Tuesday, June 12, 2012

It's Such a Perfect Day

I'm Glad I Spent it At The Beach...

Ok a little deviation from the classic Lou Reed song, but I couldn't help myself.

A perfect day down the shore...

Plus an early morning {sweaty} run in the humidity of course, and a meal that involves a bib (crab fest anyone?) ohhhh...and a little flip cup.

Can't wait - August 2012, Sea Isle City, NJ!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Just in Case

Oh hey there.  Just in case you decided to pop by today, you're in luck - I'm blogging :)

It's Friday, 3:30 p.m. And I'm justifying a quick break from my "real job" after a putting in a {nearly} full week of work, and blogging a short and sweet post... inspired by Chloe. (Thanks girl ;)

 These completely by-the-sea inspired phone cases can be found on Society6.com.

iphone case

iphone case

I particularly heart this one, with the anchor. Anchors are so symbolic. It's the one thing I feel inspired to turn into a future tattoo.  (We'll see..... :) Everyone has one - I have a few actually, some of my 'anchors' live outside of myself, but I know I can always count on them to be there, to settle me, to ground me.  But I also have my anchors within my own self, within my own heart, so that I know peace is always there when I need it.  Do you know where your anchors are?  If not, FIND THEM. :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

It's a Nice Day for a Beach Wedding

Hi friends! For a while now I've been wanting to post pics from the beautiful beach wedding I attended down in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.  Here are a few - though the photos really don't do it justice.  You'll just have to take a trip down to Playa to find out for yourself.    

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Hi dedicated krissea readers. Thanks for hanging in there during my hiatus.  Though with fresh inspiration as a result of the new look, courtesy of Hello There, Design you can expect more posts in the coming weeks. 

These watercolors, by Longstreet Collection, can be purchased on deal from One Kings Lane today only. Check them out. (I would recommend them for the kids room at the beach house, of course.)





Tuesday morning I head to Connecticut. A work trip though, no New England beach time for this girl.  I love this time of year in Durango, so I'll be anxious to return for a fun Memorial Day Weekend that will include riding my bicycle to Silverton.  

Have a great Sunday Funday!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Inspiration: words & water.




Happy Humpday!

Friday, May 4, 2012

The Sea is Calling

by Fresh Words Market
on One Kings Lane .com

Down in Mexico, while on vacation, there was time for reflection. There was time for stillness.  There was time to put space in between *thoughts* and *feelings* and *actions*.  

Not that it's impossible to do that in "real" life, it just takes a little more effort.  There is the same amount of time in Mexico as there is in the states, and I get to choose how I spend it whether I'm here or there. 

Does how you are choosing to spend your time reflect what you most deeply value?

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Mahekal, Mucho Gusto!

Last weekend was a once in a lifetime girls' vacay to Playa del Carmen, Mexico.  Soft, white, sandy beaches. Ocean the color of bright crisp clear turquoise.  And avocados so fresh they melted in my mouth and I could've eaten them like apples. 

More to come!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Off to Mexico!

Monday, April 23, 2012

It's the Little Things

I can't help but slow down whenever I pass by a jewelry store, taking in the pretty, often extravagant window display. Despite the fact that my daily jewelry is 99.9% consistent - simple pearl or small diamond studs, one simple gold ring on my right ring finger, and a delicate gold watch. Classic. Simple. That's me!  Every now and then I'll either receive a new piece of jewelry as a gift, or buy something special for myself, but I always default back to my favorites.

It's no surprise that Etsy has some options for beachy jewelry just in case you're fancy.

Personalized Coral Necklace 
from Made by Sam

Silver Starfish Necklace
by TKI Design

Anchor Charm
from Late Night Alumni

But the 'little things' aren't just about cute charms or a gold necklace to dress up your wardrobe.  This week I'm making the intention to show up for the little things in my day.  The shape of the clouds in the sky.  The smell of my coffee before I take a sip.  Spending a few minutes to chat with the neighbor about their day. Connection. Mindfulness. Love.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Summa Time

After a hundred years   4 months of winter and hibernation its time to shed the heavy denim & cords, clunky boots, & chunky sweaters, and break out the light airy pretty dresses that remind me why I love being a girl.  And these dresses from Target are a bargain to boot.

Mossimo V-neck Skater Dress

Merona Ruffle Sleeve Dress

Liz Lange Maternity Ruffled Knit Dress
(Yes I did actually try this on last time I was at Target - No, I'm not pregnant!)

Have you seen good bargains anywhere for cute summer dresses? 

Today looks like an early morning meditation sesh, a late morning bike ride, some yard work, and a bbq. Gotta love summertime. Have a great Sunday Funday!