Uncommonly Coastal

Coastal Chic – Embracing 2024’s Hottest Color of the Year

Guess what’s making waves in 2024? Coastal colors are taking the interior design world by storm! Homeowners are trading in neutrals for whiter, brighter tones, and the blues – oh, they are predicted to be huge this year! In fact, many manufacturers have declared shades of blue as their Color of the Year, and it’s no surprise. These coastal colors bring a soothing, sophisticated, and calming vibe that’s perfect for transforming your space into a coastal haven.

Turkey Talk: All You Need to Know about Thanksgiving Trivia

I love Turkey Talk and Trivia! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year – and we celebrate big at our house.  Thankfully, an entire day dedicated to eating and family time make the perfect holiday.  In our home, we start the day with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, then gather around the table to roll out lots of sausage cheese balls, a family tradition.  Then, we enjoy a casual lunch of the best ham and Swiss sliders, while continuing to prep for dinner. Everyone gathers in the kitchen to help – and I love the big family chaos that ensues.

Welcome Home: Special Fall Pumpkins at the Door

Welcome home to Day 5 of Pumpkin Week! Today, we have a lot in store for you. We’ll kick things off by exploring the world of colored pumpkins and their meanings on your porch. Then, we’ll show you how to spruce up your front door with some pumpkin inspiration and get your porch looking festive and inviting. To top it off, we’ll share a handful of easy and tasty pumpkin recipes that will warm your heart and your taste buds. It’s all about adding that perfect touch of autumn to your home, inside and out. So, get ready for a quick read filled with creative ideas and delicious pumpkin goodness!

A Move to Myrtle Beach

A move to Myrtle Beach involves more than just the journey and home selection, but it also means you are starting out with zero “favorite spots.”  Finding the best food in the area takes time, but it can certainly be a fun project!  Also, there will be some “trial and error” shopping outings before you zero in on “your” kind of places.

Coastal Scents: The Vacation Collection by Bella Vela

Are you one of those people who opens and sniffs all the candles while standing in line to check out? I am.

There are some pleasant smells, but none just exactly “it.” I put them back, disappointed.

I want to walk into my home and be immediately welcomed by a beautiful scent – something fragrant, yet clean. I want to be greeted by the scent of being stretched out on an island somewhere, anywhere. Is this too much to ask? You know the scent. There’s a little floral sweetness to it, and maybe orange? Coconut? Definitely some sea.

Well, I found it and I’m happy to share. You can thank me later.

UNCOMMONLY – What’s In A Name?

Are you wondering why we named our blog “Uncommonly Coastal”?

The word “uncommonly” refers to something which is not frequently encountered or seen. It describes things that are atypical or unusual, in comparison to what is generally expected or observed.

Welcome to the Uncommonly Coastal Blog

Dream with me for a minute.   

Picture yourself on a pristine coastal beach, where the sand caresses your toes, the ocean breeze whispers through your hair, and the rhythmic sounds of the crashing waves lull you into a state of bliss.  Ahhh…     

As you walk along the shoreline, with the warmth of the sun and the scent of the salty air, all your cares and burdens gently melt away. Then, when the sun begins its descent, painting the sky with hues of pink and orange, you realize there is nowhere else you would rather be.