Hello ladies!!! Today I am introducing a fellow blogging beach chic, living in a Beach House here on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. I had the pleasure of meeting Emma in person several months back......a very funny story, which she discusses on her blog here. We instantly hit it off. Of course we would, she is a French speaker, a former flight attendant and a has lived in some interesting international locations, owing to the fact her father was in diplomacy. I think you are going to love her style. Welcome Emma!!!!
Hello everyone. I am Emma from twolittlepirates and I am so excited to be Guest Posting here on Desire Empire. It is one of my most favourite blogs ever. I don't know about the rest of you, but I adore Carolyn's wonderful sense of humour, the tidbits she shares about Mr Beach House and the Beach House Brats, the fantastic recipes and the fabulous houses. One of the things that first drew me to Desire Empire was the houses Carolyn posts about. We have been renovating our little beach cottage for the past 9 months. It is a little weatherboard on Sydney's Northern Beaches and we have gone for a relaxed beach house feel.
Here are some shots of the story of our Beach Cottage so far:
This is our front porch. It is normally littered with things like gumboots and cricket bats but I made it look pretty for this photo!
And the fabulous kitchen island. We love entertaining and my husband wanted to be able to cook and still feel like he was included in the party. Most kitchen stoves face the wall or a window, but ours faces into the open plan living area.
This is from the dining table facing back into the kitchen and the pantry beyond.
Looking into the living room from the kitchen.
The window seat. My husband built this for me, as I have always wanted one!
The main family bathroom. I had the vanity made by a local shop called Beachwood, as I couldn't find what I considered to be a Beach House bathroom vanity anywhere!
The chandelier I picked up in my flight attendant days years and years ago. Yes, I flew home with it and yes, it got stuck in the X-Ray machine. I nearly had a heart attack as the security staff prised it back out for me.
This is my favourite room. I spend a lot of time in here (other mothers of grubby little boys will understand!) so it had to be pretty!
These last two photos are of the little one's room.
And here's a little bit about me:
I started blogging mainly to document my day to day life before it passed me by. I didn't want to forget the special moments, so this was one way I figured I could remember the best bits. I am married to R, a lovely man who makes me happy and is an excellent cook. I know, I am very lucky.
We have two little boys (or pirates!). The Captain is six and the
Little One just turned four on the weekend. There are a lot of photos of them on the blog.
In my old life I was a flight attendant. Surprisingly, this was quite good preparation for having children. Sleep deprivation, ha! Crying baby... I challenge thee to a red eye, with 2 football teams, 9 Unaccompanied Minor's, 3 medical emergencies, 2 non-working toilets, 5 missing special meals and 18 seats with faulty entertainment systems. I do miss the travel and shopping though.
I am kind of obsessed with organising and de-cluttering, entertaining and thanks to blogging I am now getting to be a bit crafty! So, that was a quick little introduction to my life, I hope you have all enjoyed it! Thanks Carolyn for this lovely opportunity!! x
That's my absolute pleasure Emma. Your home is gorgeous and I love your beachy style. Your Mr R sounds like a dream. Perhaps I can sign up Mr Beach House for some lessons. God love him!!!!!
So Ladies, if you want to add another beachy blog to your list of love and find out how we met (and no I don't think you're crazy Emma), why not head over to Emma's and say G'day!!!!!
Have a great week gals!!!!!!
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