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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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BIG BEAR COTTAGE RENOVATION – PART 2 – DEMOLITION TIME!

Do you remember this lovely living room?…… And this lovely entry?…… And this lovely kitchen?…… Well, we took a wrecking ball to it…… And a sledge hammer…… And a broom…… And a blower, and a rake, and a saw…… And we found really nasty stuff inside the walls because, after all, this charming, vintage cottage […]

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MY BIG BEAR COTTAGE RENOVATION – PART 1

A little over one year ago my husband and I bought a cottage in the nearby City of Big Bear Lake.  It was a real fixer!   I can just hear you saying, “What was she thinking???!!!” “I know, I know, the kitchen really sucked!”  “And the fake-wood linoleum flooring was a disaster!” “And yes, […]

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EXPLORING BIG BEAR CALIFORNIA

Hi There! If you’ve been following along, you already know my husband and I bought this little fixer-upper cottage in nearby Big Bear Lake, California. After 6 long months of renovation, the cottage now looks like this in the summer…… And, like this in winter. Our cottage is located about 25 beautiful miles away from Lake […]

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