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SoCal Beach Nights 

All Good Things Will Come Again Next Year…

Now that fall has officially arrived, our clocks have turned back, and pumpkin-everything is pretty much everywhere you look, comes shorter days and darker nights. And tis’ the season unfortunately that our routinely mid-week beach nights come to a halt.


I love the seasonal change into fall, in fact it’s one of my favorites, however I’ll miss the wonderful, warm evenings spent seaside with my loves.

We load up the beach mobile and take a scenic drive to the coast. Maizie instantly knows where we’re headed and takes a seat in her preferred chair, no floor spot for this spoiled lady.

We make it a part of our weekly routine to spend at least one (mid-week) evening at the beach in addition to our weekend beach adventures. That may not seem like a whole lot, but given our schedules, we don’t get much time off together, especially during the week. So these nights are much needed and very special.

The pups absolutely love chasing the ball, people watching, and getting all sandy as they roll around and dig in the sand. Thank goodness for the hose in the backyard 🙂

By the way, that’s Bear, our 14 year old boy. He’ll melt your heart with that contagious smile of his. Maizie is our crazy one! She’s 6, full of energy and can play ball until the cows come home…but how can you say “no more” to that face? Am I right?!

While Greg hits the surf until the vibrant sun melts gracefully into the ocean, I cozy up in my chair sipping wine as I drink in all of the happiness that surrounds me.

Meanwhile the pups are snuggled up by my sandy toes while I read my book, scroll through Pinterest, and brainstorm new ideas for my jewelry business.

After a few well-spent hours at the beach, the ride home is always a little more tranquil…haha and the pups are pooped! Mission accomplished.

Sadly, I will miss these peaceful evenings but it gives me something to look forward to with the seasonal changes ahead. Thankfully we can still fit in our much needed vitamin sea on the weekends 🙂

Beach (n.) A place of relaxation, rest, and tranquility. 

-Melissa & The Fam

 

Summer Spaces

With summer well on the way, I’ve been dreaming of how to spruce up my outdoor living spaces. It’s hard to believe that in just a few short weeks, we will be celebrating a year in our first home. We really haven’t splurged much and it definitely takes time and money to make everything come together just the way you want it to be.

I’ve found if I focus on one project or one space at a time, things can really come together. So here is a little summer space inspiration from our home to yours. I can’t wait to get decorating!

summer patio collage
Interested in this look? Here is what I found: swing, anchor wall decor, succulents, outdoor rug, side table, blue and white throw pillows, light blue coral pillow

Happy shopping!

~Melissa

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