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{Beaching with the Girls}

Good Sunday afternoon everyone. I hope that you all are having a wonderful Sunday and that tomorrow, July 4th, that you enjoy your red, white and blues. I just returned from from a short getaway to Fernandina Beach with my three daughters and we had such a wonderful time. We had one shower of rain but needless to say, I was a drowned rat! But oh did it ever feel so good and I simply just give praise for the much needed rain and time away with the girls. I for sure got the biggest soaking but then I can't move as fast as my girls! LOL!  Web image We had a lovely meal at the Boathouse one evening. We had about an hour wait so we walked around the historic district for a bit and oh my! I found the cutest little Christmas ornament shop. I can't believe I did not take any pictures. Especially when I LOVE ALL THINGS CHRISTMAS.  There is nothing like the sound of the ocean and the clean salt air to me.  We had brunch one morning at Sliders and one can never go wrong with Grits and Shr

{'Beachin USA'}

Yes, we went to the beach again for a weekend and I know I have told y'all this before but it is truly my "Happy Place" . I could so be a BEACH BUM ! After our last beach trip a few weeks ago several of you asked me these questions so I will answer them for you. For those that sent me a personal email on beach "tips"I replied to you in an email. Q: How can I sit in that sun all day at the beach?  A: I carry a tent. I sit a while in the sun and then I sit a while under the tent.  Q: Do you use lots of protection on your skin? A: Yes. I use a mixture of tanning lotions, oils and sunblocks for my face, lips and my body. Wind burn can be bad too so whether I am in sun or under a tent I keep coverage on. And, when I feel I have had enough sun then a wrap up or tee goes on. I always have a hat and sunglasses on. I will sit under the tent without a hat. I try to be careful about sun exposure for sure. I always use a good moisturizer after sun exposure. I have

{It's All In A Day's Work---Or Just Goofing Off!}

Well isn't this just the cutest tea pot lamp you've ever seen? And I paid a whopping $1.99 for her! She just needs a new shade and a little buffing up. It will be perfect for decor when I do tea parties for my grandgirls.  YEP, WENT THRIFTING AGAIN! I decided to do a little thrifting again but this time I went to town. For those of you that wonder what TOWN is for me, well, it's about 30-35 miles or so to the closest thrift store. I winded up hitting about 4 thrift stores. It was a nice outing. I took my time, stopped when I wanted too and even went by Starbucks and got myself a breakfast sandwich and my favorite...Passion Tea.  So let me just show you what else I scored thrifting. Yep, I take it by spells but I have had TWO spells recently so my man said I need to take a dose of Ibuprofen to get OVER the spell! LOL!   Awe...don't you just love this cute tea pot? On the bottom of the tea pot is says Teleflora  1985. I snatched it up fo

{Gardening, Thrifting, Cooking, Grands and Life}

We have been longing for a little rain and finally got enough to wet the ground. Not a whole lot but praise the Lord for what He did send. My "pretties" actually are looking ALIVE ! I decided to clear out a few more clothing pieces and shoes from my closet. Hasn't been too long that I cleaned out my closet but done a swipe through and actually found a few more things that I needed to rid of. I carried a bag full to our local Thrift store in our community. Of course I could not carry something in and not browse though......That's why it's better for me to take things to donate when they are closed and leave it in the bin!!! I take my thrifting by spells but when time allows I enjoy going into our local thrift store called Rack Up . The volunteers are always so nice and it's a good way to run into someone you know but haven't seen in a long time and actually take a little time to visit with them. But, this Thrift store is a little different. It

{Mini Beach Trip}

Nothing like being "OFF DUTY" for three nights and two days at your Happy Place! The weather was beautiful and the beach wasn't crowded to my shock! I figured with school being out it would be packed. I went to the beach with intention of listening to the waves, feeling that cool beach breeze and reading a good book and that I did. Of course you can't go to the beach without a kite! My husband bought this kite last year before our family beach vacation and he has enjoyed it so much. I remember when he went on a search for the exact kind of kite that he wanted. Me, I would have bought a cheap $5 kite. NOPE....we had to have a kite that would fly to the moon! LOL! He washes that thing down after each use and stores it nice and neat in a cool spot until the next use. Just to tell you how serious the man is about his kite, I made a suggestion about letting one of the grands using it for kite day at school. Well, that was a big fat NO! Not his