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St. Augustine

I finally downloaded all the pictures from my camera! Here are some of my favorite St. Augustine photos.

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I thought this little guy was about as cute as a tortoise could get, he wasn’t nearly as enthusiastic about me. He gave me about two minutes to get some pictures and then he meandered back into the dunes.

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It’s hard to believe that this time last week I was having breakfast with my extended family with the beach right off the back porch. My dad’s family has been gathering at the beach one week every summer for as long as I’ve been alive. Every time I sink my toes into the beautiful powdery sand it feels like I never left.

Friday Link Love

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Another week gone and it finally hit me this week that 2013 is more than half over? Where did all the time go? I mean the work weeks still feel really long, but trips, plans and milestones are flying by faster than I can download the photos from my camera. That being said I am really looking forward to St. Augustine not this weekend, but next. My dad’s family has been meeting there once a year since before I was born. I can almost feel the powdery white sand between my toes…packing and reminiscing later, now to the links!

A great flower basket DIY for sprucing up your bicycle for summer.

After seeing this cute little photo spread I am very interested on getting my hands on some gooseberries.

With my mini beach vacation only  few weeks away I am considering picking up  a few beachy items to put around the house.

To fight the humidity here are 5 natural home remedies for frizzy hair.

Lusting after the sweet little perfume locket from Strange Woman.

And lastly, I would love love LOVE to take this textile printing class.

Image from here.

I need a cool breeze

Uuuuuggggghhhhh, it is so gross outside! It’s hot and sticky and walking around feels more like swimming. What I wouldn’t give for a cool breeze! When I looked through these pictures all I could think was how much I would love to be on an overcast breeze with the wind blowing.  I wouldn’t even mind the salt spray.

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Andy and I had a wonderful time in St. Pete. The baby shower was a hit and it great catching up with some of my college friends. One of those happy/sad moment’s.  It’s nice to see everyone, but it still seems weird to only see them once or twice a year when I used to see them almost every day. Oh well, just another one of the “growing up” things I guess.

Images from Lane.

DIY Embroidered Sunglasses

Here I sit, on the up side of a truly horrendous tax season. I made it, everything that needed to happen happened, and the phone has finally stopped ringing, and oh my goodness am I looking forward to going home on time today. I have the Walk Off the Earth song Summer Vibe going on repeat and I am mentally making these glasses to take on our yearly beach trip at the end of the summer.

You’ll need:

Start by drawing out a pattern – feel free to copy mine! Each cross stitch has four holes, forming a square, so the pattern will look like a grid. Color coding the stitches helps develop the pattern. After the pattern is drawn out on piece of paper, copy the pattern with a felt tip marker on the sunglasses. Nail polish remover will remove any mistakes.

Use the hand held drill or Dremel to drill the holes. To prevent skidding or scratching, place the tip of the drill bit on top of the marked area before turning on the drill. Place a good amount of pressure for a clean drill. Once all the holes are drilled, clean off any leftover marks with a paper towel and nail polish remover.

Thread the needle with embroidery floss – make sure the head of the needle is small enough to fit through the holes. Tie a double knot at the end of the floss and snip off any excess. Thread the floss through the holes, following the pattern. Start from the upper left corner down to the lower right corner and then from the upper left corner down to the lower right corner, forming an X. Start the next stitch so it uses two of the same holes as the previous.

Finish off the color with a double knot on the backside.

Continue cross stitching with the second color and then the third color.

Repeat on the other side.

Voila, embroidered sunnies complete!

Images and tutorial by HonestlyWTF

Crescent Beach

So I seem to be experiencing a post vacation flu.  I’ve spent most of my day trying to sleep, but my furry helpers decided I needed to be awake. So here I sit, on the couch watching reruns and wishing I was back at the beach.

My family has been coming to Crescent Beach for years. Every time I step back out on to that powdery white sand, it feel like I never left. I may not do so well in direct sunlight (sunburn in less that 10 minutes), but at sunrise and sunset there is very few places that i’d rather be.