Monday, August 25, 2014

California Trip - Camps and Cottages

I know I've been MIA but life has kept me pretty busy for the last few months.  In January I spent 2 weeks with my family in Orange County CA.  One of the things we did was take a drive down the coast to Laguna Beach, one of my favorite places.  My main goal was to visit a shop called Camps and Cottages.  I'd seen it years ago in Country Home magazine and just lately there was a spread in the 2013 Autumn Cottage magazine on her home in Carmel CA.  My sister, 2 nieces and I were lucky enough to pick a day when the owner, Molly Hyde English was there.  We chatted for a bit and she was very sweet and gracious enough to allow me to take photos for my blog.  She has a lot of wonderful things, and if I hadn't been flying home, my car would have been loaded down!  She's also written 2 books which can be purchased on Amazon, Camps and Cottages and Vintage Cottages.  She had copies of her 2nd book, Vintage Cottages which I bought and she kindly signed.  My nieces and I each bought one of the fabulous vintage flannel shirts she sells. They are so soft and smell amazing because of a secret process that her vender puts them through. If you are ever in the area, it's a shop well worth visiting!  Click to visit them on line, Camps and Cottages.

 Now for the photos!




Hope you enjoyed your tour of this fabulous shop!
Will have more on my trip and a tour of another wonderful place,
Roger's Gardens, which is beautiful nursery and shop.

Haven't shown you any photos of Kailyn lately,  she turned 2 the end
of July, can't believe how fast time's flying by!

Kailyn  with Dad and Mom at her Chucky Cheese birthday party

Kate had her first sonogram at around 15 weeks
and got the exciting news that she was having a little
boy!  We were very excited!
(notice the blue slippers)!

Kate had her second sonogram at her Dr's office about a
month and a half later.
Shocking news, he is a girl! It took us a while to wrap our
heads around that news after thinking of her as a little boy
for almost 2 months!  Back went the little boy cloths and home
came the baby girl cloths!  Can't wait for Kailyn to have that
 special bond that only sisters share!

Mom and Kailyn, halfway there!


Till next time....
This week I'll be partying at: