This is Gabrielle Mader's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Gabrielle Mader's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Gabrielle Mader
Southern California
I'm a Mom first but have a teaching credential from Hawai'i and I subsitute teach in my childrens' school district. I love to stop an admire cute cottage style houses, be it a Craftman Bungalow or an English Tudor but my heart lies with New England Cape Cods. Something about those dormers gets me everytime. I love porches especially made with wood or brick. I have always loved interior design and decorating...I have a handy dandy husband and 2 beautiful girls.
Interests: stalking pretty homes, watching my girls playing sports, cooking, reading and DIY projects and CRAFTS.
Recent Activity
Image
It's been a minute hasn't it? {2 years} That's what all the young people say, right? And I ain't young, just turned 58 last month. But my head says I'm 20 something, but my body says something else. Well, anyhow....I... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2022 at Home…be Inspired
Image
Oh my, have I fell down the Bitmoji Rabbit Hole....HARD! Ever since we went into "shelter in place" last March I went online to scour the internet and learn everything I could learn about how to teach online. I have learned a lot! How to hook up my doc camera... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2020 at Teacher...Be Inspired
Image
Well there is ONE BIG positive about The Corona stay at home order....we have had lots of time sprucing up the Cottage on Cullen. I've been out and about shopping for flowers and plants for my garden beds and Mr.... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2020 at Home…be Inspired
Image
Before my classroom closed about two weeks ago due to Covid19 my class was right in the middle of their Energy Unit of Twig Science. I am one of the teachers that is piloting TWIG SCIENCE for consideration of adopting this program for our district. My students were super excited... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2020 at Teacher...Be Inspired
Hi, It has been a really, really, I mean really long time! A few reasons for that is it has been so much easier for me to post on Instagram than to have the pressure to write a blog post... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2020 at Home…be Inspired
Image
Part of the curriculum for fourth grade is California history and part of that history is when the Spanish padres of the Franciscan order from Spain came and built missions to spread Christianity to the Native Americans that inhabited this part of Alta California. The mission was named after Saint... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2019 at Teacher...Be Inspired
Image
This was almost my "first" year teaching but not quite as I stated in an earlier post I used to teach in Hawai'i ages ago, but this was my first year in 4th grade! I'm teaching at the same elementary school that my daughters went to and where I spent... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2019 at Teacher...Be Inspired
Image
For years I have wanted to decorate for Christmas in a Coastal theme. I've pinned a million pins on my boards with that particular look. Even though we don't exactly live near the beach right now I did in my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2017 at Home…be Inspired
Image
If you saw my last post you got to see how the Haunted Cottage on Cullen looked in October, I always enjoy decorating our home for the holidays and Halloween is no exception. I started adding seasonal touches in September... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at Home…be Inspired
Image
I finished decorating my porch this Halloween really, really late like on the day of Halloween! It underwent several changes this season as I brought in items such as the big pumpkins and lots of fall colored plants, it was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Home…be Inspired
Image
It's been a long, been a long, been a long, lonely time {insert Louis Armstrong lyrics}...so sorry. I've been doing a few projects around our cottage and taking classes to clear my teaching credential as I'm looking to seek full-time... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at Home…be Inspired
Image
There are many reasons why I love to go to Laguna Beach, this little artist community in Southern California. The architecture of the shops and restaurants pulls at my heart strings. There is quite a few Tudor Cottage Style buildings... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2017 at Home…be Inspired
Image
Oh Boy!! I can't believe I did not post at all in the month of June!!! Yikes!! Instagram is so much easier so that's where I spend most of my sharing of my daily life. We had a great Fourth... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at Home…be Inspired
Image
Quite by force we have had to get a new front door but it has made me happy!! One day my daughter's key broke off in he doorknob and then mine broke off in the security doorknob. Since this home... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Home…be Inspired
Image
{image from Joanna Gaines's blog} Hope you all have a chance to enjoy some good Mexican cooking and drinks today! I will be cooking up some Chicken Enchiladas tonight in my newly painted kitchen. Yes, I have yet to share... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Home…be Inspired
Image
This is my kitchen as it looks today. Well, not exactly today but this photo was taken a few months ago. Love my Dutch Door we put in a few years ago. Let's the cool breezes in on a hot... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Home…be Inspired
Image
Not only was this project easy to create, it was cheap..cheap...cheap. I picked up this linen napkin in the dollar section at Target. That is the most dangerous section for seasonal items, it is always fresh and inexpensive. The conversation... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at Home…be Inspired
Image
If you saw in my last post my quest to go back into the classroom as lead me to taking classes in order to clear my credential to teach in California. The class I'm taking now is called, Integrating Technology in the K-12 Classroom. I must say I'm really enjoying... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at Teacher...Be Inspired
Image
I've decided to start a Teacher blog! I don't know why I'm doing that I can barely keep up with my Home....be Inspired Lifetstyle blog but I'm doing it for a reason, I'm going back into the classroom! After years of being a SAHM and substitute teacher in California since... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at Teacher...Be Inspired
Image
In my last post on my Valentine's Day ideas, some came to fruition and others did not. I did manage to add a bit of the gold and silver in my décor. This little ball bar is dipped in gold... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Home…be Inspired
Image
{image via Pinterest } It's almost the day, one week from today to be exact that we celebrate our LOVES....Are you getting ready? I've always loved Valentine's Day and the shape of the heart. I used to collect all kinds... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Home…be Inspired
Image
{via Better, Homes and Gardens } I like Pantone's choice of color for 2017 named Greenery. I've been a fan of this shade of zesty green for awhile. Though I don't use it all that much on the inside of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at Home…be Inspired
Image
It seems I didn't take as many pictures of the inside of our li'l cottage this year dressed up in it's holiday finery but I did get a few. I like to do a blog post to help me remember... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at Home…be Inspired
Image
Wow! You know it's December when I've been absent from my blog for over a month! I've been posting on Instagram daily it's just so much easier for me during this hectic but fun time! I did want to share... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at Home…be Inspired
Image
I recently showed you my ideas on Halloweenish styled succulent planters. I also thought I was going to repurpose all of the succulents into an Autumn planter for the Thanksgiving table. Well....I changed my mind a bit as I was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Home…be Inspired