Sunday, March 11, 2012

Confetti Bliss!

Confetti Bliss!
Popcorn, M&M's & jelly beans rank really high in our house... The sweet salty taste is heavenly. Well, that is if you like a salty & sweet combo ...Found this at Nest of posies...and because my family just loves this combo...I had to share it also...
1 bag of M&M's*Almost* 2 bags of Orville Redenbacher's microwaveable Tender White Popcorn1 bag of of Wilton's Confetti Candy MeltsTIPS:*Spread on large baking sheet to allow time to dry before placing it in bags. This could be used for any holiday. Because M&M/Mars goes seasonal in color for every holiday.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

August 27, 2011 The Day After Hurricane Irene /or Thank you God for a summer filled with mermaids and little girl DREAMS!!!

I got up this morning, the storm has passed...They say the best time to beach comb is just after the storm...So those who know me well...Know I'm off to look for treasures.( This is a picture from our Vacation.. First week in Aug.) I am still wishing and dreaming and hoping...IF YOU ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO LIVE NEAR THE BEACH...YOU ARE TRULY LUCKY ENOUGH!

The beach was beautiful...

Now I come to this beach often...This is the first time I have ever seen the light on in the light house!

I walked the beach for awhile looking for shells..One of the things I love to do...But to my shells...Not because I got there late...Just not a shell to be found? But I did notice that there was a lot of other stuff that had washed up on the beach instead!

So I started taking pictures...Something else that I love to do! Here are a few of my treasures...

This boat has been here for years...Did not move an inch!

More beach finds...Found two cool fishing lures...Will be going in the found on the beach jar!

No shells yet...But saw lots of these...

FINALY...after about an hour of walking, I found shells...This summer on vacation I spent hours looking for these shells with my daughters and granddaughters....My oldest daughter wanted to make necklaces with these shells (cockle clams ) with my granddaughters...Spending time with my more thing that I love to do...

Now the next thing I saw was plenty of little bags of poop...Come on nice of you to clean up after your dog...But I think these need to go to a trash can!!! It was a great morning , I have never seen so many dogs on the beach... AND so many bags of poop just sitting around waiting for the poop Fairy to come and take them away...

I think this says it all!

Beautiful morning...Thank you God...I have had one more wonderful summer! Spending time with the ones I love...Doing the things that make me happy.

Summer....So laid back...My favorite time of the year!

Now this is from our vacation...I was lucky enough to get to spend time with my beautiful granddaughters...We went to Ripley's Aquarium...They had live Mermaids to entertain the little people, A salon so the little girls could dress up like mermaids and have their picture taken...Oh I had so much fun...So much so, I ask Eleanore, lets have a Mermaid party for your birthday in Oct...As you can see they are having just as much fun as I was having!!! ( They really did have a great time) LOL.

I kid you not...this was the last treasure I found after a two hour walk on the beach...If you know me well...Then you know I belive in signs... I got up this morning to go enjoy what could be the last walk on the beach this Summer...( it is the end of Aug.) This summer has been filled with thoughts of mermaids and little girl dreams for me...There was a time not to long ago that I ask God...Please let me stay here just a little longer to get to know my spend time with her, get to know her, to love her... not only did I get to stay long enough to make memories with her..I am making them with her little sister...Thank you God for a summer filled with mermaids and little girl DREAMS!!!

A perfect ending to a perfect morning... All my treasures home and clean and my all time fav. cup of coffee!

These plus the shells are the things I will keep from my walk....You may call 1-800-I have found your stuff...If any of this looks like something YOU lost at the beach!!

Friday, July 16, 2010


Yea!!! Martys Summer Cloche Party is finally here.
Life is a beach....And it is all about the shells and Sea Turtles here in South Carolina...

My Favorite Shells,a starfish and a sea turtle dish...

Hello and welcome to the Summer Cloche Party hosted by Marty at A Stroll Thru Life. Please visit her blog for a list of participants and all the lovely cloche ideas. Thanks so much for hosting, Dear Sweet Marty!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Summers Beauty

Today is Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer hosted by Susan. Make sure to visit her blog, say hello to Susan, and check out all the other participants.Thanks so much for stopping by...... As always it has been my Pleasure...Keep Smiling...XOXOJulie

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

South Carolina Sea Turtle Release

3 loggerhead sea turtles and 4 green sea turtles were released back into the ocean! This was the largest release in the program’s history and took the Aquarium Hospital to over 50 sea turtles that have been rehabilitated and released by the South Carolina Aquarium. The release took place on the first official day of nesting season in South Carolina, Saturday, May 1st 2010 and began at 3:30pm at the Isle of Palms County Park ...

