Beachin Mod

A blogspot dedicated to the development (and now enjoyment) of a modern beach cottage on the Florida panhandle. This site will take you along my stumbling path of what it takes to build a simple, modern, affordable, and green beach cottage in Laguna Beach, FL near Panama City Beach as well as some insight on the many other distractions and diversions in my life.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Everyone Likes Good Grass!
Well, maybe not the the sod variety, but I do! Just returned from a quick visit to the Casa and boy has the front grass area really greened up. We laid this down last September and it quickly went into winter dormancy. I did a little weeding on my knees about 5 weeks ago and walked away from it. Lots of rain in the area has obviously helped too. Got a non-powwered reel mower at a garage sale for $5! and boy does it work great on this small area. Got it all mowed and now I am online looking for a good croquet set! I am really enjoying the simple pleasures of a small place. It really makes sense in so many ways. It also is a pleasure to take on the outdor tasks and see the results without any one project becoming overwhelming. Also leaves time for quality events like going to the beach with the girls, taking a nap, or a little boat trip over to Shell Island.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

More Photos from Eric
While I haven't made any recent blogging attempts, I hope that the wait has been worth it as I am finally uploading more photos from the talented Eric Marcus. Eric was kind to take some photos of the Casa. And since he is an architect gone photographer/artist, he knows what he is looking at on the other side of the lens. Here are some more of the photos he has taken and I have much gratitude to him for doing these. But is you want to see some REALLY cool photography, please visit his site at

Monday, January 26, 2009

Picture Perfect.....

Wow...what talent behind a lens. I was fortunate enough recently to have Eric Marcus of swing by with mutual friend and designer Chandra Hartmann ( to take some photographs of the Casa. Eric has an eye for architecture well beyond most when it come to shooting photos. Most likely due to the fact that Eric is also an architect givng him that special knowledge of what to look for when he finds himself behind the lens. I am flattered that he and Chandra offered to shoot some shots of the house. Chandra, I know, has them posted on her newly updated site which has some really cool new ventures. But what really excites me are the artistic photos that Eric has for viewing on his website. The nature shots he has taken in and around the 30A area, and the means by which he manipulates these, create some of the most impressive canvases I have ever seen in photography. Please check them out and keep Eric in mind for your photography needs.