Inspiration: A Beach Cottage

I’ve always wanted a beach cottage.  It just feels like the perfect home for me — a place where it’s ok to put your feet on the furniture and come in the house a little sandy, where there are sisal rugs, linen curtains and wicker chairs.  Of course, my house is no beach cottage.  You can see the lake, sorta, a couple blocks north, and I could easily ride my bike to the beach… if I had a bike… a pink bike… a pink beach cruiser bike… with a basket… But, anyway, while I try to figure out how to… Read More

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Week four: the yard

So.  Four weeks.  And still this is what I was living with. Uuuuggghh. It was time to take a break and move my focus outside.  My yard had been thoroughly ignored for weeks, probably months, and nature was definitely taking over.  I think some Rose of Sharons were literally trying to swallow my deck… And my driveway… Andy’s wonderful parents came over with clippers, chainsaws and expertise, and we attacked those out-of-control plants.   Andy got to use a chainsaw for the first time.  That’s a pretty big deal.   Goodbye Rose of Sharon. Hello yard.      By Kerry… Read More

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