Restored 1912 Cottage with Beadboard Walls and Gorgeous Lake Views

As I get ready for bed this evening, this is what the thermostat in the upstairs part of my home reads. That's a huge improvement over what it was all day yesterday and today, which was 90 degrees. It cooled down a bit after it rained today. Midday on Sunday, the upstairs A/C ceased to work, it just gave up the ghost! I called my heating and air company right away and the person who answered said the … [Read more...]


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Tour A Dream Carmel-By-The-Sea Cottage

Prepare to fall in love. You've been warned! ;) This  house proves a 1970's home can be made-over and given lots of cozy, cottage feel. I thought when I looked at the build-date for this home, it was going to be from the 1920s or 1930's. It has that much old-house charm.   Though different and certainly more modern, it has the same warm, inviting feel of the adorable cottage in the movie, … [Read more...]


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Bliss Cottage: Tour The Guest Cottage At Happy Hollow

We toured Happy Hollow yesterday and I really wanted to share the guest cottage nearby but that post was getting a bit long for touring a second home. The cottage is the adorable home we saw off to the right with the cupola on top.   The cottage, known as "Bliss Cottage"  is decorated in a very different style from the main house.  It has a "country cottage meets folk art" look to me. Let's … [Read more...]


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A Summer House with Waterside Views

  So. I'm starting to dream of renovating the baths in my home. It's becoming a constant thought, this need to update the baths.  I know what that means.  When a thought gets stuck in my brain, it usually leads to some action.  I'm only in the dreaming stage right now but it would be nice to tackle at least one of my outdated, 30 year old bathrooms this year. While dreaming and browsing online … [Read more...]


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