More Tahoe Updates, Plus A Few Decorating Tips

Greetings, from the lake!  I hope your weekend has refueled you for a great week ahead! I am so excited, because the new addition remodel, starts on Tuesday!  I’m not sure if I’m more excited about having more space, or the prospect of taking an ugly, dated space and giving it charm and personality. Either […]

The Tahoe Fixer, is Fixed!

Three years, one month and ten days of home renovations and Mr. Wonderful and I still love one another! This was how the house looked 3 years ago.  Not a lot has changed on the exterior, other than paint. The sliding glass door is new.  Two weeks after purchasing the place, Yogi paid us a […]

Almost Never Done; A Tahoe Fixer Update

Have you ever had a project that you thought would never end?  Yep, me too! I’m like a five year old, wondering when Santa will arrive. It isn’t pretty! You’ve heard me talk about The Tahoe Fixer…for 21 months now. Not that I’m counting or anything.  While we (I) had hoped that it would be […]

Mini Changes at the Lake House

   My brother took this photo, of Lake Tahoe, on May 24th.  If you haven’t seen it in person, Lake Tahoe is a national treasure and I hope you’ll add it to your “bucket list”!   Half of the lake is in the state of Nevada and the other half is in California.   I’ve […]

Reclaimed Oak Floors, at our Tahoe Home

 Remember the giant pile of wood flooring?  ….And the orange carpet?  Well, stand back and take a look at this!  Yes, Martha, the floors are in upstairs  and they are just gorgeous!!  They are reclaimed oak boards, sealed with tung oil.  One more coat of oil needs to be applied and then […]

Happenings at the Lake (Remodel Update)

Greetings, from sunny, warm, Lake Tahoe! If you have connections with the Rain and/or Snow gods, please put in a good word for us, here in California. We’ll take either! If all goes as planned, which it never does, the wood floors will be installed upstairs, next week. Yes, that’s wood, under the tarp, in […]

News from The Treasured Home

Greetings! I hope you’re doing well, this Wednesday! If you have admired this beautiful, antique beveled mirror, the marble topped console table, or Patti’s two stunning antique chairs, great news! They’ve all had their price tags trimmed substantially! Speaking of Patti, she just joined the ranks of Bionic Women! Today, she had knee replacement surgery […]

Our First Christmas, on Hurricane Bay

As they say, Home is where the heart is. This was our first Christmas, celebrated in the home we’re restoring on Lake Tahoe. If you’re looking for beautifully finished rooms, this is not the place! Not one room is finished, but we relished the chance to spend time with our son and daughter. We sat […]

Diary of a Thrift Store Bed (Or, How to paint a piece of furniture)

Last Week: while meeting with Town & Country flooring, in Truckee, to order flooring for the Tahoe house, we sought out a couple of thrift stores. You can’t make a trip anywhere, without doing this, can you? The first stop was disappointing, but the Hospice Thrift Store, in Truckee, had a pine bed, for $28, […]

Tahoe Restoration Update

It’s a beautiful almost fall morning, at the lake. I’m sitting in bed, having my second or third cup of coffee, visiting my friends, in blog-land. Mr. Wonderful has been up since the crack of dawn, as usual. We’ve had a wonderful summer, getting a feel for the place. The kids were able to visit […]