Keep an Island State of Mind...

... and your Feet in the Sand.

Monday, May 30, 2011

fabulous k

via fabulous k

maybe this is me on some one's fabulous yacht?
prob not... having a burger by the pool...
remembering all those that are no longer with us.


Saturday, May 28, 2011

on my toes

(via the bottom of the ironing basket)

anyone going to the beach this weekend?

let's not forget to honor those that have passed...

Memorial Day
-~Joyce Kilmer~
The bugle echoes shrill and sweet,
But not of war it sings to-day.
The road is rhythmic with the feet
Of men-at-arms who come to pray.

The roses blossom white and red
On tombs where weary soldiers lie;
Flags wave above the honored dead
And martial music cleaves the sky.

Above their wreath-strewn graves we kneel,
They kept the faith and fought the fight.
Through flying lead and crimson steel
They plunged for Freedom and the Right.

May we, their grateful children, learn
Their strength, who lie beneath this sod,
Who went through fire and death to earn
At last the accolade of God.

In shining rank on rank arrayed
They march, the legions of the Lord;
He is their Captain unafraid,
The Prince of Peace...Who brought a sword.

(via redneckchick)

Friday, May 27, 2011

sasha - i love you

anyone have advice on how to train a siberian husky???

ok... so we finally got another dog!
this lovely husky is not ours but zillions of people on YouTube have seen her saying "i love you!"

did you know siberian huskies don't bark? they howl!

the cutest thing!

(they also run and chase small animals, but that's another story!)

you know i have been "itchin for a pet..."

well we got one and her name is SASHA.

Monday, May 16, 2011

messy sheets


do you make your bed every day?

this one makes me want to crawl right on in + snuggle!
have a great monday everyone!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

cherry capital


oh yes... greetings!

so glad to be back! short of the plane crashing, my kids and i are back from the "cherry capital of the world!!!"

nightmare of a trip, but so glad to see my aunt.

my daughter will be doing the spring giveaway winner drawing tomorrow afternoon! better late than never! (beats sitting in the Chicago O'Hare Airport for 9 hours before the flight is eventually cancelled!)

Monday, April 11, 2011

spring giveaway

you still have over a week left to enter to win our "spring giveaway!"

click here to check it out!!!
best of luck!

(there are tons of ways to get extra entries too!!!)

Friday, April 8, 2011

no lo carb here

normally my "fun fridays" are about some sort of libation...

i am so in need of bread,
a vespa,
a flat tummy,
and this little boy!

thank you to dustjacket attic for this series of fabulous photos!

anyone been to Greece???
that is my dream.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

kate spade wedding + more

kate spade has a whole new line of wedding items...

go check it out!

and you all know how much i love my "nook!"
Kate Spade also sells covers for it!
this one is on 76% off sale today I notice!!

2011 spring giveaway early entries

Well, we have our first 5 entries into the 2011 Spring Giveaway!

Special thanks to;

Laura Lewis

(They receive an extra entry because they responded first.)

Don't forget to post on your blog or Twitter with a link back here about the contest for even more chances to win!

Click here to enter and for all the details.

Cloudy today. How about you all??
Still feeling Spring Like though!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

spring giveaway!

I am getting Spring Fever so bad!!!

It's making me feel like a giveaway is in order!

Here are some pics of the Martha Stewart: Crafts Storage Binder up for grabs!
(and yes, that is our first daffodil!!)

Here are the easy rules:

* Deadline is Tuesday, April 19, 2011.
* Leave a comment on this blog post for one entry.
(oh, and the first 5 comments get an extra entry for good measure!)
* Become a "Follower" here for another entry. (Let me know if you are already a Follower... that counts also!)
* Follow me on "Twitter" for even another entry! (Again, let me know if you already Follow me there, and that counts...)
* Create a post on your blog (or mention the contest on Twitter) with a link to the contest for TWO EXTRA ENTRIES EACH!
* Be sure I have your email address or a way in which to contact you if you are the lucky winner!!!

As in the past, my lovely daughter will pull the name out of a bowl! (don't tell my son, he may get jealous...)

The winner will be announced on My Island Wedding with a link to their site on April 20, 2011.

Good luck all! Pass it on!
+ Happy Spring!

Storage Binder Prize Details:
Secure 6-ring design;
Durable plastic construction;
Size: 7.5in W x 1.5in D x 9.5in H:
Organizes Martha Stewart Crafts TM recipe cards and instructional sheets;
Also includes a graph-lined sketchbook.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

book club

just joined my first book club!
this is what we are reading now...
i am about a quarter of the way thru it.
fun so far!!!

anyone read it yet??

Monday, April 4, 2011

countdown to june 24, 2011


this is making me so happy on a monday...

pink + green are my favorite colors nowadays!
go check them out! a real wedding blog!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

elizabeth taylor

tonight i cannot think of a more beautiful image on a beach...

we shall miss her.


this is your life

via here

Monday, March 21, 2011

vintage inspiration

i just came across this inspiration board contest! (reminded me i have to get back on track with my last one, but i will worry about that another time!)

some of the coolest wedding folks have entered!!

go check it out...

(this image is from "spun sugar suite."

Thursday, March 17, 2011

green beer



Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone!
(Would you rather have this fantastic bouquet
or a green beer??)

They both look yummy!

Remember... please be responsible...
Love you,

MIW 2nd Inspiration Board Contest Winner

MIW 2nd Inspiration Board Contest Winner
Iced Tangerine

Our First Inspiration Board Winner!!!

Our First Inspiration Board Winner!!!
by Brenda's Wedding Blog

My Island Wedding Inspiration Board

My Island Wedding Inspiration Board
by The Perfect Palette

Another Inspiration Board for MIW

Another Inspiration Board for MIW
by grey likes weddings

to me for my 40th

to me for my 40th
by birthday girl