A Coastal Lifestyle Blog
Sea Glass Ring

Sea Glass Ring

I Spy: Stunning Beach House Decks

I Spy: Stunning Beach House Decks

Beach House Deck Ideas

As I spent some time “window shopping” on Houzz for deck renovation ideas, I was reminded of that beach saying that goes something like this, “If you are lucky enough to live by the sea, you are lucky enough”.   I couldn’t agree more!  The hubby and I haven’t found our forever home, but from the looks of it now we are definitely looking for beachfront property.  We…

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Colorful Hand Painted Starfish

Colorful Hand Painted Starfish

Two Peas in a Pod Tutorial Series: DIY Seashell Candle Holder

Two Peas in a Pod Tutorial Series: DIY Seashell Candle Holder

DIY Seashell Candle Holder

Welcome to another Two Peas in a Pod Series!  Today tutorial is for a seashell candle holder.

Two Peas in a Pod Tutorial Image


candle 1

I received a bag of mother of pearl shell chips from CereusArt. Beautiful shades of creams, tans,…

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Nautical Décor: Color Inspiration

Nautical Décor: Color Inspiration

Nautical Nursery Color Palettes

Lately it seems that nautical décor is popping up everywhere.  Heck, you can even find nautical décor in Target.  From glass floats, to anchors, to ship’s wheels, you can shop to your heart’s desire.  I love everything seaside inspired so I’m glad to see that the “latest trends” have caught up with me.

The key to pulling together a stunning nautical look is to…

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Tiny Starfish

Tiny Starfish

Weekly Wake - Something Turquoise Giveaway

Weekly Wake – Something Turquoise Giveaway


  1. Nautical terminology; the track or path that a boat leaves behind it, when moving across the waters.
  2. Weekly recap of events from CereusArt.
Something Turquoise Giveaway

I’m tickled pink turquoise to sponsor a Something Turquoise Etsy Wedding Artist Giveaway.  Something Turquoise is an industry leading DIY wedding blog with inspiration, tutorials, and real weddings.  I’m giving away a $50…

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How I found my blogging mojo

How I found my blogging mojo

Blogging for the Small Business Owner

About a year ago I experienced writer’s block.  I just didn’t know what to write.  Blogging for a small business owner isn’t like regular blogging.  For one, you spend just as much time blogging about your business as you might do about any other topic.  And you have to do it without spamming the living daylights out of your readers.  As I look back on…

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Whelk Shell

Whelk Shell

Sand Dollar Art and our most Popular Pinterest Beach Sayings

Sand Dollar Art and our most Popular Pinterest Beach Sayings

If you haven’t already noticed I LOVE Pinterest Beach Sayings.  In fact, I’ve got a whole board over on Pinterest dedicated to beach quotes.   When one of the quotes I’ve created resonates with folks and I see it on social media, it warms my soul.  Honestly, I feel like I’ve just stepped out into the sun after a long cold winter.  Recently I saw one of my Pinterest Beach Sayings shared on…

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