Monday, June 14, 2010

Sun & Sand


Me and Annie at sunset on the harbor.
We are both wearing shorts from Target.

On Saturday, Jimmy and I headed over the hill to the beach with a few friends. We had a great day basking in the sun (with spf 30 of course), listening to the waves crash, and we even managed to squeeze in a walk around the harbor at sunset. It felt like we were hundreds of miles away from home. Days like this make me feel so blessed to live in California. While I was lying in the sand and taking in the scene, I realized that the great things in life really are free, and this summer I am going to do my best to get out and enjoy them!


The view from my beach towel.


Ice cream on the beach!


Sandcastle anyone?


The harbor at sunset.


Jack enjoying the rays.


The end of a great day.


The beach tote I got at a silent auction for $30!

43 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great weekend!

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  2. Looks like so much fun! I have my beach trip starting in 10 days. Can't wait!

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

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  3. Looks like the perfect weekend! Beautiful beach pictures! I CAN'T wait to go this summer!

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  4. Hi - wow I am loving the new header photo - just a great retro vibe! And your day at the beach - very cool, you are so lucky to live where you do! Those images would only apply to me on a one-a-year vacation shot! For you - any weekend in summer! Lou x

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  5. So true....As long as we have people we love around....we can have the best time ever!!!
    Such a fun day...I love the water and the photos look so sweet and relaxed:)
    Muah Darling and happy Monday

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  6. Looks and sounds like a wonderful weekend. Your photos make me wish I lived near the beach!

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  7. Love the beach photos. And I hate you just a little bit for having it all so close. Love the new title photo. You've got some photo skillz there. :-)

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  8. Blog looks great! The beach is always the best time, and just love your beach bag tote!

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  9. Great pictures Marcie!!! You are amazing!!!!! I would have loved to be there as well and love that KS tote! Great deal! :)

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  10. Oh and I just noticed your new banner!!! LOVE it!! So cute! :)

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  11. Great pics! Sounds like a lovely day. I can’t wait to hit up the beach this summer!

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  12. The dog pic is my favorite!

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  13. aww such pretty pictures!! i'm jealous of your saturday!

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  14. beautiful pictures! that dog is absolutely adorable!
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  15. What an amazing weekend! I need to go to the beach asap.

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  16. Marcie this looks so relaxing and enjoyable. What a wonderful way to spend the weekend! Jack looks like a sass! Love it!

    To answer your question re: the beach - I really do like living close to it. I don't have the means to live right on it, but I am within a block or two and there is such a peaceful vibe down here (sans 4th of July, but that's another story).

    Have a great week!
    -Carrie :)

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  17. You always take such pretty pictures, Marcie. The one of you and Annie is gorgeous with the sun behind you. Is Jack your dog??? Looks like a really fun weekend.

    xo
    Valerie

    PS
    I love the new look of your site!!!

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  18. wow - awesome photos! That ice cream truck is my kind of ride :)

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  19. Happy Monday Marcie! Love the Lemons on the washer and dryer! Looks like you had a great weekend :) Pictures are beautiful!

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  20. Stop it, a Kate Spade beach tote for $30, Shut Up, now you didn't.
    What a view you had from your beach towel? Love the lighthouse, I love the actual lighthouses, but not all the cheesy crap for your house you can buy nowadays.

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  21. amazing photos! :D

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  22. Sounds like a awesome time!
    love your header photo btw

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  23. Wow it looks like an incredible day! Loving your photos. And your new header is great! :)

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  24. It sounds totally dreamy, it is the little things in life isn't it.

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  25. Oh, so nice! That looks like an altogether lovely day, you are so lucky to live in CA! Love the sunglasses on Jack!

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  26. wow, that day looked so much fun!

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  27. Love your dog with the sunnies! And you are right there's so much that's free, we should take time to enjoy them.

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  28. Oh - forgot to add, I'm your newest follower!

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  29. This looks like alot of fun...so relaxing!

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  30. I'm in love with your new header. Absolutely in love with it. And this looks like SUCH a fun day; your photography skills make me crazy-jealous.
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  31. That looks like such an amazing day! I cannot wait to get to the beach this summer :)

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  32. i LOVE LOVE LOVE all ur picturess

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  33. I can't wait to go to the beach! Ugh, I'm so jealous! Love your pup :) So cute!

    Melanie@UnravelledThreads

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  34. Ooh, I want to go to the beach too! That looks absolutely beautiful. And love the tote :)
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  35. Makes me crave a beach weekend!! What lovely pictures!! :-)

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  36. so jealous of your beach day... where i currently am is rainy and damp but I guess there is some beauty in it... have fun!

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  37. Beautiful photos! sounds like a great summer day!

    Helena
    www.BrooklynBlonde.com

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  38. Great photos! Looks like the perfect beach day!

    xx
    Nikki

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  39. I was in Santa Cruz at the beach over the weekend too! Too bad we didn't run into each other. Hope I get to see you soon!

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  40. Lovely photos! Really like your blog

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  41. Love the shot of your dog with the sunglasses! He's such a cutie!

    Thanks for finding me- I love your blog! Can't wait to read more of yours too :)

    xo
    lacey

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  42. i wanna hang out with you!

    i've never been to a silent auction. love the bag. the rest of your photos are amazing, love them too. you are so artistic. your photos make pretty summer memories. thanks for sharing love.

    oxox *-*

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