Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall Can Be Filled With Fun Too!

It's official folks, summer is over. Today is the first day of fall. For me, it is bittersweet. I love my summers, but welcome the start of autumn and its warm colors.

Let us all take a moment and look back at the wonderful summer we just had. Think of all the great memories you made, the new friends you met and all the awesome adventures you went on. However just because summer is over doesn't mean the fun has to end.

This is what it looks like in Florida on this fine Fall day.
Luckily here is Florida while it may technically be fall, summer never really ends. However the whether everywhere hasn't completely gone cool yet. Soak up all the sun and fun you still can until you absolutely have to put on that sweater. Enjoy your swimming pool or take a trip to the beach. Take it all in until that warm weather goes away.

Sad you didn't get to do all the things you wanted this summer? Don't look at it as a let down. Start planning all your adventures for next summer. Maybe sit down with the family and make a list of the things you wanted to this summer and add ideas that you want to do next summer. Creating this list is a great activity as a family and it gives you something to look forward to as well. Make a calendar with the kids for them to count down with. Put a positive spin on the fact that summer has ended.

With fall comes the start of holidays, and with that comes lots of events and activities to attend to. Check out to see what's going on in your neighborhood. Fall harvests, green markets, themed parties are going on all around. Start decorating for the season as well. Bring out your creative side and embrace all the fun fall has to bring.

Summer comes to an end each and every year. Treasure the fun times you had and look forward the great times ahead of you. Fall is filled with new beginnings and new opportunities. Fall into all the fun autumn has to offer!

Useful Ways To Use Your Seashells

Should you need ideas about how to spruce up your interior spaces, what is found along the seashore can help. For instance the seashell crafts that you can create can often range from the very simple to the very complicated. Thus during the times that you find yourself walking along the beach, the search for interesting shells that are right for a project should also be in progress.

Stopping by the local craft store may also be in order to gather the supplies that are needed to enhance the look of the items that have been recovered from the sand. This can include items such as glitter, glue, string, wire, beads, ribbons, felt, and Styrofoam balls that one deems necessary to complete the creation of the ornamentation that they desire.

One project that many favor is what is known as a wineglass charm. They utilize the shells, wire, felt, glue, and beads to bring something into existence that pleases the eye. Cutting the wire to lengths of about 16 inches is one way that these artists begin their work. Next they fold that same wire in half and then attach it an some felt to the back of the shell with some glue. After that has finished drying then the beads are strung on the wire in any combination that is pleasing to them. They then make sure that enough room remains on the wire to close the circle off.

This particular project doesn't just have to be used to make wineglass charms. Instead it can be adapted for use as a napkin ring or holder. This will give it a bit more of a decorative touch to the table and its place settings when preparing for guests during a special occasion.

Using a Styrofoam ball that will ultimately be covered in shells is one project that can occupy children. The glue that they will need to accomplish their task is similar to what they use in their classroom. Once they have completed their decoration though then it is advisable to use a bit of hot glue to make the children's handiwork a little more secure. Prior to this particular project getting started though it might be a good idea to also use hot glue to affix the means to hang the ornament up to the undecorated base.

There are also those that use the seashell decorations they have made to make a profit through online sales to interested people. Sine they have access to the seashore and they use what is washed up on it on a daily basis and use that to help continue their endeavor.

These ideas can also use those things that come from the craft store to make a piece of work that will compliment the shells and broken glass that they have discovered in the sand. This includes such items as gemstones, ribbons, beads, silk flowers, and various colors of paints. The finished work will often go into packages to complete a customer's need for a set.

Looking for Seashell Ornaments for your Christmas tree this year? Look no further! Check them out at - including our newest addition - the Starfish Tree Topper

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Deal Of The Day - Day At The Beach Accent Rug

Day At The Beach Accent Rug
  • Regular Price $39.99
  • Today Only $26.99
This fun Day at the Beach rug has summery designs - a flip flop, a bathing suit, and a sand pail lined up in a row and accented in vibrant colors of red, yellow, blue and tan. The rug is fade-resistant as well as quick drying. This product is sure to make a great addition to any home during the summertime, as well as any beach house year-round.

Measures 22" x 34"
Made from a blend of polypropylene & acrylic fibers
Handmade and hand hooked with a twisted loop construction.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Deal Of The Day - Seashell Frame & Candle Holder Gift Set

Seashell Frame and Candle Holder Gift Set
  • Regular Price $29.95
  • Today Only $19.95
This incredible gift set comes with one shell encrusted picture frame and 5 candle holders - 2 votive holders and 3 tealight holders with tray.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Deal Of The Day - White Sand Blue Sea Key Holder

White Sand Blue Sea Key Holder

  • Regular Price $29.99
  • Today Only $24.99
These brand new, redesigned key holders are made of wood and tile. Each holds up to 3 sets of keys and include a wonderful beachy quote:
May you always have a shell in your pocket and sand in your toes
* Measures: 5.5"w x 11.5"h x 2"d

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Deal Of The Day - Tiki Bar Raised Art

Tiki Bar Raised Art
  • Regular Price $24.95
  • Today Only $19.95
This Hawaiian-inspired artwork features a raised art design on a wooden plaque. "Meet Me At the Tiki Bar" says it all. Measures: 10.5" x 10.5".

Friday, September 2, 2011

Deal Of The Day - Driftwood Shutter Mirror

Driftwood Shutter Mirror
  • Regular Price $69.95
  • Today Only $59.95
This incredible shutter mirror features a distressed driftwood finish. Can be used in any room of your house to add a bit of nature to your coastal home! Measures 7 1/2" H x 23 1/2" L x 5 1/2" D.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Deal Of The Day Is Back - Flip Flop Handpainted Wine Glasses

Flip Flop Handpainted Wine Glasses
  • Regular Price $56.95
  • Today Only $48.95
This set of 4 assorted wine glasses features hand painted flip flops in all colors and styles. Such a fun addition to your beach theme decor!
    • Each holds 16 oz
    • Measures 8.5" high
    • Sold as a set of 4