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MY BIG BEAR COTTAGE FEATURED ON THE KITCHN

Today I have BIG NEWS!!! I am thrilled and very excited to announce that the renovation of my Big Bear Lake vacation rental cottage is being featured today on one of the most popular websites on the internet: THE KITCHN.  The Kitchn (not a misspelling) is a daily web magazine devoted to home cooking and kitchen design. […]

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MY BIG BEAR LAKE COTTAGE KITCHEN RENOVATION – #7

Hi! Today I’m really excited to show you the before, the in-progress, and the after photos of my Big Bear Lake cottage kitchen renovation.  To wet your appetite, I’ll give you a sneak peek of how the tiny kitchen looks today.  But it didn’t always look like this. On the left is what the kitchen […]

MY BIG BEAR LAKE COTTAGE KITCHEN RENOVATION - #7
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MY BIG BEAR LAKE COTTAGE RENOVATION – PART 6

Hi friends, I realized it has been ages since I last gave you an update on my Big Bear Lake Cottage renovation so today I’m doing just that.  Last time I showed you my cottage, affectionately called The Bird’s Nest… we had just finished selecting paint colors. This is the result. At the same time […]

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ANNOUNCING A “KITCHEN LOVE” CONTEST

Hi Folks, It’s Sunday and I usually don’t blog on Sunday.  On Sunday I am usually spending time with my family instead of with my computer.  However, this Sunday a fellow blogger from a great site called “The Enchanted Home” published a blog post called “Kitchen Love”.  She asked her readers to send in photos […]

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MY BIG BEAR LAKE COTTAGE RENOVATION – PART 5

Welcome to “My Big Bear Lake Cottage Renovation – Part 5”. When we last visited the “The Bird’s Nest” I had just finished telling you about the insulation and drywall going in. So, it was at this point that I had to start making some decisions about both the interior and exterior paint colors.  It was […]

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MY BIG BEAR LAKE COTTAGE RENOVATION – PART 4

Hi there! It’s been a while since I gave you an update on my Big Bear Cottage Renovation. As I have mentioned several times, the cottage is now finished and is available as a vacation rental here.  But, since I wasn’t blogging when I did the renovation, I am taking you along on a sentimental […]

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MY BIG BEAR LAKE COTTAGE IS FEATURED ON SUNSET.COM!

My Big Bear Lake Cottage is featured on Sunset.com!  Click here to see it! Recently, an executive from Sunset Magazine rented my Big Bear Lake cottage, The Bird’s Nest. She found the cottage through my listing on VRBO.com.  I happen to love Sunset Magazine and have been a subscriber all of my adult life. So, […]

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MY BIG BEAR LAKE COTTAGE RENOVATION – PART 3

Hi There! Remember I told you we bought a real fixer-upper little cottage in nearby Big Bear Lake, California?  I showed you the before photos of the cottage here. And I showed you the demolition process here. Well, today I thought I’d give you a progress report.  Don’t misunderstand, the cottage is now fully completed and […]

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