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See Our Rental in Isle of Palms


Hi All!

I thought you all might want to see where we are staying this week in Isle of Palms, South Carolina.  I found a great house on VRBO (Vacation Rentals by Owner).  If you have never rented a vacation home through VRBO you are really missing out.  I use this website all the time and have never been disappointed.  This vacation is no exception.

We needed a large house to accommodate all our kids, my two nieces and nephew and 2 of my daughter’s friends.  My husband and I are here with 7 teenage girls and 2 pre-teen boys.  It is crazy, logistically, to get everyone around – but the kids are having a blast!

Here are some pictures of the house we are staying in at The Wild Dunes Resort.  Hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we are enjoying this home.  I have to say the house is even prettier than the pictures.  To see more about this house go to:  http://www.vrbo.com/316309

This is the exterior of the home.  It has a big, wrap-around porch with rocking chairs.  I have spent a lot of time out here – reading and spying on meeting the neighbors. It is a nice corner lot – just steps from the boardwalk to the beach.

This is the boardwalk down to the beach.  There is a little surf shop, ice cream shop and a great restaurant with amazing views.  The boardwalk has two pool on either side of the restaurant and leads to the beach.

The Beach!  Gorgeous!

The living room.  I love the ocean blue walls.  It is so soothing and peaceful in this room.

Living room from the other side.  The shell vases on the mantle are so funky and interesting.

The kitchen island is the most amazing shade of blue.  The counter tops are a white quartz and the back splash is a glass mosaic in many shades of ocean blue.  I know it is hard to see the window treatment, but they are fish and trimmed with small shells.  Super cute.

This eating area is right off the living room and next to the kitchen.  It is so comfortable and cozy.  Behind the eating area is an awesome sun porch.  It has french doors that close it off to make it private.  The sofa pulls out and it has its own flat screen TV.  Great little space.

Downstairs guest room – also has its own bath.  Very comfortable and nice neutral colors.

Guest room upstairs also with its own bath.  Aren’t these great colors?  Pinks, greens and yellows – so fun!

I am in love with this room.  The headboards are adorable and the colors are fabulous!  Who wouldn’t want to stay in this happy room?

Incredible Master.  Again – the colors make me drool.  Blue and green is so amazing together.  This is such a enchanting space.  I never want to leave.

I have probably spent the most time right out here on this screened in porch.  The chairs are so comfortable.  I love to sit out here in the morning and listen to the birds and quiet of the neighborhood.  I have eaten lunch out here everyday.  It is shady and so peaceful.

Well … I hope you enjoyed the tour.  We only have a couple more days.  I can say with all certainty that we will be back … I hate that we have to leave.

If you are ever in the area … this is one house I would highly recommend.

Hope your life is more heaven than havoc!



Fabulous Friday Favorites – 4!


Babies don’t need a vacation, but I still see them at the beach… it pisses me off! I’ll go over to a little baby and say “What are you doing here? You haven’t worked a day in your life!’
Steven Wright

I have no words to describe the absolute love I have for the beach.  It’s a weird kind of love/hate deal which makes the feeling even that much more intense.  The love is:   the sound of the waves, the sand between my toes and sitting in a chair with an umbrella over me and a good book.  The hate is:   that I never fail to burn the bejeesus out of myself, sand in everything I own and of course, being in a bathing suit.  But none of this matters once I am there.  It’s vacation and it’s time to relax.  Heaven!

I think it is no surprise what my Fabulous Friday Favorites (FFF) will be today since we are headed to the beach.   Spring Break Baby!


The best part about sitting on a porch on the beach, at least for me and my fair Irish skin, is the shade.  Oh and a comfy chair, access to the kitchen and a nap!

Here are some amazing examples of some porches on the beach.

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Can you imagine yourself on any one of these porches? I can see myself laying on one of those swing beds (of course I am skinny, tan and in a bikini) reading my decorating magazines and drinking something fruity with an umbrella.  A girl can dream – right?


I have only been in an outdoor shower a couple times in my life and I must admit, there is nothing like it. It can seem unnatural being naked outside, but let me tell you it is freeing and you will never want to bathe indoors again. I would not suggest doing this on your driveway with a garden hose however … unless you are in to shocking the neighbors and being thrown in jail. Just saying …

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OOOh – does he come with this shower? Just kidding hubby!

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Who doesn’t love a comfortable adirondack chair? They just scream “sit in me and don’t get up until you are totally happy and relaxed!” Or wait – maybe I am screaming “I’m trying to sit and relax and I am NOT happy” at my kids. Either way – I love myself an Adirondack!

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All is can say is WOW!  I am in love …

That’s it for this week’s FFF’s. I hope there is a porch, outdoor shower or adirondack chair in your near future. Hate to rub it in, but it’s in mine … I leave tomorrow! Have a safe and happy weekend!

Hope your life is more heaven than havoc!