Tuesday, June 22, 2010

At the Beach

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Hello All.

We are at the beach for a week with family, and if I post, it will be because the urge to write is too strong to resist.

This trip is all about my favorite ‘lows’:

Low Profile, Low Stress , and not Low Calorie.

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Today while sitting at the water’s edge under our tent, wearing my new turquoise earrings and turquoise straw hat, everywhere I looked I saw color.

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It was in the hot pink case protecting Lauren’s IPod, sitting on her zebra print lay-out mat.

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It was in the Guatemalan headband Katherine wore while reading her book poolside.

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It was in my new Mexican dress in bright orange ( that I love because it is soft), and it reminds me of the Mexican dresses my friends and I wore years ago . 

Our favorites were from Oaxaca.

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Color was in my rock star grandsons’ beach bucket.

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Color was in the book jacket of my beach read for the next few days.

I picked this book because of the references to the Aztecs.

I am now obsessed with the Aztecs.

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Color popped off of Lauren’s beach bag- the pattern reminds me of coral.

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Be back soon!

32 comments:

Stacey said...

Have a wonderful time.

Keep reapplying that sunscreen. :)

Eat lots of good food including dessert.

Tell Katherine that The Glass Castle is awesome!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Laura, we were just at the beach for a week, why is it that when I am in a skimpy fatsuit...I eat the most? I know you, I am sure you look hot in your turquoise earrings and turquoise straw hat, you have a way of always looking so sophisticated! Have fun with your little ones, the most fun is watching them building sandcastles and jumping in the waves and giggling like all get out! Enjoy dear friend, building memories, it's just the best, isn't it?

Love,

Nancy

Karen said...

I love "exposing" my friends. Laura and Nancy have been friends for YEARS! Old friends. They rarely see each other (not sure when they last did see each other). And that's a shame because they are both two extremely talented and intelligent women. Someday they'll get that visit in...
And those colors, Laura. Wonderful against those tans you gals are getting. Just make sure you won't have to make a visit to my dermatologist daughter-in-law someday.
Have fun, Laura. You deserve a "low-life". Now I didn't mean that quite like it sounded!!!
Hugs,
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Privet and Holly said...

YES! Color was your friend, today, for certain!
Love how you tied it all together. The earrings are especially gorgeous! Hope you are having a fabulous time on holiday! xx Suzanne

Snappy Di said...

Enjoy all that color and by all means HAVE FUN!

Di

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoy !!! :-D

Debra@Common Ground said...

Good for you, Laura, looks like a wonderful week with your sweeties! Have so much fun and don't even think about calories, you'll be running them all off!
love you,
Debra

joanne said...

Have a great time!

Theresa said...

I will miss you but it sure was nice of you to pop in and show all of those beautiful colors! Enjoy your week with the family, I have one coming up too:)

HUGS!

Debbie's Garden said...

Happiness everywhere you look! Color really is therapy. I love the hat and earrings. You are just Miss Thang at the beach!

Deb said...

oh I need a vacation.......well atleast I can live through yours...great colors...wonderful narration..

Tracy F. said...

What a fun---and colorful---post! Enjoy the beach!

Domestic Designer said...

Have a wonderful time!

Rustdiva said...

You have been quite the travelor of late. Good for you! Wish I were "poolside". Few more weeks and we will be at Schlitterbaun so I must be patient. Love all the color but my fave pic is the water on the sand. How serene!

Diane said...

Laura....sounds like heaven on earth! It is always about color isn't it?
BTW...when you get home, I wanted to ask you if you would like to join me in the bi-weekly collaboration my friends Susan Tuttle and Chrysti Hydek do called Echo? I have been waiting to find someone...and I think I would love to do it with you =) if you likey. Look here to see if you might like to join me~
http://ilkasattic.blogspot.com/2010/06/echo-week-16-meander.html
They are currently on meander...something you are doing right about now I suspect!
diane
email me: rosajosies@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

Have a wonderful va-ca Laura!

Rhonda said...

We couldn't see your face in the photograph, but you had to look gorgeous in all of those pretty accessories!!

Enjoy the rest of your beach stay.
Rhonda

Kim said...

Hope you have a wonderful vacation Laura! Thanks for posting!
xoxo,
Kim

red.neck chic said...

I think I'm GREEN with envy that you're at the beach right now!!!!!!!!!

I hope you are having a BLAST!!! Beautiful photos!!!

:-D robelyn

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Well, I can see you're having fun! So be safe and for heaven's sake, enjoy the food. I need to lose weight, but when I try hard to, I just obsess over it and eat more. I'm trying the vegetarian route, because I don't really like meat that much. And reigning in the cholesterol, though I haven't been told to yet.
Brenda

Chatty Crone said...

I get back and you leave. Have a great vacation looking at all the beautiful colors! sandie

ChaChaneen said...

Ooooooh fun times at the beach, I lurve the beach and your gorgeous ear rings!! See ya when you get back to bloggyland!

Julie Harward said...

Hi Laura, thanks for the visit. I so love the earrings and hat...wow! I'm glad you see color, me too, I could not live without it! Have fun at the beach, it looks so wonderful! :D

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. I love all of those bright sunny colors, especially the turquoise.

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

I was waiting for the NOT low calorie pictures!
Well?

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

OMG I love your pictures and so happy your taking a break especially to the beach. Would love to be there myself.
Adore your earrings they are beautiful.
Thanks for stopping by and seeing my wedding blog. I could not use the ex so my thought of course had to be my first love. lol
Have fun
Love
Maggie

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

oooo, I LOVE the beach - and the blue of the water/sky are also very beautiful! Enjoy your beach vacation!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

You lucky girl....I am JEALOUS! Enjoy!

Marguerite said...

You are so lucky! Love all of your colorful things, especially the earrings! Let the good times roll, cher!

Mimi Sue said...

The beach sounds lovely. I sure do miss the California central coast and it's cool ocean breeze. Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment. I'll be following you and your adorable blog. Mimi

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Laura!

It sounds and looks like you are having the perfect trip!

I love all the colors you showed us. Your earrings are wonderful. Turquoise is one of my all time favorites, both the color and the stone.

I have a tiny little burial head that some tiny little Mexican boys traded me for some crackers I had with me when we toured the pyramids. The head had bits of sand in the crevices, and I've always wondered and felt like it was a pre-Columbian relic. I've seen some like it in museums. This was over forty years ago, and I can't imagine that they would have been manufacturing them to sell to tourists at that point, but one never knows. Let me know how your read turns out.

Have a great time and enjoy yourself. We aren't vacationing this summer, but I'm going to take a break to get things done on our home. It is still calling my name, and now it is calling loudly... my MIL is coming to visit! ;-)

XO,

Sheila :-)

Andrea said...

Have a great vacation! Looks wonderful!

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