Sunday, July 17, 2011

"Do You Like Pina Coladas"....

Hello my sweet friends,
I am back from my


However, I did not get caught in the rain or feel the ocean or make love on the dunes of The Cape, nor did I sip any champagne.


I did have a few margaritas, felt the cool clear lake and climbed some sand dunes! (Get it, all the references to the Pina Colada song? OK I didn't find a sense of humor on vacation but that's ok, I thought it was cute, maybe that is the half-of-brain part. :) )

Anyway, I had such an amazing two weeks sitting on the dock in the sunshine, going on boat rides, swimming and I actually read two books!! I don't read often but a good book on the dock with a Corona and lime and the sound of the waves and seagulls, well, it doesn't get any better than that.

I can't wait to show you some pics and tell you all about it! One of the best parts of my vacation was I got to meet another Bloggy friend!! Cathy from Check it Off vacations up there with her family and we were there the same time so we met up and had a great time!! She is one of the sweetest girls and her family is just amazing! I can't wait to share some pics with you!

Hopefully I will be able to that this week sometime but I have a lot to catch up on and I have to figure out why my cat is peeing all over the house, off to the vet tomorrow, and my daughter starts another sports camp and my computer is giving me attitude..ugh!
Back to reality!!

Before I left I did made something simple. I have seen these all over blogland and on Pinterest so I decided to make one myself.

Shell Shadow Box

I picked up a shadow box on sale at Hobby Lobby

painted it white and distressed it a bit.

Painted the inside gray and glued a few of the million shells that I have on.

I also glued some twine around the edge of the frame to give it a bit of detail.

Super easy project and I love the look of these.

I hope you have a wonderful week, it is going to be in the mid 90's here all week so we will be trying to find ways to stay cool.
The shark sheets came in while I was gone so now I can begin to start painting sometime, in the air conditioning of course. :)

Have a great week and I can't wait to see what you all have been up to!!!




Anonymous said...

Oh, that looks just great! So pretty... but now I've got that song in my head!!

Val said...

I love me some Pina Coladas and heart this...

tinajo said...

Welcome back - I´m glad you´ve had a great time, margaritas and all..! :-D I´ll look forward to the pics, love these as well! :-)

Deborah said...

Hi sweetie!!
Do you even know how good it is to see a post from my sweet pea?!!!! :) Lol
Your trip sounds heavenly!
And those seashells in the shadow box will remind you of your beautiful memories from Glen Lake!!! I love it...the twine accents it perfectly.
Relax and enjoy your day...a little limeaid perhaps?
I will share one with you here!!
Hope your kitty feels better..poor little darlin'. :(
Love you hunny and so glad to chat more again xoxo

Deborah xoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoox

At The Picket Fence said...

WELCOME BACK FRIEND!! So fun to see your new post pop up and it sounds like you had an absolutely fantastic time! :-) I love your shell shadow box and can't wait to see more of the shark room. I bought some Corona's yesterday so just pop on over when you get a chance ok? :-)

NanaDiana said...

Welcome Home Michelle! I am so glad you had a good time-It is fun to just get away from EVERYTHING sometimes, isn't it? It will be fun to see all the pictures you took. I a popping over to meet your friend too.

So sorry about the cat. Once they do that it is VERY HARD to get them to stop. I hope it is just a bladder infection or something and not bad behavior because you left him/her. Good luck with that! xo Diana

Sylvia said...

I am so happy for you ,dear Michelle.I love your shell shadow box - creative as always . Have a great rest of the summer !!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH how I have missed you. SOOOO GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK and again, I am so happy that you are back my friend! WE ARE HAVING UNBELIEVABLE humidity today! But we are going out for a bit. SENDING YOU MUCH LOVE and thank you again for coming to visit with me! Lovely display!! Anita

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

another great project by Michelle!

Martina said...

Welcome back Michelle, good to hear you've had such a great time. And - look at you - another gorgeous DIY up your sleeve already - love your pretty frame!

simpledaisy said...

