Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Visiting Huntington Beach

Waiting for more waves to come

One of the more memorable and best days of our crazy California vacation was our day at Huntington Beach. After checking into our hotel, we decided to go do some sightseeing since this was one of our only free days with no prior plans already made. Andrew was pretty set on going to the beach, so he basically set himself to drive west until we hit the ocean. It would have worked well enough if California's roads were on a grid system like we're used to. Since it isn't, we ultimately turned to Google to search for a beach and found Huntington Beach not too far from where we had driven to.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Rockport State Park: Sun, Water, and Sand

The beach and reservoir only minutes away from our campsite

This year hasn't been as jam packed with camping trips as last year, but we still managed to squeeze in one more tent camping trip with the Rowleys and Sabins in between everything else we had going on during the summer. This time, we went to Rockport State Park which is about 30 minutes northeast of Park City, Utah. Our campsites were at Cedar Point which gave us direct access to a semi-private beach which was perfect for the kids to dig in the sand and play in the water all day long.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Easy Decor: A Fabric Garland For Any Occasion

An easy project suitable for any space

I originally made this fabric garland to use with my IsaJay display, but I will definitely be making more for different spaces and occasions. I'm already envisioning a Halloween one and one for Isabelle's room. This is a great DIY because there really is no wrong way of doing it and you can easily customize it to fit the look you want. This is also an excellent fabric stash buster because you can use any leftover fabric you have laying around. Coincidentally, the knot used here is the exact same knot I use to make tutus which means this tutorial could easily translate to making tulle tutus or fabric rag tutus. Both of which are extremely easy to make and the only real difference is that you would use elastic or ribbon instead of string for the waistband.