Monday, October 4, 2010

Girls Weekend...

My best friend, Kelly, and I have been planning a Girl's Weekend for......ever!

At least, it felt like forever.

(It's been 8 years in the making!)

But the first weekend of September, we had luck on our side. With only four days notice, the stars and planets aligned and we miraculously got the chance to leave our kiddos at home with our husbands and take off for some much needed rest and relaxation.

And shopping.


We spent that Friday morning doing our everyday Mom duties, but the moment the kids were safe and sound at school, we hit the road.

Destination: Pacific Beach, WA

More specifically, The Coastal Nest.

We had a great time!

I could go into all of the details of the cottage, but really, the photos speak for themselves.

First, a quick rundown of the spaces:

The Living Room:

The Kitchen:

The Dining Area:

Bedroom #1:

Bedroom #2:

And The Bathroom:

The Coastal Nest is certainly quaint and cozy!

But what makes this cottage so adorable and comfortable, is Lisa's obvious eye for details and decor.

Take a look to see just what I mean...

(Click on the photo to be taken to the Coastal Nest Facebook Page, and let Lisa know that Karla from ITLT sent you!)

The moment that Kelly and I walked in, I knew I would be stealing some of Lisa's ideas and using them in my own home.

The cottage is brimming with inspiration!

To see all of the details of the Coastal Nest, check out Lisa's blog at:

And if you are interested in staying at the Cottage, Click Here for rates and availability.


Many thanks to Lisa for letting us stay at the Coastal Nest on such short notice!

You have a sweet little spot there!



Travelbugmom said...

WHAT eye candy! I absolutely am "in LOVE". Will visit FB too!

The Starr Family said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Cannot wait to check out her blog!

southerninspiration said...

How cute that cottage was!!! I loved it! Such great ideas and detail!

Lucky you to get away to that!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Cozy and sounds divine, a get away with a girlfriend! Janell

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

It's gorgeous!!! I LOVE the "bird with a french fry" sign. Genius. :)

Samantha @ Mama Notes said...

beautiful home I love it!

Laurie Anne said...

You are so lucky!! Lisa's has such great ideas :0)

Sherman Unkefer said...

Wow! I love the attention paid to detail. It is very inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

Simply LKJ said...

What a beautiful cottage! Love the attention to detail.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

What a great place for inspiration! Love that wreath with all the same shells. The mix of weathered and modern is great. Thanks for sharing!

Lori E said...

Every spot is brimming with inspiration. What an amazing decorator she is. It is so calming.
Yay girls weekend.

bet1975 said...

i am in love! what a great place! hope you enjoyed your weekend away!

SeaWorthy said...

Hey, Karla..

Just wanted to thank you again for the sweet sweet post and photos of our lil Coastal Nest..I hope you and Kelley had the best time together. All of us girlfriends need a little time away..

Anyone interested in looking at the before and after photos of a wild cottage renovation, go to my blog and select before and after on my sidebar..whenever I look at it, I am still suprised that we even purchased that place!!

Thanks again Karla..loved having you!


Mrs. Sutton said...

WOW - it looks DIVINE! What an amazing find - and SO nice to share it with your best friend. I'm long overdue some proper girl talk and company, makes me want to organise something similar myself - thanks for the inspiration. xx p.s. just found you - LOVE your blog am now a follower!

Ellen said...

Holy cow, I want to live there! It looks so calm and peaceful both inside and out. What's the drooping / dripping floral chandeliery thing made of - was it paper or vinyl or what? She did a lovely job decorating. Thanks for sharing!

Lila said...

Lucky you! It is absolutely darling. I think there wasn't a piece inside or outside of that cottage that wasn't thought over! So sweet!
Lila Ferraro

an encourager said...

wow!!!!!! my bff and i getaway once a year... this might have to be our place next year. thanks for all the great pics and inspiration.

Katrina said...

Just came across your blog.....all I can say is WOW!! Everything here is just have such an eye for detail :) I especially love all the Fall touches you have added to your own home....your style is very close to my heart...I have also went with a "coastal" feel in my own home. I'm off to check out your Facebook page....if you like, you can check out mine as well at .... Have a wonderful day!

Frugal Pals said...

I loved to stay there. I also wanted to say I love the title of your blog. It is the little things that make a house a home. Not many people remember that. Thanks for the reminder.

Seedplanter Designs said...

Your photos are the best P.R. that coastal cottage could ever receive. You've captured it all. I LOVE the paperart lamp...the shells laid out all around the foundation of the cottage...the basket of books...all the little touches that make it such a wonderful place to visit.

Going to check out their blog right now. SO glad I found yours tonight!

Tonya at Stellar Spaces said...

These are ALL such great ideas and I refuse to pick my favorite! :)

Jessica said...

Just gorgeous!! I'd love to steal every decorating detail there!