beach

Oh, the beach. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways! Do you feel the same? My husband and I recently spent a week at the beach in Hawaii, Maui to be exact, taking a second honeymoon. So very relaxing and healing to sit and do nothing on the beach! Although… I did miss my […]

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The quaint little town of Long Beach in Washington has become one of our family’s favorites to vacation since moving to the Northwest. It’s super close for us to travel, just under 4 hours from Seattle, making it the perfect spot for a beach weekend. It started with our drive out to the coast from […]

I started swimming competitively when I was ten years old.  Twenty five years later–after Country Club Meets, swim team in high school and a few triathalons in my history–I can also add more than 10 years teaching swim lessons as part of my resume. During that time, I’ve seen first hand how water independence can […]

With a simple Google Search for “Best Sunscreens” I find fashion mag “Allure” saying: “SPF is just one factor in choosing (and wearing) a sunscreen. How a sunblock smells, feels, and works with your makeup determines whether you’ll actually rub it in” and lists their “ten dream creams to try this summer.” Personally I look […]

I have been seeing a lot of my family and friend photos on Instagram and Facebook about their children’s first days of school. Yikes! It seems so soon! Happily, our kids still have 2 weeks left of summer. And I need to take in every last second of it! To help me with this, I’ve […]

We’re down to just 3 weeks of summer at our house, 3 weeks!! Although I know some who are already back to school. But if you’re like me and trying to squeeze in every last ounce of summer fun into your days, here are 6 perfect projects to plan I’ve found from over at the […]

Here’s a few things I’ve been up to over at my Babble column, Take it From Marie, as well as the New Home Ec channel where I contribute. Happy Saturday! Summer Olympic Games for Kids: The Olympics are upon us. Time for the world to gather, compete, and enjoy in the athletic awesomeness! If you plan […]

We needed a few toys to take with us to the beach, so we looked to our recycle bin (a great place to look for crafts for the Summer Camp for Kids). So we brought along a couple of plastic containers to build, pour, and store our findings at the beach. These Lunchable containers were […]

If you’re headed to the pool, beach, or even a back yard sprinkler party, this is an easy towel to make that will help cover you up. It could be tailored to any size, this one is for my young daughter, size 5T. This cover up also fits my son around his waist, so this […]

We recently took a trip to Southern California, part 2 of my Summer Bucket List, as we wanted to play to the beach and hit up a few amusement parks that you’ll hear a little bit more about later. On the road, we were able to test drive an Acadia thanks to GMC. It was […]

Seashells by the Seashore

by Marie on September 12, 2008

We love to collect seashells each time we go to the beach. Unfortunately, on our last trip to the beach, seashells were scarce. It’s the end of summer and all the beach goers must have scooped them up. We were able to find 2 fairly descent shells and added them to our growing collection. For […]

Glitter Sand Pictures

by Marie on September 9, 2008

We brought back some sand from our trip to the beach, crafting with it to help us remember our fun vacation. We used this sand like glitter to make sand pictures. They turned out so cute that I’ll be framing them to hang in my beach themed bathroom. Supplies for Glitter Sand Pictures: Sand – […]

Back From the Beach

by Marie on September 5, 2008

We’re back from the beach, but still cleaning out sand from our ears. That stuff creeps into everything and we’ll be finding sand in places 6 months from now. We had a great time away getting some much needed r&r. Here’s a few pictures from our trip to Aptos, California (just south of Santa Cruz) […]

Labor Day Holiday

by Marie on August 30, 2008

We’re headed to the beach this weekend, enjoying the Labor Day Holiday. I hope you’re able to enjoy the day as well, even if it means you still have to work. Have a great weekend! I’ll be back in a few days with more craftiness, I’m thinking something with sand & seashells!

Hooded Beach Towels

by Marie on June 18, 2007

It is that time of year when beach towels are everywhere in my house. We are either at the local pool or in the sprinklers. While regular towels are just fine and serve their purpose, I love Hooded Towels. Before, I have made these great hooded towels for my kids and their bath time. They […]

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