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Born a mid western girl but an ocean girl at heart! My soul belongs to the sea....I am obsessed with the color TURQUOISE and all things beachy. I love nature, the outdoors, dogs,cooking,wine,art backpacking, cycling and reading. I also have a passion for photography and I absolutely love photographing the beach that is where my soul is happiest.! I hope you enjoy following me and my adventures so welcome to my blog, I hope you are inspired. HAPPY BLOGGING !

Friday, February 27, 2009

Is spring ever going to rear it's pretty little head???

Well by now everyone is tired of hearing me complain about this awful winter we are having, it has been the longest hardest winter I think I can ever remember. Everyone has to be crawling the walls right now, even if you are ok with winter you have to admit these dark cold days have to be wearing on your soul.So is spring on the way? Now we have been experiencing more bird activity and even the light levels have improved but..... for some reason mother nature is putting us through a mental test of our minds and spirits. I am longing for that first bud to open on the trees, the first warm spring rain and the little daffodil that decides to rear it's pretty little head. Spring is a beautiful rebirthing of the planet. Somehow after all of winters harshness one day spring arrives with all it's glory and announces itself so proudly.

It always amazes me how the planet lies dormant for so long and somehow it finds a way to regenerate itself, it's just too bad that it takes such a toll on our body and spirits. Maybe that is mother natures way of making us appreciate the good things that we have. So until I breathe in that first breath of fresh spring air I will continue to dream about places I have yet to explore on my life's journey. I have added a new place on my list of places to explore it's a little Greek island by the name of Santorini... enjoy the pics and imagine yourself sipping a cocktail while breathing the salty sea air.
Salut ~

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Martini Party 2009

Ok so I am a wine girl at heart but... everyone once in awhile I fancy a martini. So Sara had a martini party and we all brought our favorite martini mixes to sample. We had appletinis, chocolatetinis, pomatinis, blue-raspberrytinis, and many more tinis.... The food was decadent, there was great energy in the air and the martinis were shaken and flowing oh so perfectly. So after many martinis we put on some music and did what girls do best we danced til our hearts content. What a great way to just let yourself be free and forget about all of life's stresses.

There is something ehxilarating about just letting your guard down and just being you! Life has a way of making us forget about who we really are and what truly makes us happy. We get so focused on doing and saying the right things all the time that somehow along the way we forget to just have FUN. So take some time to appreciate and love your true self. Get out of your comfort zone and take a chance in life you may be pleasantly surprised where it will take you! Cheers!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Love in the most unusual places ....

This heart was discovered by my friend Stefanie after her mom passed away. It is quite an amazing thing the power of love. One day Stefanie walked outside her house and found that the snow had melted and left the shape of a heart. She believes this was from her mother who had recently passed away. Stefanie and her mom were so close they shared an amazing bond. One can only wish for such an amazing relationship that they shared. I thought this story should be shared with everyone because it so so inspiring and it shows that love comes when you least expect it.

Love is a powerful thing it knows no boundaries and it is always unconditional. Love is always there waiting to be embraced. So in your day to day life try and appreciate the good things , love comes in many forms , sometimes in the form of friendship and sometimes in a simple gesture of kindness. Love is not prejudice or judgmental, it is just simple... So today tell someone you love how much they are appreciated & loved whether it is your dog, your sister your husband or friend ! I love you family & friends have a heart filled day of LOVE

Sunday, February 8, 2009