Tuesday, June 24, 2014

What if.... :)

What if you were born in the desert
....but your heart longed for the sea?


What if you could live your vacation...


What if what you dreamed about all your life
....could finally come true?


Would you do it?
Like really DO IT?????


For as long as I've known my sweet hubby, he has dreamed of living
by the beach. A dream shared by me and the kiddies:)
 And soooo...
We're gonna...


DO IT.
!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yep. We're selling this place that we love and heading to
....Carpinteria, CA :)


*I'll post pics next week of the completed bathroom and house,
and the deets on an upcoming open house:)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The best medicine.... :)

I love to laugh.
Especially at myself.
And most especially with Rio:)


Nothing has made me laugh harder than some of our ebay purchases gone bad.
You know, the ones with the really fine print that we 
apparently can't see??

Like this one time, we thought it would be really cool to mount
mannequin arms to old silver trays and hang them on a wall for holding
necklaces and such.
Sooo, Rio called all excited one day and said that we won
a lot of 25 mannequin arms!! We couldn't WAIT to open the box when
they came and get our craft on...

Well, we won the arms alright!
But NO HANDS!!!
Yeah, that was a whole other auction.

Who in the world sells  
just mannequin arms???!!!??
And who in the world bus them??
We do.
AAAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!


Fast forward to this last Sunday.
We got home from Cali on Friday, and we decided to 
do some things around the house.
I asked the hubby to hang my curtains that I got
on ebay. I left to get my nails done and he
sent me a text saying we have a problem...


What in the world??!!??!!
AAAAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!!
I couldn't stop laughing. Like when you get the
giggles in church laughing. 
WHO sells a "pair" of curtains like that??!!
Most importantly..
who BUYS them??!!?!
Me. I do. 

Oh how I wish I had a pic of the one time I "won" a landscape picture
with a cow in it, and when it arrived....
it was dollhouse size.
Awesome Dorie. Just awesome.

Please tell me I'm not alone with these ridiculous  purchases,
it would make me feel a whole lot better about myself!!!
(insert crying laughing face)


**do you love how I STILL have the ruined rug?? hahaha!!
I finally tossed it yesterday, much to Little Bully's dismay:(

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Extra week.... :)

So we decided to stay an extra week.
Why return to the heat right?
We're staying here in Rincon, 


I guess it's the holy grail of surf spots here in Cali. 
My boys are digging it: )


Well just to the north of Rincon, is this adorable little town.
Carpenteria. 
Or Carp like they call it:)
When we were doing our normal drive around and check out the
town, we came across this tiny old church on the corner.
I HAD to go on Sunday.
Whyyy aren't there adorable little tinys like 
this back at home!!!


And just as I expected, the congregation was about 30 people
and the music was just a piano and hymns.
My heart was overflowing with happiness:)

How I wish I could have taken a pic of the adorable old
couple that was celebrating !!65 years!! of marriage that day
with a small table of refreshments at the back of the church.
She was wearing a pink skirt suit and a blue lace scarf on her head the entire service:)
Her hubby was wearing suspenders and bright blue sweater
like Mr. Rogers.
I know you can picture the cuteness:)


I must admit I found myself more than once drifting away from the sermon
to admire the ceiling and stained glass windows...
and stare at the sweet old couple:)


 After the service, we walked outside to see these adorable bungalows lining the streets.
That's when I turned to hubby and said "I can't take it". 
Cuteness overload I tell ya.


This one was finishing up getting painted only the best
color in all the land.... :)
I wanted to walk up and knock on the door and just say...
give it to me. now. 
Is that weird??


We turned the corner and happened upon this little antique store.


The hubby just up and decided he's going to start collecting beach art.
Ya know, to hang in our beach house that we don't have.
....yet:)


So this extra week of relaxing has finally forced me to face my fears.
The fear of pages and tabs.
But as you can see at the top of the blog....
I conquered it!!
It only took me 5 years.
Geeesh.....

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

AdVentura.... :)

Ventura. I'm totally digging you.
After we sold our house in Dana Point  I knew 
it wouldn't be long before the hubby would be wanting
another place by the sea:)
We had a place for over 15 years in Orange County,
and this time we wanted to try something new and venture further north:)
We rented a place in Faria Beach for a week to check out the
area:)


There's nothing I don't absolutely love about this picture.
This is the back wall of the house we rented, and the hubby and babies 
have been fishing here all day:)


They kept asking me to try it. So fiiiiine! I did.
And guess who caught 2 fish in her first two tries?!?! 
That would be me.
I say because I'm a Pisces, and these are my people:)


Little Bully has just been enjoying being outside without dying of heat.
It's 66 degrees here people.


Unbeknownst to me, the hubby took LB down to the water.
He's never been in the ocean before.
He loved it.
But kept drinking the water....
and you know what that means....


 Barfy Bully. 


And now we can't keep him out of water!
Seriously. Little Bully has absolutely no fear.
And has forgotten that he can't swim.
Don't know if you can hear the panic 
in my voice in this video... but trust me,
it's there!!!

video

Wallace needs a life vest.
And I need a Xanax.