Our California Beach House and Sunday Morning Coffee

Last week our family was in town and we had the most incredible time at our Ventura California Beach House!

Our house has been under renovation for over a year so it had been quite a while since we were all together at the beach house. Until last weekend. We just spent eight days together and it was even more fun than I could have hoped for.

The entire family with beach house sweatshirts
Season 3 Volume 27

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Grandma Lala with Baby Graham

I cannot believe the week is over but we had the most fabulous time at our Ventura California Beach House!

After dealing with the beach house remodel for a year, I haven’t been this happy in a long time. It was so wonderful to see how well our newly remodeled beach house fit our family.

And the highlight of course was our 3-month-old grandson Graham!

Micheal with a very happy baby Graham

I loved how everyone pitched in to help with Graham. In fact, I think Andrew and Charlotte actually had a vacation since so many of us wanted to help with Graham!

I did a fun project to welcome our family all back to Ventura Beach. I made sweatshirts for everyone to enjoy during our visit.

For the eight of us, I made about 15 sweatshirts. I had no idea what sizes everyone wanted so we definitely have some extras.

Beach House Family Vacation Shirts

The kitchen at our beach house was the perfect craft room. I was busy the week before everyone arrived finishing the sweatshirts.

Beach House Family Vacation Shirts made with a Cricut

I made the cutouts on my Cricut machine and used this new Cricut Easy Press Mini Heat Press to iron on the HTV. It worked perfectly on the tiny sweatshirts for Graham but also on the others. I love this new tool.

FYI, the font is called Molly Sans and the letters are 4.5″ tall.

Beach House Family Vacation Shirts made with a Cricut

They were so easy to make and I purchased the sweatshirts on sale on Amazon!

Beach House Family Vacation Shirts made with a Cricut

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My Latest Project

My Latest Project

Amazon Prime Day is this week!

It starts at 12:00 am on Tuesday and continues until 11:59 pm Wednesday.

I know Prime Day can be overwhelming but that’s ok. Why?

Because I have you covered!

Amazon has given me the list of all of the prime day deals and early day deals ahead of time.

My team and I have been spending weeks going through the list of hundreds of thousands of items finding the best deals. BUT, if you have anything you are looking for then be sure to let me know and I will let you know as soon as the item is available for Prime Day.

We have curated a list of hundreds of deals so don’t miss out!

I did most of my Christmas shopping last year on Prime Day. It was amazing and the prices are unlike anything you will likely see for the year. So start your list now!

$500 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway for Two Winners

Plus, I have the best news! Amazon has given me two $500 gift cards to give away next week. Be sure to follow me on Instagram as you can enter on both days to win the gift card! How amazing is that?

The living area at our beach house with a large fireplace, a frame tv, a window overlooking the ocean, and a couch, rug, coffee table and chair from Pottery Barn. The vintage cabinet, marble bust, and round rattan mirror are at the top of the staircase.
Fifteen items in this photo were bought on Amazon!

Where Can You Find the Deals I Have Found on Prime Day?

The finished beach house kitchen with white cabinets, countertops, appliances, a wood table, and an island.
Sixteen items in this photo were bought on Amazon!

There are a lot of places you can find all the deals we have found on Amazon Prime Day!

  • On my blog – I will be sharing the best deals on my blog on Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • On my Instagram – Sign up here on Tuesday and Wednesday to win one of two $500 gift cards on Amazon!
  • Watch my Instagram Stories – You will find the best deals, including Lightening Deals, all day long on both days, on my stories.
  • Watch My Amazon Lives – I will share two Live Broadcasts on Amazon Live at 12:00 noon and 3:00 PST on Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Join me for Amazon Prime Day Early Live deals tomorrow, Monday, at 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm PST. (Tap the times for the links.)

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My Biggest Challenge This Week

a walk on the beach
Beach walks with Matt, Michael, Ellie, Andrew, Charlotte, and Graham.

I think it would have been impossible to have a single challenge this week as I spent the entire week with our family at the beach house!

We had a lot of fun at the beach. Dave, Michael, and Matt surfed and Graham had his first day ever at the beach!

I guess it would have been nice if I could have controlled the weather as it was a bit cloudy for the first half of the week.

That said, we still had a fabulous time and kept very busy. There were lots of golf times, beach walks, fabulous dinners, games, deck time, and fun days at the beach.

My friend Janine at Happy Happy Nester made the most incredible Pineapple Cranberry Juice Drink! Yum!

Look at this amazing Havarti Avocado Sandwich with Spicy Mayo from my friend Tieghan at Half Baked Harvest!

My friend KariAnne shared 51 Ten Minute Summer Decorating Ideas. Wow!

What a week! Although I was on vacation I still managed to share six fun blog posts which included our new backyard putting green at the beach house and some back porch ideas. I made a cake with “sea glass” made from sugar glass and shared my favorite summer desserts. I also shared all of the bedrooms in the Waco house and my favorite summer pillows!

Tap on any link to learn more.

Is your garden looking dull? Martha shared Twelve Annual Flowers That Bloom All Summer Long.

It’s going to be a crazy week with Amazon Prime Day so all day Tuesday and Wednesday I will be sharing my favorite deals. I am also sharing my favorite summer crafts, a new summer gardening DIY, one of my favorite resources for our beach house remodel, and some new summer peach recipes!

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The entire family with beach house sweatshirts

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  1. I love it all, especially that cute little grandboy! Could you please share the font and size of the font you used for the sweatshirts? Our family is headed to the beach in a couple of weeks and you’ve given me an idea.😊

  2. Everything is grand!!!! I used my Cricut and made everyone (18) drinking cups to use!! They loved it 😍 Your Graham is just adorable!

  3. There is nothing like a week together with family at the beach! You will love having three generations there as Graham and your family grows! How lucky you are to do this. Tell us the significance of the different names of beaches on the sweatshirts?

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