Fun at the Beach

Since we have just returned from the beach, I don’t have any thrifty treasures to show you today. Actually we got back on Friday and even though it was raining here on Saturday a.m., I did get out and hit a few sales, but it was a bust. I didn’t find much of anything, so I should have stayed home. I’m starting to drag right now on getting out to the yardsales, so I’m going to wrap up the Thrifty Treasures party next weekend and we’ll resume again next Spring. I know many of you want to keep going with it, but I need a break! 🙂 So, come back next weekend for ONE MORE Thrifty Treasures party for this year. I promise, we’ll do it again in the spring! I’ve got lots going on in October (like that Holiday House I’m participating in)  and will need to slow it down anyway.

So, this week you get to see some beach pics from me.  I’ve got a TON of pics and will have to share them a little at a time over the next week.


This is the third time we’ve stayed at this particular condo complex (in case you want to check it out, Dunes of Seagrove)  in Seagrove, FL and even though it rained every other day, we still had some fun and relaxation.  With this view, how can you go wrong?  We have thoroughly enjoyed staying at these condos since they are tucked away from the main road and they are right on the beach.  And they are just down the road from Seaside.  It’s not as busy here as it is in Destin.  We also have our favorite restaurants which I’ll share in another post.   We’ve stayed in 2 different units here and most of them have a great view.

Truly, if you’ve never been to the Gulf in Florida, you are missing out!

The view from balcony.

We met up once again with our friends, Kat and George for a delish Italian dinner.  If you haven’t followed this story, Kat and I met through blogging back in 2007 and met up when we went to the beach that year and have been friends ever since.  We actually dog sat for their dog, Daisy, last year at their house and had a ball.  Kat and I just pick up like old friends when we get together.  Blogging truly has been a blessing.  I love all the friends I have made!  Kat wrote about our shopping trip (click that link) and I’ll get to that later too.  Their daughter is getting married in the spring on the beach, so Kat is really busy with planning that.


Sunset outside the condo.  I did manage to get one sunset photographed, in spite of the rain.


It’s magical this time of day.


Self-portrait on the beach.


Ahh, what a beautiful sunset.


Along with  some shrimp we bought for boiling, but this is the bluefish caught.  YUMMY!

So, that’s what I did this week.  I’ll share more from the trip later too.

What did YOU do?

Did you get out and about this weekend and find any treasures.  You know how it works.

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Todays Thrifty Treasures Participants

1. The Shabby Chic Cottage – Fall decorations
2. Amanda @ Serenity Now {New Pink Kicks and More!}
3. Olive Rue (Vintage Sewing Machine Drawers)
4. David Cassidy’s Garage Sale
5. sullivanandmurphy
6. Marla at Seven Palms
7. Michelle@SpendaBuckFarm
8. Nicole@BugaboosCreations ( Goodwill Finds )
9. Shanty2Chic~ Ashleys Vintage Barstool
10. linda @Nina’s Nest
11. Burlap Mecca@MurphyGraceHome
12. Marianne@songbirdisnesting
13. Jenny @ Kerr Family Blog
14. Merrie
15. Modern Country ~ Decorating with Heirlooms-WWII photos & postcards
16. Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking
17. Queen of Fifty Cents
18. Sarah @ PaperUmbrellasPlasticSwords
19. Karen (Fabric Magnetic Bulletin Boards 🙂
20. Rhonda @ Blue Creek Home
21. Kammy-Small Home in the Country
22. Alicia @ Titere con Bonete Drive by Yard Sale
23. A BEACH COTTAGE ~~ $5 Deck Chairs
24. Heidi – HEART AND HOME
25. Alicia @ Titere con Bonete, Thrift Store Treasures
26. Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State
27. starz@vintagedownunder
28. m – tales from an oc cottage
29. Arlene @ Fot the Love of It – Goodwill Transformations
30. Melanie@The Old White Cottage
31. Mary’s Meanderings Fall Basket- cute and Thrifty too!
32. Shanty2Chic~ Whitneys Fall Centerpiece
33. OnOurWayOnline –
34. Katillac Shack
35. Joan@anythinggoeshere~ Estate Sale Treasures
36. MelanieElissa
37. Brittany
38. Jane@Frugal Fine Living
39. Frugality In The Making
40. Ms. Sharlotte’s…Southern Reflections
41. Sherri at Design to Shine
42. Jo
43. Leanne@Organize&Decorate Everything
44. Leslie@butterfly cottage
45. Terry @ Cherished Treasures/Halloween Light Makeover
46. Toni @TheDIYninja $200 folding “Hobby Table” for $12!
47. Nori@love-2-create (Finds & Green Option for Grocery Bags)
48. Cheri-Toddler bolero jacket knock off
49. deb @ Dragonfly Treasure
50. Michelles Cozy Cottage
51. Anna@Kiwi in Texas (yard sale finds)
52. gail MRL my favorite place for bargains
53. Beth @ Soanywaytoday(dollhouse bookcase and shutters)
54. Roeshel – 2 Dear Desks
55. Cindy@Fairy Tale Cottage
56. Brenda@Dragonsflys and Stars
57. Random Anny
58. Heidi@TheCraftMonkey
59. Claudia@DipityRoad(Autumn Wreath)
60. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
61. Jane @ Mamie Jane’s
62. Shery
63. Shery 2
64. Shirleys World
65. Rita @ Goodwill Haunting
66. Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage
67. Renee @ Cottage Lifestyle
68. Gail – Head Board Becomes House-number Sign
69. Alison ~ Vintage Amethyst
70. Sweet Willow Cottage – Trash to Treasure
71. Kelli@JOY(This and That)
72. Joy Beadworks: Terrarium with Moss and Ferns
73. Laura @ The Shabby Rabbit
74. Mama Byrd – The Byrd’s nest
75. Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm (Junk Bonanza)
76. Vanessa@Life at our House (rug for a steal!)
77. Black eyed Susan’s kitchen
78. crazysuburbanmom -holds memories like tea
79. Pammie Jo
80. gina@the tickle pink thrift
81. Jessica @ This Blessed Life (Flea Market Steal))
83. THE GAINES GANG {Halloween the Goodwill Way!}
84. DIY Newlyweds – Tables & Bikes
85. Cara@HomespunKitchen(repainted finds)
86. Reid -a fellow GRITS
87. Sisters Christina & Victoria Ironstone & glassware
88. Audra@Frugal Missus
89. Cathy @ Then There Were Eight
90. Thrifty Finds On Fairview Ave
91. Carrie – Oak Rise Cottage
92. Caro’s Thrifty Adventures- What 15$ Can Buy!
93. Pat @ junkblossoms
94. Elizabeth@SouthernWhimsicalGrace-$5 Chair
95. starz@vintagedownunder
96. Monkey Girl @ Monkey Hill
97. Jennifer
98. Heather@Happy Chippy Junk
99. Heather@Happy Chippy Junk
100. Simply Cherished

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  1. What a beautiful part of Florida! Hope you enjoyed your vacation…regardless.

  2. Red Fish, Blue Fish, by Dr. Seuss

  3. I loooovvveee that photo of the sunset with all of the random patterns in the sand created by the fencing. Love! Looks like a good time was had by all. 🙂

  4. It is a small world we live in. Kat and George are the parents of one of my best guy friends that I graduated highschool with. How fun that you have made such great friendships through blogging.


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