Saturday, July 30, 2011

Relaxation is in the air....

The sun is shining....the water is sparkling....
time to regroup and relax.  

Happy to be home in time for Pink Saturday!
Have a wonderful weekend.


Joining up with Beverly at How Sweet the Sound



Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Ultimate Mermaid...

Happy Birthday to the 
ultimate mermaid...Shellebelle.  
Hope you have a fabulous day!



Linking up for a virtual birthday party 
with Loui at Mountain Mermaid



Saturday, July 23, 2011

I need a vacation...oh yes I do.

Is this an awesome summer photograph or what?  I found it on Coastal Living and it represents what I expect to be doing in a few weeks time.  After much thought, I've finally selected my upcoming vacation spot...The Cloister at Sea Island, Georgia.



I've never been there before...so I am really excited about my visit.  And I'm driving....which is even better because the last thing I wanted to do was get on a plane.  So I'm going to stop off on some fun little beachy seaside towns along the way.  I'll be driving north from South Florida so let me know if you have any recommendations to check out. 

Hope your having a great weekend!

Monday, July 18, 2011

The beauty of a Full Moon Party....

Hello Everyone.  I've been out of the mix for the last ten days....as I have been on the road for work.  And since I'm leaving again tomorrow....I figured I should do a quick post to share an amazing place that I visited this past weekend.  Isn't this an incredible shot?  It's at Pierre's...in Islamorada in The Florida Keys.  This past Friday...I was in The Keys for a brief work retreat and was able to attend a terrific dinner and the Full Moon Party at this wonderful resort.  And as you can see....there was a spectacular sunset overlooking The Gulf of Mexico.  This is one beautiful place...I highly recommend you stop by Pierre's on your next visit to The Florida Keys. 


Have you ever been to Pierre's Full Moon Party?
Hope you have been enjoying your summer.  Seems that I am traveling for the rest of the month...but then get to take a break for the month of August!!  I'm so excited about that. Hoping to get some time in the next few days to stop by and visit all of you...I've been missing my favorite blogs.  I feel so out of the loop.  


Have a wonderful evening!



Saturday, July 9, 2011

Loving Summer Coastal decor from Grandinroad...

It's been a crazy whirlwind week for me...with a big project at work combined with two back to back trips!   So I am going to be off line for a few days and will miss catching up with my favorite blogs...but I will be back by the end of the week...and look forward to read what everyone has been up to. 

So with that, I thought I'd share some pretty summer decor accessories from one of my favorites....Grandinroad.  If your a catalog lover like me...you have to check this one out.  It has wonderful offerings for your home.  


Hope you like my selections....
....Have a great week!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Incredible Inspiration for your summer coastal decor....

I first gazed upon this amazing coastal summer mantle from Finding Home about a month ago.  It literally took my breath away.  That's how much I love this creative masterpiece of mantle decor.  As soon as I discovered it, I've been trying to figure out how to duplicate this look in my house...even though I don't have a fireplace and therefore, much of a mantle.  

I still haven't figured out how to re-create this look...but have continuously re-visited this post - just for inspiration.  It really makes me so happy to study the closeup details....the mason jars, the branch and bottle, the starfish and urchins...I could go on and on.  

I was so inspired that I asked Laura, the author of Finding Home and the person behind this magnificent mantle if I could share it on my blog.  So onto the photographs....  



I hope you've been as inspired as I am.  Please go over 
and visit Finding Home to learn more 
about this amazing piece. 
Have a great week!


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

A Treasured Whelk....

I'm so excited that I arrived home today to a package that I've really been looking forward to receiving.   Last week, I saw an amazingly pretty whelk shell from Beautiful Details  that was featured on Completely Coastal's  weekly Coastal Mix - Summer Decorations and Inspirations...and just knew I had to have it in my house.



I'm a huge fan of Carol's amazing coastal inspired vintage bottles...and so I knew that I would love this special whelk. And I do.  Here it is in its new home....what a perfect match.  



So what do you think?  Isn't this a pretty special little seashell?

Linking up to:

My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
At The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Funky Junk Interiors Saturday Nite Special


And we have a winner.....

Hi Everyone...Hope you are having an amazing start to your holiday weekend.  I'm back from the week in NYC...and ready for some fun and relaxation.  Thought I would kick off the weekend announcing the winner of my Coastal Inspired Giveaway...


While there were 51 entries...I did the count at 49 as there were two extra duplicate comments...so the actual amount of entires was 49. And with that...we have a winner.  I"m happy to say that Della of Del's Shells is the lucky recipient of the red coral sculpture and assortment of shells.  

Hope you all have an amazing weekend!! 
Happy 4th of July! 

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