Wednesday, June 17

sand feet

my beach art :)

So I wanted to do some sort of project with sand and initially had found a project where you make sand footprints. Basically you get wet sand (not too wet) and place child's foot in sand to get their footprint. Then you pour in plaster of paris and let dry. get a sandy foot.

Well my little ones could not quite create a good clean footprint due their wiggly cute toes. So I decided to try something else. (I had brought the plaster of paris and wire to make a hanger...needed to do something, lol)

So I took her flip flop and his little croc shoe and made shoe prints instead. I found shells on the beach and decided to use their initials. We do call them "A" and "B" all the time :)

I think it turned out cute....a little something different to hang in a little space on my wall.

Thought I would share. You can really expand on this and make any sort of beach sand art using shells and plaster of paris. enjoy!

Thursday, June 11

favorite room @ the beach...

Nothing is better than the outdoor shower at the beach! It is a prerequisite when looking at what cottages to rent. Nothing fancy, just hot water and a spot to place your shower necessities is all that is needed. I LOVE IT! I never use the indoor shower at the beach....really I don't. I love to be all sandy and then step into the outside shower. When you are done there is none of that "steamy too hot bathroom" feel...instead you get the refreshing salt air smell and feel :)
My husband and children enjoyed it too. I am pretty sure Ava will be like mom and enjoy outside showers as much as I do. If possible I would have a outdoor shower at my year round home...hmmmm just not sure if the home owner's association would like that...ha!