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In the new beach house, the kitchen is purple and red. The entire house minus some bedrooms and bathrooms is painted painted purple. It is bold, it is colorful, it is full of love. At first I wasn’t a fan of all the color but it really does grow on you.

The fabulous knobs in the kitchen. They are from Anthropologie! I knew it was meant to be seeing as that is my favorite store.

A certain relative in Kansas that shall remain nameless gave me some grief about not posting enough pictures of the new house. So far I am posting the kitchen. So here it is:






The kitchen makes me smile every time I think about it. I love that it fits us all. We can sit around all hours of the day and visit. I love that it truly is the center of the beach house. How could someone not smile in this kitchen.


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My family started a project last week in memory of my brother Jeff that died last summer. It is called “Project Call Home” and we have a blog up. The mission of this organization is to donate knit hats and new socks to people in need that are struggling with addiction through Protection Point. Please feel free to donate knit hats, regular winter hats, scarves, and socks. We will be adding patterns to the blog for those that want to knit and are looking for a simple pattern. I will be setting up a P.O. Box to mail items to as well. There is a pay pal button on the side bar of the Project Call Home site if you would like to donate money towards supplies.

My mom knit this hat during Babylicious’ nap on Saturday. She has been knitting like crazy. Please leave a comment or email ProjectCallHome at Gmail dot com if you are interested in helping this great cause or even if you just want to leave a kind word. We would love to hear from you. You may also follow the blog by clicking on the Follow Me button in the side bar of the Project Call Home Site. We will be updating regularly.




Technical terms: SOOC (straight out of camera), conversion from RAW to JPEG, 50 mm f1.4, ISO 200, 1/125 sec.

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Where have I been? Well my mom purchased a beach house on Friday and my family has been soaking up the sun, beach, house, and love this weekend.


I promise more photos and posts to come this week. I am off to bed. I am exhausted from all this fun!

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Happiness is…


AnaisShoesHappiness is Babylicious eating breakfast in the kitchen at the beach house with her Ruby Red Slippers on the seat next to her.


Happiness is the natural light that floods into the kitchen in the early mornings. Sitting around the island eating breakfast and having coffee with my family.

Chasing Sea Gulls!

Happiness is walking to the beach in October when no one is around and chasing sea gulls in your shorts.

Ocean Love

Happiness is swimming in the ocean in your jeans without a care in the world. Giggling as the waves crash into you. Happy to be one with the earth.


Happiness is cousins and the bond that is irreplaceable. My cousins are some of my closest friends. We spent summers at the beach together growing up. We were surrounded by each other and loved every minute of it.


Happiness is the island covered in butterflies. Everywhere you look surrounded by beauty.

Happiness is my family. Without them this place wouldn’t mean nearly as much.


I added this to the 10.10.10 group on Flickr. I hope you took a picture today. If you did you should share it. Leave a comment and I will come and check it out.


October 10th, A most auspicious day

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Tonight I took the kids to Sunset Beach in Cape May and met up with my mom (their gran) who was shopping in Cape May today.

I decided to bring along the big camera so I could get some good pictures at sunset. I also wanted to see the flag ceremony I had heard about. I went a few weeks ago with some girlfriends and their kids, but we were not there for the ceremony.

So we ate dinner at the Grill which was very good food. Some of us swam in the bay (Abby and Me), however quickly got out when a kid caught a baby shark less than a 100 yards from us. We climbed rocks, dug for diamonds, skipped rocks, and had an all around great time.

Brett stopped climbing the rocks for the ceremony, Held his hand over his heart throughout the entire ceremony and then after the flag was lowered Brett looked at me and said “I can’t hear anything. I have absolutely no idea what they just said”and then went back on his way climbing rocks.

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Skee Ball

I am in the mood for a mean game of Skee Ball!

I think I am going to round up some of the kids and head to the arcade!

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Today I started my morning off with a photoshoot of a wonderful family vacationing on the Jersey Shore.

I spent the rest of the day on a friend’s boat sans kids. It was wonderful.

I came back to the beach house, took a nap, had a big clam bake with the family and finished off the day with Fire Works on the beach.

This is the view I see every day on my way to the beach. The flags make me smile everytime I see them.

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