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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 !

Monday, May 30, 2011

Beach House Bliss Etsy Shop Coming Soon!

Hello and Happy Memorial day! I am in sheer bliss our weather here is simply perfect! nice and hot just how I like it. So I have been busy setting up an etsy shop, I have to say I am so excited! My shop will have a little bit of everything from beach photography, photo cards, Memo boards,and I have been working on sea glass belt buckles, still doing some tweaking on those but I am very close to getting them where I like them. I have been doing a lot of sousearching and have come to realize I need a change in my life and I am heading in a new direction not exactly sure where I am going but I have to say I am making changes to make me HAPPY! I have been so inspired buy the beach, nature and all things organic it makes me super happy. I have really been listening to my heart and what makes ME happy.So I just wanted to pop in and let you all know that I am getting very close to opening my etsy shop. Do you like my shop banner? So please check back my shop will be open soon! Hope you have a great rest of your weekend. I am off to work on my shop.

remember to... relax, slow down and follow your own path to HAPPINESS.


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sea Glass Belt Buckle

 Happy Sunday ! just wanted to pop in with a quick little post. We went for a beautiful bike ride this morning around a local lake in Michigan. On our ride we saw these cute little sail boats! that put a big smile on  my face. The first part  of our weekend was pretty crummy but today makes up for it. I was in sheer bliss on our ride around the lake. Birds were happily singing and people were all out buzzing  around their cute little cottages planting flowers and getting their boats ready for memorial day. I couldn't be happier today. What have you been up to on this beautiful pre summer day??? I have been really been inspired lately to be creative I feel like my juices are flowing... I have been learning the art of pmc clay and have really been enjoying. I recently made this seaglass belt buckle, I absolutely love how it turned out. I am working on some more to a. I have lots of ideas for more buckles so stay tuned. friend who is teaching me pmc has her own etsy so pop on over and take a peak shop she is a wonderful source of inspiration and her work is beautiful. Studio 422.
Well I am off to work on some more photo cards hope you all have a wonderful week. What has inspired you lately ???

Listen to your heart  follow your own path to happiness and always believe in yourself, You have a voice make it heard!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Beachy Photo Project

Yippee we finally had a day above 70 degrees! I was in sheer bliss today. Came home and made a yummy shrimp tofu salad and had dinner al fresco with my hubby tonight under the twinkle lighted arbor! I couldn't be HAPPIER. So we completely gutted our sunroom so naturally I needed to make it cute and beachy. So I made these super simple beachy framed letters.
Just take some beach inspired photos and buy some inexpensive wood frames and paint them white and scuff them up. It doesn't get any easier than that. I absolutely love how they turned out. I am working on the rest of the new beachy decor for the room, when I get it all finished I will post pics of the finished sunroom. I am so happy with my new beachy cottage sunroom. So this is me being dorky in my hammock I just love swaying in the hammock, it makes me dream of warm days on the ocean. I hope you have your own special place you can retreat to and dream and collect your thoughts... You have to follow your own path to happiness and find happiness in each and every day. I hope you have a good rest of your week. It looks like our weather is finally shaping up. I am off with a glass of vino heading back over to the hammock :-)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Springtime Happiness

Happy tuesday !!! So today was kind of dreary and cold and to be honest I just don't know how much more of this dreary weather my soul can take... I had an ok day nothing special just a ordinary day work day , kind of day where you sit at your job and look out the window and hope for a ray of sunshine a glimmer of warm summer days to come... so no sunshine here today I am sad to say. So when I got home I was happily greeted with these happy little lilacs and I thought to myself here is your sunshine today! You just have to find sunshine in all the beautiful things around YOU!

You know what else makes me happy? the ocean so when it's dreary here and I am feeling a little blue I just look at at all my happy beach pictures and I imagine myself on the ocean drifting along the beach collecting my thoughts! Voila I am instantly snapped out of my funk !
I hope you are having a good week. I am off to pour a glass of wine and relax by the chiminea with hopes of warm summer days to come... Until we meet again have a wonderful rest of the week. I have more little projects I am working on so I will post pics when they are done. So many ideas so little time, my creative juices have been a flowin!