Sunday, August 31, 2014

What I Wore- À la Plage


For our first day at the beach I wore what I think are the beachy-est colors; Light blue and sea foam green! And also a sweater because it was a little chilly that morning.

I had been wanting a small backpack for a while now, to carry my additional cameras/lens' in, and I found the perfect one a few weeks ago at an antique store! Although I don't think it's more than ten years old. It really came in handy when we were out exploring and I wanted all my camera stuff but didn't want to worry about carrying a bag around.

Also, that's my lens cap in my back pocket..






This was the windiest day!

Outfit Details
Shirt: Target
Shorts:Target
Sweater: Target
Backpack: Thrifted

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Housewife Photoshoot


 When I made chocolate chip cookies the other week, I wanted a cute picture of me holding the cookie plate, and then that escalated into a photoshoot.







Since I have been working part time, I have filled my free days with activities such as baking, cooking and cleaning, and I must say, I quite enjoy it!  The only downside to it is never having any money. :p  But I am trying to enjoy my free while I still can, because I know I'll miss it when it's gone!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Beach Trip- Part One

I love any type of vacation, but to me, nothing ever compares to a beach vacation.

I'm not sure what exactly I love about beaches the best; watching the waves while soaking up the sun, the endless sand castle possibilities, early morning shell walks.. I get so excited every time I think about the beach!

For this years beach trip Steven and I went to our favorite spot, Atlantic beach. It was the first ever trip we took together, and second time we went we got engaged! This was our third time going and we had a blast.

We always stay at the cute little Sand Dollar motel.


One of the cool things about North Carolina is that is has 200 miles of  barrier islands banking the coast, known as the outer banks, which is home to many light houses, wild horses, small islands for exploring and plenty of seashells! 


During the drive to the beach I can hardly contain my excitement, and by the time we get to the big bridge, I'm almost jumping out of my seat!

From the top of the bridge you can see across the island to the ocean on the other side!






One of the places we visited was sand dollar island, which is just a giant sandbar in the middle of the ocean that is home to tons of sand dollars and conchs! A ferry drops you off at low tide and then comes back to pick you up before the tide comes back in and the whole island gets covered by the water.



I had never seen a live conch before, some of them were HUGE, just wandering along the shore. But by the time I went to get my camera all I could find was this tiny guy.

Of course taking living guys isn't allowed, so it was back into the sea with him! 

I loved sand dollar island so much! I had never seen a sand dollar except for at stores, and there were soo many live ones just hanging out in the sand! I am so excited about all the sand dollars I collected!
 
On the ferry ride over we passed a few islands and got to see some wild horses.

These photos are from an early morning walk to watch the sunrise, but I forgot that the sun doesn't rise over the ocean at this beach because it faces east-west instead of north-south, so my sunrise pictures weren't that exciting. But I was pretty happy with the other pictures I took in the morning fog.





 
We ate at a couple ocean front restaurants, such a great view!


 We ordered a pizza for lunch one day and took it to a little beach side picnic area (and pretended we didn't see the no alcohol signs!) :0


Probably my favorite beach activities is just sitting on the beach all day, watching the waves and reading while drinking delicious beachy drinks. When I get too hot I'll run into the water to cool down, then maybe I'll dig in the sand and build a castle or something. 

Writing this post made me miss the beach so bad, even though we just got back. I can almost hear the waves crashing and taste the salty air as I look through these. I have a few more beach posts to come, so stay tuned!






Sunday, August 24, 2014

Veggie Garden Update- Plenty of Veggies!

It's been a while since I've done a veggie garden update!







Ok so some of my bell pepper plants started growing... Well, whatever these things are... o____0 No idea what happened there.


Annnnd, I know you're all wondering how my luffa plants are doing...

They're doing great! They've taken over the fence and are starting to flower!


There is a future luffa, waiting to bloom and be pollinated!



I kind of let my broccoli get out of hand..



This is one of two gourds I've gotten. Sadly all of my squash plants got infested with squash borers and most of the vines died!! :'( I replanted them but I'm not sure they're grow in time before the first frost hits. I was really looking forward to drowning in squash this year!

But other than my squash fiasco my garden has been doing great! I love going out and picking fresh veggies from the backyard.

What are your favorite vegetables to plant?