Around the House – Week Thirteen

Welcome To Around The House At My 100 Year Old Home. This Is A Weekly Update I Share Every Saturday About What Is Going On At My 100 Year Old Home.

the waco airbnb front bedroom

Welcome Inside My 100 Year Old Home

It’s been a very surreal week. So much is happening in the world and we are all focused on it. While we are at home and staying safe, the silver lining is that we get to enjoy being at home with our families. 

I have been at our home in Ventura for 14 days now and if you want an explanation as to why I am here you can read this Instagram post. While it’s been very lonely, the beach has provided lots of relaxation and walks looking for sea glass. 

My Obsession with Sea Glass 

It’s true. I am totally obsessed with sea glass. And when we bought our house at Ventura Beach we had no idea there was a lot of sea glass on the beach. In fact, I walked the beaches regularly for two years and never noticed it! Every time we come to the beach I always manage to find time to hunt for sea glass.

Over the years I have collected a lot of sea glass. I store it in vintage jars in the window sills in our kitchen. Check out my blog post here.

how to find sea glass

If you are not familiar with sea glass it is basically trash. Sea glass is glass that was thrown into the ocean and pounded in the waves and sand for a long time. Wikipedia defines it as “naturally produced sea glass (“genuine sea glass“) originates as pieces of glass from broken bottles, broken tableware, or even shipwrecks, which are rolled and tumbled in the ocean for years until all of their edges are rounded off, and the slickness of the glass has been worn to a frosted appearance”.

This is all of the sea glass I collected in one day while hunting along the beaches in Ventura.

My sea glass finds at Ventura Beach

Thanks for all of your comments about a post I wrote about finding Spring Table Inspiration at the Beach

How to Set a Spring Tablescape

Since I was stuck in Ventura I had limited resources to set a table. But it’s amazing how creative we can all be when “shopping” our own home for a tablescape.

spring table at the beach

Head to my blog post for the full story.

What’s New in The Family Room

I poured my heart and soul into the remodel of our home in Waco, Texas. It was the most amazing project and I am so proud of how our home looks now. I love that I can share our home and some of you will be able to stay at our Waco Airbnb Fixer Upper!

the waco airbnb front exterior

I created a video of the before and after the progress of the Waco home remodel. I am sharing it here again. It’s a lot of fun to watch. Click here for my blog post

Around the House

handmade lampshade

The last step to our Waco remodel was finding the perfect Decor Items for our home. I found handmade and vintage items and I shared them all with you in my blog post. You can find all of the before and after photos and links to the items I purchased, in my blog post titled How to Finish a Remodel with Handmade and Vintage Decor Items for Your Home.

My favorite item in the above photos is the macrame pendant light. My friend Tessa, from ShopStudioJane. Be sure to head to her website to see all of the wonderful items she creates. 

Petunia Pendant Light lit

Lastly, I shared a Spring Garden party that I hosted in our backyard. While you may not be entertaining your friends, this is a great idea to do with your families. Head to my blog post for all of the details.

Garden Party

Let’s See What My Friends Are Up To

My friend Karianne from Thistlewood shared a very cool Wood Beaded Egg Garland This looks like a really cool DIY.

Janine at Happy Happy Nester made a post about  How To Hand Knit A Pillow. Isn’t this just so creative?

Liz Marie Blog shared her amazing Painted kitchen island.

smart water heater

Looking Out the Front Door

Next week on the blog I will be sharing lots of kitchen remodeling details from our. Waco home! I am so excited. 

Oh, and did I mention I get to go home today! Yay.

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  1. I guess if you’re going to be stuck at home, at the beach in your Ventura beach house isn’t too bad! It all is so lovely, Leslie! Thank you for the nice breaks every day to read about what you’re doing! Stay safe and well.

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