Wednesday, March 16, 2011

St. Patrick's Day

Good morning people. Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, the greatest day of the year.

It is also my Birthday which is why I am posting this today. I have wonderful employers who are giving me the day off to enjoy with Husband and my family. So I will not be blogging tomorrow but hopefully I will be enjoying the sun, some green beer and perhaps see this channel turn green!

This is Channelside. I have never seen a green body of water. I think we should check this out.

I hope you all enjoy the holiday tomorrow and be safe of course!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Strawberry Festival 2011

Hey folks! Hope your weekend was enjoyable. Ours definitely was.
We had great weather for the last day of the Plant City Strawberry Festival.

We went with our friends Matt and Sarah. And we tried as much greasy food as we could handle!

First - fried cheese.

Not too bad but not too great either...

Matt and Sarah pose for the camera.

Then we caught the pig races. I don't know why but it's pretty hilarious to watch pigs race.

These guys were pretty cute.

There they go...
And the pot bellied pigs were the last to race.
Don't be fooled here people...they were taking their time for sure.

Kevin and I picked #1 as the winner before the "race" started. He really looked like he would be first until the very last second, when #2 trotted right past him to the finish line. Personally I feel that the race was rigged.

Husband, Sarah, Matt.

We also decided it was about time to try the Krispy Kreme Burger.

As you can see - there is nothing that is not completely delicious included in this burger.

Husband added the fried egg option. And why not? If you're gonna eat this kind of heart attack special, you may as well go all the way.

I think he is praying that this burger doesn't destroy his heart.

Then we went to see the cows. They were being judged on their breeding qualities.

Last, we had to try to win a fish.
Matt and Sarah really gave it their all.

And they won 4 fish!

I won 1 fish... but he is a good one. I can feel it!

So, we had a great time at the fair as usual. We saw lots of interesting people and things. We ate awesome chocolate covered strawberries and we bought a flat of them on out way out. I'm so happy to be a Floridian.

Have a great Monday everybody!

Friday, March 11, 2011

New Items for Sale

OK these flowers aren't for sale but aren't they pretty?
We recently bought them for our house guests and they still look so beautiful. They do make me sneeze but I don't care - they smell so good!

But these are for sale:

This is a Black Abalone Nightlight

A White Scallop Nightlight with a Sanibel Starfish.

A Mushroom Coral Nightlight.

And a Sanibel Cockel Nightlight.

These items, and MORE, are all Listed on my Etsy site .

Thanks for looking ya'll. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Caladesi Finds

OK not the greatest pictures but I think you can still see a bit of what we wound over the weekend.

In addition to these beautiful shells, we found a sea urchin, sand dollar and a strange looking fish. I have to get it out of the garage and show you all because I have never seen anything like it. We also came across lots of horseshoe crabs as we always do in that area.

Enjoy shell lovers!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Caladesi with the Yonfa's

Hey there! What a fabulous weekend we had. I hope yours was the same.
Our friends came to visit us all the way from Orlando!

Carolyn thought it would be nice to kayak and guess what...we totally agreed.
We took them to one of our favorite spots.

The weather was a little iffy when we headed out in the morning. Windy and cloudy is not good kayaking weather.
But it cleared up about 30 min after we got out there and it turned into a gorgeous day.

There is a little lagoon-like area that was full of shells for us to pick up.

Ugh, the water was so beautiful but still too cold for us Floridians to splash around in.

I found a crab who got bleached out by the sun.

Lots of fighting conchs were there as usual. They are all so beautiful to me.

The boys.
Lots of birds were hanging out.

And their foot prints were in the sand.

Husband and I on our way back in.

What a nice day we had. I want to be there as much as possible!

Before our friends hit the road, we walked and fished behind our apartment.

Thanks for visiting us Yonfas. We had a blast....come back soon!!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Everything Wreath

I made a new wreath. I was inspired by some beautiful items I saw at the St. Pete Shell Show this past weekend.

This wreath has a bit of everything - mostly found on Sanibel Island, a few shells from Honeymoon Island and just a couple that were purchased ;)

Annual Juicing

Every year we are fortunate enough to get fresh citrus from Husband's grandparents. This year it was plenty of oranges and lemons.
The other day I squeezed up the oranges which made some very delicious and sweet orange juice.

Tomorrow I will make lemonade and lemon cookies with the lemons...hopefully.

I always use my grandmother's juicer.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Backyard Trip

Husband and I took a quick kayaking trip on Sunday afternoon right in our backyard.
The weather has been so nice lately, we really wanted to get out on the water.

We launched about 2 miles from our house off of the Courtney Campbell Causeway.

We did a little fishing but we had no live bait. We caught nothing!
I'm starting to think I may be bad luck.

It was still nice to be out there. I can't wait to go again. Hope your weekend was superb!