Hey-o! If you caught the coastal breezes on social media, you might know that we spent a good part of last week on Bald Head Island – on the marsh! We’ve been going to the island since the early 90s and have always had a family dream of having a house there. Our dreams were realized this summer when my parents bought a house there!
The house had been rented all summer and early fall, so we hadn’t had a chance to see the new house in person yet. My parents toured it while they were on the island last spring, but my sister and I hadn’t been inside yet. It was kind of strange buying a furnished house with decor and full closets and not really knowing what you own until you start to poke around.
The house is an HGTV dream in that it has great bones, wonderful views, a perfect location, and decent interior finishes, but the decor is all out of date. We spent the trip decluttering, putting on new bedding, and making a list of minor improvements, such as swapping out lamps and getting new doormats.
The best feature? The beautiful screened in porch that spans the back of the house!
Here’s the new bedding we got for the room I stayed in. This one is from The Company Store. It makes such a difference!
Aside from working on the house, we had lots of down time!
I actually didn’t tell Mazen we were coming until I picked him up from school and said “Your suitcase is packed! Guess where we’re going!?” He loved the surprise.
(But first there was a pit stop at Grammie’s house!)
Mazey and I spent 7 hours driving and we were SO happy to get there.
The next morning we went to the Maritime Market for coffee and breakfast. This biscuit was the bomb! (Do you guys still say that? Because I do!)
The weather was perfect during our whole visit and we did lots of walking!
One of the items we discovered came with the house was this great Razor scooter! We went to the hardware store for a kids helmet so M could sail away.
We did a little shopping too!
Piecemealed lunch of eggs and salad.
Miss Emmie is walking! Just a little, but it’s so cute.
Dad just came home from a hiking trek in Nepal and has a full beard! How many days till Christmas, Mr. Claus?!
We had meatloaf and roasted sweet potatoes and green beans for dinner on our first night.
We will be renting the house, and it would be so cool if one of you stayed there! We’re currently brainstorming names. I’m set on a pun, but we haven’t found one we love yet. Here are some of the top runners. We would love your suggestions!
Younger at Heart
The Tides of Marsh
In Tide Out
In Tide Joke
West Tide Story
Bald Head Part II coming atcha tomorrow!