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Beach House Love August 13, 2008

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No, the beach house love I’m talking about has nothing to do with the wedding reception for my daughter that will be taking place this weekend at our beach house. I’m talking about a lovely beach cottage I spied on blogging friend Villa Anna’s blog recently. Oh, how I love! Click on over to her blog see the rest of the loveliness.

And because I can scarcely talk about anything non-wedding related this week, I’m gonna give you a few links to decorating articles I’ve written for Blissfully Domestic Magazine. You’ll go read them, right?

And if you haven’t joined me over on Twitter, I’d love to have you over there keeping up with the day to day or hour by hour happenings!





Love to you all! I miss visiting with you and can’t wait to catch up soon! Thanks to each of you who faithfully visit my blog, send me emails, say hi on Twitter and are just all around great friends! MUAH!

Photo via Villa Anna, & Design Editor designer Jane Coslick Design

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The Beach House: The Endless Remodel February 26, 2008

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As promised, here are the latest photos showing the progress on the beach house! As you can see, it is not done yet (it’s been under remodel for over a year now!). Darn, I need a vacation! But things are coming along. The house is just outside of Cannon Beach in Arch Cape on the Oregon Coast. This has been our family’s (my parents, sister’s family and ours) vacation home for around 12 years. It started out as a 1970’s style box completely void of character, but some remodeling was done back when we first got the house. Now it is basically a whole new place from the wiring on out.


The right side of the house has a whole new wing with a new bedroom, sunroom, bedroom and a heated garage (for parties and ping pong!).


The porch was added 12 years ago, but the front door and lights are new.

Part of this deck is new, including the hot tub overlooking the ocean! Can’t wait for that!

Above you can see the front door. This hall on the first level leads to three of the bedrooms, a bathroom and the laundry room.

As you turn to the right upon entering, you can go up the stairs to the main living areas. Through the archway is a bedroom/office and garage.

This is the laundry room with an outside entrance to the porch.

This (above and below) is our bedroom with alcoves for our girls to sleep in behind those partial walls. Our family has grown so much since we bought the house we needed to remodel to accommodate everyone! There is also a bunk room next to this room for my son and my nephew and another bedroom for my sister and her husband and little girl. We can walk out of our room to the deck with the hot tub.

Our room will have a Murphy bed on that long wall on the right, so we can put the bed up for more floor space when the whole crew is vacationing together.


Now we are on the upper/main floor. Chaos! It is a large open space for living with the kitchen in one corner. The photo is taken from the new sunroom which will have built in bookcases and a window seat.

Above you can kind of make out where the kitchen is. The kitchen was already there and had been remodeled previously.

Above and below you can see the views out the windows from the living room on the main/upper level.


Above and below are closets and my parent’s bedroom. They will now be living at the house most of the time since they have sold their other home. Lucky them!

Above is one of the bathrooms on the main floor.

Lastly, you can see the hot tub from up above!

Next time, hopefully we will have some completed rooms to show!