Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Aahhh....Relaxing Weekend At The Beach!

There is
nothing like spending a relaxing Memorial Day weekend at the beach to renew your soul, belly size and {in my case} creative juices.

My son is quite lucky to have both sets of grandparents living in Florida. This past holiday weekend was spent on the white sandy beaches of the Florida Panhandle with Nana and Grandpa and the weather could not have been better.

Like most families where toddlers are members, everything is more interesting, tastier and messier at Nana's house.

My mother makes the most amazing chocolate dipped coconut macaroons you have ever tasted, just ask this little quality control manager. We affectionately call these little pieces-o-gold "Nanceroons" since her name is Nancy. I have been trying to talk her into opening her own Etsy shop where she could sell them, even created the storefront.

Sadly, for the general public who is now left with tasteless macaroons, she has decided she "likes" her retired life just the way it is. Can you imagine?

If you would like to experience the Nanceroon taste sensation, send her a "convo" through Etsy and tell her to stop the MADNESS! Enough with her long walks on the beach with her beloved and doing whatever she wants - whenever she wants. Get in the kitchen and bake up some Nanceroons, her public awaits her!

EAR BANDITS are a must have for any child who has had tubes put into their ears. After countless ear infections this past winter, we had the simple procedure done in December. Once the tubes are in place, it's important that water does not get into the ears. What? how in the heck is that supposed to happen when you have an active child who loves the water? Then I found Ear Bandits. They allowed this cutie to enjoy the beach instead of sitting on the sidelines. It's a simple 2 piece system consisting of little silicone pieces you squish into the ears, like molding clay. Then this rather stylish headband keeps them in place. They come in several sizes and are sold in many places.
What's a vacation without a little creative inspiration? Since my active mind never seems to stop, I get inspired for new card designs by just about anything colorfully appealing. In this case my mom's rug in her Florida room, I just love the sherbet colors stripes and dots all together.
Compulsively, I pulled out my laptop and started banging away and suddenly I have what is now known as my Pixie Stix collection.
First up is the "All Occasion" or you could say All Purpose card collection and you can get this cute set at my store, Inkspot Workshop. You get 12 cards, 3 of each greeting; Congratulations, Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary and Thank You. Now you won't be caught off guard when you need a card in a jiffy!

Next are these juicy little cuties! They make stylish personalized notecards or thank you's.

In fact they came out so darn cute {if I don't say so myself} they would make truly memorable Save The Date cards.

Thought I'd leave you with this special picture of Nathan sharing a tender moment with his Nana.
Hope you all had a chance to enjoy your families over the holiday weekend and took a moment to give remembrance to those who have made it possible for us to live our lives FREELY!


Regal Beads said...

ahh, what a lovely weekend! I love the panhandle, it's so beautiful!

Beat Black said...

so cute, im glad you had such a good time. that last picture is too sweet

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