Lake House Love

One of my favorite places in the world is Lake Tahoe and we are lucky to be spending the next three weeks up here relaxing, partying and reconnecting with friends.  We rent our lake house out for short term rentals when we aren't there so I'm always eager to spruce the place up a bit when we are there for an extended trip.  So in between house guests and while the kids are busy fighting with each other (does this phase ever end?!), I will be folding wool blankets and stuffing wildflowers into jars attempting to make our house look a bit more like this...

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Photo found on Bluepueblo.tumblr.com, original source not found.

Our house needs a paint job, I think it should be this.

Image found here on Remodelista

Image found here on Remodelista

I can't wait to blow the dust off the kayak and get it back on the lake.  I'll be keeping my eye out on Craig's List for a canoe that can fit the whole family.

Our "kids room" is too small for bunk beds so we typically have a kid on the twin bed, one on the trundle, a cousin on the couch, older sisters upstairs on the air mattress, the young ones stuffed in bed with mom and dad, etc.  When we bought the house, we had only half the kids we have now and many of our friends only had half the kids they have now so it seemed like a good arrangement.  Oh, I do wish we had space for that bunk room now.

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My dream lake house car.  Doug and I love vintage cars and have owned enough of them to know that they aren't practical, unfortunately.

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Photo source not found.

I sometimes dream about living up there permanently but am then reminded of spring and fall and how those seasons kind of suck in the mountains.

Ok, so Pinterest seems to be a complete dead end when searching for photo credits.  If anybody knows the source, please let me know.  Many thanks.

Ok, so Pinterest seems to be a complete dead end when searching for photo credits.  If anybody knows the source, please let me know.  Many thanks.

A claw foot tub is my favorite kind of tub. It was a huge selling point for me when we bought our house.  There is something so satisfying about washing the filth off of a kid at the end of a long summer day spent outdoors.

Our to-do list for the next three weeks...

Make popsicles, explore, build fairy houses, jump off the dock into the lake, throw rocks in the lake, hot tub, make sangria, roller-skate, go to the outdoor concerts at Commons, go to an outdoor movie night, sleep in, eat lots of blueberry pancakes, bacon and cinnamon rolls, kayak, ride the raft down the Truckee river, and go for a bike ride.

If you want to rent our lake house cabin, you can do so here.