Here is Hubby helping to build sand castles. We did not make any kind of masterpiece, but we did have fun in the sand.
My SIL Judy and my niece April joined us. This was at the Crab Trap Restaurant that looked out over the ocean. April looks way to cute and way too cool to be only 10. Grannie and grandaughter at its best!
Destin had the prettiest beaches ever, but it was very busy and very built up. I prefer more quiet and quaint places. If you like the beaches and night life, etc. then this place is for you.
When I returned home I was loaded down at the mail box with some goodies and also some gifts.
In a very large box at my door was this first surprise. My Aunt Bev who lives in Va. Beach sent this to me. It is a table top fountain with a bird no less! It is so perfect and so me! It is on my front porch right now but will be in my studio when it is finished being built.
This is such a pretty little fountain and it has a very nice trickling sound.
This next gift is from Judy who gave this to me recently in honor of Mother's Day.This a beautiful keepsake book. Judy knows I love birds so when she saw this she thought of me right away. It has the most wonderful artwork and pages inside. There are even pockets for keepsake items. Here are a few of the page layouts.
I can't wait to start filling the pages of this family keepsake. This will be wonderful to past down to Shelby one day.
This next gift was from my neighbor Annette. This was a Thank you for collecting their mail and watering their plants while they were away on holiday.
This is too cute. It is a stack of paper drink coasters inside a nest. It is made by Mud Pie. This will be perfect to use for all of the company I will be having this summer. A few may have to be used in some crafts I think. They are just so pretty.
The next mail surprise was a pretty ATC from Angie. She sent this as a thank you for joining in a recent ATC jam.Thanks, Angie. I really love the ATC.
Last, but not least was something that I bought.I ordered this sparkly Paris sign from Lidy over at the French Garden House. It came beautifully wrapped and she even sent me a bag of lovely soap petals as a little gift. I just love her business card which is the size and shape of a post card.
Lidy has a beautiful blog and her website with all antiques and pretty gifts is a favorite place to visit. She has created a great business and it is all so pretty to look at. She has a real class act going here, girls. It is something for sure to admire. Go check it out. You will not be disappointed, but beware. It is hard not to find something to buy!
I hope you all have a good rest of the week.
Love to all,