Happy Friday everyone! I'm SO glad the weekend is here! The first couple of weeks of school have been tough getting used to, with all of the added homework that comes with the 4th and 7th grades. The kids are just getting back in the groove of things and need lots of help with their homework. There are afternoons where we spend three hours doing homework after they get home from school! Needless to say... TGIF!!
Now that I got that off my chest... let's move on to more pleasant things, like MAIL. Don't you just love to get something in the mail from a friend, or maybe something you've ordered and have been anxiously awaiting it's arrival? Well, this week I received not one, but two wonderful packages in the mail.
THE FIRST PACKAGE
A few weeks ago, I visited a lovely blog called Love of the Sea and left a comment on Debbie's post about her trip to Sanibel Island. I couldn't have been more surprised when Debbie left me an e-mail thanking me for my visit and comment and offering to send me some of the seashells she collected from her trip. Is that the sweetest thing, or what?!
We communicated a few times via e-mail before the package got here, and she warned me that I may need to clean them when I got them, as they came straight from the beach. No store bought seashells here!
Look at this beautiful sand dollar she sent me. It made it here all the way from Florida to California in PERFECT condition.
Here is the pretty beach-themed card she sent with her package... too cute...
...and her sweet message.
I could actually smell the salty ocean as I cleaned the sand out of the seashells.
I can't believe she found these beauties right on the beach!
I hope you guys aren't totally sick and tired of seeing my dining room hutch, because that's where I decided to display them.
Quick note... I only have four rooms in my house that aren't either bedrooms or bathrooms: My LR, DR/kitchen, laundry room, and mud room. The kid's rooms are too messy and cluttered with "their things", and the MBR needs a little fluffing before I share it with you gals. Until our playroom/family room (garage redo) gets done, that's all we've got. I hope I don't completely bore you guys with the same old rooms. :)
It truly is a BEAUTIFUL bookazine. It's more like a soft-covered book. The pictures are spectacular and inspire every bit of creativity in me. There are way too many beautiful pictures to share all of them with you... these are just a few of my favorites.