Warm weather (and Spring Break) came just in time for a weekend trip to southern California with some friends.
I. Love. The. Beach. I've needed a beach vacation for about 5 years and I finally got it! The water was too cold for me to get in, but I LOVED walking up and down the shore picking up shells and checking out their designs and colors.
(I haven't changed much since I was a kid.)
All of the shells I collected inspired some new projects...did somebody say mosaics? Get excited! :)
I was born and raised in the desert,
so any time I am able to visit the ocean, I feel spoiled.
I played the tourist role well though and snapped lots of pictures...of sea shells.
I told you I needed a vacation. :) But I love the "little things" in life.
This shell had a hitchhiker that caught me by surprise.
I filled up a bag of shells, but this one got to stay! Yuck! :)
I hated to say goodbye to the warm sand, but when we were done, we got to go shopping. And guess what I found!
Not just a Dollar Store, but the Viva Bargain Center! Long live bargains! :)
It wasn't the best one ever, but it did the trick and I got my crafting/bargain fix and some super cute vases I'm going to turn into "milk glass".
Overall, it was such a fun weekend-one I should have taken a long time ago. It's always good to take a break from life and come back with inspiration to make the world cuter!