It has long been a dream of mine to own a place by the water....a place to escape to where the sun is (mostly) always shining, the air is fresh with a salty tang, and the soothing sound of the waves are the background music to my daydreams.

 After searching for just the right place, I found this beach house in Gulf Shores, and everything about it really spoke to me. I love the beach cottage vibe, the balconies for fabulous views of the water, the bright and open feel with lots of windows, and the homey, comfortable feel.

Our home away from home -- a getaway for family and friends to come together, relax, and make memories.

While I bought the house furnished and I love many of the items that came with the home, I will have the most fun putting my own touches to the house to make it truly my own.

I hope to make Sea Glass Cottage a blog which covers all the fun topics of beach living from coastal decor, collections, entertaining, shelling, and other beach hobbies. There's always something fun to see or do around Sea Glass Cottage, and it really is true what they say........

Life is better at the beach!


  1. You are living my dream. I look forward to many more visits to your beautiful blog. Hugs!

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Katherine! I am following you by email & pinterest board, so I look forward to sharing many ideas.
      All best - Joanne

    2. I look forward to growing our bloggy friendship Hugs!

  2. I too live in a house by the sea, but ours is permanent, not a second home like yours.

    I look forward to reading more about Sea Glass Cottage.

    1. Thank you so much for visiting! I envy you that you live by the sea permanently.

  3. Hello, Joanne! I enjoyed reading your feature on Kris's blog. We have a lot in common! My husband is from New Orleans, and we started our married life there. I also enjoy blogging about books.

    You are living the dream with a beach house on the lovely Alabama gulf coast. We live in Central Alabama. :D I want to email you in a bit because I need to ask you a few questions about book blogging.

    Ricki Jill