So happy you had a lovely time!!!!!
Vacations are simply the best!:)
And I love the shells photobox...super cute:)

Beach Coast Style said...

Pretty artwork and glad you had a great time away! And yes I like sipping Pina Colada's and getting caught in the rain!

Sizzle and Zoom said...

The shell shadowbox idea is wonderful! Glad to havae you back!

simone said...

Hello my dear friend, good to have you back we missed you. Glad you were able to relax. Great photos and project-I have yet to buy a shadow box, but it is on my list. Cheers BTW are you on FB?

Rayanne said...

So glad you are back! Glad you had your time also, sounds like a great vacation. Love your shells...very pretty!!

A Rosy Note said...

Welcome home, Michelle. I'm so glad you're back...I missed you and your wonderful self :) Sounds like you had a relaxing time on your getaway.

Hope you get everything worked out with your kitty. I've been there and it was a nightmare.

Desire Empire said...

Summer holidays are the best. Glad yours was lovely. The shadow box looks great as well.

Fishtail Cottage said...

lovely! xoox

Jane said...

Love it!...and I LOVE pina coladas!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so glad you got to get away and have a wonderful time! It's always fun to meet a blog buddy, too! I love your shadow box! I want to try to make one when we redo my master bath! It would be perfect! ♥

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Welcome back! Your vacation sounds dreamy. I'm so glad you had a great time! I look forward to seeing your photos.
I lovey our shadow box! It is so pretty and so YOU!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks so pretty! it suits you wonderfully, too. glad you are back and had a ncie vacation!

Amy Kinser said...

So glad you had a great time! Good for you.

Love your shadowbox.

Kirsty said...

Wow. Sounds like you had an amazing time!!!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I'm glad you had a great time -I love a corona with lime in the summer!! Very sweet shadow box.

the fishermans cottage said...

Glad you're back Michelle and had a lovely time. I love your shadow box... I'm loving grey, white and textures at the moment and this includes all those x

becky said...

Welcome back, Michelle. You are like a sunny day with all this chat about your vaca...looking forward to hearing more!

Seaside Style said...

Hi Honey! I missed you too! I am so glad you had a great time! I can't believe your read TWO books! Good for you! Can't wait to see pics. Love the shadow box .

XOXO Welcome back!!!

Kelle Dame said...

OOoh pina coladas??! Yes, please! Sounds like you had the perfect time!
I love what you did with these shells! The colors look great together. I would totally buy this!
I'm excited that you're back!

Libbie said...

Glad you are back safe! I know you enjoyed every minute of your trip! A girl just needs a little refreshment like that don't we? :)

That shadow box looks amazing! Just perfect for your beachy house!

Oh I hope that air is on if you are painting! We sure didn't have many days for your pretty drapes to blow in the wind with the windows open this year...too cold went right to too hot! But I kinda like the too hot :) keep it coming! said...

My heart skipped a beat when I saw your comment this morning - I missed you soooo much. Glad to hear that you had some time to chill out and read a few books. Your shadow box is adorable and I must pin it on my coastal crafts board...too cute! The grey color you used for the background was ingenious - really makes the seashells show up.

Good luck on getting back to reality ;o)

Love ya,

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Welcome home...did you miss your coastal cottage? I think you did! tee hee It's always nice to get away but even nicer to come home. ox

Finding Home said...

Welcome Home! You have been missed! Hope all is well, other than the cat situation, been there myself before after vacation, no fun at all! Looking forward to hearing about your trip.

Take care,

A Cottage Muse said...

Glad you got in some R&R Michelle!
Loving your sweet shadow box too!!

Debbie said...

Hi glad you enjoyed your vacation!
Your shadow box is sooo neat!
I don't think I'll be going to Allegan on Sunday...Zoey's fifth birthday party is Saturday evening in Lansing, and hubby has to work.
Maybe next month.

Heaven's Walk said...

