Our Ocean Dunes Fixer is perched up on a rise giving it a treehouse feeling when you enter. The back screened patio is raised a bit with steps down to a small garden. It has a lot of cool features that make the place special. For example, the location close to the beach, a lofted… Continue reading Cool vibes with warm muffins
We loved our house and did not expect to sell until we were ready to move to Montana, but this crazy hot real estate market changed our minds. Taking advantage of the spike in real estate value, meant we could own a mortgage-free home earlier than expected. Our record selling price was due to many… Continue reading The best journeys often lead to unexpected paths.
I love our house and garden, especially when it looks tidy. It might not be perfectly clean, but it looks pretty darn good. I wanted to share five smart and attractive ways to always have a beautiful bathroom. Tidy Tips Buy towels with colors and/or patterns on both sides. That way no matter how your… Continue reading Great Tips for a Beautiful and Tidy Bathroom
Our Montana Mountain Modern Design On our last visit to Montana, we realized that the house would need a second story to fit on our preferred build site. Our home plans have changed many times, including nixing a basement and most recently, a single-story design. I love my hubby, so spending time together, talking about… Continue reading A Bump in the Road Makes the Design Better
In this post, you can check out the progress we've made on SketchUp. We've made some major changes-Designed a Single-Level Floor Plan, Moved the Master Retreat and Added Special Places In Between. We still have a lot of work to do, but we are truly enjoying this process and look forward to working with our… Continue reading Mountain Modern Design
A garden gives many gifts. A warm breeze stirs the chimes to create a symphony with the soft buzz of nature. A reminder that we thrive with regular attention. A beautiful background for a life filled with love, joy, faith, and forgiveness. A reminder that good fertilizer helps us grow big and strong. A taste… Continue reading Garden Gifts
Jim and I have been working hard on our Mountain Modern house design via SketchUp. While we're making real progress on the computer, I wanted to show you some actual progress we've made at the build site. As you can see from the above picture, we finally opened up the Swan Range views on the… Continue reading One Step Closer to the Dream
Our dream involves spending time in wild places among wild things. We're grateful for those who had the foresight to preserve our wilderness areas. The folks at the National Forest and Park Service Departments also deserve our thanks. They provide needed stewardship and valuable resources at NPS Visitor Centers and NFS HQs for both locals… Continue reading Journey to a Dream
Our Montana winter experience was magical, beautiful and active, just the way we like it. We found lots of winter activities, including Downhill/Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing, Fatbike Winter Rentals/Trails, and Sledding near Whitefish, MT. We stayed in a downtown Whitefish condo that was within walking distance to great restaurants, shops and grocery stores. Send me a… Continue reading Playing in Snow
Perfect location close to the West Glacier National Park entrance and Flathead Lake offers an abundance of wildlife and outdoor recreation.