Welcome Summer and Sunday Morning Coffee

Memorial Day weekend is the milestone that says, Welcome Summer! Our beach house is finally finished, so bring on summer!

Beach house construction for a year, combined with a wet winter and a non-existent spring, means I am more than ready for some warm summer days. Today, I thought it would be fun to share our summer plans and I would love to hear yours as well, so please pop them into the comments!

The finished exterior of the Beach House!
Season 3 Volume 22

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About Me

The finished beach house kitcehn with white cabinets, countertops, appliances, and an island.

Why am I so excited about this summer?

Because the beach house is done and I will likely spend weeks at a time up there! We will be spending more than 50% of our time up there and this summer it might be closer to 75%.

Last summer the house was under construction and we couldn’t spend a single day at our beach house. So I am ready!

Can you believe the difference in the front of our house? You can see the glass on the top 3rd story deck of our beach house. What a difference!

My Latest Project

My Latest Project

Me and two of my sons, Matthew and Michael.
Michael, Me and Matthew, and my wind-blown hair at the Rehearsal Dinner.

My family is the most important thing to me in the world, and I love that we were able to spend this weekend in Atlanta celebrating my nephew Danny and his new bride Miranda.

Their wedding was on Saturday and everything from the weekend was amazing.

My sisters and sisters-in-law.
My sisters-in-law Aileen and Shellie, and sister Susie, me and my sister Jeni
Me and my brother Gary.
Me and my brother Gary, father of the groom!

And the best news? We have three more weddings to attend this summer!

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Storefront of Ina Garten's store Barefoot Contessa which was opened 45 years ago. Storefront is white clapboard with lowercase black letters spelling "the barefoot contessa, cheeses, breads, salads, patisserie, coffees, catering. There are white chairs and tables in front of the store

Forty-Five years ago Ina Garten left her job in nuclear energy policy in Washington, DC, and opened her 400sf store in West Hampton. Memorial Day weekend traffic changed her life forever and I am so happy that she took a chance on her dream!

Planning a summer vacation? Take a peek at this amazing article by my friend Christine Chitnis who is a writer and photographer and about Northern Michigan

A young woman sits at a desk with her arms spread wide sharing the beautifully redone room. There is a teal colored door and beautifdul watercolor wallpaper with matching chair in the room

If you are looking for an inspiring account to follow, check out @hattiekolp. This “cloffice” is an amazing transformation!

Article from site Tanks Good News about Dick and Rick Hoyt. Rick was born with cerebral palsy, doctors told his parents to put him away. They refused and Dick participated in 234 triathalons, 67 marathons and 6 ironmans while pushing Rick in a wheelchair. Rick recentlyt passed away, joining his father where while Rick was never able to walk, together with his father, they were able to fly

Get out your tissues and get ready to be inspired. This beautiful story from @tanksgoodnews will bring tears to your eyes and also wind beneath your wings. Yes you can.

Beautiful kitchen with light wood cabinets, marble counters, backslapsh and minimal decor

I’m loving this account @no17house. Such a beautiful aesthetic. Check it out!

I shared so many fun blog posts this past week. Just tap on the caption on any of the photos to learn more.

Ecru colored home with gray trim and beautiful landscaping surrounding stairs that lead up to the home.

The real estate market has encountered a shift and Martha shares her good advice about whether you should remodel before putting your home on the market and tips for updates to keep in mind.

I have so much to share this week which includes a fun summer dessert, adding color to a bedroom, and a fun summer dinner. I am also sharing my favorite flower, some delicious mocktails, and our new putting green at the beach house!

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Our beach house in Ventura finished after a one year remodel.

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  1. It looks fantastic Leslie 🙌👏👏
    We are also starting off summer this weekend with my niece getting married today here in Texas. Its been so great to be able to see family and friends we haven’t been able to see for years. After the wedding my two brothers and my sisters-in-laws are coming down to visit me and my new Texas house near Waco. We are going to go to all things Magnolia next week for a fun day of site seeing and shopping.

  2. The transformation of your Summer home is wonderful. It turned out great with all the windows that give you all the views of the beach and ocean and the 3rd floor deck to entertain and relax. It was a big project, but well worth it. May you have many years and memories going forward.

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