Lake House Living

Lake House Living Spaces (10)When you think about the fact that this lake house was probably built in the 70′s the floor plan is perfect for the way we live today.

The upstairs consists of a large living room, dining room and kitchen, divided only by 2 walls, and a large wall of windows looking out over the lake. Plenty of space for multiple people to all hang out at the same time.

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The Cutest of Lake House Sleeping Quarters

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Do you ever dream about how you would decorate a second home if you ever had the chance? I do.

For instance, I often dream about how I would decorate a beach house if I ever had the chance. Or a mountain cabin. Or a lake house. Or a guest cottage.

This is one of those day dreams I hope to see fulfilled. One of these days.

In the meantime, I oooh and ahhh over the ones I see online.
And in this case…the one I got to sleep in.

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Cottage Lake House Kitchen Tour

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Imagine this bright and cheerful kitchen stuck in a 70′s timewarp.

Without before pictures (which I sure wish I had) it’s really hard to imagine. When my sister-in-law Gina and her husband George first purchased this lake house the best word to describe it was brown.

Brown woodwork, brown carpet, brown furniture…just brown. Top to bottom brown.

While a few remnants of it’s 70′s glory remain most of the house reflects it’s new bright and cheerful, full of charm, makeover.

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An Unexpected Gift

Lake Cottage Master Bedroom (2)

Last week, after all the wedding planning, company coming to town, long distance road trips and conference attending, we packed up the family and went to the lake for a few days.

We arrived in shifts and left in shifts, due to everyone’s conflicting schedules, but we managed to all be together at least part of the time.

Every time you’re able to get away with the family is a gift but the unexpected gift came as everyone began planning the trip back home.

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A Window Treatment Where Traditional meets Current meets Retro

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Since I’ve only shared 1 window treatment in the past 9 weeks I decided we were a bit overdue and time to share another one.

Today’s window treatment is the perfect mix of traditional design and current fabrics with a bit of a retro feel to it.

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Girls Road Trip and Haven Conference 2014

Haven Bound Beyond the Screen Door

When it came time to decide whether I was going to fly or drive to Atlanta my oldest, Courtney and youngest, Karianne, joined in and we made it into a girls road trip.

A very fast and furious road trip.

OKC to Atlanta, Haven Conference, Atlanta back to OKC…in 5 days.

I’m still recovering.

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2 Delicious Summer Recipes: Grilled Veggie Burritos and Raspberry Freezer Pie

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photo via The Pioneer Woman

Today I’m sharing two of my current, all-time-favorite summer recipes. Current because you know this kind of thing is always subject to change.

First is The Pioneer Woman’s Grilled Veggie Burritos.

Oh.My.Goodness. These are so good!

Since I found this recipe several weeks ago we’ve had our own, slightly varied, version of 3 times! Here’s how we changed it up a bit…

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Bridal Shower Details – DIY Ombre Clothespins, Banners, Oversize Balloons & More


Ombre' ClothespinsI love details. In this last post about Kaleigh’s bridal shower I’m sharing the rest of the details that made the day so special including a tutorial for these adorable DIY pink ombre’ clothespins.

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