Last week I carried the last box from the garage, lugged it into the
back of the car and tugged down the, once, electric garage door. At
last, after 3 consecutive days of 14 hours of moving, I bade farewell to
13 years of living in the little Beach Bungalow by the sea.
|The resident teenagers when I first began this blog. |
When I began this blog, it was simply a means of sharing with whomever
was out there in the vast unknown - soon to be known as "The
Blogosphere". I'd read my little ones a book, put them to bed, shut
their doors and pad out to my gar-office to peck away at my keyboard. I
had no idea if anyone was reading. Or really cared. You were my adults
to relax with after a day of single parenting.
|A last shot before the movers come Check out how the floors patina-ed. I love it. |
I created posts about anything that inspired me creatively. I had no
agenda, just this need to put it out there. Probably much of it was odd
and obscure to most. But week after week, you all checked in, joined me,
commented and became part of my life in the little bungalow.
|Freshly painted and papered. The bus sign
has found a new home at a bachelor friend's apartment. He loves it. |
Through the years, I've shared a new marriage, the painted floors heard round the world
, the beach bungalow bedroom
, the Imperial Trellis accent wall that just wouldn't quit
me, I was sick of it too. ) I blogged about kid friendly spaces, being
inspired to design a space based on things like a dollar bill
I shared music, fashion, beautiful, awe inspiring interiors and fine
art. And I guess I'm not done yet. I just needed a bit of a break, or a
something to shake things up.
|It's a "beach bedroom". Google will tell you so. I loved how a few 1 x 4s completely changed the look of this, dry walled addition that was new to the house (and looked it) when I first bought it. |
|whoa. TBT . Reminding me that it's always good to change things up. |
|See what I did there? I went and changed that damn wallpaper. A perfect blogging moment lost. ( Fred'll be watching for cats)|
|Beginning the deconstruction.|
|gross. I swear my house was not this dirty before I had movers stomping
through dragging ladders with clumps of dirt and leaves. Also, yes, I get the urge to paint things in my house at 10pm, do it myself through the night, too tired and without help, to move anything. So, I just paint around it. |
recent move, not far from The Bungalow, has inspired me to jump back
into the old blog; clear away some cobwebs, weed the garden and spruce
things up. My hiatus was probably a good thing. Sometimes we need to, purge a bit,
step back to gain perspective and then start a new.
|View from the new beach bedroom. |
you're still out there, thanks for checking in. I'm planning to share
some peeks into the new pad. I'm hella busy these days with design
clients, but I'm really going to try and get a few posts in a week.
In the mean time, thank you, our little beach bungalow by the sea. We
wrung you dry of every last ounce of spirit you had left. We loved you
hard and I'm pretty sure you loved us right back. You were one of the
lone survivors in a sea of McMansions and will forever be in our memories. xoxo
I'm excited to have this new environment to inspire and push my comfort zones.
I wish I could have had a Beach Bungalow Bash for everyone that has tuned in over the years! As my wise friend reminds me, we endings come new beginnings. "carry on"
omg - so glad you are back! we need to reconnect the SRT!!!!
so happy for you - a new house? on the beach again? looks fabulous.
can't wait for more pics. wow. sooo happy!!!
welcome back...glad to see the beach bungalow pop up.