August 26, 2009

Jen's Beach House Wedding & I Love Her

Good Evenin -

My daughter Jennifer gave me this charm, and got one for herself....we both wear it everyday. I've always thought she was an old soul - saying and doing very wise and kind things, and this says it all don't you think?  I love her so much.  

So Jen's getting married next summer!  She and her fiance, Ryan, will be married at the beach, on the sand, with a casual reception at home!  I am so excited and anxious, determined to live and love the process each minute at a time.   We've been pouring over magazines, checking out bloggers weddings, and researching a million ideas.  

So last Saturday we went down the beach for lunch, a little shopping, and to relax a while.

We found a spot with some fabulous beach houses - Carbon Beach.

A coupla hours flew by and we headed home - stopping at the magazine stand for more more more.

For the past few weeks I've been cleaning out, reorganizing, changing lots of stuff around, starting 1/2 a dozen blogs, taking photos, painting and beading chandeliers.  When I totally emptied my Linen Closet a coupla weeks back - I got myself started on a complete beach house spring cleaning in the middle of summer but very much needed. 

 I don't need so much stuff anymore - I love my thrifts and stop at my favorite few as often as I can - so in this great clean out I've made piles of pillow slips, quilts, tablecloths etc. to keep me busy on ebay and etsy forever!

While reading several blogs the past few weeks, I found some that tugged my heart, a few that were so entertaining funny, and some that inspired me and encouraged me in so many ways I couldn't step away from the computer.  

Where do they find the time, I dunno - but I want to be their friend...and here in this great blogland everyone is a friend.  

So I've started to write a little every night - I'll show you what I create and how I do it, our Chandelier Studio, and how we live...and how I plan to make the Beach House Wedding of Jen's dreams a reality.  In a word - HELP.  

I'd love to hear from you if you have anything to add to our Idea Book - it's called {don't worry}"Everythings Gonna Be All White!"

G'Night -


  1. Hi Marsha,
    What a sweet post !! Very dear daughter you have !! A beach wedding, in Cali.. what could be more wonderful !! Soo casual and yet elegant !! Guests LoVe a beach wedding.. Beautiful, Sunset.. I'm sure ?! Have fun planning !! hugs ~tea~xo

  2. When it is right, you will know ... you write beautifully from the heart. Your pics are peaceful & enjoyable. TTFN ~Marydon

  3. I'm in the for the long haul my friend. Two years ago we were getting ready to put on the wedding of my girl's dreams. Somehow we pulled it off...

    Can't wait to follow along on your exciting journey...

    Love to you...


  4. What a sweet gift from your daughter! And what exciting news that she's getting married! Love that she chose a beach wedding... that will be beautiful!!!

  5. Congratulations! What a wonderful time for you and your daughter. Can't wait to see pictures of the wedding, I know it will be gorgeous!


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