Bliss at the Beach

May 28th, 2012

I’m a pretty lucky gal and on a day like yesterday, I’m reminded just how fortunate I am.  My family and I live near the coast but we still have to travel half an hour to see it.  It’s a beautiful drive but when we arrive, most of the time it’s foggy and cold (to be expected in Northern California) but lucky for us, yesterday was not!  Yesterday the family spent a blissful afternoon out at Bodega, repeating the same kite and clam chowder adventure we do several times a year.

surf

 

I have both a love and fear of the ocean.  I’m drawn to the visual beauty and rhythmic sounds of the surf beating on the sand, but the power of the ocean still frightens me since I almost drowned in it as a young girl after I was caught in an undertow.  I’ve snorkeled in deep water but I refuse to swim in the waves, and yet I still can’t resist the allure of a beautiful Northern California coastline.

cali coast

 

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May 27th, 2012

Hey all, how’s your weekend treating you?  We’re busy busy with the Alma project kitchen remodel and the demo is done, now we’re getting ready to piece the new kitchen together.  There’s a lot of work ahead, cabinets and countertops and tile, oh my…   We have most of it under control and I should have a new kitchen to show you by mid-June, we’re all so excited!

Today is ‘best of the blogosphere’ day and Amanda and I team up every two weeks to bring you our favorite projects, ideas, and posts we spy out there in blogland.  Here’s the list, enjoy.

This is the most simple yet genius idea – spray painted mason jar lids transform this ordinary Target dresser and give it a mid-century modern inspired look, via Apartment Therapy

mid century inspired dresser knobs mason jars apartment therapy

 

Painted flags make statement headboards and Carmel at Our Fifth House proves it with this Union Jack pegboard headboard in her son’s room.

union jack headboard our fifth house

 

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