Wednesday, May 7, 2014

"I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me." ~ Anna Quindlen

Two and a half years ago, when I began using Pinterest, I titled my first board "My Beach House". A dream, often "a dollar and a dream", I have always wanted to live near the beach. Shortly before we left Florida to head back to the northeast, my dream became much more of a reality.  Two days before heading home we closed on a condo in Stuart, Florida!

When I emailed my sisters with the news, I said something to the effect that in the best of worlds, we would be moving into a two-bedroom; two-bath; turn-key; near the water condo. The reality is more like a one-bedroom; one and a half bath; needs a lot of work; near the road condo. 

But it's ours! No more searching each year for a winter rental. No more dealing with landlords (who for the most part have been great - but not always!). No more having to move out by a certain date; use a mish-mash of kitchen utensils; someone else's sheets, towels, etc. Its ours and we are very excited! We know that there is work to be done, but we feel content to tackle it as it comes. We are about 5 miles from the beach; close to shopping and a fabulous library; close to a charming downtown; close to friends from the north and newly made friends from the south. We are excited (I think I already said that!)

Below are a few pictures - a bit of a mess - but ours! I will keep you posted as we begin our work - warts and all! All of the furniture stays, except for the armoire. It's not necessarily all our style, but it will certainly serve us well for the time-being!

To be referred to from this point forward as "Our beach condo'!


  1. Congratulations on achieving your dream. I'm sure in due time it'll have your special touch. The best part is you can go anytime, are near the beach, and have friends already. Mazel tov !!!!!

  2. Three cheers for having your own Beach Condo! It looks perfect for the two of you, and I'm sure you will take delight in continuing to make it your very own. Congratulations!!

  3. Exciting times – congratulations!

  4. Ohhh that would be so easy to do up. You have a great eye. It will be beautiful. Clarice

  5. Wow, congratulations!!! I can so understand your excitement! A house/condo/flat/tent/bed/somethingown :) by the beach! So cool! And it looks really great and cozy! I'm so happy for you both and I hope you will have a wonderful time there and enjoy every bit of it! Sometimes dreams come true...

    PS: I love your new header!

  6. Thanks Nancy! We are very excited! And thank you regarding the header! I took that picture on the beach in Gaspirilla, FL.