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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 !

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What I'm loving today... all things white and boho

Happy summer day to you! it is a picture perfect clear blue skies day! I just had a wonderful lunch at one of my favorite Italian eateries up on Lake Michigan. The sky was cobalt blue and the few clouds that meandered by looked like they were painted with an artists brush, simply B*L*I*S*S*
So seeing summer is in full swing I thought I would share some things I am loving now! I love her simple look so beachy boho oh and I love the bike too! Simple and care free that is me! I'm loving all things white and vintage, makes me think how neat it would be to just sell everything I own and travel and be a gypsy. My husband and I always talk about how easy it would be for us to just be free spirits we are really into backpacking so we know how to live simple and pair down!
I am also loving these sandals how cute would they be with a ruffle boho skirt? I just love all the boho vintage and beachy things! I guess I'm a mix of all of them I love them all! throw on a boho ruffle skirt and grab your beach cruiser and go exploring for the day.
I'm also loving all these simple sweet little dresses
and of course you need a few little accessories, I L*O*V*E this purse! So there you have it my simple summertime pics. What are you loving today??? I'm off to a friends house to help her get her etsy shop up and running she asked me to model her tanks , I just love being around inspiring creative people, I love the energy,plus it's so nice to have supportive and encouraging friends I love you all and you know who you are! xoxo     S~                 

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Simple Beachy Garden Crafts

Happy Sunday! So I was just tinkering around and I love using things I already have laying around or giving new life to something old. So my husband re sided our garage last summer and I was just poking around the garage looking for something and I came across some of the old cedar shakes that were extras and I thought how cute would these be if I made little signs with them. Can't get much simpler than that. I just used some wood letters spray painted them turquoise and glued them on. And seeing my etsy shop is called beach house bliss I thought Bliss was cute! Simply Bliss that is how I feel when I am inspired by the beach and nature. So I was on a roll and thought that butterfly house I had hanging in my garden had seen better days so I gave it a little make over. The roof used to be yellow and with time and the elements it just lost its life. So I got out the turquoise paint and gave it new life, I also added the little starfish and shell. Now my once dilapidated little butterfly house now has new life!
Now for a simple classic summer salad...Caprese salad with pine nuts. Always a fav of mine in the summer. Fresh basil from my garden good vine ripe tomatoes a drizzle of evoo and balsamic buffalo mozz which I love and some pine nuts. Always a classic I never get tired of it all summer long. And aren't my new little plates cute! gotta love Target.

So speaking of summer ... I just got back from a wonderful trip visiting my sister in South Carolina so I thought I would share of few pics of one of my days at the beach.... How cute are these little beach chairs !!! The bright blue really pops on the beach especially on a sunny day! I can picture myself on one now reading a book or browsing threw Coastal Living :-)

And who doesn't love a tiki hut on the beach! This adorable little place is right on the beach in Hilton Head, they also have a sand volleyball court right in front of the tiki hut. Love sipping a cocktail there while watching some sand volleyball. And this lovely little hotel is right next door. So many cute beachy places and pretty things to look at, how can you not be Happy! Well those were just a few pics of my trip I will be posting more ... It's sunday and I am in relax mode so I will be heading over to the hammock with a book . What will you be doing on this sunday afternoon??? 
 Much love xoxo S~

Monday, June 20, 2011

Beach House Bliss Etsy Shop Is Officially Open !!!

Happy Monday ! I am so excited to say my etsy shop is officially open. I have been toying with the idea of a etsy shop for awhile and finally had the time to do it. My dream is to one day have a little shop or possibly an online shop with my sister. I guess this is the first step in that direction. I know etsy is small and there are a lot of other fish in the sea but... you have to start somewhere right? I am a ok with doing just that to start. I have so many ideas for things to put in my little beachy themed shop. So any who stop on over and check out Beach House Bliss I don't have much listed yet but these things take time! I will have photo cards, matted photography, vintage photo windows,  driftwood frames, citronella wine bottles with chalkboard messages and other beachy items. So take a peek and let me know what you think.

Sherry ~

Follow your heart and make your dreams come true!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cottage L*O*V*E and All things Old Town Bluffton SC

Hello and happy tuesday! I thought I would pop in and say hello... it's been awhile. I am so grateful I had the oppotunity to visit my sister and just simply rest my body and spirit. My days are started with coffee and breakfast out on the patio with a little bird watching, ok a lot of bird watching it is a birders paradise here! Sometimes I start my day with riding my bike to this adorable little eatery called the cottage. I just love it. Who doesn't love a little cottage eatery, it actually used to be a private residence which has been restored and turned into a fabulous little restaraunt with the most amazing food.

And how cute is the little seating area a happy little garden space which by the way is dog friendly :-)

All of these little places are located in the historic old town bluffton sc. I absolutely love it and I also love the fact that they have preserved all these old houses and have turned them into art galleries, eateries and even this adorable little wine bar. What more does a girl need??? I fell in love with Old Town the minute I laid eyes on it.

And how cute is this little outdoor bar it's called The Dispensary L*O*V*E it!

And if your heart so desires they even have a little B&B , just love the charm of the old south.

And if your heart fancies shopping , antiques or art they have that too...

Old town also has some amazing little secret cottages. I had so much fun just riding my bike around town dreaming and taking photos of the town and all it's southern charm. I had the most amazing day and I was all by myself, I don't often do that but I had the opportunity to spend the day with myself and my thoughts, it was a very GOOD day.

I came across this adorable old school cottage... I could so live there, my dream cottage would have turquosie shutters and a tin roof that will patina by the elements.

But then I could also live in this new school cottage too! Maybe a mix between old and new??? either way this girl does not need much to be happy just a simple little cottage with some trees to hang my hammock.

Another little secret cottage
on the banks of the may river bluffton, now this would be fabulous too... so many choices 

One last little place I found along my ride
Did someone say VINO??? after all that riding around it was time to have a little glass and reflect on my days discoveries and dreams.  

Last stop The Oyster factory on the may river, hope you enjoyed the little tour of old town bluffton, I enjoyed giving it. Have you found your little slice of paradise you can call our own??? I have! Hope you have an inspiring day... until next time

  Never ever ever give up on your DREAM!