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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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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

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 […]

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