Inspiration: A Beach Cottage

I told you I’m somewhat obsessed with beachy/cottagey styles.  Last time I showed you an all-white super comfortable home in Australia that I love, but there’s another house that I’ve spent a lot of time studying that’s a completely different take on the same theme.  This home in California is chock full of color and pattern, via House Beautiful. A view of the living room.  Tons of color, but it doesn’t seem overwhelming because of plenty of white. Look at how many different patterns can mix together so well.  I wouldn’t necessarily want this many competing patterns in my own… Read More

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Countdown to a Housewarming Halloween

I’m going to share an embarrassing picture. This is what my house looks like right now, standing at the front door. Piles of boxes.  Furniture shoved wherever it will fit.  4 rooms to paint.  A costume to plan.  Decorations to make. Only 8 weekends to do it! Eeeek!!! By Kerry | Filed under Everything Else | Tags: halloween, holidays, parties Add a Comment Share

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Week five: and we finally mowed

Until a couple of weeks ago I had never mowed a lawn in my life.  When I was buying a house, I wasn’t really sure I wanted that to change, but even though I found a house with a nice small lawn it still took me five weeks to finally go kicking and screaming to Home Depot to get a lawnmower. I got the best one!  I bought a Scotts 16″ Elite Push Reel Mower, one of those that doesn’t require gas or electricity, and it works!  My lawn was awful, after all that time, and I honestly didn’t think this… Read More

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