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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

{Happy Sunday}

Happy Sunday afternoon to all. I actually started this post yesterday but life happens so at least my pictures were saved. I hope that you all enjoyed a sweet time celebrating the men in your life on this wonderful Father's Day. We have had a lovely day with the kids and grands at my oldest daughter's home. 




I spent a day at the beach this past week with these girls. The sound of the ocean and salt air was surely soothing to my soul.
One day last week I decided to do a little beach theme for my dining table so then I began to crave the sounds of the ocean. 



"Smell the sea and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly"...Van Morrison

Met up with two friends from grade school and it was nice to see them again. We met under sad circumstances as we were all attending a funeral but it was nice to visit with these ladies. 


My yoga class is hosting a "family day" once a week through the summer months so I was thrilled that two of my grands could join me. Sure makes a Nana smile big. 


One of the ladies in my class brought us lemon grass. There are so many things you can do with lemon grass but due to lack of time and jars I decided to simply whip up some lemon grass flavored water to mix with some other essential oils for my diffuser. The smell is just heavenly. 

We got a late start on planting our squash and cucumbers this season but I noticed yesterday that I have some baby squash. YAY! Nothing like fresh veggies.

As I was sitting in my little home office typing this blog post I looked over and was reminded of something that maybe one of you, just like me, needed to be reminded of today as well. 


I hope that you all have a wonderful week filled with sweet blessings, 
Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  1. Excellent reminder. ☺️ After seeing your beach pictures and your beachy table setting, I'm pretty sure that I need a day at the ocean, too.

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    1. Thanks Vee. Girl, the beach is so refreshing to my soul and often I find it a place to gather my thoughts and clear my head. Of course that ocean air is good for clearing the head too! LOL!

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  2. I used to buy lemon grass often and use it for tea but somehow got out of the habit.
    I hope your hubby had a great Fathers Day. Looks nice and warm out your way. It was cold and raining again here but I have high hopes of sunshine next week!!

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    1. GM, the humidity has been horrible to be honest. The temps are rising and summer time in Florida in truly here!

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  3. Looks like a nice week, and I love your beachy tablescape! The centerpiece especially, very cute and creative!
    Jenna

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  4. What a delightful and happy post, except for the funeral of a friend, but even there you got to meet with special friends. So wonderful that you can spend a day at the beach with your pretty young ladies and have some fresh air and sand and surf to make you smile. Your table makes me smile too. And that lemongrass idea sounds really sweet. I wonder what it smells like? You are so full of good ideas...I wish I could follow you around and take notes. LOL. I don't know if I have the energy you have, however. But you do bring smiles to all of us. Thank you and God bless you dear friend.

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    1. Pam, you would enjoy the smell of lemongrass as it's so refreshing. I love to make lemongrass tea too. Hot or cold. But right now I am smelling the aroma mixed with some peppermint oil in my diffuser and it's heavenly.

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  5. Love your beach theme table setting!

    I used to dislike lemongrass, but it's grown on me. So now I enjoy drinking it in herbal teas!

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    1. Thank you Margie. I am smelling some of the lemon grass in my diffuser right now. Love it!

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  6. I’m so sorry about your friend’s funeral, but it’s always nice to see old friends. Your table looks so pretty. I’d love to spend the day at the beach. It’s been so long since I’ve been. Enjoy those veggies and your lemongrass. Have a great week, Cindy! Blessings!

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    1. Thanks Kitty. She was 73 and had full blown dementia. So very sad.

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  7. Lovely beach photographs and I do like the beach theme table setting too.
    Have a great week.

    All the best Jan

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  8. I am so envious that you have that beautiful beach and ocean behind you. Looks wonderful. Love your table setting too. Hope your guys all had a great Father's Day. xoxo Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris. We celebrated birthday and one of my SIL birthday. It was a nice day.

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  9. There's nothing like the beach! Your tablescapes are always so pretty!! How fun to take yoga with your grands. It's always nice catching up with old friends, even if the circumstances aren't the best. I've never seen lemon grass in person, that is so cool that you got a big bunch to make things with!

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  10. Loving your tablescape, so beachy and summery! Meeting up with friends from school is always fun, just sorry it was at a funeral.

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  11. Beautiful photos! I love the beach scenes. I've got beach fever, but it will be September before I can get down to Florida! Love your table scapes!

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  12. Looks like you had a blessed week - day at the beach with family, a visit with friends, exercise, fresh produce (growing) and a beautiful message from God. What more does a lady need? Wishing you another delightful week in the world of retirement! Zenda

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  13. that beachy table ... so warm and welcoming.

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  14. Happy first day of summer, Cindy. How wonderful that you were able to have a beach day with your girls. I love the beach tablescape, it makes me want to smell the salt air and hear the waves crash against the beach. Thank you for providing smiles this morning!

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  15. Thank you for taking us to the beach. I don't get there often enough, so I go vicariously through you every summer. I am keeping you and your family members' health in prayer.

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  16. Cindy,
    Thanks so much for stopping by!! I love your Sea Tablescape!! So pretty!!
    Love your dishes!! So pretty!! Great pictures of your family as always!! Love seeing all of them!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  17. Visiting your blog is like visiting a friend. I've missed you and glad to be able to stop by and catch up. Your grands are growing! And so pretty. Thanks for visiting me, to.

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  18. Oh! Seeing you all at the beach made me so homesick to go! There is nothing in the world like sitting by the ocean hearing the waves splash. I miss our times going to Myrtle Beach when we lived in SC, but maybe one day the Lord will make a way for us to go back. He is surely so faithful! I loved seeing the wonderful photos of your happy times together. May the Lord continue to bless you and your sweet family. Sending love and hugs your way, sweet friend. :)

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So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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