Hi there!  My name is Babette.  I am so glad you have found my blog.

My husband, Thomas and I are empty nesters who live in the Pacific Northwest in a community that has wonderful water and mountain views.  In the springtime, we have wonderful tulip fields and snow geese, where many people spend hours with their cameras.

I am interested in sharing my ideas and information from all kinds of places: travels and people I have learned from.  My wish is to inspire and enhance your life in some way.  I am always looking for new things to learn and do.

Babette By the Bay, is a “Home and Lifestyle” blog where you can find information and inspiration for:


Organizing Tips,

Life Hacks,


Cozy Ideas


and anything else I think you might enjoy.

I hope you will visit often and you can always leave a comment or let me know what you would like to see on this blog.  I am always up for research, a favorite time spender of mine.

I also love PINTEREST, where I can collect all kinds of ideas and tutorials. It also keeps my office neater and not have to store so many pieces of paper.

Oh yes, I love storms, football (go ‘hawks!), reading and hot chocolate and popcorn!