Wednesday, July 21, 2010

This weekend...

This weekend was a little different for me. Usually I take the time to catch up on whatever leftover work I need to do around the house or my store, as well as work a shift or two at my day job. This time, however, it was definitely an experience not usually had.

I logged on to my blog and found a comment left by Tara Breanne of Tarapparel, letting me know I had a surprise waiting. Sure enough, I clicked on over to find this very sweet and much appreciated award. It put a big grin on my face, and I'm sure it was there for the rest of the day. To know that someone out there likes what they are reading that much just makes me happy! So thank you, Tara, you started my weekend off right!

I then had the pleasure of my cousin coming over Saturday. If I have not mentioned it before, I have a cousin who actually is more like my best friend. She's gorgeous, funny, and well... some days she is everything I wish I could be. She has that beautiful hair that is always in place, the big pretty eyes... ok, I'll stop now. I know you're jealous as much as I am. *heehee* Anyway, she came over and we drove to the beach. It was her & her son, my kids & man, and a friend of his from work. We went to a different beach than I'd ever been to, Oceanside. There is almost no sandy beach, this is a surfer beach! As luck would have it, the guys wanted to surf, both body and board.

The rest of us stayed on the shore, playing in the sand, building castles, and if you were between the ages of 1 & 3, creating sandstorms. It was enough to watch the crashing waves and collect shells.

Although I will confess, there was a point where I realized that I was just dying to jump in those wild waves! Problem: I didn't wear a swimsuit. I thought I would just be on the shore the entire time. It didn't matter, I couldn't say no. So there I was, in a gray flowing skirt, purple tank top, and a sheer grey top over that, hair all curled and wild... and I jumped straight into the ocean. I didn't just stand, I dove into those cresting giants... and I loved it. It may have been crazy and spontaneous, but it was me, and I was happy.

Sunday held some shopping, sushi, and cupcakes! Yum! We went to my ever loved Anthropologie! *sigh* I think that if I won the lotto, I would spend my first month's installment of money there. Its just so beautiful and inspirational! The cupcake place we went to was so tasty as well! Sugar|Tart is amazing, they have different names for all of their creations, which don't stop at cupcakes! They include fruit drinks, smores, and quiches (one is named after me!). Definitely my favorite dessert place! Chandeliers hanging, fresh flowers on every tiny table, velvet couches... I think I'll go there this weekend too!

Anyways, that was my amazing weekend. Thought I would share with you all! Much love


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