Waves, Kites, Trinkets and Adventures

I haven’t really done a photo journaling post of things going on in my life yet, so this is a first 🙂 Yesterday Joseph and I went to the beach with some of our loverly friends, and I wanted to share with you guys some of the fun moments.  Joseph finally got to fly the kite we had picked up a few months back.  It was the perfect day for it!

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Love this smile!

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This popcorn is so good! It’s yummy and caramelly (that should seriously be a real word) and crunchy. Mmmm.

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Look at the kite!

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This sweet boy is just about as precious as they come 🙂

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Playing frisbee barefoot is definitely recommended.

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So is acting weird while eating some more yummy popcorn.

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And posing with your love and a kite on the beach.

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This picture feels epic, but absolutely nothing epic is happening.  Just some good old chillin.

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It got a little cold so we wandered a few shops.  We kind of got stuck in one though, because there were so many fun games to try and play.

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And baby boy grew some luscious locks.  Daddy isn’t going to approve of this look.

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Although it looks like Daddy changed up his look a bit too…baahhaaa

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Little sparkly wind chimes make me feel summery.

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And this is just a good reminder for life.

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Balancing game!

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I can tell he is really into this…

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Hungry hungry alligator!

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Ok I just can’t stop photographing this cutie.  He’s my nephew so I’m allowed 🙂

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Enough shop wandering! Time for some yummy pizza!  This white pizza was sooo delicious.

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Mmmmm!!

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To finish up our day we went geocaching.  If you don’t know what that is, look it up!  It’s a lot of fun!

I just really liked this ivy covered log. 🙂

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I was so cold! I was walking around wrapped in the picnic quilt, and my sissy decided to join.

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Where is the geocache?

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More pretty ivy 🙂

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Yeah us girls weren’t really helping much.

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Eric found it! It was in the water, and really well hidden.

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Inside was a list to sign your name, and a little ball as a prize.  Yay!!

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That was our day enjoying some salty air and adventuring!

-Amber

DIY: Rustic Necklace Hanger

Here is the last Jewelry Organizer that I promised.  This one took barely any time to make, and it adds a great decoration to the wall!

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The piece of drift wood that I used is actually from the Bahamas.  We found it on our honeymoon, and I finally figured out something to do with it.   If the wood were longer, I would have added more knobs, so you can definitely make this hanger as long as your wood allows.

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Speaking of drift wood, we went to the beach today.  It definitely wasn’t swimming weather, we just played some frisbee, flew a kite, shopped, and did some geocaching.  I’ll post some pictures for you guys in an upcoming post. 🙂

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Back to the topic on hand.  For this useful little pretty, you only need a few supplies!

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Supplies:

  • Piece of driftwood
  • Small decorative knobs (the kind for a drawer or cabinet)
  • Hammer
  • 2 Nails (shorter that the thickness of the wood)
  • Twine or ribbon
  • Acrylic craft paint
  • Paint Brush

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I decided to make my own knobs out of oven bake clay and then painted them.  It worked great! You might decide to experiment and make your own too, but you can easily buy decorative knobs as well.

1. Paint a strip of color on your wood.  I mixed silver and red to achieve this metallic red color.  Copper or gold would look great too.

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2.  After the paint dries, flip the wood over.  Hammer in the two nails at the top of the wood, and then tie your string or ribbon on, like below.

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Now for the knobs!

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3.  Screw your knobs into the wood.  You might need to use a Phillips screwdriver to get the holes started.

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Wasn’t that easy?  Hang up your new organizer and add some jewelry!

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I am so glad that I finally have all my jewelry displayed and available to look at.  I’m so excited to wear more of it, now that I remember what I have!

Have fun crafting!

xoxo Amber