A little R&R

Hey, All. What have you been up to lately? 

I've had my traveling shoes on the last couple of weeks. I meant to catch up on some belated blogging, but with only sporatic internet access that hasn't been happening. 

I'm still more off line than usual for a few more days. Hope you enjoy your week!


We have a winner!

Congratulations to LaTanya T., the winner of today's random drawing! 

She takes home a Snap Ray's Guide Light. For more info on this illuminating prize, click here

Thank you to all who entered this drawing. Be sure to pop back soon for the next prize announcement.


Tutorial Tuesday - 7 Beachy Keen DIY projects

Beach Canvas DIY from UnoDosTresChic

Welcome back to Tutorial Tuesday! I don't know about you but I have a case of summer-brain and am already counting the days to the weekend! Here are some fun beach-themed projects from all over to get your imagination flowing. Click the link below each photo to visit the matching tutorial.

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Today's theme was inspired by a cute knotted bracelet DIY that Etsy shared for How-To Tuesday, another great source for all kinds of fun projects.

Am I the only one who has a cheap flip-flop "blow out" on a regular basis? This braided strap upcycle has me actually looking forward to the next one.

And this Towel Bag seems easy enough that even I can sew it. While I have some crafty genes, sewing is my kryptonite. It also seems like a great way to re-cycle those perfectly-good-if-a-bit-worn bath towels that have started fraying on the edges. (I only need so many "dust rags").

I love this simple (and simply yummy) idea for infusing and transporting your favorite beverage. The recipe is for sangria but fruit infused seltzer or water is tasty too (and good for public beaches that don't allow alcohol).


Lets end our trip with some ideas for the treasures you've collected. The Dude keeps bringing home shells and I keep meaning to try Martha's shell candles project. Alternatively, check your craft store for some picture perfect shells while you are picking up the candle making supplies.

driftwood craft project

This Driftwood Fish sign just makes me smile! I think I am going to see if the Dude want's to make one for his Grandpa's birthday this fall. I would look cool next to his antique "Ocean House" sign and remind us all of lazy summer days at the beach.

Do you have any favorite coastal projects or recipies? If so, please share! I'm always adding to my crafty to-do list.


By the way, if you are reading this before 1 a.m. (EST) on 7/10/14 there is still time to enter the random drawing for a Snap Ray Guidlight outlet cover. Click here for details or to enter the drawing.


Tutorial Tuesday - Ten July 4th DIYs

Ready for some summer fun?

Dress up your Independence Day with these crafty & tasty ideas. Click the links below each image to visit the tutorials. Lets get the party started with these cute and colorful kicks:

Top off your festive look with a printable holiday hat:

instruction and step by step on how to make a paper hat july 4th

Now that you are looking good
lets top off the table with some easy DIY decorations.



And something yummy for the tummy:

Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler Recipe

Menus4Moms: American Flag Fruit Kabobs

Time for Fun & Games:

Air Mail Ballots Game

 After Dark:

For the shutter bug:

On a separate nighttime note - If you haven't entered my July 10th random drawing for a Snap Ray Guide Light / LED outlet cover Click Here for more info and to put your name in the hat.