Tuesday, July 31, 2012

a dreamy garden

Last week while on a walk with my hubby, we discovered this really cool garden.  It had the most amazing flowers and really great, interesting details.  I absolutely loved it.  One of my favorite parts was the trail of river rock with the border of flowers and plants.  I can't stop thinking about it...

Now I am dreaming of getting to work on my own garden.
Perhaps I will give Missy a call for some advise...

Monday, July 30, 2012

my shop

Although I am having a wonderful time at the beach, taking long walks and eating delicious food, I can't help but miss my little shop when I am away for so long.
Have you been lately?  Stop by and tell the girls hello for me!

Friday, July 27, 2012

the ramos house

The Ramos House continues to be one of my absolute favorite restaurants.
Everything there is absolutely amazing.  If you find yourself in California, plan a morning to go to San Juan Capistrano, visit the mission and have a delicious meal at the Ramos House.  It will be one of your favorite little day trips.  I promise.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

flea markets still have my heart

I honestly don't think I will ever tire of spending an early Sunday morning at the flea market.  I could go every single week and be excited every single time.  The new little treasures you discover make every visit unique.  And nothing beats the feeling when you are searching for something specific and you finally come across it.  I just spent a lovely morning last weekend at the Santa Monica Flea Market and am already planning for the 5th Sunday at Long Beach.  Who's with me?

Don't you think all those boxes stacked together would make such a cool display for a shop?  They could also be really great in a teen's room.  So many possibilities...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

a new baker in the house

My daughter Emily has become quite the baker these days and I have to say, we are all mighty impressed.  Two daughters who are excellent bakers?  Delicious and dangerous all at the same time. 
Perhaps we will get her to make some tasty treats for the store one of these days...

Monday, July 23, 2012

eat chow

One of my favorite things to do in California is to find new favorite spots to eat.  There is Zinc Bistro, Haute Cakes and, of course, the Ramos House.  This year my daughter Christine spotted this darling place called Eat Chow while on a walk and we all had to try it.  Some people went for breakfast, some for lunch and everyone came back raving.  Emily and I just went and it was delicious (I had the stuffed french toast!).  It has now been added to our list of favorite spots!

Do check it out if you are ever in the area!
Do you have any favorite spots to eat in the Newport area and beyond?
Always looking for a new yummy place to eat...

Friday, July 20, 2012

fun at market

Enjoying myself at the Atlanta Market this week!  
We are finding all sorts of new and exciting treasures to bring back to the store (and, of course, lots of old favorites as well!).  We found quite a few new and fabulous frames from eye-bobs for our customers!  You are going to love them!
And we couldn't pass up discovering some new eats in Atlanta while buying for the store!
We work up quite an appetite while shopping...

Thursday, July 19, 2012

and then there were 18

The little babies didn't last long, but they were in there for just a minute.  
So much fun to see them all together!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

feeding a group of 30

These days getting the whole family together is quite an undertaking.  With 18 grandkids and 12 adults, we are a crowd of 30.  Being all together at the beach is a priority, however, so we do whatever it takes to make it work.  People always ask me how we feed so many...  well, it all starts at Costco.  Luckily, each family also takes one night to make dinner for the entire group.  And I have been blessed with many a good cook in the family, so the meals are always amazing!
The more the merrier!

Oh, and then there's the sleeping arrangements...

No one can argue its not cozy!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

around the shop

Summer is going well around here.  Hot as usual, but in the nice, cool shop we seem to forget about the outdoors and enjoy all the little treasures we have to offer.  Come join us!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

a few reminders

Flip Flop Fridays will continue thru July with 20% off all flip flops!

We are continuing T-shirt Tuesdays with 20% off all Michael Stars!

And don't forget...
We are closed July 2nd through the 7th and will reopen Monday, June 9th
with our summer hours - 10-4pm Monday thru Saturday.
If you ever need anything outside those hours, however, please don't hesitate to call!
We hope you all are enjoying your summer!
Come see us!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

happy fourth!

Happy Fourth of July, everyone!
I cannot wait to have all my little ones around me at the beach this year!
I miss them all today!
Hope you all have a great day!
God Bless America!


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