Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Wise Words

Old Schooled
I discovered this website today.  It is full of smart advice and words of wisdom passed down from grandparents.  Enjoy!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Pretty Lights

I've been seeing this photo, from Domino magazine, circulating all through the blogosphere.
I love those lights, but they don't seem incredibly practical or helpful over the bathroom sink.  I'm pretty sure I'd hit my head, daily.  You can find them at Shades of Light.  I think they'd make for some pretty amazing bedside lamps.  At $319 a piece, I'll keep dreaming  looking for a knockoff.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Vacation Dreaming: Hopetown, Bahamas

Another cold, dark day calls for a little vacation dreaming.  Hopetown is my go-to dream.  I traveled here with my family when I was younger and have idolized the beaches, water, and adorable town, ever since.

Hopetown is located on Elbow Cay in the Abacos.  It's not a popular tourist destination because it's a bit tricky to get to.  All the better.  Visitors fly into Marsh Harbor and take a short ferry ride to Hopetown.  Once there, locals travel by foot, boat, or golf cart.

If Beau and I were visiting, I think we'd stay in one of these teeny tiny bungalows.  This one sits right on the beach.
Cottage area, beach and oceanExterior of kitchen
This one sits on a small island just outside of Hopetown.  It includes a boat with rental.
South Cottage Dock with 17' Boston WhalerParrot Perch livingroom
This place sits right in the harbor, with a great view of the anchorage.

This place is a little more expensive, but on the gorgeous Tahiti beach with a private dock.
Private sandy beach on the Sea of Abaco. Private dock.  Photo taken from deck.View of house from Private dock,shows private beach area/ house, coconut trees

We'd do lots of fishing and snorkeling, and spend the afternoons at Abaco Inn, where I recall they make a delicious Pina Colada.

 I had a virgin colada the last time we were there, but I'm sure it would be just as tasty the traditional way!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Years...A Little Belated

This was supposed to be my big year.  12 is my favorite number.  I was expecting big things.  Unfortunately, the cold from hell kept me from fully enjoying the entrance of my year.  I'm sure things will only improve from here, right?!

2012 deserves lots of champagne toasts and plenty of resolutions.  My personal resolution is to learn how to use photoshop.  It's a pie in the sky type of goal, but it is my year, so I have high hopes.  I'm also making a resolution for Beau.  His pie in the sky goal is to finish the new house.  While I'm at it, I'll make a resolution for Sugar Pie.  Sugar Pie is going to stop eating all of the food she can find when we're not watching.  She already had a slip up on the 2nd, eating an entire bag of dog food, which made her incapable of walking or lying on her stomach.  Not a strong start, but plenty of time for improvement, I hope.

What's your resolution?  Are you having as much luck as Sugar?