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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, April 11, 2011

Drift Wood Candle Holder & Spring

 So we had a beautiful spring weekend here in the midwest! We reached 80 degrees woo hoo! I had so much energy I spent the whole weekend buzzing around the house and yard just tinkering away. The fish and frogs are finally getting active in my pond. So the pond doesn't look so great this time of year but I always like to post the before and after of the pond, it is quite a transformation. Spring is so exciting especially after a good rain , I love the smell , I think it intensifies all the other spring time smells. So remember this pic of my pond and stay tuned for when it is in full swing.I will post more pics when everything is happily a bloom :-)
 Look at Mr. Frog he happily greeted me with his presence this weekend. He even started up his croaking ! I think spring is has finally sprung ! So in honor of spring and the spring rain I went out and picked up these rain boots, I think they are just so happy, cute and practical! They are perfect for tinkering in the garden and pond.
 Speaking of happy things when I walked out into my alley these happy little daffodils were just waiting to say hello. I just love spring flowers. Take time to notice the small things in life, for it's the small things that so enrich our lives. So now onto one of my little projects .... Driftwood  I recently went to South Carolina to visit my sister and we made a trip to Hunting Island State Park and let me tell you I found a truck load of driftwood. You would have thought I hit the lottery that is how excited I was!!! I am telling you the possibilities are endless for craft projects with drift wood.
I just glued some drift wood to a vase I already had and threw in some seaglass and a candle that's it, it doesn't get much more simple than that. I have some other ideas for all this drift wood too... stay tuned I will post pics . I hope you had a great weekend and were able to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather. My heart was so HAPPY let's just hope it's here to stay!

"All through the long winter, I dream of my garden.
On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth.
I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar."
-- Helen Hayes