old neighborhoods last week.

Drive By: Lake Oswego

This (above) has always been one of my all-time favorite houses on the lake.

Drive By: Lake Oswego

So charming, yes? It is just around the corner from one of the houses we lived in when I was in high school so I’d drive (or boat!) by it all the time.

Drive By: Lake Oswego

Straight across the lake there (above) you can (barely!) see the home I lived in! It was such a beautiful house!

Drive By: Lake Oswego
Drive By: Lake Oswego

So many memories around this lake!

Drive By: Lake Oswego
Drive By: Lake Oswego
Drive By: Lake Oswego
Drive By: Lake Oswego

This house was for sale in one of the neighborhoods where we lived with our girls so many years ago.

Drive By: Lake Oswego

It had the cutest garage; it looked like a guest house from the side.

Drive By: Lake Oswego

This is a former neighbor’s home, I’ve shared it a few times on the blog, I’ve always been in love with this house. It’s still just as charming as ever!

Drive By: Lake Oswego
Drive By: Lake Oswego
Drive By: Lake Oswego
Drive By: Lake Oswego
Drive By: Lake Oswego

I absolutely love the smell of jasmine!

Drive By: Lake Oswego
Drive By: Lake Oswego

Lots of homes had flags flying! The 4th of July is always a very festive time around the lake.

Drive By: Lake Oswego

I love going on drive bys, but I always feel a bit homesick driving around the neighborhoods where I used to live. But, I’m always grateful for so many wonderful memories here!

Do you ever feel homesick for neighborhoods you think of as “home”?

PS…today is the last day to get my free June Bundle when you grab my favorite essential oils + diffuser set! Click here for details.

More Drive Bys on The Inspired Room: 

Highland Park – Dallas Drive By

Magnolia – Seattle Drive By

Queen Anne – Seattle Drive By

Queen Anne + Magnolia Drive By

Summer Drive By in Portland, Oregon

Cannon Beach Cottages Drive By

or scroll through all of my past drive bys here!

Home Style Saturdays: Tips + Makeovers

Hi friends! Tomorrow my girls and I are returning from our trip south to visit my publisher in Eugene, Oregon. We fit in a little relaxation and downtime, too, which was so needed! We ate at many delicious restaurants, got inspired while window shopping, and went on a few drive bys in my old Portland neighborhood! I’ll have fun things to share with you on the blog once we get back home!

But first, I hope you enjoy these posts from Home Style Saturdays!

Home Style Saturdays: Tips + Makeovers

StoneGable | How To Keep Cut Hydrangeas From Wilting

Home Style Saturdays: Tips + Makeovers

The Inspired Room | 9 Clever Organizers to Tidy Your House

Home Style Saturdays: Tips + Makeovers

Designthusiasm | How to Lighten and Enlarge a Tiny Dark Apartment Bedroom

Home Style Saturdays: Tips + Makeovers

On Sutton Place | Outdoor Garden Shed Makeover

Home Style Saturdays: Tips + Makeovers

Shabbyfufu | Easy Strawberry Cobbler For Summer Eating

Home Style Saturdays: Tips + Makeovers

Southern Hospitality | Blue and White Kitchen Renovation

Home Style Saturdays: Tips + Makeovers

More decor inspiration on The Inspired Room:

5 Things Every Small Bedroom Needs

A Home that Makes You Happy Long Beyond the Trends

How to Find Your Signature Style

Ideas for Small and Budget Friendly Kitchens

25 Ways to Restyle Your Home

Charming Cottage Tour + 5 Takeaway Tips

Tips for Decorating Your Dream Bedroom {where to start}

Inspired By: Rooms with Books

10 Little Ways to Refresh Your Home

My House Tour


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