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We share how we successfully designed and built two additions in our last home. We enjoyed it for twenty years, but when we decided to sell it, we were grateful for the price we received. Right now we are busy turning our Ocean Dunes Fixer into a Coastal Modern retreat. My Interior Design training at Online Design Courses | New York Institute of Art & Design ( allows me to design our spaces, as well as share simple, beautiful ideas for your home. Jim’s experience and research ensures you will get smart design, construction, and plumbing tips. We spent our quarantine time working on SketchUp for our future home in Montana. Check my site to see a few versions of our Mountain Modern design renderings.

Retro Retreat – Rules are made to be Broken – Majestic Meadows


Learn how we created our very own paradise, our plans for our new garden spaces, as well as our future Montana garden throughout my site. We are hands-on gardeners, who provide inspiration and practical advice for Zone 10 and Zone 4 garden spaces. As experienced gardeners, we recommend hardy, native plants, which will bring pollinators and beauty to your spaces.

Our Seville Garden

A Garden Should Welcome a Soul – Majestic Meadows


I fell in love with the sea as a child and we are lucky to enjoy seaside walks, sunrises, and ocean dips to cool off as often as we wish. We live in paradise, so when we travel we head to the mountains. Check my site to learn about the time spent in our national, state, and local parks. Learn how to exchange your home in my post about our home exchange with a family from Switzerland.

We visited this beautiful park during our visit to Switzerland.

Home Exchange to Switzerland – Majestic Meadows

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Striptease Anyone?

The developers were building this gorgeous Modern home in our last neighborhood, but when they put in a bathroom without window treatments, I joked, “What time is the show?” It turns out they installed windows that turn translucent when privacy is needed. If your window treatment budget is a bit more modest, you will find… Continue reading Striptease Anyone?

Function Before Beauty

It might not be your favorite topic, but ensuring your bathroom spaces are waterproofed is a crucial step to ensuring it functions properly over a lifetime. In today’s post, I will share renovation tips to help you create the bathroom of your dreams. We are thankful for professional partners, like Jessica at Broedell Plumbing Supply… Continue reading Function Before Beauty


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About Me

Hi, I’m Allison. I spent 3o years in banking, investment, and wealth planning before retiring. I now spend time with my husband Jim, who also likes to travel to wild places. This blog shares some of those places, as well as tips for designing spaces inside and outside of your home! The last link below is for my Houzz Idea Book.

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