Friday, December 28, 2012

Vacation and a Linky Party


We've enjoyed a restful week, I hope that you have too!  We took this photo on Christmas Day while on one of the many walks we have taken this week on vacation. We have been on a few bike rides as well, trying to burn off some of the calories we have consumed this week. We are here with my mom and one of my brothers and his family. My sister in law is a very good cook and everything we have eaten has been delicious! But it must stop!!!! None of our clothes will fit when I get back home:)

Today I've linked up with Jennfer Rizzo's Fabulously Creative Friday Linky Party.  Maybe you would like to take a look?

Enjoy your day!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas on Anna Maria Island

Merry Christmas!

I hope that you all have a relaxing Christmas holiday with your loved ones. We are visiting Anna Maria Island this Christmas and I thought I'd share the beautiful coastal home we are staying in over the holidays. I brought the tree in the picture above with us, but forgot the extension cord:) The teens and young adults made some of the ornaments on Sunday using some of the tiny shells and sand from the beach here. I thought they would make nice souvenirs for them to take back home.

This house offers coastal living at its best! It is spacious and well equipped for large families, not to mention that it is beautifully decorated, but not to fussy. the house has a very relaxed comfortable feel. Anna Maria is a sweet little area with lots of great cottages and the cutest little shops and restaurants. So far we have enjoyed beautiful sunsets, a long walk on the beach( where we found lots of pretty little shells), a bike ride through this great little area and incredible sunsets. Click onto to Sato Real Estate Company's  to see more pictures of this beautiful house (even a virtual tour) and view lots of other cottages that are available for rent.

We are really enjoying our time here! I know the week is going to fly by! Again, Merry Christmas to you and yours!


Thursday, December 20, 2012

More Nautical/Coastal Christmas Decor

Happy December 20th!

How is everyone doing with their Christmas doings?  I am ready, or at least I think I am. :)  Today I wanted to share the last of my Christmas decorations with you. Hopefully these last few pictures will show how the decor looks together.




It's not the traditional red and green, but festive.  We have really enjoyed sitting by the tree at night, or maybe I should say we have really enjoyed being home a little more to enjoy sitting by the tree:)  I hope that you all have had some time like that too.


Monday, December 17, 2012

Praying for Healing...

It's been a tough weekend thinking of the tremendous loss suffered by the families and the community of  Newtown,  Connecticut.  I continue to pray for healing for them during this very difficult time.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tis the season!


Tis the season, so I thought I'd share some more of our nautical/coastal decor. Hope you all are having a good week:)


Friday, December 7, 2012

More Coastal Themed Christmas Decor

Good Morning,

Here is a little more of our nautical/coastal themed Christmas decor.  I hope you all have some time this weekend to enjoy the season! Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A nautical theme this year

Happy Thursday Everyone!

I've been decorating for Christmas and thought I'd share my tree with you. I have used all of my vintage shiny bright ornaments the past two years, but decided to go with a more nautical beachy look this year.  What are y'all doing this year?

Monday, November 26, 2012

Our Guest Room

Hi Everyone,

I hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving! We spent time here at the beach with lots of family and it was great! It's been so long since my last post, I can't believe how fast time goes by. Anyway, I was looking at some pictures on my phone the other day and came across these pictures of our guest room and thought I would share them with you today.

The vintage look iron bed is filled with  lots of comfy linens.

 Vintage treasures fill the room.

A few coastal accessories  were added too.

There is even a place to hang beach  towels and bags.

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by! I'll be talking to you soon:)




Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Barn Light Electric Giveaway!

Hi Everyone!

Hope you all are having a great summer! We are relaxing here at the beach. I have been enjoying catching up on all my favorite blogs and have been spending some time on PINTEREST, one of my new favorites! I was on there this morning and came across this, I couldn't resist! I had to participate! Hope you will too! Take a look!

Barn Light Electric $1000 GIVEAWAY!!!!


If I won this would be my first choice! We need new lights for outside, the salt air has taken a toll on our existing ones! I just love this one!

Barn Light "The Outback" 12" to 27" Warehouse Shade




This is my second choice, I've admired it for quite some time! I love the color and have it pinned on Pinterest.

Ivanhoe™ Dino 12" Warehouse Porcelain Pendant 


But even if you don't win first prize, second and third are pretty great, too!

2nd place - $500 gift certificate
3rd place - $250 gift certificate

                          What a great giveaway!!!! Hope you will enter!
                       Have a great day!

How to Enter:
  1. Look around online at Barn Light Electric and pick lights you’d love to own
  2. Feature your lighting picks on your personal blog, and link to the lights if you can!
  3. Copy/Paste these rules at the bottom of your blog article so others can enter
  4. Once your personal article is up, you must email your blog link to be qualified to win. The contest ends Monday, July 2nd, 2012
  5. Don’t have a blog? Find out how you can enter by reading the Official Rule