Saturday, March 17, 2012

Boating the St. John's River

Cruise Ship...I Think I'll Pass


Condos on the River

Jacksonville Landing

Pirate Ship

 What a beautiful day!

I grew up on an island, but I never really thought twice about all the water. Boating wasn't such a big deal to the inlander Islanders...a boat was never on my radar.

Apparently, it's been on my husband's for many years and we're really enjoying our boat...

Though I no longer live on an island, we do live by lots and lots of water! Our home isn't far from the St. John's River, so we're able to enjoy the water, especially now that the weather is turning very warm.

 I love being out on the boat, especially with my two guys... my husband and our son. Today, we cruised along a part of the river we've never been before.

The water was calm and the sky was a beautiful blue, with gigantic puffy clouds. Basking under the warm sun was lovely and I must say, my farmer's tan is coming along quite nicely...don't be jealous!

We're looking forward to our next outing...

Why don't you join us?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Shoe Story

I went shopping this afternoon.

I didn't find any tops that swept me off my feet.

But I did find some shoes that swept me off my feet...

Aren't they cute????

A pair in white....

And a pair in denim.

Perfect for summer...

Now I need a black pair of shoes and I'll be set for a few weeks.

Just kidding.

And I am so happy that this year, I've found my shoes early!

Espadrilles...they make me so happy!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Oh, my!

Eyelash curlers, in assorted colors!

Love them. I once had an eyelash curler that hung around for 20 years. Truth-be-told, I might still be using it! I'm frugal that way.

But THESE...these took my breath away!

I really, really think that I must buy one of pretty!

And one's eyelashes can never have too much curl.

I am, afterall, an '80's girl!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Poi Meets Boy

Like all mothers, I spent many years and loads of energy teaching our son the dangers of fire....

I'd say, "Whatever you do, DON'T play with fire!"

He promised me he wouldn't!!!

I dire warnings fell on deaf ears.

My nineteen year-old baby rebelled and ordered fire poi.

 He plays with fire. With lots of fire. Hot fire.

Fire-y fire.

Yellow. Hot. Intense.

Thankfully, there's a pool a few feet away from where he spins it.

Until recently, his father and I were unaware he plays with fire.

We know now!

You're asking yourself, "How in the world can she keep herself from running over and blowing that poi out?"

I've tried, it's not a pretty site! Not to mention my hair would go up in flames...

I pray...I pray a LOT!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

These are my first dolls.

I am having such a blast with these dolls! I love coordinating the fabrics, sewing the dresses, ironing the dresses...I think these are the little girls I never had!

The pattern for the dolls were purchased from Retro was the pattern for their sweet little dresses. Which are reversible, by the way. So she really has two little dresses. There's also a pattern for a little cape, but I haven't tried that yet. Maybe soon...I want to make a few more dolls and list them on Etsy.

These girls are available for purchase, if anyone is interested. Their little faces are embroidered and their dresses are made from lovely, durable fabric. The hair and shoes are constructed of wool felt...

My favorite thing about this dolly is that she's so old-fashioned. She's a perfect, wholesome companion for a little girl.

It's going to be sad letting go of these darlings...I've so enjoyed looking at them spending time together in the family rocking chair!
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