Seashell Wreath

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Seashell wreathI’m always looking for unique craft ideas, especially ones involving Seashells since we collected so many this summer! We found lots of little shells that were absolutely perfect when we were in Florida at the Gulf of Mexico. We were amazed at the thousands of shells under our feet as we walked on the beach! We had never seen so many before! But they were all pretty small.

We just got back from a beach in New Jersey last weekend and were a bit disappointed on our first day because we couldn’t seem to find many shells. There had been a bad storm a few days before we got there and the waves were very high. The kids weren’t even allowed to swim because of the undercurrent, so we spent the day just playing at the edge of the water. Two days later, we went back. Oh my! There were tons of perfect shells, and some of them were huge!!! We collected way too many!

After coming back for the beach I needed to find some craft ideas for all those shells! I came across this very unique idea for a Seashell Wreath that will make a very nice addition to our bathroom which has a Seashell shower curtain. I found the idea at Craftideas.info where there are tons of craft ideas for every season and occasion! Enjoy

Time for the Beach!

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Friday we leave for our annual Girl’s Weekend at the Beach! I can’t wait! My SIL and I are taking our daughter’s to the beach for an extended weekend. We go to a nice little area right outside of Tom’s River, which is north of Atlantic City. We stay at a campground, then drive over to Long Beach Island to swim each day.

I love living in PA, but if I were to ever move, I’d want to be close to the beach. I just love it there!

If I ever needed a mortgage for a new home, one place I’d definitely check out would be Personal Home Loan Mortgages which offers mortgages in New Jersey, as well as Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. You can find the best mortgage rates in New Jersey and view a Mortgage Broker Directory right on their site.  There are also some great rates in Texas too!  That’s one place I’ve never been, but would love to visit!

Vacation homes are becoming more and more popular these days. You can even find mortgages for them at Personal Home Loan Mortgages too. I’m sure I’ll see lots of vacation homes that I wouldn’t have any problem living in while we’re in New Jersey!

Seashell Windchime

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Shell wind chimeWhile we were camping over the weekend, I saw a beautiful seashell windchime at the camper next door. It was gorgeous! They used some beautiful shells hanging from clear fishing line, very similar to this one that I found over at Thrifty Fun.com. This site used a star at the top, with the shells dangling below, while the one I saw had a simple gold round ring.

These would be very easy to make and I definitely plan to make one when I get back from the beach! We’re heading there for 5 days in less than 3 weeks and I’m sure we’ll spend plenty of time looking for shells while we’re there.

We always seem to come home with tons of shells and we never know what to do with them… so now we’ll be giving these away!  Let’s see, I’m sure grandma will want one… and maybe even Aunt Kathy! lol!

We’ll post pictures of ours when we make them!

Next vacation…

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Hawaiian LeiHawaiian LeiI know we just returned from vacation (and had an absolutely fabulous time!), but this weekend, we were talking with friends when we went camping and they showed us their pictures from their honeymoon in Hawaii. Wow! Am I jealous!!!

I would LOVE to go to Hawaii! Of course, you need a lei if you’re going to Hawaii and I found a quick easy way to make one before you go with flowers you’ll find at your local store. . . Carnations! You simply string each flower through the center on a fairly thick thread. String them loose enough so that they green bases can be seen and you’ll use about 30 flowers in a 40″ lei. If you string them tight enough that the green bases are hidden by the next flower, you’ll need about 50 flowers for a 40″ lei.

I did some searching and actually found some very, very reasonable vacation home rentals in Maui that are gorgeous! Since we swam with dolphins while we were in Florida, the Ocean Front Dolphin Bay Home really caught my eye! The description says it’s a spectacular oceanfront home where you can experience breathtaking sunrises, cascading rainbows, and most importantly for us… dolphin and whale watching from the comfort of the Alohahouse!

*sigh* A girl can dream, can’t she???

We’re Back!

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We’ve been off on vacation for Becca’s Make A Wish trip to Orlando! Check out my Bev’s Bits blog to read all about it and see some of the pictures that Becca and I took.

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