Category Archives: Beach House


our porch.

For those of you that have been following #theneverendingporchproject on Instagram, this post is a long time coming.  Almost a year ago, I started working with Jeff at Great Falls Landscapes on the concept.

Porch Exterior Drawing

We worked for weeks on the plan.. And finally came up with perfection.

Porch DrawingThere were a lot of changes along the way. And while it took what seems like forever to build, I couldn’t be happier with the end results.  It’s funny, before finding GFL, I had initially hired someone else, and ultimately fired him two weeks in due to his lack of creativity.  So glad that I found them!  Jeff and Lance were amazing to work with and really “went” with my crazy ideas..

Porch Exterior(This was right before E’s Party.. pics to come on that later..)

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beach bag basics.

I like to be prepared at the beach to minimize as many temper tantrums, bathroom breaks and hunger pangs.  Last week our family stayed true to a few old favorites (I seriously have a problem when it comes to Twizzlers.)  But we found a few new obsessions to add to the rotation like this sunscreen line, these portable applesauces and this beach blanket.

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Beach Bag

Take that hunger pangs!



Reality hit like a ton of bricks yesterday morning.  We spent a glorious week at the beach… I never wanted to come back. Those of you who follow me on Instagram saw the play by play.




Love her more than peanut butter.

 Surfin’ Lou-S-A.


 Does this kid not get the best natural beach waves?  #jealous.


Lots of this.


And this.


And a little more of this.


To celebrate with my ladies of liberty.


We got home on Saturday night and had our first inaugural marshmallow roast in the firepit.  S’mores and all.  It was heavenly.  The backyard is 98% finished!  Pics soon.