Friday, August 15, 2008

I'm Off!

Well, folks, this weekend I'm off on vacation to Black Butte Ranch. We go there every year with my husband's family and we have a blast. We wear ourselves out being far more active than we are at home (which is a shame) and doing things like playing golf, playing tennis, and swimming. We stay in a fabulous house (I'll try to remember to take pics!) that up until two years ago was a typical vacation home...not updated since the'70's, full of dark wood paneling and orange printed vinyl (not the cool retro kind, just the old kind). But two years ago, they did a massive renovation and not only increased the home's square footage, but re-did everything...I mean everything. Now there's a wonderful modern kitchen, lovely baths, new furniture...the whole nine yards. Let's just say that getting to decorate a vacation home would be my dream. (Preferably MY vacation home, too, but I'm open!)

Anyway, it's also near the charming little town of Sisters, which we always head into for a morning of shopping. There are some sweet little galleries and gift shops that are always fun to browse. I'll do my best to remember my camera and take pics, but I better not make any promises. It seems like when I do, that's when I forget my camera. This is forest-fire season at Black Butte, though, so we're praying the fires stay away. We've never gone down in August before and it will be hot, hot, hot.

Okay, enough rambling. Basically, I will be in withdrawals without getting to read all those lovely blogs on my sidebar and reading the lovely comments you leave me. All I ask is that you not forget about me over the next week or so!

Hugs to you...
PS - If this is your first time visiting my blog, welcome! You might want to read up on my signature interior redesigns featuring lots of before-and-after pics, or perhaps my Friday's Fabulous Finds, featuring artist's handmade works. Or, dialogue with me about decorating in general by reading the post Can redecorating help with the blues? and letting me know what you think!


  1. Oh have fun and I hope you get some great finds;) I will look forward to hearing all about it! :) Jen

  2. This sounds like a fabulous vacation to me! I hope you have a wonderful week. I think it would be hard not to. We'll miss you, though! -Julia :-)

  3. Have a wonderful trip, it looks beautiful there.


  4. have a wonderful time, I do hope you remember to take pics, would love to see what it's like


  5. Now *that* is living!! Hope you are having a wonderful time! And I agree with please (especially since my last vacation was in 2007. I have to live through others. :-)

  6. Oh, what a beautiful place. I hope you have a great time and have lots to share.

  7. have a good vacation. can't wait to hear about it!! take lots of pictures :)

  8. Oh Courtney, I miss you. I just posted my dining room make over part one.. when you get a chance pop by and tell me what you think now that you can see a good part of it. I feel like ti could use something else and I am not sure what? Or maybe everything is too cluttered.. I don't know... I hope you had a great time ! :) Jen


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