Going to the Ocean is one of my favorite things to do…
and it had been three long years since we last visited.
It was long over due. The beach was calling.
Long daily walks on the beach, soaking up the sun, ocean breezes, good food, reading and relaxing.
It was hard to come back. I needed another week. (I need another week!)
During our week there, we allowed our teen-age son to visit and stay with his best friend who lives
an hour away from where we were staying. Giving him those few days to re-connect also gave
my husband and I a few days to re-connect as well.
After we picked him up we headed to Charleston for the day.
Charleston is one of the most beautiful and one my all time favorite cities.
Charleston is steeped in history and gorgeous homes.
I enjoy walking along the harbor, taking pictures and checking out the architecture.
Another favorite is visiting the Market Place where I am always fascinated by the Sweetgrass Baskets,
a true Charleston tradition. (I’ve invested in a few baskets over the years.)
The baskets may seem a little pricey, but, when you consider the tedious hours of labor that goes into
each one, they’re probably underpriced.
Luckily, we had a few more beautiful days of sunshine together before heading home.
It’s never enough time for me.
(If you’d like you can read last year’s post about not going to the beach here.)
I created my beach layout using Paper House Productions
At the Beach Paper Crafting Kit and the New Beach Mixed Card Pack.
I layered three different patterned papers to mimic the color of the water on the horizon line
and the feel of the sandy beach.
I love the New Beach Mixed Cards, the pack comes with a variety of pictures, overlays and frames.
(I added thin 3-D foam mounting squares to the back of the frame before attaching it to the picture.)
The Myrtle Beach Sticker (for decorating your phone) was found at a local beach shop.
Here is a list of the Paper House Productions products used:
- P-2029 Beach Tags 12″ Double Sided Scrapbook Paper (weathered wood side)
- P-2028 Boat on the Beach 12″ Double Sided Scrapbook Paper (design pattern side)
- P-2026 Seashore 12″ Double Sided Scrapbook Paper
- DCC-0006 Beach Mixed Card Pack
- STCX-1005 At The Beach 12″ Cardstock Stickers
- STDC-0004 Beach Stickers
My beach layout was created for and sponsored by Paper House Productions.
2 thoughts on “I actually made it to the ocean this year.”
Great looking g page! Looks like a very relaxing trip
Thanks Mary, It was a good time.