Hey sweets! WELCOME HOME!!!! I'm so glad that you all had a great time and sucked down all those margaritas. Hopefully you didn't drink them BEFORE you ran down the dunes. I can just imagine you rolling down them..... lol! Can hardly wait to see your vacay photos. Ok....about that shell shadow box. You bought that up north, didn't you....??? hehehe! GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm definitely going to have to start calling you Martha....

xoxo laurie

Anonymous said...

Hi-glad you had such fun and love the beachy shadowbox!

Happy First Week back!

Pamela said...

Sooo pretty! I love this display.

Burlap Luxe said...

Leaving your coastal cottage and off to the beach!
Michelle, I love the shell shadow box you have inspired me! Hmmmm! what do I need to shadow around here :)

Nice to see you back, will be looking forward to all you inspire!


Love of the Sea said...

Hi there Michelle. So glad that you enjoyed your time away. Sounds like you had a wonderful two weeks! I can't wait to get some time off next month. Good luck on figuring out what is going on with your cat. That has happened to one of my cats before. Hope yours is ok.

Tonya said...

Welcome back!! I missed you sweet friend!! I'm glad that you had a great vacation!! Your little shell shadowbox is just perfect!! :)

Rose West said...

Hi Michelle! So glad to see you back! That's great you had such a lovely vacation - book on a dock sounds perfect! I love your shadowbox, too. Wish I could be so crafty...

Monica said...

Good idea! I like your blog and i follow it!
Monica (Italy)

ANNE said...

Welcome home,Michelle! Sounds like a perfect vacation. And I see you're right back in stride creating that FABulous shadow box! The white shells on the gray background, with the twine... couldn't be more beautiful!

Vicki said...

Lol..loved this post. Welcome back. Great project too.

Rene said...

So glad you are back Michelle! I have been thinking about you and wondering how things are going. We must be on the same wave length with our shadow boxes. Love your filled with seashells.

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

my computer just blew up after i wrote a long comment! ahhhh! in a nut shell: but are you NOT into yoga? love the shadow box for realz. and your trip sounded awesomebadawesome.

welcome back to the land of the blog potatoes.



Between You and Me said...

I love that you got a 2 week vacation and I double love that you met a bloggy friend.

your beachy additions to your home are beautiful...saw some shell shadow boxes at tjmaxx....didn't like the box...should have bought it and done what you did with yours! always regret not making those purchases from my dear tjmaxx. :))

Privet and Holly said...

So cool that you
chose the pina colada
theme, as that is the
drink I have re-discovered
this summer! Mainly, as
smoothies...yumm-o. Sounds
like an idyllic holiday
away and your shadow box
is very, very sweet!
Welcome home, laundry piles
and all : )
xx Suzanne

designchic said...

So glad you had a wonderful trip. Adore your the distressed shadowbox and the gray background - perfect for showcasing your beach finds!!

Jenni said...

Hello Michelle! I am SO glad you are back, my friend! :) It sounds like your vacation was everything you needed it to be, especially considering everything is ramping up again for you!

Your shadow box is BEAUTIFUL! I love how you added the twine around the frame, too! Simply gorgeous. :) {And I love how it looks against your plank wall, too!}

And how fun that you caught some time with a blogger friend! How cool is that, being there at the same time? :)

Well, I hope you have a great night! :)


Sandra said...

Hey Sweets!

Your Seashell shadow box is gorgeous!!!!


chiara said...

Hallo!! this frame with sea shells is amazing, I like it sooo much, so much. You did a great job, it's a very elegant coastal style
many hugs

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

HI, Michelle! So glad to hear that you had a lovely vacay. This frame of sea shells is perfect for the summer decor! I love it's simplicity.... another perfect element for the summer :D

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Looks great and I love the touch of twine!

Brandi said...

Welcome back Michelle, so glad to hear you had a great time. Your shadow box is perfect. makes me miss the beach.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

The shadowbox looks great! Love the trim of the rope. Glad you had a great time. It's getting warm here too. Spent the afternoon in the pool.


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