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things1If you remember from this post, we went to Ron Jon Surf Shop in Florida, and found this quite appropriate sign for our home.  We got a good laugh with it.  After all, my husband is a surfer.  If you don’t know the surfer etiquette, they tend to only like their “local” folk in their water.  Whatever.  Men.

thingsThis is our second batch of stickygrams, and we love them.  They make great gifts, and they’re also such a great conversation piece.  Who doesn’t like looking at somebody else’s photos. It’s such a great concept, and so easy to do.  The link for them is on the sidebar of our homepage.  I love being able to look back at fun times with family and friends.

things3Sorry about the wrinkles, I literallyJUST pulled this awesome new sweater out of the bag.  I love it!  I can throw it on with yoga pants, or with jeans, and it instantly makes an outfit cute.  I’m so excited for sweater season.  Please, get here, fast!

flowerthings1Yes, I am excited for sweater season, but I am sad to see tulips go.  I found these at Trader Joe’s the other day and grabbed them, knowing that they are probably the last for a while.  Don’t you just love tulips?  They make a home happy and colorful.

things2Music is our happiness!  We play it all day, everyday.  Currently we are on the look out for a record cabinet.  What we use now, we are outgrowing, because our collection is growing.  This record player has been a good investment, not a huge one, but worth every penny.  If you’re looking for a good, affordable record player, try this crosley one, we love ours!

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

 

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Weekly pins

Pinterest happens to be my new favorite thing.  I was really into it when it first came out, then I completely got off of it, then I rejoined.  I’m on at least once or twice a day.  I love it!  There are so many ideas, recipes, fashions, and anything else that pops into my head that day to search for.  Here are my favorite pinning’s for this week.  All of my pins can be found here, if you’d like to follow along.

Have a fabulous weekend!

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Melbourne Beach, florida

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Hello!  We are in Melbourne Beach, Florida.  Melbourne Beach, is one of the oldest beaches in Florida.  We are loving it! Everyone is so friendly, and the weather has been beautiful, hot, but beautiful.  The ocean and the sand color are so different from our beach in Santa Barbara.  The ocean is very green, with a touch of blue, and the sand is white.

I was here for one week before the hubby came down to meet me, and now that he is here, we have been exploring everywhere and everything.  One of the things that I love about Dave, is that he is so adventurous, and gets me out to be more adventurous.  Melbourne and Melbourne Beach are both very small communities, and tight communities, where everyone seems to know each other.  I like that.  Also, very clean, I like that even more.  We’ve had some great food, good laughs, and have met some amazing people.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

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mb1^^^This place was by far my favorite.  The people that work here have the best energy and could not be any nicer^^^

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simple photography

Have you ever accidentally come across an artist and happened to love every one of their photos or prints?!  I have and I did. His name is Max Wanger.  The guy is amazing.  We currently have our eye on one in particular.  I love his modern-day approach to simple photography.   Check his shop out.  Right now they are offering 15% off, just enter SPLASH at checkout.

Here are a few of my favorites.  The first one is the one we have our eye on.

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^^^All photography and prints by Max Wanger^^^

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currently noshing…

 

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Figs happen to be my new favorite thing lately.  I was pretty sure when a girlfriend of mine handed me one, I wasn’t going to like it.  I remember my parents eating them when I was little (Italians are big on figs), and yuck, I did not like them. But, she insisted, and I have to be honest, she’s my Persian friend, who happens to make me try lots of strange foods, which I usually end up liking, so I tried the fig, and loved it!

Figs are one of the healthiest fruit you can eat.  They have lots of fiber, potassium, manganese and vitamin b6.  The health benefits are; lowers blood pressure, helps protect against breast cancer, insulin lowering leaf in diabetes, bone density promoter, and much more.

I found good, organic figs at Trader Joe’s.  You should try them, I think you may like them.  They’re so sweet and juicy.  I’m off to go find some yummy fig recipes.  Share some if you have any, please!

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something pretty

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Have you seen these gorgeous bags?  They are by Baggu.  I love this line.  We use their reusable tote bags for the grocery store and the beach.  They also have gorgeous leather tote bags.  They are just plain and simple bags that you can use for everyday uses.  Also, their prices are very reasonable.  Something cute and reasonable, I’ll take it!

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Ojai

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We’ve been on some adventures over here lately.  My mom is in town, and we pretty much haven’t stopped once.  Hubby has been working, as usual, and we have been cruising up and down the coast, and through the mountains.  The other day we decided to go to Ojai.  I love that place!  So did she.  I’ve been wanting to check out the Ojai Rancho Inn.  The place reminds me of something country/Indie, if you can only imagine.  That combination is right up my alley, and I’m looking forward to staying there, soon.  We also had lunch at one of my favorite spots, The Farmer and The Cook, which is an all organic farm-cafe marketplace.  If you’re ever in the area, stop by and at least try their smoothies, they are amazing!

Things may get a little slow around here in the coming months.  Our family has some fun, interesting projects we are working on, that are keeping us very busy.

Also, this month we are a sponsor over on Dani’s blog.  If you are a mom or mom-to-be, you should really check out her blog.  She gives lots of inspiring info and tips.

Hope you all had a great weekend!

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back to school fashion, for the littles.

The other day I received a phone call from my niece asking to be on my blog.  Of course,  I said yes, and asked her what we should talk about.  We decided to do a “back to school fashion” post.  The pictures were sent to me via a cell phone, so I’m sorry the quality isn’t the best.  But, as you can see I have a very fashionable little niece, who is going to be completely styled when she goes back to school in a few weeks.  Thanks, doll.  Now,  come see your auntie in Cali!

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outdoor entertaining

Easy Update:  Mosquito-Repelling Potagerie

Outdoor entertaining is one of the great joys of spring and summer. Until, of course, the bugs invade. In place of spray and pesticides, try a cluster of mosquito-repelling potted plants. Grouped together near a seating area on your deck or patio, they make a pretty and lush addition to your outdoor landscape while also protecting you and your guests. Check out One Kings Lane’s article Easy Update:  Mosquito-Repelling Potagerie for more information about how a trio of lush potted plants will have you saying good-bye to bug spray.

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