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 Ranch Homes/ Rambler A Ranch Style home is an American original. Originating in the 1920’s with the post war boom of the middle class, this architectural style home fused modernist ideas with the American Western period of wide open spaces to create a casual lifestyle. One story living with a long low pitch roof and deep overhanging eaves. The roof line was primarily cross gabled, single gable or hip. The home itself was either rectangular, L or U Shaped. Many had an attached garage, others none at all. The floor plan was simple with the living area separate from the bedrooms. Often times a sliding glass door leads to a patio and feature large glass windows. The exterior materials used where typically locally sourced and mixed such as stucco, brick, wood or stone. By the 1950’s, nine in every 10 homes built were a Ranch or Rambler style. By the late 20th Century the Ranch style home began to wane and Neo-Eclectic homes became the rage with their combination of the Cape Cod, Mission, T

Newport Beach and Hermosa

My favorite picture of the entire trip. 

The clouds are stuck. 

We are BACK!


So wish we could come more often. 


The deck I couldn't sit on for days because it was so cold!
Eerie. 

Joe and I flew into John Wayne a couple of weeks ago and since I got back I feel as if I have been playing catch up. Sage is graduating from middle school in a couple of days and Ava from elementary school too. It's been one practice, concert and work related event after another. You know how live is: nothing and then everything.


I wanted to share some of the photos from our trip. We had a blast even though it was rainy and cold most of the time. The sun and warmth came out for our friends wedding and the last day I was able to sit on the deck and catch some rays. Happy we missed the oil spill in Santa Barbara that has led down to Manhattan Beach. I would suggest anyone who hasn't been out to So-Cal to go. It's a beautiful place filled with succulents, roses, and pretty awesome folks.

This is what Sage wants to see for her 16th birthday. 


Outside our house.

Eat Chow: Best Place in Newport Beach to EAT!

It was nice enough to wear my bathing suit and I did: Everywhere. Sorry.

The groom and my hubby. 

Hermosa Beach from the Pier. 

Hope you have a great weekend. Heading to the lake for the first time. Getting ready to take my PSI for the real estate exam on Tuesday. Scared. 



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