We “ran away” to the beach for the long Memorial Day weekend. I feel like I’ve been totally out of touch, because the bad thing about the beach is that there is no internet. Then again, that’s also a GOOD thing, too. Our phones get pretty lousy service there, too, so we have no choice but to “unplug.”

On the way there, we stopped for a quick dinner and saw 2 geese couples and at least 30 goslings waddling through the very busy parking lot! Someone told me that geese can lay up to 15 eggs… wow! I’ve never seen so many feathery little babies all at once! They were so cute.

Geese in Parking Lot- Jacquelynne Steves

We pulled up to the house to find that our rose bush was in full bloom…

Rose Jacquelynne Steves

There were long relaxing walks during the day…

Beach- Jacquelynne Steves

And beautiful sunsets at night…

Beach sunset- Jacquelynne Steves

The weather was beautiful and we had the windows open the whole time. The smell of the salty air mixed with the heady aroma of the honeysuckle blossoms was almost overwhelmingly wonderful… While I was there, I managed to get some sketching and painting done- I always take my supplies with me! Daughter also took her supplies and sketched for hours…

Hubby, meanwhile, worked on painting and putting up tile in the bathroom… unfortunately, these things never seem to go as smoothly as you hope that they will… it’s not finished but it’s going to be beautiful! I can’t wait to show you the photos when it’s done. We have been redecorating the beach house gradually- about one room per year. So I figure that by the time we get it all done… it will be time to start all over again! In some upcoming posts, I’m going to be sharing photos of the rooms that we’ve done so far, plus some money saving decorating ideas I’ve used to re-do the beach house on a shoestring budget- stay tuned!

To get you in a beach-y mood, here is a free embroidery pattern. Enjoy!

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