Monthly Archives: August 2019

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Proud of Our Home and Home Builders

As small as it is, you know that Sanborn County carries a lot of pride for its businesses. Some small, some not so small, we have a lot of respect and admiration for those that run a business right here in this beautiful county.

As such, we have a lot of pride in our local home designer. Obviously, they do incredible work, but what most probably don’t know is that they are so sought after that they design high-class homes in Newport Beach and surrounding areas. That’s when they’re not improving our town, of course. Even with their 5-star reviews, Sailhouse is just as well-liked online as through word of mouth. After all, when you end up with a beautiful backyard and home, people want to know who did it!

Despite being a small town, we’ve had several folks here employ the use of Sailhouse for personal projects, and it’s really given our town a beautiful feeling. We joke about how small of a town we are, but it’s all in good jest. We know we’ve got good folks here, and the great workers at Sailhouse just down the street have added wonderfully to the culture of our town.

As we’ve mentioned, Sailhouse not only designs homes here but they are also one of the top custom home builders in Newport Beach. They offer an all-inclusive home building team that will help you from the planning stages of your project, to the bulldozing and bricklaying, to installing that final lightbulb. They pride themselves on a finished, elevated, and quality product from their team. 

Just look at this home. Obviously meant to be placed near the beach, this house combines elegance and dramatics with the giant glass opening to the front of the home and the curved edges of the walls. The house looks like it’s meant to be there, and you haven’t seen anything quite like it before.

On their website, they quote Ralph Lauren, “Style is very personal. It has nothing to do with fashion. Fashion is over quickly. Style is forever.” These fitting quotes are placed elegantly throughout their website as a way for you to get to know the personal aesthetic of the Sailhouse team. You really feel like you’re getting a team who embodies the quotes on their walls and the culture they have created. You’ve got a team that is working hard to exceed any and all expectations for their clients.

This home really strikes us. It’s such a classy style with the white walls and the dark framing of the roofing. It is so classy, and it embodies the feeling that the Sailhouse website and portfolio gives. It’s truly a high-end experience. It looks like something you could expect in a home design magazine. Whoever owns it is surely proud to. 

Frank Gehry says, “Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” This is another quote that Sailhouse seeks to exemplify. Much like a small town, good architecture will last for years beyond its initial inhabitants. They leave a mark on each and every neighborhood they work in. 

We’re proud to have Sailhouse as a thriving business in our town.

Sailhouse Custom Homes

170 Newport Center Dr Suite 220, Newport Beach, CA 92660

(949) 281-6044


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Choose Happiness Over Heartbreak

Category : Divorce

The memoir “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert begins as the author realizes that she is unhappy in her seemingly perfect life. She finds that choosing happiness would mean making an extremely difficult decision, which is to leave her husband and the life they have created together. She begins to experience heartbreak and the disillusion of a marriage and a life she no longer wants to lead

“The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving. I didn’t want to destroy anything or anybody. I just wanted to slip quietly out the back door, without causing any fuss or consequences, and then not stop running until I reached Greenland.” 

Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

As it becomes clear that the author and her husband want to separately lead very different lives, the story reveals the painful process of walking away from a relationship, despite it being in search of a more fulfilling life. Gilbert chronicles her lengthy difficult divorce and how it causes immense grief, loneliness, and depression. Her ex-husband is angry at what feels like betrayal to him, and expresses his angst through the entire process.

As we learn throughout the book, change is inevitable, and we are not in control of everything that happens in life. Even when we achieve happiness and success at some point in our lives, we may later find that we have changed and that what we’ve always known is no longer what is best for us. Nothing is certain when it comes to our careers, health, and relationships.

Drastic life changes are often regarded as a “leap of faith”; a risk that requires a tremendous amount of courage to act on. However, as Gilbert shows us, taking control of one’s destiny is merely a willingness to experience all parts of life’s journey. It takes willingness to have difficult conversations with your life partner, someone you’ve devoted yourself entirely to. It takes willingness to endure their backlash, shock, and anger. It takes willingness to be patient throughout the process. It takes willingness to accept the imperfections of the journey. The key takeaway of this chapter in Gilbert’s story is to illustrate that real life is not a Disney fairytale or a glamorous Hollywood movie – life has incredibly painful moments that we must all endure and challenges we must all learn to face.

Despite criticisms of her story being sensationalized and somewhat lacking in terms of fully exploring the emotional toll divorce takes on women in our society today, Gilbert has become a modern cultural source of inspiration for people to choose happiness after a difficult life transition. Women around the world have derived meaning from her story as a sign of strength and assurance that it is never too late or too difficult to embark on a self-discovery journey alone. Gilbert’s vulnerability and frankness offers refreshing honesty on the topic of heartbreak, divorce, and life after the fact.

Gilbert proves is that divorce is not merely an ending of a relationship; it is an important choice between two people that allows for beautiful new beginnings.

If you are considering filing for divorce, it is important that you consult with an experienced family attorney who will represent you with genuine care and professionalism. Divorce can be a very difficult moment in time, but the right legal representation will take care of you and make the entire process more efficient.

Shuff Law Firm exclusively practices family law and may be of service to those in need of divorce representation. Find them at:

Shuff Law Firm
2107 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92706, USA
(714) 834-0175