Sunday, May 24, 2015

Driftwood, Seashells and Roses

Good morning ! How has your week/ weekend been? With Summer vacation officially started, it's been much slower around here. On Wednesday it was very exciting to see Katelyn graduate from 6th grade. We celebrated by sharing a Hot Fudge sundae, and giggled over the things that went on over her last couple days of school. It's a rare thing to be able to spend time with my children one on one; time which both of us truly enjoyed.

Katelyn with one of her teachers
The last couple of days have been very restful and relaxing. While the kids have been swimming in the pool, I've been flipping through magazines, I've been wanting to read, but only get a quick minute or two, and I don't really like skimming articles. Here is what I have been dreaming about.
1. We are planning several trips, not sure which ones will actually happen. The first place is to Corona del Mar in Orange County. It's been too long, since I visited Sherman Gardens there.
On a trip almost 10 years ago, I drove along Pacific Coast Highway to San Diego, and I remember all the gorgeous beaches we passed. Just looking for new places to explore, rather than our usual trip to the beach.
2. With the children getting a little older now, I've been wanting to hike up in Sedona. One of the hiking trails, that looks like the perfect one, is West Fork at Oak Creek Canyon. It's said to be one of the most picturesque for every season. How beautiful it would be in the Fall?! In the Summer, this looks like it would be nice and cool, with refreshing water and tons of shade.
3. Bright cheery Summer colors. I've been looking at my blog, and knowing I need to update the header, and give it more of a Summer Look, or maybe add a few colorful touches here and there.
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4. Driftwood and Seashells- go together like Roses and Peonies. Summertime for me means, it's time to head to the beach. It doesn't matter if I live in a desert that has plenty of sand, I want to feel the ocean breeze, smell the salt air, and listen to the waves as they crash upon the sand.
5. Roses- Is it sad, that I miss my rose bushes more, at the old house, rather than the kitchen!
Another side trip in California would also include a trip to Roger's Gardens. I've been dreaming of their roses, and it's been over 20 years since I was last there.
I am looking for a deep pink, very fragrant rose, and this one looks perfect to me!


Hope you all have a relaxing Memorial Weekend!
Until next time!!
xo Christine

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  1. Hi Christine, I am loving the bedroom colors they are so fun, your idea of a trip to Sedona to hike, sounds like a photo shoot and lots of fun to share!!!
    No matter where you go it will surely be fun!!

    Thanks for sharing your post on our WW and for Co-Hosting with us!!
    Have a great week!

  2. Thank you for joining our Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday Link Party.. I absolutely love the photographs and how beautiful is the Sherman Gardens? Thank you for sharing! Have a great day, co-host Evija @Fromevijawithlove

  3. Beautiful photography! Love how colorful the images are. Thank you for sharing on WW @ Oh My Heartsie Girl.
    Sarah-Ann @ Living Intentionally Simple