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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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mb7^^^Downtown Melbourne, is an old, vintage part of town, with lots of history^^^

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mb3^^^We of course, found some yummy food^^^

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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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mb10^^^He was thanking God for this amazing opportunity, and is so happy to be here^^^

 

 

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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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sushi date

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Sorry it’s been a little quiet around here.  We have been extra busy with life.  Ha!  Usually we have a pretty good balance, but lately it has been going full speed, with not a second to pause.  It’s funny how when it rains it pours, and pours, and pours.  That’s ok, we are up for the challenge.  Anyways on another note, I finally got to have a Friday night, date night with my hubby.  After weeks, even months of him working long hours, and two jobs, we got to spend a Friday night together.  It was pure bliss.  We went out for sushi, which is our absolute favorite, and then went for an hour foot rub.  Oh geez, those foot spas, they are amazing.  We both happen to be on our feet ALL of the time, so we thoroughly enjoy them.  Try one, you won’t be disappointed.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!

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sushi^^^Sorry about the picture quality, all I had with me was my iphone.^^^

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Things I’m fawning over!

Right now I have a wishlist a mile long of some new goodies that I really want, but don’t need. Because we have to save every bit of money right now, for something coming up, I’m on a spending freeze. Yikes! I don’t like spending freezes, who does, right?! These two designers happen to make the most beautiful pieces of jewelry, and I wanted to share them with you, especially if your lucky, and can spare to buy one, do, you won’t regret it. My first wishlist designer is The 2Bandits. Check out these amazing pieces. Their sterling silver cuffs are what I have my eye on…

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My other love is, Another feather, her rings are just about the most amazing things I have ever seen. Delicate, feminine, sexy.

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Toms sunnies

We love our new sponsor Toms shoes, who doesn’t. They make some of the most comfortable shoes around. They also make sunglasses, and we love them! Through the end of the month, enter TOMSJULYSPECIAL, and receive $5 off any Toms eyewear. You can also receive $10 off any purchase of $100 or more, by entering TOMSJULYSPECIAL.

Happy shopping!

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