Saturday, July 25, 2015

Wanderlust Pt. 2...Life and Little Things





I've heard it said that Disneyland is the happiest place on earth...I beg to differ. Rum Point is the happiest place on earth. An easy, relaxing, 20 minute (from the condo), scenic drive to Northside opens up to this colorful, happy little oasis. Step out of the car and all your senses sort of burst to life. 

Grab a cup of coffee, kick back and relax, this might take a while...




Happy music for your ears, the most amazing food to ever hit your taste buds, powdery white pillow soft sand on your feet ...visually this place will just instantly put a smile on your face. Be still my little boho hippie heart this was my Disneyland. 










Now lets grab some snorkel gear, walk to the end of the pier and hop on a boat...


It's time to head to Stingray City... coasting along on a glass bottom boat, feeling the salt water lightly spray our faces and then we feel the boat engines cut out. Take a look around, there's no land in sight, we're totally in the middle of the ocean. There's people in the water, they're STANDING in the water and it's only maybe waist deep. 



The second we step off the boat we are gently swarmed by the giant majestic creatures. They just sort of glide right up to you and give you a little nudge like "Hi! Thanks for coming out to see us! Now let's play!" 


We're given buckets of squid. Hold one just under the surface and a stingray glides over you and snatches it right up.  Having squid = you've just made 30+ BFF's for life! It's like being invited to a Stingray party and you brought a dish to pass and they're ever so grateful :)



Feed them, Hold them, Hug them and if you kiss one it's 7yrs good luck :)

It was the coolest thing I've ever done. It sort of made me feel like I was dreaming. "Surely I'm not really STANDING in the middle of the ocean with these incredibly beautiful creatures, right?" that's what I kept asking myself. I couldn't stop grinning from ear to ear...


"...part of the thrill was the feeling of being accepted, which is to say, not feared. It allowed you to think that you and this creature had a special relationship, a juvenile thought but one that brings with it a definite comfort." - David Sedaris, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls




 After we left Stingray City, we headed out a bit further for some diving, snorkeling reef time. It's like everywhere you look the water changes colors and just when you think it can't get any prettier, it does... by the time we got back to Rum Point in a dreamy aquatic daze we were starving...



Thanks for stopping by! 






Monday, July 20, 2015

Wanderlust- Life and Little Things...

I just got back from what was easily the best vacation I've ever taken. I'm pretty sure my brain and body are still on island time. Nothing like fresh ocean air to cleanse the proverbial pallet and bring on a flood of inspiration...


I'd be lying if I said I'm happy to be back and I'm pretty sure I left a part of my soul in the Caymans ;)


Rum Point




Stingray City


I've been home a week and still haven't completely unpacked. I keep glancing at my luggage, fighting the urge to throw it in the back of my truck and head back to the airport...


but like I said, I did return back to the Mitten full of inspiration and a pocket full of cool looking change :)















I have dusted off the sketchbook and am letting the ideas flow...wearing noise canceling headphones, while listening to ocean sounds ;)




Monday, May 04, 2015

Life & Little Things...



Spring/Summer seems to finally be in full effect...






and so is soccer...






the school year is winding down to its final weeks...


Noah received a medal for Student of the Month :))))





Life is good...





Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Life & Little things...

We've reached the point in this Michigan Winter season where we are officially looking forward to bitching about the humid miserable 95 degree weather...the choice between being cooped up in the house or stepping outside and being frozen within 10 minutes is old. We're over it! 


I've got a school science project festering in my kitchen. Green beans being watered with plain old water are thriving. Beans getting fed pop, milk and juice apparently never stood a chance and are growing mold and the smell is giving me dry heaves...






and normally I can't grow or keep any type of greenery alive but beans is where it's at. I'm actually considering planting the remaining 5,984,371 beans I have left and quitting my day job to become the bean queen. BEANS FOR EVERYONE! ...ok, not really but it is somewhat satisfying that they are growing and I haven't forgotten to water them. Even if mostly because the stench is a constant reminder 0.o!!! 





after 3 days of being planted they went nuts. This is an old pic from last week. Now they're about a foot taller...




So thats been my life in a nut shell the past few weeks...




and snow...lots and lots of snow...




The (almost) entire interior of my home is getting painted soon...



When you're over 30 and a homeowner these are the types of things that excite you lol! 




Refinishing an old antique $15 dresser has also passed the time while being snowed it...





and finally attempting to loom knit some socks is in the works...




it's veeeeeeeeery slow going and I just realized socks usually come in pairs...if you see me walking around with only one sock you'll know why :) 


I've got some goodies etching, more stones being played with and lot's of rad new pretties in the works! 

You can follow my progress with the beans, other pretty little things and daily random snaps on Instagram. The links UP THERE to the right :)))) Enjoy!