Spring Has Arrived

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Today officially marks the first day of Spring. Happy Spring! I have been eagerly awaiting Spring because one of my main goals this season is to tackle the design of our small backyard garden. Mr. B and I opted to tackle the project ourselves (what are we getting ourselves into?) by planting a new row of privet […]

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The Inner Circle

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I’ve been doing a lot of research about garden design since Mr. and I have decided to tackle some new gardening projects in our backyard. When I retire I could easily see myself spending more time outdoors tending to the bounties of nature but for now I need something pretty and very low maintenance. In […]

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For Sale: The Former Home of Author E.B. White

Do you recall reading the classic children’s book Charlottes Web? It is American author E.B. White’s most famous book first published in 1952. If you haven’t read it or don’t recall the details, then here is the Cliff Notes version: The book tells the story of a deep, loyal friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a […]

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The French Garden of John-Mark Horton

I love a beautiful garden and I look forward to the time when I can start properly planning the gardens of our seaside ranch home. Patience is probably the most important virtue of a gardener but unfortunately, it is not a trait that I possess when it comes to gardening. When dealing with landscaping, I […]

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Happy Friday!

Woohoo…Happy Friday! I am so happy that the weekend is almost here even though I have a ton of errands to do over the next couple of days. A few things on the list include getting my hair done, as well as doing some shopping to update my summer wardrobe for work. What are your […]

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A QUICK LOOK BACK AT JK PLACE MALIBU

As the year winds down it’s not uncommon for people, including myself, to start reflecting on the events (good and bad) that took place over the past year. Looking through pictures taken throughout 2016 made me realize that there were several events I intended to post about that never quite made it to the blog. Not […]

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ADVENTURES IN GARDENING

I have always loved and appreciated beautiful lush gardens but it wasn’t until Mr. B and I moved into our seaside ranch home that I became interested in our own landscaping. This is primarily due to the fact that we bought a fixer and the gardens left little to be desired. At some point we will […]

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MAKING A SPLASH WITH PICTURE PERFECT POOLS

Happy Friday! It’s also the last day of a week dedicated to fun summertime posts. A little bit of everything was covered: decor, style, and entertaining. Today we’re keep it cool and taking a virtual dip in the pool. Let’s enjoy some poolside living today, shall we? When Mr. B and I were searching for a home 3 years ago I remember […]

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LANDSCAPE DESIGN BY MODERN FLORISTRY

I have been pouring over images of lovely landscapes as inspiration for our own humble abode. I will admit to stopping dead in my tracks when I came across these outdoor spaces designed by Modern Floristry. After a little bit of sleuthing around I found out that these beautiful gardens and outdoor living areas belong to an […]

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