Monday, October 15, 2012

Walmart Find

If you have followed my blog for a while you may have seen my other posts here and here where I like using bandanas as basket liners. They are easy, inexpensive and add color to any basket or bowl.  They are perfect for baskets for yourself or I use them quite often to line baskets I give as gifts filled with goodies. When I was in Walmart the other day I spotted a new halloween one.  For $1 I had to pick some up.

With halloween just around the corner I thought they would be cute for a boo basket for neighbors or to line a basket and fill with halloween cookies for a friend or coworker.
Hope you all had a nice weekend. Not much went on here since the little one has a cold and cough we are laying low.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Nautical Blankets

 I have to say I am loving this cool weather we are getting in North Carolina.  I hope it lasts.  Well even though it's cooler and I am in the fall mood I wanted to share with you these adorable nautical blankets I found this summer. I just love them and they are still available.  They are super soft and pretty good size at 50x70. They are not a real heavy blanket but just enough when you want something over you. I selected the whale and the shells but they also had a coral one which is no longer available.  They are from Lakeside Collection and are only $14.95. So glad I purchased them.  We have really liked them.

This is usually how I find my son most days. He likes to snuggle with both of them.

Happy Tuesday to you all.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Happy Anniversary

Today my parents celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary!!!  Wow is that a long time.  So very proud to have them as my parents and my role models.  They have set such a wonderful example of marriage and how to love, trust and respect one another but also the importance of laughter and having fun. Love them so very much. 
Congratulations mom and dad.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Myrtle Beach continues

Hope you all are having a nice weekend.  It got cooler here today (finally) and I am loving it!!!
Well I thought I would share with you my last round of pictures from when my sister and niece visited in July.  We had such a fun week while they were here.  I wish they had a fall break so they could come down again.
Here is our hotel from the beach Hampton Inn Oceanfront

Our little guy playing in the sand.

Niece loving the ocean.

Cousin time :)

Our little guy LOVES the lazy river.

Heading out of Myrtle Beach my husband thought it would be fun to take our niece on a car ferry since she had never experienced this before.
Our little one was so tired from all the excitement he slept through the whole ferry ride.

My niece thought it was so fun.  Usually I like it as well but this time not so much.  I was hit by the seagulls and got pooped on.  Yes I wish I was kidding.  I didn't even feel it then my husband was laughing so hard he could barely tell me.  Thank heavens we were on a trip and I had extra clothes.  It was all over my shirt so I had to change in the bathroom on the boat.  So gross. 
Made it to the other side.
Since we were going by we decided to stop at the aquarium.  My husband and I have been before but this was my sister and nieces first time.  It's a small but nice aquarium.

Our little guy loves turtles.

Albino alligator. 


They have put in a really nice play area outside as well. 

We made it back home and on another day we headed to Pullen Park one of our little guys favorite places.

He LOVES the train ride.

My niece is such a little helper it is so cute. 

It was a wonderful time and can't wait until they can come again.
Have a great week. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Myrtle Beach Part II

Our trip continues... Once we finished lunch we headed to the hotel to check in.  This was my nieces first trip to the ocean so she was super excited to say the least. I think she was even more excited that she was getting to see the ocean for the first time before her older brother :) Here are some views from our room. We always stay at the Hampton Inn Oceanfront when we go and just love it.  We have probably stayed here 5 times. Trip Advisor ranks it as #1.

She loved it!!! I'm so glad I was with her for this exciting moment :)

Cousins having fun in the kiddy pool.

One night we went to dinner at the Pier House restaurant.  We had a delicious dinner with great views.

Here is the view from our table.

We all walked out on the pier after dinner.

View of the restaurant from out on the pier.

Oh I was going to post more pictures but a little 2 year old at my house has decided not to take a nap today.  Need to sign off. More later.