The Price of Paradise

Thank you all so much for the kind words and prayers We are used to hurricanes on the Gulf Coast and have experienced many during the last 35 years Most of them have caused minimal damage, except Hurricane Ivan in 2004 which ironically hit on the very same Sept 16th date as Hurricane Sally During … Continue reading

Home Decor, Hurricane Watch

We haven’t had a direct hit from a major hurricane in our section of the Gulf Coast since Hurricane Ivan in 2004.Ā  There were no pictures or photos for days as we wondered if our little island was completely underwater.Ā  Finally, as the first reports were coming out and we watched a woman being interviewed … Continue reading

Home Decor, Instant Decorating

  This painted vintage window hangs in one of the beach house bedrooms     Brightly colored Caribbean cottages are painted on the window and flanked by similar metal cottages     Yellow walls, bright colors and a sunny switch plate…     This room is also where my daughter, “Miss Gray & White,” and … Continue reading

Home Decor, Living the Beach House Lifestyle

We are celebrating our 30th summer at the beach house, watching our grandchildren come to love it as much as our children did, playing on the same sand dunes, learning to swim and fish, and enjoying the world of coastal water at very young ages…     Life is very casual, and things are rustic … Continue reading