Monday, November 12, 2007
I dream of my beach house.............
Well hello to all, I am in dream design mode today, as we had big plans to spend our entire weekend at the coast getting the old coastalnest back up and into its renovations. We have had a busy few weeks with me at work preparing for the open house and Steve in supervisor mode at the post office working late. But, alas, it has been gusting 60 mph winds here on the coast and no power to be had out at the beach. We decided to stay at home and do some dreaming, lego playing and movie going instead. There really is no substitution for a relaxing cozy day spent with the family.
A lazy morning sipping coffee with the sweetie pie, pouring over dozens of well preserved cottage living magazines I have been saving up just for the start of "my part" of the renovation out at the beach. I cannot get my mind off of this renovation by Jane Coslick these photos are from one of her renovation-restorations called Amazing Grace . She is one of a few gals that are on "my list" I think she really "gets it" instead of the slab granite home depot big box renovation she restores. I LOVE it! You can find her at janecoslick.com, she is well worth a peek. I can only hope that my coastalnest will come to this type of restoration, although on much less of a $cale, if you get my drift.
When we originally purchased the coastalnest, we got our loan for $40k more for the renovation, guess what, that nest has gobbled up more than half of that just in lumber, lots of rot- sweet husband laments.....hmmmm. The irritation has set in, but I can do it! A girl really hates to be on such a tight budget, but we will get it done, I promise.
Anyway, snap back to reality and here are the photos that the coastalnest should somewhat come to look like. I cannot STAND (sarcastic!!) that bunk bed photo, pinch me! Are you in dreamland? How I would dream of my tots in those sweet beds, enjoying their coastal retreat breathing in that fresh coastal air.... We will see, keep your fingers crossed for me and my ungodly budget...I do protest, but it will get me no where!!
I hope you all reflected on our country and our Veterans today. If you have not been to the Veterans Memorial, google it, gather your children and say a prayer for our country, we are strong when we are united. God bless America and all who have served her.
all the best--