Beach Cottage November {A Second Wind}

After seven weeks away, we finally arrived back at the beach cottage this week!  We are settling in and preparing for a white Christmas.  {Are there any two words more lovely than “white Christmas?”}  We had so much fun in North Carolina, but it is so good to be home!  Was everything this beautiful when I left?  Because I could have sworn that the cottage I left in early October was very much “under construction” and making progress at a snail’s pace.  It was a frustration.  I was glad to walk away from her for a bit.  But Monday evening I greeted this sweet cottage with fresh eyes.   These white washed walls and crystal chandelier and baby’s sweet mobile welcomed us like a long-lost friend.  I have a new boost in renovator’s energy.  A second wind.  Apparently distance really does make the heart grow fonder. 

And I am finding I am quite fond of this cottage of ours.  Perhaps I am even falling in love.  I think I will celebrate with frequent updates and photos of cottage life this December Christmas season.  

Imperfectly beautiful cottage living . . . white Christmas-style.

I hope you will join me. 


  1. I can’t wait to see more! I COMPLETELY understand about needing a renovator’s second breath. We haven’t done too much more since we moved in…it’s exhausting!

  2. Kiri-just visited your blog again and you guys are making great progress!! Glad you are giving yourself a break too! 🙂

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