Friday, January 25, 2013


I've been meaning to do a post of my parents amazing beach house reno for a while now and have finally sat down to do it! They did such an incredible job that I wanted to share it. =) Almost two years ago my parents said good bye to LA County after 20+ years and hello to a more laid back Orange County lifestyle. They found a little house in Dana Point that was in such poor shape, it should have been condemned  Thanks to my Dad's amazing vision of what it could be and my Mom's interior design talents they took this house to the studs and it ended up like this...

Exterior Before:

Front patio before:

Exterior entry before:

Interior entry before:

Fireplace/stairs (or lack of) before:

(I love how they maximized every nook and cranny of their cozy cottage.)
Dining room before:
Kitchen before:

(This wall was removed)

Guest bath before:
 Master bath after:
 Laundry room after:


 one of the two guest bedrooms before:

Backyard before:

I got my Mom a throw pillow for Christmas that says "You never know how many friends you have until you have a beach house." Needless to say they are loving their new life in Dana Point with the constant flow of house guests. Visits to Grandma and Grandpas has never been so fun. =)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Luke turns two!


Luke has a rough birthday (Christmas Eve.) But hey, at least he'll always have family around! This year we were in Midway Utah with the Kelley side for Christmas. I will eventually be posting all of Christmas, but for now enjoy Luke's birthday pictures.

I love this boy more than life itself!!

**There will be a Luke-two-year-update to come when I find more time, as well as a Carson-four-year-update. (I'm all sorts of behind!)