April 24, 2017
Last week was our Spring Break. The first half of the week was spent at home; the second half was enjoyed at the most charming town on the Washington Coast called Seabrook.
We spent last year’s spring break in this cute town (read about that trip here). The town was modeled after my favorite place of all – Seaside, Florida, which we visited last year on our road trip (read about that here). The community is darling and idyllic with walking paths and sweeping Pacific Ocean views and community parks, shops and cafes.
This year, we stayed in a big coastal home in town that we shared with our good friends and four of their five kids.
When we were booking our house, Rae and I were super picky about the inside being cute :) We succeeded in picking a very nicely appointed home that was conveniently located and was more than big enough for our two families (the house is called Down the Hatch, if you’re looking for a rental).
We made ourselves right at home and so enjoyed a few days of quality catch-up time with our friends.
Also, how cute is this bathroom?
We’ve had such a wet and rainy spring so far … but we had a gorgeous sunny day on Friday, which we fully embraced with time at the pool, a stop at the ice cream shop and early evening beach-time. And yes, while sunny, do keep in mind that it was only 59* out! Our PNW children are so crazy with their shorts and swim suits and all the adults were layered in sweaters and jackets.
The other days were rainy, rainy, rainy, but we didn’t let that stop us. We swam (thank goodness for an indoor pool), played lots of Settlers of Catan, Stratego and Hand + Foot, watched a few movies and ate a lot of food.
And, of course, I couldn’t help myself from taking photos of the gorgeous homes as we walked to and from the pool or the coffee shop.
We packed up yesterday to return to reality, but before we drove home, we lingered at the pizza place.
It was so fun traveling with Rae – she takes pictures of kids and life (like the ones above) and I take pictures of empty spaces with pretty, inspiring decor. We’re a good pair.
Another thing you should do: visit Seabrook.
Sorry for being so bossy. I’ll stop telling you what to do now.
Overall, it was a very successful spring break. We’re refreshed and ready to finish out the school year!
April 19, 2017
If you remember from a couple of previous posts, we’ve been turning an open third floor bonus room into a functional space for our growing kids. Since moving in, we walled in a bedroom and closet, painted the walls, changed out the lighting, updated the trim and replaced the carpet (read all about the updates here). […]
April 14, 2017
One of the reasons I went with three dressers as the base of the desk in the studio was for the ample storage the nine drawers would provide. My mom has a great desk setup in her house using filing cabinets as the base. I was tempted to go that direction until I remembered I don’t […]
April 12, 2017
White curtains soften windows, give a touch of privacy and bring warmth to a space without feeling heavy. (image source) In a bedroom, a family room, office or dining room, they are always a good idea. (image source) Our new house hasn’t cried out for curtains on every window the way our previous one did. It’s a […]
April 10, 2017
Every once in a while I like to play a game called CURRENTLY. I have done it in blog post form a handful of times throughout the years (here, here and here, for example). Basically, it’s just a list of categories and the first thing that pops into mind is how you answer. It is […]
April 3, 2017
At long last, we have new carpet, trim and paint on the second and third floors. This was a big project we were hoping to do before we moved in last fall … but you know how things go … sometimes plans change. Our closing kept getting pushed back and we were so anxious to […]
March 30, 2017
I shared this photo a few days ago on instagram: We just recently had the walls painted, new trim and carpet installed and things are looking so much fresher upstairs (more on that soon!). We still have trim to caulk and paint, pictures to hang and furniture to arrange but I couldn’t help but bring […]