I know all the work spent on our remodel was worth it because we have a happy family at the beach house. I am so happy!
After years of planning and working on the home, we are so happy that we can spend a week here and relax and enjoy and just have fun. There are so many fun aspects of this home and I am excited to finally say that we are kinda done! We are such a happy family enjoying our new remodel.
Season 3 Volume 9
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About Me and My Happy Family
My happy family is at the beach house!
Well, not quite all of our family but Dave, Matt, Michael, and his girlfriend Ellie are here and we are having a fabulous time. (We miss you Andrew and Charlotte!)
I am most excited by the fact that we are here enjoying our new home and not working 24/7 to get it done. And the boys and Ellie loved it! They were so excited and so happy and it almost brought tears to my eyes! Their smiles and surprised looks made the years we spent planning this remodel 100% worth it.
The bedrooms are almost done, the wine cellar and putting green are done, and the fitness center is getting there.
My new refrigerator is installed and I sold the one that didn’t fit. and the missing cabinet is in and looks great.
Did you read the story about how these handpainted tiles came about? It’s a funny story and even though my family thought I was crazy, my idea turned out really well. You can read the whole story here.
My Latest Project
You have probably heard about the weather we have been having in Southern California. Tons of rain, snow, wind, and more. It has been so cold that it’s been crazy.
Driving in this rain has been a bit of a challenge but we drove through the rain to get to the beach house in Ventura.
Miraculously, when we arrived the sun came out. It was incredible because we hadn’t seen the sun in five days. And that’s crazy for this part of the country!
The rug for our Primary Bedroom arrived yesterday and thank goodness our contractor was here to bring it inside. You can barely see it on the other side of the bed but I promise to take a photo tomorrow!
Of course, the boys went straight to the putting green and they were such a happy family!
Dave gets all of the credit for putting this in our backyard. Matt said it was “1000 times better than he expected” and they were out there for hours yesterday, even in the rain.
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My Biggest Challenge This Week
A few weeks ago a filming company reached out about filming a pharmaceutical commercial at our home.
I said yes as it was two days of filming and the dates worked for our family. In fact, I was pretty sure we would be at the beach house.
They filmed this past week on Thursday and Friday.
What I didn’t plan on was a record-breaking rainstorm that dumped almost five inches of rain at our home.
Which meant there were about sixty people going in and out of our home in the pouring rain. Just so you know, they are very careful about the floors and rugs, but our lawn took a beating. I have my fingers crossed that it will be ok by next weekend. That’s because I am hosting a baby shower!
Ellen Bennett, author of Dream First, Details Later: How to Quit Overthinking and Make it Happen! and founder of Hedley & Bennett, the apron company (&) used by chefs around the world had the most inspirational and thoughtful comment to share. Click the photo or click here for the video
I cannot say enough great things about the Pottery Barn Outlet in Camarillo. I have gotten so much of the beach house furniture from this outlet. If you are anywhere near Camarillo, please pop in, take a look around, and let the amazing people who work there know that Leslie sent you!
It has been so cold and rainy here in Southern California that this sweet shot, from MyLittleWhiteBarn, warmed me right up! If you haven’t checked out this account yet, give Shannon a follow!
I am always looking for ways to optimize productivity and work smarter, not harder. I thought this article had a lot of interesting information to share.
This week, I will be sharing lots of great ideas, including how to make your terracotta pots look vintage, the final reveal of the beach house kitchen, my favorite Easter pillow, Lemon-blueberry Gluten free muffins, the beach house primary bedroom reveal, and a new Easter craft.
- A Beach House Tour Deadline – S3/V8
- The Ventura Beach House – S3/V7
- A Busy Week at the Ventura Beach House – S3/V6
- Beach House Move-In Tomorrow – S3/V5
- Martha, “You are Wrong About My White Farmhouse Kitchen!” – S3/V4
- Valentines Day Decor – S3/V3
- Five Things to Organize Now – S3/V2
- Happy New Year 2023 – S3/V1
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