Greetings from Seabrook Island! We have been blessed with
beautiful perfect weather here! My mother in law has spoiled me with good food, good wine, sleeping in…. and waking up to coffee in the pot ready for me. I am in HEAVEN. Too bad I have to get in my car tomorrow and drive 9 hour back home.
While at the beach, I was searching for sand dollars, using the old go for a walk and see what you find method. That method does still work, as Emmy found two that way! But I learned a new trick… You look for the little air bubbles in the sand. Those air bubbles mean one of two things- sand dollars or crabs. If you see poop around the airhole, it’s a crab. And if you see a little mound where you can tell the ocean has left something behind, it most likely is a sand dollar! The mound is subtle, and looks like this- you can see it on the ocean side of the air bubble.
Disregard the airhole to the right- in this picture the airhole is not too visible and is right next to that little mound on the left. Here is another one to help you see what to look for…
It’s that small little washed away lump looking thing… (I know, really scientific here!). Anyhow, when you see that, you simply dig a little with your fingers, very shallowly, and if you hit something hard, you’ve got one. If you find one, dig around it so you don’t break it, and lift it out!
This was the first one my mother in law found this trip! Pretty neat, huh? I found tons more after that, kept some, and buried some back in the sand.
Also, I wanted to show you my new shower curtain! Of couse, I wanted to show it to you hanging in my bathroom, but I received an email from CSN stores, that it will not ship until May 11th. (Originally I was supposed to have it in my hands by last Thursday). Say what? Not happy about that, but am still excited to have ordered it. This is what I am going to be anxiously awaiting…
Worth the wait, don’t you think?
And now, let’s get to POWW faves! So many wonderful links shared this week again! Also, if you did not receive a comment from me on your project, there were a couple of blogs I had trouble accessing for some reason, so I apologize! The other reason you may not have gotten a comment is that it maybe was a craft and not furniture or even close.
This cane back sofa from Erin at Carolina Country Living had me hyperventilating! It is insanely gorgeous!
Kristine from The Painted Hive is one brave lady. Not only is she with child, but she took on a monster of a project with this dining set. I have to say it was well worth her efforts. It’s just stunning. I can’t wait to see what she has lined up for her nursery; she has wuite the eye for casual chic design.
And I found this one through a link party this week, but then she happened to link it here as well, so I am so glad I get to show it off. Richmond Thrifter shared this highboy that she turned into a MAN. And I love this man.
And now, the moment you have all been waiting for! The winner of
$200,000,000 my custom giveaway is….
#117 Kyra from Racks and Mooby! Email me Kyra to claim your prize! 🙂