Today is Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer hosted by Susan. Make sure to visit her blog, say hello to Susan, and check out all the other participants.Thanks so much for stopping by...... As always it has been my Pleasure...Keep Smiling...XOXOJulie

Saturday, April 24, 2010


If you're like me, your tootsies get a little less TLC in the cooler, closed-toe-shoe months. Maybe you even neglect them. So before you expose your feet, and others to them, consider spending a few minutes giving them the attention they deserve....



My sixteen year old daughter loves these Gladiator sandals...I was told by the sweet girl that helped us that they continue to fly off shelves at Copper Penny Shooz, especially with high school and college students, They’re great for walking between classes and around downtown. Made by Sam Edelman and selling for $129.

Foot care
The first thing to do is examine your feet for any problems you'll need to take care of, In particular, check the nails for discoloration which could be a sign of fungus.
Next, trim the nails straight across using quality nail clippers. leaving 1/8 of an inch of length. Use an emery board -- not a metal file -- to shape the nails and smooth the corners. emery boards are finer and less likely to split the nail. Always work across the nail in one direction instead of sliding back and forth.
Soak your feet in Epsom salt and warm water for at least five minutes. This softens the skin... And it's great to do if your feet are swollen or sore.
Buff away rough skin using a foot paddle or pumice stone...
Another option for exfoliating the feet is using a mixture of brown sugar and olive oil, The next step is to moisturize, and hydration is key after winter months, Consider a lotion designed especially for the feet.
"Shea butter balms are fantastic, They're just a little bit thicker than you would use on the rest of your body, a little bit more luxurious. They'll soak into the feet a little more because the skin there can be tougher."
Gently push back the cuticles using a Q-tip... If excess cuticle appears over the nails, snip it with a cuticle nipper.
If you're not interested in color, voila! Your pedicure is complete.
But who doesn't like color?

Styling your toes
for painting your nails:
--First swipe nail polish remover over your nails to take off any oils from the moisturizer. Otherwise the polish won't stay.
--Apply a clear base coat in three strokes per nail -- one up the middle and then one on either side. The base coat prevents the upcoming pigment from penetrating and discoloring the nail.
--Wait 30 seconds to a minute before adding your nail color, using three strokes per nail like you did with the base coat. Do two coats of color, waiting 30 seconds to a minute in between. The "tacky" feeling is fine.
--Your top coat comes next. If you used a dark nail color, consider a top coat that is quick dry. Nail colors with more pigment are denser and so take longer to dry.
--Your nails may take an hour to be completely dry. "Color dries from the top down. It may feel dry on the top, but your under color may still be a little wet."
--A helpful hint: When painting nails, swirl the brush around the inside of the bottle to remove excess, instead of dragging it up and out against the rim. "When you wipe across the top and then you put the brush back in and close the bottle, you actually haven't sealed the bottle, and over time the polish will get thick." If polish does get on the rim, clean around the neck of the bottle with nail polish remover.
All about color
Brighter, lighter colors are in for spring and summer.
Pinks and Reds -- (but not dark reds) -- are the most popular hues selected this time of year... corals, pinks (from very soft to peony) and a putty color are the hottest shades this season.
And a new trend toward Greens and Blues.
"Although bright colors in general are the most sought after for summer, I am seeing my daughters friends wearing kelly greens, crystal blues and lilac purples."
To prolong your paint job, reapply a top coat once or twice a week, This also can help refresh the paint job after swimming in a chlorinated pool, which can dull polish, or walking in abrasive sand.
Wearing sandals prolongs the pedicure as well, as you are not getting the wear on the paint from constant contact with socks and shoes, another benefit of warmer weather...

Gold is hot at Copper Penny Shooz... This pair of Michael Kors sandals is my favorite because it goes with everything, from jeans to dresses to white pants. $135. Copper Penny Shooz is at 317 King St. and 1240 Belk Drive, Mount Pleasant.This is the pair that I love...

Pink Saturday, is graciously hosted by Beverly, at How Sweet the Sound. Be sure to visit Beverly's beautiful blog to see a complete list of all the participants in today's Pink Saturday.Thanks so much for stopping by...... As always it has been my Pleasure...Come Back When you can Play Longer...