The new guest suite at Swanson B & B. The fabulous wall paper is from Pal + Smith-
close friends of Rod and Rae’s in Newport Beach.
Rae scored the same lamp that I posted on Stylemindchic.
Hot tip splurge or saavy here!
Rae and Rod
With such chic style you can see why I asked Rae to do a Style Guide for me on Stylemindchic here.
Rod, Dorie, and Heather (me)
The unusual twist to this family scene is, though we are all full blooded siblings, I was adopted at birth. I am the oldest of us three. Dorie and Rod were raised together as family by their parents (my birth parents) and I was raised by my wonderful adoptive parents, Curtis and Jeri Orr (see You Inspire, Jeri), along with my sister, Heidi. Their mom (Marcia-my birth mom) is the lovely lady in blue in the photo above. I look forward to sharing more of the story of how I found them another time, but let’s just say it was beyond a surprise for Dorie and Rod that they had a full-blooded sister when I first met them 18 years ago. Clearly, I’m no secret anymore and it is a true blessing to have them in my life. Our lives took the paths they were meant to take and it’s the frosting on the cake to be connected now. It is…… the gift and miracle of adoption.
You can see why we needed to rest up after this fabulous weekend!
Welcome to the weekend….
Broadway Botanicals (Dorie)
Aquila Solutions (Rod)
Little Stylings (Melinda)
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