Oh my goodness. Where to start??
How do I put into words my happiness...??
Saying I'm happy and this place is Paradise just
doesn't feel like it does it justice!!
We found our hearts in Carpinteria, California :)
It's a small sweet beach town that has made us feel like
we're right where we should be:)
The beach here is dog friendly, too bad Little Bully isn't:(
He can be such a jerk around other dogs!!
I keep threatening a stint with Caesar Milan and then I remember
how Caesar says he trains the people more than the dogs...and I'm
like oh forget it then.
Ok so let's get down to business.
I know you are all wanting to know where in the world we landed.
Sadly. Not here.
Not here either.... :(
Apparently EVERYONE in Carp knows they live in Paradise and they don't want to
ever leave... :(
I don't blame them.
Ok, that's a lie.
I do blame them. I blame them for loving this sweet town so much that there's
hardly anything on the market for sale!!! Waaaaaa!!!
So until someone has a moment of insanity and decides to sell me their
adorable little beach house...
I'm content to rent:)
When we sold our house I just kept praying... Lord find us the perfect place.
Is this green house the cutest??
But it's not mine.
Doesn't God have a hilarious sense of humor??!!
That green one is my neighbors house.
I had to laugh:)
We were soooo lucky to snatch up this place!! It's a 3 story townhouse built in 2007.
The best part? It's pet friendly.
Seriously people, you have no idea how hard it is to find a rental that accepts
1 adorable frenchie and 2 cats!!?? (yes I'm playing favorites)
So when I said 3 stories, I should have mentioned that's it's 1500 sq. ft. TOTAL!!
That means a mere 500 sq. ft of actual living on the main floor.
Sooo, that means I can't hoard stuff.
That's a foreign concept I'm just beginning to grasp.
I'm not ashamed to admit- I LOVE stuff!!!
The garage is only 1 car, and by that I mean no car.
It's full of surfboards, wetsuits, and bikes.
And ok, by bins...
Bins full of seasonal decor that I just can't part with!!! (shakes fists in air)
So here's the front room from the front door:)
Why yes! my Halloween has been out for over 2 weeks- duh!!
The couch is from IKEA. It folds out into a bed and that chaise lifts up
for storage under it...perfect!!
The chair is from Pottery Barn and I love it!
Rio painted me the whale and turtle pics:)
Just to the right of the couch is the dining area.
The green cabinet I had in my laundry room of the old house, and the chunky leg
table I bought from FOUND yeeears ago. The chairs are from
This is the other side.
That sideboard is another FOUND piece. It houses all my
The door just to the left is a fabulous closet and the other is
a tiny powder room.
The kitchen is just on the other side of that counter.
This place is perfect for us right now:)
I mean come on, I just have to walk or hop on my bike and look what
I see at the end of the street... :)