Thursday, July 25, 2013

Ringing in 29!

I celebrated my 29th birthday this past weekend at not one, but two beaches! 

I spent the first part of the weekend in Morehead City

We had dinner at Chefs 105

and my sister met us out!

I loved my Tracy Negoshian birthday dress!

Then on Sunday, on my actual birthday, I headed to Wilmington to spend the day with my other best friend Carmen who has the same birthday as me!

We headed out to Mason's Inlet and had about 20 minutes out there before it POURED. Non-stop, for about two hours.  It was still a great day though!

We saw this on the way home.  It was awesome!

The Birthday Girls!!


all the girls

Our birthday cookie cake!
Dinner at Neptunes

We ended the night at Jerry Allens
Here's to 29 being fabulous!!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Marye-Kelley Picture Frames

I shared with you yesterday some of my favorite things from the Marye-Kelley website, a website I recently came across during my stalking of all things nautical on the internet, and while I love the things I shared yesterday I am REALLY am in love with their picture frames.  How neat are the map ones?!  They have them for tons of beaches all over the world.  The NC, SC, and GA coastlines, the Florida Keys, the Gulf, Cape Cod, the Bahamas, the Jersey Shore...  I think these are such a neat (and nautical!) way to display memories!

Here are a few of my favorite nautical frames. 

Map of NC Coast Frame

Map of SC Coast Frame

Map of Florida Keys Frame

Turks and Caicos Map Frame

Swordfish Frame

Starfish Frame

Coral Frame

Shells Frame

Sand Dollar Frame

Fish Frame

Shells Frame

Shells Frame

Crabs Frame

and these aren't all of them, I could post them all day!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sea It...Love It... - Marye-Kelley

 I stumbled across a new website,, and am loving all their nautical items! Here are a few of my favs. 

Coral Tissue Box

Sailboat Coasters

Lobster Letter Box

Shells Wastebasket

Blue Crab Tissue Box Cover

Shell Coasters

NC Coast Map Letterbox

Brown Shell Wastebasket

 I will be back tomorrow with my absolute favorite thing from the Marye-Kelley website!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

4th of July

 I had a fabulous time celebrating the 4th of July.  I somehow failed to get a lot of pictures of people, but I, of course, didn't forget to take ones of my shells...

My cousin's daughter, Stella, rocking a seahorse romper!
Probably the only normal picture we got all weekend
My comment on the last picture seems to make a lot more sense now huh?  Everyone kept saying our eyes were closed in our pictures, so I MADE SURE in this one that mine were open... real funny Jana, real funny
Happy 4th of July!

Someone told me this is an albino sea urchin.  It had no color at all.  I need to contact my shell guru, Margaret, to find out.

My treasures from the 4th!

We had to check out the duck blind... I felt like I was on Duck Dynasty. Which was awesome!!

We went to Cape Lookout on Saturday

I was extremely excited about my shell find!

Love all the flags flying

Beautiful sunset on the ride home!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Beach Reads - Round II

My last post on beach reads was a big hit so I've decided to do another one.  If I am not looking shells at the beach, I am reading a book.  (Thank God for high tide or I would never be able to sit in my chair and relax)

This can be dark and graphic at times, but this book is fascinating.  The main character has OCD, which is very interesting to read about.  I cannot wait to read the rest of the books by this author!!

This was a great book! It takes place on Nantucket and follows the lives of several individuals one summer at a beach club.  She does a great job describing the beach club and the characters, you almost feel as if you are there!  I am on Elin Hilderbrand's 3rd book right now and plan on reading all of hers.

I love this whole series by Kate White and all of her other books as well!  Kate White is the editor-in-chief at Cosmopolitan, so with that being said you should know her books are good!

This is one of those books that you don't want to put down.  It's a great thriller.  It's about a man whose wife was murdered and he begins to receive clues that lead him to believe that maybe she's not really dead.  It's the first book I've read by Harlen Coben and I cannot wait to read more by him. 

This book made its way around the blogosphere a couple of years ago, but in case you meant to read it, but still haven't, READ IT.  It is a book I still think about.  There is a quote in the book, you'll know which one it is if you've read it, that I think about all the time.  The movie was nothing compared to the book.  I am still mad the movie wasn't what it should've been! 

If you have any good beach reads, send them my way!

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