Beach House Move-In Tomorrow and Sunday Morning Coffee


Move-in day is finally here!!! It has been a long and tumultuous road, but the beach house is kind of ready for us to move in tomorrow!

Part of me cannot believe that move-in day is actually here. We had a few delays and somewhat challenging obstacles that thankfully, are all fixed. And while the beach house may not be completely done, we are moving in tomorrow!

white kitcehn with new GE stove, white tile, and countertops.
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white house with black shutters and green lawn

About Me

fireplace mantle with quarts surround
I love that we used some leftover Quartz from the kitchen island and countertops to surround the fireplace.

I have shared bits and pieces about the remodeling of the Ventura beach house throughout the last nine months, but next week I will finally be able to share some real progress photos.

white kitcehn with farmhouse sink, quarts countertops. window, shelves, and new faucet.
My new favorite sink and faucet!

It is an incredible process to imagine and dream about a home in your mind, picturing colors, textures, and how the home will feel, and then seeing all of the elements come together and become a reality.

I have been at the house almost every day this past week as so many things have happened and there is a lot of my input needed. It is finally sinking in that we will be able to actually sleep at our beach house very soon.

Yesterday I took a lunch break up on our deck, all by myself. I sat on a plastic bucket and enjoyed my lunch as I watch the waves crashing on the beach and enjoyed the beautiful weather. It was amazing.

And tomorrow we move in!

deck on top of our beach house with view of the ocean
This view …

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My Latest Project

My Latest Project – Gee, I Wonder What That Could Be?

white kitcehn with new refrigerator not quite installed
The refrigerator isn’t actually installed, so it looks a bit crooked.

I am pretty sure you are wondering when you will get to see photos of the finished beach house.

The protective covering is now off of the hardwood floors and getting the house to a move-in ready state has been all-consuming. The house has been full of electricians, plumbers, concrete layers, painters, and quartz installers.

I have three storage units that will be delivered to the beach house tomorrow. One unit has all of the new items I have purchased from primarily two places: the Pottery Barn Outlet and Amazon.

I think I did a little bit more shopping than I thought I would. Oops.

Moodboard Beach House Main Living Area

The fun part really begins this week as we will be moving in the furniture and decorating the entire house. But it is true that the house isn’t quite done. We still have more painting, plumbing, and electrical. I hope we will be staying at the house this week, we just need hot water first! (Just waiting on the new water heater!)

Over the next few weeks, I will share every completed room. This will give me a chance to also share the process which begins with the shopping, mood boards, and decisions (as there were at least a gazillion decisions to be made).

wine cellar in a hallway of a new remodel
Although it was my idea to put a wine cellar in this hallway, Dave is the one who planned the entire wine cellar. It looks amazing!

I am so excited to share everything with you which will include the mistakes I made (there were a few) and the amazing partners I worked with during the process.

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My Biggest Challenge This Week

large bathroom vanity sitting in a room while house is under construction
And yes, this does not actually go in the bedroom …

Managing the countdown to move-in day has been really crazy. Partly because this is the time when you start to notice things that might need to be fixed.

And I don’t like to be negative or a pain in the you-know-what!

But tomorrow is move-in day and if I don’t get these things changed then they likely never will be!

Things such as the bathroom sconces that aren’t centered. Or the missing light switch by the door that is supposed to turn off the outdoor lights. Or the awesome lights over the island that aren’t quite level.

new beach house with white plaster exterior, windows and this floor deck

Yep. It’s those little things that lead to that saying, “two steps forward and three steps backward”.

Patience Leslie. Patience.

My friend Janine at Happy Happy Nester shared 41 Valentine’s Day Dinner Table Decoration Ideas.

Eleanor Rose Home shared Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins.

Cococozy shared Interior Design Trends 2023.

The Design Files (likely the most popular home decor blog in Australia) shared An Off-Grid, Modern Country Farmhouse In Regional Victoria.

Have you seen the amazing collection at Target by Studio McGee? I am in love with everything!

What a great week it was! I shared lots of Valentine’s Day ideas including some cupcakes, a pillow, a copper heart DIY, apothecary jars, and a table we set in the Carriage House. I also shared a fun update on the beach house.

Tap on any of the links for more.

Overhead photo of healthy foods includes kale, cucumbers, broccoli, raspberries and blackberries, purple cabbage, ginger, garlic and grains

Inflammation is the root cause of many diseases. Martha’s article, 6 Lifestyle Changes You Can Make to Protect Your Body Against Inflammation offers some book recommendations so that you can dive deep into the subject!

A lot is happening on the blog this week. I will be in Ventura most of the week so get ready for some beach updates. Plus I will share how to make Valentine’s cards, how to set a beautiful Valentine’s Day table, and how to make vintage-styled hearts. I also have some great recipes for baked brie and a wonderful craft to make English Advertising pots.

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white kitcehn with farmhouse sink, quarts countertops. window, shelves, and new faucet.

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  1. Yay for move in day!! Hopefully all of those things to tweak will be corrected soon. Waiting for that beautiful reveal!

  2. So exciting! Can’t wait to see how it all looks. I know its going to be amazing when you’re done.

  3. So happy for you. Your attention to detail will pay off. I left my Palm Springs home and I’m sitting on my deck of my beach house in Wa. it’s chilly but the sun is shining and the water brings a certain type of calm to start my day..Your home is going to be beautiful. Looking forward to more photos. Happy Sunday!

  4. I could not love your beach house more Leslie! It’s gorgeous and going to be so beautiful when it’s all completed. Thank you so very much for sharing my chocolate Chip muffin blog post, that recipe is so delicious, my family loves it! Happy Sunday!

    1. Aw thanks so much Heidi! Of course- thank you for showing us all the recipe! So delish. Have a happy week lady 🙌🏻

  5. What an amazing transformation! Wishing you many days of tranquility and happiness at your beach house. Thank you for all of your inspiring posts!

  6. I am so happy for you and your family Leslie! Such an exciting time! Much love and happiness to you and your family!

    Very exciting seeing all the progress!
    Can’t wait to see it all completed!

    Have a great day!


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